Friday, October 18, 2013

October 18, 2013 Greg.Adams Admin.Update

                                          Greg Adams
Grade 2-6 Principal (Crestwood, Elma, Lime Springs/Chester)
Twitter  @GregAAdams7     #2020HowardWinn

Friday, October 18th is the end of the 1st Quarter. Report cards will be sent on October 30th.

Field Trip
Tuesday, 3rd grade students attended Tomas and the Library Lady at Gallagher-Bluedorn Auditorium in Cedar Falls.

Luther College 
It was a privilege to participate in the mock interviews with aspiring educators on Thursday. This was a time for administrators to ask questions of upcoming graduates and to provide advice for those entering the profession. Likewise, it was a great opportunity for the students to ask questions of administrators in regard to their preparedness and what to expect during an interview and beginning a teacher career.

Thank you to the community/parent volunteers that have already volunteered to help at our elementary buildings. Most of the assistance is in the reading program. With your help, we are able to accomplish so much more! Volunteers are listed below. Please contact Mrs. Casey Rausch if you are interested in volunteering at Crestwood, and please contact building secretaries if you are interested in volunteering at Elma or Lime Springs/Chester.

Volunteers include: Carol Burnikel, Kristi Bergan, Jennifer Stone, Michelle Ahern, Joshua Malli, Trish Johnson, Holly Rasmusson, Amy Bollman, Jamie Isaacson, Laura Schmauss, Paula Kleve, Carri Ruggeberg, Robyn Lane, Liza Klimesh, Dawn Horns, Ann Dietel, Patti Munkel, Shannon Schmelzer, Sheila Omar, LeAnn Bigler-Johnson, Kim Schmauss, Alice Bentley, Beth Huber, Susan Hanni, Nicholas Steven, Jodi Hubka, Tom Williams, Terri Cotant, Daniell Gosch, Peggy Loveless, Ruthie Fritcher, Amanda Keller, Amy Henry, Jamie Schwickerath, Abby Smith, Kelly Olson-Jessen, Toni Johnson, Melissa Meirick, Erin Ludwig, and Hannah Hekel.


Cadet Pride Character Counts 
October 21st- 25th, 2013
We value good character at Howard-Winneshiek Schools! To celebrate this we will be having color themed dress-up days. We encourage you to get excited along with your children and have conversations about what it means to be a person of character. Thanks for all your continued support!

Monday 10/21 – Respect Ourselves and Others be Drug Free!
It is also Red Ribbon Week, so what better way to start of Character Counts week by celebrating being drug free and respecting ourselves and others! Students are encouraged to wear yellow this day to show support for a drug free school and community where people respect each other!
Tuesday 10/22 – We Care About Each Other!Come to school in your favorite shade of red! We will celebrate the pillar of "Caring" and being kind to one another.
Wednesday 10/23 – Responsibility Rocks!Show us your inner green by wearing as much green as you can this day, and rock out to how responsible we are at Howard-Winneshiek Schools!
Thursday 10/24 – Citizens Unite!
We will be celebrating being a good citizen who contributes to our school and community!  Come to school dressed in your best purple to show we are global learners and active citizens in our world!
Friday 10/25 – Give me a “T” for Trustworthy and an “F” for FairnessShow your school spirit by wearing your Cadet gear! We will celebrate the pillar of "Fairness" and "Trustworthiness" for good sportsmanship and true blue Trustworthiness!

Character Counts Citizenship Project for 2013: There will be a winter wear donation box at each Howard-Winneshiek School building during Character Counts Week. Please help your students donate NEW winter items including: socks, mittens, hats, or gloves. These items will be dispersed throughout the Howard-Winn School District. Thanks you for your support!

Character Counts and so do you!
Tiffany McCabe-School Counselor

  • The nurses have been in contact with public health and are planning a flu based clinic here at the school to try to immunize as many students and their families as possible.  The dates for the flu clinic will be Oct. 28 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the elementary/jr. high and on Oct. 30 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at the HS. The consent, payment etc. will be handled by Community Health so if any of your parents have questions please refer them to Howard County Community Health by calling 563-547-2989. The families have received this information in an email or letter. This will be like other community flu clinics, we are just holding it here for convenience.
  • Finalize teachers' Individual Career Development Plans
  • Finalize SINA plans for the November 1st submission to the Iowa Department of Education
  • 4th grade to visit State Capitol and Science Museum
  • November 4th and 7th are parent-teacher conference dates

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