Myers Moment

February 19th Edition

Pursuing Excellence: Vision 2020

Nesbit Elementary will be a high performing school where students, staff, and the community work collaboratively to create an environment where students are critical thinkers and problem solvers. Students will pursue excellence in all academic areas and develop essential skills that prepare them for college and careers. Students, staff, and the community of Nesbit Elementary will be committed to the belief that we are continuous learners and that failure is not an option. Teaching and learning with rigor and passion is our core business.


The "A" Team is currently completing brief observation #4. We will begin our final formative observations in March. During the final observations we will observe guided groups. If you need additional support with guided groups please contact the coaches or your Assistant Principal. We are here to help and support you.

Placement Preference

Teachers that have been at Nesbit three years or more have the option to enter the Placement Preference Process and transfer to another GCPS school. An e-mail will go out on Monday, February 29th, providing details about the Placement Preference Process.

Early Release

Early release is Wednesday, 2/24 and Thursday, 2/25. Students will be dismissed at 11:45. Ms. Hollingsworth will send out the lunch schedule. Please be sure to contact each student's parent in person or via phone. Support teachers will come to classrooms to search for the 1,000+ books that are missing from the book room.

On Wednesday, 2/24, pizza will be served for lunch in the Sunshine Room for the faculty. Please enjoy two slices per person. On Thursday, 2/25 Nesbit Sunshine will provide snacks in the Sunshine Room.

My Morning Gift by Jacki Sellmansberger

I’d like to paraphrase a little something someone shared with me several years ago. It has been on my desk every morning for quite a while, to serve as a reminder of the daily gift each of us receives. I used to tell my children if you woke up this morning, it’s a sign God has a job for you to do.

“This is the beginning of a new day. God has given me this day to use as I will. I can waste it, or use it for good, but what I do today is important, because I am exchanging a day of my life for it! When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever, leaving in its place something that I have traded for it. I want it to be gain – not loss, good – not evil, success – not failure; in order that I will never forget the price I have paid for it.”

Please remember our custodian, Cary Pedraza. Her mother had a stroke a couple of weeks ago and is in St. Joseph’s. She will probably be there 2 more weeks. It is a strain financially, I am sure, for her to drive into town every day after work to care for her mother. Sunshine is sending her a small gift card. Keyla Espinal’s, (registrar) grandmother passed away in the Dominican Republic this week. Lani Valentine (3rd) is in California with an emergency family illness. Please keep these families in your prayers. Pray for many of the staff who are struggling physically to stay healthy (Julie Spence, for one), as we are going into conferences next week. Continue to remember the Patterson family and all those affected by this loss, Jocelyn Garrison, Mr. Tom, and Cynthia Saffo. Welcome back to Laura Sciacca!

Dates to Remember

Monday, 2/22
  • 3:15 - Principal Advisory Committee Meeting in the Media Center
Tuesday, 2/23
  • 8:30 - Nesbit Hosts Meadowcreek Cluster Principal's Meeting
  • 3:15-4:30 - Gift of Time ( Please use this time to work on conferences)

Wednesday, 2/24

  • 11:45 - Early Release
  • Pizza in the Sunshine Room for Staff

Thursday, 2/25

  • 11:45- Early Release
  • Snacks in the Sunshine Room for Staff

Friday, 2/26

  • Fifth Grade Field Trip

Be a Rainbow in the Clouds...Be a Blessing

We never know what trials someone may be going through. As a leader, I feel that part of my purpose in life is to help and support others. It feels good to help others who are struggling through hard times see a rainbow in the clouds. How will you help someone this week? Will you be a blessing to others? Be a rainbow for someone.
Dr. Maya Angelou: "Be a Rainbow in Someone Else's Cloud" - Oprah's Master Class - OWN