Early Learning Staff News

Week of May 9-13th, 2016

This Week...

This week we will continue with the ABC Preschool Countdown. Our countdown has helped keep our students and parents engaged and involved during the last 26 days of school. This coming week will bring L-O activities,


  • Monday, May 9th- L- Lap Day. We will be walking laps at the Middle School track.
a.m. from 10:00-10:45 and p.m. from 2:00-2:45. Staff can wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.
  • Tuesday, May 10th- M Day - Mismatch Day, GSRP hosts Parent Advisory Mtg. from 5:30-7:30. Monitors working child care.
  • Wednesday, May 11th- N Day- New Word Day, Intake Appointments (Susan)
  • Thursday, May 12th- O Day- Orange Day, Intake Appointments (Susan)
  • Friday, May 13th- Planning Day for Lead Teachers, GISD Math PD for those that need PD hours

PD Hours and Child Care Licensing Hours

Lead and Associate Teachers should have received a copy of your PD hours from the GISD this week. These hours count toward both your district and child care licensing PD requirements. Remember that most of you have additional PD from the first day back for staff in August. Below is reminder of PD requirements for teaching staff:


Lead Certified teaching staff: 30 hours

Associate teaching staff: 24 hours of child care licensing approved PD

Monitors: CPR and First Aid training and Sensory Room training required. CPI training recommended and will be required in 2016-2017 school year.


For staff that still need PD hours, this Friday's Math PD at GISD is highly recommended. Please see me if you have any questions.

Early Release Day

This Wednesday, May 11th is the last early release day for the district. There will be no p.m. classes. I know you have shared this information with parents via classroom newsletters, and we also put it in the GSRP May Gazette that went home last week. It is the Davison Website and advertised on the sign. I will also do a Synervoice reminder call on Monday after 4:00. Please remind parents as you see them on Monday and Tuesday at arrival and dismissal. We want to minimize transportation glitches. Thanks!

Staff Meeting and TS Gold Entry

On Wednesday, May 11th, we have a staff meeting from 1:00-2:00. Mrs. Miller will be on the agenda first to talk about teacher evals. We will be discussing other items such as our Family Dance logistics, Balanced Calendar, Home Visit Schedules, and a few other items. You will have from 2:00 to 4:00 to work on TS Gold entry and finalizing any ASQ's that need to be done.

Family Dance

Flyers went home this week for our Family Dance. The Family Dance will be held on our student's last day of school. This is always a well attended and entertaining time for families. We will have the DJ and dancing in the gym, family photos taken in the nook across from the gym, and cookies and water will be served in the classrooms while families can view the slide shows. We will discuss this topic at our staff meeting this Wednesday.


Have a fabulous week!

Susan