Sunday Memo On monday, april 17, 2017

So, the crud is going around. I recommend you avoid it. Wash your hands. Sanitize your plates and glasses. Use antibacterial wipes on your desk. Don't get this crud. After a fairly miserable couple of days, I believe that I am on the mend. Thank you to Casey for holding down the fort. It's never fun to be the only administrator on duty. This weekly memo is going to be short and sweet - enjoy.

Weekly Reminders

  • Tuesday, April 18 is our Nuts and Bolts staff meeting. Look for an email with our location. The meeting starts at 3 PM.
  • Wednesday is a staff directed late-start.
  • We will host a Principal's Coffee at 9 AM in our staff room on Wednesday morning.
  • A small team will conduct i-team walkthroughs on Wednesday afternoon from 1-2:45.
  • Thursday afternoon at 3 is our next optional professional learning session. More details to follow.
  • Our monthly Parent Group meeting is scheduled for Thursday evening at 6:30 pm.

Connections

Some of you have been piloting flexible classroom seating as part of our focus on Universal Design for Learning. To learn more about the concepts behind this classroom reconfiguration process, click on the link below:

Taking it Up!

We are hosting the second Taking it Up! workshop in the library next week, on Tuesday, April 25 and Wednesday, April 26. There are over 100 participants from the region who plan on attending, including several staff members and parents from CV. If you want to join the workshop and haven't signed up yet, just email either Casey or I. You might mention to your students that there will be quite a few adults in the building on those days and to be sure to represent our school well to our visitors. It's part of hosting an event like this.

In addition to our Taking it Up work, we also began a series of "Brave Conversations" with our students of color this week - through an ongoing partnership with the department of Social Work @ George Fox University. Bethany Stoller is coordinating this series of conversations with Erin Johnson, a CV parent and professor at Fox.

I hope everybody had a great Easter weekend. I went on a walk on Saturday morning (prior to the crud arrival) and was mesmerized by the life in the forest - from insects to birds to sprouting leaves and flowers. It is spring indeed. Enjoy the rest of your week - I hope the weather allows us a little bit of spring enjoyment this week.

cheers, Karen

Credits:

Created with images by WerbeFabrik - "flower blossom bloom" • kjarrett - "4th Graders Rocking Google Docs"

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