Sunday, February 5, 2017

RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - Sun., Feb. 5, 2017

Dear Tireless Staff,

We've got a busy week this week and next, but then you'll have a nice week to recharge!  Lots happening in next 10 days - please take care of yourself - lots of germs in our world right now!



KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":  
  • Pam S. for helping with 1st lunch on skiing days!
  • Sherry and Liza for their flexibility and positive response to change!
  • Amy H. for taking in extra students during after school Wed. since the teachers were at the Act 46 meeting.
Important Items to Know:

1st Aid/CPR  Class - We will seven openings for an Adult/Pediatric 1st Aid/CPR class being taught here at Reading Elem. this Thurs., Feb. 9, and next Thurs., Feb. 16, from 3:30 - 7:30 PM.  We will provide light snacks during the break and there is no cost to you.  Please let Libbet know if you're available to attend this class.  

EPIC Books - Free books for teachers - please check out e-mail Pam Selen forwarded to you on Friday.  

Notice from AOE - Please read the  ATTACHED.

Staff Meeting - Please bring your computers on Monday to the Staff Meeting.

Acts of Kindness Thoughts - The tradition includes two weeks of posting acts of kindness we spot around the school on cut-out hearts in the lobby. We have also decorated valentine cookies and delivered them around town:  mostly on foot, but some by driving to people who are shut-ins during the winter. The Ks and PKs have done the in-town spots such as the library, town hall, store, and greenhouse as well as in-town houses.    When we were not able to get kids out in cars, Lisa and Libbet made deliveries on the weekend which was often very sweet because they would end up having tea and chatting with people.   Lisa often has students make valentines in art class to deliver with the cookies. We could do more, we could do less..  We will discuss this at the Staff Meeting.   Should we take  Friday, February 10 during Ski Runners time to decorate cookies with the students who are left back?  

Happening this Week: 
  • Mon., Feb. 6 - 
    • Superintendent visits 8:30 - 10 AM
    • Mindfulness continues in classrooms - Gr. 1/2 & 5/6 classes switch times.
    • Library/Media in the MPR - Please have students bring devices.
    • Staff Meeting 3 - 4 PM 
  • Tues., Feb. 7  - 
    • VINS visits Pre-K/K
    • Cathy "off" 
  • Wed., Feb. 8 - 
    • WCSU Admin. Walkthrough here at RES - 8:30 - 10 AM
    • SBAC Coordinator Meeting (Cathy) at SU - 1:30 - 3 PM
  • Thurs., Feb. 9 -
    • Superintendent Candidate Visits 7:15 - 8 AM
  • Fri., Feb. 10  - Math PD 
    • Superintendent Candidate Visits 7:15 - 8 AM
    • VEEP visits Gr. 1/2 & 3/4
    • Cathy at HCRS for Meeting/Training 8 - 1:30 PM
    • Payday
    • Ski Runners 12:30 - 3 PM
    • Students set up cafeteria for Mama Mia dinner?
 Mark Your Calendar/Upcoming Events: 
  • Mon., Feb. 13 - EST Meeting - Tentative
  • Tues., Feb. 14 - Cathy "off"
  • Wed., Feb. 15 - 
    • 2 - 2:30 PM - Gr. 3-6 Guest Speaker - Computer Science
    • 6 PM RES Board
  • Thurs., Feb. 16 - Pam B. off 7:45 - 10
    • Aimee Toth here - please check Google Doc
    • Timesheets due
  • Fri., Feb. 17 - Kathi F.,Beth Ann, and Libbet off
    • Ski Runners
    • Non-Ski Runners Bowling Field Trip 12:15 - 2:30 PM
  • Mon., Feb. 20 - Fri., Feb. 24 - School Closed - Enjoy your break!  
  • Fri., Feb. 24 - Payday
  • Mon., Feb. 27 - Shajen will be here
  • Tues., Feb. 28 - Jean will be here
    • Cathy "off"
  • Wed., March. 1 - 
    • Anne K. will be here
    • Cathy at Leadership training in NC
    • Q & A - Act 46 6:30 - 8:30 PM
  • Thurs., March 2 - Christine Morton off
    • Shajen will be here
    • Cathy at leadership training in NC
  • Fri., March 3 - 
    • Gr. 4 - NAEP Test - 9:30 - 11
    • NO Ski Runners
  • Sat., March 4 - Town Meeting
  • Mon., March 6 - Inservice at SU for Math
  • Tues., March 7 - NO School
  • Wed., March 8 - Cathy at WES for Admin. Walkthrough
  • Thurs., March 9 - 
    • Aimee Toth here
    • Cathy at SU SIS Committee
  • Fri., March 10 - 
    • Last Ski Runners
    • Cathy at SU for SIS Committee
    • Payday
  • Mon., March 13 -  Staff Meeting 3 -4 PM
    • SOAK Registration opens
  • Tues., March 14 - 
    • VINS Visits K/Pre K
    • RES Band Students at WUHS for Band Performance
  • Wed., March 15
    • Gr. 1/2 Swim Lessons
    • Trauma Webinar
  • Thurs., March 16
    • Cathy at SIS 12 - 2 PM
  • Mon., March 20 - EST - Tentative
  • Wed., March 22 - WUMS Parent Night
  • Fri., March 24 - Pay Day
  • Sun., March 26 - PTO CSA Soup Dinner
Thoughts to Ponder:










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