Week 12: 10/27/14 – 10/31/14

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Here’s our week at a glance:

Monday, October 27th
Cycle 2 Assessments
Flu Shot Clinic @ Washington School (3-4pm)

Tuesday, October 28th

Wednesday, October 29th
*If you are bringing up a student, please be sure your paperwork is COMPLETE in Google Docs by tomorrow so team members can look at the documents ahead of time, in an effort to bring intervention ideas to the TAPS meeting!

Thursday, October 30th
SLT @ 3:00pm
Carnival 6:00pm-7:30pm

Friday, October 31st
Halloween Parties & Parades
*See Kennedy Conference for email with Halloween Info
Trimester 1 Ends

**Reminder for Tenured Teachers*
Tenure teacher professional growth meetings completed before November 1st.
ALL tenured teachers must complete a Professional Growth Plan.  

Check out some Halloween Ideas below. Click on the picture to link up to it’s resource page:
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**Tons of fun classroom Halloween activities from Kleinspiration!

Week 11: 10/20/14 – 10/24/14

Are you ready for Monday?
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“Every Monday morning, when the alarm goes off, we have a choice. We can go, “Ugh…here we go again.” Or, we can see it as an opportunity. Afterall, every Monday could be seen as just the beginning. This could be the week we start something big. So…..are you ready for Monday, or should I say….is Monday ready for you?”

Here’s our week at a glance:

Monday, October 20th
Red Ribbon Week
PATS Field Trip to Cosley Zoo

Tuesday, October 21st
PreK Workshops
Kindergarten Field Trip to Didier Farm
Faculty Meeting @ 2:50pm

Wednesday, October 22nd
WEAR RED to show you are drug free
MYON Training @ 2:00pm-3:00pm (Cafeteria)

Thursday, October 23rd
Happy Birthday Ashley Lindeman :)

Friday, October 24th
HIP Ornaments due (please put them in black bag w/a KENNEDY SCHOOL SIGN. Drop off in conference room by the end of the day)
Spirit Assembly ~ wear Kubbie gear or blue/white!

Week 10: 10/13/14 – 10/17/14

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I don’t think anyone knows the meaning of the phrase “Only so many minutes in a day!” better than someone in education.  There is always something waiting for us. Meetings. Papers. Calls to make. Email to answer. Things to file. Things to look up. Lessons to plan. Committees. Grad classes. Tech tools to figure out. Family. Commitments. PD.   There may be days when we are stretched to the limit, feeling more like some human version of Stretch Armstrong with our arms pulled in different directions, about to break off.   But, at the end of the day, it’s true.  The things that matter?  We make time for them.   Those people that say,  ”Oh, I don’t have time for that…”  Is this an insinuation that some of us just have more time than others?   Time is not something we just ‘have,’ it’s something we make.  It’s something we make when things matter to us. Children matter to us. Remember….what you do each and everyday at Kennedy School is in the best interest of the children we serve.

Here’s our week at a glance:

Monday, October 13th
NO SCHOOL: Columbus Day

Tuesday, October 14th
PATS Field Trip to Cosley Zoo

Wednesday, October 15th
Medical Exclusion Day
Happy Birthday Rose Karas :)
Board of Education Meeting @ 7:00pm

Thursday, October 16th
PreK Field Trip to Johansen Farm
Happy Birthday Rosa Worwa :)
Earthquake Drill @ 10:16am (Drop, Cover, Hold On) <–click for more info
SLT Meeting @ 3:00pm

Friday, October 17th
Reading Room Plan Day
2nd Grade Field Trip to Goebbert’s

(10/18) ABC Craft Fair & Fall Festival
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(10/19) Happy Birthday Eva Popowska

Week 9: 10/06/14 – 10/10/14

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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 6th
Happy Birthday Anna Gabrielle :) *green bus*
Bring Your Parent to School Day: 9-10am and 1-2pm
Flu Shot Clinic 2:45pm-3:45pm (Faculty Lounge)
Fire Safety Visits <—click to view schedule
Dentist Visits (in the conference room)

Tuesday, October 7th
Happy Birthday Nicole Novak :)
Fire Safety Visits
Multiage/1st Grade Field Trip to Goebbert’s
Dentist Visits (in the conference room)
Faculty Meeting @ 2:50pm
Mentor Meeting @ 3:45pm

Wednesday, October 8th
Fire Safety Visits
Dentist Visits (in the conference room)

Thursday, October 9th
3rd Grade Field Trip to Goebbert’s

Friday, October 10th
Pre School Screening

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

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