Monday Morning Memo

March 20, 2016

Happy Monday!

Over the weekend, I got a chance to travel with Mrs. Cappelli, Mrs. Edmonds, Ms. Gielda, Mrs. Underwood, and other colleagues within the district to take in a day of literacy workshops at Columbia University's Teachers' College. Although it is no secret, I may not have vocalized with everyone that my hope is for us to build a culture of literacy at the middle school. You may ask what does that mean or what does that look like? We are currently starting to define what that may look like for us but it is true that whatever we place value in, the students will also. We already focus largely on behavior and culture, but ultimately what will help them meet success, is if they are literate. To have literate students or students growing in their capacity to be literate, means that they have the ability to grapple with any text no matter the content. I am sharing this information so that we as a staff have a lens in which to view our work and the initiatives we look to embrace.

Agenda for the Week:

  • Monday, March 21, 2016: Monday Professional Development Meeting at 3:00PM. This will be a book study meeting.

  • Tuesday, March 22, 2016: 5th Grade Trip

  • Wednesday, March 23, 2016: 5th Grade Trip

  • Thursday, March 24, 2016: You made it! The last day before Spring Break!

We will be showing Bridge to Terabithia for 7th and 8th right after announcements in the classrooms. Specials and Cycle Teachers will report to the 1st period classes to provide coverage during 2nd period. A schedule for where all the 2nd period teachers will report will go out this week.

5th and 6th graders will watch in their 5th period classes and then the Specials and Cycle Teachers will report to those classrooms at the start of 6th period to finish the movie. The movie should only go about 15 minutes into 6th period and around 35 minutes in 2nd period. Copies will be placed in the 7th and 8th grade homeroom teachers mailboxes Wednesday night and 5th and 6th grade teachers will have them in their mailboxes by 11:00AM.

  • March Birthdays will be celebrated at 2:20PM on Thursday afternoon in the cafeteria .

Let's Make it a Great Week!

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Lindenwold Middle School is located in Camden County. We serve grades 5-8 with approximately 745 beautifully diverse students. There are over 100 intelligent, vibrant, and enthusiastic adults who serve our community.