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RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG to STAFF - Sun., Dec. 16, 2018

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Dear OUTSTANDING Staff,

Only 5 more days until a well-deserved break. Of course, the next five days will seem like two weeks!  


KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":   Christine Morton for all her hard work preparing our students for the concert!Lisa K. for helping support the concert with lovely set items.The teachers who went with the students to the concert hall and helped them practice in class!     Important Items to Know:
Next Blog - The next blog published will be Sun., Dec. 30, 2018.  Happy Holidays!

Lunch with the Superintendent - Mary Beth would like to meet with teachers during your lunchtime on Thurs. - 11:50 - 12:30 PM to answer any questions you might have regarding the timeline or transitions.  Please plan on meeting in the Gr. 5/6 classroom.  If you do NOT want to attend, please let me know so we can save her the trip.   Happening this Week: Mon., Dec. 17 - PE is the Special11 AM - IEP Meeting - Library - 6th GraderTues., Dec 18 -Library Staff Meeting Library 2:45 - 3:45 …

RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - Sun., Dec. 9, 2018

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Dear Caring Staff,




KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":   Jessica Murphy for stepping up and helping out with afterschool when our regular staff were out of commission.Lisa & Jenn for integrating Gr. 2/3/4 Native American housing into Art.   Important Items to Know:
Staff Meeting - Tomorrow we will be doing action research with Jennifer Stainton from 2:45 - 3:45 PM.

Happening this Week: Mon., Dec. 10 - PE is the Special2:45 - 3:45 PM - Action Research Staff Meeting - LibraryTues., Dec 11 -Library Wed., Dec. 5 - Cathy out all day - Dr. Appointments (Chuck in) Art is the SpecialMath PD w/Kathy Ernst 11 -1 here & 2 - 4 PM (Math PD - Kathi F.)Thurs., Dec. 6 Music/Band is the Special - Full BandPractice at the Town HallWinter Concert 6 PM Fri., Dec. 7 - Cathy at the SU & PT - In by 11 AMSpanish is the Special Mark Your Calendar/Upcoming Events: (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) Tues., Dec. 18 - Staff Meeting - LibraryPer staff request, please check the Google calendar on the Reading website

RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - SUN., DEC. 2, 2018

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Dear Dedicated Staff,




KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":   Amy for helping cover for Pam B.Jen & Lisa for all their work with the Generation to Generation project.Glen for helping cover in 2/3/4 when we didn't have a para sub! Important Items to Know:
Sub Shortage - Two of our most often used and dependable subs are unavailable this week. Please give Sherry plenty of notice if you have to be out.

Happening this Week: Mon., Dec. 3 - PE is the SpecialTues., Dec 4 - Kathi Faulkner outLibrary 2:45 - 3:45 PM Collaboration Staff Time4 PM - RAP Advisory CouncilGr. 4/5/6 Math PD 2-4 (Jen and Patty out)Wed., Dec. 5 - Cathy in by 8:15 AM - PTArt is the SpecialThurs., Dec. 6 Music/Band is the Special - Full BandCathy at SLT all dayPractice at the Town HallFri., Dec. 7 - Cathy in by 10 AM - PT & Dr. Appt.Spanish is the Special Mark Your Calendar/Upcoming Events: (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) Mon., Dec. 10 - Action Research MeetingWed., Dec. 12 - Math PD w/Kathy Ernst11 -1 here & 2 - 4 PM (…

RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - Sun., Nov. 25, 2018

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Dear Dedicated Staff,



KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":   Paitra & her mom for helping me out with the Community Feast!Gr. 5/6 Students for helping set up and serve the FEAST!  Glen and Jill for helping cover duty holes!   Important Items to Know:
Staff Changes - We wish Jared the best as he steps down to pursue his academic career.  His last day is Monday.  Eric is joining us but will be in from 12 - 8 daily.  Please continue to put maintenance requests in my box as I will create his daily "to do" list in addition to his daily custodial duties.

Out of the Building - I have physical therapy, dentist, and dr. appointments(for my husband) this week.  Pam is in charge when I am not here.  The times are listed below. 

Happening this Week: Mon., Nov. 26 - PE is the SpecialPam B. off 1:30 - 2:20 PMMs. Murphy starts in Gr. 2/3/4Jared's last day2:45 - 3:45 PM - Action Research with Jennifer StaintonBills are dueTues., Nov. 27 - Library 4 PM - RAP Advisory CouncilWed., Nov.…

RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - Sun., Nov. 18, 2018

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Dear Hardworking Staff,



KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":   Lisa for helping out with the Feast by cooking a turkey!Paitra for helping me out with the Community Feast!All of you who met with parents last week! Important Items to Know:

Paraeducator Change - We wish Ms. Whitcomb well as she moves on.  We welcome Mrs. Murphy who will be joining Gr. 2/3/4 full-time after Thanksgiving break.  

Pole Destruction - With our first snow event, our light pole at the end of the parking lot was hit by the plow.  We are working on getting it repaired.  

Thanksgiving Feast - Recess should end at 12:50 PM.  5th and 6th graders will be helping serve the meal.  We will all be eating at the same time, so lunch may run over past its normal time.
Happening this Week: Mon., Nov. 19 - Ms. Faulkner leaves at noonPE is the SpecialSped. Ed. Testing for Gr. 6 Student 9 AM - 1 PM in old Special Ed. RoomWCUD Board Meeting - 6 PM - SUTues., Nov. 20 - Mrs. Faulkner offLibrary (Sub in so Cathy can get ready for the…

RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - Sun., Nov. 11, 2018

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Dear Caring Staff,




KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":   Jen for all her extra work covering her student with no 1:1 and no special ed. sub.Amy for having lunch in the PK room when I couldn't give her coverage due to no subs.Paitra for helping me with lunch duty when there was only me there due to no para and no subs for special ed.All of you who have provided your parent teacher conference schedules to me. Important Items to Know:
Radios - Just a reminder that if you are outside with your student you should have a radio with you.  If a child needs to come in, feel free to use the radio to call for assistance so you don't have to leave your "post."  

Playground Injuries - If a child is injured when they are on the playground, the staff who sends a child in for "advanced first aid"(i,e., a fall on the head, more than a band aid, etc.)  is expected to fill out the student injury report. Copies are available in the nurse's office and extra copies will be…

RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - Sun., Nov. 4, 2018

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Dear Tireless Staff,



KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":   Lisa for all her hard work with the pumpkin carving!Everyone for helping cover when there was no sub for the 3/4 para!  Sue for helping cover 3/4 when Jen went home ill.   Important Items to Know:
Thank You - It has been my honor to work with you since my journey began here years ago.  This will definitely be my last school year here at RES and I have advised the Superintendent of this.  Thank you for all you have done to help support me throughout the years as we worked together to do what was best for this school.  

Staff Meetings - Please note that on Mon., Nov. 5, we will be having a staff meeting instead of Tues., Nov. 6, so that Mrs. Banios, Superintendent, will be here to meet with you for 30 min. to address questions you may have regarding the classroom configuration options.  Ms. Hannah Thein will be here after Ms. Banios, for the last half hour after Ms. Baniosto address curriculum questions in her role as curricul…

RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - Sun., Oct. 28, 2018

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Dear Patient Staff,




KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":   Sue for arranging the flu shots through Rite Aid!Pam B. for helping cover the MTSS meeting while I was at PT.Christine for submitting a blurb for the blog! Important Items to Know:
Staff Meetings - Please note that on Mon., Nov. 5, we will be having a staff meeting instead of Tues., Nov. 6, so that Mrs. Banios, Superintendent, will be here to meet with you for 30 min. to address questions you may have regarding the classroom configuration options.  Ms. Hannah Thein will be here after Ms. Banios, for the last half hour after Ms. Baniosto address curriculum questions in her role as curriculum coordinator.  

Conferences - Family student conferences should occur during the weeks of Nov. 12 - 19.  Please provide schedules to the principal so she will know who is in the building and can coordinate cleaning schedules, etc.  

PBIS Reinforcers - The Student Council chose "Extra Recess" as the reinforcer for the Respect Tiles.…

RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG to STAFF - SUN., OCT. 21, 2018

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Dear Dedicated Staff,






KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":   The teachers and staff who attended the Board Meeting.Pam for the use of her room for childcare for the Board Meeting.The staff who donated food and helped out at the Leaf Peeper's Breakfast. Important Items to Know:
Fire Prevention Presentation - The Reading Fire Dept. rescheduled their visit due d weather.  to ba will be here this Tues., Oct. 23, to make a presentation to classes.  PK-2 will be from 8 - 8:40 AM.  Gr. 3-6 will be from 8:45 - 9:15 AM.  The presentation will occur outside and in the multi-purpose room.  I will reschedule with your class if your library time is affected by this presentation.

Happening this Week: Mon., Oct. 22 -PEJen out for STAR TrainingElevator Testing 9 AM3 PM - Cathy meeting at HCRSTues., Oct. 23Reading Fire Presentation 8 - 8:40 PK-K-18:45 - 9:15 AMLibrary/Tech - in the RES Library Cathy has PT - leaving at 2:30 - Pam in charge of mtg.EST Meeting - 2:45 - 3:45 PMWed., Oct. 24 - Pam out…