Happy New Year!
Staff News Week of Jan 11
#I believe in you!
I hope you all had a great holiday break. You all deserved a break and hoping you had the opportunity to be with family, friends and did something special for yourself. I also wanted to thank you again for the wonderful welcome. This past week humbling for me and meeting with your classes brought back the love of elementary school just like that!
On another note, it has been a true pleasure to meet with your teams to learn about many of the initiatives we want to preserve and then to look at some things we might want to investigate a bit closer to see if we want to keep them, tweak them or no longer use them.
In the next week or so (I am still meeting with a few teams), Id like to share my findings/trends with the staff. This way we can do some planning together and create steering committees if needed.
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO.... YOU ARE ALL AMAZING!
A Few Reminders
1. if you have not already, please take any holiday decorations down from the hallways and classrooms.
2. Leadership on Tuesday 1/12 at 3pm. I look forward to working with you.
3. Do not forget to follow the survey schedule Anita sent out a few days ago. Make sure your class is on time to the labs.
4. STAR testing is also starting this week. The schedule has been sent out and is in your mailbox. See Jessica's email.
5. School Governance Committee will be meeting this week and we look forward to 1/25 to hear about if our seed fund proposal was accepted. We will share as we move forward with the strategic plan and the seed fund proposal.
6. Walk throughs will continue this week. Please expect us to visit this week and next. We will be evaluating Instructional strategies, academically challenging environment, and positive learning environment.
7. As you know our school will soon be in the process of Personalized Learning where our school will develop a plan to learn and implement more technology into our classrooms and instruction. The team will be complied of 4-6 teachers and admin team. Admin, Allison Rivenbark and Michael Cianciolo will be attending a meeting this week to learn about the process. More to come.
Id like to be transparent and let you know when Admin will be out of the building. If I am out of the building, I am still available via email.
Weds-1/12 Anita will be an AP meeting day
Thursday- 1/14- Lisa will be at Principal Meeting (all day)
FC news: SPLOST and Capital Plan Meetings
Capital Plan for Facilities and Technology forums
The community is invited to attend a series of community meetings to hear Facility Master Plan concepts which include information gathered from the recent facilities use survey. Meeting times and locations are listed below.
Wednesday, January 13
Chattahoochee High School
Thursday, January 14
Milton Center (Media Center)
SPLOST: What a Penny can do...... voting will be in May for our school community.
Since 1996, school systems in Georgia have been allowed to place a referendum before taxpayers for a special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST). This one-penny sales tax must be used for capital improvements and long-term debt reduction from previous bonds. This funding source has enabled school districts to build and renovate schools, upgrade technology, buy school buses and reduce long-term debt. The sales tax is a pay-as-you-go plan that uses tourism and purchasing dollars to fund major capital improvements while reducing the tax rate for property owners. SPLOST expires after five years unless citizens vote to renew.
I have added a link below if you want to know more.