November 13th, 2105
Yes, It's Friday the 13th
The superstition surrounding this day may have arisen in the Middle Ages, and the last supper in which there were 13 individuals present on the 13th of Nisan ( our Maundy Thursday) , the night before Good Friday. While there is evidence of both Friday. and the number 13 being considered unlucky, there is no record of the two items being referred to as especially unlucky in conjunction before the 19th century.
So if you are superstitious, this may not be your day, but know you are not alone in your fears!
Parent Teacher Conferences
Thank you to all of you for your comprehensive preparations for Parent-Teacher Conferences. I know how much time and organization you spend so that families are aware of the growth that their child has made for the trimester of our school year. We know that families are very appreciative of the time you take to review STAR, PALS, and DRA2 so they are able to understand them. Your suggestions on ways they can help support learning at home make a difference. It is also very helpful to listen to the challenges families may face with their son or daughter in their homes so that we can be more supportive at school. Working together with the parents on problem solving through situations, happened in several of the conferences that I sat in on, so again thank you!
Insurance meetings at ELC
OASYS/My Learning Plan
American Education Week
American Education Week is from November 16-20, 2015. It is this week that all across the country, everyone gets an opportunity to celebrate Free Appropriate Public Education ( FAPE)
being available for all students. It is a week for the entire country to honor individuals like all of you, who are making a difference each and every day. It is a week for us to all celebrate the most honorable profession that there is on the earth and to thank all of you for your hard work and dedication to the children and families we serve daily. I personally want to thank everyone at ELC, all educators, support staff, maintenance staff, therapists for all that you do for our students.
My Out of Building Times for Next Week
Tuesday, November 17th: 9:00 Admin meeting; 1:30 IEP at BAMS
Wednesday, November 18th: 8:30 BCT at BAMS
Thursday, November 19th: 7;00 4k Staff meeting; 3:00 LFI Meeting at MPTC
Friday, November 20th: 7:45 FLC Spec. Ed. Dept. Meeting;