The Blake Buzz

Week of December 7-11, 2015

Upcoming Events


  • Teachers update grade books
  • PBIS Team meeting in conference room 4:10pm.


  • Faculty Meeting- Assessment info ELA and Math presented by Whitney, Olivia, and Natalie. On-Demand writing: bring a piece of writing from every student. Results from survey sent to certified staff will be shared.


  • Staff Christmas Luncheon- Pizza & dessert will be provided in the lounge to express appreciation to all Blake staff!
  • ILT 4pm- We will be discussing SMART Goal setting & rewards, Spelling Bee, Math Night and Bellarmine Literacy Night, Committee responsibilities, Super Planning, Reading tier data vs. proficiency data, Other.


  • PBIS Team attends all-day PD outside of building


  • Basketball game at The Brown School 10:30

14-18 STAFF SNACK WEEK (Info was placed in your mailboxes by Cyndi last week._

**PTA Holiday Shop will be this week. The PTA will send out info to you with specific times and dates.


  • Staff Ugly Christmas Sweater Day- We will pose for a picture together at the Staff party that begins at 4p.m. A prize will be given for the ugliest sweater. Be creative!
  • All-staff Holiday party in the library. Light snacks will be provided, and we will be having a White Elephant gift exchange. Bring a $10 (suggested) wrapped gift to exchange if you would like to participate in the gift swap. It's fun to see whose gift will be stolen!


  • JCPS Principals' Meeting


  • Grading Period Ends
  • Teachers update grade books
  • School Wide Sing-Along by Christmas Tree 2pm/Holiday Parties 2:30-3:30pm
  • Pay Day


  • Basketball game at The Brown School at 9:45 a.m.


  • Winter Break- No School


Susan McPherson is our Superhero of the Week. Susan was nominated by Jill Calloway for graciously sharing bulletin board supplies and always being willing to help her with many things.

Bulldog Shout-outs!!

Thank you to everyone who helped "hold down the fort" while Ms. Covington and I were both sick last week. We appreciate you handling discipline problems. Special thanks goes to Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Murphy, and Mrs. Banta for your work on SRT calls.

Thank you very much to our PTA and to every one of our staff members who helped set up and/or worked at our Breakfast with Santa Claus. It was a huge success again this year, thanks to the efforts Angel Murphy, Venita Burnett, Ashley Amburgey, Leslie Covington, Natalie Smith, Brittney Griffith, Olivia Hust, Jill Calloway, Jill Banta, Ashley Snawder, Joe Shields, and Mark Murphy. You all rock!

We would also like to thank Mrs. Banta for all of the wonderful extra-curricular activities that you make possible for our students after school. Many would not be able to participate in enrichment if it was not for you!