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January 5-8

The Week at a Glance:

Tuesday, January 5th We will #CelebrateTuesday Let's kick off 2016 in our Dragon Wear and Jeans! Start the year by spreading some love....Drop Someone Today!

Fire Drill

Wednesday, January 6th: BLT Meeting 3:40

Thursday, January 7th: FSP BOE Meeting 6:00 p.m.

Friday, January 8th: I am on the road today with Dr. Stiepleman! I have heard for 2 years the amazing that is Epic Elementary in Liberty, Missouri. Dr. Stiepleman invited me to join him and a team learning from them of their story of learning targets and much more! I can’t wait to come back and share my learning

It’s our January Birthday Carry In! Happy, Happy Birthday friends!

We are honoring or Distinguished Dragons today! 2:30 K-2

Take the time to Drop Someone in the New Year!

Welcome to the Family!

As we usher in 2016 we are expanding our Dragon family! I know each of you will warmly welcome our new friends! Please take a moment to stop by and show some Dragon Love!

Katie Dunn: Katie will be an amazing addition to the library serving as our Instructional Assistant. We are excited for her enthusiasm for the library and her patient and quiet demeanor! Looking forward to your new and innovative ideas!

Taryn Wall: Taryn is a native to CoMo and has come home to join the Dragon family! Recently, she has been teaching in Texas, but we are excited to welcome her to the 2nd grade team! Her enthusiasm, compassion, and kindness are contagious! Stop by to say, Ye'Haw and Welcome to the family!

Sarah Johnson: Sarah comes to us from Battle Elementary and will be assisting in special education! We appreciate her making the move as our numbers continue to grow! We appreciate her commitment and flexibility to ensure all our students are able to find success! She is inquisitive, she is friendly and we welcome her to the family!

Starting the Year off Right: Relationships and Expectations

It is ALL ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS! As we return take some time to re-connect and re-new those relationships with your students! How will you build your team? How will you re-connect?? Class meeting? a game?? Take some time in these first few days back to establish goals for the new year and resolve to rejuvenate your classroom and grade level teams!

Beginning 2016 Teaching our Expectations: We will re-teach and re-view our School Wide Expectations and what it looks like as we usher in 2016! Ensuring our Dragon Expectations are clear Team Accountability has worked tirelessly to craft lessons on what it looks like in the classroom. Additionally, we will be practicing our Safe Spot and Buddy Room Expectations. Don't forget to reinforce "what it looks like" in the hallway, in the cafeteria, at recess, and on the bus.

We will begin CELEBRATING THE POSITIVE In 2016! So excited to be looking to Positive Referrals! The details are being crafted with powerful grade level discussions but we are looking to kick these off after our AMAZING Schoolwide Teaching of our Expectations during January 5-8. We will say "what it looks like."

No need to input electronically!We are looking at creating CARBONS that you can turn in

to the office with the student! We will post one on a wall and the other will go home with the student!

Thanks for Celebrating the Positive as we look forward to an Super 16!

It is a GREAT DAY to be a DRAGON!

Gathering the Data

The dates have been set for the remaining DATA Summits and Monthly Data Meetings

January 25 (K-2) and 26 (3-5) data summits

February 18

March 24

none in April because of testing

May 16 (K-2) and 17 (3-5) data summits


Additionally, grade levels please, please, please review the Reading Data Decision Rules! This will serve as our guide for the data discussions! Here is the link:

K-2 Data Summit January 25th

2nd grade 8:00-10:30

Kindergarten: 10:40-1:10

1st grade: 1:20-3:50

*A shout out to our Intervention teams for their work to join us for both days of learning!

3-5 Data Summit: January 26th

3rd grade 8:00-10:30

4th grade: 10:40-1:10

5th grade: 1:20-3:50