Mashburn Minute

Mashburn Elementary April 24, 2015

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Mashburn Spotlight!!!

A huge THANK YOU to every single staff member for your support and your perseverance through the first week of our new adventure in testing. Thanks for being flexible and upbeat, attending extra trainings when necessary, and for doing everything you can to make Georgia Milestones as ridiculously amazing as possible for our students!

Enormous shout out to the amazing Jennifer Swaim! She bears the brunt of the stress surrounding testing (and irregularities!) with poise and optimism. We could not do it without you and your meticulous attention to detail!

Woohoo! for Sara White and Mary Jo Dunn. They have rallied a Relay for Life Team and raised almost $2000 to help fight cancer!

Thanks to Mrs. Hill for teaching our 3rd Graders about finding good-fit books using the new F&P labeling system in the media center!

What's coming up! (please share relevant dates with your parents)

April 27th - May 1st - Spirit week at Papa Johns

April 29th - Yogurt and ice cream bar after school

May 1st - fun lunch from buffalos and snow cones for the kids during specials

May 7th - upcoming Kindergartner Ice cream social 3:30-4:30 (drop in)

May 3rd - Mashburn 5K

May 4th- Teacher appreciation week starts.

May 5th - PTA bringing in lunch

May 8th - Field Day and PTA providing lunch

May 12th - Spirit Night at Texas Roadhouse

May 13th - Dr. Bearden visiting 5th grade classes

May 20th - Beach Day

May 21st - Graduation at Central 7:00 pm

May 22nd - last day of school - 5th grade walk 2:45

May 25th - no school

May 26th - 11:30 end of year staff luncheon

Aug 4th - K bus roundup 9:00-10:00 and open house, meet and greet with their teacher

Youth Leadership Forsyth

Do you know a rising high school junior who is a leader and wants to grow? If so - Tracey Smith has applications for a phenomenal program called Youth Leadership Forsyth. They take around 40 high school juniors and meet once a month to learn about the community and cover the 7 Mindsets. Applications are due soon, so don't wait!


Special Education Pre-School Teachers

Hill Center - Bailey Bldg Computer Lab

May 13

3:30 – 5:00

Special Ed SLPs & Teachers of Self-Contained Classrooms

BOE, Drive Lab 2

May 13

3:30 – 5:00

Click here to register on PDExpress. (Sarah Taylor, Ext. 203342)

Evaluation of Science and Social Studies Georgia Performance Standards

We would like to make you aware that the State Board of Education is asking teachers to evaluate, review, and provide recommendations for the GPS Standards in science and social studies. Teachers will be receiving information about the survey and have until June 15, 2015, to provide input. If teachers are having trouble completing the survey via the links below, the state has provided QR codes for alternate access.

Science Survey

Science Alternate Access QR Code

Social Studies Survey

Social Studies Alternate Access QR Code

Summer Online Google Educator Training

Whether you want to learn a little or a lot about Google, sign up for Google Educator Training! You can take the whole course (7 weeks: June 1 – July 17) or drop in for only the topics that interest you. This online course will prepare you to become a certified “Google Educator” if you participate fully in all of the modules. We will cover Google Drive, Docs, Forms, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Hangouts, Classroom, Sites, Gmail, and Calendar. The asynchronous course materials will be presented through itslearning, and there will be one synchronous session each week through SAFARI Montage Live (SML) videoconferencing. Participants will be expected to watch a video prior to the videoconference for each topic, and then complete the project/assessment afterward. To earn 1 PLU, you must participate in at least 4 modules. To earn 2 PLUs, you must participate in all 7 modules. Go to PDExpress for dates/times of videoconferences and to register for the course.