Cordelia Hills

Staff Update, 12/9/2019

Glows and Grows

Glows: Your staff meeting responses from our meeting last week were greatly appreciated. The vast majority of the feedback was simple, direct, and easy to implement. Thank you for the time you spent on the task. I got to see a fantastic student goal display in Mrs. Gaba's class last week. Well designed and student friendly! Many thanks to Mrs. Chun-Remick for helping with Class VR. Also, congratulations to Mr. Linnet for wrapping up his first trimester of admin classes! Finally, thanks to Ms. Carnahan for covering the office for me this past Tuesday.

Grows: I really struggled with coming up with something meaningful for this part this week. So I will ask you, if you were to step out of your body for a moment and watch yourself teach, what reflective question would you ask yourself about your instructional practices? About your classroom and classroom culture? About your students?

California School Climate Survey, Staff Version

Our annual California School Climate Survey is out and available. While the survey is voluntary, we are aiming for 100% participation from all staff. Your time and thoughts on this confidential survey are greatly appreciated!! Link below:

Student Engagement

As mentioned at the staff meeting, there are plenty of auxiliary student engagement tools. I know days/weeks/months get busy and time passes quickly but check out the array of robotics available. Additionally, take advantage of any dry weather and get your students out to our garden. And many thanks to those that are able to participate in the student choir performances this year. While all of these activities can seem secondary to the instructional work you do day to day, they are important factors in keeping our students engaged and well rounded.

District Student of the Month for CHE

Ranbeer Singh, 5th grade, is our District Student of the Month for December 2019. He will be recognized at the Governing Board Meeting on Thursday, December 12th starting at 6:00 PM. The recognitions take place right at the start and everyone is welcome to attend!

Trotter Calendar

As always, you should have access to my calendar. I will send it out just in case. Here are some upcoming highlights:

12/9: Healthy Kids Survey Window (5th grade), Ed Equity Visit, Elementary Level Admin Mtg

12/12: School Board Meeting @ 6:00/SOM presentation for R. Singh

12/13: Student of the Month Lunch

12/13: Annual Winter Event hosted by PTA, 5:00-8:00 PM, MPR

12/16: EPAC and SITE ADMIN PD 2-5

12/17: Staff meeting, grade level collaboration

12/19: MTSS Cohort Meeting

12/20: Mid Year Check in with CB and ML @ 9:45

12/23-1/3: NO School, Winter Break

Attendance, Student and Staff/Reminder!

If you are concerned about a student who is missing school, reach out to the family or to Karen and we will work on making a contact with a family to chat through whatever is going on. Sometimes, a postcard or good news referral for a student missing school goes a long way.

Remember, I track school wide attendance here! One of the best things we can do to find success for our students is to celebrate their presence and to make sure we are the ones leading them each day! Thanks for your commitment.

Staff Meeting Resources!--UPDATED this week

Slide deck for Small Group Instruction here!

November Staff Meeting

Update Slide Deck for Module 2

FIA Assessment here

Online Referral System (Use your google sign in to log-in)

MTSS Request for Assistance/SSTs

Request for Assistance. This form comes to me directly.

CH SST Form. This form goes to Sandi Fallon.

PBIS/MTSS Need to know. "

Donors Choose

Many of you put together some awesome "" requests. As a school, your work to gain donations to use for specific projects, supplies, activities, and furniture from the community is appreciated! A few things:

1. Please let me know if you have submitted a Donors Choose project. Send me the link and I will be sure to include it in my parent newsletter and on our Facebook page.

2. If the project includes furniture, it must be approved by our purchasing department. If you send me the specs ahead of time, I have no issue sending it to the appropriate staff for approval.

3. Send me any photos AFTER the arrival of the project and I will also include that in any parent newsletter/FB/IG post.

PTA Calendar, 2019-2020