Zitzman Elementary - August 5, 2018

A place where every child can succeed!

Important Dates:

8/6- Evaluate Training @ PHS 11 a.m.

8/7- Commercial Watch Party @ noon. District trainings for new teachers- See district flier

8/8- District trainings for new teachers- See district flier

8/9- District trainings for new teachers- See district flier

8/10- Kdg. Meet and Greet 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Curriculum Update

Dr. Schweirjohn is working with grade level chairs to get curriculum updated to share with teachers. A google document will be shared with teachers to view current curriculum. Your patience and understanding is appreciated during this transitional time. Dr. Schweirjohn and Mr. Quanz (Elementary Curriculum Coordinator) are working hard to get these documents to our teachers.

What do we share with parents at Open House? Mrs. Armstrong will have documents printed and ready for teachers to hand out that evening.

Technology Update

Technology was in our building Friday removing lease machines and preparing for the removal of the computer tables. Students in grades 3-5 will be one to one due to the support of the Technology Dept.'s 1:1 plan of adding 5th grade this year. Zitzman and PTO purchased grade level Chrome Carts for grades 3-5 which will allow our building to be close to 1:1 in grades 3 and 4 this year. Mrs. Carrico will be working with classroom teachers to assign Chromebooks to students and classrooms.

Each teacher in grades 3-5 will have 1 PC for the teacher to use and connect with the Smart Board.

Mr. Mark Welty (custodian) is goint to help hook up teacher computers to support the Tech. Dept.

District PD Trainings and Policies

We will review updated policies and DESE mandated trainings during our first staff meeting on August 13th. To save time, you may work ahead and watch the mandatory videos prior to Aug. 13th to allow staff to get into their classrooms ealier. See the information below to watch the videos. However, a few policies must be covered during our meeting.

  • View the video (39 minutes long), MUSIC Sexual Misconduct video on the following website: . Username- MVR-3 (no passwords). Click log me in. Go to interested in extra training. Go to MUSIC Sexual Misconduct Staff to Student training- go to full course training (6 sections- quiz is optional).
  • Youth Suicide Preventions Username- MVR-3 (no passwords). Click log me in. Go to interested in extra training. Go to Social and Behavior click Youth Suicide. Go to Jason Flatt Act Training. Go to Table of Contents to Suicide Prevention (7 minutes long).
  • Errors were found in the ZE Staff Handbook. It has been updated and will be in your staff binder for Aug. 13th.

Help Wanted

Zitzman has two open positions. 1 Special Education Personal Para and Speech and Language. Please help pass along these openings to friends.

Writing News

Lucy Calkins Writers Workshop kits have arrived. Each classroom teacher has a set for their use this year. The materials are in the office. Special Education Teachers need to see Mrs. Grodie to inform her of the grade level kit you need to meet your students needs. Only one kit will be purchased for each SPED teacher, so work together to get mulitple grades covered and collaborate with those resources.

2019 Niche Best Schools Report

Check out Zitzman's scores based on key statistics from the U.S Department of Education and reviews. Each staff member at Zitzman is making our place of learning the school of choice. I am honored to serve and lead this amazing school community. Game ON! Leading children to be successful citizens in our communty. Congratulations!