Sunday, November 19, 2017

November 20

Celebrations 

  • Our fantastic Instructional Assistants that have been flexible in covering classrooms due to shortage in substitutes and teacher absences. Thank you for your continued flexible and focus on the students. 
  • Cindy, Karen and Holly for continuing to keep the front office organized, supportive and calm. 
  • Andrea Trowell, Elizabeth Mankin and Megan DeLong (k and 3rd grade parent) in setting up the Book Fair (which looks amazing). 
  • Fifth grade in collaborating with fourth grade to utilize Afternoon Scholars to support level 2 students with the goal of grade level proficient. 
  • First and Second grade teams collaborating with AIG to support the KITS programs. 
  • Second grade team welcoming their families to the Thanksgiving feasts. 
  • First grade team for continue to utilize Stem Challenges on Friday. 

Critical Thinking 

Moonlight Reading -- Would you like to be a guest reader during Moonlight reading? Readers would be 6pm, 6:25 and 6:55.  2-3 readers per time slot if possible. If interested add your name to the list -- Sign up sheet

Magnet Materials -- Magnet money is available to enrich the Magnet content you teach. Use the Instruction Funds Form (Link ) to submit your request.

Feedback -If you have more feedback (things that have worked or things that could be better throughout the school year) you would like for us to consider, please feel free to email, discuss or fill out this form. https://goo.gl/forms/XNwhdAo6gU8lOfck1

Feedback responses -- See Link to feedback to see responses to the staff's questions and feedback. This will continued to be updated monthly. 

PTA Stipend:  Just a reminder to spend your $100 PTA Stipend for instructional materials by December.  Provide a copy of your receipt attached to the reimbursement form found in the PTA Treasurer's mailbox. 

Communication 

Gates leading to the playground (K side and Glenwood Ave) will both now remain locked at all times.  We will notify parents and the community that that area is not to be used after school or on the weekend. If an emergency arises, the code is 0572.

Early Release-  We will be meeting from 2:00-4:00 on Tuesday.  Agenda can be found here.

Magnet Spotlight -When tours enter your classroom, if you (or a student!) are able to take 30 seconds or so to explain what is going on to parents they are better able to process what they are seeing. These short pop-in visit help prospective parents "see" our dynamic program in action to gain a better understanding of the Gifted and Talented program.

Staff Holiday Party
We are excited to invite our staff school family to a Holiday get together Friday, December 15th from 5-7 pm at Oak and Dagger at Seaboard station!  We will be sending out an Evite soon so that we can gather exact numbers.  Come join us for a time of joy, good friends and good food (beverages will be on your own but there will be a bar area in our semi private area).  We hope that many can attend this time to come together and celebrate the company of each other!

New, Free Conscious Discipline Webinars!  This week's free webinar is "Parent cliffnotes for Conscious Discipline."  It might be a great one to share with the parents in your class.  Visit here for the details.


Underwood staff shirts- Ashley has cleaned out the Magnet closet and several "old school"  Underwood staff shirts were found.  If you would like one, they are yours! The bag is in the IRT/Magnet office.

Collaboration 
NCTIES 2018 is getting geared up for another exciting conference year.  This year's conference theme is "What Box".  We hope NCTIES 2018 will help you leave the box behind. If you are interested in attending this conference that integrates technology with your daily work complete the following interest form by December 1st. The conference is March 1st and March 2nd (February 28th is a pre-conference) more information is available at http://www.ncties.org/
Media Center --  Be sure to see Tanya or Andrea about reserving space in the media center. We have a ton of groups working in there this year (yea!!) and we want to make sure that the media center space is accessible, but also the calendar is as accurate as possible to avoid frustration. More info available at https://ugtmmediacenter.blogspot.com/

Accommodations for testing (IEP, 504, LEP) - Classroom teachers will need to review accommodations for students if - Testing accommodations --- submit settings form to secure a staff member that can administer the assessment in the appropriate setting per their plan

Creativity 


Friends and Family Board:  We will be creating a staff Friends and Family Board in the workroom.  Add your friends/family photo to the google folder here. We currently have 15% of our staff's photo.  Encourage your students to send in a picture of their friends/family to be displayed in your room on a bulletin board, book within your Safe Place, etc.  The Friends and Family Board builds community and connection, and links the home family with the School Family.

Student and Staff Awesomeness -- Check out what our team is doing in their classrooms -- via Twitter - @underwoodgtm -- #weareunderwood Keep up the great work! 



Calendar:

November 21st - Early Release, School Family Assembly 9:30
November 22nd - 24th - Vacation Day and Holidays 
November 27th - Book Fair 
November 28th - Moonlight Reading  
November 29th - Instructional Leadership Team meeting at Spring Forest Road 
December 5th - Business Meeting
December 15th-Staff Holiday Party 
December 21st - Early Release 
December 22nd - January 1st - Winter Break 

*Staff attended events listed here

Sunday, November 12, 2017

November 13th

Celebrations 
  • Jill brought over materials from Washington Elementary to supplement our Robotics elective curriculum so more student can participate!  
  • Heather and Alexandria's continued leadership leading our SIP team!
  • Karen matted, laminated and cut our Q2 elective signs.
  • Mr. Marrow and Mrs. Merritt for continued to keep our learning spaces clean, we hope to have our hired part-time custodian working upstairs soon. Paperwork has been turned in we are waiting for HR approval.  
  • Sunshine Club for providing coffee and donuts for our business meeting!
  • Alexandria leading our curriculum unpacking work through PTA sponsored half-day planning days. 
  • Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year: Mrs. Rachel Frasier!
  • Congratulations to our Teacher Assistant of the Year: Mr. Lance Lehning!
Critical Thinking 

Moonlight Reading -- Would you like to be a guest reader during Moonlight reading? Readers would be 6pm, 6:25 and 6:55.  2-3 readers per time slot if possible. If interested add your name to the list -- Sign up sheet

Magnet Materials -- Magnet money is available to enrich the Magnet content you teach.  Use the Instruction Funds Form (Link ) to submit your request.

Feedback -If you have more feedback (things that have worked or things that could be better throughout the school year) you would like for us to consider, please feel free to email, discuss or fill out this form. https://goo.gl/forms/XNwhdAo6gU8lOfck1

PTA Stipend:  Just a reminder to spend your $100 PTA Stipend for instructional materials by December.  Provide a copy of your receipt attached to the reimbursement form found in the PTA Treasurer's mailbox. 


Lockdown Drill Follow-up Awesome job on the lockdown drill!  The three uniform officers said it was "one of the best that they had seen"! 
  • In a case of emergency and you need to contact the command center (front office) - call my office # 856-7666 x 21071 or my intercom #1104. This is the place where we would be working with security or the police in a real code red. 
Communication 
Just a reminder that it is imperative to check your elective rosters daily for the first week.  Changes happen daily.  When a change occurs, new elective schedules will be placed in homeroom teacher's mailboxes.

Magnet Spotlight -With tours and recruiting in full swing, take a moment to view your hall display.  Is it visually appealing?  Does it showcase our theme?  All displays should be labeled with a quick summary of the activity and the standards addressed 
Elective work displayed
with a labeled sign
(sign has description AND standards)
"Authors in the Making elective students wrote descriptive paragraphs based
on the writing of Margaret Wise Brown's The Important Book."  (The cover of the book and standards are outlined below that are aligned to the project)


Digital Literacy Requirements- As you prepare your lessons for the week, please ensure you have met the requirements you signed off on at the beginning of the year.  Andrea or Tanya are willing to work with you in planning these lessons.  Find the information here https://goo.gl/jhC5Zs

State Superintendent Message about PD for k-5 Math --- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGYhL-1gOXs&feature=youtu.be  The link to the NC Educators Perspective survey mentioned in the video is hereThank you for everything you do for our students. Be sure to think about and thank our veterans as we head into this long weekend. - Mark Johnson

Staff Holiday Party
We are excited to invite our staff school family to a Holiday get together Friday, December 15th from 5-7 pm at Oak and Dagger at Seaboard station!  We will be sending out an Evite soon so that we can gather exact numbers.  Come join us for a time of joy, good friends and good food (beverages will be on your own but there will be a bar area in our semi private area).  We hope that many can attend this time to come together and celebrate the company of each other!

New, Free Conscious Discipline Webinars!  Each Monday for the next four weeks, CD is offering  free webinar.  This week's topic is "Guiding the most challenging children" with Master Instructor Jill Molli.  Visit here for the details.

Collaboration 
NCTIES 2018 is getting geared up for another exciting conference year.  This year's conference theme is "What Box".  We hope NCTIES 2018 will help you leave the box behind. If you are interested in attending this conference that integrates technology with your daily work complete the following interest form by December 1st. The conference is March 1st and March 2nd (February 28th is a pre-conference) more information is available at http://www.ncties.org/
Media Center --  Be sure to see Tanya or Andrea about reserving space in the media center. We have a ton of groups working in there this year (yea!!) and we want to make sure that the media center space is assessable, but also the calendar is as accurate as possible to avoid frustration. More info available at https://ugtmmediacenter.blogspot.com/
Creativity 


Friends and Family Board:  We will be creating a staff Friends and Family Board in the workroom.  Add your friends/family photo to the google folder here. We currently have 15% of our staff's photo.  Encourage your students to send in a picture of their friends/family to be displayed in your room on a bulletin board, book within your Safe Place, etc.  The Friends and Family Board builds community and connection, and links the home family with the School Family.

Student and Staff Awesomeness -- Check out what our team is doing in their classrooms -- via Twitter@underwoodgtm -- #weareunderwood Keep up the great work! 

Calendar:
November 14th - Leadership Team meeting 
November 16th-Conscious Discipline Staff Cohort 7:45am, Media Center
November 21st - Early Release, School Family Assembly 9:30
November 22nd - 24th - Vacation Day and Holidays 
November 27th - Book Fair 
November 28th - Moonlight Reading  
November 29th - Instructional Leadership Team meeting at Spring Forest Road 
December 5th - Business Meeting 
December 21st - Early Release 
December 22nd - January 1st - Winter Break 

*Staff attended events listed here

Monday, November 6, 2017

November 6

Celebrations

  • Welcome back Jamika!
  • Big thanks to Star, Pat, Lauren, Melissa, Heather P, Cheryl, Jenny, Christine, Mallory, Alexandria for attending the Magnet Fair!  Your attendance helped provide parents with valuable information to learn more about our amazing school!
  • Travis completed his 3rd Spartan Race this weekend!  12.5 miles!!!
  • Christine, Alexandria and Amy for providing coverage so teachers can have time to debrief with Kim Hughes after their coaching session this week!
  • Celebrating the elective teachers and students that presented at our Quarter 1 Elective Share!
  • Prior to the first day of Quarter 2 electives, 14 teachers had their elective letters uploaded to the website and 18 teachers had created their elective signs!
  • Ashley was selected as a helper for the week long Conscious Discipline Advanced Institute in Florida in February! And Rachel Frasier was selected to attend as a participant out of hundreds of applicants for one of the coveted 40 seats.
  • Kellie, Rachel, Melissa, Lauren and Jamika are coming together to support the social-emotional needs of first grade students by pushing into the first grade specials block when they don't have an assigned class. #relationshipsmatter  #teamwork

Critical Thinking

CD Cohort feedback needed-Please complete the quick google survey found here to help us identify our focus for this year's CD Staff cohort!  

Feedback -If you have more feedback (things that have worked or things that could be better throughout the school year) you would like for us to consider, please feel free to email, discuss or fill out this form. https://goo.gl/forms/XNwhdAo6gU8lOfck1

PTA Stipend:  Just a reminder to spend your $100 PTA Stipend for instructional materials by December.  Provide a copy of your receipt attached to the reimbursement form found in the PTA Treasurer's mailbox.  

Communication 



Digital Literacy Requirements- As you prepare your lessons for the week, please ensure you have met the requirements you signed off on at the beginning of the year.  Andrea or Tanya are willing to work with you in planning these lessons.  Find the information here https://goo.gl/jhC5Zs


Q2 Elective Needs: 
  •  Due to the quick turn around of electives, please complete your elective sign found here by Friday, November 3rd.  Ashley will print/laminate/cut and put sign in your mailbox to be hung up by your door. Course descriptions can be found here if needed.
  • Q2 elective letters can be added to the elective letter website.  If you need help, you can watch the screencast here. Be sure CC standards are included that will be covered in your elective that align to the grade level(s) of the students in your elective. 
  • Elective curriculums can be taken out of the file cabinet.  Be sure to check the upstairs workroom for additional elective materials.  
  • We DO have magnet money to spend for materials that align and enrich the elective content you teach.  Please submit all requests on the Instructional Funds Document (uni-news, forms tab on the left side). 

Collaboration


3:1-- Travis, Andrea, Tanya and Alexandria met on Monday, October 30th to learn about Wake County's plan to distribute devices from the 2013 Bond.  Once received we will be distributing 24 Chromebooks per grade level, 2 to the IDMod 1 and 2 classrooms, and 17 for the specialists.  We have also created a plan to add more iPads and/or Chromebooks in other areas.  If you would like to be a part of this team (MTAC) to help make these decisions, please email Andrea or Tanya.  

Health Room Form -Please be sure to complete the Health Room Form  when sending a student up to the front office. It is helpful for us to keep data on number of occurrences, patterns, and other information to assist in problem solving. 

Accommodations for testing (IEP, 504, LEP) - Classroom teachers will need to review accommodations for students if - Testing accommodations --- submit settings form to secure a staff member that can administer the assessment in the appropriate setting per their plan.

Creativity 

Friends and Family Board:  We will be creating a staff Friends and Family Board in the workroom.  Add your friends/family photo to the google folder here. .  Encourage your students to send in a picture of their friends/family to be displayed in your room on a bulletin board, book within your Safe Place, etc.  The Friends and Family Board builds community and connection, and links the home family with the School Family.

           
Calendar:1
November 7th-Business Meeting, Report Cards go home 
November 10th - Holiday 
November 16th-Conscious Discipline Staff Cohort 7:45am, Media Center
November 21st - Early Release, School Family Assembly 9:30
November 22nd - 24th - Vacation Day and Holidays 
November 27th - Book Fair 
November 28th - Moonlight Reading  
December 5th - Business Meeting 
December 21st - Early Release 
December 22nd - January 1st - Winter Break 
*Staff attended events listed here

Monday, October 30, 2017

October 30th

Celebrations

  • Shout out to Amy, Pat Kellie, Mallory and Donna for completing our Magnet Snapshot survey.  This allows us to evaluate our program, celebrate our areas of strength and provide information on ways to improve!
  • Mary Ellen, Cheryl, Jenny, Heather, Julie, and Amy for their continued efforts to ensure that we are compliant with our IEPs and 504s. 
  • Tanya for helping to coordinate the organization system for the new magnet laptops available for checkout.  If you teach an elective in the future and want to utilize them, email Ashley and/or Tanya.
  • The fourth grade team wants to celebrate the fifth grade team for letting us borrow some of their students to help out our kids in math for about fifteen minutes two days a week. This has allowed the afternoon scholars to work in smaller groups and they are making progress. The kids are getting more reps, staying focused and gaining confidence. We greatly appreciate their help. 
  • Holly, Karen and Alexandria for helping to prep materials for hallway displays!
  • Myrtle Underwood’s 136th birthday is November 2nd - Tar Heel Jr. Historians will be singing Happy Birthday for her on the intercom that day.

Collaboration


Health Room Form -Please be sure to complete the Health Room Form  when sending a student up to the front office. It is helpful for us to keep data on number of occurrences, patterns, and other information to assist in problem solving. 

Accommodations for testing (IEP, 504, LEP) - Classroom teachers will need to review accommodations for students if - Testing accommodations --- submit settings form to secure a staff member that can administer the assessment in the appropriate setting per their plan.

Critical Thinking

CD Cohort feedback needed-Please complete the quick google survey found here to help us identify our focus for this year's CD Staff cohort!  

EVAAS -- The 2016-17 Teacher Value-Added reports will be available to teachers on the evening of November 2. School users with Value-Added reports will be notified by email when these are released. To better understand these reports, refer to the resources on the EVAAS login page. The What's New document describes new features, such as new composites for teachers, additional reporting for K-2 and teacher reports. 

Feedback -If you have more feedback (things that have worked or things that could be better throughout the school year) you would like for us to consider, please feel free to email, discuss or fill out this form. https://goo.gl/forms/XNwhdAo6gU8lOfck1

PTA Stipend:  Just a reminder to spend your $100 PTA Stipend for instructional materials by December.  Provide a copy of your receipt attached to the reimbursement form found in the PTA Treasurer's mailbox.  

Communication 


Q1 Elective Updates:  Electives end Wednesday, November 1st.  Report Cards go home Tuesday, November 7th.  So elective report cards needs to be completed on Tuesday, October 31st to allow teachers time to print them prior to Tuesday.  2nd quarter electives begin Monday, November 6th. 

Q2 Elective Needs: 

  •  Due to the quick turn around of electives, please complete your elective sign found here by Friday, November 3rd.  Ashley will print/laminate/cut and put sign in your mailbox to be hung up by your door. Course descriptions can be found here if needed.
  • Q2 elective letters can be added to the elective letter website.  If you need help, you can watch the screencast here. Be sure CC standards are included that will be covered in your elective that align to the grade level(s) of the students in your elective. 
  • Elective curriculums can be taken out of the file cabinet.  Be sure to check the upstairs workroom for additional elective materials.  
  • We DO have magnet money to spend for materials that align and enrich the elective content you teach.  Please submit all requests on the Instructional Funds Document (uni-news, forms tab on the left side).  
Teacher and Teacher Assistant of the Year Award Procedure:
-Vote with paper ballot on October 30/31 and turn in at the front desk ballot box

Magnet Fair!  If you are willing to attend the Magnet Fair at Southeast Raleigh High School on November 4th, please sign up on the workroom supply closet door for a shift between 9:00-12:00.  Parents really enjoy speaking directly to teachers to learn more about our magnet program!  Thank you to those teachers who have already signed up to help.  We still need help during the 10-11am time slot.

How to ensure we are all supporting the 5th grade Science EOG
Please be sure you all are using the unpacking documents provided by the state.  Some things have been updated and you may be surprised by some of the changes.  The fifth grade EOG is overall a cumulative assessment of the standards taught K-5... the curriculum is cyclical like math and literacy (standards build on previous standards taught)   If you are looking for a great parent resource, you may use this link:  WCPSS K-5 Science Strands and Standards

Creativity 

Friends and Family Board:  We will be creating a staff Friends and Family Board in the workroom.  Add your friends/family photo to the google folder here. .  Encourage your students to send in a picture of their friends/family to be displayed in your room on a bulletin board, book within your Safe Place, etc.  The Friends and Family Board builds community and connection, and links the home family with the School Family.

           
Calendar:1
October 30th - End of Quarter 
October 31st - Workday - No scheduled PD or Staff meetings (but a day of treats and surprises for staff!)  Elective report cards also due.
November 2nd- Elective Share (9:30am for K-2 and 10:30am for 3-5)
November 7th-Business Meeting, Report Cards go home 
November 10th - Holiday 
November 16th-Conscious Discipline Staff Cohort 7:45am, Media Center
November 17th-School Family Assembly 9:30
November 21st - Early Release 
November 22nd - 24th - Vacation Day and Holidays 
November 27th - Book Fair 
November 28th - Media By Moonlight 
*Staff attended events listed here

Monday, October 23, 2017

October 23rd

Celebrations


  • 2nd Grade team for welcoming four new students this week, three were previous Underwood students last year.
  • Underwood Students and Staff for the amazing video that reinforces my work!  -- Video for Principal Appreciation month
  • Karen, Rachel and Ashley for leading the Conscious Discipline Staff Cohort!
  • Megan Hill for leading the third grade EL Powerpoints to assist in teaching for third grade.
  • Alexandria, Pat and Mallory for their willingness to teach ESL electives on Thursday's since Sheree is at her other school 50%.
  • Star and Heather Burton met with an incoming K family to provide information as parents are looking for the best placement for their child next year.
  • The PTA, staff, parent and student effort to make the Unicorn Trot a success, raising over $22,000 for our school!
  • Alexandria for leading the staff development to help deepen our understanding of Unpacking the Standards.   
  • The PTA (and hospitality chair Melissa Hayes) for providing a delicious lunch for staff on our ER day!
  • Dawn Vinson for successful renewing her National Boards! 
  • Halloween Workday of treats for staff.....see poster on the supply closet in the workroom.

Communication 


Complete the feedback survey in regards to Friday's ER professional development here

Elective Updates:  Electives end Wednesday, November 1st.  Report Cards go home Tuesday, November 7th.  So elective report cards needs to be completed on Tuesday, October 31st to allow teachers time to print them prior to Tuesday.  2nd quarter electives begin Monday, November 6th. 

Teacher and Teacher Assistant of the Year Award Procedure:
-Complete google doc nomination form between October 23-27 - Form
-Vote with paper ballot on October 30/31 and turn in at the front desk ballot box


NC Ties -- The Call for Proposals
closes on October 27, 2017.  There is still time to submit and share the great things you are doing.  

The following applications are open until November 30, 2017


Magnet Fair!  If you are willing to attend the Magnet Fair at Southeast Raleigh High School on November 4th, please sign up on the workroom supply closet door for a shift between 9:00-12:00.  Parents really enjoy speaking directly to teachers to learn more about our magnet program!  Thank you to those teachers who have already signed up to help.

PTA Stipend:  Just a reminder to spend your $100 PTA Stipend for instructional materials by December.  Provide a copy of your receipt attached to the reimbursement form found in the PTA Treasurer's mailbox.  

How to ensure we are all supporting the 5th grade Science EOG

Please be sure you all are using the unpacking documents provided by the state.  Some things have been updated and you may be surprised by some of the changes.  The fifth grade EOG is overall a cumulative assessment of the standards taught K-5... the curriculum is cyclical like math and literacy (standards build on previous standards taught)   If you are looking for a great parent resource, you may use this link:  WCPSS K-5 Science Strands and Standards

Collaboration

Accommodations for testing (IEP, 504, LEP) - Classroom teachers will need to review accommodations for students if - Testing accommodations --- submit settings form to secure a staff member that can administer the assessment in the appropriate setting per their plan.


Social Studies Curriculum Writers in WCPSS: Looking for 4th and 5th grade Social Studies curriculum writers.  If you are interested or know someone that may be interested please fill out this google form.

Critical Thinking

Feedback -If you have more feedback (things that have worked or things that could be better throughout the school year) you would like for us to consider, please feel free to email, discuss or fill out this form. https://goo.gl/forms/XNwhdAo6gU8lOfck1

Open Benefits Enrollment - 

Open Enrollment started Saturday, September 30, and runs through October 31.
Weekday hours have been extended until 10 p.m. throughout Open Enrollment, and Saturday hours are 8 a.m.-noon. During Open Enrollment, all employees will be automatically enrolled in the 70/30 Plan, but employees MUST TAKE ACTION to reduce their premium. If they prefer the 80/20 Plan, employees MUST TAKE ACTION! If they want to reduce their monthly premium on either plan, employees MUST TAKE ACTION by completing the tobacco attestation! If employees fail to take action during Open Enrollment, their monthly premiums will be considerably higher in 2018!
For more information please check out the resources below, including the Decision Guide, which was mailed to employees’ homes. Additional information can be found on the State Health Plan’s website at www.shpnc.org.

Yearbooks - Yearbook would love to receive photos from your Classrooms and elective activities!  There are several ways to submit photos that you take this school year:

1.       Email photos in full original resolution size to Sharon Cole  sharoncole@carolina.rr.com   (Yearbook software requires the original, full resolution file size);

2.       Copy original-resolution size photos to a CD or flash drive and deliver it to the “Yearbook” mailbox;

3.       Upload images directly to the Yearbook site using these instructions: Yearbook Uploading info 
Creativity 


Friends and Family Board:  Below are examples of different ways the Friends and Family structure can look.  Encourage your students to send in a picture of their friends/family to be displayed in your room on a bulletin board, book within your Safe Place etc.  The Friends and Family Board builds community and connection, and links the home family with the School Family.


We will be creating a Friends and Family Board in the workroom.  Add your friends/family photo to the google folder here.  


           


Online Course:  Visual Literacy-Making Connections with Works of Art: Telling Folktales through Shadow Puppetry  (October 17-November 20, 2017)
Don't miss your chance to earn literacy credits! 
This five-week, self-paced course explores visual literacy in the classroom and its connection to the North Carolina Essential Standards. Participants learn strategies to guide discussions about works of art and create a portfolio of visual literacy activities based on the NCMA’s permanent collection.
Learn more.

Free Arts Integration Workshop: Telling Folktales through Shadow Puppetry
Combining storytelling with shadow puppetry brings a variety of cultures to life in the classroom through folktales. During this workshop, teachers become familiar with folktales from many cultures. Participants learn shadow puppetry performance techniques and how to construct their own shadow puppets. Internationally renowned and award-winning artist Hobey Ford discusses the construction of a shadow puppet theater, scripting a folktale into a play, and organizing a performance with students.
When: Saturday, November 18, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Where: MJH Gallery at the United Arts Council, 410 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh
Who: Open to any Wake County elementary educator with any level of arts experience
Cost: Free, but you do need to register by emailing full name, position, school, and email address to rcarlile@unitedarts.org

Elective Share: Elective Share is coming up on Thursday, November 2. The performance for K-2 audience will be at 9:30 and last about 30 minutes. The performance for 3-5 will be at 10:30 and last about 45 minutes. Performances will take place in the multipurpose room. Kellie will send out a form via email, please indicate if your elective will be sharing on the second. 


Calendar:
October 30th - End of Quarter 
October 31st - Workday - No scheduled PD or Staff meetings (but a day of treats and surprises for staff!)
                      -Elective report cards due
November 2nd- Elective Share (9:30am for K-2 and 10:30am for 3-5)
November 6th - Foundation Golf Event
November 7th-Business Meeting, Report Cards go home 
November 10th - Holiday 
November 17th-School Family Assembly 9:30
November 22nd - 24th - Vacation Day and Holidays 
November 27th - Book Fair 
November 28th - Media By Moonlight 
*Staff attended events listed here