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A Peek at the Week - December 7-13, 2014
December 6-13, 2014
Specials Week 1
Lunch Week 3
Saturday, December 6
8-10 Holiday Hotcakes
8:00 chorus program
9:30 dance performance
Sunday, December 7
Monday, December 8
Happy Birthday Ramsey Malone
9:30-1:30 Student Council Leadership Training @ ISC
Holiday Lunches PK, K, 1st & 4th
3-4:00 Dance Club
3-4 STEAM Lab Class Meeting
Tuesday, December 9
Holiday Lunches 2nd, 3rd, 5th & 4th student council
3-4:30 Faculty Meeting/CC Collaboration
Wednesday, December 10
7:15 Witzzle Pro
3-4pm Environmental Club
Thursday, December 11
Happy Birthday Heather Nevius
3:00-4:00 Readers Rally
Friday, December 12
Holiday Office Treats - come by the conference room
8:30-9:15 Healthy Hallways Assembly in cafeteria K-2
9:30-10:15 Healthy Hallways Assembly in cafeteria 3-5
3-4:30 Girl Scouts
Saturday, December 13
4-5pm Gwinnett Gladiators/Sing for Santa
December 15 Kevin Raczynski @ DES
December 16 Staff Holiday Party
December 17 Holiday Hoedown Chorus Performance 1:30
December 18 Holiday Hoedown Chorus Performance 7pm
December 19 Holiday Parties
December 20-January 4 Winter Holidays
January 5 Professional Learning Day Schedule
8-9 Breakfast compliments of Ty Stephen (Melissa's husband)
9-9:45 SchoolNet (1-5) / Rdg Strat (kdg) / HWT (pk) / STORI (sp ed)
9:50-10:35 Math (k-5)
10:40-11 perception surveys
11 EL mtg
LA December 15 (M) – 9:30
MA December 16 (T) – 8:30
LA December 16 (T) – 8:30
MA December 17 (W) – 9:30
LA December 11 (TH) – 8:30
SC December 15 (M) – 12:00
SS December 16 (T) – 12:00
MA December 17 (W) – 8:30
SC December 12 (F) – 9:30
MA December 16 (T) – 12:15
LA December 17 (W) – 9:30
SS December 18 (Th) – 9:30
LA December 15 (M) 9:30
MA December 16 (T) 8:30
SC December 17 (W) 10:45
SS December 18 (Th) 10:00
*Sixth Grade AC Math – Wenger – December 18 (Th) – 7 AM
holiday lunch schedule
GA Milestones New Resource
The GaDOE is pleased to announce the release of a new video, designed to provide an introduction to the Georgia Milestones Assessment System. This short, animated video provides a friendly overview of our new assessment. The video highlights the purpose of the assessment, the types of questions that students will see, and the types of feedback that students, parents, and educators will receive. The video is available on the Georgia Milestones website at:
You can also go to testing.gadoe.org and then click on the Georgia Milestones Assessment System link. Please feel free to link to this resource from your local webpage. We hope this resource is helpful to you and your school, parents, and students. We will continue to post additional information and resources about the assessment as they become available.
Atlanta Families' Awards for Excellence in Education (AFAEE)
Gwinnett County Public Schools has been invited to join the Atlanta Families' Awards for Excellence in Education (AFAEE). The AFAEE is a program that understands how critical teacher and leader quality are in ensuring that every child receives an excellent education. To promote this belief, the AFAEE recognizes outstanding teachers and school leaders each year and has expanded it's reach for the 2015-2016 school year to include the following five Metro Atlanta school districts: Atlanta Public Schools, Cobb County Schools, DeKalb County Schools, Fulton County Schools, and Gwinnett County Schools. If you would like to nominate a teacher or school leader for this award, or learn more about this program, go to atlantafamilies.org. Nominations are open at this time and will close on Friday, January 9, 2015.
Proposed English Language Arts and Mathematics Standards
A Working Committee representing K-12 Georgia public school teachers, post-secondary staff, parents, and instructional leaders from across the state made revisions to the standards based on public feedback and recommendations from survey results for standards with less than 90% approval. ELA and Mathematics Advisory Committees then reviewed the recommended changes made by the Working Committees and provided additional suggestions for clarity and change based on feedback and survey recommendations. Business and Industry partners that include the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education, Georgia Public Broadcasting, and Georgia Power have been involved in the review and evaluation process. An Academic Review Committee consisting of representatives from the writing and advisory committees; the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement; and the Georgia Department of Education leadership staff reviewed and finalized the draft revised standards for presentation to the State Board of Education for permission to post for 60 days of public review and comment.
Note: There were some recommendations made by survey respondents that committee members felt would be more appropriate for inclusion in the Teacher Guidance documents developed by the Georgia Department of Education for each grade/course and subject. Other recommendations to be emphasized in Guidance and Professional Learning include: phonics instruction, cursive writing, literature and informational text, traditional computing methods, and the memorization of addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts.
The survey will be posted for 60 days of public review and comment from November 12, 2014, through January 10, 2015. The draft revised standards and public feedback will be presented to the Georgia State Board of Education on January 15, 2015, for approval.
Use the following link for access to the revised ELA and Mathematics Standards and surveys for feedback. Please forward this information to your teachers, administrators, and stakeholders.
Thank you in advance for your review and feedback.
Healthy Halls Student Assembly
On Friday, December 12th we will have "The Kohl's Healthy Halls School Wellness Program" presented by Strong4Life and Kohl's Cares here at Mulberry.
This program teaches students about nutrition and physical activity by focusing on the Strong4Life Healthy Habits.
There will be two performances in the cafeteria: 8:30 - 9:30 PK-2nd grades and 9:30 - 10:30 3rd - 5th grades.
Additionally, students will be receiving a water bottle with resources inside to take home. We will prepare class sets to distribute to your students.
We look forward to the Healthy Halls School Wellness Program that day!
2015-16 School Calendar is Released
- To Lorraine for catering our many events while serving 10 meals a week!
- To Kari, Patrice, Angela and Camila for making sure that all events run smoothly.
- To Brittany Mayweather. The wax museum was amazing!