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Comet Express Monday Morning Music & Valentine’s Day Important Dates

2.13.12 Learning Links and Stuff to think about Why teachers should read and write with their students

Preparing students to learn without us (Great article by Will Richardson.)

2/13-ELA/SSVertical Meeting, Soccer at RMS, 8th Grade FanFare at the PDC-6:30 2/14-Volleyball at Home-Happy Valentine’s Day! 2/15-Principals’ Meeting at PDC,Science Vertical Meeting at SAMS,Soccer at Home Keeping Us on the Same Page 2/16-Explore Parent Meetings at 12:30 and 6:30, PTO Minutes -The minutes from our last PTOmeeting are SMARTSafterschool, Volleyball at SERMS,District posted on the NAMSwebsite. BT 2 meeting New Custodian -Pleasetake the time to welcome 2/17-Peer Observations should be completed our new custodian, Ron Davis. 2/20-Annual Leave Day Bus Driver Appreciation Week- This is Bus Driver 2/21-Kerri Lamb PDDay, Science Fair at Salem Appreciation Week. Pleaseencourage our students College, Track practice begins, Leadership Team Meeting, VBtoatexpress their gratitude to our bus drivers for getting Home, Soccer at Home, District Spelling Bee them to school safely each day. 2/22-A Mark III representative will be in the media Formative Assessment Wiki -Dr. Frick has created a wiki center to speak about financial plans and opportunities. for formative assessment resources. It is located at 3:45-4:00, VB at SWRMS,Soccer at Home, All-County and will be updated. Band Enrichment at AHS Displaying Student Work -We are still at a solid B as a 2/23-All-County Band Clinic at AHS,Mark III representative on campus for individual school for displaying student work. Quality student work is appointments, ELAStandard BasedGrading meeting springing up for parents at 6:00, meeting I-dent-a-kid photos throughout the building. Our goal is to have student work (Faye will send additional information.) displayed in every classroom and be an A+ school! 2/24-All-County Band Clinic at AHS,Mark III individual Comet Corner -The school store opened with great success appointments, Soccer at Home last Friday. Pleaseremember that Comet Cash should be 2/26-7th Grade AVID students visit Wake Forest given to students for demonstrating outstanding behavior in for Virginia Tech game

the areas of S-Safety, O-Ownership, A-Attitude, and R-Respect The school store will be open on Friday mornings before school. Students can trade in Comet Cash for big ticket items in the office after lunch on Fridays. The type of items available at the school store will increase in the future and you will receive an Celebrations and Hot Tamales and Quotes of the updated list. School store information will be added to the Week Google site within the next week. “I love what Amanda Hicks has done with displaying Media Center on Thursdays-Mrs. Olson is now planning digital student work. She has placed QRcodes outside on keeping the media center open until 4:30 for students. her room so that anyone who has a QRscanner on their smart phone can be taken to the website where the NAMS Picture of the Week digital work is housed. What a great idea!” Kerri Hot Tamales to Megan Paden, Scott Benhardt, and Lee Williams for being nominated by students for being Teacher of the Week! Hot Tamales to the Leadership Team for a great presentation to Dr. Frost!

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