The Red Bird Express
Building Our Future... One Child at a Time
March 7 - 11, 2016
Quote of the Week:
"The best and most beautiful things in life cannot be seen, not touched, but are felt in the heart." ~ Helen Keller
Good News Gets Around!
- To Kira Saiban - Thank you for your support on rainy days at Kiss and Ride dismissal - Kathy Long Wilmot
- To Olga Sullivan - Thank you for your efforts to support the students and families as they navigated the sign-up process for soccer on Monday night. Your continued investment with families is such an important part of our school success! You make great things happen!!
- To Karen Raze - Thank you for teaching Brian's class when there was no substitute available. Thank you for supporting preschool as they conducted an eligibility for a colleague. You are always so willing to jump in and support the mission.
- To Laura Annett - Thank you for your coordination of the soccer sign-up for the students who are in the most need of participating in a team sport. Thank you for working with Olga and the wonderful people at Messiah to make it happen.
A Special Word of thanks from Tina Kosabud to:
- Ms. Shannon has let me sit in on her small reading group with my case study student and taken time to answer so many questions. I've learned so much!
- The kindergarten team has lent me stacks of books and shared similar patterns I asked about after giving my first informal reading assessment. They are truly wonderful to work with!
- Ms. Austin has also lent me books and taken time to answer questions, never making me feel like I am bothering her.
- Mr. Nash often checks up on me asking how everything is going and shares what knowledge he has learned through his experiences through the cohort and transitioning to teaching.
- Kira and Liz have given me great insight as well.
- Lucia has been so supportive and always encouraging me to think forward, challenging me with if this was your classroom how would you do this...I'm beyond appreciative.
National Breakfast Week
Let's Help Our Custodians!
Employee Engagement Survey
If you haven’t taken the confidential FCPS Employee Engagement Survey, there’s still time! The survey is open until Friday, March 11.
The survey is being conducted to determine how connected employees are to their jobs and FCPS. Your feedback will help FCPS better understand its strengths and needs so they can support you in your work.
Check your FCPS email today for your personal survey invitation. K12 Insight is sending the email link, administering the survey, and compiling the results. Your responses are strictly confidential!
If you are having trouble opening the link or did not receive one please contact K12 Insight at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have additional questions about the survey, visit the information page on the FCPS intranet at http://fcpsnet.fcps.edu/hr/ees (VPN or Network Access required), or contact Surveys@fcps.edu.
Sexual & Gender-based Harrassment Training 2015-2016
All teachers, instructional assistants, and school counselors are required, under an agreement with the federal Office of Civil Rights, to annually complete training about how to prevent and intervene in student-on-student sexual and gender-based harassment. This training, available on eLearnIT, must be completed by April 15, 2016. To access the course, staff members should sign in to eLearnIT, click on “catalogue” and scroll down to find the course under “S.”
Summer Curriculum Development Application Website Available on March 7
The website listing 2016 summer curriculum development projects from Instructional Services and Special Services will be available March 7. Interested teachers are encouraged to apply online. Projects begin as early as the latter part of June 2016 and vary in length. The deadline to apply is March 21.
For further information contact LouEllen Brademan at Lpbrademan@fps.edu or 571-423-4853.
Note: Summer Curriculum Development projects are contingent upon 2016-17 (FY 2017) budget approval.
Summer Clinic Employment Opportunities
A Special Thank You to...
- The 3rd Grade Team, Carla, Lauren Austin, David Nash and Karen Raze for organizing a successful SOL Night for the 3rd grade families! Your efforts gave students and their families the opportunity to learn more about what to expect when they take the SOL tests in May!
- Joe and Roxanne for organizing the Book Swap! You made it possible for all of our students to choose a "new" book to take home!
March 7 - 11
- Naglieri Testing in the Computer Lab (9:30 - 11:00)
- FAC Meeting (8:15 - 8:45)
March 14 - 18
- Science Expo Week
- Kid Talk Meetings (9:25 - 3:50)
- 6th Grade Basketball Game @ Irving MS (6:00 - 9:00)
- SCA Meeting - Representatives & Officers (1:05 - 1:35)
- Chili Cook-Off (11:00 - 1:30)
- Safety Patrol Meeting (3:00 - 3:40)
March 21 - 25
- Spring Break
- Teacher Workday