MS Weekly Staff Memo – September 28, 2014

Great Things That Happened This Week
I hope everyone will join me in wishing our beloved Joy Warner a very happy 50th birthday!!!  We love you dearly, Ms. Joy!!!

Happy Birthday balloons

Upcoming Events
Monday, September 29th
8:30 a.m. – MS Principal/Parent Coffee Talk in MS Media Center

Tuesday, September 30th
Flu Shots (Round 2)

Wednesday, October 1st
11:00-12:00 – 6th Grade Team Meeting with Juli and Dana
3:30 MS Staff Meeting – – Classroom Management Series

Thursday, October 2nd
Dorothy Pagan – Teacher Leader

Friday, October 3rd

Looking Ahead….
10/6 – Parent Advisory – 7:30 at HS
10/7 & 10/8 – Juli and Joy in Raleigh for Charter Leadership Institute
10/8 – Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
10/10 – CSD Homecoming
10/13 – MS Math Vertical Team Meeting (11:00-12:00)
10/14 – Explore Test for 8th Graders; No school for 6th and 7th grade on this day due to testing. *Possible remediation for 6/7
10/14 – Lottery K-8 Open House (9:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.) – No MS tours due to testing.
10/21 – Lottery K-8 Open House (9:30 a.m. only)
10/27-10/31 – Book Fair
10/27 – MS Principal/Parent Coffee Talk at 8:30 in MS Media Center
10/27 – Quarter 2 of Explore Electives Begins
10/28 – 8th Grade Yearbook Pics
10/30-10/31 – NO SCHOOL; TEACHER WORKDAYS – Optional Parent Conferences
11/4 -11/6 – K-7 Yearbook Pics
11/7 – 6th Grade Greek Day
11/11 – NO SCHOOL; VETERAN’S DAY HOLIDAY
11/12-11/13 – 8th Grade Finance Park
11/14 – 7th Grade Africa Day
11/26 – 11/30 – NO SCHOOL; THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

Nuts/Bolts/Reminders/Tips

Please do not shut off your computers at the end of the day.  Nucentric often does upgrades and maintenance after hours, so it is essential for staff members to leave computers on in order for Nucentric to be able to complete their tasks.  On a related note, if you are experiencing a technical issue, contact Nucentric at the following email address:  support@nucentric.com  NOT tech@csdspartans.org  Thanks so much.

Sign up for Auction Teacher Experiences here!  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1kDBYRaSa1Db-pY1z8rsVaPRCE2fprQCVEHdvrfRS3KQ/edit?usp=sharing  This is a great way to raises money for our school.  Keep it simple (and cheap)!  The kids just love spending time with their teachers outside of the school environment, so no need to anything super fancy.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Leads, don’t forget to sign up for your cross-school observation! https://docs.google.com/a/csdnc.org/document/d/1fm7sqDeybDhrZ07KQLgijGMP1VKc4FlJheDDJPhpPRw/edit?usp=sharing

Thought-Provoking
The Power of ‘I Don’t Know’ – Have you contemplated this?
The role of teaching has evolved. No longer are we the carriers of knowledge, giving it to students and assessing if they can repeat facts successfully. We are, instead, tasked with teaching students how to find answers themselves.And it all starts with a simple three-word phrase: I don’t know. http://www.edutopia.org/blog/power-i-dont-know-heather-wolpert-gawron

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