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Principal's Weekly Communication -Week of January 1/4

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Our fifth meeting was productive. We partnered up to review our current behavior matrix. Solidifying the matrix builds the foundation for our universal expectations school wide. When we are all speaking the same language and having the same expectations our students thrive and staff feels connected. We held our student session to gain valuable feedback on our proposed matrix. I was very impressed with our students. They had really good suggestions for our PBIS team to consider. The team reviewed these suggestions at our last committee meeting. We also agreed on our voice levels to be used through the different parts of the building. Since the updates were already communicated here, we made the decision not to repeat information at December's staff mtg. Our next meeting will be to firm up the matrix and start looking at office referral forms, classroom managed vs office managed behavior and definitions of the behaviors.

Our work can be found in the:

PBIS Folder

Our next meeting will be on Jan.8th

School Improvement Planning Through Rising Star

Our team reviewed our PARCC data. PARCC student results will go home to students on December 18th. Click Husmann .pdf above to access our building's report card. At our upcoming staff meeting we will look at grade level reports and review how to read them. Overall, Husmann has much to celebrate. We were above or at the district and state averages.

We also had quality discussions about our indicators. We will present to the board the goals and indicators that we presented to staff on Institute Day.

At our January meeting we will be looking at putting together time for teams to review an upcoming unit of literacy with Interventionist to to differentiate by target, enhanced, and prerequisite. The unit plans also differentiate learning activities among various modes of instruction – whole-class instruction, independent work, small-group and station -based activities.

Learning Environment: CL8 The school culture supports teachers in practicing effective and responsive instruction to meet individual student needs.

Educator Quality: ID13 Instructional teams meet for blocks of time sufficient to develop and refine units of instruction and review student learning data.

Teaching and Learning: IIB04 Teachers differentiate instruction based on assessment results to provide support for some students and enhance learning opportunities for others.

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Ozzie's Reading Club

Hello all,

I placed a packet, poster, and bookmarks for you to use for Ozzie's Reading Club. This will start around 1/11/16 and go till 3/4/16, approximately 8 weeks. The directions are on the top page, and the letter to copy to go home is also included. The game dates for Husmann are Friday, April 8th or Friday, 4/22nd at 6:30pm. I wrote the date on the letter for parents.

If you have questions or need more bookmarks please let me know. Happy Reading! Thank you!

Cathy Thurston

Domain 4b-f due January 20th

Non-tenured staff and tenured staff that is completing the performance evaluation process this year should complete this domain no later than January 20th in Teachscape.

MAP Report Information

This document contains information on the types of reports you can access from the NWEA site and how to read them.

2nd Joint Institute Day on Friday, January 15, 2016-Reaching All Learners

Dear Colleagues,

We are excited to bring everyone together again for our


Joint Institute Day on Friday, January 15, 2016. This video explains the purpose of our Joint Institute Day and how important it is for all of us to come together.

The Participation Expectation Guide will help prepare you for the day as well. It has been saved in our Husmann Central Folder under the Early Release Folder.

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We will communicate specific details related to meeting locations and groups the week of January 11.

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We look forward to seeing our teachers across all districts collaborate and share new ideas to better serve our students.


Dr. Tim Mahaffy, Superintendent Fox River Grove #3

​Mr. Brian Coleman, Superintendent Cary #26

Dr. Phil Bender, Superintendent Prairie Grove #46

Dr. Kathy Hinz, Superintendent Crystal Lake Elem #47

Dr. Johnnie Thomas, Superintendent CHSD #155

Online Key Check out System

This new online system was developed as a result of feedback from HUS CLETA team wanting more keys to check out on the weekend. We are unable to order more keys. This online system will allow staff to know who has a key and see their phone number to contact them in order to coordinate when to come and let each other in. Online access grants the visibility of who has a key from any location on your devices. Just a frenziedly reminder, if you are coming into the building it is best practice liability wise to have someone else with you. If someone were to get hurt someone else is here to help you.

Our Winter sign club will be 'caroling' on Friday.

Our Winter sign club will be 'caroling' on Friday. We invite all classes to join us out in the hallway and please sing along!

Our tentative schedule will be:

2:15 3rd/4th (we'll be at the corner of the hallways)

2:25 1st/2nd

2:35 Kindy/2nd grade (Mrs. Brayton, please join us!)

2:45 4th/5th

Let me know if you have any ?s

Happy Holidays!​

Susan Adducci

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District 47 Bravo Shout Out

Click the link below to give a “shout-out” to someone you think deserves recognition! Deadline for submission is the 15th of every month. Let Denise know if questions.

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  • Tina Serra rocks teaming up for "Book Talk Tuesdays" and for making the LMC a fun and productive place to be!

    Jenni Atkinson

  • Again a YOU ROCK to Lisa Noonan for helping our students log on for their MAP tests! You are appreciated!-KF

  • Anita rocks for playing the tone chime for the chorus concert.-DL

  • Lisa Noonan - Thank you for all of your help with MAP. You're amazing!

  • Thank you Social Committee for building morale in the building with spirit days and Secret Santa.

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