Week 12: 10/29/12 – 11/02/12

Here’s our week at a glance:

Monday, October 29th:
Cycle 2 Assessments This Week

Tuesday, October 30th:
RTI Committee Planning Meeting @ 2:30pm (Room 118)
Common Core Committee Meeting @ 2:45pm (Room 205)
*Please remember to bring the office ladies a list of the names of parents you anticipate coming to your classrooms on Halloween. Please STAR/indicate which parents have visited our building this year & have checked in with the Raptor system so we can pre-print their visitor badges*

Wednesday, October 31st:
Happy Halloween!
*AM PreK Parade @ 10:00am (around inside of school)
K-3 Lunch/Changing into costumes taking place in classrooms between 10:30am-11:50am
*K-3 Parade @ 12:00pm (outside; weather permitting)
*PM PreK Parade @ 1:20pm (around inside of school)
*If you are a Halloween Helper, please remember to report to your spot during the K-3 parade at noon (*refer to email sent in the Kennedy Conference on First Class)! Your help is greatly appreciated :)
Remember it is early dismissal Wednesday!

Thursday, November 1st:
Celebrations Committee Meeting @ 2:30pm (Room 104)
SLT Meeting @ 3:00pm

Friday, November 2nd:
End of Trimester 2
3rd Grade Field Trip to East Leyden High School (Alice In Wonderland)

Here are some Halloween Ideas from Pinterest <—-click to see entire board.



Storybook Pumpkins

The storybook pumpkins look AMAZING! The pumpkins are a perfect example of the wonderful, creative, imaginative work that can happen when great minds get together for a common cause. You showed tremendous teamwork and I am so proud of your efforts and creativity. The parents, students and teachers alike were amazed and in awe of everyone’s efforts and final products. NICE JOB!!!

Week 11: 10/22/12 – 10/26/12

Here’s a week at a glance:

Monday, October 22nd:
Fire FIghters Visiting <–click for schedule

Tuesday, October 23rd:
PATS Field Trip to Cosley Zoo
Fire Fighters Visiting
Faculty Meeting @ 2:30pm <—-click for agenda
Mentor Meeting @ 3:45pm

Wednesday, October 24th:
SLBC Outing to Jewel
Storybook Pumpkins Common Plan
Board Meeting @ 7:00pm

Thursday, October 25th:
Kennedy Carnival 6:00pm-7:30pm
HIP Ornaments due! Put all your ornaments in a large, black trash bag and drop off bag in Room 117.

Friday, October 26th:
Spirit Assembly (Teamwork)
Multiage Field Trip to Goebbert’s

*I pinned some neat Fire Safety activities from Pinterest, if you’d like to take a look.

Fire Safety Reflection <—-click for PDF



Week 10: 10/15/12 – 10/19/12

My go-to blog, Venspired, coming through again this week with yet another inspiring message:

“That part of the school year. The one where your plate gets so full you don’t know what to tackle first. The one where you’re pulled in 86 different directions, buried in to-do lists, and you feel behind on everything. Your classroom. Your graduate classes. Your life. It’s tempting, desirable, even easy to just settle. But when you settle, you’ll miss something. You’ll never know what amazing thing your class might create. You’ll never know about that better way to assess, plan, integrate. You’ll never read that article that changes your perspective. You’ll never see that opportunity you missed. Yep, you could settle. Or, not. It’s really up to you!”

Here’s our week at a glance:

Monday, October 15th:
Medical Exclusion Day
Dentist Visits in Conference Room
Vision Committee Meeting @ 2:30pm (Room 127)
Compass Learning Meeting @ 2:45pm (Room 205)
Happy Birthday Rose Karas :)

Tuesday, October 16th:
Buddy Meeting @ 7:20am (Room 109)
Holiday Fund Meeting @ 7:30am (Room 101)
Dentist Visits in Conference Room
Common Core Committee Meeting @ 2:30pm (Room 205)
SEL Committee Meeting @ 3:30pm (Teacher’s Lounge)
Happy Birthday Rosa Worwa :) 

Wednesday, October 17th:
Dentist Visits in Conference Room
Technology Common Plan/Group 3 Planning with Reading Room
Justin Chibucos (AXA Rep) Visiting <—see attached flyer

Thursday, October 18th:
Pre School Field Trip to Sonny Acres
RTI Committee Meeting @ 2:30pm (Room 118)
K-3 Paraprofessionals Meeting @ 2:30pm (Teacher’s Lounge)
SLT Meeting @ 3:00pm
PreK Paraprofessionals Meeting @ 3:45pm (Teacher’s Lounge)

Friday, October 19th:
1st Grade Field Trip to Goebbert’s
Happy Birthday Ewa Popowska :) 

Week 9: 10/08/12 – 10/12/12

*From my favorite blog; Venspired

School? It’s about the kids. Society loves to simplify our jobs. Make it about facts and kids knowing stuff. Make it about graphs and charts that display our school’s weak points. But what aren’t people seeing? The kids.

The kids whose parents no longer live in the home. The kids who get one meal a day, their school lunch. The kids who cry at night because they are the adult in the house. The kids who have amazing potential buried in trying to help raise a younger sibling or who have big struggles caused by the fact that they are caring for themselves. The kids whose parents have a terrible drug problem and are headed to prison. The kids who haven’t lived more than six months in the same place since they were born. The kids who don’t know what Santa visits are like. The ones who don’t have a Crockpot with warm meals filling their house when they hop off the bus.

Every teacher knows a student whose story would break your heart.

A story that would stop you in your tracks.

A story that would remind you what education is about. Education? It’s about the kids.

The charts & graphs in the paper are just numbers. Teachers? We impact lives.
Thank you for all that you do to make an impact on our Kennedy Kubbies each and everyday! They are blessed to have you in their lives. :)

Here’s our week at a glance:

Monday, October 8th:

Tuesday, October 9th:
Faculty Meeting  @ 2:30pm  <—-click for agenda
Reading/ELL Committee Meeting (Room 110)
School Community Committee Meeting (after faculty meeting)

Wednesday, October 10th:
2nd Grade Field Trip to Tyrell Trailside Museum (Rooms 104 & 105)
SLBC to Schiller Park Police Department
Reading/ELL Common Plan
*PreK: Faculty Meeting at start of common plan @ 2:50pm*

Thursday, October 11th:
2nd Grade Field Trip to Tyrell Trailside Museum (Rooms 115 & 106)
Event Planning Committee Meeting @ 2:30pm (Room 115)

Friday, October 12th:
Pre School Screening
Kindergarten Field Trip to Didier Farm