Monday Memo


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From the Principal

I want to take a few minutes say thank you. The past few months have been nothing short of crazy, stressful, busy and unpredictable. Yet each day, many of you continued to offer words of encouragement, acts of kindness, and the spirit of flexibility. You don't know how much its appreciated.


We are currently working on submitting all Request-to -Hire transactions for NCC teachers. I have personally emailed you all to notify each of you about your teaching assignment for next year. I apologize to Pre-K who got quite a jolt that said they were teaching Kindergarten! I had an error revising my forms. It's been resolved.

We have been informed that we will not be receiving any administrative transfer teachers into our building. We still have some hiring and reassigning to do with 3rd, 4th PE & Pre-K. We'll keep you updated on this as we are able.

Student Enrollment

As of April 25, the Board of Education and District Leadership has approved the moving of 6th Grade to Roosevelt Middle School. Parent notification will begin this week. Followed by Parent Information Night, PreEnrollment and a student visit within the next few weeks. Due to this change, there will be a few teachers/programs moving around the building into the spaces that are vacated by 6th grade.

LoTi Visit

Dr. Chris. Moersch will be in our building on Friday, May 6th 2016. He is eager to visit classrooms and see the great things going on in classrooms. These walkthroughs will be random according to the time he arrives at school. We will be using our HEAT Observation Tool as we do the walkthrough's. IF you have a lesson that you are wanting to try and would really like his feedback, let m know, I'd we'll do the best we can to prioritize the visit.

Professional Development Opportunities

FREE Virtual Workshops-Spring OK2Ask Sessions
Come and join one of our FREE online workshops offered on Tuesdays at 7pm Eastern. Read our FAQ for general information about certificates, etc. Please be sure to read the detailed descriptionsand suggested technology comfort levels BEFORE you register for the best match for your learning needs.

Timely Topics Coming Soon:

Tuesday April 26th - Differentiating the K-8 Classroom

Tuesday May 3rd - Use Google to Enhance the 4 C's
(creativity, communication, collaboration, or critical thinking)

Tuesday May 10th - Using Social Media to Build Your PLN

Tuesday May 17th - Quick & Easy K-8 Math Projects to Demonstrate Understanding

Tuesday May 24th - Technology Integration Made Easy with ThingLink

Tuesday May 31st - More Tools for Game-Based Learning

Important Dates

May 2- 6th Pre-K Round Up

May 2-6th Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

May 6th, 2016 Dr. Chris Moersh- LoTi visit.

May 9-13 District Wide Pre-Enrollment (details TBD).

May 23-27 EOY Awards & Events (Specific dates to be announced)

May 23-25 iPads will be collected for reconfiguration for the next year (further details to be determined)

May 27th Last Day of School for Students

May 30 Record Day for Teachers

May 31 Last Day for Teachers- Professional Development (Details to come)


Meralis Vazquez 5/7

Deborah Neitzel 5/30