The Patriot Periodical

Learning is a gift!

Welcome to our weekly staff news!

Each week we will have an update on news, events and hot educational topics. Please take time to read the periodical each week so that you are current on the PVE topics of the week!

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Monday, Nov. 23rd, 3pm

Pleasant Valley Elementary School, Knoxville, MD, United States

Knoxville, MD

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Are you a connected educator?

Please take 5 minutes to watch this video about being a connected educator. What does this mean to you?
Connected Educators
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Twitter is a social networking and microblogging service that allows you to send out short messages called tweets. Tweets are limited to 140 characters but can also contain media like photos or videos.

Twitter is a place that you can just lurk, by reading others’ tweets, or contribute to, by sending out your own tweets. Obviously the latter is what you work towards as the more you put in, the more you get out!

One of the great things about Twitter is that it is accessible on your computer, laptop and mobile devices like iPads, iPhones and other smartphones.

Twitter is used by people in nearly every country around the world. For teachers, this means you have access to thousands of teachers around the world with rich backgrounds and experiences that can contribute to your professional growth.

WCPS Common Language

Yesterday there was a pink cardstock paper in your box, WCPS Common Language. Please keep this document close to you as a regular reference. The system goal is for all of use to work to use common terms and instructional language. The link above will take you to the electronic version. This has links embedded as well so you can strengthen you understanding of each term.
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How about SMORE communication!

Our Patriot Periodical is now going to be distributed via smore. is a great way to communicate to parents in your class and to the students themselves. This is even a great site to allow students to create projects, documents, flyers... Consider using

Principal meeting Thursday, November 19, 2015

Adrienne will be at a principal meeting all day Thursday. Dan is administrator in charge, if you need assistance please contact Tina or Dan.

Custodial Update

Ms. Kidwell is no longer our second shift custodian. You will notice a sub in here for the next few weeks, Mr. Gene and another gentleman. We have posted this position and will hopefully have someone interviewed and hired prior to the winter break. Also, Bob is off next Monday and Tuesday, thus, we will have a day sub as well.