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RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - Sun., Nov. 26, 2017

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Dear Talented RES Staff,

I hope everyone had a lovely and rejuvenating five day break! I have college class today, but I look forward to seeing you on Monday!    



KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":   Hilder, Jarred, and Heather for all their help with the feast!Jill and Rose for their help setting up and decorating!Gr. 3/4 students for helping clean up!Gr. 5/6 students for serving the food!  Important Items to Know:
SU Committee Representatives - Every school in the SU but Reading Elementary has a teacher representative on the two committees set up by the new superintendent to help move the unified SU forward.  It's imperative that Reading be represented so our school has a voice in upcoming change!  There is a stipend provided for the extra time.   Please complete the necessary form that came with the e-mail from the SU and let me know you are doing so.  Thank you!  

Artist in Residence - Due to the amount of time needed to do the puppets, Art classes are being extended to the …

RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - Sun., Nov. 19, 2017

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Dear Talented RES Staff,

Two days to a well deserved 5 day break!   I am blessed to know and work with such a talented group of people who put students and student learning as their top priority!  



KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":   Hilder and Heather for all their help with pie day!Classroom teachers for spearheading the pie making!Jen Mayo for running the Pie Sale!     Important Items to Know:
Welcome - We welcome Will Flynn to our staff as the 1:1 paraeducator in Gr. 1/2.  So very glad you're here and settling in!  

Thanksgiving Feast - Let's try and have as much normalcy as possible over the next two days.   PE will happen in the classrooms tomorrow.  Pre-K through 2 will be eating at 11:30 AM with families, and Gr. 3-6 will eat at noon.  There is no K-6 recess on Tuesday.  Each class will have to do their own recess.  
Happening this Week: Mon., Nov. 20 - Art is the SpecialMindfulnessJill/Guidance inTimesheets due!Tues., Nov. 21 - PE is the Special and IN CLASSROOMSComm…

RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - Sun., Nov. 12, 2017

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Dear Talented RES Staff,

It's hard to believe it's only seven days until Thanksgiving break!  It will be a busy seven days, so let's all remember to breathe, and be patient and kind to ourselvesand each other!



KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":   Heather for providing us such incredible meals like "Rice Bowls!"Jared for always being positive and happy and willing to help!Hilder for providing a beautiful tablecloth for the lunch table!   Important Items to Know:
Professional Behavior - Below are a few of the professional expectations that will be in the Staff Manual: We are all juggling busy lives and school, and we all have only 24 hours a day.  We all feel overwhelmed from time to time.  What's vital to a professional reputation is how we react to stressful moments.  Emotional outbursts are not expected and are uncomfortable for everyone involved.   The teacher in charge of the class should be the "driver" of the learning and the class atmosphere…

RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - Sun., Nov. 3, 2017

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Dear Tireless RES Staff,

It is so inspiring to watch our staff prepare our students for the challenges of a global world.  I will be meeting with the rest of you this week to discuss your walkthroughs and celebrate the outstanding teaching that's going on!  


KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":   Heather and Lisa who helped run to parents' houses to notify them that there was no school on Monday due to power loss!Jenn, Leticia, and Amy H. for calling parents to let them know school was closed!Sherry for coming in Sat. to finish the State Census!Lisa for all her work getting the pumpkins carved! Important Items to Know:
Professional Behavior - Below are a few of the professional expectations that will be in the Staff Manual: When staff are doing duty, they are encouraged to talk to the students and not standing talking to other adults. Staff are encouraged to take their classrooms outside for learning experiences.Staff should always take a radio with them with they are outside …