Abbett All-Star Article


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Happy Valentine's Sweet Abbett Staff! I am thankful for each of you! Give Sherron an extra thank you when you get a chance for setting up the sweet treats in the lounge today!

Abbett Family in Need

I know the Abbett staff has a long tradition of being like family to each other and our community. We have a family here at Abbett who is facing some really tough times right now and turning to the school for assistance. If you feel a tug at your heart to help, they are in need to gift cards for groceries, gas, and basic needs. Feel free to let Karen Falls, Leslie Beckler, or myself know if you have any questions. We would like to keep the family's identify anonymous but we are willing to help explain the needs if you would like to help.

Everyone loved the Chinese New Year Celebration!

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Social Media Safety

Many of you may have heard this week that there were some problems with someone creating an Abbett Elementary profile on the app called musically. I asked the company to remove the profile, so it has been taken down. This situation caused me to dig a little deeper into this app, and it helped me see what our students see and experience each day. I talked to each 5th grade class concerning the importance of setting their social media profiles to private. I asked each student to talk to their parents about having these social media accounts. It is a grey area because the app itself is interactive and fun if used appropriately, but if their accounts are public, anyone can see their pictures and videos. Take a look at this link that our PTA sent out to parents as well. Although some of this did not occur at school, it is impacting the school environment. This situation has raised my awareness of the importance of listening to our students and being there for them to help them solve problems each and every day. Let's continue to dedicate ourselves to meeting the social, emotional, and academic needs of our students.

We Can Make It Through!

Busy, Busy, Busy

Monday, February 15

Kinder (AM) and 1st (PM) Data Meetings in the conference room

Computer Lab Open from 3:00-5:00 for Calibrating

Tuesday, February 16--NO STAFF MEETING

3rd (AM) and 4th (PM) Data Meetings in the conference room

Computer Lab Open from 3:00-5:00 for Calibrating

Wednesday, February 17

2nd (PM) Data Meeting in the conference room

Computer Lab Open from 3:00-5:00 for Calibrating

Thursday, February 18

5th (PM) Data Meeting in the conference room

Optional Late Night Parent Conferences--Sign up in the lounge if you are staying and want pizza!

Wednesday, February 24-Friday, February 26--5th grade goes to Grady Spruce!

Friday, February, 26