Panther Updates

News, Resources and Learning for Panther Staff, 4/17/17

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News of Note

Floor Waxing and Carpet Cleaning: Please alert us of any support needs following the floor waxing and carpet cleaning. The cleaning company's goal was to clean both floors and carpets. They assured us that IF they didn't finish carpets that they would be back this weekend to finish this. Email if you have questions.

Supervision: Be sure to monitor your classes on the playground and other transition times. Be pro-active. For example, if a teacher assistant mentions that your class is not acting appropriately at lunch, research the problem. Eat with the class, observe them from a private location, ask students to tell you of any issues. Avoid whole class consequences unless warranted. Let administrators know if we can be of help.

Data Collection Form and End of Year PDPs: Please complete the Data Collection Form sent out in an email this week, and email to by the following dates: Beginning Teachers: Monday, April 10, 2017, Continuing Teachers: Monday, May 1, 2017. IF you have not completed your mid-year PDP, please do so as soon as possible. Teachers should now begin entering information for the end of year PDP so that during the end of year conference both the summary evaluation and the end of year PDP can be completed. If you have questions, please email Mr. Biles or Ms. Fricke.


Updates--NC Budget and HB 13

Please familiarize yourself with the recently proposed Wake County Public School System Budget and Superintendent Jim Merrill’s letter that explains it.

Also of importance is to become familiar the House Bill 13 and its potential affects on the students and staffing of schools in North Carolina, including Pleasant Union. President Rick Childs has posted on the PTA Facebook page a helpful article that explains the bill. He has also posted two videos that explain the potential affects to our students. If you have further questions please contact PTA President Rick Childs or Principal Kevin Biles


Track 4 and 3 out duties for the weeks of: 4/17-4/21

As Track 4 out transitions to Track 3 out there may need to be some changes.

AM Hallway- Andrews/Whitley/Barber-Please work together to provide one from your team.

AM Carpool- Garrett (Put out cones to block carpool through-lane at 8:45)
AM Breakfast- Crum
AM Bus- Fitzgerald (Write down bus arrival times)
Lunch- Fitzgerald, Specialists (Monday- Stern, Tuesday- Roberts, Wednesday- Hopper, Thursday- Freer, Friday- Stern) Crum Wilburn, McEwen, Brown, Bednar
PM Hallway-Fry (corral bus students and supervise)
PM Carpool- Stern, McEwen, Bednar, Hopper/Cooper (Stern- Call car numbers beginning at 3:40 PM, McEwen and Bednar in the cafeteria, Hopper outside with students/safety patrol.) If Hopper is out, Bednar please change places with the art substitute. If Stern is out, Hopper please call car numbers and Cooper please cover carpool outside. (Bednar- Please get the speaker out of the office conference room to set up in the cafeteria.)
PM Bus- 4/17-4/21 Lamanna