All-Faculty Meeting Notes, 1/4/17

Best Practices – Aaron Dison led staff through a Tai Chi exercise.

 Cory’s Centering: Quote of the Year. Cory Adams invited staff to select a quote from a bowl and

reflect on its meaning for the New Year.

 Megan’s Reflection: One Minute Reflection. Megan asked staff to reflect on personal practices

and reflect on what you want to start doing, stop doing, and continue to do. She then invited

us to share a “golden nugget” in the form of a word, phrase, or short sentence.

 Announcements

o Now Hiring for Summer Camp Counselors and Special Class Instructors (teaching a topic

like ceramics or soccer for an hour a day during two weeks of camp). Interested staff

should talk to Megan this month.

o Thank you to all who participated in the administrative survey. As a result, some changes are

in effect including:

 Megan’s office is now upstairs in the former Admission’s Office. The Media

Center will remain open as usual, so please come in unless Megan is in a


 Committee assignments are now posted on the faculty portal. Please check

them out!

o Important Spring Dates to Remember:

 February 14 – Festival of the Heart

 February 17 – Leap Frog Day (students visit classrooms of upcoming grade level)

 February 22 – PreK Tea and Meet the Teachers Open House

 March 30-31 – Student Led Conferences

o Our Annual Campaign is in full swing! Odyssey has a goal of 100% staff/faculty

participation – so please consider contributing today!

 Middle School is missing cords to their projector, please let them know if you might know where they are!

 Staff Breakout Sessions

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