Sunday, November 27, 2016

PRINCIPAL'S REPORT TO STAFF - Sun., Nov. 27, 2016

Dear Caring and Hardworking Staff,

I hope you all had a lovely time with family and friends and took a  break from all your schoolwork!  




KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":  
  • Heather for organizing and cooking such a scrumptious meal with a smile!   
  • Cheyenne, Emma, and Kathi F. for all their help cleaning the multI-purpose room after the feast.
  • Lisa Kaija for adorning the walls of the MPR with beautiful seasonal student art.
  • Patty's class for decorating the tables.
Important Items to Know:

Literacy PD - From Aimee,  all K-6 teachers district wide need to collect a sample from the December testing window of the writing about reading portion. Please submit your samples to your principals by Jan. 3.  Let me know if you have questions!

Afterschool Programs - During the month of Dec., we will be offering after-school programming from 2:45 - 4:45 Wed. afternoons - Dec. 7, 14, 21.   Thoughts about courses are "Kid Chef," "Reading Rainbow," "Math Mania," "Chess Champs," "Outdoor Potpourri."  If you have another option you'd love to offer, please talk to me about it.  There will be snack provided, a strong academic them, but in a project/inquiry based setting.  Please let Cathy if you'd like to earn some "extra" money and participate in this program. 

Happening this Week:
  • Mon., Nov. 28 - Cathy as Library/Media Tech in MPR please
  • Tues., Nov. 29 - 
    • Cathy "off"
    • Amy H. in Pre-K today
  • Wed., Nov. 30 - Act 46 Study Committee Meeting 6:30 - 10:30 PM
  • Thurs., Dec. 1 - 
    • Cathy at WCSU Admin. Team Meeting
    • Pre-K 4 swimming - pastime
  • Fri., Dec. 2 - 
    • Payday
    • Pre-K 3 swimming - last time
  • Sat., Dec. 3 - Cathy at UVM
 Mark Your Calendar/Upcoming Events: 
  • Mon., Dec. 5 - 
    • Cathy at SU 8-10 AM
    • Staff Meeting 2:55 - 4 PM
  • Tues., Dec. 6 - Cathy "off"
  • Wed., Dec. 7 - 
    • Picture Retake
    • Gr. 3-6 Teachers meet with Aimee 3:30 - 5:30 PM - WCSU
  • Sun., Dec. 11 - Act 46 Study Committee 6 - 8 PM
  • Tues., Dec. 13 - 
    • VINS Visit Pre- K & 1
    • EST Meeting 2:55 - 4 PM
    • Aimee here to visit Gr. 3-6 teachers
    • Cathy "off"
  • Wed., Dec. 14 - 7 AM EST Meeting - Check your schedule.
  • Thurs., Dec. 15 - Winter Concert
  • Fri., Dec. 16 - Caroling at Town Hall
  • Tues., Dec. 20 - 
    • Act 46 Study Committee 6:30 - 8:30 PM
    • Cathy "off"
  • Wed., Dec. 21 - RES Board Meeting
  • Fri., Dec. 23 - Mon., Jan. 2 - Winter Break - ENJOY!
  • Mon., Jan. 12 - Staff Inservice - Literature PD - see Google Doc.    
Thoughts to Ponder

















Sunday, November 20, 2016

PRINCIPAL'S REPORT TO STAFF Sun, Nov. 20, 2017

Dear Dedicated and Hardworking Staff,

Two more days till a well-deserved break!  


KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":  
  • Sherry and Liza for providing childcare at the Community Forum.
  • Libbet, Beth Ann, and Heather for attending the Act 46 Study Committee Meeting Thurs. evening!
  • Heater, Beth Ann, and Libbet for attending the RES Board Meeting Wed.
  • Pam, Beth Ann, Patty, Lisa K., Libbet, and Heather for attending the Community Forum Tues. evening!
  • Heather for cleaning up after the Community Forum on Thursday!  
  • Patty and Jenn for all their work with pie day and sale.
  • Heather for all her extra hard work in the kitchen for the Thanksgiving feast.
Important Items to Know:

Literacy PD - From Aimee,  all K-6 teachers district wide need to collect a sample from the December testing window of the writing about reading portion. Please submit your samples to your principals by Jan. 3.  Let me know if you have questions!






Happening this Week:
  • Mon., Nov. 21 - Sherry Hatt off
    • Cathy teaches Library Media/Tech
  • 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
 Mark Your Calendar/Upcoming Events: 
  • Tues., Nov. 29 - 
    • Cathy "off"
    • Amy H. in Pre-K today
  • Wed., Nov. 30 - Act 46 Study Committee Meeting 6:30 - 10:30 PM
  • Thurs., Dec. 1 - 
    • Cathy at WCSU Team Meeting
    • Pre-K 4 swimming - pastime
  • Fri., Dec. 2 - 
    • Payday
    • Pre-K 3 swimming - last time
  • Sat., Dec. 3 - Cathy at UVM
  • Mon., Dec. 5 - 
    • Cathy at SU
    • Staff Meeting 2:55 - 4 PM
  • Tues., Dec. 6 - Cathy "off"
  • Wed., Dec. 7 - 
    • Picture Retake
    • Gr. 3-6 Teachers meet with Aimee 3:30 - 5:30 PM - WCSU
  • Sun., Dec. 11 - Act 46 Study Committee 6 - 8 PM
  • Tues., Dec. 13 - 
    • VINS Visit Pre- K & 1
    • EST Meeting 2:55 - 4 PM
    • Aimee here to visit Gr. 3-6 teachers
  • Wed., Dec. 14 - 7 AM EST Meeting - Check your schedule.
  • Thurs., Dec. 15 - Winter Concert
  • Fri., Dec. 16 - Caroling at Town Hall
  • Tues., Dec. 20 - Act 46 Study Committee 6:30 - 8:30 PM
  • Wed., Dec. 21 - RES Board Meeting
  • Fri., Dec. 23 - Mon., Jan. 2 - Winter Break - ENJOY!
  • Mon., Jan. 12 - Staff Inservice - Literature PD - see Google Doc.    
Thoughts to Ponder









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Sunday, November 13, 2016

PRINCIPAL'S REPORT TO STAFF - SUN., NOV. 13, 2016

Dear Dedicated and Hardworking Staff,

Another week of night meetings, your dedication is commendable!  


  

KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":  
  • All of you who worked all day and had parent conferences at night as well!
  • All of you who met with the EQR visitors!
Important Items to Know:

SURPRISE - There is a new large copier in the office. The codes have not been implemented yet, so please limit your color copies.

ACT 46 FORUM - Please join us so you'll see the presentation. You are free to participate and ask questions.

Literacy PD - AT RES, this Thurs., 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., Nov. 14 - 
    • Cathy teaches Library Media/Tech
    • EST Team Meets 3 PM
    • 6 PM - PTO Meeting
  • Tues., Nov. 15 - 
    • Reading Elem. Act 46 Community Form 6 - 8 PM
  • Wed., Nov. 16 - 
    • Cathy at Principal Conference - Killington 9 - 3 PM
    • 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
 Mark Your Calendar/Upcoming Events: 
  • 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













PRINCIPAL'S REPORT TO STAFF - SUN., NOV. 13, 2016

Dear Dedicated and Hardworking Staff,

Another week of night meetings, your dedication is commendable!  


  

KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":  
  • All of you who worked all day and had parent conferences at night as well!
  • All of you who met with the EQR visitors!
Important Items to Know:

SURPRISE - There is a new large copier in the office. The codes have not been implemented yet, so please limit your color copies.

ACT 46 FORUM - Please join us so you'll see the presentation. You are free to participate and ask questions.

Literacy PD - AT RES, this Thurs., 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., Nov. 14 - 
    • Cathy teaches Library Media/Tech
    • EST Team Meets 3 PM
    • 6 PM - PTO Meeting
  • Tues., Nov. 15 - 
    • Reading Elem. Act 46 Community Form 6 - 8 PM
  • Wed., Nov. 16 - 
    • Cathy at Principal Conference - Killington 9 - 3 PM
    • 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
 Mark Your Calendar/Upcoming Events: 
  • 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, November 6, 2016

PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - Sun., Nov. 6, 2016

Dear Dedicated and Hardworking Staff,

It's a busy week - parent conferences, the AOE team visits Tues. and Wed., Election day, picture day on Thursday - whew - you earned MORE than a  Friday off!  Sincere thanks for all you do!



KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":  
  • Kathi, Pam, and Jenn who put in all the extra efforts to do sub plans for two days of professional development with a smile on their face.
  • Jenn for all her hard work organizing the field trip!
Important Items to Know:

Copier Issues - The copier is working. There is a new copier in the office for limited color copies until the new ones comes in.

Discipline Concerns - For consistency, please put all discipline sheets into Cathy's box, and do not send them home. I am available 24/7 and check in with the office frequently when I am not here. I am working one revising the forms and will provide you the drafts to consider.

Picture Money Envelopes - Please turn in all picture money envelopes to Libbet. Libbet will keep them and give them to the picture company on Thursday.

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.

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., Nov. 7 - 
    • Off:  Dennis
    • Library/Media - will happen in the Multi-Purpose Room!  PLEASE bring your students there. 
    • Cathy has AOE Webinar 1:30 - 3
    • Staff Meeting 3- 4 PM
  • Tues., Nov. 8 - ELECTION DAY - PLEASE VOTE!  
    • Off:  Dennis
    • AOE EQR Field Review visitors here 11:30 - 3:30 PM
    • Amy H. in Pre-K today 
  • Wed., Nov. 9
    • Off:  
    • Guidance classes today
    • Wed., Nov. 9 - AOE EQR Field Review visitors here 8:00 - 11:30 AM
  • Thurs., Nov. 10  -
    • Off:  Cathy
    • Guidance classes today
    • Pre-K Swimming - 4 yr. old
    • School Picture Day - THIS IS A CHANGE!
    • Heating Guys here!
  • Fri., Nov. 11 - 
    • SCHOOL CLOSED - VETERANS DAY!  
  • Sat., Nov. 12 - Cathy at UVM Class - Montpelier
 Mark Your Calendar/Upcoming Events: 
  • 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