Ms. Mac's Memos

Week of July 28th

Mission & Vision

Park Street Mission:

We Learn. We Grow. We Thrive.

Park Street Vision:

Our vision is to provide a collaborative foundation for successful learning and living through:

P- Positive Experiences

S- Supporting all students

E- Engaging with the community and creating

S- Students of excellence

Week at a Glance


  • 8:00-10:00- 1st, 3rd & 4th Math District PD (Sawyer Road)
  • 8:30-11:30- K & 2 UOS PD w/Hannah in Media Center
  • 1:00-3:00- 1, 3, 4 & 5 UOS PD w/ Hannah in Media Center


District Professional Learning Day

*Look for schedule of PL sessions included in pre-planning folder

Required Sessions Include:

  • Schoology- Grades K-12 (1 hour)

  • Pearson Math- Grades K, 2, 5, 6-11 (2 hours)

  • Phonics- Grade 1 (2 hours)

  • Mandatory Reporter Protocol for Counselors (2 Hours)


  • Sneak-A-Peek 8:30-10:30 (Wear your new Park Street construction shirt)
  • 2:00-3:00- Last Minute reminders for the first day of school


  • First day of school (please dress nicely- no jeans) We will have visitors from the school board as well as elected officials in the building.

Challenge for the Week...

I am very excited for this school year! I think we have an incredible staff that is ready to impact the lives of students in positive ways. I look around on social media and see the postings of the new team members, and I think of how fortunate your new students are to have teachers like you. I believe we will accomplish great things this year!!

I am challenging you this week to write two notes of affirmation for someone at school, and remind them of why they are special and how they are impacting your life. Have a wonderful week and thank you for all you do to help Park Street Learn, Grow, and Thrive.



Discourse Cubes and Cards

Each teacher will receive a set of discourse cubes and cards. These were donated from the iReady rep. They have question prompts for students to use when talking about Math.


During the breakout session in the Media Center, there were two questions we did have the opportunity to go over with every group. If you don't mind, please provide some feedback for us to help and support you during the year:

Leave Requests...

This year we will continue the Early Leave passes, but they will be electronic for easier tracking. Ms. Bagwell will include the link in the daily Panther Post, but it is also listed below.

Here is the link:



School Supply Deliveries...

We will start delivering any pre-ordered School Supply kits to your classes tomorrow.

Other Deliveries...

We will be dropping off the following items to classrooms:

  • Post-It note chart paper pads
  • Student Agendas (3rd-5th grades)
  • Math White boards (K-2)
  • Copy Paper
  • Bus, car, walker, after school tags- these are new (K-2)
  • EXCEL Leader Posters

Coaches' Corner

Back-to-School Tips

1. Adopt a growth mindset. Kids need to hear that their abilities are not “fixed” at birth, and that there is always room to improve.

2. Model kind behavior.

3. Get creative.

4. Build healthy habits. Students learn best when their physical and emotional needs are met.

5. Love unconditionally.

Who to contact:

Heather- ELA and Social Studies

Sharon- Math and Science

This year the co-coaching practice will be used by Heather and Sharon.

Capturing Kids Hearts Ideas...

Below are some ideas to help you get started with Capturing Kids Hearts in your classrooms. We can't wait to see your social contracts and hear all the "Good Things" you and your students have to celebrate.



Classroom Ordering...

In order to expedite your supply orders and get materials to you as quickly as possible, we are implementing "Ordering Days."

  • Supply orders will be placed on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Pink sheets should be submitted to me by 3:30pm on Mondays and Wednesdays for approval, otherwise they will wait until the following week.
  • Pink sheets can be placed in the box outside of my office door.

Affirmation Station...

Sometime this week we will be placing a box, bin, envelope (we are still figuring it out and are open to suggestions) for notes of affirmation. We want everyone to have the opportunity to leave you a note of affirmation for you and continue the very exciting capturing Kids Hearts work we have begun.

We will still do the staff Shout-Outs below, but it is nice to receive a personal note as well.

Staff Shout Outs... (final shout outs from last year)

1. Ann Rakestraw

Ann is an amazing ESOL team leader and friend. She is very diligent in communicating with our team about meetings, responsibilities, and new information. She always allows us opportunities for input when decisions have to be made. Ann cares about her team members deeply and often encourages us with treats or funny texts. She is a treasure to us and an asset to the students and teachers she supports. Great Job Ann!!!

2. Dr. Caldwell

Thank you Dr. Caldwell for all the love and support you provide to the SPED Department. We love and appreciate you for all you do to help us, as we support SWD!!!!

3. ESOL Team

Thank you for all of your diligence and endless hours spent on all of the changes and hiccups we had with EOY paperwork this year! You are THE BEST!! I appreciate you! Ann

4. Amanda Cobb

For showing up every week to work with MILE and Talent development with excitement and enthusiasm! You are reliable and so fun to work with.

5. Christine Rodriguez

You always have a smile on your face and a warm greeting for all staff, parents, and students no matter what is going on around you. Thank you for being YOU!

6. Tressa Banks

Thank you for bringing items to assist and help my students with their behavior needs.

7. Park St. Family

Thank you for all that you do in education and
your team work daily. Love you all. Have a great Summer.