Lewis Ledger - Week 4

August 19, 2018

Sunny Heights is where everyone is valued and respected. Our vision is to inspire a passion for learning in a student-centered, family friendly environment.

Week 4

15 days into the new school year and am very proud of the work being done daily by everyone. As we continue to get to know our students, families, and colleagues we are able to identify areas of need and support. Please continue to be positive in your interactions and intentional about building relationships!


Shout Out to Cassie Brainard for putting together an awesome "show your work" Edulastic sheet!

Shout Out to everyone that participated in the picture contest! We have some real photographers on staff!!

Shout Out to everyone that dedicated time this week to fill coverage gaps in the cafeteria and classrooms once again!

Shout Out to Greg Butler for taking on traffic controlling in the morning as the car rider line begins to form. Things really have improved in the morning.

Data Blast

Our current attendance rate is 95%. The goal is for students to be at school 97% of days or better. We are beginning to dig into some attendance data deeper as increasing student attendance will be one our school improvement goals. How as the classroom teacher can you help increase student attendance?

Events at a Glance

PTA Family Game Night - Thursday, August 23rd 6:00-8:00pm. This is an informal and very fun evening with students and families. There is a sign up sheet in the office. You may contact Jennifer Rogers with questions.

Week at a Glance - Click on the link to see a view of this week's events

Professional Development and Meeting Calendar - click this link to view updated professional development and Wednesday meetings

Staff Focus and Action Items

Tier I Classroom PBIS - Continue to review the PBIS Tier I information shared last week (I know it was a lot). Reach out to the committee for questions or clarification. It is very important that we commit to the process and provide consistency for EVERYONE. We will see the results that we are striving for if everyone is committed to being part of the TEAM!

Title I and Back to School Night - Monday, August 27th will be our Title I and Back to School Night. The Title 1 presentation will be in the cafeteria from 6:00-6:30pm, then Back to School Night will be from 6:30-7:30pm. Flyers will be sent home this week.

The Safe Schools (3rd Reminder) training memo from HR was sent out recently. Remember to complete your required trainings. Safe Schools Directions & Link (Link to the Login Procedures) The Blood Borne Pathogens training is the first one required.

Social Studies & Reading Support (seriously!) - If you would like me to come in to teach a social studies lesson for your class, please let me know a time, day, and topic that would work. Also, let me know if you would like me to come read a story to your class.

Social Emotional Learning Tip of the Week

I will continue to share with you resources and information regarding Trauma Informed Care in the classroom. Here is an article focusing on the effect of empathy in the classroom.

Visuals - Perseverance

"Permanence, perseverance, and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities; it is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak." - Thomas Carlyle

Big picture

Resources & Reminders

Teacher Data Collection Form (2nd notice) - Please fill out Teacher Data Collection Form when applicable; this was very helpful to support good data discussions throughout the year last year. Be sure to select your classroom tab before entering data.

Professional Growth (2nd notice) - A couple reminders in regards to professional growth expectations: PGP points should be uploaded into your SFS so that they can be applied to your evaluation; everyone should have a professional learning goal that they have set with Mercedes.