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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…

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

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Dear Tireless RES Staff,

It is so inspiring to watch our staff prepare our students for the challenges of a global world.  I will be meeting with the rest of you this week to discuss your walkthroughs and celebrate the outstanding teaching that's going on!  


KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":   Heather and Lisa who helped run to parents' houses to notify them that there was no school on Monday due to power loss!Jenn, Leticia, and Amy H. for calling parents to let them know school was closed!Sherry for coming in Sat. to finish the State Census!Lisa for all her work getting the pumpkins carved! Important Items to Know:
Professional Behavior - Below are a few of the professional expectations that will be in the Staff Manual: When staff are doing duty, they are encouraged to talk to the students and not standing talking to other adults. Staff are encouraged to take their classrooms outside for learning experiences.Staff should always take a radio with them with they are outside …

RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - Sun., Oct. 29, 2017

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Dear Tireless RES Staff,

Let's keep the focus on learning Tuesday and Wednesday.  These will be great days to use respect tiles to emphasis good choices made by students.  There are a few seasonal books on the table in the conference room area if you would like to read your class a story




KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":   Each classroom teacher for organizing their pumpkin painting for the raffle. Those of you who have submitted your parent conference schedule via Google Docs as requested. Important Items to Know:
Professional Behavior - Below are a few of the professional expectations that will be in the Staff Manual: All teachers should have at least 3 days of emergency substitute plans in a binder that they can give to Sherry or have them in a designated place where the admin. asst. and the principal know where they are.  Copies should be made in advance and the plans be "ready."Regular full-time staff should have emergency sub plans and a schedule in a folder and…

RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - Sun., Oct. 22, 2017

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Dear FLEXIBLE RES Staff,

It was wonderful meeting with so many of you last week 1:1.  I'd like to do the same with the specials teachers this week.  So let's try and make face-to-face contact for 10 min. during the day.  I'll check in with you in the morning to see what works for you. (I'll come in for PE....)  




KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":   Jen and Joan who helped out with the respect file editing!Jen, Leticia, and Liza who showed their school spirit by wearing pajamas on Pajama and slipper day!  Lisa and Patty for their hard work with Reading Runners!Pam for her work organizing the pumpkins after school on Friday!   Important Items to Know:
Professional Behavior - Below are a few of the professional expectations that will be in the Staff Manual: Blog posts - All staff are expected to read the blog posts before the students arrive on Monday so that you'll know what the schedule is.  It is posted around noon on Sunday and doesn't take too long to revie…

PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - SUN., OCT. 15, 2017

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Dear Dedicated RES Staff,

There's nothing like a PTO Leaf Peepers breakfast to make you appreciate our community even more!  It was an amazing turnout!  The parents were there at the crack of dawn to get things going, and that doesn't count all the hours they put in before getting the bacon cooked!  Without the PTO's funding, our students would not have many of the opportunities they do.  As your students are practicing writing this week, perhaps some "Thank you" letters could be written from the students.   




KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":   Pam B. for volunteering to clean up from the Leaf Peeper's Breakfast and donating fruit to the breakfast!Amy H. for coming in and washing dishes!Lisa K., SeƱora Elaine, Liza, and Libbet who came and ate and supported the breakfast with their dollars and presence! Important Items to Know:
Professional Guidelines  - In the absence of a staff manual, I will be covering various topics over the next few weeks in the blo…