SMMS WEEKLY STAFF NOTES

Week of 9/21/15

MISSION

How could you change your classroom management techniques to better reflect our mission?

Values

Mayo Clinic Connects Resilience, Gratitude & Happiness

The below article and especially the video do a great job of dissecting brain research to weave together Resilience, Gratitude and Happiness. I recommend showing your students the video, perhaps 2nd grade and up, but it's your call.
A Very Happy Brain

NCSSB

A Good Primer On The Standards From Our Friends At Boston College

PBS LearningMedia

You now have access to 100k+ standards-aligned digital resources, productivity tools that can help you integrate content into your instruction, and professional development opportunities that will strengthen your teaching skills.


Please see Mrs. Guajardo with any questions.

CCD Starts This Week!

From Mrs. Portillo, DRE:

Good morning Mr. Daily. Just a friendly reminder. We begin another year of Religious Education, how exciting. I ask a favor of all your teachers. Please have the shelves to the right of the entrance door be cleared, as the Catechist will be leaving the children's book and supplies on the shelves. I thank you staff for the use of your classrooms. This ministry of Religious Education continues to grow. We, the community of St. Mary Magdalen Church appreciate the use of your classroom and I will have you in my prayers. Continued blessings.


This is for Monday and Tuesday evenings.

You Are A Photojournalist

Thanks to all of you who have been sending great pics of amazing learning happening in your classrooms. Keep it up!

Electrical Outlets

Please ensure that each of these have child protection covers. Please let me know if you have one or notice one that is exposed.

Wednesday Meeting

This week is for the cluster meetings, which start promptly at 7:15. Make sure you know where you're going!

Progress Reports

Let me know if you can think of ways to improve our Progress Reports. Everything is on the table to change and improve!

Sacrament Inventory

Did you do this yet?

Eucharistic Minister Rotation

Mondays: Daily and McKeown every week


Starting This Wednesday (9/23):


Sister Ezi, Sister Angeles and Casey (9/23)


Escobedo, McKeown and Casey (9/30)


Rotate every other Wednesday.

Clubs

Ok, for the most part, I have seen some great things happening in the Clubs. However, this past week I popped in on one club where the kids were doing their thing while the moderators were huddled at a table doing paperwork. This is unacceptable because Clubs are a time for us to share something we find great joy in with the kids! I give you the directive to have tons of fun with the kids in your clubs!!!

Mass This Week

It is the 3rd Graders turn!

Assembly

If you have NOT registered, please let me know tomorrow, MONDAY, 9/21.

Formative Assessment Ideas

Classroom Management Ideas