Week 12: 10/26/15 – 10/30/15

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Here’s our week at a glance:

Monday, October 26th
Red Ribbon Week: Remember to have your students trace their handprint and Say “Boo” to Drugs by adding their ghost hand to the pledge on the wall outside the cafeteria! 
Tune Out Drugs – Listen to music during transitions or work time
Cycle 2 Assessment Week

Tuesday, October 27th
Sock It to Drugs – Wear Crazy Socks
Faculty Meeting @ 2:50pm
BPAC Ice Cream Social 3:30pm-4:30pm (gym)

Wednesday, October 28th
Red for Red Ribbon Week – Wear Red to Show You Are Drug Free
Costco Teacher Appreciation in the Faculty Lounge during lunches

Thursday, October 29th
You Have the Power to Say No to Drugs – Wear your favorite superhero T-Shirt

Friday, October 30th
5 Positive Connections with Parents by Friday!
We are Kind Kennedy Kubbies – Wear your Kubbie gear for the Spirit Assembly
Spirit Assembly @ 8:45am
AM PreK Parade @ 9:00am
Multiage, 2nd, & 3rd Grade Parade @ 10:00am
PM PreK, Kindergarten & 1st Grade Parade @ 12:30pm
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.

Looking for some Halloween Ideas? Check out my Pinterest board here !

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Week 11: 10/19/15 – 10/23/15

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*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. :) Make some AWESOME connections with students today…..let them know you see them!

Here’s our week at a glance:

Monday, October 19th
Fire Prevention Week – SPFD Visits <—click for schedule *tabs at the bottom for each day
Happy Birthday Eva Popowska :)

Tuesday, October 20th
Fire Prevention Week – SPFD Visits
Paraprofessionals Meeting @ 2:45pm (Faculty Lounge)

Wednesday, October 21st
Fire Prevention Week – SPFD Visits
Happy Birthday Natalie Yorty :)
Compass Learning Training for 2nd/3rd/Multiage Teachers (2:00pm-2:40pm)
Board of Education Meeting @ 7:00pm (@ Washington School)

Thursday, October 22nd
Kindergarten Field Trip to Didier Farm
SLT Meeting @ 3:00pm

Friday, October 23rd
5 Positive Connections by Friday :)
Laura Helm from American National Insurance will be in faculty lounge
Fall Birthday Treats in Faculty Lounge
PreK Workshops

*Don’t forget to sign up for your Halloween Read-Aloud with a Principal here

See ideas below for Fire Prevention Week :)

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Week 10: 10/12/15 – 10/16/15

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I hope you had a wonderful 3-day weekend and enjoyed this beautiful October weather with your family & friends! Here’s our week at a glance:

Monday, October 12th
NO SCHOOL: Columbus Day

Tuesday, October 13th
Faculty Meeting @ 2:50pm

Wednesday, October 14th
PATS Field Trip to Heritage Farm

Thursday, October 15th
Medical Exclusion Day
Happy Birthday Rose Karas :)
Earthquake Drill @ 10:15am

Friday, October 16th
PreK Field Trip to Johansen Farm
Happy Birthday Rosa Worwa :)

Blogs Worth Reading:
Seesaw: The Ultimate ePortfolio

How to Use Voice Typing in Google Docs

3 Tricks in Google Docs to Try

Monster Math App
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Four Visual Dictionaries & A Thesaurus for Kids

Week 9: 10/05/15 – 10/09/15


Here’s our week at a glance:

Monday, October 5th
Happy Birthday Barbara Brzozowska :)
Bring Your Parent to School Day (9-10am and 1-2pm)
Dentist Visits (Conference Room)

Tuesday, October 6th
Happy Birthday Anna Gabriel :) (green bus)
Dentist Visits (Conference Room)
2nd Grade Field Trip to Goebbert’s

Wednesday, October 7th
Happy Birthday Nicole Novak :)
Dentist Visits (Conference Room)
Multiage Field Trip to Goebbert’s

Thursday, October 8th
1st Grade Field Trip to Goebbert’s
3rd Grade Field Trip to Goebbert’s
Think College Thursday #tct  *wear a college shirt or colors*

Friday, October 9th
Happy Birthday Mandy Vanderwaal :) 
NO SCHOOL for Students: Teacher Institute Day

(10/12) NO SCHOOL: Columbus Day

Blog Posts Worth Reading:
Photo Stream in the Classroom

15 Awesome Halloween Books for Kids

Translations Are Coming Soon to Remind

Connected Educator Month, 2015

5 Google Add-Ons I Frequently Use

Create QR Codes that Talk