K-2 Team Newsletter

August 4, 2019

Principal's Message

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are well rested. The time has finally come…we are about to welcome our entire K-2 cohort of scholars tomorrow! Yay!!!! The report time for us moving forward is 7:20 am for all staff and 7:00 am for all admin staff (this week). Please refer to the email and documentation from Eva concerning arrival and dismissal. Just a quick note for arrival tomorrow we will be utilizing homeroom labels for all scholars to ensure they get to your classrooms safely. Bus dismissal for kinder will be by the kinder side door beginning with Yale per the dismissal document Eva created. If you have any questions please reach out!

Important Information

Team Builder Update

We needed to change our event location due to the number of people we will need to accommodate K-8. The new location is Las Maracas on 2704 Gallatin Pike, Nashville, TN 37216 from 4:15-5:30. This event is planned by the K-8 Admin Team and appetizers are on us…hope to see you there…please RSVP here!

PD Friday

This Friday's PD will be focused on the Teacher Development Rubric. There are updates based on the requirements from the State of Tennessee. You will not need to bring anything for this PD but your smiles. Jim will send out more logistics later this week.


Lesson plans and unit plans will be due on Mondays per the expectations shared in the academic PD summer session. Do not forget that all lesson plans should also be copied and placed on your desk, clipboard, or other location so that admin coming to observe and support can have easy access.


Thank you to everyone who supported our first K-2 Back to School Event. The scholars and families were so appreciative. Just a reminder that there will be no referrals the first two weeks of school but please use SLACK for push-in support…be sure to @crystallinejones, @torirokicki, and @drperrault the academic deans will also be monitoring to support as well. If for some reason you don't get a response use your walkie and go to Channel 2 to reach the K-2 Admin team by saying "Push-In Support Needed in _______" only as a backup.


Here's a resource from Brene Brown which includes a school leadership website with curriculum and assessments for both leadership and students here!

Weekly Reminders

Please be informed:

  • MAP begins this week- check the finalized schedule here
  • Sub Folder/Binder…Due Aug 16th - access to the master to copy with info included is here
  • These items begin week of Aug 12th
    • Weekly Lesson Plans - due Mondays
    • Homework - send home packets Mon-Fri
    • Glows and Grows - enter into LiveSchool
    • Uniform Full Compliance - 100% Uniform Required
    • First LiveSchool Paychecks - DOC will print daily
    • Grade Level Team Meetings - start on your selected day 3:45-4:15 pm

Upcoming Events

All Scholars Return

August 5th

*STEP Baseline Testing Begins

MAP Testing

August 7-21 (see link above)

Friday PD

August 9th

2:30-4:00 pm

K-8 Team Builder

August 9th

4:15-5:30 pm

Shout Outs

What an awesome Friday Appreciation Circle we had! Remember the ties that bond us!

~Dr. Tianay Perrault