Cool Cat News

September 22-26

Principal Brief

The Fundamental Five

Excellent job with lesson frames. I see goals and student products posted! Keep up the great work with framing the lesson.

Conferences

Krista and I are looking forward to meeting with you over the next few weeks. Please bring with you; data you have collected, a plan for how you will meet your students' needs, goals for your growth (we will ask about writing!), and strategies and action steps that you are implementing.

Walkthroughs

The best part of my day is being in your classrooms. You show passion for what you do everyday and it is contagious! This week will be a hectic one, with lots of professional learning. I am looking forward to seeing how you will implement your new learning so that your students will continue to have the best.

Celebrations

RTI team rocks! Thanks to all of you for meeting individual needs. The first 9 weeks we are beefing up Tier 1 instruction. Document what strategies you are using whole group and we will continue to monitor student progress.

Each first grade teacher has set up a class facebook page! Awesome way to communicate to parents the great things that are going on in your classroom.

Important Dates This Week:

9/22

Staff Meeting, 3:00-3:30, Dr. Vinson to review Bond Election

9/23

Shawna will be at principal meeting, 8:30-12:00, Krista at Region X all day

9/24 Early Release 12:30pm, Krista is at Region X all day.

Grade Rotation Lunch Lunch Duty

K 8:15 - 8:55, 11:00- 11:30 Williams/Acosta/Harris

1st 9:00 - 9:40, 11:15- 11:45 Parker/M.Wilson

2nd 9:45 -10:20, 11:15- 11:45 Parker/M.Wilson

3rd 10:25 -11:05, 11:30- 12:00 Parker/M.Wilson

4th 7:30- 8:10, 11:00 - 11:30 Williams/Acosta/Harris

Professional Development with Teddi from 1-3:15 in library. All preK-4 teachers who teach reading, and all teachers pre-k-4 that teach writing will need to attend. Instructional para's need to attend as well.

1-2:15 Writer's Worskhop (Prek-4 writing teachers)

2:15-3:15 Comprehension Toolkit Introduction (K-4 teachers who teach reading. Please bring the Comprehension Toolkit with you to professional development)

If you do not teach either reading or writing, please plan in your content area.

9/25

Stemscopes/science PLCs's in the PLC room. Bring IFD's with you. Krista is at Region X all day.

9/26

We made it!!! hooray!!! Take a breath and wear your comfy jeans and spirit wear!