Sunday, April 30, 2017

Weekly staff update 4/30/17

Hi Everyone!

  (students are paying attention to STAND UP!)
I hope you have had a great weekend. Tomorrow is the first of May, and I am reminded of the number of activities and tasks that we will accomplish during this next month of school. I do believe that May is the busiest month for us as we instruct, assess, plan for transitions, plan celebrations, special events, field trips and do many other things. As we embark on these busy weeks, I am also reminding myself of the importance of communication and routines. I am asking for your help to be sure that we remind ourselves to include all that need to know in communication about students and team plans and that we stick to our established routines and best practices as much as possible. Thank you so much!

This week
Mindset Monday!  Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford
Tuesday       Parent Night with Pete Cudney  May Day (Schedule link ) VSAC Field trip
Wednesday - Roxanne visits and we have an after school staff meeting with her
Thursday -
Friday - 5 /6 Dance
STAND UP letter this week is A for Achievement (Set goals and make progress toward them/Reach a standard I am proud of/Strive for quality work and personal success)                                                                                           

8th graders are at Midnight Mountain Wed, Thurs and Friday. Here is the SBAC schedule for this week.  
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Next week
Budget re-vote on 5/9. International walk to school day on May 10 and 8th graders will be taking Science NECAP’s

Congratulations to the elementary and middle school artists who have been recognized for winning the Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District tote decorating contest! Thank you so much to Kate and Adrienne for leading this effort and for all that they do everyday with their programs! On May 11th CVSWM will present each teacher and the students with their award after school.

The NELMS Barre City Scholar leaders have been announced!  Congratulations to PEAK team member Alyssa WInkler and Ujamaa team member Jasmine Sayah! This program is intended to give public recognition to two students from each middle level school in our state who have distinguished themselves in terms of outstanding scholarship and leadership. The girls were nominated by their teams and will be formally recognized at a ceremony at Norwich University on June7th!

Staff survey for PBL and G - Thank you so much to those of you who have taken the time to complete the survey about PBL and G. We have 13 responses so far, and as I mentioned last week, these responses will be critical in helping us meet your needs as we plan for upcoming PD opportunities. If you received the link from Jessie and haven’t completed the survey yet, please do so asap. Thank you!

For Inspiration
Some of our own moments!       See you all tomorrow! Have a great week! ~ Jackie

Vulnerability is the most accurate measure of courage ~ Brené Brown

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