Admin Corner 11/20-11/2

Posted by Jason Cooper on 11/20/2023

Thanksgiving is all about gratitude, so I'm grateful for you and your dedication to our learning community.     -Chris


2023 NFL Thanksgiving Day Game Schedule

-Thank you, office staff. Every day, you are present, professional, and filled with purpose. We couldn't do it without you.
-Thank you, teaching staff. Every day, you are teaching, preaching, and creating new knowledge. Your success is our success.
-Thank you, paraprofessionals. Every day, you do the job because you care and fill a need. You are the glue that keeps us strong.
-Thank you, administrative staff. Every day, you greet, high-five, and support each person within the building. You make things possible.
-Thank you, parents, school board, and community. Every day, you support and encourage our children to do their very best. You are the pillars we build upon.
Week in Review:
Monday- Leadership Meeting, JH BB vs. Klickitat
Wednesday- Thanksgiving Break
Thursday- Thanksgiving Day
Friday- Thanksgiving Break
1. No Staff Meeting on Tuesday. 
2. For the Leadership Meeting, we are working with Welsee from the ESD. We are conducting our Climate/Discipline/PBIS Audit. 
3. The Mental Health Counselor is here on Monday.
4. Starting on Friday- I am shutting down access to the upper Hallways during lunch. Kids cannot be supervised adequately up there, and they are distracting other kids in the ICU Lunch Program.
5. We need to start the ASD Rotation for supervision. Please look at the Rotation Spread Sheet to see your week. -Thanks!
6. We started the conversation about ICU overflow coverage at lunch with a certified staff member. Who would like to be my first taker for next week?
Per Diem, per half hour:)
Turkey to Ponder:
-Roasting a whole turkey is easier than you think. Just follow these simple instructions for a fresh or thawed turkey while being academic:
-Preheat oven to 325° F. Drain juices and pat dry with clean paper towels.
-Place turkey breast-side-up on a flat rack in a shallow roasting pan 2 to 2½ inches deep. Read your favorite book for 15 mins.
-Turn the wings back to hold the neck skin in place. (Tucking the wings will help stabilize the turkey in the pan and when carving) Read your book for another 10 minutes.
-Brush or spray skin lightly with vegetable or cooking oil for the best appearance. Think about your book.
-Insert an oven-safe meat thermometer deep into the lower part of the thigh without touching the bone.  Don't touch your book yet; you have grease on your fingers
-If the turkey is stuffed and the thigh is up to temperature, move the thermometer to the center of the stuffing.
-Place your turkey in the oven. When the turkey is about ⅔ done, loosely cover the breast with a piece of foil to prevent overcooking. Read your book for a couple of hours - enjoy some "you time."
-Your turkey is done when the temperature with a meat thermometer is 180° F in the thigh and 170° F in the breast or stuffing.
-Lift the turkey onto the platter and let stand for 15 minutes before carving.
After eating, read some more and fall asleep—Happy Academic Thanksgiving.
Turkey Humor:
-Why don’t side dishes tell jokes? They’re too corny.
-What do you call a sad cranberry? A blueberry.
-What do you need to make Thanksgiving s'mores? Pil-grahams.
-Do you know where you can get turkey stock in bulk? The stock market.
-What do you tell your jokester cousin on Thanksgiving? You’re on a casse-roll!

-Chuck Norris can cook a turkey in 15 minutes using only a candle.
Thanksgiving Reflection:
“An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving” by Louisa May Alcott
The Story is attached to this email. It's a good read and will warm your heart.

Chris Schumaker
Wishram Schools