Ms. Mac's Memos

#ALL-IN

https://youtu.be/RN3iLeq1828

Reflection for the week

I found this video and thought of each of you, and the hard work and dedication you put in for our students. EVERYTHING you do EVERYDAY matters to our kids. I think the most interesting part of this video is that each person named a specific teacher that impacted their lives.


We all have stories like that. My challenge for you this week is to remember in each interaction you have with your students, you are changing a life.


Learn. Grow. Thrive.

#All-In


Diona

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Learn

Week at a Glance

Monday

  • Wear Red for Red Ribbon Week


Tuesday

  • Wear Sports Paraphernalia
  • District TOTY Celebration


Wednesday

  • Wear Superhero gear
  • PLCs

Thursday

  • Wear hats
  • K-2 RUOS Professional Development in Panther's Den
  • GEM Award luncheon for our GEM winners

Friday

  • Wear PJs
  • 3-5 RUOS Professional Development in Panther's Den
  • Principal's Parent Coffee in the Media Center

Professional Development...

We will have some district staff coming in to help support us with Math and Literacy. Please put the following dates on your calendars:


  • 11/2: Small group Reading Instruction (during planning)
  • 11/7: 3-5 Math PD (2 hour blocks- you will have subs)
  • 11/8: K-2 Math PD (2 hour blocks- you will have subs)
  • 11/14: Small group Reading Instruction part 2 (during planning)

Staff Meeting...

We will have a staff meeting on 11/5 from 8:00-9:30. We will split everyone into three group rotations. The sessions will run in 30-40 minute increments with some built in breaks for the shorter sessions.


  1. MAP results & GMAS predictions (20 minutes)
  2. Using MAP to personalize instruction (40 minutes)
  3. Rethinking how we use Odyssey (30 minutes)

Sick and Absent notes from parents...

Some of you receive an absent, tardy, or sick note from parents via ClassDojo. Please be sure to send these excuse notes to the office so we are able to track student attendance accurately.

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Grow

Heather Welch- Our new Literacy Coach

I am so excited that Ms. Welch will be joining our team. She comes with a wealth of knowledge on literacy and instructional practices. Ms. Welch has over 20 years of teaching experience, and has taught every grade K-6. She is dedicated and committed to helping teachers grow as educators. Her first day as a Park Street Panther will be on Tuesday, October 30th (happy birthday to me). :) I hope each of you will love her as much as the teachers at her previous school.

Lesson Planning Ideas

Educational Articles & Tips

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Thrive

Staff Shout Outs..

1. Ashley Bagwell- Always having a smile when helping me solve my problems!


2. Ms. Rivera- Thank you for all you do to support me and our school!


3. Mr. Chodos, Ms. Fearing, Ms. Lewis, and Coach Palmer- A big thank you for helping with my class while I was short handed! Especially at buses, breakfast, and the fire drill!


4. Mrs. Cox/ Homecoming float committee- To all who represented Park Street in the parade and worked on the float. Good job!!!


5. Homecoming Float Team- Great job building and creating the float!


6. Ms. Leonard- Thank you for all of your help organizing the Phonics data.


7. Ms. Thomas- Thank you for all of your homecoming float help! I appreciate you going the extra mile and always jumping in when someone needs a hand.


8. Amanda Montgomery- Shout out to Amanda Montgomery. She’s such a great team leader always doing what needs to be done for team!! She also did an AMAZING job on our Donkey Kong game for the homecoming float!!! I’m glad to be tour teammate!!!