Wilson Weekly

Week of March 26th, 2018

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Action Items

  • Date Changes - There are a couple of Spring Date Changes. Please note the following updates- Book Fair 4/23-4/27 and Field Day May 25. Please refer to the PD Calendar (below) for updates to collaborative team times.
  • Robotics Badge - Feeling brave? Want to try out one of our new robotics/coding tools? Go for it! Also, don't forget to submit your badge request in the Schoology course!
  • Math Block Feedback - See the email from Kelly Silvestri dated 3/20. Please take advantage of this time to provide input, and email Kelly with any ideas/suggestions by Monday.
  • Laundry Detergent Drive and Book Drive - There are lots of opportunities to give! Please see the flyers below, and include them in your newsletters.
  • Volunteer Breakfast - The spreadsheet for names and breakfast items is below.
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Field Trip Planning

It's the time of year where LOTS of grade levels are planning and going on Field Trips. Because of all the moving parts and people impacted, please don't forget to notify everyone involved. Here are a few things to remember:

  • Check the date with Michelle and Cooper.
  • Notify Nora if you'll be gone for lunch.
  • Notify the Office once the trip is confirmed. That allows Jill to review meds, etc and allows Gina and Michelle to review background checks.
  • Notify mentors, reading buddies, etc that your class will be gone that day.
  • Please notify the Office when parent chaperones will be arriving and where they should wait.


Thanks!

GE Model School Visit

I'm not sure on a date, but I would expect that we should have our unannounced Model School visit soon!


As we draw closer to the end of the year, please continue to focus on the GE Practices and further integrating them into your classroom, as well as any feedback you received from ReGina on our recent coaching days.

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Night At The School

As part of the PTO Silent Auction, we are having a fun night at school on April 27 from 5:30 to 8:30. We would love to have celebrity teacher guests join us (and the kids would love it even more)!!! We'll have a picture/video scavenger hunt, eat dinner, play games, etc. etc. Let us know if you'd like to come. Staff volunteers can bring your kids!


Mary, Kaylyn, & Cooper

Mac Update

The district will automatically update staff MacBooks on April 28th. To avoid any disruption, please update your computer prior to the 28th. Here are a few reminders to help you out:


  • Please make sure you backup your important data to your Google Drive or H Drive.
  • This upgrade will take anywhere from 45 minutes to one and a half hours, during which time you cannot use your Mac. Please plan accordingly (before bed, after workday, Spring Break).
  • You will need to be plugged into power the entire during the entire upgrade.

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STEAM Expo

A Wilson parent will be hosting a STEAM Expo at Wilson on Saturday, April 21st from 10:00-2:00. There are no expectations for staff to participate or assist, but the parent asked if I would extend an invitation to anyone interested. Please see the info from her below!



FULL STEAM AHEAD!


We are in search of multiple presenters for our first ever STEAM event at Wilson on Saturday, April 21st (from 10 am - 2 pm). The event will allow for the Wilson family to come together to learn more about STEAM while having fun!


We are looking for adults with expertise who can present a hands-on activity or teach a skill related to any of the STEAM areas.


Please contact Elizabeth Lennox at lennoxae@hotmail.com if you know of anyone who would help by presenting, would like to volunteer or if you have any questions.

"Learner Centered Innovation"

As you will see in the schedule below, we will have a special Team Leader meeting this coming Wednesday. We will have a few housekeeping things to discuss, but the bulk of our time will be spent discussing Design Days and how to get to the ultimate goal of designing learning experiences over planning lessons.


Please review the Google Slides below that give a quick highlight of a book study that Mary and I are currently in. Hopefully, it will spark some ideas and questions for our brainstorming Wednesday afternoon!

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Week At A Glance

Monday

  • 3rd Grade Collaborative Team Time
  • CPR Course - 3:30


Tuesday

  • 2nd Collaborative Team Time


Wednesday

  • 1st Collaborative Team Time
  • Submit Title I Timesheets to Michelle
  • 3:30 - Team Leader Meeting


Thursday

  • Kinder Collaborative Team Time
  • "Duck & Cover" Drill


Friday - No School!