MONDAY MEMO WEEK OF 3-27-17
Morning Announcement and Pledge Schedule this week:
3-27 Ms. Hannel
3-28 Mr. Ward
3-29 Mr. Jones
3-30 Mr. Cahn
3-31 Ms. Slaughter
Faculty Meeting today at 3:30 in the cafeteria. Topic: Innovation Hour
INNOVATION HOUR GRANT APPLICATION:
Thanks to the Hixson PTO and the WGSD Foundation, we have some funding to go to IH learning. If some money could assist your IH students in their exploration, please fill out the form (by using the link above) in order for us to evaluate needs and allocations. Please have this application completed by Monday, April 3rd for consideration. Thank you!
PTO Spring Grant Applications are coming soon! Be thinking about your requests. Application information will follow.
If you would take a moment to complete this survey for Dr. Roberts, he would appreciate the feedback.
Here is the link:
PLEASE MAKE TECH AWARE OF COPIER ISSUES:
Please contact the tech center for any problems or paper needs for the copier. Jason Heisel is available through Google Hangouts anytime as well.
LAST DAYS OF SCHOOL:
- Wednesday, May 24th both 7th and 8th grade students will go to Six Flags for the end of year trip
- Thursday, May 25th is a half-day. This day will be utilized for students to present on their innovation hour explorations and activities.
- We are looking into a suggestion from staff to potentially move track day to the last half day of school and utilize the track day date for innovation hour presentations- we will need to discuss with the PE department
PTAC (Principal-teacher advisory council):
Our next meeting is this Wednesday, March 29th. Please share concerns with representatives from the team. Here are concerns which were addressed at our last meeting on Feb.22nd and responses:
Parents should be more in the “know” with what our district and school does on PD days
Great idea! We will include this information to parents in an email after our PD
Is the main office also trying to conserve paper? If so, how? Report cards were not printed front to back
Yes! We now only mail semester report cards to parents. Parents this year, look on the portal to see the other progress grades for term.
The office will now be printing report cards front to back : )
Teacher is having trouble printing 2 sided copies directly
Tech is working to address the issue for this teacher
How will we replace Willie? We will miss him! We want to make sure we have a quick process in place to hire a new custodian
We love Willie! Happy for him and his new position, but he will be missed. I emailed Matt Palmer to ask about the process timeline.
Can we spray for bugs early and set out more mouse traps? Can we do something about the gnat problem?!?!
I emailed Todd this information to get to the bug guys. Let Ms. Hunter know if you need mouse traps please
Scheduling concerns for 17-18 with 6th grade parent night coming Tuesday the 28th
Made a scheduling decision after considering feedback and communicated it in this memo this evening
Teachers, please remember to continue to walk your after school activity students out to the main entrance after ASA has ended. Thank you for keeping up with this, it is having a huge impact on student supervision.
Dr. Smith out of building- please email, call, or text if you need me
3:30- Faculty meeting in the cafeteria- Innovation Hour
Tuesday, 3/28- Happy Birthday LP!
12:45- Mrs. Edwards
1:00- Mr. Heisel
4:10- Principal-teacher advisory team
6pm-8th grade celebration planning meeting
Innovation Hour Day- community visitors