Thursday, December 19, 2013

Merry Christmas!



New Kindergarten Teacher - Has many of you probably know, Mrs. Debbie Cox will be returning to Scott Elementary as our new Kindergarten teacher. We are very thrilled to welcome her back! Her first official day will be Tuesday, January 21st after the start of the new semester. Please be sure to help her feel welcomed and help her out as needed... starting work in the middle of the school year is challenge, but we'll be here to support her.

Class Parties - Friday morning, we will have classroom parties at various times during in the morning. Parents are encouraged to take their child home at the end of the party after 10:00am. Parents will be given bracelets as they enter the building through the front office.

Early Release on Friday - just a reminder, we will have an Early Release for all our students on Friday @ 12:30pm. All staff members are encouraged to leave school as soon as you have everything ready to go. Be sure you unplug everything in your pods...computers, pencil sharpeners, refrigerators, microwaves, etc. Also store all electronics (walkies, remotes, Mimios) so they don't "walk away" during the break. Please clean up your classrooms, work rooms, common areas, and empty the staff refrigerator.

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas Break and enjoy the time family and friends!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Oh, the Joys of Christmas Sweaters!


Let’s have fun next Tuesday, December 17th and wear our Tacky or Ugly Christmas Sweaters!

Every staff member who participates earns a free jean day in January! So, stop by Mrs. Edwards' desk and sign the participation sheet next Tuesday....The winner will receive a Sonic Gift Card and braggin' rights!




Congrats to December's Teacher of the Month!

Congratulations to our Teacher of the Month

Sheena Northcutt, 2nd Grade


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Bad Weather Update

As you know, there is a strong possibility of bad weather coming to our area on Friday morning AND a strong possibility of missing school on Friday. Some teachers in the district are planning on taking their "Friday Tests" on Thursday because of the weather (actually, that's a great idea).

Please keep your snowball express handy for Friday morning. I know Jo Nell Mellody sent out and email earlier today stating "no need for Snowball Express" --- BUT I believe over communication is better in this case. I would hate to have a staff member driving to school Friday morning if school is cancelled.

So here's the procedures we are going to follow IF we are canceling school....

  1. I will receive a call, text, or message from the Superintendent's office to cancel school.
  2. I will start the Snowball Express for our campus --- please call you people!
  3. I will also Txt Message all staff members about the School Closing (via Remind 101).
  4. I will also post something to the school website about the School Closing and share via our campus social media.

I encourage you to also let your parents know school is cancelled (if possible). If you have a quick and easy way of contacting your parents through an email, text message (like Remind 101), or social media...please use these tools.

Thank you guys...you are an amazing group of educators! Please stay tuned for some great 12 Days of Christmas Goodness!!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Snowball Express 2013-2014

Teachers,

Can you believe the news reporters are expecting some bad weather for later this week?!? Craziness!! 


Martha emailed our Snowball List out to the staff either AND I have posted it here also (you need your Google Login to view it). I have also posted a link to the Snowball List under the "Favorite Links" on the blog. Please keep a copy with you at home.

Please remember each person should call their people immediately. If the first person you call does not answer, leave a message and call the next person on the list. We will also have school closing information posted to the district website and social media sites once the call is made by the superintendent's office.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Monday, December 2, 2013

December's Teacher of the Month

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Cast your vote for a NEW Teacher of the Month. The Teacher of the Month is a monthly award that recognizes a teacher who exemplifies excellence in education. The Teacher of the Month will be given a parking space in the staff parking lot for that month and a special treat.
Please select ONE teacher who exemplifies our district's vision of Empowering Students & Shaping the Future.