Jaguar Journal

Week of 11/25/19

Week of 11/25/19

Monday, November 25th:

  • Feast with Friends! YUM! YUM! (Lucy will send something out.)


  • All K-2 PLC’s will meet today. Your Smarty Pants Training for grades K-2 will occur in the PLC room during your special’s time.

  • Flipped Best Meeting after school (Brittany will be sending more info.)

Tuesday, November 26th

Wednesday, November 27th:

  • Optional Workday - the building will be open from 7:00 - 3:00


Coming Soon....Progress Reports will go home with students the Wednesday we return from Thanksgiving (12/4)! Mark your calendars!!!

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  • Thanksgiving Break:

    • Wednesday, November 27th is an Optional Workday. If you plan to be off that day, please proceed with putting in Aesop or turn in your electronic NCE time form (certified staff). Please mark no sub needed when you enter it into Aesop.

    • The building will be open on November 27th from 7:00 - 3:30. If you plan to work that day, please plan to be out by 3:25. We will not have the front office open for families.

  • Refrigerator Clean Out - If you have anything in the refrigerator, please get it by Monday pm! We will be doing a massive throw away/clean out on Tuesday afternoon!

  • IStation Level Descriptions: When we began using Istation's reports, students were placed into tiers. Since Istation now places students into 5 performance levels, here's a graphic showing the correlation between performance levels and tiers. Please look over this before we have our PLCs next week!

  • IStation Progress Monitoring:

    • Please remember to have students very focused when you are administering IStation each month. Students should not be eating snacks, near friends, or rushed for time. Teachers should be actively monitoring the small group of students who are assessing and reminding them to stay on task. Please make sure you are administering IStation in testing like conditions, stressing urgency and attention since questions are timed. We can not use this data if students are not taking the assessment seriously.

    • It would be helpful to i/e teachers if homeroom teachers did their monthly progress monitoring at the beginning of the month. The on demand assessments that i/e teachers are assigning will not show up for the student until the whole ISIP test is done first. We would like to begin this process in December. Please add it to your PLC agendas to discuss.

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Duties for the Week of 11/26:

AM Duty:

Early Bus/Cafe/Lobby: Trejio, K. Horton

Main Lobby/Hallway : Webster

Intersection/MPR Lobby: Gendron

4th/5th Hallway: Spencer

Buses: Trygar

Cars: Murray, Brooks, Parrish, Avila, Stahoviak, B. Horton

PM Duty:

Bus Ramp: Trygar, Bland, Crankshaw

Late Bus: Trygar, Avila, Brooks, Parrish, K. Horton

Cars: Orchard-Hays, Rife de los Santos, Hamilton, Knaus, Torres, Membreno, Gendron, Evans, Rowland- TL, Maul- TL

Worth a few minutes!

Dr. Jordan shared the following link below with principals today and it got me fired up! The link takes you to a recent video of snippets from a presentation to the NC State Board of Education. It is worth a look. The strategies/approaches/mindset that the principal shares have been seemingly transformative for his high-poverty school. This video empowered me....even after a LONG week to get excited about the work we do daily for kids! During this stressful, busy time of the year....don't forget your WHY! I am so thankful to be on a team with each of you! Let's change the world, one student at a time!
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Thankful to be on a team with each of YOU!