The Week Ahead Memo

State Road Elementary School

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Events This Week!

NWEA Testing Continues!

Our Winter NWEA Testing Window continues this week and ends on Wednesday, Jan 27. Please make sure that you add your classes to our NWEA Winter Testing Schedule ( Please refer to the documents that Melody sent out as a refresher, or ask Alisha or me for help!

Also, please use this link to list your absent students:

Staff Meeting

Our next Staff Meeting is TOMORROW morning, Wednesday, Jan. 20 beginning at 7:35am in the Media Center. Snacks will be ready by 7:30am!

Child Study Team Meeting

We have a Child Study / SAT Meeting this Thursday morning at 7:45am in the Conference Room.

Math-in-Focus PARENT NIGHT!

This Thursday night is our district Math-in-Focus PARENT NIGHT from 5-8pm at Ellen St.

Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible!

As we get started in this new year, I want us all to make the extra effort to promote, practice, and model our Daily Affirmation of being Safe, Respectful, and Responsible. Please continue to escort your students to/from Specials and remind them of our shared expectations while working independently in the halls or travelling with a friend to other locations throughout the building. Thank you all for your continued help with this!


I will be out of the building:

Wednesday afternoon for a meeting at the Board Office

Friday morning for a GISD Elem. Principals Meeting


Round 1 of our Observations are done and I will continue with Round 2 this week. The 'Noticings’ and ‘Wonderings’ sections will focus on the Dimension of (CP) Curriculum & Pedagogy and (CEC) Classroom Environment & Culture for our Round 2 observations. If I have my laptop it will be an observation; if I'm in the classroom without it, I'm just visiting! :-)

  • Observations - We will again conduct a minimum of 3 observations for the year (district continuity).
  • Observation Time - 10-30 min of lesson scripting and another 15 minutes of coding.
  • I should be able to access or view your daily lesson plans with assigned standards.
  • The first two observations will be unannounced. The third observation may be scheduled as agreed upon by the teacher and administrator.
  • We will have a Dimension focus during each observation (up to two dimensions). The dimension focus areas will be the areas that the Noticings and Wonderings will be derived.

Culture of Learning

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What's Happening Next Week?

  • Our next LEO's Family Night is Thursday, Jan. 28
  • There are Half Days for students on Thursday, Jan. 28 and Friday, Jan. 29
  • The end of Semester 1 is Friday, Jan. 29


  • Grades DUE in PowerSchool on Monday, Feb. 1 by 8:45am
  • Intervention Team Meetings on Tuesday, Feb. 2 during your planning time
  • Print and Stuff Report Cards & MSTEP Reports
  • Report Cards & MSTEP Reports sent home with students
  • The Fenton Ed Foundation's WINTER BLUES DINNER is Friday night, Feb. 5 beginning at 6:30pm! It would be great to have a ton of State Road staff attend this FUN event! Click the link for more info and ticket information!!winter-blues-dinner--fundraiser/cz1c