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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Special Education - July 21, 2011

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July 21, 2011

When I touch a rock, I touch the past;
when I touch a child, I touch the future.
Preparing to courageously lead a dynamic revolution in education... Can We Do It? 
Plans for August are shaping up! Please check back for more detailed information as the dates appear closer on our calendar...
o   Thursday, August 11th OR Friday, August 12th, 2011 – All returning staff need to participate in the CPI Refresher training! This is a contract day. The training is a one-day event; you may choose either the 11th or the 12th. You must go to the ESU 4 website to register for the day you intend to attend. If you aren’t registered by the 8th of August, you will be getting a call!

Also on the 12thSally and I will be hosting an orientation all new staff for ESU 4/NCECBVI. We plan to meet at the ESU 4 office. Heather and Wenona will be receiving more information as the 12th gets closer. Plan to begin at 9:00 a.m. We will provide lunch.

Ø  Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 - Annual “Health Day” for the Level III staff.  CPR training will be held in the morning at the Learning Center with Medication training rounding out the afternoon at ESU 4 Conference Room A. We will begin at 8:00 a.m. Lunch will be on your own. If any of the itinerant staff want to participate in health day training, specifically CPR, you are welcome to do so. Please let Katrina and Catrina know, so they can prepare accordingly.

Also on August 16thI’d like to meet with the School Psychology/Audiology staff in the afternoon at the ESU. We’ll start at 1:30 and should be able to conclude by 3:30 p.m.

Ø  Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 -  All ESU 4 “Reunion” at NCECBVI, Nebraska City. Coffee, juice and carbohydrates will be available at 8:00; we will begin at 8:15 a.m. in the cafeteria with introductions and insurance. Our very own Mitzi Hoback and Suzanne Whisler will be answering the question, “Can I Do This?” We’ll be putting plans into action during this next school year. In the afternoon, Gregg will be introducing Google and all that entails to the entire ESU/NCECBVI staff. I will probably take the last hour or so at the end of the day to review some quick housekeeping items for the ESU 4 Special Ed staff.

Ø  Thursday, August 18th, 2011 – Work day; I want to meet with the Learning Center staff in the afternoon.

Ø  Friday, August 19th, 2011 – Work Day. All staff involved in providing services to children involved in Early Childhood (0-5) are invited (and strongly encouraged!) to attend the Early Childhood Cadre meeting at the ESU. The meeting begins at 9:00 a.m. and will conclude by 12:00 p.m. You should have received your invitation to register in the mail.

In the afternoon… I would like to meet with the speech staff. We will begin at 1:00 p.m. and should be done by 3:00 p.m.

Ø  Monday, August 22, 2011 – First day of school with students for the Level III programs!

What does it mean to be a leader at ESU 4? (Activity: Define "Leadership" in 10 words or less.)
  • It means... "Guiding and empowering with respect, understand and integrity."
  • It means... "Building and empowering relationships through trust, respect and knowledge."

According to the New York Times, there is no scientific research that proves that life is serious.
So... Lighten up!!! 

When is it a great day to be a Husker fan????
The correct answer is... ALWAYS!!!

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