Millbrook Elementary Staff Notes
Week of May 2-6, 2016
Thought For the Week
Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives. ~Andy Rooney
*Thank you for choosing to serve students who need a lot more than children in other parts of our community.
*Thank you for showing up for our kids each day, even when you are tired, not feeling 100%, or burdened with home/family responsibilities and worries.
*Thank you for pitching in to help with duties, cafeteria challenges, recess support, and
covering for absent colleagues.
*Thank you for persistence and faith throughout a year of changes.
*Thank you for lifting up colleagues in need and forming supportive relationships with teammates.
*Thank you for challenging the status quo and taking risks.
*Thank you for honest conversations and feedback that helps MEMS continue to grow.
As the end of the year brings news of teammate transitions, I want to acknowledge that while changes can be difficult, that all of us are committed to the journey of helping children fulfill their hopes and dreams. This commitment unifies us, no matter where the journey takes us after this school year. Let us continue to find the best in each day, celebrate victories large and small, and enjoy the present moment. Whether you have been at MEMS for 20+ years or one year, each of you has made an impact on children and each other in this community - this is a legacy that will live on. That is truly something to be grateful for - and from the bottom of my heart, I thank you.
*Next Monday, 5/9, we will have EOY testing training and updates - 3:00-4:15 in the Media Center. We will also have additional EOY procedure updates to share with you (consideration for retention, EOY close out procedures, etc.).
*Upcoming Reflective PLT/Collaborative Forward Planning (with coaches, Nicole, & Abby):
K - May 6
1 - May 12
2 - May 18
3 - May 19
4 - May 17
5 - May 5
Schedule of Events
Monday, 5/2: C Day; 2nd PLT, 1:30 - 3:00; Leadership Team Meeting, 3-4:15
Tuesday, 5/3: D Day; 3rd PLT 1:30 - 3:30
Wednesday, 5/4: E Day; 1st PLT 1:30 - 3:30
Thursday, 5/5: F Day; 5th PLT 1:30 - 3:30; PTA Meeting & Tile Night, 5:30-7 PM
Friday, 5/6: **Field Day**; no specials; lunch in classrooms; *If it is too wet, we will announce midweek and it will become A Day/K PLT day; Rain Date/Makeup Field Day will be Friday, 5/13*; 4th Quarter Interims Go Home Today