Monday, April 14, 2014

Staff News

I hope you are all looking forward to a long weekend and have something rejuvenating planned after a short week this week.

By way of information, we are excited to bring KayLee Vogel on as a first grade teacher next year.  She is currently teaching in Price.  She will be a fantastic addition.  Nasrin Petersen will be joining our fourth grade.  She recently completed her student teaching assignment and we look forward to having her join our school as well.  

I hope none of you had nightmares following our little dancing extravaganza Friday.  It could have been emotionally damaging to our students.  Let me know if anyone needs counseling. 

Thought:  “All that we are is the result of what we have thought.  The mind is everything.  What we think, we become.”  Buddha

Thanks for all you do!
Have a fantastic week!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Staff News

After such a busy week last week, it was nice to have more of a normal week this week.  I appreciate all of the extra time and effort put in on the testing over the past couple of weeks.  It looks like the computer glitches have been fixed and that kids are working hard.

Good job 4th grade on an awesome Rock Day!  We always see a side of our fourth grade teachers on that day that we only see once a year.  I only have a few days of disturbing dreams about it, but it eventually goes away.

We will be interviewing candidates to fill our open teaching positions on Thursday.  If you know individuals you would like recommend for consideration, please let me know.  We will be advertising one additional position in first grade.  Gema will be required by her school in Spain to return after this year.  We have appreciated so much having her and her family in our school.  Even though I’m sure it was a huge sacrifice to leave Spain and come here, I hope it has been a wonderful experience for the Perez family.  I will be receiving names from Spain once again to interview along with local applicants. 

Thought: “All that we are is the result of what we have thought.  The mind is everything.  What we think, we become.”  Buddha
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!
Thanks for all you do! 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Staff News

I would like to express appreciation to all those who helped with the Science Fair.  Jennifer and her committee did a fantastic job organizing things in a way that everything flowed exceptionally well.  We had a wonderful turnout last night of parents and their children and the projects were wonderful.  Thank you for encouraging your students to do projects.

I am looking for anyone that would like to step in and kiss the pig for me today.  If you feel an overwhelming desire, I would gladly allow you the opportunity.  What about the Swine Flu?

Thought: “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”  W.W. Ziege

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Staff News

I wanted to thank all those who have helped support what we are doing in the lunchroom.  It has been kind of fun trying different methods to improve lunchroom behavior, even with the organized chaos it has caused some days.  I think we are getting closer to having the kinks ironed out.  Please feel free to join us in the lunchroom if you would like a truly exhilarating experience.  I might even let you run the Class Dojo app for a few minutes.   

Remember that with SAGE testing beginning this week the computer labs will be tied up several days during the week. 

Please remind your parents in your next newsletter that Kindergarten registration will take place this upcoming Tuesday from 12:00-3:00.

Jeff has asked that if you have any kind of spill, please let him know and he would be happy to get it cleaned up before it stains.

I wanted to thank all those that have pitched in to help in the library while Holly has been gone.  It has been wonderful to see how everyone has been willing to pitch in.

Thought: “Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say.  It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or Skill.” W.C. Fields
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend.  Thanks for all you do!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Staff News

I wanted to thank everyone for encouraging students to participate in the Science Fair.  We currently have over 200 students signed up to participate!  I am excited to see the projects and collections.  A special thanks to Jennifer and her committee for putting everything together.  It has been fun to see how the Science Fair has evolved over the years.  Along with the Science Fair, please remember that we will be hanging the art projects on the wall as well.  

Thank you for your patience as we have continued to work to refine our techno lunchroom system.  I am looking to see if we can find someone to donate a Jumbotron for our lunchroom.  We could become the first elementary school in Utah with a Jumbotron. 

Thought: "A negative mind will never give you a positive life."

Once again, thank you for all the wonderful things you all do!