Lewis Learning Log

Weekly Staff Newsletter May 16-20, 2016

WOW! This is the last one of the year!

I can't believe this is the last weekly newsletter of the year. At times, the weeks seem to fly by...and yet at times they seem to drag, huh?


Every year has it's UPS and DOWNS. Of course, none of us wish for the downs, but some can't be helped. I appreciate the way you have pulled together for each other when different people were going through a rough time. We have had many things to celebrate as well...and this is a great time to reflect and remember those! Some celebrations are even recent! Come to Wednesday collaboration on May 18 in the library with some celebrations to share!

Coach Anderson Gives Back to Staff!

Coach Anderson is turning in his holiday door decoration "jeans" coupon for an alternate reward. He is buying "PE Attire for the Last Week" for all Lewis staff! Enjoy comfortable clothing for the week's fun activities, compliments of Coach Anderson. Thank you, Coach!

Happy Birthday to all these summer birthdays!

Mollie Porter May 23

Aaron Gaddis May 30

Taylor Alberti May 31

Barb Jamison June 1

Carrie Clark June 2

Megan Stevenson June 4

Megan Sams June 4

Amy Brinker June 10

Michelle Krier July 11

Marcie Como July 15

Buffy Nordstrom July 26

Amy Jeffers July 30

Don't Miss A Thing!

May 16

Field Day

May 17

Math Fact Ice Cream (schedule below)

May 18

Attendance Inflatables (schedule below)

May 19

9:00am Talent Show

K-3rd have specials

May 20

9:00am PBS Assembly

4th, 5th have specials

Sack Lunches in classrooms or outside

11:30 5th Grade final walk

11:53 Student dismissal

12:05-1:00 Staff Lunch Hour - go out or stay in, but be back by 1:00

ICE CREAM FOR MATH FACT MASTERY - Tuesday 5.17

9:30 3rd Grade

10:15 5th Grade

11:05 4th Grade

1:00 1st Grade

1:30 2nd Grade

2:20 Kindergarten

90% Attendance Inflatables Schedule - Wednesday 5.18

9:00-9:30 3rd Grade

9:45-10:15 1st Grade

10:30-11:00 Kindergarten

12:00-12:30 4th Grade

12:45-1:15 5th Grade

1:30-2:00 2nd Grade

PD Reminder from Mrs. Harris

Are you already thinking about PD you can do this summer? I know you can’t wait until you can participate in PD in your pajamas. Do you remember how you wrote a blog post for the District PD Blog (you know for your flex day)? Did you know that MANY other districts are looking at our blog for their own professional development? I highly encourage you to check out what your colleagues have been doing!


http://essd40pd.weebly.com/index.html

Blue Tub Give-Away

We had some extra empty blue containers after sorting through science materials. If you need them - you may have them! They are in the gym hallway, up for grabs, first come-first served!


THE SCIENCE MATERIALS ARE NOW HOUSED IN A LITTLE ROOM INSIDE ROOM 29...SEE KELLY ANDERSON AND SHE WILL SHOW YOU WHERE. FEEL FREE TO USE ANY OF THE ITEMS. CONTAINERS ARE LABELED WITH WHAT IS INSIDE!

You're Invited...

All returning teachers are invited to attend our building leadership retreat on June 2. You do not have to be a member of the leadership team to come to this retreat. Come if you want to be a part of the planning for next year! We will provide dinner, you bring your own drink. We will meet in the Lewis Library from 4:00pm-7:30pm and make plans together for our building improvement plan. If you want to be "in the know" and a part of the decision-making, please come! We are going to work on our master calendar and discuss professional development. We will select a "theme" for the year. We will decide on strategies and action steps that will help our students achieve more.

RSVP to Christi Rice by May 20 if you will be there! All are welcome!

Lost and Found!

Have you taken your class to the gym hallway to look through lost and found? We could clothe a 3rd world country with the amount of stuff that is out there! Please schedule a time to go do that. I hate to donate stuff that should seriously be claimed.

Check Out on Friday 5.20

Every certified teacher needs a check out list form! If you were not in our staff meeting in the library on Wednesday, please come by Christi's office to get one.


End of day is 3:00pm on Friday. We plan to have all of you checked out by then so you can head out and begin your summer break promptly at 3:00. If you will need additional time, get as much completed as possible and we will make arrangements to get you checked out the following week.


In order that teachers are not waiting around or trying to hunt us down, we have created a schedule for us to visit your classroom and take care of the middle section of the check out list. This will not be a time to hand us binders and keys and radios, etc. You will need to bring those to the office. (I am pretty clumsy as it is, and I just can't carry all that around AND focus on signing off on packing and cleaning and technology!)


Please refer to the schedule below!

Check Out Schedule

Thursday

8:00 Harris

8:15 Como

8:30 Kalkowski

8:45 Jackson

9:00 Boyer

9:15 Fulk

9:30 Leonard

9:45 Mason

10:00 Sisson/Bradshaw

10:15 Jeffers



Friday

8:00 Gaddis Brinker

8:15 Beckwith Ganzer

8:30 Nordstrom Teegarden

8:45 Clark Davis

9:45 Brandt Flanegin

10:00 Malaponti Porter

10:15 Gilllespie Vogler

10:30 Rhodus Calhoon

10:45 Llewellyn J. Anderson

11:00 Walter K. Anderson

11:15 Sams Skelton

12:45 Wegeng Bowers

1:00 Casey

1:15 Alberti Stevenson

1:30 Verdi Mika

1:45 Kimbrough Kessler

2:00 Hedrick

2:15

2:30

2:45 Jamison