Week 10: 10/16/17 – 10/20/17

My go-to blog, Venspired, comes through again this week with another inspiring message:


“That part of the school year. The one where your plate gets so full you don’t know what to tackle first. The one where you’re pulled in 86 different directions, buried in to-do lists, and you feel behind on everything. Your classroom. Your graduate classes. Your life. It’s tempting, desirable, even easy to just settle. But when you settle, you’ll miss something. You’ll never know what amazing thing your class might create. You’ll never know about that better way to assess, plan, integrate. You’ll never read that article that changes your perspective. You’ll never see that opportunity you missed. Yep, you could settle. Or, not. It’s really up to you!”

Here’s our week at a glance:

Monday, October 16th
Medical Exclusion Day – Please see email from Anna Wrobel re: students who are not up to date with paperwork
Dental Screenings
1st Grade/Reading Room Team Plan @ 2:35pm

Tuesday, October 17th
Dental Screenings
Happy Birthday Mary Beth D’Andrea :)
1st SIP Committee Meeting @ 2:45pm <—-did everyone sign up for a committee?

Wednesday, October 18th
Dental Screenings
PreK/K/1st Grade TAPS Meetings
Board Meeting @ 7:00pm

Thursday, October 19th
Happy Birthday Eva Popowska :)
PreK Parent Workshops
The Great Shakeout (Earthquake Drill) @ 10:19am *See email for more info!
SLT – ELA (Cancelled)
District Math K-5 Meeting @ 3:30pm (District Office)

Friday, October 20th
Fall Picture Re-Takes

Week 9: 10/09/17 – 10/13/17

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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 9th
No School: Columbus Day
Happy Birthday Mandy Vanderwaal :)

Tuesday, October 10th
Team Up Against Bullying – Wear your Favorite Sports Team
ROE Life Safety Visit
Faculty Meeting @ 2:50pm
Family Math Night/BPAC 4:00pm-5:30pm

Wednesday, October 11th
2nd/3rd Grade TAPS Meetings

Thursday, October 12th
PreK Field Trip to Johansen Farm
PATS Field Trip to Cosley Zoo

Friday, October 13th
2nd Grade Field Trip to Goebbert’s

(10/15) Happy Birthday Rose Karas :)

Week 8: 10/02/17 – 10/06/17

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Here’s our week at a glance:

Monday, October 2nd
Parent Visitation Day (9-10am and 1-2pm)
Project Connect K-3rd *Students will write an anti-bullying message on a strip of orange paper that will connect to form a school-wide chain! Our message is much stronger when we come together to make a difference!

Tuesday, October 3rd
3rd Grade Field Trip to Goebbert’s

Wednesday, October 4th
1st Grade (Rooms 100, 101, 110) Field Trip to Safety Town

Thursday, October 5th
Vision/Hearing Screenings (Room 112)
SLT Math Meeting @ 2:40pm (Upstairs PD Space)
Happy Birthday Barbara Brzozowska :)

Friday, October 6th
Vision/Hearing Screenings (Room 112)
PreK Screenings

Blog Posts Worth Reading:
What’s In Your Teacher Carry-On?

10 Things to Say Instead of ‘Stop Crying’

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