Mitchem's Memo


Welcome Back!

I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday with family and friends. I am still adjusting to the gift of having a whole week of for the Thanksgiving holiday, but I do enjoy it!

The three weeks leading to the winter break can be challenging so be ready! The mid-year locals window opened on December 1 and will be open until January 14. Grades 3-5 all have access points in their rooms and I encourage them to take the test with Chromebooks. Be sure to communicate your plans to use the Chromebooks during the window. I encourage everyone else to use the computer lab as the primary location for testing. You should have received testing directions from Lindsey Lillig.

The Edison Band and Orchestra will be performing at Lincoln on December 11th at 1:00 PM for grades 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classes. Afternoon PE classes will be in an alternate location and will be communicated when that is determined.

As schedules change during these busy holiday times, be sure to let specialists and support staff know if they will not be going with them. This will save valuable time and is respectful of everyone's time.

I have been reading a number of the responses from the children that answers the prompt "What does the holiday season mean to you?" It is a reminder of how thoughtful and kind the children are. Please turn in your responses to the front office this week. I will select a few of the responses and read them at the Holiday Program.

Important Dates to Note:

I have been working closely with the PTA Cultural Arts chairpersons to identify high quality assemblies for the 2nd half of the school year. Here are the assemblies and dates that were selected:

American Eagle Productions-February 18

-K, 1, 2 show at 1:15 PM

-3, 4, 5 show at 2:15 PM

The Rope Warrior-May 25

This is a combination of rope jumping, dance and rhythmic gymnastics and is a celebration of creativity, self-expression and perseverance.

-Show times are the same as above

Thank you

-To those who attended the Community Engagement Event on Wednesday at Hubble.

-Again, to EL team for the behind the scenes work to prepare for ACCESS testing.

-To Jenny for the wonderful job delivering the Erin's Law presentations. And to Brandie and Ryan for supporting Jenny during the presentations.

What's ahead?

12/8-Elem Admin Meeting

12/8-Canned Food Drive

12/8-Dine Out at Chipotle

12/11-Edison Band Concert

12/11-Staff Holiday Party at Arrowhead

12/15-Holiday Program

Duties for the week:

Team: Crimson Tide

1st Grade Door-Tracie Sklenicka

K Playground-Virginia Lee

South Playground-Sandy Clapp and Sarah Sheldon

5th Grade Door-Brandie Goodman

After School Car and Lounge Duty-Ellen Therens

Quote of the week

"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible!"

~Audrey Hepburn

December Birthday's

Sarah Sheldon-14th

Tonya Saporito-17th

Jeanne Johannesen-28th