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  • Daily Bulletins
  • October 3, 2012
    1. PLC - Grade level teams will be meeting together today to work on literacy needs and/or Tier II planning.  Grade level teams will need to fill out a PLC Team Meeting Minutes form for your meeting and turn it in to the principal's mailbox by Friday, October 5, 2012.  Click HERE to print a copy of this form.  Related arts teachers, GT teachers, nurses, counselors, and special needs teachers will be meeting together as assigned by Dr. Radford, Mrs. Earley, etc.  Enjoy today's PLC!
    2. Don't forget that we have visitors coming today from IVY Tech who are studying elementary education.
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  • October 1, 2012
    1. The MCAS "State of Our Schools" presentation is this Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 6:00 pm in the MCHS Auditorium.
    2. Dr. Eason-Watkins will be visiting Joy on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 1:00 pm.
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  • September 28, 2012
    1. Don't forget our fire drill today at 1:45 pm.  Each class should have an evacuation map posted on external doors.  If you have any questions, please let me know.
    2. Try to have a relaxing and fun weekend!  You have earned it.
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  • September 26, 2012
    1. PLC - This afternoon's PLC is sight based for all certified staff.  We will be meeting in the library from 3:10-4:10 pm.  Please sit at tables in groups of no more than four.  Do not sit with your grade level/special needs/related arts teammates.  Make sure to bring your copy of Reading Essentials by Reggie Routman for tonight's meeting.  You will also need a pen or pencil.  During the first 10 minutes of the meeting, we will review emergency plans.  For the rest of the meeting, we will be participating in an activity about our literacy beliefs as a school.  
    2. We will have our September fire drill on Friday, September 28, 2012 at 1:45 pm.
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  • September 24, 2012
    1. Welcome Brian Vedo!  Brian will be taking over Jessica Wallace's fifth grade class.  Please take a moment to drop by and welcome him to our family.
    2. For this past Friday's Movie Night, we had 39 students attend!  It was a lot of fun and the children were extremely well behaved.
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  • September 18, 2012
    1. Teachers - If you notify Bev that you are going to be out a week in advance, please fill out a 101 Form and give it to Bev.  If you give her your 101 Form a week before you will be out, she will schedule a substitute for you.  If you are going to be out and you notify Bev with less than a week's notice, you will need to call the sub service for a sub at 872-1049.  You still need to let Bev know.  Teachers also need to fill out a 208 Form the day they return from being absent.
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  • September 17, 2012
    1. I received a memo from the Chief Academic Officer at the IDOE this past Friday.  It shared that school letter grades are still being reviewed and that they will hopefully be released sometime next week.
    2. Thank you to Carol, Jinny, Mary, Renee, Cathy, and Robyn for all of their hard work in preparing and presenting information at last Thursday night's Parent Orientation Night!
    3. I want to give you a heads-up about this week.  On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, I will be in and out for several meetings and RISE training.  Julie will be acting as my principal designee while I am out.
    4. Movie Night is this Friday, September 21, 2012 starting at 6:00 pm.
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  • September 12, 2012
    1. Thank you to Ann, Kim, Nadia, Liz, Diane, Dianne,  Julie, and Stephanie for making last night's Parent Orientation Night a success!  The parents appreciated the information you shared.
    2. Thank you to Meg, Susan, Stephanie, Christina, Lexi, Cathy, and Sue for making the IDOE's visit a success yesterday.  Today, I have a meeting at 3:30 pm at the Administration Building to hear their findings.  I will share this information with you soon.
    3. PLC - For today's PLC, grade level teams will be meeting together to work on literacy development.  Special education teachers will meet together to debrief on yesterday's IDOE visit.  The related arts team will meet to work on their upcoming after-school events (Art Fair, Music Program, and Physically Fit Families Night). Counselor Julie and Coach Chris will be out and about checking with grade level teams on behavior or literacy needs.  School nurses are meeting together today.
    4. Additional fliers will be delivered to your classroom today to send home with students.
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  • September 11, 2012
    1. Teachers - Please spend a few minutes today sharing with your class the importance of 9/11 and the impact it has had on our lives.
    2. Cynthia will be covering for Bev today who is out.  The EAP Room will be closed today.
    3. The IDOE will be at Joy from 1:00-3:00 pm today for a brief visit to observe of our special needs services.  
    4. The Parent Orientation Night for our kindergarten families is tonight from 6:00-7:00 pm.  The presentation starts in the gym.
    5. Have you seen our courtyard by the cafeteria?  Thank you to Meg and her husband for their work this weekend cleaning up this courtyard.  It looks incredible!
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  • September 10, 2012
    1. Teachers - We have a staff meeting today at 3:10 pm in the library.
    2. My candy box is full.  Please help yourself.
    3. Have a wonderful week!
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  • Weekly Announcements
    To view current and past Weekly Announcements, click on any of the dates you want below.  To view all uploaded Weekly Announcements, click on MORE at the bottom of this section.