Elementary Principals' Newsletter

January 2020

Time for a Fresh Start

January is a great time to re-establish expectations for both staff and students. Reminding not only students but staff what your expectations are and giving feedback it a great way to start a new year. Correcting habits that have started or that you have noticed can be addressed as a new year reminder.


What are some pesky problems or areas that need to be addressed with your staff?

What are some pesky problems or areas that need to be addressed with your students?


What would your expectations be for your staff? Do they know it? How could you communicate?

What would your expectations be for your students? Do they know it? How could you communicate?

MEMSPA Mindfulness Workshop Information

Literacy Leaders

*If you haven't given the Literacy Survey--try to do that--it connects to school improvement*

*Focused on Schoolwide Practice #6

Safari Club International

If you are interested, please contact Carl Griffin:

cgriffin35752@gmail.com

(248) 770-9983


Application for safari -->

https://www.sciflint.com/educator-application/



Outdoor Expo: March 13th, 2020

Dort Federal Event Center

1:00-8:00 p.m.

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New Legislative Requirements for Career Exploration

Click HERE for the link to the reference sheet.

Social Studies Revised Standards Update

Michigan Social Studies Standards: A Bird's Eye View Presentation


If you have staff that needs access to my resources stored in Google Drive, have them send me an email (rsovis@geneseisd.org) with the request.

Ligon New Programming for MS and HS

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Spotlight-MDE

Each week, Spotlight on Student Assessment and Accountability provides you with time sensitive, important information on student assessments and accountability. Don’t miss critical information -- Please click the following link for the January 16, 2020 edition of Spotlight on Student Assessment and Accountability.

Dr. Tammy Pawloski Update and Debrief

Learning to Date:

Strategy #1: Building Relationships

Strategy #2: Reducing Stress

Strategy #3: Increasing Status

Strategy #4: Motivation



  • Your district team should be sharing the information with their staff
  • Using the information, teachers to decide what THEY are going to do in their classroom
  • Teachers should be then writing a plan and collecting data


What initiatives are happening? To what extent are teachers creating plans? Impact?



https://sites.google.com/geneseeisd.org/gisdpovertymatters/home

Poverty Matters-A Listing of All Strategies

for a complete list of all of the strategies:


www.fmucenterofexcellence.org

Spelling Bee

Dear Principals, Curriculum directors and Spelling Bee Coordinators,

Below you will find links to the 2020 Genesee County Regional County Bee documents.



Schedule:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/184WUR5tI5r0CCxgVszA6WfKHUvOepKRLjCbx8NiGMJE/edit#gid=1738570301


Thanks,

Melissa and Linda

Professional Development Opportunities

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All Learning is Social & Emotional

When:

March 10, 2020

9:00 - 3:00 p.m.


Cost:

$165 per person

Teams of 3+ are $145 per person


Visit michiganascd.org to find the location closest to you!


To be invoiced, or if you have any questions, please contact Sara Bishop via email at sbishop@michiganascd.org.

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