August 1-11, 2017
Welcome into 2017-18! A Year to Shine!
It's almost time to come back and make a difference by changing the lives of the 575 students we serve. Since our campus has made great strides in transitioning to having students and teachers use 21st century technology devices and apps, I thought I would lead by example by making our newsletters digital, the family newsletter as well as the weekly staff newsletter.
During your time away from Standard Elementary, I hope you have had a chance to rejuvenate and become inspired about the amazing work you do as educators. This is probably one of the best summers I have had in several years. Spending time with my family at Lake Tahoe and at home has certainly centered me on the Covey habit of "Put First Things First" and "Sharpen the Saw". I was devouring books, both fiction and nonfiction. I especially liked "Lead Like a Pirate" which encouraged me to start a voluntary Book Study on "Teach Like a Pirate" this fall. We will continue to deepen our understanding of the curriculum, good pedagogy, best instructional strategies, and making Standard Elementary the school we are so proud of. I am inspired by our staff and students, and am looking forward to a fantastic year! A year to shine!
Welcome New Stars!
Please extend an “All-Star” welcome to new staff joining the Standard Elementary School family,
Jamie Garner, Preschool (room 28) from Beardsley
Megan LaVoy, Preschool (room 28) from Beardsley
Katie Killebrew, Preschool Speech (room 30) from Beardsley
Amanda Mata, School Psychologist (office) from Bakersfield City Schools
Michael LaFave, RSP (room 11) first year
What's Happening Before School Starts
Wednesday 3rd: Secretary Meeting @ ESC
Friday 4th: Admin/Psych CPI refresher training
Monday 7th: Office Open for New Enrollments
Wednesday 9th: New Teacher/Staff orientation at ESC 8-12, 1-3 Meet with Principal
Thursday 10th: Paid In-Service Day (optional)
Friday 11th: Teachers on Duty
- All Teacher Breakfast and 1st Staff Meeting 8am-10:30am cafeteria
- Bring a item or wear something that you can share which represents your summer!
- We will spend our time reviewing changes, creating committees, and discussing our big priorities this year.
- Following the breakfast and meeting, you will have time to work with your grade levels and your rooms.
We did school, you can too!
Success starts here!
Our students can and should dream big!
Take the online training for Mandated Reporting & Blood-born Pathogens by Friday 8/18.
Join CUE (Computer Using Educators) in Kern County (KernCUE affiliate) for FREE until March 2018!! Get involved and connect with local "Techie" educators.