Norton Weekly Update

Week of November 16th - 20th

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Schedule for the Week - Book Fair - Jeans Week!

Monday - 3rd Grade Recycle Sale; Data Meetings for 3rd - 6th Grades; Spelling Bee Qualifying Round Grades 4-6

Tuesday - Picture Retakes

Wednesday - Thanksgiving Feast; Staff Meeting @ 3:15 in Computer Lab

Thursday -

Friday - Read In; AHS Escadrille Pep Rally @ 8:30 in the Gym

Enjoy your Thanksgiving vacation!

Watch DOGS!

Monday - Chad Carlquist

Tuesday - Lee Brookman

Wednesday -

Thursday - Joshua Oerke

Friday - Ben Matthews

Terrific, Tremendous, and Totally Turkeylicious!

Benchmark scores are in and they are looking good! Almost every area has scores above the district average. Your hard work and attention to the important things are paying off! Give yourself a pat on the back and take Thanksgiving week off in recognition of all you and your students have accomplished!

Thank you for your efforts toward Veterans Day! The hallways looked beautiful and were much appreciated by our guests. As always, your flexibility and understanding was top of the charts.

Continued thanks to Sunshine for your work to make our days a little brighter and to those of you who are seeking ways to encourage and support your colleagues. You make our school a better place to be!

ELPS Refresher - Due December 11

You have a few more weeks to complete your ELPS refresher. Remember that this can be viewed with your team during a PLC meeting, however, each teacher will need to respond individually. Please contact Maria Seid with questions and to turn in your reflections.

Classroom Wish Lists

Order forms for Classroom Wish Lists from PTA have been sent out. The deadline is coming up, so spend some time on your week off dreaming about what you need for your classroom! Get those orders in by December 1st! Remember that they are to be submitted to me before being turned in to PTA. :)

Dyslexia Information

A new e-course has been added to Eduphoria. "2015-2016 Dyslexia - Examples of Accommodations" will provide ideas of how to work more effectively with your learners who are served through our dyslexia program. It is not required, but may be a helpful resource. The course will be available all year.

Parent Conferences - Reminder!

We are down to about 6 forms! Please remember as you finish up your parent conferences to give me a copy of your conference log. If you have been unable to meet with a family, but it has been offered, note that on your sheet and go ahead and turn it in. Thanks, ladies!

Staff Spotlight - Nancy Swan

Where did you grow up?

Lubbock, Texas – Red Raider country!

Describe your family-

My husband and I are empty Nesters :) :) :( We’re still getting to know each other again-lol . Our 3 children have all left the coop, but all live in the Metroplex. We’ve been blessed with two amazing grandsons.

What university did you attend?

Texas Tech, and East Texas State

What are your favorite activities?

Tennis, reading, traveling , and playing games with our family every Sunday night before the Walking Dead (Yes – a sick, demented series- I know!)

If you had $1000 to spend on anything, what would you spend it on? Traveling - Would love to see Europe!

What is your favorite reality TV show? The Voice

If you were not a teacher, what would you be? CSI Agent! Occasionally I get to use CSI skills solving a mystery in the classroom. :)

Happy birthday this week to Tammy Spann and next week to Shawna Wheeler!