RES Staff Update

October 30- November 3, 2017

Staff Dress for This Week


Monday-Pink Out Day to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness (pink shirts with jeans are fine)

Tuesday-Orange and/or Black with Jeans (No "Halloween"--ghosts, witches, "Happy Halloween" or "Boo" shirts)

Wednesday-Professional Dress

Thursday-Professional Dress

Friday-Robison Spirit Day (Current spirit shirt with jeans)

Calendar Additions

This new section of our RES Staff Update is very important. Please check here for additions, changes, or deletions to the master calendar. The changes will not be made on the master calendar attached at the bottom. That is a copy of the calendar you were given. We want to make sure everyone is in the loop, so please take a moment each week to read this section so you can make the changes to your personal calendar.


Updates:

Thursday, November 9--Staff Meeting @ 7:45 am. This is an additional meeting to address PBIS only. We will still have our November 30 staff meeting.


Wednesday, November 15--Writing Committee Planning (8 am- 12 pm). Teachers on this committee have been notified. The committee will work to address our concerns for writing and to begin the development of a school-wide writing plan. Subs will be provided.

Trick or Treat

While the students do not have Halloween celebrations at school, the A-team has a tradition of providing trick-or-treating for the staff. Stop by the admin offices (Kelly's, the IS's, and both AP's) to trick-or-treat for snacks provided by all of our administrative team. We appreciate you and look forward to this fun day.

Staff Updates

Michele Steinhauser will be starting on Wednesday! Michele will be working with our 2nd and 3rd-grade students. Please take a moment to introduce yourself if you see her. I look forward to introducing her at our next meeting.

Parent Focus Group

For those that are new to Robison, the focus group meetings are meetings for parents with the principal and AP's. It is just an opportunity for me to hear from them about any thoughts or concerns they might have. It's a casual meeting (not a long agenda), and usually take place in the kiva, library or cafeteria. The location depends on how many respond. I will be sending a reminder to parents about our first focus group meeting on Thursday, November 2 at 9:00 am. I wanted to be sure that you all knew what this was in case you receive any questions.

Crisis Drills

This is the information that John shared regarding the drills that will take place on Monday, October 30:


We will have our drills Monday morning during 5th grade LG. Please review these procedures with your classes. During the drills, I will explain what is expected for each one. You should have a copy of this information in your crisis bag on a yellow card.

We will practice in this order:

Secure the Building

Lockdown

Shelter-in-Place (Hazmat or Weather)

Fire Drill

Reverse Evacuation

Voting on November 7

As a reminder, voting will take place on November 7. Robison is a polling site; therefore, all lunches will take place in the classroom on this day. We will be using the cafeteria for voting in order to keep the voters away from the instructional areas.


Early voting begins on Monday! Please take time to learn about the candidates, especially for our local elections (i.e. school board). If you need to leave to vote early during the school day, just let me know. You will not need to take an "hour leave" to do this.


Early voting hours at Juergen's Hall (26026 Hempstead Hwy) (street behind Target)

October 23 - October 27: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

October 28: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

October 29: 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

October 30 - November 3: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Personal Leave Requests

Please be sure to complete a personal leave request (attached below) prior to taking personal leave. If you are wanting a particular sub, you are responsible for contacting the person and then indicating on the form that they have accepted the job. Sally will then be able to put that sub in for you. Please do not suggest someone for Sally to contact. This takes too much time for her to do this for each person. If you do not secure your own sub, Sally will put in your job and it will be open for anyone to pick up.

READING/LA TEACHERS' TRAINING WITH SHONDA GUTHRIE

October 30: 5th grade (all day)

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October Twitter Challenge

The Week 5 challenge is here! To qualify for this month's drawing, you will need to have completed at least 3 of the 5 challenges. The prize is the cute #winner t-shirt that you will get to wear the rest of this year on Wednesdays with JEANS. Remember that your post must address the challenge. Once you have posted 3 responses to KDIslowchat, stop by my office for a ticket to put in the t-shirt drawing. I'll draw on the morning announcements on Wednesday, November 1. This will give you Monday and Tuesday to complete this next challenge.


A bingo challenge will be our next Twitter challenge, and details are coming soon.

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Sick Leave Bank

An email was forwarded to everyone about this. The deadline for enrolling is October 31.

Calendar

The master calendar is attached below for your convenience.