Miner Minutes

October 9, 2015

Fall Fundraiser

Please note that on MONDAY during Miner Time, each grade level will have the fall fundraiser kickoff in the LGIA. Please note that there is small overlap with 6th and 7th grade Miner Time. Therefore, 6th grade needs to wait until 1:55 to report to the LGIA, and Encore needs to note that 6th grade may be a few minutes delayed to class. When 6th grade comes to the LGIA, please have them bring their bookbags as they normally would for Encore. Thank you for your support and encouragement with our students and the fall fundraiser for our school. Funds raised will go towards scholarships for field trips and digital resources. Also, you will give out the sales packets during HOMEROOM, even though the kickoff is during Miner Time.

Wednesday's Football Game

For Wednesday's football game, we will be encouraging students to TURN IT PINK in honor of breast cancer awareness month. A portion of the gate proceeds will be donated to the American breast cancer foundation, so please encourage your students to come see some football and support breast cancer awareness!

PTSO and Bonfire

Thank you, staff, for all of your support at the PTSO family fun night and bonfire on Tuesday. It was AWESOME! The purpose was not to make money, but merely to bring our community together, and we are so thankful for those that were able to come!!

Prism Grant/Award - deadline Dec. 7

This award provides up to $3,000 for one year to cover the cost of equipment, materials, and supplies. An additional $1,500 may be requested for professional development related to the implementation of new equipment or use of materials in the classroom. Awards are made to teaching professionals that hold a professional educator's license to teach in a North Carolina K-12 public school.

http://www.bwfund.org/grant-programs/science-education/promoting-innovation-science-and-mathematics

Canvas Optional Work Sessions - Tuesday

Please remember that our district expert in Canvas, Erica Williard, will be here on Tuesday throughout the day during your planning to work with you on anything you need in Canvas. I would recommend your at least logging in and getting a small feel of the basics, or if you've been using it, ask those specific questions, too!

Calendar Items

October 12: Miner Times Tumbler Fundraiser kickoff!

October 13: Faculty meeting at 7:30am; Canvas optional work sessions during planning

October 14: ELA and SS PLCs

October 15: Math and Science PLCs

October 20: Listening with Lowder faculty meeting

October 23: End of 9 weeks grading period and EARLY DISMISSAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

October 26: Workday (uncapped so you can use flex time if needed)

October 27: Grade level meetings

October 28 - 30: Frye’s skating rink behavior rewards (more details later)

November 4: report cards go home

November 6: honor roll ceremonies during encore time (more details later)

Thank you!

Thanks to Brittany Gillis for coordinating the effort on facebook for CMS to get the most "likes" in order to win 250$ from Dr. Patricia London, local Concord dentist!

Big Three

Big 3 Goals for 15-16 School year

  1. Student learning
    1. PLC alignment
    2. powerful instructional strategies we haven’t tried before
  2. Capture the hearts of students and staff
  3. Structures for student success (MTSS, Behavior, Discipline procedures, Facilities, Communication internally and externally, CULTURE)
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