March 18, 2016


  • Unplug all electronics before leaving. (Candle warmers should never be left on overnight.)
  • Clean all food items out of the refrigerator and cabinets before leaving. We do not want any uninvited guests in the building.
  • Have your classroom clean and organized for a fresh start upon your return!


Monday March 21st is WDSD. The 21st day of March was chosen as it symbolizes the third copy of the 21st chromosome. I encourage everyone to help us celebrate by wearing blue and yellow (Ds colors) and/or by wearing crazy socks. The wearing of the crazy socks represents celebrating and accepting everyone's differences and uniqueness.



The Hope Street Group (HSG), in partnership with the TDOE, SCORE, and TEA, supports fellowships nationwide designed to seek teacher input on current educational initiatives. This year, three CMCSS teachers – Marc Walls – Northeast High Teacher, Mark Banasiak – Teacher, Sango Elementary, and Nioka Lavigne – Teacher, Barkers Mill Elementary – have served as HSG Fellows.
The HSG Tennessee State Teacher Fellows kicked off their spring data collection last week to collect teacher feedback on the impact of RTI2 implementation and the need to improve interventions overall. In support of this, teachers are invited to complete a brief confidential survey that will inform the work of Tennessee’s HSG fellows in providing recommendations to the state regarding Response to Intervention Instruction.

I am sharing the link below with teachers and invite you to complete this confidential survey regarding RTI implementation. Participation is voluntary, however, it does provide a wonderful opportunity for teacher’s voices to be heard by key policy makers. This survey is open until Sunday, March 13th.


Late Bus Duty: 5th Grade
21 BL
  • TNReady ELA Part 2 Testing
  • 8:30-10:00 3rd and 5th Grades
  • 10:00-11:30 4th Grade
22 BC
  • RTI DATA CHATS in Media Center
  • 4th Grade: 7:45-9:45
  • 5th: 10:00-12:00
  • 1st: 12:15-2:15
23 BO
  • RTI DATA CHATS in Media Center
  • 2nd: 8:30-10:30
  • 3rd: 10:45-12:45
  • K: 1:00-3:00
24 BN
  • PD Meeting begins at 7:15 in MC
25 No School: Good Friday!
March 28-April 1

April 7
Literacy and Fine Arts Night: Dress will be formal (or professional best at a minimum)
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Hometown: Clarksville, Tn

Family: Travis, Addison(9), Ava Claire (4)

1. If you could live anywhere, where would it be? FL

2. What is your biggest fear? Heights

3. What is your favorite family vacation? Going to the beach

5. What really makes you angry? When you hold the door for someone and they don’t say thank you! LOL!

7. What is your proudest accomplishment? My kids

9. If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be? A day at the beach!

10. What is your favorite game or sport to watch and play? Watch/Basketball, Play/Softball

11. What would you sing at Karaoke night? I love Rock N’Roll

37. Is there anything specific you would like everyone to know about you? I met my husband

on the APSU baseball field. Then I followed him once he was drafted and watched him play in the Tampa Bay Devil Rays Organization!! (see picture)