Busy Bee Leader Board
See the Good. See the Need. See the Whole. See the Possible.
Leaders of Learning
This week's nominees:
Lisa Michno: I would like to nominate Lisa Michno for always being so willing to share. She is considerate and truly gets the "our" kids philosophy.
Diane Allen: I'd like to nominate Diane Allen for arriving BEFORE 7:00 EVERY DAY to run the Earobics Lab!
JoEllen Richter: Going the extra mile to lighten my load this week. Thank you!
Making our Hive Thrive
K – Teachers were seeking additional ways to plan collaboratively.
K- Teachers provided instructional assistance and shared literacy assignments to ensure student achievement.
1st – A teacher volunteered her time to help assess “our kids.”
2nd – Teachers are collaborating and working hard to increase rigor and student engagement when preparing literacy assignments.
All Grade Levels – Every child, every day has been demonstrated by all grade levels and the concept of “our kids” radiates throughout the campus!
Setting off the alarm
Several staff members have asked me for the link to subscribe to the Remind app. Here it is:
Clarification regarding Edmodo Post
Feedback on our half day of Professional Development
Reminder from Damita Nocton
Off Campus Lunches
There have been some questions regarding staff members leaving campus to go to lunch during the day when we have students on campus. Please know that I understand your desire to do some team building and we all know that food helps us to do so. However, there are many days built into our calendar this year where team members will be able to get away to eat lunch in order to have some quality time together without students. I have serious concerns with having teachers/assistants off campus during the school day when students are on campus. If we have students on campus, we should have their teachers here supervising them. Therefore, please arrange to eat lunch off campus on the early release days as well as the full day district PD days:
I am willing to adjust the half day schedule to allow more time for lunch off campus. However, assistants will need to clock out and then clock back in upon returning. We would need to hold our PD from 1:00-3:00. Keep in mind--all of our half days are on Fridays so adjusting the schedule would mean our sessions do not end until 3:00 on a Friday. Please send us an email with the consensus reached by your various teams regarding the schedule for our half days. Will we begin at 12:30 or 1:00? Thank you.
Change to PLC schedule for Traditional
- DreamBox Math Data Analysis will be moved in order for all teachers to participate together.
- Collaborative Planning meetings will take the place of that meeting.
- The October Admin meeting will be held after school on October 1st. Please have your data cards completed and bring them to that meeting. All teams will meet in the Media Center.
- October 8 is Staff Meeting therefore teams will need to determine a different date to meet this week.
- Collaborative Planning can occur as needed after school--teams determine frequency and date (until YR returns).
September 22-26: Intersession Camp
September 29-October 3: Intersession Camp
September 24: TR teams meet after school (Dreambox PD has been postponed)
September 26: All Assistants off campus 10:30-12:30 "Eight Mathematical Practices"
October 1: Marci off campus for Principals Meeting
October 1: Admin PLC team meetings
- 3:00-4:00 in the Media Center (all 3 teams)
- Bring your data cards and Tonya will lead discussion about grouping students for Intervention/Enrichment block
October 8: Staff Meeting (TR only) Officer Kelso to present Lockdown procedures/Vote on School Improvement Plan
October 9: Fall Curriculum Night (TR)
October 15: group 1 of 2nd grade--Walking Career Fair
October 15: Staff Meeting (YR only)--Officer Kelso to present Lockdown procedures/Vote on School Improvement Plan
October 15: SIT Meeting
October 16: RIF/Read-a-thon
October 16: Data PLC team meetings
- YR--review data from mClass, SRI and Teacher Working Conditions Survey
- TR--discuss PM data--how is intervention block going?
October 17: Early Release/Differentiated PD
October 20: STEAM Lab Ribbon Cutting Assembly
October 21: School Improvement Visit from District Leadership (8:30-10:00)
October 23: TR 1st and 2nd grade to grade math assessments during PLC
October 24: Mike Rutherford Coaching with Marci
October 24: Assistants off campus 10:30-12:30 "Building Number Sense)
October 24: Fall Fest
October 27: Traditional Parent/Teacher Conferences; YR Teacher Workday
October 28-29: Marci in Raleigh for Bridging the Gap Conference
October 29: Faculty Staff meeting with Dr. Grimesey (3:00-3:45)
October 30: YR teams move cards to reflect most recent Progress Monitoring data
November 3: Instructional Rounds
November 4: District PD (morning is school based; afternoon is district based)
November 5: Instructional Rounds
November 6: Fall Curriculum Night (YR)
November 10: Teacher Workday
November 11: Holiday
November 12: Marci off campus for Principals Meeting
November 12: Staff meeting
November 17: Vertical Team PLCs
November 19: Vertical Team PLCs
November 19: SIT Meeting
November 20: TR teams move cards to reflect most recent Progress Monitoring data
November 26-28: Thanksgiving Break