The Pirate's Log

Week of December 7, 2015

Just a reminder...No Parking on Didion Drive

The "No Parking" signs appeared! We (our families, included) will no longer be able to park on Didion Drive (the street next to our Kindergarten playground) during school hours. I'm hoping that the signs and our communication will make it easy to enforce this with our families. Officer Tonya will also assist us with this.

Sandusky Register Article

This also means that you MUST be off of the back playground by 3:10 so that Bobo can open the gates for us.

Cookie Walk and Gift Wrapping @ Meadowlawn

The sign up sheet to bake cookies for the Cookie Walk is on the bulletin board in the office copy/lunch room. Please sign up if you would like to help bake 4 dozen cookies for this event. All cookies need to be dropped off at Meadowlawn on Friday, December 18 between 4:00-6:00 or you can bring them to school and put them in our supply room. Brittany and Pam have offered to take them to Meadowlawn for us. All cookies should be placed in a disposable container labeled with the type of cookies that are inside.

Wrapping paper donations can be given to Pam.

Basketball Hoops

Our new mobile basketball hoops were donated to Furry by the high school basketball teams and coaches as well as the Athletic Booster Club due to the work of Alejandra Valentin, Scott Kenne, Courtney Sharpe and Sara Rumbutis in Tim Obergefell's class last year!

So grateful that they decided to give back to Furry!

Save the Date...

Pirate Showcase: Setting Our Sails for the Future

March 13, 2016

Perkins High School

12pm - 4pm

This extravaganza is a district wide event that will have student demonstrations, interactive activities for families, displays of student work in all subject areas, etc. Several of us are already on this committee and super excited about the conversations occurring! It's going to be quite an event. More details to come!

Welcome to Denise Canfield

Denise Canfield will be joining us during our Early Drop-Off time each morning beginning on Monday.

Canned Food Drive

Fire Marshal Keith stopped by to invite us to help with their canned food drive! I'll send home a note and/or blurb in our Proud Pirate on Monday about this. All donations will go toward their Christmas Cheer Baskets they make with the VOA and distribute to needy families in our community.

Brain Pop Jr.

Per Tim's email...

User ID: furryelem
Password: bpop

Gifted Program

We're looking for a teacher to represent Furry on a committee that is going to look at the education of our gifted students in Perkins. If you're interested, please let me know.

Furry Christmas Party

Just a reminder... $15/per person, payable to Brittany Stacey by December 10.

Hope to see everyone there!

Kinsa Smart Thermometers

Please continue sharing information about our Kinsa Smart Thermometers. As of today we have 236 members in our group! Please sign up for one yourselves if you haven't done so already.

Project Happy

Our school district is partnering with Faith Memorial Church and their "Project Happy~Christmas for Sandusky, Ohio" initiative.

Per Faith Memorial...

Help us spread happiness this Christmas by being a part of Project happy-Christmas. We are asking you to fill ONE shoebox and return it to your office/business or to Faith Memorial Church by December 10. We will be going out with trailors full of boxes on December 23 at 5:00 door-to--door to bless disadvantaged families with Christmas presents.

Feel free to make it a classroom project! If you just want to donate items or $ donations, please give it to me and I'll go shopping for us. Our district will be making arrangements with Faith Memorial for pick-up. All completed shoeboxes can be placed under our Christmas tree in the lobby by December 10. $ donations and/or items are due to my office by Thursday, December 10.

Jenn's Schedule for the Week:


  • Mtg. during CPT
  • LP Crew Mtg. @ 9:30
  • K Crew Mtg. @ 10:00
  • Mtg. @ 10:30
  • Mtg. 2:00-3:00
  • PTO Mtg. @ 3:45
  • Next Steps @ 8:10 (w/ your team)/Mtg. during CPT
  • Observation @ 9:20
  • 1st Grade Crew Mtg. @ 10:00
  • Mtg. @ 10:30
  • Mtg./Visit @ 1:30-3:30
  • Mtg. during CPT
  • 2nd Grade Crew Mtg. @ 10:00
  • Mtg. @ 1:00
  • Board Meeting @ 6:00


  • Next Steps @ 8:10
  • Observation @ 9:45


  • Mtg. during CPT
  • Admin. Mtg.-PM

Dates to Remember

December 7

  • Little Pirate Crew Mtg. @ 9:30
  • Kindergarten Crew Mtg. @ 10:00
  • PTO Mtg. @ 3:45

December 8

  • NED Zone Day
  • Next Steps @ 8:10 (meet as teams)
  • Buddy Bench Delivered after 9:00
  • 1st Grade Crew Mtg. @ 10:00
  • Little PIrate Crew Mtg. @ 2:45
  • Mrs. Hausmann Meet and Greet 3:30-5:00

December 9

  • 2nd Grade Crew Mtg. @ 10:00
  • Board Meeting @ PHS 6:00

December 10

  • Next Steps @ 8:10 (Obergefell's Classroom)
  • Shoebox Donations Due (Misc. Items due to Jenn's office/shoeboxes can be placed under the tree.)

December 11

  • Furry Christmas Party @ Danny Boy's...6:00

December 14-18

  • Holiday Shop Open in Library

December 15

  • Next Steps @ 8:10 (Shortridge's Classroom-1st and 2nd grade teachers...BYOC=Bring Your Own Chair)

December 16-22

  • Furry Secret Santa Exchange

December 16

  • Gingerbread Play for Furry @ 9:20
  • Building Successful Readers-PM

December 17

  • Next Steps @ 8:10 (Riedy's Classroom)
  • K Practice @ PHS 9:30-10:45
  • LPDC Mtg. @ 3:30

December 18

  • Behavior PD during CPT
  • Kindergarten Play @ PHS 1:30

December 19

  • Cookie Walk/Gift Wrapping @ Meadowlawn 9:00-12:00

December 21

  • Furry Sing Along @ 10:00 (we'll start calling you down @ 9:50ish)

December 22

  • Last Student Day
  • Staff Breakfast
  • Santa @ Lunch

December 23-January 3

  • Christmas Break!

January 4

  • Return to School!