A Look Ahead This Thursday, December 6th, 6:00-8:00 -- Trimester One Arts Showcase This Friday, December 7th, 2:30-3:15 -- Buddy Day Hour(ish) of Code (we need volunteers to help prepare this week. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help out on your own time between today and Friday) Monday, December 10 -- New Middle School electives begin Tuesday, December 18, 6:30-7:30 -- Puerto Rico planning and fundraising meetings Friday, December 21, 1:00 -- Early Dismissal for the start of Winter Break!! Wednesday, January 2 -- Classes resume Are you fully present with your loved ones? On Sunday, I had the [...]
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The three-day week last week was jam-packed with greatness! Third grade conducted fieldwork at Frank's restaurant, as they are learning about what people eat around the world. Mr. Smith's 8th Grade Advisory cooked a pancake and sausage breakfast for 1st Grade because they donated the most Thanksgiving foods for families. Ms. Mencer's 7th Grade Advisory hosted the Fall Festival to raise money for gifts for kids who are awaiting medical treatment. 8th Grade students, De'Quan and Seamus, organized and hosted a Faculty-Student flag football game as our own unofficial Turkey Bowl. So much greatness happening in our school! We all left [...]
Monday, Nov 19 Tuesday, Nov 20 Wednesday, Nov 21 Thursday, Nov 22 Friday, Nov 23 3rd Grade Field Trip 9:45-11:45 1 PM Dismissal (every Wednesday) SCHOOL CLOSED Thanksgiving SCHOOL CLOSED Thanksgiving Week 12 One evening, when I lived in New York City, I was sitting on the 1 train heading home after meeting up with friends after work on Friday evening. Fridays were usually a night I didn't go anywhere after a week of teaching; they were usually used to collapse and recuperate! This had been a particularly challenging week -- one of those weeks when you question your effectiveness as an educator. So there [...]
Monday, Nov 12 Tuesday, Nov 13 Wednesday, Nov 14 Thursday, Nov 15 Friday, Nov 16 First Grade to Oakcrest 1-2:30 1 PM Dismissal (every Wednesday) Open Mic Rehearsals 1 -2:30 Auditorium Second Grade to Oakcrest 9-10:30 School Picture retakes All School, Open Mic Week 11 As a child, I remember school as something you wanted to be good at and do well in, but I don't remember school being a place where we regularly left the classroom and engaged with anything real in the world around us. As an early teacher, I thought that a room full of engaged students meant that they were paying [...]