Our Thanksgiving Break is upon us! I want to take this moment to personally thank each and everyone of you for what you do individually and as part of the group to make difference in the lives of our students. Often our work is thankless and each day seems to take a little more energy than the previous. Added to that, I know that we ask a lot of you in and out of the classroom – it takes a lot to be a teacher in this day and age! Please know that your efforts and commitment








Congrats to Ms Gorman and Ms Willingham for receiving their Bright Ideas Grants! These ladies were honored for their work in dreaming up some great ways to use these funds to help support the work in their classrooms!

I encourage you all to visit and learn about a similar opportunity through Communities in School. These require short write ups so the grant writing process won’t take too long. Let’s dream big so we can do some great things in our classrooms!

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These are some images from our Saturday Academy! Major props need to go out to our teachers and leaders for developing and delivering these great activities! We all need to take notice here that these aligned learning activities can and need to happen in our daily practice. They need to be a part of we design learning goals. Let’s make sure that we are collaborating and searching our resources – SchoolNet, CCS Google Site – for these and other learning alternatives and we are challenging our kids with these learning goals.


WHAT A SPREAD!  Thanks to Ms Floyd and her correlate for their vision and implementation of our great Thanksgiving potluck! The food – spectacular! The smiles – undeniable! The wpid-20141118_120715.jpgsuccess – remarkable! The only thing that could surpass this was the number of time Ms Boles visited the room!

Let’s make sure what we have some good quality learning activities in place for our students this week! Every day is an instructional opportunity we cannot get back! We can get creative in how we teach standards! Its important that we plan learning outcomes, keep a rigorous frame of mind in our plans and make sure we are collaborating!


Monday 11.24

  • Department Meetings

Tuesday 11.25

  • BT Meeting Short


  • Teacher Workday – Remember, if you don’t plan on being at work that day, please complete paperwork with Mr Jones