Sunday, April 2, 2017

April 3rd


PTA / Grants -- 34 iPads (arts 20/jenny 5 (through Donor's Choose)/PTA funds 4. , 4 iPods, 1 macbook, 1 iMac, ...and a new Media/Lab/Lounge make over! We are continuing to focus on providing students and teachers with new devices to increase our opportunities to collaborate, be creative, think critically and increase communication skills!

Phishing Attack Targeting Schools – Urgent Warning The IRS issued an urgent warning regarding a dangerous email scam requesting W2 information from school district personnel. Please read the entire article below.
Reminder: Wake County Public Schools will never request personal information via email.

Report Cards - Report cards go home on April 7th. If the student is not present at school on Friday, the report cards will go home in their Tuesday Folder on the 18th.

Reflections breakfast-Join us on Tuesday morning at 8am in the Media Center to celebrate all participants in the Reflections program.  A light breakfast will be provided.

Business Meeting will be taking place Thursday morning at 7:45am. We will be continuing to review and analyze our TIPS problem statements based on our kid talk data.


Math Summit - NCSU Triangle High Five Math Summit 2017 - Wednesday, August 2nd is for elementary math educators. We are excited to welcome Dr. Robert Q. Berry, President-Elect of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Associate Professor in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, and a former middle school mathematics teacher for almost ten years. His research focuses on equity issues in mathematics education, with a particular emphasis on the experiences of African-American boys in school mathematics. Additionally, he engages in research on mathematics teaching practices in elementary classrooms. Registration will open up in May. Let Ashley/Alexandria know if you are interested in attending.

Arts Integration Institute - Wake County elementary classroom, music, dance, drama and visual art teachers. A four person team. This is a great opportunity for four teachers from your school (classroom and arts teachers) to attend a local and affordable professional development program designed to meet the needs of Wake County teachers. Every workshop is directly tied to non-arts and arts curriculum standards and is FUN! June 19-23, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Media and Technology Collaboration - reminder that there is a collaboration form to be used to start the conversation in creating a collaborative project, unit, or other items. Collaborative - Collaborative form.

Critical Thinking

Wake Portal - Be sure to bookmark the portal site and sign in using your new password. Students will go to and log in with the normal process but they will need to use their student ID number as their password. Students in grades 4-12 will then be prompted to reset their password.


April is School Library Month! It is with great pride that Instructional Technology and Library Media Services invites you to join us in celebrating the essential role our school libraries and school library media coordinators play in transforming learning and supporting student achievement. The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has sponsored School Library Month since 1985. This year’s theme is School Libraries Empower Students.
Some ideas to consider include:
  • Share ways that your school library program empowers students on social media. Tag your post with the official hashtag for the month #slm17.
  • Encourage students and parents to share why they love your school library.
  • Hold a spirit day or coordinated reading event to highlight the importance of your school library.

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