Galloping Gazette

A newsletter for the Faculty and Staff - Week 12/31-1/4

Put Students First • Seek Growth • Be Open to Change . Do Great Work Together • Value Differences

Principal's Message for the week:

May your best gifts this holiday be the ones that aren't under your tree; may your home be filled with family and friends and your heart with love and laughter; and may you return in January with a mind that is refreshed and a spirit that is renewed.


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Congratulations to our 2020 teacher of the year - Mrs. Cochran!

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Schedule for upcoming weeks

Diligence is our Character Trait

Dec. 31st - Jan. 4th - Only collaboration will be on Friday - Katie and Molly will be here for content collaboration during PE Blocks.

Wednesday, January 2nd

  • Welcome Back! Winter Break ends.

Thursday, January 3rd

  • Citizen Recognition Lunch (All Lunches)
  • 2:40 - 4:00 - Stem Club Meetings (Rm 34, Rm 34a, Art Room)

Friday, January 4th

  • 10:30 Dr. Spence here for learning walks
  • Katie and Molly will be here for content collaboration during PE Blocks grades 2-5.

Jan 7th - Jan 11th

Math Focus in PLCs

Math Learning Walks

Monday, January 7th

  • 2nd grade PLC
  • 2:40p -4:00p Newspaper Club (Innovation Lab)

Tuesday, January 8th

  • 3rd Grade PLC
  • 3:00p - 4:00p Leadership Meeting (Library)

Wednesday, January 9th

  • Happy Hump Day!!!
  • K PLC
  • 1st grade PLC

Thursday, January 10th

  • 8:30-2:30 4th Grade Jamestown Settlement Program (4th Grade Classrooms)
  • 5th Grade PLC
  • 2:40p-4:00p Stem Club Meetings (Rm 34/ Computer Lab/ Rm 38 Art Room)

Friday, January 11th

  • Ms. Backer out in the AM
  • 4th Grade PLC
  • You made it through the 1st week of the new year. Way to go!!!

Shout Outs

Shout out to Rochelle in the cafeteria! She always serves with a smile and even gave me a sweet treat this week! - Claire

Thank you Mr Doss for being an awesome sport and helping to make our Grinch Day special for our firsties. - Mary

Thank you to all of my farm family. Working with each of you these last few years have made me a better teacher and person. Thank you for all the small and big ways you ah e helped me along my journey. - Mary

Thank you to the first grade dream team. I’ve loved getting to know you and working with you. Y’all are the best and I’m lucky to have been on your team. - Mary

Thank you to the office staff for all of the sweet treats and fun activities planned for us! - Third Grade

Thank you Karen R. for all of your help and support with my kiddos! - Ally

Shout out to Patti C. for helping to make sure every child had a chance to participate in pajama day at CFES! - Jennifer R.

Shout out Ally for making sure each of her students spend this winter in a warm coat. - Jennifer R.

Shout out to the little elves who made our beautiful mugs and delivered treats! - Debra V.

Shout out to Ally (cross-curricular guru) for planning with me and knocking out a ton of objectives in one lesson. - Debra V.

Our awesome administrators, Wende, Alisha & Karen for such a fun and festive pre-holiday week! - Nicole

Many thanks to Mrs. Beda, Mrs. Burok, Mrs. Cochran, Mrs. Crouch, Mrs. Csenar, Mrs. Hall, Mrs. Hayes, Nurse Jill, Mrs. McNulty, Mrs. Pascual, Mrs. Ratner, Mrs. Robertson, Mrs. Rockwell, Mrs. Rodriguez, Mrs. Shuttleworth, Mrs. Steinel and Mrs. Stewart who provided gifts for our students and all those who provided socks anonymously for our Giving Tree. You all are true angels! - Nicole

If you have any shoutouts, please send them to Ms. Backer and Mrs. Jacobs by Thursday.

Upcoming Birthdays


12/26 - Fatima Dorbin

12/28 - Wendy Harris


1/2 - Tina Fritz

1/4 - Sharon Yager

1/25 - Marcus Bellamy

1/26 - Abbe Torres

1/28 - Amanda Van Wagenen

Important Links from the principal packet

Our Fifth graders showing off their knowledge of Jamestown with their Electricity City!

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PreK and Gingerbread Houses ... amazing!

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Our chorus and strings students showing off their amazing talents!

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Just some of the smiling faces around the farm this week!

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Details, Details, Details - Our office ladies are simply the best!

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Keep these coming!

Please check out our form below to see how Mrs. Porter and myself will be celebrating our students and continuing our positive culture and environment.