Monday AM Notes, May 9 2022

Good Morning Team!
I hope you had a fantastic weekend, especially all the mamas! We’re finally having a community-wide event this week and it will be great to have everyone coming together to connect. I am really looking forward to Wednesday evening!

A few notes to get you going:
1) It’s Teacher Appreciation Week (for Amity)! You will be treated to lunch not once, but twice this week! On Wednesday we have sandwiches coming from Beach Hut courtesy of the Borkowski family, and on Friday the classified staff has a special lunch planned for you! I also hope you get lots and lots of love and appreciation from families–you more than deserve it!

2) SIW this week. I’d like teams (K-2 and 3-5) to meet for the first hour (1:30-2:30) and then you can have the rest of the time to get ready for Open House. Prepping for Open House may be doing some work here at school, or getting away from school for a few hours before the Open House event–up to you. I will be sending you all an email with items for discussion at your team meeting–please be on the lookout for the email.

Future SIW time for the rest of the year:
May 18-Teacher prep
May 25-School based (1:30-5:30pm)
June 1-School based
June 8-Teacher prep

3) Open House is Wednesday from 5-7pm. Pizza orders are in and the pizza will be available for families from 5pm until 6:30 or so. We are not taking any more orders as the big order has already been sent in.

With Open House on Wednesday please take some time (if you haven’t already) to freshen up the hallway with new art work/projects. Also, please take a few minutes to be sure the area around your classroom is clean (think cubbies). Need help freshing up? Please reach out to Alanna early this week.

Also, Grade 1’s Operation Hello will be promoted at Open House as families arrive. Grade 1 students will be asking parents to put on a “Hello my name is..” name tag and to sign a pledge to say hello to at least 5 people they don’t know. Go Grade 1!

4) Spring DIBELS is this week on Thursday morning. Like usual, we’ll pull students throughout the morning. It would be a good morning to get the kids doing some reading first thing so that they are warmed up when it’s their turn.

5) Formal Observations will begin next week. I will be reaching out to those on the formal observation cycle to schedule a time.

6) Just a reminder that we are planning to have an extended SIW on May 25 from 1:30-5:30 to do some future planning.

7) Invitations continue on Thursday afternoons at 1:45. Remember to sign up here: Invitations

8) Grade 4 hosts Community Time on Friday at 2pm.

9) Grows and Glows are ready when you are: Grows and Glows

May 11: Open House! 5-7pm
May 12: DIBELS
May 13: Grade 4 hosts CT
May 20: Kinder hosts CT
May 25: Extended SIW, 1:30-5:30pm
May 27: Grade 1 hosts CT
June 3: Camp Amity
June 7: Family BBQ, 5-7pm
June 15: Graduation–details to emerge in the coming weeks

Here’s to a great week ahead!