Monday Memo

February 15-19, 2016

Welcome Back

I hope you were all able to spend a relaxing three day weekend recharging for our short week ahead. The unexpected snow didn't last long, hopefully that groundhog prediction will show up soon!

We wanted to thank everyone again for the incredibly hard work you did on Friday. We were truly amazed at all you were able to accomplish in one short day. We have a lot of momentum going and we're going to keep working on this project in the upcoming weeks.


Thank you to everyone that brought in the fantastic food on Friday. It was wonderful to be able to spend some extended time talking over great food and company.

Thank you to all staff present at PD on Friday. You are all truly amazing and are leading the way to a great year!

Thank you to those that stayed for interviews last week. We made some great decisions and will be announcing our new Wildcats soon!

Thank you to Jen Hecktor for all the support and help with books, PD, and interviews. She jumps in when and wherever needed.

Thank you to the custodial staff for helping with clean up after the last party day of the year.

Thank you to Aimee N. and Aimee W. for manning the craziness of parents signing in and out during parties.

Thank you to the 3-5 grade teachers (and others) that came out to celebrate students' achievement on the MAP test. Thank you to the middle school and Doug Smith for hosting the awards assembly.

Nuts and Bolts

Please send me your nominations for Coach and Assistant Coach of the Month by this Friday, February 19, 2016.

Our Wednesday PD will be led by Jen Hecktor. She will be working on grammar in Writing and integration into our current curriculum. This will flow into our faculty meeting.

We would like to welcome Katherine Markee. She will be here as a long term substitute in 4th grade beginning Tuesday. Please stop by to welcome her and introduce yourself when you have a chance.

Tina will be providing CDT training during team meetings on Tuesday for 3rd-5th grades.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 16 - Team Meetings, Leadership Team Meeting, Curriculum Review Meeting at East

Wednesday, February 17 - Technology Walk-Throughs with Dawn Hickman, PD with Jen, Faculty Mtg with Jen

Thursday, February 18 - Dr. Day and Mrs. Kolarik out in am, Board Meeting

Friday, February 19 - Coach and Assistant Coach of the Month nominations due

Curriculum Corner

Did you know you can take short, free on-line courses on the Teacher College website? Back in August Teacher College put out these resources to those implementing the Units of Study. Click the button below to head straight to the website.