Friday, December 11, 2015

December 11th

One week left before our December Break!


Holiday Performance - K-2 from 9:30-10:00 and 3-5 from 10:15-11:00. Due to the time of the 3-5 performance, some adjustments will be made to the ER lunch schedule. Once these changes have been made, Mrs. Nance will send out an email.

Due to the Holiday performances and ER, coverage for classroom teachers will be for 15 minutes. Again, classroom teachers, make sure you touch base with your assigned specialist for times. 

Early Release Agenda --- Agenda - Cohorts

Critical Thinking
Any interest in school administration? I have information from ECU, Elon, UNC and NC State if you are interested in learning more about the programs.
I also have information about AIG certification. 

- Thank you to 16 classes that have signed up to be a part of Community Partnership with UNC REX - Help us show our patients they are loved! Students at Underwood GT Magnet Elementary School will to make and write homemade Valentine’s Day cards for our patients who are recovering here at the hospital during the Valentine's holiday. 

Specialists will be sending out a weekly email through Memberhub to share things that are going on in their classroom. Classroom teachers, please feel free to add their announcements to your families. 
December 21st -- Teacher Workday - building will be open from 8:30-4:30. This will be the only day

Thank you to Ashley, Charlotte and Daphne for leading the parent cohort on utilizing Consensus Discipline at home. Great home to school connection. 
Thank you to Melanie, Melissa, and Victoria for working with Mitzi and the district PBIS leaders to review our PBIS progress as a school. We are doing great things to support students!

Do you have someone that you would like to celebrate? Add to our celebration wall - Celebration Wall!

Friday, December 4, 2015

December 4th Updates

 - It has been great seeing the communication via Member Hub. 
  - Also great ideas and best practices shared via --

 - What is the purpose of PLTs? We are looking forward to the discussion and dialogues from professional learning teams as we identify our purpose of meeting weekly!
 - What are the benefits of learning rounds to support collaboration -- Benefits of completing learning rounds
 - Early Release Meeting (No business meeting on the 17th). - Agenda - Business meeting and cohorts

Critical Thinking 
NC School Report Card - information about Underwood Elementary

- Excellent job on the hallway displays that exhibit grade level work with the grade level standards!

 - Lauren Mann has been approved to begin as our Art Teacher on January 2nd!
 - Stephanie Francis is our new kindergarten instructional assistant working with Mrs. O'Laughlin!
 - CONGRATS --- Underwood will be a part of PIECES of GOLD!