The Wolf Tales

Tallwood Elementary School Staff Newsletter

Week of September 19

Monday, September 19


Tuesday, September 20

Fifth Grade gifted screening


Wednesday, September 21


Thursday, September 22



Friday, September 23

FOOTBALL and FRUITWATER FRIDAY!

Thanks for all you do!

A huge thank you to Rachel and Geri! They worked so hard on fixing my wonky Promethean board. I don't know what I would do without you two! Thank you so much for your persistence! EMerce

Kudos to Emilie Newbern and Danielle Phelan for taking the time to meet with me after school to dive into the LA curriculum and understand the components and various documents provided. Welcome to Tallwood, ladies! Karen Kass



Louise Rymer-She has been so helpful and proactive with all of the transportation, instructional support, and paper work for our kinderpups!

Sharon-thank you for helping with our schedule!

Merce- Thank you for being a teammate, teamwork makes the dreamwork! ~Cleghorn




I’d like to give Kudos to Tammy Schubart for being such a big support with helping me go on home visits and collaborating with a family. I’d like to thank the office staff for always being so helpful when I’m on the go and always being so flexible with helping me get what I need. I’d like to thank Mr. French and Mrs. Haws for their united support with some difficult situations! YOU ALL ROCK! Molly Swan


KUDOS to Tammy for her diligence in helping a student come to school and hopefully arrive on time!

KUDOS to Keisha for copying and organizing data for this week's collaborations.

KUDOS to Jackie for providing a daily morning intervention for one of our friends to make sure he starts his day off on the right track. It takes a village Jen Haws



Thank you Mrs. Dykes for the yummy banana nut muffins.

Thank you Mrs. French for the delectable chocolate caramel treat.

Thank you Mrs. Edwards for the scrumptious pumpkin doughnuts. Pam Jones


Thank you Rachel for all your help with the new security system! Vickie Storm


Thanks to Jen Haws and Keisha O'Neal for all the hard work preparing our data for our first week collaborations. DF


Thank you to Molly Swan for her diligence and commitment to the students at Tallwood.

Thank you to the office staff and to Vicki Storm for always smiling no matter the situation and for making me laugh.

Tallwood is a great place to be! Tammy Schubart


Rachel- helping to unlock student labtops

Geri helping my firsties with logging in.

Tammy- assisting with students that need you and advice with working with parents. Amanda Agreste

Important Dates and Events for September/October


September 15- OPEN HOUSE

Session 1- 5:30-6:30

Session 2- 7:00-8:00

September 20- First Grade Gifted Screening

September 26- John B. Dey ES Learning Walks at Tallwood

September 27- John B. Dey ES Learning Walks at Tallwood

Sept. 29- SCA Elections, John. B Dey ES Learning Walks at Tallwood

Sept. 29- PreciouStatus training in Learning Commons 3:15-3:45

Sept. 30- SCA Elections, John. B Dey ES Learning Walks at Tallwood


October is Disability Awareness Month

October 3- Science Techbook REP meet with grade levels during PE

October 4- Fall School Pictures

October 8- PTA Fall Festival

October 10- Professional Learning Day for Teachers- No school for students

October 11- Progress Reports Issued

October 17- Achieve 3000 rep meet with 3-5 during PE

October 18- Make up Student Pictures

October 19- Anchor School Meeting

October 21- Student of the Month and Terrific Timberwolves

October 24- Adjusted Dismissal for students

October 25- FIrst Grade Gifted Screening

October 26- First Quarter PIRATE DAY

October 28- SCA Book Character Dance

September Birthdays!


16-Karen Kaas

18-Molly Swan

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Homeless Man Plays Piano Beautifully (Sarasota, FL) (ORIGINAL)

10 Signs Twitter PD Might Not Be Your Thing

  1. You don’t understand Twitter and aren’t willing to learn.

  2. You don’t need any more personal or professional support. You have all the friends you’ll ever need.

  3. You have perfected your craft. Every kid is learning every day. You have no room for improvement.

  4. You’ve never had a good idea someone else might benefit from.

  5. You’re not interested in your voice being part of a larger conversation on education.

  6. You only collaborate with colleagues in your school because they have cornered the market on how to teach well.

  7. You don’t have time to do something that could be a game-changer for you and your students.

  8. You’re afraid you might change your mind about something. You hold on to your beliefs about kids and learning like a security blanket. You wouldn’t want that disturbed. What if your flawed assumptions were challenged and didn’t hold up under scrutiny. Ouch!

  9. You can’t believe amazing professional learning could be free and convenient and totally self-directed. But it is!

  10. You’re so passionate about education and kids, you are afraid you will get addicted and have to go to therapy (warning: this could happen).

    @DavidGeurin THANKS ROFO ES

What’s Stopping You From Achieving Your Goals?

We Have to Change the Way We Teach

If you don’t think kids are different today, read these items from the Beloit College Mindset List for 2020. For students who are entering college this fall the following statements have always been true:

  1. eBay has always been a shopping option.

  2. Vladimir Putin has always been calling the shots in the Kremlin.

  3. Cloning has always been a mundane laboratory procedure.

  4. Serena Williams has always been winning Grand Slam singles titles.

  5. SpongeBob SquarePants has always lived at Bikini Bottom.

  6. They have never had to watch or listen to programs at a scheduled time.

  7. If you want to reach these kids, you better send them a text as they’ll probably ignore your email.

  8. They disagree with their parents as to which was the “first” Star Wars episode.

  9. NFL coaches have always had the opportunity to throw a red flag to question the ref.

  10. Bluetooth has always been keeping us wirelessly synchronized.

  11. Snowboarding has always been an Olympic sport.

  12. They have never seen billboard ads for cigarettes.

Thanks ROFO ES

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