Monday, December 8


Teachers and Staff, on Tuesday of this week WNET Channel 13 from New York City will be here filming ALL day for the project I have been working on with the Wallace Foundation. I ask that you all dress professionally on this day. I know you will make the film crew feel welcome at our school. The administration team (all 3 of us) will be involved in filming. I am asking the counselors to be available to you should you have needs. Thank you for your understanding.

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Candlelight Luncheon

Don't forget our candlelight luncheons are this week. It would be a good idea to email a reminder to your parents. Plan to eat with your students that day and engage with our guests. This is a great opportunity to build relationships.

The schedule is on our school website.

December STEAM Build

The STEAM Team is encouraging each class to participate in a school wide STEAM build on Wednesday, December 17. Angie Curtis will be posting directions on the Arcado Elementary Community Page. You can choose to work with your class, collaborate with another teacher, or you can plan a grade level build. That is your choice. Please take pictures of your build, so that we can use them to document our STEAM program.

If you participate in the STEAM build on Wednesday your class will be rewarded with the opportunity to watch The Polar Express on Friday, December 19. We will show the movie closed circuit throughout the day. This is a reward for you and the students but you MUST document your participation in the STEAM build.

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Winter Parties

Another event to publicize to your parents. Please remember you have a day and a window of time that has been assigned to you. You can choose the exact time but it must be during that window.

EIP Parent Survey

EIP Parent Surveys (pink sheets) will be in your mailboxes on Monday. Please send home with students who qualified for EIP services in the Monday Folder.

Annual Staff Retreat- Are you making your plans?

The staff retreat is scheduled for Friday, February 6, 2015 (for those who would like to go up Friday afternoon), Saturday, February 7, 2015 and checking out Sunday, February 8, 2015 at the Chattanoogan Hotel in Chattanooga, TN. We will meet as a group on Saturday night for dinner. Location for dinner is TBD.

The rate is $129.00 plus tax per night per room. There is a charge for parking - valet is $14 per day. The rooms are being held for Arcado's Annual Staff Retreat until January 7, 2015. There are two ways to book your rooms. The first is to call The Chattanoogan's reservations department directly at 1-800-619-0018 and ask to book under Arcado Elementary School Staff Retreat. The second is to go to, and put in the our dates of their stay. To access Arcado's block and rates, please click on groups and then enter our group ID of 539514.

We hope you will join us for a fun filled weekend!!!!

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