Monday, January 15, 2018

January 16th

Celebrations 
  • Congratulations to Ashley Cooper who was selected to present in Orlando, Florida in July at the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) on Conscious Discipline!
  • Travis and Amy are covering a class so Kim's coaching debriefing sessions can happen this week....so helpful!

Communication 

Broadway Beat Theater Production is Thursday night at 7pm.  Hope to see you there!



Spelling Bee -- Congratulations to Kate Kirkland on being this year's spelling bee winner. Congratulations to Kash Higgins for finishing runner up. Both of them did a fantastic job. Thank you Jen Page for organizing, Charlotte Nagy for being the pronouncer, and to Shannon Tant and Mallory for being judges with me. 

Come to the CD Cohort on Thursday, January 18th at 7:45am in the Media Center. Our focus will be reflecting on how our relationship with our own emotions and how it affect the children in our lives.

Volunteer Registration - (please add to your memberhub announcements - it will also go out in our parent email. 
This is a friendly reminder that any adult that would like to volunteer in our school or attend any field trips as a chaperone, are required to be a registered volunteer with Wake County Public Schools.  Volunteer registration must be filled out each school year.  It does not roll over.  Volunteer registration must be completed in a WCPSS school.  Volunteers list the schools they would like to volunteer at on the form.  If you have students at multiple schools make sure you list each school.  Thank you so much for helping support our students.   

January 30th Business Meeting is cancelled.  We will meet February 6th at 7:45am.

Lunch Monitor Reminders:  You should be getting students up 2 minutes prior to the end of their lunch time. This allows time for the tables to be washed prior to the next group coming in.  Also, it is important to be circulating around all areas of the cafeteria.

Eschools:  Please be sure to complete your evaluations in Eschools, so they are feeding into your transcript to renew your license!  

Collaboration

CAM Docent Program will begin at the end of January.  Selected 5th grade students will go on five consecutive Tuesday afternoons for training after school, followed by presentation opportunities to the general public during First Friday Evening Events at CAM.  If you are able to come attend and help, please sign up here 

Technology Request -- If you have a technology problem that you would like to be looked at complete the Tech Help request and if on-site staff is unable to fix then they would be submitted to district help desk.  If you are need of a equipment  be sure to complete Funds Request form . This would be for cords, bulbs, ink, batteries, etc.

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 

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. 

Creativity

Lego Club-We will be having an afterschool K-2 LEGO Engineering club starting on Wednesday, February 21st from 3:45-5:15pm (running 8 Wednesday afternoons).  If you are willing to let the club meet in your classroom, let Ashley know.  Also, if you would like to nominate a K-2 student to participate (we have one scholarship spot; all names will be entered into a random drawing; parents need to be able to pick up at 5:15pm), let Ashley know.  In the spring, we will have a Grades 2-5 LEGO Engingeering club opportunity.

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


PDP Midyear -- All certified staff members need to meet with their unassigned evaluator to complete their mid year reviews prior to January 26th. See Mallory or Travis if you have questions or to set up your meeting.  Travis's Sign-up link and Mallory's Sign up link


Calendar:
January 15th-MLK Holiday (No school)
January 16th-Reflections Breakfast 8am (media center)
January 18th-CD cohort 7:45 am
January 23rd-SIP meeting
January 25th-Q2 elective report cards due
January 29th-Q3 electives begin
January 31st-Blessings team meeting, 12:00pm
February 6th-Report Cards go home
February 6th-Business Meeting 7:45am


*Staff attended events listed here

Friday, January 5, 2018

January 9th

Celebrations 
  • Congratulations to Clara Merritt on January 23, WCPSS and the Wake County School Board will be honoring you for your nomination for our Employee Excellence Award. They will be presenting this award at the Board meeting which will begin at 5:30 pm.
  • Behavior data (August - January) - last year we had 374 referrals (112 majors and 262 minors) - this year 198 referrals (57 majors and 141 minors). 
  • Staff and students for bearing with the lack of heat in our building on Tuesday and Wednesday. As was mentioned before, not the ideal learning environment, but we were able to make it work. 
  • Melissa Goto - Nominated for WCPSS First Year Teacher of the Year 
Communication 

Volunteer Registration - (please add to your memberhub announcements - it will also go out in our parent email. 
This is a friendly reminder that any adult that would like to volunteer in our school or attend any field trips as a chaperone, are required to be a registered volunteer with Wake County Public Schools.  Volunteer registration must be filled out each school year.  It does not roll over.  Volunteer registration must be completed in a WCPSS school.  Volunteers list the schools they would like to volunteer at on the form.  If you have students at multiple schools make sure you list each school.  Thank you so much for helping support our students.  

All communication about your snow day hours (logging time, leave forms, etc) is due to Cindy by January 19th. Email will be sent out at the beginning of the week for more specifics, we are seeking out a couple of answers prior to sending out to staff. 

January 30th Business Meeting is cancelled.  We will meet February 6th at 7:45am.
Journalism Elective

Elective registration will be January 10th for 3rd grade and January 11th for 2nd grade.  Ashley will communicate times via email. 

Lunch Monitor Reminders:  You should be getting students up 2 minutes prior to the end of their lunch time. This allows time for the tables to be washed prior to the next group coming in.  Also, it is important to be circulating around all areas of the cafeteria.


Eschools:  Please be sure to complete your evaluations in Eschools, so they are feeding into your transcript to renew your license!  

Collaboration

CAM Docent Program will begin in January.  Selected 5th grade students will go on five consecutive Tuesday afternoons for training after school, followed by presentation opportunities to the general public during First Friday Evening Events at CAM.  If you are able to come attend and help, please sign up here 

Technology Request -- If you have a technology problem that you would like to be looked at complete the Tech Help request and if on-site staff is unable to fix then they would be submitted to district help desk.  If you are need of a equipment  be sure to complete Funds Request form . This would be for cords, bulbs, ink, batteries, etc.

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

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

Creativity

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

#NCsnowchat -- Some Underwood staff members participating in the #NCsnowchat on Thursday and Friday during our snow days. Click on the hashtag to see the conversation. 

PDP Midyear -- All certified staff members need to meet with their unassigned evaluator to complete their mid year reviews prior to January 26th. See Mallory or Travis if you have questions or to set up your meeting. 

Calendar:
January 9th-SIP meeting
January 10th-Magnet Open House, 10am/12:30pm/6:30pm
January 11th-Theater Production, 7pm
                    -Q2 electives end  (Electives down Jan. 15-26)
January 15th-MLK Holiday (No school)
January 16th-Reflections Breakfast 8am (media center)
January 18th-CD cohort 7:45 am
January 23rd-SIP meeting
January 25th-Q2 elective report cards due
January 29th-Q3 electives begin
February 6th-Business Meeting 7:45am


*Staff attended events listed here

Monday, January 1, 2018

January 2


Celebrations
  • Alexandria, Travis, Christine for helping with elective registration!
  • Sunshine Club for organizing the sweater contest, secret santa, and treats for the holiday. 
  • If you didn't get a staff photo on Thursday, please come see me and we have one for you. 
    ** From the feedback responses. 

    Communication 

    Lunch Monitor Reminders:  You should be getting students up 2 minutes prior to the end of their lunch time. This allows time for the tables to be washed prior to the next group coming in.  Also, it is important to be circulating around all areas of the cafeteria.

    January 2 Business Meeting has been moved to January 30.

    Elective registration will continue with 3rd and 2nd grade this week  Ashley will be in touch with scheduling details via email.

    Eschools
    Please be sure to complete your evaluations in Eschools, so they are feeding into your transcript to renew your license!  

    Collaboration

    MTAC -- 
    Why MTAC? 
    Underwood's newly formed Media Technology Advisory Committee (MTAC) will have our first meeting on Thursday, January 4 at 7:45 in the media center. Coffee will be served!
    If you are interested in serving on our MTAC, let Andrea or Tanya know. We are hoping for the following representatives - admin, K-1, 2-3, 4-5, specialist, and parent. 

    CAM Docent Program will begin in January.  Selected 5th grade students will go on five consecutive Tuesday afternoons for training after school, followed by presentation opportunities to the general public during First Friday Evening Events at CAM.  If you are able to come attend and help, please sign up here.  

    Technology Request -- If you have a technology problem that you would like to be looked at complete the Tech Help request and if on-site staff is unable to fix then they would be submitted to district help desk.  If you are need of a equipment  be sure to complete Funds Request form . This would be for cords, bulbs, ink, batteries, etc.

    Mid Year PDP Mid year PDPs will need to be conducted by January 26th. The administrator that is not the person that did your first observation will be meeting with you to go over your mid-year review. Be sure to write a short paragraph (2-5 sentences) that gives details about where you are in meeting your goal and/or steps that you are going to take second semester to meet your goal. Mallory and I will send up a sign up sheet to the people that we are to meet with via email by January 3rd. 

    Teacher Assistants - Teacher Assistant Training - Jan. 16 In collaboration with the Wake County Teacher Assistants Association, the Office of Professional Learning is hosting a session designed specifically for Teacher Assistants: Building Capacity as Teacher Assistant to Offer Instructional Support in the Classroom. The session will focus on behavioral intervention strategies and will be held on Jan.16 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in room 1400 B of the Crossroads II building. TAs should register in eSchools with SRN#183011903. Participants will receive a letter of recognition for attendance. Enrollment is limited to 70.

    Critical Thinking 


    Readvolution: Remember to remind and encourage students to keep reading and logging books in the Hurricanes Readvolution app found in the WakeID Portal over break. Our school has only logged 658 entries so far. That is way under 2 books per students since Readvolution began.

    The 3-1 Student Device Integration - ES course is now live in Learning Central. Teachers and staff at your school will not be automatically enrolled. All teachers who are receiving Chromebooks as a part of the 3-1 device rollout are expected to complete the 3-1 Student Device Integration - ES course by the end of the 17-18 school year (6/30/18). I will forward the information to all teachers that this applies to as the computers should be coming in the spring. The district has identified the make and model. 

    ECU Offers New Online Master of Arts Program - Apply by Feb. 1
    East Carolina University is offering a one-year online Master of Arts in Education program for practicing teachers. A new cohort for elementary school teachers begins in Summer 2018. The cohort for middle school teachers begins in fall 2018. Middle school teachers in the program may choose from a concentration in English, Math, Social Studies or Science. Elementary teachers entering the summer cohort may choose from Teacher Leadership, Academically and Intellectually Gifted or Teaching English as a Second Language. The deadline to apply for either cohort is Feb. 1, 2018. GRE or MAT test waivers are possible if an applicant has been teaching for 10 or more years or if the applicant is an ECU graduate with a GPA of 3.3 or higher. Check out these Google docs for more information on the program or contact Carol Greene, greeneh@ecu.edu.

    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. 

    Creativity

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

    Calendar:
    January 9th-SIP meeting
    January 10th-Magnet Open House, 10am/12:30pm/6:30pm
    January 11th-Theater Production, 7pm
                        -Q2 electives end  (Electives down Jan. 15-26)
    January 15th-MLK Holiday (No school)
    January 16th-Reflections Breakfast 8am (media center)
    January 18th-CD cohort 7:45 am
    January 22nd-Workday
    January 23rd-SIP meeting
    January 25th-Q2 elective report cards due
    January 29th-Q3 electives begin
    January 30th-Business Meeting 7:45am


    *Staff attended events listed here

    Sunday, December 17, 2017

    December 18th

    Celebrations
    • Star, Rachel and Karen are hosting a team of teachers from Fuquay-Varina Elementary to "see" Conscious Discipline in action!
    • **Alexandria has been so helpful as always.
    • Rhonda, Allison, and Mallory attending the Core behavior workshop with Mitzi Sarafit
    • Holiday performances last Thursday! Looking forwarded to Tuesday night and Thursday morning! 
    ** From the feedback responses. 

    Communication 

    Elective brochures-Please be sure to turn in your elective brochures to Ashley's mailbox.

    Elective registration will begin Tuesday (5th grade) and Wednesday (4th grade).  Ashley will be in touch with scheduling details.

    Early Release - Our early release is on Thursday the 20th. Here is the Agenda. Lunch will be provided by our fantastic PTA! We are asking that all staff attend the beginning of the ER for the announcements and inclusion activities. Instructional Assistants and office staff are not required to stay for the "Gifts of knowledge", but are welcomed to learn with us. The remainder time in the afternoon is for you to do as you see fit. Have a great and relaxing break! 

    Y-Learning Update:  The purpose of this program is to support the academic needs of students in the level 2/low 3 range. Currently, it is ran by Y Learning Counselors but they are actively seeking teachers to help participate.  If you are interested in teaching (it is paid and you get a YMCA membership), please see Mallory.  If you have suggestions for how to improve the program, please see Alexandria.

    December 20th PLT:  The December 20th PLT time will be designated for the Secret Santa reveal/Holiday breakfast.  The start time for the breakfast will be at 8:00.  Please sign up to bring a breakfast item to share (and your final gift to give to your person for the reveal!)  Sign up is here!

    December 21 things to know:
    • Early Release (bring artifact that you are using in your classroom from the work you have been doing with unpacking the standards. )
    • Lunch will be provided by the PTA
    • Wear your ugly sweaters!  A champion will be crowned for the best one!
    • We will also be taking a fun staff picture.

    Link to Amazon during your holiday shopping and help Underwood!  Visit smile.amazon.com and then search and link to the charity:  Underwood Gt Magnet Elementary School Foundation or Underwood Elementary PTA.  Then .5% of eligible purchases will go back to our school!

    Eschools
    Please be sure to complete your evaluations in Eschools, so they are feeding into your transcript to renew your license!  

    Collaboration

    MTAC -- 
    Why MTAC? 
    Underwood's newly formed Media Technology Advisory Committee (MTAC) will have our first meeting on Thursday, January 4 at 7:45 in the media center. Coffee will be served!
    If you are interested in serving on our MTAC, let Andrea or Tanya know. We are hoping for the following representatives - admin, K-1, 2-3, 4-5, specialist, and parent. 

    CAM Docent Program will begin in January.  Selected 5th grade students will go on five consecutive Tuesday afternoons for training after school, followed by presentation opportunities to the general public during First Friday Evening Events at CAM.  If you are able to come attend and help, please sign up here.  

    CD cohort will be meeting on Thursday, December 21st at 7:45am in the Media Center. Our focus will be reflecting on how our relationship with our own emotions and how it affect the children in our lives.

    Technology Request -- If you have a technology problem that you would like to be looked at complete the Tech Help request and if on-site staff is unable to fix then they would be submitted to district help desk.  If you are need of a equipment  be sure to complete Funds Request form . This would be for cords, bulbs, ink, batteries, etc.

    Mid Year PDP - Mid year PDPs will need to be conducted by January 26th. The administrator that is not the person that did your first observation will be meeting with you to go over your mid-year review. Be sure to write a short paragraph (2-5 sentences) that gives details about where you are in meeting your goal and/or steps that you are going to take second semester to meet your goal. Mallory and I will send up a sign up sheet to the people that we are to meet with via email by January 3rd. 

    Teacher Assistants - Teacher Assistant Training - Jan. 16 In collaboration with the Wake County Teacher Assistants Association, the Office of Professional Learning is hosting a session designed specifically for Teacher Assistants: Building Capacity as Teacher Assistant to Offer Instructional Support in the Classroom. The session will focus on behavioral intervention strategies and will be held on Jan.16 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in room 1400 B of the Crossroads II building. TAs should register in eSchools with SRN#183011903. Participants will receive a letter of recognition for attendance. Enrollment is limited to 70.

    Critical Thinking 


    Readvolution: Remember to remind and encourage students to keep reading and logging books in the Hurricanes Readvolution app found in the WakeID Portal over break. Our school has only logged 658 entries so far. That is way under 2 books per students since Readvolution began.

    Lost and Found -- We are getting ready to donate our lost and found items as they have been in there for a few weeks now. Before we donate them is their a student in your class that could benefit from some gently used clothes, if so click on this link to add their name. 

    The 3-1 Student Device Integration - ES course is now live in Learning Central. Teachers and staff at your school will not be automatically enrolled. All teachers who are receiving Chromebooks as a part of the 3-1 device rollout are expected to complete the 3-1 Student Device Integration - ES course by the end of the 17-18 school year (6/30/18). I will forward the information to all teachers that this applies to as the computers should be coming in the spring. The district has identified the make and model. 

    ECU Offers New Online Master of Arts Program - Apply by Feb. 1
    East Carolina University is offering a one-year online Master of Arts in Education program for practicing teachers. A new cohort for elementary school teachers begins in Summer 2018. The cohort for middle school teachers begins in fall 2018. Middle school teachers in the program may choose from a concentration in English, Math, Social Studies or Science. Elementary teachers entering the summer cohort may choose from Teacher Leadership, Academically and Intellectually Gifted or Teaching English as a Second Language. The deadline to apply for either cohort is Feb. 1, 2018. GRE or MAT test waivers are possible if an applicant has been teaching for 10 or more years or if the applicant is an ECU graduate with a GPA of 3.3 or higher. Check out these Google docs for more information on the program or contact Carol Greene, greeneh@ecu.edu.

    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. 

    Creativity

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

    Calendar:

    December 18th- Instructional Leadership Team meeting 
    December 19th- Middle School Magnet Parent Session (Ligon and Moore Square)
                             - Holiday Performance (Band and Strings), 7pm
    December 20th-Holiday Breakfast 8am (food sign up above, 8:30 last Secret Santa gift)
    December 21st - CD cohort 7:45am
                             - Early Release 
    December 22nd - January 1st - Winter Break 
    January 2nd-Business Meeting
    January 10th-Magnet Open House, 10am/12:30pm/6:30pm
    January 11th-Theater Production, 7pm


    *Staff attended events listed here

    Monday, December 11, 2017

    December 11

    Celebrations


    • *Quarterly Planning Days have been a life saver! Time to process new learning and work side by side as a team allowed our grade level to get so much accomplished.
    • Congratulations to our students who participated in the Special Olympics held last Thursday!
    • Alexandria for ordering and organizing additional independent reading texts for Grade 3 EL curriculum.
    • Harlem GlobeTrotters and Rodeo Ticket Discounts
      PNC Arena is offering all WCPSS employees discounts to the Harlem Globetrotters game on Feb. 11 at 3 p.m. and Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo on Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. For tickets for groups of 10 or more, contact Brian Slais at 919-861-5457. See these flyers for more information.
    ** From the feedback responses. 

    Collaboration


    Teacher Assistants - Teacher Assistant Training - Jan. 16 In collaboration with the Wake County Teacher Assistants Association, the Office of Professional Learning is hosting a session designed specifically for Teacher Assistants: Building Capacity as Teacher Assistant to Offer Instructional Support in the Classroom. The session will focus on behavioral intervention strategies and will be held on Jan.16 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in room 1400 B of the Crossroads II building. TAs should register in eSchools with SRN#183011903. Participants will receive a letter of recognition for attendance. Enrollment is limited to 70.

    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 


    PTA Stipend:  Just a reminder to spend your $100 PTA Stipend for instructional materials by December 15th.  Provide a copy of your receipt attached to the reimbursement form found in the PTA Treasurer's mailbox. 

    Lost and Found -- We are getting ready to donate our lost and found items as they have been in there for a few weeks now. Before we donate them is their a student in your class that could benefit from some gently used clothes, if so click on this link to add their name. 

    The 3-1 Student Device Integration - ES course is now live in Learning Central. Teachers and staff at your school will not be automatically enrolled. All teachers who are receiving Chromebooks as a part of the 3-1 device rollout are expected to complete the 3-1 Student Device Integration - ES course by the end of the 17-18 school year (6/30/18). I will forward the information to all teachers that this applies to as the computers should be coming in the spring. The district has identified the make and model. 

    ECU Offers New Online Master of Arts Program - Apply by Feb. 1
    East Carolina University is offering a one-year online Master of Arts in Education program for practicing teachers. A new cohort for elementary school teachers begins in Summer 2018. The cohort for middle school teachers begins in fall 2018. Middle school teachers in the program may choose from a concentration in English, Math, Social Studies or Science. Elementary teachers entering the summer cohort may choose from Teacher Leadership, Academically and Intellectually Gifted or Teaching English as a Second Language. The deadline to apply for either cohort is Feb. 1, 2018. GRE or MAT test waivers are possible if an applicant has been teaching for 10 or more years or if the applicant is an ECU graduate with a GPA of 3.3 or higher. Check out these Google docs for more information on the program or contact Carol Greene, greeneh@ecu.edu.


    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. 

    Communication 


    @LeoLibraryDogLeo the Library Dog tweets about interesting events, tech tools/toys and new books available - please follow Leo on Twitter. 

    Elective brochures are going home on Tuesday, December 12.  Please come by IRT/Magnet office on Monday to initial brochures if needed.

    Y-Learning Update:  The purpose of this program is to support the academic needs of students in the level 2/low 3 range. Currently, it is ran by Y Learning Counselors but they are actively seeking teachers to help participate.  If you are interested in teaching (it is paid and you get a YMCA membership), please see Mallory.  If you have suggestions for how to improve the program, please see Alexandria.

    December 20th PLT:  The December 20th PLT time will be designated for the Secret Santa reveal/Holiday breakfast.  The start time for the breakfast will be at 8:00.  Please sign up to bring a breakfast item to share (and your final gift to give to your person for the reveal!)  Sign up is here!

    December 21 things to know:
    • Early Release (bring artifact that you are using in your classroom from the work you have been doing with unpacking the standards. )
    • Lunch will be provided by the PTA
    • Wear your ugly sweaters!  A champion will be crowned for the best one!
    • We will also be taking a fun staff picture.
    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! Thanks to all that RSVP'd.  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 are looking forward to our time to come together and celebrate the company of each other!

    Link to Amazon during your holiday shopping and help Underwood!  Visit smile.amazon.com and then search and link to the charity:  Underwood Gt Magnet Elementary School Foundation or Underwood Elementary PTA.  Then .5% of eligible purchases will go back to our school!

    Eschools
    Please be sure to complete your evaluations in Eschools, so they are feeding into your transcript to renew your license!  

    A few updates!!
    • During the week of December 11th, central office staff members will be doing walk-throughs at Underwood (specifically literacy and MTSS).  We wanted all of you to be aware that you may have individuals pop in your classrooms.  
    Creativity

    Friends and Family Board:  Our friends/family board is currently being created! Add your friends/family photo to the google folder here. If your photo that you submitted for our back to school summer photo collage works for you, just let Travis know and we will use that one.

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


    Calendar:

    December 14-Holiday Performance (Dance and Music), 7pm
    December 15th-Staff Holiday Party-Oak and Dagger at Seaboard Station, 5-7pm
    December 18th- Instructional Leadership Team meeting 
    December 19th-Holiday Performance (Band and Strings), 7pm
    December 21st - Early Release 
    December 22nd - January 1st - Winter Break 
    January 2nd-Business Meeting
    January 10th-Magnet Open House, 10am/12:30pm/6:30pm
    January 11th-Theater Production, 7pm


    *Staff attended events listed here