The Bear Necessities

April 12th, 2018

Baking for our May 5th Live to Bless Volunteers

If you would like to make a baked good to share with our "Live to Bless" staff on Saturday Morning May 5th, it would be appreciated. We would like to welcome them with a few home baked goods. We are so appreciative of their willingness to support us and we want to show them some love!! Tracy, Jeanie, and I will host them, but feel free to join the fun if you want. Let us know if you are willing to bake something for our volunteers.

More from Not Just Cute: Amanda Morgan from Conference on the Young Years

This article nicely calls out Lilian Katz work, this is what you have been learning and implementing this year!! Please make sure to touch on this part of the article:

“Lively Minds: Distinctions Between Academic Versus Intellectual Goals for Young Children,” offered a new way to look at what is appropriate in early childhood education. The report, by Lilian G. Katz, professor emeritus of early childhood education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

You can link to the entire easy to read article below, it is the second link.

Observation: We have had this discussion at District Leadership Meetings, "why is it kids are eager to come to school until about 5th grade"....have we taught them how to do school instead of encouraged their curious minds to seek new learning? Katz article speaks to this.

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Please list conferences on the Conference Schedule. Please notify the office if you will have any Parent / Teacher conferences scheduled before 4/25/18.

Tornado Drill

  • Announcement will be made “Cyclone Drill” and staff / students will proceed to their assigned area for shelter.

  • Roll call will be made over the walkie. If you are a classroom teacher, please respond green or red. If red announce who is missing. Other staff will respond with “green”. (If you are not issued a walkie, use walkie from another staff.)

  • Staff Absence: If you secure a Para sub through the District, please include the sub’s name in your email to the office.

  • Mail procedure instructions and mail supplies are in the File Room. Please remember to place KC Presort slip on mail and secure with a rubber band.

  • Please notify the office if a Title student is now eligible to receive Special Education services. Please place the Title cumulative file in the brown file.

  • Regarding time off requests, classified staff will still need to request the entire time off. If they request 4 hours and they return after 4 hours plus some, they will need to modify this time off request or work the extra time before the end of the week.


April Fire Drill

Upcoming Events:

4/9-4/17 Sped Team Meetings

4/13 Friday School (Campbell, Parker, Stratton)

4/13 8:00 Staff Meeting - Certified

4/13 Popsicles on the Playground

4/25-4/26 Parent Teacher Conferences

4/26 6:30 Read from the Start

4/27 Staff Comp Day

4/30 Firefighter Visit - MLE

5/1 Firefighter Visit - WVE

5/2 Firefighter Visit - ECC

5/3 Firefighter Visit - TRE

5/4 Paradise Park

5/16 4:00 ESY Staff Meeting

5/22 4:30-6:00 Preschool Round Up

5/24 Last Day for ECC Students

5/25 Last Day for District

6/4-6/28 ESY

Jeanie and Kerry

Monday - Dr Kephart to visit

Tuesday - here, Jeanie to HS mtg 11:00-1:00

Wednesday - Interviews for secretary

Thursday - Jeanie here, Kerry at Missouri Equity Lab PD all day

Friday - here