Friday Focus

JSE Staff May 1st

"Love Your People" 4 STAR PEOPLE, that is!


A bittersweet way to start a Friday...gathering for our last breakfast of the school year with our JSE family! This truly has been a special time for us all. Thank you for your time in preparing and enjoying breakfast each month!

Looking forward to staff appreciation week. Your 100% commitment to "Every Student...Every Day" is what makes us a 4 STAR school!

You have a special week ahead:

Monday - Kick off the week with Cake from your JSE office

Tuesday - Cinco de Mayo Favorites

Wednesday - PTO appreciates all you do for our students and community!

PTO Support staff breakfast in Rm. 105 at 9am.

Thursday - Lunch provided courtesy of PTO and National School Nurse Day

Friday - Thank you for making our students "smart as cookies!"

School Improvement Plans: Thank you for your commitment to implement our goals this year. We will begin next Wednesday with an all staff meeting in room 105 and then Committees will meet separately to update our plan. Please review the plan and be thinking of our current and future goals. Bring innovative ideas, thoughts, and questions to our meetings. The plan is in a folder on the shared teacher drive.

ISTEP resumes Tuesday. Thank you for your digital citizenship:)

Our Focus: "What more can I(WE) do for this child to prepare him for the next level?"

Have a wonderful weekend!


Professional Development This Week:

Monday Mike will meet with grades 3-5

Wednesday Staff Meeting/PL221 Committees

HIGH ABILITY: UTSC is enhancing our HA program by increasing staff collaboration in our efforts to address the needs of our HA students. We will be creating a team at each school to discuss and support HA students. This team will meet once a month, similarly to our RtI team. If you have any questions or would like to be a part of this team next year please let me know.

What Great Teachers Do Differently #4 Great Teachers know who is the variable in the classroom: They are. Good teachers consistently strive to improve, and they focus on something they can control--their own performance.

Cont. Class Lists

Creating class lists: The Student Information Forms are in the mailbox room. Please have the information forms complete before we meet during your team plan to divide students. 3,4,5 will meet on May 13th and K,1,2 will meet on the 14th during team plans. I would like this process complete by May 15th. As we discussed, the plan is to have a list back to you to check and then provide you with a draft of next year's class list before the end of the year. Any questions please let me know! UPDATE: Stacey will be touching base with you to plan for special education students in creating class lists.

Important Reminders:

  • Retention Conferences
  • Reinforce the characteristics of Take Responsible Risks and Confidence.
  • ISTEP, Acuity, I-READ and MClass windows are listed on the Google Calendar.
  • E-mail Chris/Nick to get on the "Highlight my students on the JSE News" Calendar!
  • Art Connect Hour
  • Please turn in 100% effort work to me periodically. **My box is empty!