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.

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