Friday, April 21, 2017

Thank yous!

Many of you may have noticed the condition of our school when you arrived on Tuesday.  I sure did.  It looked just like the first day of school.  Jim Hannon and Ruby Jankowski did a phenomenal job making our school look almost brand new again.  I mentioned this to the students on Wednesday morning and I'm hopeful that with my reminder, and your reminders, that our school will look this good all the way through June.  Thanks, Jim and Ruby!

The kids got right back to learning.  Did you notice?  The expectations and procedures that you have put in place are ingrained in the students.  I was a smiling principal as I took my colleague and friend, Jeff See, around the school on Tuesday.  He was impressed by you and our kids.  So was I.  Thanks to all of you!

The Forward Exam might be completely done for the year by the end of the day today.  Thank you for your flexibility and for reminding the students to give a complete effort.  The students did a great job.  You should be proud of them.  Thanks for all that you did to get them prepared.

The discussions we had at grade level meetings about our kids, even the tough discussions, just prove to me how much you care about and love our kids.  The conversations we have about them with no one else around are even more special.  Thanks for always keeping the kids first!

Monday, April 24th

  • 7:15-8:30  volleyball practice
  • 4:15-5:15  BLT meeting
  • 7:00  School Board meeting
Tuesday, April 25th
  • 4:15-5:15  Homework Club
  • 4:30  volleyball games at Stone Bank
Wednesday, April 26th
  • 1:30  Parent meeting
  • 4:00-5:00  Sphero Club
Thursday, April 27th
  • 7:15-8:30  volleyball practice
  • No grade level or specials meeting, unless you need to meet with me
  • 10:15-11:45  6th, 7th, and 8th graders visit Primary School for play
    • 7th/8th grade schedule
      • 1/2 block- normal
      • 3/4 block- during 5th hour (No specials or study halls)
      • 6/7/8/9 blocks- normal
  • 2:20-3:50  3rd, 4th, and 5th graders visit Primary School for play
  • 4:15-5:15  Homework Club
Friday, April 28th
  • 7:00PM  Play at Primary School
Saturday, April 29th
  • 2:00PM  Play at Primary School
  • 7:00PM  Play at Primary School
Tweets, quotes, and blogs
People are Always Your Best Resource (from George Couros)

Hugging a Porcupine (from Rob Miller- This is a must read!)

So, I watched the Bucks game Thursday night (#FeartheDeer) and they were awesome.  They looked so much better tonight than they did on Tuesday.  I thought about what the differences were in just two days.  They played at home (a familiar location).  They made adjustments (what they did Tuesday wasn't good enough).  Everyone stepped up their game (the effort was there for 48 minutes).  Some players who didn't play much on Tuesday had a chance on Thursday (they changed things up).  On defense, they made great rotations (they covered for one another).  They communicated when things went well and, more importantly, when things didn't go well).  They reminded me of you in your classrooms every day.  You make the learning space familiar to the kids, you make adjustments, you give a complete effort, you take risks and change things up, and you step up for each other.  The Bucks have #FearTheDeer.  We are #mertonint!
Be the one!
Take care of the kids.  Take care of each other.  Take care of yourself.- John Gunnell

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