Tuesday, August 30, 2016

August 30, 2016

First three day weekend of the year coming up.

Head's Up

Friday, September 2, is Sugar Creek Days at Downtown Bentonville's First Friday. Once again, they'll be re-enacting the great Bentonville Bank Robbery. If you haven't downloaded DBI's app, get with the in crowd and get it today.

Friday is National Lazy Mom's Day. Now, before all the mom's out there start sending in emails, read this http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-lazy-moms-day-first-friday-in-september/. If you're a mom, make sure and get some "me" time.

Friday is also the First home game for the Tigers! Until November 4, there's a game every Friday at Tiger Stadium, then on November 4th it's THE game.

Saturday, September 3, Dr. Jones, Amber D'Angelo, and I will be representing Bentonville Public Schools in the corporate team relay at TriFest for MS. Wish us luck, we've been training really hard.

Monday, September 5, is Labor Day. While summer doesn't officially end until the autumnal equinox on September 22, it's sure feels over on September 6.

Anybody up for riding Square to Square on Saturday, September 10? Details at the Bike Bentonville Website http://www.bikebentonville.com/#!events-1/c283

September is National Preparedness Month https://www.ready.gov/september and National Self Improvement Month.


I've created a simple form to develop a master list of students who do not have photo releases.

Here's a link to the form https://goo.gl/forms/bUP9xIIuJ71Qq8122

Contests/Competitions/ and sometimes cool stuff

Probably not going to be a weekly section, but occasionally I get some interesting opportunities for community engagement.

Downtown Bentonville Inc. is looking for art students to add some public art to windows downtown. This could be a great way for our artists to express themselves in a public forum. DBI will provide the supplies to the winning design.

Art students from select classrooms at Fulbright Junior High, Washington Junior High, Lincoln Junior High, Bentonville High School, Bentonville West High School are eligible to submit entries to Bentonville City Planning Department for National Community Planning Month poster contest. This year’s theme is “Civic Engagement." See the attachment for details. If I'm not mistaken, a student from Jerris Palmer's class has won the last two years.

But wait there's more. The Congressional App Challenge is back. Congressman Steve Womack is hosting the challenge for high school students in NWA. I know we've got some app developers out there, because we actually had the winners last year!

Get your code on! Could this be another first for Bentonville West, or will BHS hack out a victory for the second year?

Grants and PD

Please submit the grant/donation request form prior to applying. We want to say "yes" to your requests, and building principals want to support you proactively. If you receive an grant or donation please let me know so I can report to the School Board the amount you bring into the district to support students. A grant request form can be accessed on the communications page of the website. Remember to share it with your building principal.

It's time to check the accuracy of your Kalpa professional development plan. Here's how https://docs.google.com/a/bentonvillek12.org/document/d/1lT3FWphSGPrAN1nyiiDiRPvJWtvCm1RFjd1FGKlqz3E/edit?usp=sharing

Video of the Week

I found this interesting. I need a new friend.

Have a great week.

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