Staff Memo

Nov. 1, 2013

School Spirit

What It's All About

Please take a moment to watch the 2.5 minute video above. It's not the hokey pokey, but it is what education is all about.

New doors, locking, unlocking, etc.

The time is drawing near for our new doors (four doors from the vestibule to the hall and both doors to the office) to be locked and in working order. This means several changes in how you get in the building. I don't have all of the information yet, but wanted you to expect a change in locking/unlocking and entry for staff. Please stay tuned and be ready to be flexible as it is going to feel very unfamiliar at first. More info to come.

Indoor Recess Updates

In an effort to decompress the waiting time in the hallway for our students, we'd like to try to have them line up and be seated outside their classroom doors for the 10 or so minutes before you are done dining.

Melissa and I will escort 1st-4th graders from the cafe to their classroom hallways. Kindergarten will be escorted by Toby and Laura.

Thanks, all.

Storm Drill Position

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Please take note of the storm position sent to me by Ryan Taylor, School Safety Specialist.


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Looking Ahead

Monday, Nov. 4 Day 2

  • Pledge - Williams
  • 3:10 Team 2 PD Collab

Tuesday, Nov. 5 Day 3

  • 1:00-3:00 Elem Principals' meeting at Admin - Lisa gone
  • 3:10 Team 3 Data Collab
  • 7:00 PTO Open Forum meeting in the Art Room

Wednesday, Nov. 6 Day 4

  • K-2 Fire Trailer sessions all day
  • 3:10 Team 4 Data PD

Thursday, Nov. 7 Day 1

  • 8:00 Office Meeting
  • 3:10 Team K Collab

Friday, Nov. 8 Day 2

  • RED Day - (Remember Everyone Deployed) for Veterans' Day
  • 8:00 Staff meeting - Mindset and Praise
  • 10:00 Elem principals' focus group at CRE - Lisa attends
  • 3:10 Team 1 Collab

Monday, Nov. 11 Day 3

  • Pledge - Hudson
  • 3:10 Team 2 Collab

Tuesday, Nov. 12 Day 4

  • 7:30 Learning Leadership Team meeting - PD room
  • 3:10 Team 3 Collab

Wednesday, Nov. 13 Day 1

  • 3:10 Team 4 Collab
  • 4:30-7:00 Holiday Extravaganza hosted by CRE Social Committee - PD room - Don't forget to RSVP to Katie Mitchell by Nov. 6

Thursday, Nov. 14 Day 2

  • Lucy Calkins in Carmel - Lisa and Katherine gone for the day
  • 3:10 PD - K

Friday, Nov. 15 Day 3

  • Mix Match Day - Wear clothes that clash
  • 9:35 Fire Drill
  • 3:10 Team 1 PD Collab
  • 6:00-8:30 Dad's Club Movie Night