Weekly Staff Memo – Week of Oct. 13

Dear MS Staff,

This week I am providing an abbreviated version of this memo and just focusing primarily on upcoming events.  I will get back on track with a full-length version next week!  I hope everyone has had a GREAT weekend!

Upcoming Events:

Monday, October 14th
7th Grade Team Meeting with Juli and Dana from 11:15-12:15 in the Resource Room.  Please add items to the agenda!
Tuesday, October 15th
8th Grade Pictures 
Wednesday, October 16th
Science Vertical Team Meeting with Juli from 11:30-12:15 in Juli’s office.  Please add items to the agenda!
MS Staff Meeting in Dorothy and Laura’s Room.  Dorothy will be presenting on Interactive Notebooks. 🙂
Thursday, October 17th 
Sara Keys is Teacher Leader for the day!
Friday, October 18th
First trimester grades are due.  Please make sure Jupiter Grades is up to date!  Don’t add any new grades until I create a 2nd trimester gradebook for all teachers.  Thanks!
More Upcoming Dates….
10/18 – Jupiter Grades due for admin editing
10/24 – 1/2 day – Only 8th Graders report to school this day for Explore Test – Parent/Teacher Conferences
10/25 – No School for Students – Parent/Teacher Conferences; Fresh Take Conference (Day 1)
10/26 – Fresh Take Conference (Day 2)
Please consider joining us for our annual Fresh Take Conference onOctober 25th and 26th!  And even better, invite all folks who work with youth in any capacity!  Sign up today!  FT

If you have not yet signed up to attend Fresh Take please do so today. We want to make sure we order the correct amount of lunches.  Here is the link for our staff. We have fabulous workshops being offered at our conference (a sneak peek will be coming soon).  
Please encourage a friend to attend!  The Fresh Take link can be found on our website on the bottom right under the calendar.  We are going to update the registration link to allow for one day attendance for any friends who cannot attend both days.


During this extremely busy time of year, please make sure you are taking some time to play.   I recently saw this video and was reminded of how important play is for all of us!  Not only does play just make us happier human beings, it also increases our creativity and productivity.  So be sure you schedule a few minutes of “play time” into each day.  You won’t be sorry!


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October 13, 2013 · 8:11 pm

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