Sunday, April 30, 2017

RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - Sun., April 30, 2017

Dear Re-Energized Staff,

Sadly, there are only 32 days of school left, so let's make them count! So let's learn from each other.    Baseball season has started, so for the staff meeting on Monday, please come prepared to share a 2-3 min. recap of a lesson/activity that really "hit home."  You're the experts - BATTERS UP!  I look forward to learning from you.  



KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":  
  • Pam B. for attending the MTSS conference with me!
  • Patty C. for rallying the SBAC interims!
  • Pam B. for all her help with PBIS implementation for fidelity!  
Important Items to Know:   

Literacy Coaching - This will occur Wed., May 3 for Gr. 1-6.  Please check out the Google Doc that was shared with you for the expected agenda.   Please check out the Google schedule of it as well.  

Music Concert Rehearsal Schedule - May 4
  • 8:30-9:00 Ms. Mayo
  • 9:00-9:30 Ms. Boyer-Sheldon
  • 9:30-10:00 Ms. Drinker
  • 10:00-10:15 Violins
  • 10:30-11:00 Ms. Collins
  • 11:00-11:30 Band
  • 11:30-12:30 Recess/Lunch
  • 1:00-? All School Rehearsal(starting with Violins)
P.E. News - We congratulate Greg Labella on his pending retirement at the end of this school year. The School Board accepted his retirement letter with regrets. The position will be posted for all schools in the SU that "share" that position. We're happy for him, but sad for RES!

Recess Clean-Up - Please, PLEASE have all toys placed in the "toy cabinet" at the end of recess and encourage the students who are here after-school to do the same.  

Parking Lot Sweep - The week of May 7, the town will be "cleaning the pavement" so if you are staying after school, please park on the dirt "loop" so your car won't affect or be affected by the cleaner. 

Your Input Needed - Please check out this VIDEO I created about RES for my grad class. Comments and suggested are always welcome.

Happening this Week: 
  • Mon., May 1 - 
    • Library Media/Tech (Gr. K, 3-6 in MPR please - students bring tech.)  
    • K Swimming 12:30 - 2:30 PM
    • Staff Meeting - 3 PM
  • Tues., May 2 - Pam B. & Cathy at MTSS Conference
  • Wed., May 3 - 
    • Jean here in the morning
    • Aimee Toth here
    • Pam B. & Cathy at MTSS Conference
    • 6 PM - RES PTO - Gr. 5/6 Classroom
    • 6:30 PM - RES Alternative Study Committee Meeting in Gr. 3/4 Classroom
  • Thurs., May 4 - 
    • PK - 4  Swimming
    • Cathy and/or Pam at PBIS Coordinator Meeting
    • Concert Rehearsal during the day
    • 6 PM Spring Concert
  • Fri., May 5 - 
    • PK -3 Swimming
    • Deb Ledoux Concert Practice 3 - 5 PM
  • Sat., May 6 - RES Day of Caring 8 - 12
     Mark Your Calendar/Upcoming Events: 
    • Mon., May 8 - 
      • EST Meeting 3 - 4 PM
      • Gr. 1/2 Swimming 8 - 11 AM
      • K 12:30 - 2:30 PM
    • Tues., May 9 - Cathy at VPA Training - Stowe
    • Thurs., May 11, 2017 - Pre-K/K Field Trip to Leb. Opera House
    • Fri., May 12 - PK 3 Swimming 8 - 11:30
      • Gr. 5/6 Swimming 12:30 - 2:30
    • Mon., May 15 - 19 - 
      • Gr. 6 at Nature's Classroom(Patty there Mon.-Wed.)
      • Gr. 5 Sub - Sarah M. Mon.-Wed.  
      • Cathy at Nature's Classroom Wed. - Fri.
    • Tues., May 16 - Pre-K, K - VINS Visit
    • Wed., May 17 - RES School Board
    • Thurs., May 18 - PK 4 Swimming
    • Fri., May 19 - PK 3 Swimming
    • Mon., May 22 - 
      • Gr. 1/2 Swimming 8 - 11 AM
      • K 12:30 - 2:30 PM
    • Tues., May 23 - 
      • Cathy "off"
      • IEP Transition Meetings 2:15 - 3:15 PM
    • Thurs., May 25 - PK 4 Swimming
    • Fri., May 26 - PK 3 Swimming
    • Mon., May 29 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
    • Thurs., June 1 - Cathy at Admin Team
    • Fri., June 2 - 
      • 1/2 - Jr. Ranger 8 - 2:30 PM
      • 12:30 - 2:30 PM - Gr. 5/6 Swimming 
    • Mon., June 5
      • Gr. 1/2 Swimming 8 - 11 AM
      • K 12:30 - 2:30 PM
      • Staff Meeting 3 -4 PM
    •  Tues., June 6
      • VINS visits Pre-K, K
    • Wed., June 7 - 
      • Pre-K/K Field Trip to Montshire Museum
      • RES PTO 6 PM
    • Fri., June 9 - End of Term 4
    • Mon., June 12 - 
      • Gr. 1/2 Jr. Rangers & Camp Drinker
      • EST Meeting 3 -4 PM
    • Wed., June 14 - Step-Up Day for Gr. 6 - Last Day for Students
    • Thurs., June 15 - Teacher Work Day
                    Thoughts to Ponder:



                    Sunday, April 23, 2017

                    RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - Sun., April 23, 2017

                    Dear Re-Energized Staff,

                    I hope each of you had a wonderful, relaxing, and recharging break.  Sadly, there are only 37 days of school left, so let's make them count!  

                    We are celebrating Libbet Downs as our amazing Admin. Asst. during this "Admin Asst." Appreciation week!  Bless you Libbet!  


                    KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":  
                    • Beth Ann and  Pam B. for helping out at the Souper Supper!
                    • All of you who got your report cards to me early to review!
                    • Patty C. for getting the greenhouse cleaned out.
                    Important Items to Know:   

                    SBAC Testing - SBAC Interim testing will be taking place the next two weeks at RES, with the formal testing beginning Monday, May 8 for Gr. 5/6.  Teachers giving the test should complete the required video training.

                    Literacy Coaching - This will occur Wed., May 3 for Gr. 1-6.  Please check out the Google Doc that was shared with you for the expected agenda.   Please check out the Google schedule of it as well.  

                    Music Concert Rehearsal Schedule - April 27 and May 4
                    • 8:30-9:00 Ms. Mayo
                    • 9:00-9:30 Ms. Boyer-Sheldon
                    • 9:30-10:00 Ms. Drinker
                    • 10:00-10:15 Violins
                    • 10:30-11:00 Ms. Collins
                    • 11:00-11:30 Band
                    • 11:30-12:30 Recess/Lunch
                    • 1:00-? All School Rehearsal(starting with Violins)
                    Maintenance Work Log - In an effort to streamline and coordinate building maintenance , there are "maintenance work requests" being placed in your mailbox tomorrow. Please use these forms for requesting maintenance. Thanks!
                    Happening this Week: 
                    • Mon., April 24 - 
                      • Library Media/Tech (Gr. K, 3-6 in MPR please - students bring tech.)  
                      • K Swimming 12:30 - 2:30 PM
                    • Tues., April 25 - 
                      • Cathy "off"
                      • IEP Meeting 12:30 - Check your schedule.
                      • Patty off in PM
                    • Wed., April 26
                      • Jean here in the morning
                      • Gr. 3/4 Swimming 12 - 2:30 PM
                      • Afterschool 2:45 - 5 PM
                      • RES Board 6 PM
                    • Thurs., April 27 - Libbet off 10-3
                        • Potential new Pre-K 3 parent visits 9:30 AM
                        • PK - 4  Swimming
                        • Music Concert Practice TODAY


                      • Fri., April 28

                        • PK -3 Swimming
                        • 9:30 AM Visit from Ken Kramberg - PBIS
                         Mark Your Calendar/Upcoming Events: 
                        • Mon., May 1 - Staff Meeting - 3 PM
                        • Tues., May 2 - Pam B. & Cathy at MTSS Conference
                        • Wed., May 3 - 
                          • Aimee Toth here
                          • Pam B. & Cathy at MTSS Conference
                        • Thurs., May 4 - 
                          • Cathy at Admin. Team Meeting
                          • Concert Rehearsal during the day
                          • 6 PM Spring Concert
                        • Fri., May 5 - Deb Ledoux Concert Practice 3 - 5 PM
                        • Sat., May 6 - RES Day of Caring 8 - 12
                        • Mon., May 8 - 
                          • EST Meeting 3 - 4 PM
                          • Gr. 1/2 Swimming 8 - 11 AM
                          • K 12:30 - 2:30 PM
                        • Tues., May 9 - Cathy "Off"
                        • Thurs., June 11, 2017 - Pre-K/K Field Trip to Leb. Opera House
                        • Fri., June 12 - PK 3 Swimming 8 - 11:30
                          • Gr. 5/6 Swimming 12:30 - 2:30
                        • Mon., May 15 - 19 - Gr. 6 at Nature's Classroom
                          • Gr. 5 Sub - Sarah M.
                        • Tues., May 16 - Pre-K, K - VINS Visit
                        • Wed., May 17 - RES School Board
                        • Thurs., May 18 - PK 4 Swimming
                        • Fri., May 19 - PK 3 Swimming
                        • Mon., May 22 - 
                          • Gr. 1/2 Swimming 8 - 11 AM
                          • K 12:30 - 2:30 PM
                        • Tues., May 23 - 
                          • Cathy "off"
                          • IEP Transition Meetings 2:15 - 3:15 PM
                        • Thurs., May 25 - PK 4 Swimming
                        • Fri., May 26 - PK 3 Swimming
                        • Mon., May 29 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
                        • Thurs., June 1 - Cathy at Admin Team
                        • Fri., June 2 - 
                          • 1/2 - Jr. Ranger 8 - 2:30 PM
                          • 12:30 - 2:30 PM - Gr. 5/6 Swimming 
                        • Mon., June 5
                          • Gr. 1/2 Swimming 8 - 11 AM
                          • K 12:30 - 2:30 PM
                          • Staff Meeting 3 -4 PM
                        •  Tues., June 6
                          • VINS visits Pre-K, K
                        • Wed., June 7 - 
                          • Pre-K/K Field Trip to Montshire Museum
                          • RES PTO 6 PM
                        • Fri., June 9 - End of Term 4
                        • Mon., June 12 - 
                          • Gr. 1/2 Jr. Rangers & Camp Drinker
                          • EST Meeting 3 -4 PM
                        • Wed., June 14 - Step-Up Day for Gr. 6 - Last Day for Students
                        • Thurs., June 15 - Teacher Work Day
                                      Thoughts to Ponder:




                                      Sunday, April 9, 2017

                                      RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - Sun., April 9, 2017

                                      Dear Dedicated Staff,

                                      5 more days filled with learning until you have a well-deserved week off.  Thank you for your hard work and dedication!  



                                      KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":  
                                      • Sherry H. and Pam B. for covering PK when there was no sub.
                                      • Heather for helping clean up from the baking bread for the Souper Supper.
                                      • Jen and Patty for being flexible and adapting cheerfully when Sherry had to be in Pre-K.
                                      Important Items to Know:   

                                      Maintenance - We are blessed that Matt Foley has agreed to be a substitute custodian and maintenance person for us. Several cleaning services are giving us quotes. The position is posted and we will have interviews after spring break.  

                                      Security System - Our security system hours have changed.  The system is active from 10 PM until 5 AM.  Please make sure you know your code if you are coming in at other times.  


                                      Report Cards - Please make sure I have reviewed all your report cards BEFORE you send them home.


                                      Blog - There will be no blog until Sun., April 23, due to spring break.



                                      Happening this Week: 
                                      • Sun., April 9 - PTO CSA Soup Dinner 4 - 7 PM
                                      • Mon., April 10 - 
                                        • Library Media/Tech in MPR - Gr. 3-6 come there and bring tech please.
                                        • Kathy Ernst here
                                        • EST Meeting 3 - 4 PM
                                        • EST Parent Meeting 4:30 - 5 PM
                                        • Cathy at SU for SPED Interviews - sub in
                                      • Tues., April 11 -
                                        • VINS here PK/K
                                        • Guest - Kelly Provost from WSESU visiting PK classroom
                                        • IEP - 3 -4 PM - Check your schedule.
                                      • Wed., April 12
                                        • Jean here in the morning
                                        • Gr. 3/4 Swimming 12 - 2:30 PM
                                        • Afterschool 2:45 - 5 PM
                                        • IEP 3 - 4 PM - Check your schedule
                                      • Thurs., April 13 - Libbet off 9-12
                                        • PK - 4 Swimming
                                        • 11 AM - Possible substitute counselor visits
                                        • IEP - 1:45 PM - Check your schedule.  
                                      • Fri., April 14 - Liza off 1 - 2:30 PM
                                        • 8 AM EST Meeting - Check your schedule.  
                                         Mark Your Calendar/Upcoming Events: 
                                        • Mon., April 17 - Fri., April 21 - SCHOOL CLOSED - SPRING BREAK
                                        • Mon., April 24 - 
                                          • Library Media/Tech (Gr. K, 3-6 in MPR please - students bring tech.)  
                                          • K Swimming 12:30 - 2:30 PM
                                        • Tues., April 25 - 
                                          • Cathy "off"
                                          • IEP Meeting 12:30 - Check your schedule.
                                        • Wed., April 26
                                            • Jean here in the morning
                                            • Gr. 3/4 Swimming 12 - 2:30 PM
                                            • Afterschool 2:45 - 5 PM
                                        • Thurs., April 27 - Libbet off 10-3
                                            • Potential new Pre-K 3 parent visits 9:30 AM
                                            • PK - 4  Swimming
                                          • Thurs., May 4 - Admin. Team Meeting
                                            • Concert Rehearsal
                                          • Fri., April 28
                                            • PK -3 Swimming
                                            • 9:30 AM Visit from Ken Kramberg - PBIS
                                          • Mon., May 1 - Staff Meeting - 3 PM
                                          • Tues., May 2 - Pam B. & Cathy at MTSS Training
                                          • Wed., May 3 - Pam B. & Cathy at MTSS Training
                                          • Fri., May 5 - Deb Ledoux Concert Practice 3 - 5 PM
                                          • Sat., May 6 - RES Day of Caring 8 - 12
                                                        Thoughts to Ponder:





                                                        Sunday, April 2, 2017

                                                        RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - Sun., April 2, 2017


                                                        Dear Hardworking Staff,

                                                        I appreciate the hard work and effort you put into being your best "self" for our students and making each minute count with them!  Report cards go home next week, so the staff meeting Monday will be shortened to allow for you to work on your grades.  






                                                        KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":  
                                                        • Each of you who contacts parents on a regular basis with positive calls as well as "concern" calls.
                                                        • Beth Ann and Patty for their flexibility to switch schedules for the benefit of their students!
                                                        • K-2 teachers who worked with Amie on Friday!  
                                                        Important Items to Know:   

                                                        New Specials Times for 1/2 - 5/6:
                                                        Monday Tech:     12:55-1:40 1st/2nd, 1:45-2:35 5th/6th
                                                        Tuesday Art:       12:55-1:40 1st/2nd,  1:45-2:35 5th/6th
                                                        Wednesday PE:  12:55-1:40 1st/2nd,  1:45-2:35 5th/6th

                                                        Thursday Music: 12:50-1:10 Violin; 1:10-1:40 1st/2nd Music;  1:45-2:30 5th/6th

                                                        Absences - Please encourage parents to report absences directly to the office.  Then to make sure she knows, please contact the office and advise if you hear a student is going to be out.  Several times lately the office was unaware of students being absent.  Safety first!  

                                                        Happening this Week: 


                                                        • Mon., April 3 - 
                                                          • Cathy meeting with Dennis 8-9:30 AM  (Nina subbing)
                                                          • Library/Media - In MPR - Gr. K, 3-6 please bring TECH with you.
                                                          • Staff Meeting 3 - 3:30 - THEN time for grades!  
                                                        • Tues., April 4 - 
                                                          • Patty C. out in afternoon for Middle School Transition
                                                          • Cathy "off" - Jean here
                                                        • Wed., April 5 -
                                                          • Jean here in the morning
                                                          • Gr. 3/4 Swimming 12 - 2:30 PM
                                                          • Afterschool 2:45 - 5 PM
                                                        • Thurs., April 6 - Cathy at Admin. Team Meeting, Woodstock
                                                        • Fri., April 7 - Pam B. out
                                                        • Sun., April 9 - PTO CSA Soup Dinner
                                                           Mark Your Calendar/Upcoming Events: 
                                                          • Mon., April 10 - 
                                                            • Kathy Ernst here
                                                            • EST Meeting 3 - 4 PM
                                                          • Tues., April 11 -
                                                            • Kathy Ernst here (TENTATIVE)
                                                            • VINS here PK/K
                                                            • IEP - 3 -4 PM - Check your schedule.
                                                          • Wed., April 12
                                                            • Jean here in the morning
                                                            • Gr. 3/4 Swimming 12 - 2:30 PM
                                                            • Afterschool 2:45 - 5 PM
                                                            • IEP 3 - 4 PM - Check your schedule
                                                          • Thurs., April 13 - Libbet off 9-12
                                                            • PK - 4 Swimming
                                                          • Fri., April 14 - 1:45 - 2 PM - IEP Meeting - Check your schedule.
                                                          • Mon., April 17 - Fri., April 21 - SCHOOL CLOSED - SPRING BREAK
                                                          • Mon., April 24 - 
                                                            • Library Media/Tech
                                                            • K Swimming 12:30 - 2:30 PM
                                                          • Tues., April 26 - 
                                                            • Cathy "off"
                                                            • IEP Meeting 12:30 - Check your schedule.
                                                          • Wed., April 27
                                                              • Jean here in the morning
                                                              • Gr. 3/4 Swimming 12 - 2:30 PM
                                                              • Afterschool 2:45 - 5 PM
                                                          • Thurs., April 27 - Libbet off 10-3
                                                              • Potential new Pre-K 3 parent visits 9:30 AM
                                                              • PK - 4  Swimming
                                                              • Concert Rehearsal
                                                            • Fri., April 28
                                                              • PK -3 Swimming
                                                              • 9:30 AM Visit from Ken Kramberg - PBIS
                                                              Thoughts to Ponder: