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RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - Sun., Sept. 23, 2018

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Dear SteadfastStaff,




It's a full harvest moon on Monday!  Let's all take care of ourselves!
KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":  
The staff who kindly and patiently participated in the "Emergency Management" practices Tuesday after the Staff Meeting!  The staff helping with Reading Runners!Paitra for teaching a cooking class in the Afterschool program! Important Items to Know:
Back to School Night - Some of you may be staying late Wed. for the Back to School Night.  In appreciation for your hard work and longer evening,  I will be providing a light dinner for the staff at 5 PM.  Please let me know if you will be eating so I can make sure I have enough.  Thanks!  

Absences - Just a reminder to all that if you are going to be out for any reason, please fill out the blue "staff leave" request form and give it to Sherry.  The sooner she has for a sub, the better.  Here are the SUB procedures.  Call Sherry at home:  802- 886-3140 or her cell:  802-558-6885.   …

RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - Sun., Sept. 16, 2018

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Dear Energetic Staff,

Walking into each of your classes, I am in awe of your creativity and joy with which you inspire our future citizens!  THANK YOU for your effort!  





KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":  
Lisa for helping out with Reading Runners and the Afterschool program!Libby for arranging the books for "after lunch reading."Christine for all her work getting the instruments ready!   Important Items to Know:
Tuesday Staff Meeting - At the SLT meeting last week, the principals discussed the schedule of meetings and clarified expectations for them.  I will be sharing a schedule with you Tues. at the staff meeting and we will discuss at that time.
Lunch Account Payment - For those of you who are purchasing lunch or breakfast, I now have your account numbers so you can pay online.  Please see me if you would like your number.  
Goals - All WCUD teaching staff are expected to fill out this form.  I suggest you make copies of the screen as you do this.  If you need help wit…

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

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Dear Resilient Staff,

It's been a super busy and hot seven days of school.   I want to acknowledge everyone's hard work as we strive together to provide the best possible learning environment for our students.  We were all exhausted on Friday, so hopefully everyone had a chance to refresh and recharge!  It won't be as hot this week, so it will be easier for all! 



KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":   Glen for coming in on the 1st day of school AND Tuesday so students could meet him!Jen for all her extra effort and patience.Amy for her flexibility!
Important Items to Know:
Blogs- Both blogs will be coming out on Sunday. 
Tuesday Collaboration Time - This Tues., teachers are asked to collaborate with each other during the staff meeting time.  Please see me with questions or for assistance contacting other teachers in your grade level at other schools.

Happening this Week:
Mon., Sept. 10 - PECathy at SLT Meeting - WCSU - 9 - 11:30 AMTues., Sept. 11- Library/Tech - in the RES L…

RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - Sun., Sept. 2, 2018

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Dear Incredible Staff,
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":   Patty and Jen for helping teach specific recess expectations.Pam for helping out with the after school program! Important Items to Know:
Emergency Drills - According the State of Vermont, we are to have a fire drill every month.     We will have a lockdown drill this Friday, so review those drills please.  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 insure that the small pieces of paper don't get lost.
Services - Special Ed., Guidance, PT, and OT services begin this week 9/4/18.  
Back to School Forms - Please send forms down to the office as soon as you can, but don't …

RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - Sun., Aug. 26, 2018

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Dear Amazing RES Staff,

As many of you know, I'm en route back to Vermont from my 40th high school reunion.  There's nothing like a reunion to help put life into perspective.  We had so many shared smiles when we mentioned particular teachers and staff who touched our lives those many years ago.  The impact YOU have on other's lives is immeasurable!  

We welcome our new staff to our RES family!   It's going to be a fantastic year!  




KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":   Pam B. for being in charge Friday in my absence!Amy and Jared for their work over the summer! Each of you for getting your rooms and yourself ready to start the school year!Important Items to Know:
Food Service Changes - We welcome Paitra Martin as the cook for our school.  Procedures have changed with the implementation of the  district food service.  There will be no snack served from the kitchen. Students should bring their own snacks or purchase a "Grab and Go" breakfast.  (I will be pur…

RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - SUN., JUNE 10, ,2018

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Dear Unbelievable RES Staff,

The last four days can sometimes seem like the longest, but try and "cherish" each sweet moment with your students and each other this week.  We will not all walk together again in the same way!  Remember to BREATHE!!!  Here's an interesting Edutopia article about end of year stress and some helpful suggestions.




KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":   Pam B. for all her help at the All Day Field Trip!Hilder for all her help with the after school program!Lisa Kaija for helping out Saturday with the Bike fundraiser!  Important Items to Know:
Grades/Report Cards - All specials teachers should have their grades into VCAT by Friday, June 8.  Teachers should have their grades in by Monday, June 11 at  3 PM so I can review them before they are printed.

Field Day Schedule - Here is the schedule Rose plans for this Tuesday!  

Summer Packets - If you are sending home "summer packets" for students - please put a copy in the principal's mail…

RES PRINCIPAL'S BLOG TO STAFF - Sun., June 3, 2018

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Dear Caring RES Staff,


KUDOS to STAFF Who "Stepped Up":   Pam for helping with the PTO yard sale Saturday.Jen for working with an incoming student to help with transitions!Libby for her help with make-up SBAC testing!Important Items to Know:
Grades/Report Cards - All specials teachers should have their grades into VCAT by Friday, June 8.  Teachers should have their grades in by Monday, June 11 at  3 PM so I can review them before they are printed.

Summer Packets - If you are sending home "summer packets" for students - please put a copy in the principal's mailbox.  

Last Two Half Days - Since the last two days are half days, recess will be 11 - 11:20, and lunch will be 11:20 - 11:50 AM.  

Happening this Week: Mon., June 4 - Libby in a little late, Jean inCathy driving Gr. 2 Student to Woodstock Rec. Center.Kathi F. out of classroom to access - Libbet inCathy giving SBAC Make-up test to 4th Grader -  8:45 - 10:15 AMKindergarten swimming Leave 11:45 AMAfterschool- 2:30 …