Week 15: 11/26/12 – 11/30/12

Welcome Back! I hope you enjoyed your time off, spending time with family, friends & loved ones. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’d like to share with you the benefits and power of two simple words. THANK YOU.

They are 2 words that have the power to transform our health, happiness, performance and success. Research shows that grateful people are happier and more likely to maintain good friendships.

Gratitude and appreciation are also essential for a healthy work environment. A simple thank you and a show of appreciation can make all the difference.

Gratitude is like a muscle. The more we do with it, the stronger it gets. Be sure to say thank you to those around you each and every day.

Here’s our week at a glance:

Monday, November 26th:
Welcome Back!

Tuesday, November 27th:
Kindergarten Field Trip to Washington School (SEL Buddies activity)
Faculty Meeting @ 2:30pm
Mentor Meeting @ 3:45pm (LMS)

Wednesday, November 28th:
SLBC to Denny’s
Common Plan: TAPS

Thursday, November 29th:
PreK Field Trip to Shedd Aquarium
SLT Meeting @ 3:00pm

Friday, November 30th:
Spirit Assembly (Integrity)

**Just a friendly reminder to schedule 2nd round of observations, as they must be completed before Winter Break**

Week 14: 11/12/12 – 11/16/12

With parent teacher conferences taking place this week, here are some articles I’d like to share:

‘Twas the Night Before Conferences: A Parent’s Perspective on Parent-Teacher Conferences

Making the Most of Parent-Teacher Conferences 

Why Parent Teacher Conferences Matter

Here’s our week at a glance: 

*American Education Week* 
Parent/Teacher Conferences all week
*If your schedule changes for some reason, please be sure to submit an updated copy to the office* Also, Donna and I are able and willing to attend any conferences, if needed.

Monday, November 12th:
Breakfast served in faculty lounge from Dr. B in honor of American Education Week :)
Happy Birthday Sarah Mixa :) 

Tuesday, November 13th:
First Buddy Event! (Conference Room)
Parent Visit Day (9am-10am & 1pm-2pm)
*No Faculty Meeting*

Wednesday, November 14th:
*No Common Plan*
Board Meeting @ 7:00pm (LMS)

Thursday, November 15th:
Thanksgiving Feast in Faculty Lounge
Happy Birthday Sandy Montes de Oca :)
*No SLT Meeting*

Friday, November 16th:
1/2 Day of School (K-3 students dismiss at 10:55am)

Thanksgiving Break 11/19-11/23
Happy Birthday Rosa Worwa (11/20)
Happy Birthday Emily Kronlage (11/21)
Happy Birthday Jill Geritano (11/25) 

Week 13: 11/5/12 – 11/9/12

Here’s our week at a glance:

Monday, November 5th:
Happy Birthday Shannon O’Malley :)
Kennedy Election Day  <—-click for schedule
Here are some election day texts:

Tuesday, November 6th:
Teacher Inservice Day <—click for agenda

Wednesday, November 7th:
Buddy Sub-Committee Meeting @ 7:20am (Room 109)
SLBC to Franklin Park Ice Arena
Assessment Common Plan
PreK/PATS Thanksgiving Feast (2:00pm-3:30pm)

Thursday, November 8th:
District Veterans Day Performance @ 6:30pm (LMS)

Friday, November 9th:
Happy Friday! 5 by Friday :) Keep making those positive connections with families!

Happy Birthday Julie Fister & Becky Shoufer :) (11/11)

 Things to share:
*Having a hard time coming up with comments to share at conferences with parents? Here is a list of suggestions!!

*Here are some ideas from Pinterest for Parent/Teacher Conferences