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RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - Sun., Dec. 17, 2017

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Dear Thoughtful RES Staff,

It's the last week before Christmas break, and we know that sugarplums are in abundance.  Again, please use respect tiles frequently to encourage respectful choices.  Five days until you get a well deserved break!  Breathe and practice mindfulness!  




KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":   Christine and Lisa for all their hard work preparing for the concert!All of you who attended the concert Thursday evening!Kathi, Jen, Pam, and Leticia for helping out at the town hall with their class rehearsals.Important Items to Know:
Bullying Puppets in Education Field Trip - This field trip has been rescheduled until Wed., March 21, 2018.  We will follow the planned class schedules at that time.
Secret Santa - Kudos to Pam for stepping up and  organizing SecretSanta this year and for all who participated!  Great team players make a small school!  

Blog - The next blog will be published Sun., Dec. 30.  There will be no blog next Sunday.

Spanish Schedule -  Due to Snow…

RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - Sun., Dec. 10, 2017

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Dear Hardworking RES Staff,

I hope you all had an serene, rejuvenating weekend.  This will be a busy week - so remember to breathe and cherish the joy of the children!  Please use the "Respect" tiles to reinforce respectful behavior!  



KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":   Jen, Pam, and Leticia for graciously giving up their planning period to support their students for the concert practice at the town hall!  Jill for being so flexible and helpful Wednesday when we were shorthanded!Liza and Pam for helping cover while we had a student reentry meeting! Important Items to Know:
Artist in Residence - Art classes are being extended to the following schedule.  Classes will return to normal times next Monday! 8:00-9:00      Grades 3/4 (10 students)9:15-9:45      Pre-K (three-year-olds, 10 students)10:00-10:45  Kindergarten (7 students)12:30-1:15    Grades 1/2  (13 students)1:20-2:20       Grades 5/6  (12 students) Bullying Puppets in Education Field Trip - Our students have a wond…

RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - Sun., Dec. 3, 2017

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Dear Patient RES Staff,



KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":   Jen for organizing the Snowflake Bazaar!  Lisa and Christine for all their organizing work for the concert!All the teachers who participated in the puppet building with their classes! Important Items to Know:
Artist in Residence - Art classes are being extended to the following schedule:   8:00-9:00      Grades 3/4 (10 students)9:15-9:45      Pre-K (three-year-olds, 10 students)10:00-10:45  Kindergarten (7 students)12:30-1:15    Grades 1/2  (13 students)1:20-2:20       Grades 5/6  (12 students)
Bullying Puppets in Education Field Trip - Our students have a wonderful field trip for our students on Wed., Dec. 13 which has been scheduled since August.  This was scheduled before the dates of the Artist in Residence were announced, so we will participate as follows: K/2 - 8 -9 AM Bully Prevention & FeelingsGr. 5/6 - 9:05 AM -  10:20 AM - Bully Prevention WorkshopGr. 3/4 10:20 - 11:20 AM - Bully Prevention & Learning Diff…

RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - Sun., Nov. 26, 2017

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Dear Talented RES Staff,

I hope everyone had a lovely and rejuvenating five day break! I have college class today, but I look forward to seeing you on Monday!    



KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":   Hilder, Jarred, and Heather for all their help with the feast!Jill and Rose for their help setting up and decorating!Gr. 3/4 students for helping clean up!Gr. 5/6 students for serving the food!  Important Items to Know:
SU Committee Representatives - Every school in the SU but Reading Elementary has a teacher representative on the two committees set up by the new superintendent to help move the unified SU forward.  It's imperative that Reading be represented so our school has a voice in upcoming change!  There is a stipend provided for the extra time.   Please complete the necessary form that came with the e-mail from the SU and let me know you are doing so.  Thank you!  

Artist in Residence - Due to the amount of time needed to do the puppets, Art classes are being extended to the …

RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - Sun., Nov. 19, 2017

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Dear Talented RES Staff,

Two days to a well deserved 5 day break!   I am blessed to know and work with such a talented group of people who put students and student learning as their top priority!  



KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":   Hilder and Heather for all their help with pie day!Classroom teachers for spearheading the pie making!Jen Mayo for running the Pie Sale!     Important Items to Know:
Welcome - We welcome Will Flynn to our staff as the 1:1 paraeducator in Gr. 1/2.  So very glad you're here and settling in!  

Thanksgiving Feast - Let's try and have as much normalcy as possible over the next two days.   PE will happen in the classrooms tomorrow.  Pre-K through 2 will be eating at 11:30 AM with families, and Gr. 3-6 will eat at noon.  There is no K-6 recess on Tuesday.  Each class will have to do their own recess.  
Happening this Week: Mon., Nov. 20 - Art is the SpecialMindfulnessJill/Guidance inTimesheets due!Tues., Nov. 21 - PE is the Special and IN CLASSROOMSComm…

RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - Sun., Nov. 12, 2017

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Dear Talented RES Staff,

It's hard to believe it's only seven days until Thanksgiving break!  It will be a busy seven days, so let's all remember to breathe, and be patient and kind to ourselvesand each other!



KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":   Heather for providing us such incredible meals like "Rice Bowls!"Jared for always being positive and happy and willing to help!Hilder for providing a beautiful tablecloth for the lunch table!   Important Items to Know:
Professional Behavior - Below are a few of the professional expectations that will be in the Staff Manual: We are all juggling busy lives and school, and we all have only 24 hours a day.  We all feel overwhelmed from time to time.  What's vital to a professional reputation is how we react to stressful moments.  Emotional outbursts are not expected and are uncomfortable for everyone involved.   The teacher in charge of the class should be the "driver" of the learning and the class atmosphere…