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Written by: becca on October 10, 2014
The Minnesota Visiting Nurse Association will be hosting a flu shot clinic on Tuesday, November 11 from 3:45-4:45. Cash, check, and insurance are accepted. A variety of options are available. You can access the insurance forms by clicking on the link below. Flu Vaccine Consent Worksite Flu Clinic Documents
Written by: kevin on October 3, 2014
Thank you, everyone, who donated copies of Sandra Cisneros’ The House on Mango Street. We had 220 books donated to us, and now everyone in the school in late October/early November will have a copy to read together. Then we will head to the Park Square Theater on November 19 to see an adaptation of […]
Written by: gretchen on September 25, 2014
This time it comes from the United States Department of Education. According to the ‘Teach to Lead’ website: On March 15, 2014, at the inaugural Teaching & Learning conference, Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced a new initiative to spur teacher leadership that will be co-convened with the National Board. The initiative, called Teach to Lead, seeks to […]
Written by: gretchen on September 22, 2014
The teacher-powered school movement is gaining momentum! Check out this article that features Avalon as an example of how to make teaching a more professional career- and how that benefits the students. A School Without Principals? Yes, Really.