Frank Elementary Weekly Memo!!!!
Week of October 19-23
Great Things Happening at Frank Elementary During the Week of October 5 - October 12!
The 2015 Frank Elementary Walk-A-Thon was a huge success thanks to the generous support of our families! #FrankPride
Thank you to the Kiwanis Club for donating dictionaries to our third grade students! #Appreciated
Mornings with Mom was a huge success! #FrankPride
Tuesday, October 20 (Day 5 - 5th Grade TBT Meeting from 8:15-9:45 AM)
Wednesday, October 21 (Day 6 - TBT Meeting for Kdg from 8:15-9:45 AM)
Thursday, October 22 (Day 7 - Intervention/Gifted/Encore TBT Meeting from 8:15-9:45 AM...ISs will meet with Dr. Glesser this morning.)
Friday, October 23 (Day 8 - Staff Meeting at 8:15 AM)
Important Information about Frank Door-to-Door Event on Thursday, October 15...
As of today, we have 2 people signed up to go door to door tomorrow night, Mrs. Collins and myself. I am asking once more for more volunteers. This is so, so important. We need as many people as possible. Please sign-up to go door-to-door on the office counter.
If you can twist anyone else's arms to join us that would be great. They haven't had a lot of walkers so far and we are getting closer to election day. If you have any friends or parents you can bring along that would be great. Even former students. I think some high school students have been going and they make a big difference.
This is the schedule for tomorrow evening:
4:00 PM - I will have pizza and pop for you in the teacher's lounge so you are nourished for our walk.
There will be a brief training and street assignments will be passed out at the O'Deer Diner around 4:45 PM.
We will walk until 7:00 PM.
Thanks so much for volunteering to help ensure our students reach their maximum potential. Perrysburg is a great school system because of awesome educators like all of you!
Thanks so much! You are appreciated!
-Third and fourth grade teachers: 3rd and 4th grade should be using NEOs for typing practice for at least a 9 week period each year.
-Tuesday, October 20, will be Marco's Night for Frank.
October 20 - Hearing screening for grades 1, 3, 5.
-There will be a BLT Meeting on October 22 at 8 AM. We will be finalizing the plans for the November 3 PD Day.
-Please continue to follow-up with the parents of your students about signing up for conferences through Sign-Up Genius. Please remember that our goal is to have 100% parent participation.
-Our next school safety drill will be an evacuation drill. This will be on Monday, October 19 at 9:30 AM. I have taken some time to update the ALICE questions from our August PD Day. This includes information about the upcoming safety drill on the 19th. I have shared that document. Please pay particular attention about how to sign up for remind.com.
For now, please take some time to review/update the Google Doc entitled, “Alice Safe Place and Cell Phone List”. We will need this information during our Safety Drill on the 19th.
Also, please note: you will need to be in a safe area near a BLT or someone who has a walkie-talkie. You will need to be near a walkie-talkie so you A) know when the drill is over and B) can quickly take attendance and account for all students. If a student is not accounted for, please find a BLT (or a person with a walkie-talkie) and share who is missing.
Please also share the blurb about the upcoming Safety Drill in your nightly emails/newsletters this week.
-Since it is almost the beginning of the 2nd quarter, please don't forget to use your gold coin and sign up to observe another classroom! This is a great way to share ideas!
-Please don't forget to share ideas from the staff meeting about takeaways you have from the video on inclusion. This is a great way to share ideas/learn from each other.
-The Family Halloween Dance will be on Friday, October 23. All staff members are welcome to attend!:)
-Progress Binders should go home on Friday, October 23.
-There will be a Digital Divide Presentation on cyberbullying on December 2. The presentation will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 2 at the Perrysburg High School Auditorium. It will be open to all parents, guardians, grandparents, childcare workers, youth ministers, home school parents, local private schools, etc. in the area. No children will be permitted to attend. More details will be able to be released soon, but mainly I just wanted to make sure all of you have the date and time at this point.
-A Frank Talk will be going home on Friday, October 16. Please take some time to review this.
-Movie Night will be on Friday, October 16. I would encourage everyone to attend.
-There was a district Twitter Chat on Sunday, October 11. The transcript of the chat can be found here: https://storify.com/MrDakolios/initial-pburgchat
-The 3rd grade IOWA will be given on October 15. Make-ups will be given on October 16. Please help us create a quiet testing environment on those mornings.
-October 16 is the end of the first quarter!
-Progress Monitoring (K-2 AIMSweb; 3-5 STAR) will be on Friday, October 16.
-The pledge forms for Perrysburg Schools Foundation, United Way and Community Shares will be in your mailboxes by the end of the week. All three employee giving drives will run until Friday, October 23. If you would like to participate in one, two or all giving drives, please send your contribution sealed in an envelope to me at the board office via interoffice mail no later than Friday, October 23.
-K-3 Teachers, please send me the count of the number of students in your class who completed the fire safety paper. The class with the most returns will win a prize. Please do not send the actual fire safety papers to the office. I just need the number of students who completed the activity.
-I would like to invite you all to participate in the safety committee. Ideally, we would have representation from each grade level/area. Are there any volunteers who would like to join the safety committee. I think we could probably meet once a month for a 45-minute meeting before or after school and talk about building specific safety concerns. We could then disseminate that information to the staff. Who would like to step-up and be a member of this committee? Please let me know if you are interested in serving on this committee by the end of the day on Friday, October 16.
-A collection sheet for the 1st Box Top Contest has been shared. This contest runs through October 16th.
Please announce the first contest in your newsletter and/or their nightly email. This way parents will know that the contest has begun and they can also print more copies off if they would like to.
-Please continue to fill out and turn in Bucket Fillers. It is very special to have names turned in each day. This is a great way to recognize our outstanding students.
-Please also continue to fill up the Bucket Filling Board in the staff lounge!:)
-Please take a look at the Do Not Photograph list and please make sure to follow that throughout the year.
-Jeans on Thursdays for $5/Thursday to support the levy. Please see the email about the levy and turning in the money. The are in desperate need of money for the levy! Please consider donating!
-Please note: Please, please, please be very careful when laminating so that we can make both of our laminators last as long as possible.
-I have started classroom observations. I will be in and out of classrooms for the majority of October and part of November.
-Please share the Halloween parade/party information that was in last week's Frank Talk in your classroom newsletters/email blasts.
-If anyone wants to wear jeans all week, next week (Week of October 19-23) you may if you write a $10.00 check to Citizens for Perrysburg Schools.
-There will be a board of education meeting on Monday, October 19, at 5:30. All staff members are welcome to attend.
-October 19-23 will be Red Ribbon Week.
-Monday: Students will wear Red Ribbon Week Ribbons (Teachers will read read the story of where Red Ribbon Week came from with their class/area.)
-Tuesday: PJs Day ("Wake Up Drug Free" It's pajama day! Kids can wear their PJs to school...Please still follow normal dress code rules).
Wednesday: Wear Red Day ("Drugs are Scary: I'm Red-y' to Say No To Drugs!" It's Red Day! Kids are asked to wear red today.)
Thursday: Crazy Socks Day ("It's Crazy To Do Drugs!" Students can wear crazy socks...have fun and be creative with your crazy socks!)
Friday: Frank Spirit Day ("Our School is Drug Free" Students are invited to wear Frank Spirit Wear this day or Perrysburg Spirit Wear)
Food For Thought...
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ― Anne Frank
On every team, there is a core group that sets the tone for everyone else. If the tone is positive, you have half the battle won. If it is negative, you are beaten before you ever walk on the field. – Chuck Noll