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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Collaborative Communities Rock! May 17, 2016

Dear Sexton Mt. Families:                                                                                     

Our school is a special place indeed!  Our community comes together for kids.  I appreciate how collectively we care for one another, assume best intentions, and work to create a positive environment with children at the heart of our work. 

Friday night a student asked me, “How did someone come up with an idea for THIS?!?!”  With both arms he gestured to the field full of games and inflatables.  His previous school didn’t have a carnival and he was sure that the magic he experienced (with so many coming together for the purpose of fun community building) was the BEST idea ever!  Thanks to Lisa, Samantha, Rebeca, Christie, Noel  and all who helped for creating such a special first school carnival for this young man.  He was not the only one impressed by your efforts!

This child-centered collaboration is evident in times of celebration and times of crisis.  Last week I shared some of the things I had noticed about how special our Sexton Mt. family is in how we work, communicate, learn from mistakes and encourage one another.   Since last Tuesday, the list of things I appreciate has grown and I have many specific examples of how we work together.  I started to make a list of all the things I’m grateful for since all those small things add up.  I realized that for every one thing I could remember, ten other amazing acts of kind collaboration had been accomplished quietly.  I realized that our school community comes together not to be recognized but because it’s what is best for kids.   Thank you for sharing your children with us!  Thank you for showing them how to care about others in our community.  It is an honor to work in such a special place!

With Gratitude,

Teresa Clemens-Brower

Thank you!
  • Thanks to the carnival team!
  • Thanks to our amazing volunteers who are helping in the office by monitoring our doors when the health room is buzzing!

  • ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST COMPLETE BACKGROUND CHECK AND APPLICATION USING NEW SYSTEM-Better Impact ( last count 260 people had completed the process.  Please make sure you have this done. For directions for creating a profile with the Better Impact, click here.  Parent/Guardian Application
    Community Volunteer Application
  • After School Pick up—Please let the office know if BY 2:00pm if after school plans change or if someone not on your approved list will be picking up your child after school. 

Wish List-These are things or jobs that make a difference to our kids, teachers, school and community. Send in items or let Mrs. CB know if you can volunteer.
  • Red wagons will be needed for “lunch wagons” next year.  If you have a wagon to donate to our school, know we will put it to good use.

Upcoming Events
May is Walk, Bike and Bus to School Month!
May 19- Kindergarten and 1st Grade Music Program at 6:30pm
May 26-Third Grade presents "Portland-the musical" at 2:15pm
May 27-No School-Assessment Day
May 30-No School-Holiday
June 3-Field Day (Make sure you’ve completed the new online volunteer application and background check.) 
3rd, 4th, 5th -9:45-11:30 (volunteers arrive at 9:15)
K, 1st, 2nd- 1:00-2:45 (FD volunteers arrive at 12:30)
June 10-Volunteer Appreciation Celebration 2:00-3:00pm
June 11-Run with the Eagles 5K
June 17-Last Day of School

6 - 1st-5th Grade-First day of School
6 – First day for Half of Kindergarten-Kindergarten students with a last name beginning with A-L First Day (M-Z do not have school this day)
7 – First day for the other Half of Kindergarten-Kindergarten students with a last name beginning with M-Z First Day  (A-L do not have school this day)

Find links to the calendar for next year by scrolling down to the bottom of the page at the link below:

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