10/2/14 Email Blast

  3         Book Fair ends 12:00 pm
  6         "Gifts and Goodies" orders due
             TTEA meeting  9:00 am in the library
10         No school-Fall break starts
20         School resumes
28         Picture retakes
29         "Gift and Goodies" delivery  2:30 pm-4:30 pm
  4        No school- Professional Development Day
10        Conference Week
26        No school- Comp Day
27-28   No school-Thanksgiving Holiday

Dear TTE Families,
I want to thank you for your support with our "Gifts and Goodies" fundraiser.  As you know, this is our only single-event fundraiser for the year.  The money raised will go towards several educational projects including a portion of the librarian/technology support specialist salary, literacy materials to support PBL units, and creating 21st century learning environments throughout our building. 
I also wanted to share with you what our certified staff worked on during the  Professional Learning Community (PLC) Day last Friday.  One of our professional development (PD) focuses this year is around writing.  We are very fortunate to be partnering with Jaime Bailey from the assessment office to support us with our writing work this year.  We began in August during our professional development week.  At that time we identified the five elements that are important for good writers to understand and use; clarity, style/voice, audience/purpose, organization, and conventions.  
Last Friday we continued with this work by building a writing continuum across all of our grade levels.  This was hard but powerful work.  Teachers collaborated in both vertical and horizontal teams and engaged in very productive conversations.  Our next task is to use this continuum to create grade level rubrics.
Again I want to thank you for your support and helping Timber Trail be the school, "Where Hearts and Minds Connect."

Michele Radke

Our only organized fundraiser ends October 6th.   Your participation is greatly needed!  Every student at Timber Trail will benefit from this fundraiser! Don't forget online sales to out-of town family and friends! Order form and payment is due Monday, October 6th.  Please make sure your child's name and teacher's name is on the packet.  Thank you for your participation!

Please click on the attachment below to see what's happening in Health with Ms. Johnston, P.E. with Mr. Newman, Music with Mrs. Berndt, Art with Miss Wilson, and Library with Mrs. Smith!

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