Corbat Chronicle

Week of May 1, 2016

11 Reasons Teaching Is the Best (Even When It Isn’t)

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May 1, 2016

Dear Team,

I am sending this on a Saturday night because I don't know if you have heard, but I am GRADUATING on Sunday! The past two years have challenged me in ways I could not have imagined and there were many times I considered throwing in the towel. But I didn't. And tomorrow I will proudly accept my diploma from UM-Flint alongside Martie Piechowski and Jodie Morgan. These ladies were incredible supports and I will walk beside them tomorrow as they also earn their ED.S. degrees. Special thanks to Dr. Hall who answered countless questions about school reform, budgeting, facilities, and more! For those who are enrolled in programs now and our new college cohort (Andrew, Sarah, Heather, Nicole, Amy), I am super excited for all of you to have the opportunity to learn together. You will form stronger bonds as a cohort and I look forward to each one of you sharing your learning with our team! And don't forget to make time for yourself. Carve out time to do things you love to do so that you don't burn out.

11 Reasons Teaching Is the Best (Even When It Isn’t)

The final weeks of a school year can be exhausting & stressful. The post above helps us to remember all the good things about our jobs, in the midst of a time where many of us feel mentally & physically drained.


I don’t want a “normal” job.

I want this crazy, exhausting, hilarious, stressful job.

I wasn’t born to be normal, anyways.

Finish strong, teacher friends.

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 2-6 is Teacher Appreciation Week. Our wonderful PTO is providing lunch for teachers on Monday and Friday and breakfast on Wednesday. As an added bonus, every teacher will receive a special gift from our PTO at the end of the week.

Staff vs. 5th Grade Basketball Game CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Our Blueberry Ambassador/Leadership Team is organizing a fundraiser for the Genesee County Food Bank. It will take place on May 19th from 6:00-8:00 at The Cage Fieldhouse. We will set up at 5:00 and doors will open at 5:30. Please sign up HERE if you are able to help in any way. We need players, concessions, ticket counter, & cheerleaders. Rod and Clay Church have agreed to be the announcers for the game. PLEASE SHARE THE SMORE LINK- ADVERTISE, ADVERTISE, ADVERTISE!

The week ahead...

Monday, May 2

  • I am taking Monday off. Michelle Telliga is the "principal on call" if there is an emergency.
  • PTO providing lunch
  • Join #COLchat at 9PM

Tuesday, May 3

  • 4:00 Voluntary Meeting (How to upload Student Growth Evidence into Teachscape)

Wednesday, May 4

  • PTO providing breakfast

Friday, May 6

  • 7:00 Muffins with Mom in the gym
  • PTO providing lunch

Have a great week!


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Swartz Creek Community Schools

MISSION: Swartz Creek Community Schools inspires our learners to embrace challenges, set goals, grow their talents, and realize their dreams for success in a global society.

VISION: Swartz Creek Community Schools provides a world class education through innovative experiences while developing the unique talents of our learners.

- We believe in a culture of learning.
- We believe that student learning should be the primary goal for all decisions made affecting the school district.
- We believe the climate and culture of the school is engaging, nurturing, challenging, and inspires students to express their personal ideas.
- We believe curriculum is integrated, differentiated, meaningful, and pertinent to life.
- We believe in culturally relevant education that provides the knowledge and skills to meet the global challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century.
- We believe in continuous improvement informed by critical evaluation and reflection.
- We believe expanding technologies enrich how teachers teach and students learn.
- We believe in building relationships and sharing resources with our community, parents, and staff members.