Monday, January 16, 2017

January 16th

Critical Thinking
The New Literacies and Global Learning (NLGL) program in our Teacher Education and Learning Sciences department here at NC State is launching a cohort-based, M.Ed. in literacy education program.  Scholarship opportunities for this program are available. Please share this link with any educators in your school that may be interested in this opportunity: Please contact Dr. Ann Harrington ( with any questions.

Pulse Check - In October 20 of 45 certified teachers completed the Pulse Check, if you have not completed please complete by Wednesday (I will be using the results at Thursday's Principals meeting) - If you don't know if you did, go ahead and complete it. 

Ted Ed Video - Video on raising successful kids -- Julie Lythcott

Spelling Bee -- Congratulations to Hazam Adnan, he is our spelling bee winner for the 2016-17. Congratulations to Will Gem for being our runner up. Classroom winners did a fantastic job representing their peers. 

Report Cards - 2nd quarter report cards will go home with students on Tuesday, February 7th.  

Quarter 2 Elective-  End January 12th!  Please complete elective report cards by January 19th.

Quarter 3 Electives will begin Tuesday, January 31st.  (Note the date change!)


Flying Classroom Assembly:  January 30th 9:40 - 10:40 will be speaking to our 3-5 students about goal setting, overcoming adversity and Flying Classroom. 

NC Ties - Interesting in learning about integrating technology with your students? NCTies is a great place to collaborate and learn with others about technology integration. We would like to send a team of 3-5 to the two day workshop. If interested please email Travis with a short description of the goals and take backs that you were chosen to attend -

New Playground structure 

We hope you will join us at the CD cohort on Thursday, January 19th at 7:45am in the Media Center. Our interactive games and activities will give us practical application and strategies with the language of CD.

Our Magnet Showcase will be taking place on January 18th at 10:00am and also 12:30pm. Prospective parents will have an information session in the Media center with a couple short elective performances, as well as a tour led by student council representatives.  

If you are interested in teaching a TEK club centered around the school garden and would like to collaborate with Holly Helmig (Underwood parent-chair of grounds committee; she willing to facilitate programming, materials and activities...but can't attend Wednesday afternoons), email Ashley and she can put you in touch. 

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