The Blake Buzz
Week of January 4-8, 2016
Happy New Year!
4 First Day Back for Students and Staff
4 Grading period begins
5 No Faculty Meeting- Please use this time to view mandatory video for all JCPS employees and to work on report cards.
6 JCPS Principals' Meeting
7 Severe Weather Drill
8 Report Cards due to Glenn/Covington
8 Spelling Bee in cafeteria 2:00pm for 3rd-5th to watch
12 Report Cards Go Home
12 Committee Meetings 4:00-5:00pm
13 ILT 4PM
13 PTA Board Meeting 4:15pm
14 Earthquake and Fire Drill
14 SCM update training 4:15-6:15pm
15 Pay Day
18 Dr. MLK, Jr. Day- No School!!!
19 Committee Meetings 4:00-5:00pm
20 LG&E Engineering Club 4:00-6:00pm
21 Lockdown Drill
21 Drama Club (2nd-5th) 4:00-5:30pm
21 SBDM 4:15pm
25 Teachers update grade books
26 100th Day of School (unless snow days)
28 STAFF POTLUCK
28 Drama Club (2nd-5th) 4:00-5:30pm
29 Pay Day
MANDATORY HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION VIDEO for ALL JCPS EMPLOYEES
Teachers of Grades 3-5 only: There is also a mandatory 7 minute student video, intended for students in grades 3 – 12. There is no quiz required after viewing. Please send Susan an e-mail with the date, grade, and number of students who have viewed this video. I have to turn this in to JCPS Central Office.
STAFF SUPERHERO OF THE WEEK
Ashley was nominated by Meg McDonald. In Meg's words, "Ashley is the best neighbor to have! She is always willing to share ideas and supplies. Instead of getting annoyed that borrowed her stapler and forgot to return it, she bought me my own and a staple remover! It's the little things that make a difference. Ashley, I appreciate you! "
Ashley Amburgey was also nominated by Jill Calloway. In Jill's words, "Ashley is always supportive of our lunchroom incentive program. She works with us, encouraging her group to get the class paw prints and personal paw prints, too. She celebrates with her group when they win and has consequences in place when days are rough. Because of this, I have seen such positive growth in behavior for her class! Yay, Mrs. Amburgey!"
News from the PTA
The PTA has also recently signed up Blake to earn points when you shop at Kroger. All you have to do is link your Kroger Plus card to Blake Elementary, and every time you shop, Blake earns money. You will still get your coupons and rewards, but Blake also benefits. Mrs. Murphy will send out the directions again in case you missed it the first time.