Prestwood Messenger

December 14, 2015

The 5 Days Before Break

We are in the home stretch before a well deserved winter break. Our giving program has been a big success, and we are currently filling our fourth barrel. Thank you for your support of this effort. This weekend I wrote to parents about the spirit of giving and wanted to share the a moving video from Thailand with you. In the spirit of giving, I wanted to show my appreciation for all of you, my Prestwood family, with the 5 Days Before Break. Keep an eye out for some little surprises every day this week. Thank you for how hard you work for kids!
ทรูมูฟ เอช " การให้ คือการสื่อสารที่ดีที่สุด " TrueMove H : Giving

This Week's Events

Monday, December 14, 2015

8:20 - 9:20 IEP (Heiser)

9:30 - 10:30 IEP (McClure)

10:30 - 11:30 IEP (Lely)

1:00 - 2:00 IEP (Pagano)

2:00 - 3:00 SST (Heiser)

3:00 - 4:30 Staff meeting

Tuesday,December 15, 2015

11:30 - 1:00 Mathematicians' Club Party (Room 26)

3:00 - 4:00 SST (Griffith)

Wednesday,December 16, 2015

1:45 - 3:00 GL Collaboration - Staff Celebration at Saddles

Thursday,December 17, 2015

3:00 - 4:00 Garden - Outdoor Classroom Meeting (Library)

Friday, December 18, 2015

Minimum Day

7:45 - 8:20 Jingle Bell Jog

Read Aloud

I have been reading a book called What Do You Do With an Idea to classes. My goal is to read in every class this month. If your class has not read this book, I would love to come visit for 15 minutes this week. I am available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday throughout the day. Email or talk to me about a time that works for you.
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Leadership Notes

Leadership had a great meeting this week. Among other things, we talked for a while about staff meetings and how to ensure they are serving everyone. Meeting notes can be found at this link:

Outdoor Classroom Meeting

We are moving forward on our outdoor classroom. This Thursday, 12/17 at 3, we will have a planning meeting Nyberg Landscaping to discuss possible designs. This meeting is open to all interested teachers and parents. I am working on a garden update which I will share with you soon.

Harvest of the Month

Cody is planning on herbs for the Harvest of Month. He would like to know which teachers would prefer their herbs to come in starter kits with the roots attached to be transplanted and which classrooms would prefer already harvested ones. This will be a great opportunity for those that want to grow some herbs in their class. Please email Cody your preference. (

On the Horizon

12/21-1/1 Winter Break (No School)

1/4 ELAC Meeting

1/5 School Assembly

1/7 BEST Training Day (4/5)

1/8 BEST Training Day (2/3)

1/11 BEST Training Day (K/1)

1/11 Staff Meeting

1/11 PTO Meeting

1/4-1/22 District STAR/EarlySTAR

1/25 District Grade Level Meeting

2/1-2/5 Prestwood Maker Week

2/1 PTO Meeting

2/2 School Site Council

2/5 Math Performance Task

2/8 Staff Meeting

2/22 Staff Meeting

3/7 District Grade Level Meeting

3/7-3/18 STAR/EarlySTAR

4/4 Staff Meeting

4/11 District Grade Level Meeting

4/25 Staff Meeting

5/9 Staff Meeting

5/9-5/20 STAR/EarlySTAR

5/23 Staff Meeting