Tiger Beat

Acton Weekly Update 11/22/19

Things to Know

English Language Learners Spotlight

We will be sharing information and strategies on ways to support our EL learners. However, these are GOOD strategies for ALL students.
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The Acton Link

Click here for a list of helpful school specific links.

PBIS Central

Click here for anything and everything Acton PBIS.

19/20 SOS Form

Print this off and fill it out or make a copy and send to Brook.

Coaches Corner

Upcoming dates:

Q2C2 Pre-assessment given 11/25

Data discussed 11/26

Q2C2 post/benchmark given by 12/20

Q2C2 data entered by 1/3

Data discussed on 1/8

Airways window: 12/2-12/13

Guided Reading MOY Jan 6th-Jan 17th

Data Discussions: There are no written documentation expectations during data discussions. The expectation is that grade levels are holding quality conversations using their data to form groups, discuss interventions, and to work on mini-lessons, IRAs, and GR templates.

Reminder: A fluent lesson can extend to 5 days if you need more time to work on the comprehension skill or the guided writing portion.

If you have fluent students that are transitional spellers according to your Word Knowledge Inventory, use the transitional lesson plans in order to work on the word study areas of struggle.

Guided Reading

Just a reminder, here are some lesson plan cheat sheets that outline the page numbers to use as reference for completing the lesson plan templates:

Have a restful, refreshing weekend!


19/20 Collaboration Schedule

Tuesday and Wednesday PD Schedules. This may change and will be updated throughout the year.

Counselor Corner


After Tuesday and reading some articles I have been thinking a lot about the impact of this job on teachers/all staff. I found this article on teacher trauma. It speaks both on personal trauma and vicarious trauma from working with students who have experienced some serious trauma. We learn a lot about how to be trauma-informed with our students which is SO important, but I also think it is just as important to check in with yourself and remember you are human too.


I thought the video below and goes hand in hand with those thoughts and was a good Conscious Discipline motivator. It depicts the frustrations/hardships of being a teacher and the stress of having to be so many things for your students. It helped remind me that CD is a big shift that is not going to happen overnight. I see so many exciting things happening here at Acton and we are just getting started!

School Family: The Story of Fern Creek (Documentary Trailer)

Coming Up

MOY Airways Assessment Window 12/2-12/13

Monday 11/25:

9:00 EH Conference-Greene

4th Grade Field Trip

Tuesday 11/26:

Collaboration: CFA Data Discussions

8:15 OH Conference-Brooks

Thanksgiving BREAK!

Monday 12/2: Special Education Educators Appreciation Day

9:00 1st Grade CFA Planning

10:30 Evacuation Drill

12:45 MJ Conference-Krug

1:45 3rd Grade CFA Planning

Tuesday 12/3:

Collaboration: CD Video #5

Fifth Grade Field Trip

9:00 2nd CFA Planning

1:45 4th CFA Planning

Wednesday 12/4:

Collaboration: PBIS Review of Behavior Logs and Perceptual Data

12 Days of December Begins!

First Grade Field Trip

1:45 5th CFA Planning


District Wide Ugly Sweater Contest


2 Evac Drill

2 SPED Appreciation Day

2-13 MOY AIRWays

5 PTO meetings

6 Cookies with Santa

9 Pro Act (BWB)

12 3rd grade winter program/Choir Concert

13 Pro Act (BWB)

16 -Jan 3 Teacher Window open

20 All Pro Dads

20 All School sing a long and winter parties

20 End of semester

23-1/6/19 Winter Break

FTCSC Hedgehog Focus

The Hedgehog Concept is based on an ancient Greek parable that states, "The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing." ... Hedgehogs, however, simplify the world and focus on a single, overarching vision, which they then achieve.

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