Myers Moment

February 5th Edition

Pursuing Excellence: Vision 2020

Nesbit Elementary will be a high performing school where students, staff, and the community work collaboratively to create an environment where students are critical thinkers and problem solvers. Students will pursue excellence in all academic areas and develop essential skills that prepare them for college and careers. Students, staff, and the community of Nesbit Elementary will be committed to the belief that we are continuous learners and that failure is not an option. Teaching and learning with rigor and passion is our core business.

Nesbitize the GMAS

This week's quiz was Math. The results are:

3rd - 56%

4th - 58%

5th - 54%

Continue to review and reteach essential skills. The suggest time to reteach is from 8:00-8:30. We are going to "Nesbitize" the GMAS

CCRPI Staff Survey-Georgia School Personnel Survey

In order for Nesbit to receive the School Climate Star Rating on the CCRPI, at least, 75% of our staff must participate in the survey. Currently, we have 103 staff members that have completed the survey. We need 132 staff members in order to receive full credit. Last year, we received 4 out of 5 stars ( GREAT JOB!!!!). The GA School Personnel survey is part of the state CCRPI (College Career Readiness Performance Index) which serves as our state school report card.

The link for staff members to use to access this survey is:

Student Surveys 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades-Georgia Student Survey

In order for Nesbit to receive the School Climate Star Rating on the CCRPI, our students must participate in the survey. Ms. J. Jones will be giving these surveys to classes in the media center. Third, fourth, and fifth-grade teachers will be given a 30-minute gift of time while the survey is being administered. The surveys will be administered Wednesday, 2/10, Thursday, 2/11, and Friday, 2/12. A schedule with specific times will be sent.

Please send cards by Jacki Sellmansberger

If I am ever on my “death bed” or in difficult circumstances, I’m going to have those I love to post a message to friends that says, “please send cards.” It really has become almost a thing of the past. Can you tell me the last time you opened your mailbox and actually got something besides a bill? Sure, it takes a little longer to choose a card, buy a stamp, write a note, and go to the post office, but how much more thought goes into that effort! I love sending occasional notes to my kids or grandkids, with maybe $1 or two, a picture, or even an article that I read and thought they would enjoy, too!

Here’s my personal idea for LENT this year. Although, I don’t personally feel that I need to “give up” something during this season each year, I realize its importance to many believers. So I am consciously “giving up 15 minutes of my time each day for 40 days in a row”, but with this purpose in mind. I will use that 15 minutes to write a card to someone that is on my mind or in my heart. I have already bought my 40 stamps and some of my cards so that I am committed to this adventure. Perhaps some of you will join me in this, so literal “mailboxes” will all have an unexpected treat during the next few weeks.

Lin Wong’s grandmother passed away this week up in Connecticut. Please keep her family in your prayers. Jocelyn Garrison had another surgery this week and will be out for a while. That might be a good place to start our card-sending. Continue to remember Laura Sciacca, Cynthia Saffo, Mr. Tom, and others on the staff who are struggling to get healthier!

Dates to Remember

Monday, 2/8
  • 3:15-4:15-Grade Level Team Leaders Meeting

Tuesday, 2/9

  • 3:15-3:45 - Faculty Meeting
  • 3:45-4:30 - Gift of Time ( Cyber Day & RBES Mid-year update work session)
Wednesday, 2/10
  • Literacy NIT during planning
  • Student Surveys ( 3rd, 4th, 5th)

Thursday, 2/11

  • Math NIT during planning
  • Students Surveys (3rd, 4th, 5th)

Friday, 2/12

  • Progress Reports go home
  • Student Surveys ( 3rd, 4th, 5th)

Monday, 2/15

  • Professional Learning Day - Agenda posted on the eClass training page ( Click Content and News)
  • Practice Cyber day
  • Mid-year RBES due
  • Cyber day plan due

Little Things

Peace and joy are found in the little things. Live your life trying to be present .
India.Arie - Little Things