Our first full week was outstanding! The energy in our building is positive and energetic. Thank you for setting the tone each and every day to make sure our students and each other have a great day. Continue to build one another up and support each other when needed.
As I visited each classroom in our school this past week, I observed each of you setting the tone for a culture of caring in your classrooms; classrooms where teachers and students care about learning, about each other, and care about our community. The first weeks of school set the tone for the entire year. If our students leave school feeling excited about themselves as learners & about you as their teacher, then we’re doing something right! Always remember that our kids will meet any expectations we set for them, as long as we are firm, fair, and consistent with these expectations and build relationships with our students so that they will want to meet them. The primary way to accomplish this positive relationship-building with our students is simply caring deeply about them as learners and young people and taking the time to get to know them, as well as showing them just how much you care.
Here’s our week at a glance:
Monday, August 26th
Reading Room Opens!
Tuesday, August 27th
Faculty Meeting @ 2:30pm <—click for agenda
Parent/Teacher Collaboration Committee Meeting @ 6:00pm
Wednesday, August 28th
Assessment/Report Card Common Plan
Thursday, August 29th
Evacuation Drill @ 9:15am
Happy Birthday Audrey Tillack
Friday, August 30th
Code Red Drill
5 by Friday: Let’s send out 5 positive postcards
(Extras can be found in the office)
(09/01) Happy Birthday Rosa Andreuccetti
(09/02) NO SCHOOL: Labor Day
*App recommendation: Chalk Talk Blog recommended “Endless Alphabet” app as a perfect way to build students’ vocabulary. The app can be purchased in the App Store for $5.99.