Sunday, May 21, 2017

RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - Sun., May 21, 2017

Dear Hardworking Staff,

Wow, only 16 1/2 student days left!  Ambivalence abounds - many of us are exhausted and ready for summer and some downtime, on the other hand  there's so much left to teach, and how we'll miss them!  Enjoy the time you have with them!  Try and get outdoors as much as possible though with your classes!  





KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":  
  • Pam and Jen for attending the guidance interview after the EST Meeting Monday!
  • Jen, Libbet, Liza, and Heather for holding down the fort with 5 subs in the building! 
  • Patty for her work organizing the Nature's Classroom field trip!
Important Items to Know:   

GUIDANCE CANDIDATE - We have a guidance candidate that will be coming in to work the students on Wed. where we can observe her interacting with the students.  We have asked her to teach a lesson to every grade level.  I have shared with you a Google Doc with you to have your class meet with her.  Please write in your class name for a time.  Thanks!  

PROFESSIONAL EVALUATIONS - I need to meet with each of you briefly to review your summates and goals for next year.   Please find a time NEXT week that we can meet.  I am creating and sharing a Google Doc with you for that schedule.  

SBAC - So Gr. 3/4 will be starting NECAP this week and Gr. 5/6 will continue with SBAC.     It's important that no one interrupt them when they are testing.  The door will have "testing" signs on it when the testing is active.  Please do not call into her room unless it is an emergency! 

Jazz on the Town Concert, Sunday May 21st, 6pm-8pm, Pentangle Town Hall Theatre, https://pentanglearts.org/event/jazz-town/
​ 
HS+MS Jazz Funk Groups
​​ 
featuring 3
​0​
+ students 
with special local+regional guest 
​performers 
including Michael Zsoldos, Fred Haas,
​ ​
Sonny Saul 
with Berklee Global Jazz Masters students Jared Henderson and Lee Fish.  
Free admission 
​generously ​
supported by 
the ​
Prince and 
​the ​
Pauper
​​ 
with ​
suggested donation
​​ of
$10 per adult, $5 per student, $20 per family

****RADIO REMINDER**** - If you're going outside with students - AWESOME!   PLEASE take a radio for safety sake.  (That includes recess and planting...)

Happening this Week: 
  • Mon., May 22 - 
    • Gr. 1/2 Swimming 8 - 11 AM
    • K 12:30 - 2:30 PM
    • Library in MPR - No need to bring technology. 
    • Paul Bocho here for the day. 
  • Tues., May 23 - 
    • Cathy "off"
    • IEP Transition Meetings 2:15 - 3:15 PM at WUMS
    • Pre-K Registration
  • Wed., May 24
    • RES Crisis Team Meeting 8:15 AM
    • Raph visiting w/Cathy 9-10:30 AM
    • Guidance candidate visiting 11 - 2:30 PM
    • Pre-K Registration
  • Thurs., May 25 - 
    • PK 4 Swimming
    • Memorial Day Celebration 1 - 2:30 PM
  • Fri., May 26 - PK 3 Swimming
  • Mon., May 29 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
     Mark Your Calendar/Upcoming Events: 
    • Tues., May 30 -
      • Cathy HERE since Jean is "off"
      • Paul B. here
      • Jean NOT here
    • Wed., May 31
      • Jean here all day
      • Cathy "off" since Jean is here today instead
    • 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 
      • Payday
    • Mon., June 5
      • Gr. 1/2 Swimming 8 - 11 AM
      • K 12:30 - 2:30 PM
      • Library MPR - Please bring technology Gr. K, 3-6.
      • Staff Meeting 3 -4 PM
    •  Tues., June 6
      • VINS visits Pre-K, K
    • Wed., June 7 - 
      • Libbet at Spring Census Training 10-12
      • Pre-K/K Field Trip to Montshire Museum
      • 2:30 PM - 504 Meeting - Check your schedule.  
      • 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 - Noon Dismissal
      • Teachers in classrooms for afternoon
    • Thurs., June 15 - Teacher Work Day - Staff Retreat - Location TBA
                    Thoughts to Ponder:

                    4 day week next week!  


                    Sunday, May 14, 2017

                    RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG to STAFF - Sun., May 14, 2017

                    Dear Hardworking Staff,

                    To all of our mothers on staff, may your day be relaxing and memorable!   And you are all mothers during the SCHOOL day!!!!  




                    KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":  

                    • Sherry for helping drive PK to swimming
                    • Lisa, Elaine, and Christine who attended the Superintendent's Retirement Party
                    • Patty and Jenn for all their efforts implementing the SBACS
                    Important Items to Know:   

                    SBAC - So Gr. 3/4 continues testing this week.  It's important that no one interrupt them when they are testing.  The door will have "testing" signs on it when the testing is active.  Please do not call into her room unless it is an emergency!  

                    RADIO REMINDER - If you're going outside with students - that's great!   PLEASE take a radio for safety sake.  (That includes recess and planting...)

                    Happening this Week: 
                    • Mon., May 15 - 19 - 
                      • Gr. 6 at Nature's Classroom(Patty there Mon.-Wed.)
                      • Gr. 5 Sub - Sarah M. Mon.-Wed. 
                      • Gr. 1/2 Swimming 8 - 11 AM
                      • K 12:30 - 2:30 PM
                      • Library in Multi-Purpose Rooms - K, 3-5 Students NO technology needed as we have a guest speaker for our classes.
                      • Plumber hear to fix nurse bathroom sink
                      • Libbet out in afternoon - Nina in
                      • EST Meeting 3 - 4 PM - Gr. 1/2 Room
                      • Guidance Interview - 4 PM 
                    • Tues., May 16 - 
                      • Pre-K, K - VINS Visit
                      • Fire Pro-Tec here to replace emergency lighting batteries
                    • Wed., May 17 - 
                      • Cathy at Nature's Classroom.
                      • Jean here UNTIL noon
                      • Matt out - Amy in
                      • RES School Board
                    • Thurs., May 18 - 
                      • Cathy at Nature's Classroom
                      • Matt out - Amy in
                      • PK 4 Swimming
                      • WESU Teacher Meeting 3:30 PM
                    • Fri., May 19 - Sherry H. off
                      • Cathy at Nature's Classroom 
                      • PK 3 Swimming 8 - 11:30
                      • Lori P.'s Retirement Party
                       Mark Your Calendar/Upcoming Events: 
                      • 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
                      • Wed., May 24
                        • RES Crisis Team Meeting 8:15 AM
                      • Thurs., May 25 - 
                        • PK 4 Swimming
                        • Memorial Day Celebration 1 - 2:30 PM
                      • 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 - Noon Dismissal
                        • Teachers in classrooms for afternoon
                      • Thurs., June 15 - Teacher Work Day - Staff Retreat - Location TBA
                                      Thoughts to Ponder:






                                      Sunday, May 7, 2017

                                      RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - SUN., MAY 7, 2017

                                      Dear Hardworking Staff,

                                      It's Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week and yet the best way to appreciate you'all is to give you a day off this week and we can't do that!  SO please accept the small tokens of our appreciation for all that you do and know that each of you are appreciated for WHO you are and HOW you make our school what it is!  


                                      KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":  
                                      • Christine and Lisa for true collaboration designing and preparing our students and school for the Spring Concert.
                                      • Pam B. for attending the MTSS conference with me!
                                      • Heather for preparing a pre-concert soup dinner for teachers & staff!
                                      • Beth Ann and Libbet for helping clean up the multi-purpose room after the concert.
                                      Important Items to Know:   

                                      SBAC - So Gr. 5/6 & 3/4 classes officially begins testing this week.  It's important that no one interrupt them when they are testing.  Her door will have "testing" signs on it when the testing is active.  Please do not call into her room unless it is an emergency!  

                                      PBIS COMMON LANGUAGE - Please continue to emphasize the common language of respect self, others, and community this week.  Also please hand out tiles and clearly state what they are receiving it for linking it to our matrix.  

                                      RES STAFF RETREAT - PLEASE mark your calendars for Thurs., June 15, 8 AM - 3:30 PM, location to be announced.  This will be an important time to set up next year's calendar, go over the action plan with more detail, collaborate, and laugh together in a place that's conveniently located, but NOT here at school.  All staff are invited - just bring your calendar.  Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided.  

                                      RETIREMENT CARDS - There are THREE retirement cards in the copy room for you to sign - please sign them this week while you are here.  

                                      DOORS, WINDOWS, and MEDIA CART - Please make sure your windows are shut and locked at night.  Also, if you have a media cart, please make sure it's locked before you leave.  The custodial substitute will be locking your classrooms with dead-bolts after he cleans your room.  

                                      KEY NUMBERS - Please e-mail Libbet with your exterior door key numbers so we can make sure the list is correct.  Thank you!  

                                      NEXT YEAR HIRES - Just to keep everyone up-to-date on the hiring process, Trisha, the teacher who visited our school has accepted a full-time position at another school.  The search continues and I will keep you informed as I know things.   The guidance and PE positions are posted, and I'll let you know when interviews are formally set up.   

                                      RADIO REMINDER - If you're going outside with students - that's great!   PLEASE take a radio for safety sake.  (That includes recess and planting...)

                                      Happening this Week: 
                                      • Mon., May 8 - 
                                        • EST Meeting 3 - 4 PM
                                        • Gr. 1/2 Swimming 8 - 11 AM
                                        • K 12:30 - 2:30 PM
                                        • Library in Multi-Purpose Rooms - K, 3-6 Students bring technology, please.
                                      • Tues., May 9 - Cathy at VPA Training - Stowe
                                      • Wed., May 10 - 
                                        • Jean here in a.m.
                                        • STARS evaluator here for Pre-K
                                      • Thurs., May 11, 2017 - 
                                        • Cathy at Admin. Team Meeting in Woodstock 8 - 2
                                        • Kathy Ernst here for PK-2 - see her e-mails to you.
                                        • IEP Meeting - Check your schedule. 2:30 PM
                                        • 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
                                         Mark Your Calendar/Upcoming Events: 
                                        • 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 - Cathy at Nature's Classroom - noon on.
                                          • RES School Board
                                        • Thurs., May 18 - 
                                          • Cathy at Nature's Classroom
                                          • PK 4 Swimming
                                          • WESU Teacher Meeting 3:30 PM
                                        • Fri., May 19 - Sherry H. off
                                          • Cathy at Nature's Classroom PK 3 Swimming
                                          • Lori P.'s Retirement Party
                                        • 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
                                          • Memorial Day Celebration 1 - 2:30 PM
                                        • 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 - Noon Dismissal
                                          • Teachers in classrooms for afternoon
                                        • Thurs., June 15 - Teacher Work Day - Staff Retreat - Location TBA
                                                        Thoughts to Ponder:


                                                        Thank you to those who go the EXTRA mile!  
                                                        Fairness?  Nope  - have an equity talk with your students.