for the week of September 19, 2016
- 9.19.16-Leadership Workshops 12:30-2:30
- 9.20.16-Fire Drill
- 9.20.16-K-Kids Meeting
- 9.21.16-Wear your Lead Stong T-shirt
- 9.22.16-Action Team Meetings-Meet in the Media Center 3:20 pm
- 9.23.16-Homecoming game vs East Jackson
MCS Foundation and United Way
Earlier this week, Laura sent you this, "Just a reminder that if you would like to give to MCSF and/or United Way you need to turn in your completed form no later than Friday, September 16, 2016." We are now extending the deadline until Monday morning, September 19, 2016.
Please consider giving to the Foundation or United Way. Both organizations do provide wonderful benefits to our community and students. And remember if you contribute $35.00 to the Foundation to become a patron, your name will be put in a drawing for a paid day off. (I will work your position for the day!)
The first Leadership Workshop will be a variety of housekeeping issues for first through fourth-grade. Kindergarten will begin with the first habit.
We will discuss Leadership Roles; our WIG; and I will talk a little about the Trivia Night question form that will go home on Monday.
Leadership Workshop Newsletter
Birthdays for September
- 9/4-Sharon Haeussler
- 9/7-Sarah McCaffrey
- 9/10-Kathy O'Mara
- 9/13-Nick Niehaus
- 9/15-Melissa Yekulis
Other Friends we might not see daily...
- 9/22-Evelyn Punches
- 9/24-Erin Collins
- 9/26-Kelly Curtis
- 9/28-Bobbi Huddleston
SLO and beginning of the year meetings
I will plan to schedule the beginning of the year meetings with Faculty the week of October 3rd. Below are the materials you need to share with me 24 hours before your meeting. Remember that if you are on your off year you will only need to have the SLO forms completed for your meeting.
SLO Approval Form (completed) https://docs.google.com/a/mcs.k12.mi.us/document/d/1aVT39HFzLCsMoHysvao9BXi7nYQ86ohLaMDxprQ2cW8/edit?usp=sharing
Professional Development Plan (from last spring) BLANK: https://docs.google.com/a/mcs.k12.mi.us/document/d/19gUr6P5vZfE3dpwl8McmZqEEpiiTvc9Ela8xcbcbF7M/edit?usp=sharing
Lesson Planning Classes/subjects
How/Where to Access Your Lesson Plans
I also wanted to let you know that if you attended a professional development opportunity beyond Leader in Me; Everyday Math; or a CBD course, and are using it for your 30 District Provided PD hours, you have to take a picture of the Sign In/Sign Out Sheet. You can send that to me. To personalize our PD for you, the state requires this step.
PTO Senior Luncheon and Team Graduation
The TEAM graduation will capitalize on the gym set up and will hold their event December 6th at 6:30 pm. They too will need to have rehearsal on Dec. 6th and it will likely need to be in the morning.
Student Handbook Updates
Progress Reports and date reminders/Conference scedules
Progress Reports will go home to all children on October 17, 2016.
Conferences will be October 18th and 20th.
Report Cards will go home December 7, 2016
First grade progress report: https://docs.google.com/a/mcs.k12.mi.us/document/d/1wmjvq0cy-z9T1OMhb_M6XsaOr-C6C-iTUWHpKmuKePA/edit?usp=sharing
Second grade progress report: https://docs.google.com/a/mcs.k12.mi.us/document/d/1NGv_TGjpN_Tr_h_7oq1HTS_JHoO7yQRvoZu2NeZGB6w/edit?usp=sharing
Third grade progress report: https://docs.google.com/a/mcs.k12.mi.us/document/d/16I1mabEc9ISsGyj7DzNcHUptYsIh83zMvuHGI-EAmTY/edit?usp=sharing
Fourth grade progress report: https://docs.google.com/a/mcs.k12.mi.us/document/d/1kSofKHxpQlqoMY0RW6pNuBTbWxcE4PD8c4Gwb6dqg4k/edit?usp=sharing
Steps to using these links:
- open the link
- go to file and click make a copy
- rename the file to "(your name) 2016-17 progress report
- close the original file
- now make as many copies of the (your name) 2106-17 file as you have students in your class.
- rename each copy for a student in your class
- create a file for all progress reports-Label the folders(your name) Progress reports 2016-17
- save each progress report to the folder as yu rename.
- To save to a folder-click on the file folder grey button near the title
- It will have a blue box that says Move this item-click on this
- click on My Drive > the arrow will take you to your drive
- Once in your drive at the bottom of the drop down box you will see a folder icon with a plus sign in it.
- click on the file folder icon and name the folder (progress reports 16-17) and click the blue check mark box.
- then click the blue box to move here.
- Once the folder is created you will only need to click the file folder next to the title when you create a new copy and find the new file folder and move the doc to this space.
MDE student Growth Chart
The recording sheet asks for the Read Wel initial placement entry point level and the End of the Year Math assessment score.
This still needs student names entered, I will ask Mrs. Marsh to help with this task.
Let's plan to have the initial data input by October 3rd.
We have ten of 44 staff members of Luther C. Klager Elementary who have filled out the short bio and favorites survey. As a part of our culture change, we hope to learn about your big rocks and why's. This information will have an appearance in the monthly Keeping Up with Klager, in our staff lounge, and when necessary shared with the Manchester Mirror. Please join us and share just a bit about yourself with your colleagues and families of Klager.https://goo.gl/forms/sTDL7CsNrkxg0u9j1
Attendance Tracking Form
Last year 43% of the students of Manchester Community Schools missed more than ten days of school. In an effort to decrease this number and share the importance of being in class the team has created a protocol for absences. The team has asked each teacher to call the families of students who have missed 5 days of their class. As an elementary, we will create a monthly report and send the information to staff. We ask that you call the family and share that they have missed five days of school and that you missed their presence and you want to make sure there is not a cause of the absence that we could help to resolve at school. You can also send praise and thanks to a family who has kept a child home who was sick and fully recovered before returning. You may also find information about students who attend regular doctor's appointments or therapy sessions. The team has created a script: https://drive.google.com/a/mcs.k12.mi.us/file/d/0B1FZrNFlM45PZkFQeDhUekZZazQ/view?usp=sharing
We all believe that the caring and understanding of our staff means so much to our families, your call makes a difference.
After five absences we will be working with the family to follow the Countywide attendance protocol. I will send the finalized draft of the protocol later this week and add this information to the student handbook and family newsletter.
Flyers in the Window
Thank you Mrs. Marsh
Scholastic has several 30-minute webinars to discuss the various magazines. Remember, to count the webinar for PD it must be 60 minutes.
Mission Statement: Manchester Community Schools, in partnership with parents and community, use best practices to develop the skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity in all students to ensure they are future ready.
District and School Improvement Goals:
Goal 1: All Manchester Community Schools students will become proficient in their literacy skills.
Goal 2: All Manchester Community Schools students will become proficient in critical thinking.
Goal 3: All Manchester Community Schools students will become proficient in mathematical skills.
Goal 4: All staff will engage in the district-wide continuous improvement process.
District Vision: Educational Excellence in a Caring Community
District Purpose: Manchester students are provided the stepping stones for success.
I spent Saturday at the MASB School Board workshop, Strategic Planning. There was a great representation of the community in attendance. I think there was great discussions and information shared to help the School Board create a 3 year Strategic Plan.
I am looking forward to a great week with Band practice, homework, and afterschool meetings.