Week 18: 12/16/13 – 12/20/13

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We get to look into the eyes of the students in our care and see good every day. We get to be the good in the world! You are the good in this world. Thank you for choosing education & Kennedy School. Each day, parents entrust their children to us and parents hope that, above all, their children will be nurtured, safe, and loved. Our students are truly blessed to have you in their lives. May we always honor the memories of those who lost their lives just 1 year ago, never taking for granted what we have in front of us. Treasure your students, support your colleagues, reach out to people who need it, give back. Remember the community of Newtown, Connecticut not only in your thoughts & prayers, but in your daily actions.

Here’s our week at a glance:

Monday, December 16th
Cycle 3 Assessments this week
Happy Birthday Sue O’Connell :)
Happy Birthday Ola Heitz :)
3rd Grade Field Trip to The Nutcracker Ballet
Dr. Seuss Committee Meeting @ 2:30pm (Room 204)
Begin our Grinch Day theme…let’s fill the grinch with kindness (Have students place red hearts with how we can be kind/examples of kindness on the bulletin board located by gymnasium)

Tuesday, December 17th
Multiage Field Trip to Museum of Science & Industry

Wednesday, December 18th
Santa’s Visit to Kennedy School
Board Meeting @ 7pm

Thursday, December 19th
2nd Grade Field Trip to Museum of Science & Industry
SLT Meeting @ 3:00pm

Friday, December 20th
Spirit Assembly (Generosity)
Grinch Day

(12/29) Happy Birthday Jimmy Kennedy :)
(01/05) Happy Birthday Elise Lagattuta :)

Check out this blog; Technology Rocks, Seriously. It has some great holiday apps that are fabulous & free!

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Week 17: 12/09/13 – 12/13/13

Here’s our week at a glance:

Monday, December 9th
PATS Field Trip to Museum of Science & Industry

Tuesday, December 10th
Faculty Meeting @ 2:30pm

Wednesday, December 11th
3rd Grade/8th Grade Buddies Activity (@ Kennedy)
TAPS Common Plan

Thursday, December 12th
Kindergarten/5th Grade Buddies Activity

Friday, December 13th
Reading Room Plan
December Buddy Event

If you’re anything like me, there are tons of shared Google Docs in your drive. Here’s a way to color code your folders:

Have you seen the “Have Fun Teaching Channel” on YouTube? Check it out….

Don’t forget to check-out & share your Grinch Day ideas for the last day before Winter Break to the shared board on Pinterest. If you aren’t on it yet, email your team leader or Christa Henkel to add you!

Week 16: 12/02/13 – 12/06/13

Welcome Back! I hope you enjoyed your time off, spending time with family, friends & those you love. It’s crazy to think we only have 15 days with our Kennedy Kubbies before Winter Break. In these 15 days, we have a lot of work to do & lots of wonderful learning experiences to provide our students. Things to keep in mind:

*This is the time to push all of our students & keep them excited and eager to learn!
* This is the time to show all of our students how much we care about them, as some may feel anxiety about not being at Kennedy for 2 weeks (and possibly acting out because of it).
*This is the time to let our Kubbies know how much we appreciate them!

Let’s make a commitment to look at these next 15 days as times to deliver the highest quality service to our students, parents & community! I’m proud of all that we’ve accomplished so far this year, but please keep the focus on learning in your classrooms!

Here’s our week at a glance:

Monday, December 2nd
Welcome Back!
***Please RSVP to the Holiday Party if you haven’t done so already!***
Dr. Seuss Committee Meeting @ 2:30pm
*Set Up MAP Testing Lab in Lounge after school* (No need to bring a laptop this time)

Tuesday, December 3rd
Winter MAP Testing Begins *click here for schedule*
Pleas add any students necessary to the MAP MAKEUPS GOOGLE DOC HERE
Buddy Committee Meeting @ 2:45pm (Room 109)

Wednesday, December 4th
Happy Birthday Michelle Miro :)
SLC/SLBC Outing to HIP Mall
PreK/PATS Tree Decorating Event (2:00pm-3:30pm)

Thursday, December 5th
Kennedy Singers Rehearsal @ LMS (10:15am-11:30am)
SLT Meeting @ 3:00pm
Winter Choral Concert (@ 6:30pm, LMS)

Friday, December 6th
Pre School Screening
Holiday Party :)

(12/07) Happy Birthday Dr. Boryszewski :)
(12/08) Happy Birthday Cindy DeRose :)

**In the hallway by the courtyard, there are supplies/materials that were used with children at Washington School through the Triton partnership. Please look at the materials and feel free to take anything that you can use in your classrooms, as whatever is left by the end of the week will be added to the Surplus Property auction list.