Jeffries Weekly Update

Monday, April 11-15, 2016

2016-2017 Leadership Team Agenda & Feedback Needed! (K-5 Teachers): DUE MONDAY 4-11-16!

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This Week's Events:

Sunday, April 10- Happy birthday, Liz Cooper

April 11- April 17 MAP Testing

Monday, April 11- 4th Grade MAP Testing (ELA Session 1 from 9-11AM; ELA Session 2 from 1:30-3:00PM); Liz at Alternative Elementary Program Planning mtg. at the Bentley building 2-4PM (Trisha Baugh is Teacher in Charge for emergencies only)

Tuesday, April 12– 4th Grade MAP Testing (ELA Session 3 from 9-10:30AM); 5th Grade ELA Session 1 (1:15-3:00PM); K Performs for school at 2PM (5th grade may still be MAP testing and may not be able to join); Professional Learning/Faculty Mtg. 4-5PM in Tabitha Eutsler's Room (bring your device); PTA General Mtg. with K Performance at 7PM

Wednesday, April 13– Liz out (1/2 day- AM) for Principal Mtgs.- Trisha Baugh is Teacher in Charge; 4th Grade Math Session 1 (9-10:30AM) and 5th Grade ELA Session 4 (1:15-3:00PM); Parents as Teachers K-Prep 12:30 & Future Jaguars 1:30-2:15PM

Thursday, April 14- Watch DOG: Brandon Essary; Mid-4th Quarter; K Field Trip to the Zoo; MAP Testing: 4th Grade Math Session 2 (9-10:30AM) & 5th Grade ELA Session 4 (1:15-3:00PM)

Friday, April 15- Professional Learning Day; Leadership Day at Osage Beach Elementary for those who signed up. For those not attending Leadership Day, you are to complete 1 hr. of Professional Learning of your choice (Google Apps for Education; CANVAS; Glass Classroom Exploring; visit another school to get ideas for flexible seating, co-teaching, etc. & then Professional Work!

Upcoming Events

Monday, April 18- SPS Teacher Appreciation Banquet 5:30PM-? (ticketed event). See below to sign up on Google Docs!

Tuesday, April 19- 5th grade students go to the Cardinals Game 9-1:30PM (tentatively)

Friday, April 22- Watch DOG Appreciation Breakfast (current Watch DOGS and their kids only- in the library) 8:00-8:30AM; Last Day for library checkout (books can be kept until May 2); Springfield Orchestra Percussion Ensemble Assembly 9:30AM (for interested grade levels, K-5)- in the gym; Major Saver Limo/CiCi's Pizza lunch for qualified students from 10:45-1:00PM; 3rd Grade Science Fair in the Gym 1:30-3:00PM;

Student Council sponsors: Light it Up Run 8PM

Monday, April 25- Liz out all day for Professional Learning Advisory Committee;

Carver 6th Grade Orientation (at Carver) 6:30PM

Tuesday, April 26- 1st grade field trip- Discovery Center; Liz out 1/2 day (PM only) for Family Illness (Bella has ortho surgery)

Wednesday, April 27- 4th grade students go to the Cardinals Game 9-1:30PM; Administrative Professional Day (Secretary's Day)

Thursday, April 28- Jeffries Fine Arts Night (5:30-6:30PM); Earthquake drill

Friday, April 29- SPLS Planning Day (Liz, Rachelle, Shelly, Kristie, Joyce and Wrendy attend all day); 3D Club Celebration (12-2PM) 3D end of year auction/celebration for 4th and 5th grade library workers

Saturday, April 30- Color Run "Jaguars"

Sunday, May 1- Teachers (on cycle)- Summative Evaluations due

Monday, May 2- 3rd grade students go to the Cardinals game 9-1:30PM

Monday, May 2-May 6- Teacher Appreciation Week; Buy One Get One Free Book Fair

Tuesday, May 10- 4th Grade Field Trip to the Frontier Theatre (approx. 9-2:30PM); Ronald McDonald "On the Inside" assembly for K-2 (1:00PM); Faculty Mtg./Professional Learning from 4-5PM

Wednesday, May 11- All City Orchestra Concert at Glendale H.S. 7PM;

School Nurse Appreciation Day

Thursday, May 12- Character Ed./Goal Setting Assembly with Real Encounter

Friday, May 13- Field Day

Saturday, May 14- Ridgecrest presents: Jeffries Family Day (with Real Encounter)

Tuesday, May 17- End of the Year Celebration Assembly (K-5)- 9:30AM & Perfect Attendance Lunch/Limo to Incredible Pizza (tentative) with Dr. Cooper

Wednesday, May 18- Talent Show

Thursday, May 19- Last day of School

Jeffries MAP Testing & iReady Testing Schedule


Note: Those who typically have computer classes during scheduled MAP times will have computer class in their classrooms (no changes in specialty times).

Google for Education Training

Want to begin training modules so you can work at your own speed on learning all about Google? I have invited you to a CANVAS training for Google. I would highly encourage you to begin going through the online courses.

Sign Up to Attend a Night of Appreciation- Jeffries Tables

Click Here- We have 3 tables sponsored!
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EXPLORE 2016- Jeffries Liaison: Caitlyn Mercado

1. Enrollment Flyers: Send home EXPLORE flyers Friday! Collect & put in Caitlyn's mailbox.

2. Classroom EXPLORE Message (Thursday, March 24)- mandatory by EXPLORE office: To encourage enrollment for EXPLORE!, I am to come around to each classroom and talk with the kids about what it’s about and what their session options are. I am creating presentations for the various grade levels and only be in there 15 minutes. I have created a sign-up sheet, if you will click the link below and sign up for a 15 minute slot please. I have to visit every single class. However, there are 23 teachers, and I can only get 21 slots in a day. If you and another teacher want to team-up, I am okay with talking to 2 classes at once. Just put both names on the sign-up sheet.

Visit Jeffries' Art Work!

You are invited to see featured artwork from our Jeffries students at the annual All-School Art Exhibit!

The exhibit is on display at the Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E Brookside, from Sunday, March 20 to Sunday, May 8!

Museum hours are:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9:00-5:00

Thursday: 9:00-8:00

Sunday: 1:00-5:00

As always, admission is FREE!

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