Friday, November 17, 2017

November 20 - 24, 2017


Welcome to Thanksgiving week!  In all the day-in, day-out busyness that is 21st century life, let's not forget to reflect on those things that matter - the things for which we are thankful.  I know I'm certainly thankful to work in such a fine school surrounded by caring professionals who selflessly give their time, talents, and resources to our learners.  I'm also thankful to be able to walk down the hall and see the smiling faces of our Bears each and every day.  It's an awesome job and an awesome responsibility that none of us take likely.   

So, what are you thankful for?  And maybe more importantly, do you allow your thanks to give way to gratitude?  And do you then turn that gratitude into motivation to give back, give more, be kinder, be more understanding, work harder, enjoy life more?  It could go on and on, but the point is there - thankfulness should inspire us to be better, to be more reflective and appreciative, and to be more gracious with others. 

Our FEAST went off splendidly last week.  See the pics below.  All had a great time!  Special thanks to Candy and the entire cafeteria staff for all their hard work, and a big shout out to Mrs. Muhlbaier for planning and organizing the logistics of the event.  Everything went off without a hitch, and most importantly, our students had a great time.  Also, thanks to all the district administrators and law enforcement officers who joined us.  Let's do it year!   

Our parent/teacher conferences are off to a good start.  We have two more days - Monday and Tuesday (both 6-8 pm).  Parents, while you are at school, please feel free to fill out a survey to let us know how we are doing.  The surveys are computer-based, and they will be set up in the hall near the main office.  Thank you!

Attention all parents and community members -- Your help is needed at the upcoming strategic planning sessions for Millville Public Schools.  See the flyer below for more information. Do you want your voice heard?  Do you want to be a part of planning for the future?  Please join us.  The next meeting is on 11/29 from 6:30 - 8 pm at the Lakeside Middle School cafeteria.  We hope to see you there!

The book fair is in full effect!  Check out the video:

The Week Ahead
Monday (11/20): E Day -  Lesson plans due, 1:45 dismissal, parent/teacher conferences 6-8 pm, NO CLUB 21

Tuesday (11/21): A day - 1:45 dismissal, parent/teacher conferences 6-8 pm, NO CLUB 21

Wednesday (11/22): B day - Workout Wednesday, 1:45 dismissal, No Club 21, No PM Latch Key, NO CLUB 21, NO PM LATCH KEY 

Thursday (11/23):  NO SCHOOL - HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! 

Friday (11/24): NO SCHOOL - Holly Jolly Run and Millville Christmas Parade

Important November Dates:
  • Nov 29 - PBIS Pep Rally, 9:30 am
  • Nov 29 - Color Run, 2 pm

FEAST Pictures

Earning his turkey meal

 Book Fair!

Pictures from around the School

“Cookin’ with Ms. Candy” helpers Ja’tyanna Thomas and Akira Lee helping with last minute prep for the Thanksgiving Feast! 

Birthday Selfies!

Happy Birthday to this Bear's dad - he's an honorary Bear now!