Farmington View Friday Focus
No School - MLK Holiday
Tuesday, January 19
7:30-11:00 Principal PLC @ Farmington View
2:05-4:00 Academic Club (Sara & Danielle)
2:15-3:15 PBIS Meeting (Lisa, Mallory, Erin and Alissa)
2:15-3:15 Action Team
Wednesday, January 20
7:25 Transportation Evacuation Drill
2:00-3:15 Principal Directed Academic Seminar
Thursday, January 21
11:30-12:30 Care Team (Lisa, Kathy, Jarrod and Roger)
1:25-1:55 PBIS Assembly
2:05-3:15 Booster Meeting
2:05-4:00 Academic Club (Danielle & Sara)
Friday, January 22
8:00-9:00 K-2 with Author Roland Smith in Gym
9:15-10:15 3-6 with Author Roland Smith in Gym
5:30-8:00 Farmington View Bingo Night
Nuts and Bolts
- Principal PLC: Farmington View will be hosting a principal PLC Tuesday from 7:30-11:00. There will be 7-10 principals and we will be visiting classrooms. Please expect to have several pairs (we have to travel in pairs) of principals spend 5-7 minutes in your room. They will be collecting data to share with me. Please let me know if you have any questions. Please don't worry either. Our staff is phenomenal!
- Chromebook's? At the Booster meeting on Thursday, I'll be asking for 16 Chromebooks and a charging cabinet. The Chromebooks could be checked out by a class and will be used for testing. Using Chromebooks should cut testing in half this year. I'm hoping for a yes.
- State Assessments: We will begin after spring break this year. In early February, I'll meet with the staff involved to formulate our training and testing calendar.
- Author Visit: Additional information on Roland Smith's visit will be out on Tuesday. Marcia has ordered his books from Powell and they will be discounted 20% for students/staff.
- Technology: As you all know, our wireless can be a little slow. HSD has just completed a wireless upgrade to all middle and high schools. Elementary schools will be upgraded in 2016. Until then, all elementary schools will receive two moveable wireless access points to increase access and performance. We should receive ours in a week or two.
- Congratulations to Heather on her new position in transportation. Heather is usually the first contact person for our students and families. I have always appreciated her genuine warmth, caring and respect when she interacts with our school community. Good luck Heather!
- Reuter took the initiative to change out a ragged basketball net for a new one. This might seem like a small thing to people, but Reuter's relentless effort to make our school building/environment the best is a gift.
- Robin had a professor from Pacific University guest speak on his travels to Antartica. I was fortunate enough to watch about 15 minutes. His pictures were absolutely stunning and her students were amazed. Having experts come in to speak is a wonderful way to bring what students are learning alive. By the way, I learned that the Antartica is the largest desert in the world.
- Heather's students were formulating their own math equations using an ant tunnel activity. Students were extremely engaged with 96% on-task. Using activities like this makes learning a lot of fun.
- Jill was leading a small reading group on identifying different text structures. She continually asked students to explain their thinking and allowed wait time. Having students explain their thinking, allows both them and their peers the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the content.