Flatonia Elementary Memo

Inspired this week by the Christmas Season!

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Christmas Happenings this Week

Tuesday--Kinder-2nd--Polar Express Story by Mr. Betak, movie at Cafetorium

Wednesday--3rd-5th--The Grinch, movie at Cafetorium

Thursday--practice for Music Program 1st-3rd

Friday--Music Program followed by Awards, 8:15am

Elementary Dress Up Days This Week

Dec 14—Be Sweet for Christmas—Wear Red & White

Dec 15—Polar Express Day—Wear Pajamas

Dec 16—Reindeer Day—Wear Antlers

Dec 17—Grinch Day—Wear Ugly Sweaters

Dec 18—Santa Day—Wear Santa Hats

Safety & Awareness

Just a reminder to please stop any visitor you see on campus if they do not have a visitor's pass. Please direct them to the office, or if you're available escort them to get a pass. Thanks for being alert and for keeping our student's safe!

District Ugly Sweater Contest & Staff Mixer

Wear your Ugly Christmas Sweater on Thursday, December 17th

Contest Categories Include:

Ugliest Christmas Sweater

Most Creative Festive Sweater

Most Naturally Ugly Christmas Sweater

And don't forget about the

District Staff Christmas Mixer, that evening:

beginning at 5pm

Robert's Steakhouse

purchase your own beverage/food

Hope you can join the Celebration!

Wonderful Websites and Web 2.0 Resources

You Might want to check out Writing Fix!

This online resource is a great free writing lessons!

A PBL Project...Holiday Toys

Check out this Great PBL Project for the Holiday Season...A GREAT way to keep kids mind's busy during this extra exciting time of the year!

There's no doubt that Christmas and the holiday season is the one "current event" on everyone's mind right now. In fact, most retail outlets have probably had this time of year circled on their calendar all year long. This is especially true for toy stores, who want to spread holiday cheer so much that you're willing to pay big money for that new toy that every kid just has to have.

So, that got me thinking: What makes a great toy? Students will have to answer that question in this exercise as they become toy designers trying to figure out what new toy will soon be flying off of the shelves. They will review the history of toys over the past century, including the major sensations (from "Tickle Me Elmo!" to Zhu-Zhu Pets to Silly Bands). They'll also take a look at how toys are changing and what to expect in the future.

Here's a link to this exercise:.... Click Here to continue reading

EAFK Character Trait: Compassion

The month of December, our character trait is Compassion.

Our next Knighting Ceremony will be Wednesday, Dec 16th.

We will Knight 2 students in each classroom, 1 student for Service, 1 student for Compassion.

Below are the due dates for needed items. Thank You!

Monday, Dec 14--Confirm RSVP with parents

Wednesday, Dec 16--Knighting Ceremony

The Character Trait for January will be: CITIZENSHIP

Nicole Ramirez, M.Ed. Principal

I strive to be a Connected Educator that uses my online PLN to access resources, ideas, and information. I often participate in Twitter Chats, visit blogs, and follow Educators online. I believe this helps me to grow professionally, and continually learn. I hope that the Inspirations Memo can provide you with ideas, information and resources you can use. I will aspire to be the Lead Learner for our Campus, and I hope you will join me in learning.