Week 22: 01/30/17 – 02/03/17

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Here’s our week at a glance:

Monday, January 30th
Welcome Back from Maternity Leave, Michelle McMorrow!
Michelle Nelson moves to Room 129 as mat leave replacement for B. Lane
ACCESS Testing Continues….

Tuesday, January 31st
100th Day of School!~
2nd Grade Field Trip to PF Chang’s (Howlett & Miro)
Reading Room Re-Opens

Wednesday, February 1st
2nd Grade Field Trip to PF Chang’s (David, Mixter & Rowland)

Thursday, February 2nd
2nd Grade Field Trip to PF Chang’s (Zaprev & Ward)
SLT Meeting @ 3:00pm

Friday, February 3rd
5 by Friday! Make at least 5 Positive Connections!

(02/04) Happy Birthday Anne Weinthaler :)
(02/05) Happy Birthday Jenna Bartello :)

100th Day Ideas from Pinterest:
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Mark Your Calendars…..
Invites are going home with students on Monday! Please talk about this Open House event with your students! Encourage children to have their parents RSVP for the event so we have a good idea on the number of people to expect! Staff, their children/families/friends are welcome, too! We hope to see you all there! 
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Week 21: 01/23/17 – 01/27/17

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Here’s our week at a glance:

Monday, January 23rd
Media Center Opens for Students!
ACCESS Testing Continues (RR Closed)
Dr. Seuss Committee Meeting @ 2:50pm

Tuesday, January 24th
Happy Birthday Ofelia Golden :)

Wednesday, January 25th
1/2 Day of School (SIP Day Agenda will be emailed to Kennedy Conference)
5:30pm – PATS Parent Engagement Evening (Home Language & Children’s Literature)

Thursday, January 26th
Happy Birthday Brian Key :)

Friday, January 27th
Winter Birthdays Celebration in Lounge Before School (1st & 2nd Grade are bringing Treats!)

The annual Stars on Stage Talent Show will be on Thursday, March 17th. We are still looking for helpers to facilitate the rehearsals leading up to the main event! Helpers will be compensated for their time.

Screen Shot 2017-01-22 at 5.25.53 PM*Looking forward to learning with everyone during this Wednesday’s SIP day!
*All MAP meetings & non-tenured 3rd round observations must be scheduled/completed by February 1st !

Week 20: 01/16/16 – 01/20/16

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Here’s our week at a glance:

Monday, January 16th

Tuesday, January 17th
[Media center continues to be closed until everything is completely ready!]
ACCESS Testing Begins!
PreK Field Trip to Kohl’s Children’s Museum
Mentor Meeting @ 3:45pm
Happy Birthday Cheri Grimaldi :)

Wednesday, January 18th
RTI Data Review during CPT
Board of Education Meeting @ 7:00pm (LMS)
*Kennedy Addition will be featured as Example of Excellence! We hope to see you there!

Thursday, January 19th
SLT Meeting @ 3:00pm (Media Center)

Friday, January 20th
5 by Friday! Make 5 positive connections with families!

(01/22) Happy Birthday Michelle Morgan :)

Week 19: 01/09/16 – 01/13/16

Happy New Year and Welcome Back! I hope you enjoyed a restful, relaxing break~! Of course it’s that time of the year when we make New Year’s Resolutions.

Have you heard about Jon Gordon’s “One Word” that gives meaning & focus to your life?Jon suggests coming up with one word instead of list of resolutions.

“A single word can be a powerful thing. It can be a ripple in the pond that changes everything. It can be sharp or biting or rich and soft and slow. A single word can be a catalyst for enriching your life!”

I challenge you to choose one word each January–a word to focus on, reflect upon as one goes about daily life. Can you identify a single word that sums up what you want for yourself in 2017? It can be something tangible or intangible…it could be a thought or a feeling or an emotion. The key is to find something that has personal meaning for you.

My word is PRIORITIES. This Stephen Covey quote below is a reminder for me to be sure that my priorities are part of my daily routine – to truly be present in each moment! At school, my priorities will be spending time in classrooms with students and teachers, ensuring high quality instruction engages our students daily! At home, it will be trying to power down from work and social media in order to give my attention to my family and children. It will also involve devoting time to my health and coursework as I embark on my next educational chapter! While I am a self-proclaimed  “multi-tasker” I am genuinely going to try to be present in every moment I find myself in.  Maybe its not about having balance in life; both our personal and professional lives are 24/7. It’s more about paying the right amount of attention to each one and recognizing that it’s going to be different every single day.
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Here’s our week at a glance:

Monday, January 9th
Welcome Back! See email in the Kennedy conference regarding our first day back and introducing the new learning spaces to our students!

Tuesday, January 10th
Faculty Meeting @ 2:50pm
RTI Committee Meeting @ 3:00pm

Wednesday, January 11th
EnVision 2.0 MATH Presentation by CF’s @ 1:50pm (Room 110, Grades K-3)

Thursday, January 12th
Think College Thursday

Friday, January 13th
PreK Screening Day
5 by Friday! Make 5 Positive Connections this week :)

(01/14) Happy Birthday Jen Fullone :)
(01/15) Happy Birthday Ami Freeman :)

(01/16) NO SCHOOL (MLK)

To Every Teacher Going Back To Work This Week by Jenna Wiley

Check out some ideas below to welcome students into 2017! (Click picture to take you to the resource):
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