Jaguar Journal

Week of 12/3/18

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Who has started a countdown of the days left of school prior to Winter Break…12.5 in case you haven’t counted yet. This is the season when there is so much going on outside of school, so much on our to do lists, etc. Please plan well and keep students engaged in learning…all moments matter instructionally! The 19th will be here before you know it!!!!

Important Dates for the Week:

Monday, 12/3:
  • 3rd PLC


Tuesday, 12/4:

  • K PLC (EVASS conversation/notice date change)
  • School Leadership Meeting - Sydney's Room after dismissal
  • District Science Fair - JM (Murray)


Wednesday, 12/5:

  • 4th PLC (EVASS conversation)
  • 1st PLC


Thursday, 12/6:

  • Picture Make Up Day - please send students that are interested in having a makeup or were absent on picture day.
  • 5th/2nd PLC (EVASS conversation)


Friday, 12/7:

  • Holiday Market 6-8 - come out and support the PTA and local vendors
  • Brock's PE classes will be held in the MPR on Friday so PTA reps can begin preparing for the Holiday Market.


Saturday, 12/8:

  • Reindeer Run

Important Updates/Reminders:

Peer Observations : These are due before we leave for Winter Break. Please make plans to make these happen asap if you haven't already. Let Carla/Eddie know if you need help.


Upcoming Observations: (see the information given at the beginning of the year) Certified staff on abbreviated cycle- your 20 minutes snapshot observation is unannounced. We will begin these soon as we have many to do.


Reindeer Run: There is a team from NCE (students and staff) that will be participating in the Reindeer Run Saturday. Please take pictures and tweet out #CelebrateNCE.


Save the Date: Mark your calendars for December 19th at 12:45! Our PTA will be treating us to a wonderful lunch as we begin the holiday season! Please send Evonne an email with any dietary restrictions asap. The PTA will be using this information for planning. More details about the luncheon coming soon!


#CelebrateNCE - There are so many great things happening daily at NCE...Students engaged in learning, staff members supporting each other, the list could go on and on. Have you tweeted and used #CelebrateNCE? We will take all the names of those that have tweeted this month to enter into a drawing for instructional funds. Can you be the first to tweet? We will draw a name at the end of each month for instructional funds for your classroom. How many tweets can we get during these 12.5 days?

Virtual Reality Kits

We are so lucky to have 20 VR kits in our media center! Mandy has added the list of available Virtual Reality Google Expeditions onto the NCE website's staff page under the "Technology Resources" section. You can access this list to see what VR expeditions we have that correlate with your standards and could be included in your planning. The kids absolutely love VR kits! There are 20 headsets. You should ask Mrs. Crankshaw a few days in advance to ensure they are charged and ready to go before you want to use it.