Showing posts from September, 2017


Dear Dedicated RES Staff,

We are small, but have mighty members.  Let's be kind to one another and breathe before we speak.  We don't tolerate attitude from our students, we should not tolerate them it each other. We are all going through stress carrying our own struggles.  Employee Assistance Program is a FREE program able to support us through difficult times.  It's helpful to share our burdens with an objective party and no one knows you've accessed it.  Flyers will be in your mailboxes this week.  Enjoy this beautiful weather.

KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":   Pam for volunteering her classroom for Thursday's SU leadership meeting! Heather for nourishing our souls, minds, and bodies with her "concrete poems activity" and incredible food!Sherry for being so dependable and calm in spite of the storms!   Important Items to Know:
1st Aid/CPR Training - We will be offering a first/aid certification course here at RES on Tuesdays, Oct 3 and 10.   Plea…

RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - Sun., Sept. 24, 2017

Dear Dedicated RES Staff,
So I'm writing this in California where I am picking up my 74 yr. old sister to bring her back to Vermont to my home.  This hustle and bustle of traveling and LAX airport are a good reminder of how blessed we are to have our calm, little red school house where we are growing tomorrow's leaders.  I want to personally thank you for your sacrifice and effort on behalf of tomorrow's citizens   I will see you'all on Wed. On the way here I was e-mailing from 35,000 feet up to Sherry, so I'm in touch even if I'm not there physically.  I'm blessed to have such a supportive and competent staff!

KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":   Kathi and Pam for turning in their goals on time.Every class who is actively and happily participating in the school wide PBIS program.Joan for being flexible with her schedule and having a great attitude about us changing it! Important Items to Know:
Goals -ALL STAFF are expected to complete your goal on the a…

RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - Sun., Sept. 17, 2017

Dear Incredible RES Staff,
I hope everyone rested up over the weekend, that first 5 day week is exhausting.  I've seen lots of great learning over the last week at school.  Your time behind the scenes really shows and is deeply appreciated by all!  

KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":   Jen and Liza for all  their hard work preparing the students for Agricultural Education Day at Tunbridge.Leticia, Kathi, and Pam for attending the PBIS meeting.Lisa and Patty for leading "Reading Runners."  Everyone who is noticing respectful behavior and acknowledging students' behaviors with "Respect Tiles."   Important Items to Know:
Goals - Please complete your goal on the attached Google Form as requested by our Superintendent.  Please complete this by Fri., Sept. 22.  All staff are expected to do this.  Please see me with questions.
Duty Change - So the paraeducators who return at 11:30 after their lunch, have the following duties:  Joan will cover the office phones f…

RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - Sun., Sept. 10, 2017

Dear  Staff,
There's been lots of learning happening at RES over the past 7 days!  This is our first five day week and it's guaranteed to wear everyone out as we "toughen" our endurance!  Please keep that in mind as you plan for Friday's lessons.  Please get lots of rest and drink lots of H20 to keep you resilient!  

KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":   Amy H. for all the extra hours she puts in to help us get set up!Jen M. for taking minutes in the staff meeting!Those of you who have positive things to say throughout the start of school and always have smiles on your faces!  The students notice and I appreciate it!   Important Items to Know:
EST Meeting - We will review the EST caseload during the 2:45 - 3:45 PM meeting tomorrow(Monday).  It's too early to bring any new students due to lack of data and universal interventions needed.  We will review the MTSS flowchart as well so everyone is aware of the process.  

9/11 - Though this was a significant day i…


Dear Stupendous Staff,
What a GREAT start of the school year!  Thank to all of you who have "labored" so hard to get ready for this school year!  It's going to be a fantastic year!

KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":   Lisa for stepping up with Reading Runners!Patty and Jen for helping teach specific recess expectations. Important Items to Know:
Emergency Drills - According the State of Vermont, we are to have a fire drill every month.   We do not have a fire drill planned as the fire inspector will be stopping by sometime in the next few weeks. PLEASE review the emergency fire drill procedure with your students.  We will have a lockdown drill the third week of September, so review those drills as well.  Specials teachers please check with the office if you have any questions.  

Maintenance Requests - PLEASE use the form, do not put "notes" in Jared's box.  I take your requests and add them to a list for him.  The forms help with consistency and help insur…