Sunday, October 30, 2016

PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - Sun., Oct. 30, 2016

Dear Dedicated and Hardworking Staff,



KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":  
  • Pam for working on the Negotiations committee!  
  • All of you who are flexible and positive even when we're bombarded by demands from folks who truly don't put kids first!
  • All of you who get here super early, come in on weekends, stay late - and work way beyond your scheduled hours to do what's best for students!
Important Items to Know:



Copier Issues - When the power went out the other day, it did something to our copier and the ability to print on it. I stayed late troubleshooting it with Raph on the phone. I did not realize it wasn't in a surge protector. Speaking of such - if you don't have your computer on one, please do so. See Dennis or myself if you need one.

Timing is everything. If you need to print your report cards at home, please purchase yourself ink and turn in the receipt. We will reimburse you for one of your home ink cartridges yearly for the printing you do at home. The copier repair person will be in Monday. A new color copier is on its way within the next month.    

Picture Money Envelopes - Please turn in all picture money envelopes to Libbet.

Parent Conferences - PLEASE provide a Google Doc with your conference schedule and share it with Libbet and I so we know who's coming in when and if they happen.

AGAIN, I am happy to support you in anyway to make sure your days are not too long. Please let me know if you want me to join you in any of them. I am happy to get a sub so you can come in "late" or I will be happy to do a tech lesson with your students so you can meet with parents during the late afternoon.

Math PD Info. - Due to the craziness of this week's schedule, Kathy Ernst will not be here this Wed. and Thurs.  We will reschedule for another time.  

Lights Off - In order to conserve energy, please turn off your lights when you're not in the room and Dennis asked that we remember to turn the lights off when we leave the building.  He has come in at 3 AM and found lights on.  

Literacy PD - AT RES Nov. 17 -Teacher expectations - please plan ahead:
  • Collect a class set of Writing about Reading response to planning.  
  • Co-plan with Aimee a Mini-Lesson.  
  • Teach the lesson.  Debrief about what was found 
  • Please read the "November Focal Area for Literacy" that was placed in your mailboxes.  
Happening this Week:
  • Mon., Oct. 31 - 
    • Library/Media - will happen in the Multi-Purpose Room!  PLEASE bring your students there.  
    • Cathy at WCSU 11:30 - 1 PM for Title 1/2 Meeting for FUNDS!
  • Tues., Nov. 1 - 
    • Off:  Dennis, Cathy
    • Amy H. in Pre-K today 
    • 2:30 PM - Special Ed. Meeting - Cathy will be in for this
  • Wed., Nov. 2
    • Off:  Dennis
    • Pam, Kathi F., Jenn Mayo at Science Curriculum Meeting at SU 8 - 4
    • Guidance classes today
    • 3 -4 PM IEP Meeting - Check your schedule
  • Thurs., Nov. 3  -
    • Off:  Dennis 
    • Guidance classes today
    • Cathy at WCSU Admin. Meeting 8 - 3 PM
    • Pam, Kathi F., Jenn Mayo at Science Curriculum Meeting at SU 8 - 4
    • Pre-K Swimming - 4 yr. old
    • Sped EPT Meeting 2:30 - 3 PM - Check your schedule.
  • Fri., Nov. 4 - 
    • Off:  Dennis, Pam Boyer-Sheldon
    • Pre-K Swimming - 3 yr. olds
    • Gr. 3/4 to Montpelier 8 - 4 PM
    • Payday!  
  • Sat., Nov. 5 1 -4 PM  Heather & Cathy at KAF for Baking Course! 
  • Sun., Nov. 6 - Daylight Savings Begins

 Mark Your Calendar/Upcoming Events: 
  • Mon., Nov. 7 -
    • Cathy teaching Library Media/Tech
    • Cathy has AOE Webinar 1:30 - 3
    • Staff Meeting 3- 4 PM
  • Tues., Nov. 8 - 
    • AOE EQR Field Review visitors here 11:30 - 3:30 PM
    • Amy H. here Pre-K today
  • Wed., Nov. 9 - AOE EQR Field Review visitors here 8:00 - 11:30 AM
  • Thurs., Nov. 10 - 
    • Cathy "off"
    • School Picture Day - THIS IS A CHANGE!
    • Heating Guys here!
  • Fri., Nov. 11 - 
    • NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day
    • Heating Guys here
  • Sat., Nov. 12 - Cathy at UVM class - Montpelier
  • Mon., Nov. 14 - 
    • Cathy teaches Library Media/Tech
    • EST Team Meets
  • Tues., Nov. 15 - 
    • Off:  Sherry Hatt
    • Reading Elem. Act 46 Community Form 6 - 8 PM
  • Wed., Nov. 16 - 6 PM - Reading School Board Meeitng
  • Thurs., Nov. 17 - 
    • Amy H. in Pre-K this morning
    • Amy Toth - 2 day coaching
    • Pre-K 4 yr. old swimming
    • Cathy "off"
  • Fri., Nov. 18 - 
    • Pie Baking
    • Pre-K 3 yr. old swimming
  • Sat., Nov. 19 - Pie Sale
  • Mon., Nov. 21 - Sherry Hatt off
  • Tues., Nov. 22 - 
    • Off:  Sherry Hatt
    • Alice Worth visits again
    • Amy H. in Pre-K today
    • Thanksgiving Feast
  • Wed., Nov. 23 - Fri., Nov. 25 - SCHOOL CLOSED - THANKSGIVING
  • Tues., Nov. 29 - 
    • Cathy "off"
    • Amy H. in Pre-K today
  • Thurs., Dec. 1 - 
    • Cathy at WCSU Team Meeting
  • Fri., Dec. 2 - Payday
Thoughts to Ponder






Sunday, October 23, 2016

PRINCIPAL' S BLOG TO STAFF - Sun., Oct. 23, 2016

Dear Dedicated and Hardworking Staff,

The rain was refreshing and its certainly cooled off!   Hope you had some down time for you!



KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":  
  • Kathi for all her work organizing the swimming for Pre-K!
  • Lisa K. for all her work with the Lavender Sachets & Pumpkins!
  • All of you who helped out with the Leaf Peeper's Breakfast!
Important Items to Know:

Parent Conferences - I am so surprised that there is no "day" for conferences here at the SU. I am happy to support you in anyway to make sure your days are not too long. Please make a Google Doc and share it with me of when your conferences are planned AND if they happen. Please let me know if you want me to join you in any of them. I am happy to get a sub so you can come in "late" or I will be happy to do a tech lesson with your students so you can meet with parents during the late afternoon. PLEASE let me know how I can support you through this busy time. Remember to take care of YOU and pace yourself.

Tech Issues - If you have a "tech" issue - please contact me first. I have a list of "things to try" before I contact Raph for assistance.

Budget 2017-18- It's that time of year. We all need to be unusually conservative this year. Please complete your form and return to me by Wed. I will share it with you on Google Docs. Thank you.

Specials in your Classroom - When specials happen in your classroom, feel free to use the principal's, nurse's, or guidance office for your planning time. Its an inconvenience for teachers to be "outpaced" during specials, but it creates a different "special" for the teacher and students if the regular classroom teacher is present. Thanks for helping us all enjoy the small time spaces we share with the students!

Keyboarding without Tears  - The workshop I attended in Portland, Maine was very helpful and I look forward to sharing the activities with your students and you.  Accounts and passwords are being set up by Mrs. Knight.  Licenses should be in during the next week. 

PE - Greg has informed me that he has soccer team playoffs and will need to leave early on Wed.  He will let me know specifics tomorrow, so I will adjust his schedule and let you know.  It will primarily affect the afternoon classes.  

Classroom Sign-In/Out Sheets - Just a reminder to have every student sign in and out when they leave the classroom.   We've had some issues in the restroom and its easier to track the source with the sign-in sheets.

EAP - One of our underused, but valuable benefits from VEHI, is the "Employee Assistance Program."  Employee Assistance is available to all staff for counseling, assistance with legal or financial issues and its completely confidential.  With the stress of elections and Act 46, this is a FREE service available to us. Please call 1-866-660-9533.  

Math PD Info. - Gr. K-2 - November 17th PMA PD changed to January 10 - 3:30-5:30 PM

Happening this Week:
  • Mon., Oct. 24 - 
    • Library/Media - will happen in your classrooms.
    • 3:30 - 5:30 PM - Gr. K-2 Teachers - Math with Kathy Ernst - WCSU Conf. Room
  • Tues., Oct. 25 - 
    • Cathy "off"
  • Wed., Oct. 26- 
    • Kathi F. off in A.M.  Guidance Lessons today
    • Aimee Toth meeting with Jen & Patty
    • Guidance Classes today!
    • 3 -4 PM IEP Meeting - Check your schedule.
  • Thurs., Oct. 27  -
    • Guidance classes today
    • Cathy in at 10  - appt. in the morning
    • Pre-K Swimming - 4 yr. old
  • Fri., Oct. 28 - 
    • Beth Ann off 
    • Richard doing Budget Input with Cathy 8-10 AM
    • Pre-K Swimming - 3 yr. olds
    • End of Term 1
    • 12:30 PM Assembly Gr. K - 6 - Jazz Performance in Cafeteria
  • Sat., Oct. 29 - Halloween Event at Town Hall
 Mark Your Calendar/Upcoming Events: 
  • Tues., Nov. 1 - 8 -  Dennis "OFF"
  • Thurs. Nov. 3 - 
    • Cathy at Admin. Meeting - 7:30 - 3 PM Woodstock
    • SPED EPT 2:30 - 3:30
  • Fri., Nov. 4 - Pam Boyer-Sheldon off
    • PAYDAY!
  • Sat., Nov. 5 - Heather & Cathy at KAF for Baking Course!  
  • Tues., Nov. 8 - AOE EQR Field Review visitors here 11:30 - 3:30 PM
  • Wed., Nov. 9 - AOE EQR Field Review visitors here 8:00 - 11:30 AM
  • Thurs., Nov. 10 - School Picture Day - THIS IS A CHANGE!
  • Fri., Nov. 11 - NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day
  • Sat., Nov. 12 - Cathy at UVM class - Montpelier
  • Tues., Nov. 15 - Reading Elem. Act 46 Community Form 6 - 8 PM
  • Wed., Nov. 16 - 6 PM - Reading School Board Meeitng
  • Thurs., Nov. 17 - Cathy "off"
  • Fri., Nov. 18 - Pie Baking
  • Sat., Nov. 19 - Pie Sale
  • Tues., Nov. 22 - 
    • Alice Worth visits again
    • Thanksgiving Feast
  • Wed., Nov. 23 - Fri., Nov. 25 - SCHOOL CLOSED - THANKSGIVING
  • Tues., Nov. 29 - Cathy "off"
  • Thurs., Dec. 1 - 
    • Cathy at WCSU Team Meeting
  • Fri., Dec. 2 - Payday
Thoughts to Ponder



















Sunday, October 16, 2016

PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - Sun., Oct. 16, 2016

Dear Dedicated and Hardworking Staff,

What a beautiful leaf-peeper weekend it was!  A little humor always helps....

KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":  
  • Beth Ann for all her work with the pumpkins!
  • Sherry and Beth Ann for driving!
Important Items to Know:

NEWS FROM Linda L - WCSU HR 
  • HEALTH INS. - The president of VEHI, Laura Soures, will be presenting an informational power point on the new health plans that will be offered by VEHI coming in January of 2018.  The meeting will take place at the WUHSMS Auditorium at 3:00 pm on 10/18/16 We would love for as many of our employees to be able to attend this meeting.  This will be open to both the teaching staff and support staff. If your teachers have other scheduled commitments such as time with Kathy Ernst or Amy Toth, those meetings should take priority.  We will be sure to get the information out to those that want it but were unable to attend.  If you should have any questions please contact myself, Alice or Richard Seaman.  Thank you all!
Teachers - Literacy Reminder - Thurs., Oct. 13 - Teachers will meet with Aimee a minimum of 45 min. A sub is scheduled for that day so you can have your planning time at another time. Please work with Libbet on scheduling that.
Happening this Week:
  • Mon., Oct. 17 - 
    • Sherry Hatt off
    • Library/Media - will happen in your classrooms.
    • EST 2:55 - 4 PM
    • Pumpkin Raffle tickets being sent home
  • Tues., Oct. 18 - 
    • Cathy off
    • K Class to Library
    • Health Ins. Meeting - 3 - 4 PM at WCSU - NO MATH PD SO YOU CAN GO!
  • Wed., Oct. 19 - 
    • Guidance Lessons today
    • Cathy in Rutland for EQR Inspection
  • Thurs., Oct. 20  -
    • Guidance classes today
    • Cathy at Tech Committee Meeting 2:15 - 3:30 - WCSU
  • Fri., Oct. 21- Beth Ann off 
  • Sat., Oct. 22 - Cathy at Keyboarding Class in Portland, ME
  • Sun., Oct. 23 - Leaf Peeper's Breakfast 8 - 10:30 A
 Mark Your Calendar/Upcoming Events: 
  • Mon., Oct. 24 - Math PD
  • Tues., Oct. 25 - Cathy Off
  • Wed., Oct. 26 - Kathy F. Off AM  
  • Fri., Oct. 28 - End of Term 1!!! 
  • Tues., Nov. 1 - 8 -  Dennis "OFF"
  • Thurs. Nov. 3 - 
    • Cathy at Admin. Meeting - 7:30 - 3 PM Woodstock
    • SPED EPT 2:30 - 3:30
  • Fri., Nov. 4 - Pam Boyer-Sheldon off
    • PAYDAY!
  • Sat., Nov. 5 - Heather & Cathy at KAF for Baking Course!  
  • Tues., Nov. 8 - AOE EQR Field Review visitors here 11:30 - 3:30 PM
  • Wed., Nov. 9 - AOE EQR Field Review visitors here 8:00 - 11:30 AM
  • Thurs., Nov. 10 - School Picture Day - THIS IS A CHANGE!
  • Fri., Nov. 11 - NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day
  • Sat., Nov. 12 - Cathy at UVM class - Montpelier
  • Tues., Nov. 15 - Reading Elem. Act 46 Community Form 6 - 8 PM
  • Wed., Nov. 16 - 6 PM - Reading School Board Meeitng
  • Thurs., Nov. 17 - Cathy "off"
  • Fri., Nov. 18 - Pie Baking
  • Sat., Nov. 19 - Pie Sale
  • Tues., Nov. 22 - 
    • Alice Worth visits again
    • Thanksgiving Feast
  • Wed., Nov. 23 - Fri., Nov. 25 - SCHOOL CLOSED - THANKSGIVING
  • Tues., Nov. 29 - Cathy "off"
  • Thurs., Dec. 1 - 
    • Cathy at WCSU Team Meeting
  • Fri., Dec. 2 - Payday
Thoughts to Ponder:















Friday, October 7, 2016

PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF Sun., Oct. 9, 2016

Dear Dedicated and Hardworking Staff,

Nothing like a three day weekend to recharge the batteries. 


KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":  
  • Lisa, Beth Ann, Sherry, Pam B., Pam S., Jenn, Kathi F., and Patty who were here for "Back to School" night!
  • All the hard work and preparation that teachers and staff put in to get their rooms ready for parent visits!   
  • Beth Ann Ann for all her work advertising, setting up, and running the Yard Sale.
  • Beth Ann for baking dozens of cupcakes and decorating them with the 1/2 and K class for the Yard Sale.
  • Heather for helping prepare the tea and lemonade for the Back to School Night. 
Important Items to Know:

NEWS FROM Linda L - WCSU HR 
  • HEALTH INS. - The president of VEHI, Laura Soures, will be presenting an informational power point on the new health plans that will be offered by VEHI coming in January of 2018.  The meeting will take place at the WUHSMS Auditorium at 3:00 pm on 10/18/16 We would love for as many of our employees to be able to attend this meeting.  This will be open to both the teaching staff and support staff. If your teachers have other scheduled commitments such as time with Kathy Ernst or Amy Toth, those meetings should take priority.  We will be sure to get the information out to those that want it but were unable to attend.  If you should have any questions please contact myself, Alice or Richard Seaman.  Thank you all!
Teachers - Literacy Reminder - Thurs., Oct. 13 - Teachers will meet with Aimee a minimum of 45 min. A sub is scheduled for that day so you can have your planning time at another time. Please work with Libbet on scheduling that.
Happening this Week:
  • Mon., Oct. 10 - NO SCHOOL  - Teacher "Inservice" time for Math/LA times
  • Tues., Oct. 11- 
    • Heating company here doing work servicing heating units
    • Patty and Cathy at WCSU 12 - 3 for Gr. 6 Transition Meeting
    • EST Meeting - 3 - 4 PM
  • Wed., Oct. 12 - 
    • Heating company here doing work servicing heating uni
    • Guidance Lessons today
    • Cathy leaving at 3 PM for UVM Class Meeting
  • Thurs., Oct. 13  -
    • Guidance classes today
    • Cathy "off" - UVM class
    • Aimee Toth here - After school meeting as well - Sub hired
    • Heather at WCSU Food Service Committee Meeting 2:15 PM at WES Cafeteria
    • Cathy at Tech Committee Meeting 2:15 - 3:30 - WCSU
  • Fri., Oct. 14- Beth Ann off 
  • Sat., Oct. 15 - Cathy at UVM Library Class
 Mark Your Calendar/Upcoming Events: 
  • Mon, Oct. 17 - Sherry Hatt off
    • Cathy teaching Library/Tech
    • 3 PM - 4 PM - EST Team Meeting
    • 6 PM PTO Meeting - Elections
  • Tues., Oct. 18 - Math PD?
  • Wed., Oct. 19 - 
    • Libbet at VT School Census Training 10-12 Chester
    • Cathy at EQR Meeting in Rutland, VT 8-5
    • 6 PM - Board Meeting
  • Thurs., Oct. 20 - Cathy "OFF"
  • Sat., Oct. 22 - Cathy at "Keyboarding w/o Tears"  Workshop in Portland, Maine
  • Sun., Oct. 23 - PTO "Leaf Peeper" Breakfast 8:30 - 10 AM and Pumpkin Raffle
  • Mon., Oct. 24 - Math PD
  • Tues., Oct. 25 - Cathy Off
  • Wed., Oct. 26 - Kathy F. Off AM  
  • Fri., Oct. 28 - End of Term 1!!! 
  • Tues., Nov. 1 - 8 -  Dennis "OFF"
  • Thurs. Nov. 3 - 
    • Cathy at Admin. Meeting - 7:30 - 3 PM Woodstock
    • SPED EPT 2:30 - 3:30
  • Fri., Nov. 4 - Pam Boyer-Sheldon off
    • PAYDAY!
  • Sat., Nov. 5 - Heather & Cathy at KAF for Baking Course!  
  • Tues., Nov. 8 - AOE EQR Field Review visitors here 11:30 - 3:30 PM
  • Wed., Nov. 9 - AOE EQR Field Review visitors here 8:00 - 11:30 AM
  • Thurs., Nov. 10 - School Picture Day - THIS IS A CHANGE!
  • Fri., Nov. 11 - NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day
  • Sat., Nov. 12 - Cathy at UVM class - Montpelier
  • Tues., Nov. 15 - Reading Elem. Act 46 Community Form 6 - 8 PM
  • Wed., Nov. 16 - 6 PM - Reading School Board Meeitng
  • Thurs., Nov. 17 - Cathy "off"
  • Fri., Nov. 18 - Pie Baking
  • Sat., Nov. 19 - Pie Sale
  • Tues., Nov. 22 - 
    • Alice Worth visits again
    • Thanksgiving Feast
  • Wed., Nov. 23 - Fri., Nov. 25 - SCHOOL CLOSED - THANKSGIVING
  • Tues., Nov. 29 - Cathy "off"
  • Thurs., Dec. 1 - 
    • Cathy at WCSU Team Meeting
  • Fri., Dec. 2 - Payday
Thoughts to Ponder:













Sunday, October 2, 2016

PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - Sun.,Oct. 2, 2016

Dear Dedicated and Hardworking Staff,

Hope your weekend was productive and rejuvenating!  I'm so proud to work with such an unbelievable staff community!


KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":  
  • Patty who supported 5th graders for BES and RES so the 6th graders could have the full experience and not blow the school budget!
  • All of you who have turned in or shared your Emergency Sub Plans!
  • Heather for all the extra efforts to "feed us" with Sun. shopping trips!  
  • All teachers who were prepared for the  classroom visit on Friday!    
Important Items to Know:

GUIDANCE COUNSELOR UPDATE -  We are so glad Shajen is with us - she  will be here this week Monday and Friday, but will normally work Wed. and Thurs.  Beth Ann has created a Guidance Spreadsheet schedule for everyone to put their requested times down on it.  She will need to meet with your students in your room.

NEWS FROM MS. L.Hello, Reading Elementary School!  I am thrilled to be joining this wonderful teaching and learning community. My first week filled my days with warm welcomes from the staff, students, and the community.  I look forward to a positive and active year, filled with valuable experiences and quality time with each of you. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
It is my pleasure to be serving the RES community.

STAFF MEETING - Tomorrow's meeting is very important and the main focus is the Emergency Preparedness speaker from the State Police. We will start promptly at 3 PM and hopefully finish by 4 PM. Since we only have one a month, I appreciate anyone who can stay extra and discuss other pending concerns. Please check the Google Doc for staff meetings to add things to the agenda.

LUNCH ACCOUNTS/STUDENT BAGS - Heather has provided lovely cloth bags for the students who are "prepaying" their lunch. Please give the bags to the students whose names are on them and ask them to give to their parents and return them. When the bags come back, please return to Heather. Thanks to Heather for this sustainable way to get lunch bills paid!

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT - This Thursday the PTO will be providing pizza and salad for families from 5:30 - 6 PM. From 6 - 6:45 PM, classes will be open for visitation, but not for parent conferences. I will remind folks of this when I welcome them at 5:55 PM before we dismiss. At 6:45 PM, there will be a PTO meeting in the Cafeteria to close out the night by 7 PM. Thanks for having lots of student work ready for parents to see.

PD OPPORTUNITIES - Teacher Scholarships Available for VHC Conference "Looking at Leadership through the Humanities"  Thanks to a grant from the Bay and Paul Foundations, the Vermont Humanities Council is once again offering full scholarships to qualifying educators to attend our fall conference, to be held November 4-5, 2016 at the University of Vermont. This conference will ask what we can learn about leadership from the humanities, and features a line-up of 12 presenters exploring Indira Ghandi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Shakespeare's portrayals of leadership, and American Suffrage leaders, to name a few. Vermont K-12 educators, as well as Adult Education and Literacy System educators, are eligible for these scholarships, which cover the cost of registration, including meals, and for these residing more than 45 minutes from Burlington, the cost of lodging. Contact: Amy Cunningham, VHC Director of Community Programs, at (802) 262-1356 or acunningham@vermonthumanities.org

WALKTHROUGHS - As you know, I'm always popping in and out of your classrooms. I'll be stopping by this week and hanging out in your classrooms 15-20 min. doing written walkthroughs. We will meet briefly within 48 hours to discuss the great teaching I saw!

LOCAL STANDARDS BOARD - Pam Selen is our LSB representative.  If you have any questions with regards to this or did not receive the e-mail regarding LSB, please see her. 

ONGOING "DIARY" of EVENTS - It's crucial that you keep a "diary" or log of events that occur in your classroom.  Documentation makes all the difference when there's a parent conference.  The days run quickly into weeks into months.  Please see me if you have any questions regarding this.  

RES ACTION PLAN - I have been reminded by the Superintendent that this has to be updated.  Please check your Google Docs and see if you can share with me.  We will discuss at the end of staff meeting today.  

SPACES/BOUNDARIES - We are a small school but everyone that works here has big hearts.  Thank you for being professionals as you share space with each other.  

OBJECTIVES - As the Superintendent and I toured the building Friday, it was great to see "Objectives" listed on your Boards so we knew what the objective of the lesson was.  This is a great way to start a lesson and then close by referring back to it.  It's also easier for students to be able to answer that "age old" question - "What did you learn in school today?"    

LETTERS/FORMS SENT HOME - Please make sure you provide a copy of all forms to Libbet for the Office's Records.  

NEWS FROM Linda L - WCSU HR 

  • HEALTH INS. - The president of VEHI, Laura Soures, will be presenting an informational power point on the new health plans that will be offered by VEHI coming in January of 2018.  The meeting will take place at the WUHSMS Auditorium at 3:00 pm on 10/18/16.  We would love for as many of our employees to be able to attend this meeting.  This will be open to both the teaching staff and support staff. If your teachers have other scheduled commitments such as time with Kathy Ernst or Amy Toth, those meetings should take priority.  We will be sure to get the information out to those that want it but were unable to attend.  If you should have any questions please contact myself, Alice or Richard Seaman.  Thank you all!
  • RETIREMENT PLANS - Our rep, Will Watson will be available for appointments on Tuesday, October 4th from 9:30 - 1:00 pm in the conference room at the Central Office.  If you'd like to see Will please contact him directly at willard.watson@empower-retirement.com or 802-417-7937 to set up an appointment. 
Teachers - Literacy Reminder - Thurs., Oct. 13 - Teachers will meet with Aimee a minimum of 30-45  minutes  to review video and do next level analysis on the Comprehension Conversation to refine formative assessment practices.
If you have additional openings in the schedule, meeting with teachers around goals is also a great idea.
Teachers will need to bring to after school session:
*F&P folders for their class with highest instructional level test included.  Groupings of students in Guided Reading groups that have shared instructional need.
*One student that they have identified to study in depth that is “on level.”

*A short video of the selected student reading a passage of text and a brief comprehension conversation about what they have been reading with you and any other documentation around their running records or comprehension.  Max time for video: 10 minutes

PBIS - STILL LOOKING FOR SOMEONE......I am looking for a few folks willing to work with me on revitalizing the PBIS program at RES. I know you are all busy, so won't take too much of your time. Please e-mail Cathy if you can help. 

RES COMMUNITY YARD SALE - This Sat. PLEASE consider having your class bring in items for this - including baked goods. We will need volunteers to help on Saturday. Please sign up with Libbet or myself. We need students to be responsible for the "Baked Goods" table.... Thanks!
Happening this Week:
  • Sun., Oct. 2 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIBBET!
  • Mon., Oct. 3-  
    • Cathy teaching Library Media/Tech. today
    • 2:50 - 3:45 PM - STAFF Meeting - Gr. 5/6 Classroom
  • Tues., Oct. 4- 
    • Testing taking place in SPED room.
    • Cathy "OFF" 
    • Cathy at VPA Meeting in Montpelier 9 - 11 AM
  • Wed., Oct. 5 - Beth Ann off 12:45 - 3
    •  4 - 6 PM - Cathy at VPA Principal's Meeting in Dummerston
  • Thurs., Oct. 6  -
    • Testing - Guidance Office 9:30 - 2
    • 5:30 - 7 PM Back to School Night
      • 5:30 - 6 PM - Pizza provided by PTO
      • 6 - 6:45 PM - Classroom visits
      • 6:45 - 7 PM - PTO Meeting in the Cafeteria
  • Fri., Oct. 7 - Payday
  • Sat., Oct. 8 - 9 AM  - 2 PM - RES Yard Sale 
 Mark Your Calendar/Upcoming Events: 
  • Mon., Oct. 10 - NO SCHOOL - Inservice Day
  • Tues., Oct. 11 - EST Meeting - 3 - 4 PM
  • Wed., Oct. 12 - Shajen here.
  • Thurs., Oct. 13 - 
    • Cathy "OFF"
    • Shajen here
    • Aimee Toth here - After school meeting as well
    • Heather at WCSU Food Service Committee Meeting 2:15 PM at WES Cafeteria
    • Cathy at Tech Committee Meeting 2:15 - 3:30 - WCSU
  • Fri., Oct. 14 -
    • Beth Ann off 
  • Sat., Oct. 15 - Cathy at UVM Library Class
  • Mon, Oct. 17 - Sherry Hatt off
    • 6 PM PTO Meeting - Elections
  • Wed., Oct. 19 - 
    • School Picture Day - THIS IS A CHANGE!
    • Libbet at VT School Census Training 10-12 Chester
    • 6 PM - Board Meeting
  • Thurs., Oct. 20 - Cathy "OFF"
  • Sat., Oct. 22 - Cathy at Keyboarding Workshop in Portland, Maine
  • Sun., Oct. 23 - PTO "Leaf Peeper" Breakfast 8:30 - 10 AM and Pumpkin Raffle
  • Mon., Oct. 24 - Math PD
  • Tues., Oct. 25 - Cathy Off  
  • Fri., Oct. 28 - End of Term 1!!! 
  • Tues., Nov. 1 - 8 -  Dennis "OFF"
  • Thurs. Nov. 3 - 
    • Cathy at Admin. Meeting - 7:30 - 3 PM Woodstock
    • SPED EPT 2:30 - 3:30
  • Fri., Nov. 4 - Pam Boyer-Sheldon off
    • PAYDAY!
  • Tues., Nov. 8 - AOE EQR Field Review visitors here 11:30 - 3:30 PM
  • Wed., Nov. 9 - AOE EQR Field Review visitors here 8:00 - 11:30 AM
  • Fri., Nov. 11 - NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day
  • Sat., Nov. 12 - Cathy at UVM class - Montpelier
  • Tues., Nov. 15 - Reading Elem. Act 46 Community Form 6 - 8 PM
  • Wed., Nov. 16 - 6 PM - Reading School Board Meeitng
  • Thurs., Nov. 17 - Cathy "off"
  • Fri., Nov. 18 - Pie Baking
  • Sat., Nov. 19 - Pie Sale
  • Tues., Nov. 22 - 
    • Alice Worth visits again
    • Thanksgiving Feast
  • Wed., Nov. 23 - Fri., Nov. 25 - SCHOOL CLOSED - THANKSGIVING
  • Tues., Nov. 29 - Cathy "off"
  • Thurs., Dec. 1 - 
    • Cathy at WCSU Team Meeting
  • Fri., Dec. 2 - Payday
Thoughts to Ponder: