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RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - Sun., Oct. 29, 2017

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Dear Tireless RES Staff,

Let's keep the focus on learning Tuesday and Wednesday.  These will be great days to use respect tiles to emphasis good choices made by students.  There are a few seasonal books on the table in the conference room area if you would like to read your class a story




KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":   Each classroom teacher for organizing their pumpkin painting for the raffle. Those of you who have submitted your parent conference schedule via Google Docs as requested. Important Items to Know:
Professional Behavior - Below are a few of the professional expectations that will be in the Staff Manual: All teachers should have at least 3 days of emergency substitute plans in a binder that they can give to Sherry or have them in a designated place where the admin. asst. and the principal know where they are.  Copies should be made in advance and the plans be "ready."Regular full-time staff should have emergency sub plans and a schedule in a folder and…

RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - Sun., Oct. 22, 2017

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Dear FLEXIBLE RES Staff,

It was wonderful meeting with so many of you last week 1:1.  I'd like to do the same with the specials teachers this week.  So let's try and make face-to-face contact for 10 min. during the day.  I'll check in with you in the morning to see what works for you. (I'll come in for PE....)  




KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":   Jen and Joan who helped out with the respect file editing!Jen, Leticia, and Liza who showed their school spirit by wearing pajamas on Pajama and slipper day!  Lisa and Patty for their hard work with Reading Runners!Pam for her work organizing the pumpkins after school on Friday!   Important Items to Know:
Professional Behavior - Below are a few of the professional expectations that will be in the Staff Manual: Blog posts - All staff are expected to read the blog posts before the students arrive on Monday so that you'll know what the schedule is.  It is posted around noon on Sunday and doesn't take too long to revie…

PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - SUN., OCT. 15, 2017

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Dear Dedicated RES Staff,

There's nothing like a PTO Leaf Peepers breakfast to make you appreciate our community even more!  It was an amazing turnout!  The parents were there at the crack of dawn to get things going, and that doesn't count all the hours they put in before getting the bacon cooked!  Without the PTO's funding, our students would not have many of the opportunities they do.  As your students are practicing writing this week, perhaps some "Thank you" letters could be written from the students.   




KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":   Pam B. for volunteering to clean up from the Leaf Peeper's Breakfast and donating fruit to the breakfast!Amy H. for coming in and washing dishes!Lisa K., SeƱora Elaine, Liza, and Libbet who came and ate and supported the breakfast with their dollars and presence! Important Items to Know:
Professional Guidelines  - In the absence of a staff manual, I will be covering various topics over the next few weeks in the blo…

RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - Sun., Oct. 8, 2017

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Dear Caring RES Staff,

The fall colors are so beautiful.  I read recently that our glorious leaf change helps us get through "stick season" and the winter, and I hadn't thought of it that way but it's certainly true!  I hope you each have a rejuvenating weekend! 





KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":   The "library elf" who helped reorganize the library annex off the 1/2 classroom and helped us gain a place for meetings!  Pam for volunteering her classroom for Thursday's SU leadership meeting! Libby for all her flexibility and willingness to have lunch with students who are struggling!   Important Items to Know:
Message from Nurse Chick - Please read the attached guidelines for nurse visits from Jean.  If students are coming to the office, they are missing class time.   Sometimes students need a break from class, and a nurse visit is a good way to get one.  As adults, we've learned to "self-monitor," and we have to teach students to do the…