Jeffries Weekly Update
December 13-19, 2015
This Week's Events
Dec. 7-16- Holiday Grams Sales (to benefit Leadership Program); I challenge every to send a Holiday Gram to bus drivers, food service, individuals you don't normally get to see and your students! All benefits go to our Leadership Program! You can add a special note on the back. They all come with a soft holiday mint! Jeffries Community List
Dec. 14-18- Staff Secret Santa ($2 gift M-W; $10 gift on Thursday with Secret Santa reveal)
Sunday, Dec. 13- Jeffries PTA Skating Party Fundraiser 5-7PM
Monday, Dec. 14- Hot Cocoa Bar & Coffee (Conference Room) 7:45AM
Tuesday, Dec. 15- Kickapoo Choir Assembly 10:30AM (all school); Jeffries Faculty Mtg. 4-5PM with guest speaker- Gifted Education (for 10-15 minutes) in the library; Festive Holiday Sweater Day (faculty picture at 8:15AM for those wearing one in the gym/platform); Watch DOG: Damon Bess
Wednesday, Dec. 16- Honor Choir & 3rd grade performs for school 9:30AM; 2nd Grade Field Trip to the Nutcracker (11:05-1:00PM); Winter Holiday Parties 2:30-3:30PM; Watch DOG: Gerry Koeneman
Thursday, Dec. 17- End of 2nd Quarter; TST 7:45-8:30AM; Holiday Grams delivered (3PMish); Liz & PTA Executive Board provide lunch (soups); Watch DOG: Alan Denham
Friday, Dec. 18- No Students (Staff Work Day)
Liz's Holiday Cheer!
Gift #3: Holiday Grams! Hope everyone enjoyed their Holiday Gram!
Gift #4: Hot Cocoa Bar/Coffee Bar (Conference Room on Monday)
Gift #5: Liz & PTA Exec. provide Staff Appreciation Luncheon (Thursday)
Gift #6: Gift of Time to Work! (Friday, Dec. 18th will be a Professional Work Day!)
Dec. 18-Jan. 1- No School (Winter Break)
Dec. 28- Happy Birthday, Peggy Fenstermacher (kitchen)
Jan. 1- Happy Birthday, Sabrina Shockley (kitchen)
Jan. 4- Classes resume
Jan. 5- Jaguar Junction
Jan. 6- Leadership Team Mtg. 7:45-8:30AM
Jan. 7- Fire Drill; TST; PTA Executive Mtg. 6:30PM (Library)
Jan. 8- Leadership Assembly (December & 2nd Quarter Attendance, etc.); Grade Cards Go Home
Tuesday, Jan. 12- Professional Learning- We will get our staff devices (no vertical teaming)
Tuesday, Jan. 19th- CANVAS Step 2 Training with Debbie Hammer 4-5PM (We will bring our new devices to the library and she will provide training on the different elements of CANVAS)
Have you completed a SPS Recognition Form lately to recognize a SPS R-12 employee for a job well done? Please do that here!
When will staff get their new laptops? Timeline (tentative) revealed!
Jeffries Elementary: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 (at our scheduled faculty mtg./professional learning time from 3:50-5:00PM in the Library!). Blended Learning Dept. will hand out the devices, get everyone logged in, and do some customization. The day after our staff receives their device, they will have a tech start at Jeffries to answer questions or assist with needs.
HP Hybrid device
Wireless projection module (installations on-going)
Tablet stands (arriving starting in December)
Certified staff in certified positions
Staff rosters will be emailed prior to deployment for verification
30 minutes to deploy
Short presentation covering basics
Everyone will login, configure their email, and personalize their device
A technician will be available the next day on site to answer questions and help with other setups
Desktops are not pulled this year
Want to begin training modules so you can work at your own speed on learning all about Google? I have invited you to a CANVAS training for Google. I would highly encourage you to begin going through the online courses.