Yep, only 3 and a half more days to make an impact on a child's education and life in 2015! Let's make sure we make the most of this time.
Remember that behavior tends to pick up close to the holidays for a myriad of reasons. Let's keep our expectations high, consequences in place, and let's make sure we come to school each and every day prepared and organized. Love the kids lots, forgive easily, and remember that each day is a new day.
I spent the weekend in California this weekend and had the honor of getting to spend the day on Friday at my buddy's school (Adam Welcome). Then I had two of my other Principal friends show up to observe alongside me. It was a great experience to not only learn from one of my best friends, but also to see another school in another part of the country in action, and to pick the brains of a few amazing administrators.
It's always such a blast to share the things you guys are doing. I love being able to time and time again talk about you and go out and gain some more ideas to help make me a better administrator and to hopefully help make our school the best it can be!
Before you leave on Thursday, please make sure you are prepared for when we come back in January. There will be no work day and it is your responsibility to make sure you are prepared and ready to go. Do not wait until last minute! Lesson plans need to be done through the first two weeks of January.
This week team planning will take place only M-W. Please bring your laptops and resources as we will be working on Benchmarks.
Monday - 5th Grade
Tuesday - 4th Grade
Wednesday - 3rd Grade
Joni Leonard - Dec 18th
Aaron Marvel - Dec 20th
Cewilla Thomas - Dec 22nd
Sandra Smith - Dec 24th
This Week's Important Dates
Monday - Staff Meeting
Tuesday - Kim Holcomb will be on campus to work with Admin on RTI and Interventions
Wednesday - Christmas Shoes will be Delivered
Holiday Concert - 5:30pm - Webb Cafeteria
Thursday - Release at 12:00, Christmas Party at 12:30pm
Friday - No School/No Work!
Thursday is a half day. Please remember that we release at noon. PLEASE have structures in place. Do not think you can just "show a movie" this day. You need a plan. Work with your team and fellow teachers to really utilize this time well.
HERE is where you can find our lunch schedule for the day. You MUST take your class down to get lunch, but if the kid doesn't want one they don't have to grab one. I would suggest telling them to grab one and take it home with them.
Our final rockstar educators for 2015 are listed below! Make sure you celebrate their awesomeness.
Karla Hinojosa - I have gotten to get to watch Karla in action a couple of times this year and I am consistently impressed by her work ethic and the way she is with kids. She brings so many great connections to her students and the questions she asks them are top notch. Her kids love her so much and it's just a reflection of how much she loves them. I am so thankful that we have Karla here on our team.
Lauren Neutzler - What a ball of energy. I love the crazy and creative ideas that Lauren comes up with to use in her classroom. I love how she's not afraid to break a few rules and try something new. Lauren is great for a good laugh or a need compliment. Lauren also takes her love and care for her kiddos outside the school walls. She is a needed asset on this team.
Here's a little video to share! Enjoy this week with your kids! Work hard, keep high expectations, and love harder!