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March’s Healthy Hero, Jennifer Tatham

March’s Healthy Hero!!

Congrats Jen!!

Golf Field Trip idea

Golf Field Trip

This is the official press release from PGA – most of what I set up was from direct contact with PGA pro at the golf course.

B. Bianco-Legacy Elementary


Why young kids need less class time — and more play time — at school

Good article in Washington Post about necessity of movement/ exercise/ recess for kids in school.

Kids need less class time!



Late Start Pull Out Dates 2015-2016 school year

Good Afternoon

I hope the start of the year has gone smoothly for everyone. I just want to remind all of you that Pull Out Late Starts for elementary specialists are on the following dates:  October 7, November 4th, February 3rd and April 13th

Art teachers will meet at Burlington Elementary

Music teaches will meet at Longmont Estates Elementary

PE teachers location is TBD

Start times will be 8:00am till 9:30am

9:30– drive time back to your building

Back in the building by 10am

Rob Berry
SVVSD Executive Director of Athletics, Fine Arts, PE and Health
Twitter: @goSVVSD

Columbine FunFest 2014

B. Rue-Columbine Elem.

Deadline for lesson plans

Good afternoon,

If you attended the monthly Fall River meetings this past year, please keep in mind the lesson plan deadline for submittal on the blog is Friday, May 23rd.  Please contact C. Hoople for any clarification on amount expected/month.

With an infant arrival in late May and a toddler’s 2nd birthday in mid-June, any submissions after May 23rd will result in getting them posted sometime in 2020 🙂

Thank you,



5th GFD idea from Columbine Elem.

Good afternoon!

Congrats to all on another fantastic 5th Grade Field Day!

A great idea was suggested by a 5th grade teacher, Tanisha Lucero, @ Columbine.  She suggested buying some wrist bands from Amazon, Oriental Trading Company or wherever your secretary would purchase wrist bands for your school carnival, etc…  From there, you can have the kids mark their events on their individual bands and there would no longer be any need for sheets of paper!

Below is an image of what I’m referring to.

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Fear not… there’s something easier to carry!!

Good evening!

Recently, the idea of using our district iPads @ the upcoming 5th Grade Field Day was put out there and we received some great feedback!  One, in particular, was about the inconvenience of carting around an iPad.  That was a great point and while we don’t have the ability to get us all pockets in our clothing to carry the iPads, there is a way to condense the iPad idea into something MUCH more manageable.

Again, this is just a suggestion to see how it could work out in the future.

Since Google Drive (the location that all of our information is stored) is downloadable on both Apple products as well as Android products, as long as you have the Google Drive app., you’re just a few steps away from being connected and VERY mobile with your information!

The Google app. looks like this….   and it can easily be downloaded on the district iPod that we all got!  And guess what… we can fit that into our pockets…. most excellent!

Once you download the app., (from your App. Store or Marketplace) open it up and it will ask for you to log in.   Your login UN will be your last name_first name and your PW will be your SVVSD email PW.

After Google Drive recognizes your info, it’ll transfer you to log in to your email account through the district.  UN will be last name_first name ONLY (no and then your work email PW.

Once on, you’ll see My Drive but to the immediate left, you’ll see three lines… click on those three lines and you’ll see some options pop up.  Click on Shared with Me and you’ll see 5th Grade Entry Sheets.  Additionally, you’ll also see a document that reads 5th Field Day 3 Teacher Work Assignments that will list who is doing what on what event.

Finally, if you go to the lengths of providing your teachers copies of paperwork that helps keep things organized, you have the option of taking that and sharing it with them, through Google Drive, and they can access it through a smartphone in the same manner that you can access yours!

Food for thought!!


Sharing data between district iPods and iPads

Good afternoon!

At our last PLC Job-a-like meeting, I presented on how you could enter in data with your Numbers app. on your district iPad and have it transfer over to your district iPod for easier carrying, etc…  Well, I was incorrect on the ease of transferability and other details.

What Bob Rue and I discovered was that you can indeed download the Numbers app. to your iPod, but it’ll be older version of Numbers than your iPad runs if you have updated your operating system to iOS 7.  If you haven’t updated, then your two devices WILL work together back and forth.  If you have updated your iPad, then anything you have worked on with your updated iPad can’t be opened on your iPod because it’s running an older program and that iPod can’t be updated any further 🙁

If you design something or record something on the Numbers app. on your iPod and then open it on your iPad or make any changes to it, you can no longer open it on your iPod.

Bob is working with his secretary on creating a document that can be accessible on most phones and, best of all, be shared with other leaders within a group such as bike club, running club, etc…

This idea can also be tweaked in order to decrease our reliance on stacks of paper for 5th GFD and instead have the data be available via our iPods or iPads.  It’s forward thinking, but again, all in an effort to work smarter, not harder.


J. Goldsberry-Eagle Crest Elem.

Friendly 5th GFD staff shirt reminder…

Welcome back!

This is just a friendly reminder to district mail me your order form and money by this Friday, April 11th if you’re interested in purchasing some version of a staff shirt this year.  I’ll also be at our elem. P.E. Job-a-like on Wednesday, April 9th, and can take order forms and money then as well.

Any questions, please let me know!

J. Goldsberry-Eagle Crest Elem.