Monday Memo

November 17, 2014

TJ Updates

Last week was a great week of performances. It started with another wonderful Veteran's Day celebration. Thanks to Katie for some new ideas! It ended Friday night with our Storytellers had their Firelight Performance. Once again, I was amazed by the student's ability to memorize and perform their stories!

It was also an exciting week for book arrivals. Not only did the Book Fair books arrive, but we receive another shipment of books for the bookroom. These books are mostly nonfiction. We are in the process of checking in the books and getting them ready to add to the bookroom. In order to keep the bookroom organized, we are requesting that you don't reshelve books that you have taken out to look at. Please place them in the basket to be reshelved later.

Tuesday is SRP Recognition Day. Thank you to all our SRPs for helping educate all of our students.

Here's some pictures from last week.


Arendt, Smith, Barattini
PM: Richmond, Farrell, Merritt

Monday, November 17
  • SST Training, 8:30 - 3:30, Teacher Center Training Room
  • College & Career Readiness Study Group, 3:30 - 5pm, Teacher Center Training Room
  • Book Fair Preview

Tuesday, November 18

  • Book Fair during day and evening hours
  • Parent University Expo, 4 pm - 8 pm, TJ Cafetorium
  • SRP Recognition Day

Wednesday, November 19
  • Book Fair
  • SST Training, 8:30 - 11:30, Teacher Center Training Room

Thursday, November 20

    • Book Fair during day and evening hours
    • Parent University Expo, 4 pm - 8 pm, TJ Cafetorium
    • Achieve 3000 Training
    • App Sharing (3-6), 3:30 - 5:30, Teacher Center Training Room

      Friday, November 21

      • Book Fair
      • Group Pictures - schedule to come later in week
      • Picture Make-up Day (after group pictures - will make announcement)


      "All About Those Books"

      The Mount Desert Island High School version of Meghan Trainor's "All About The Bass".
      "All About Those Books" MDIHS Library

      Websites, Blogs or Twitter accounts worth checking out

      Below are some websites or blogs I have found that I thought might be of interest to some of you. I will also add some interesting people to follow on twitter.

      What I Have Learned Blog

      This blog is written by Jessica, an elementary teacher in California, who currently teaches second grade but has taught all grades K-5. She wrote a series of blogs about expository writing (picture came from one of these blogs). You can also follow her on Pinterest and Facebook.