Anchor Weekly

A newsletter for Alta Vista Staff~Week of August 16, 2019

Don't Forget! Next Week's Calendar

  • Work Day on Monday, August 19 (Chalk the Sidewalk at 1 pm; Prayer Walk at 3 pm)
  • First Day of School on Tuesday, August 20
  • Faculty Meeting on Wednesday, August 21
  • House Parties on Friday, August 23

Coming Up: PLCs start next Thursday, August 22

Big picture

Captain's Log


Tribe Pow Wow

We will have our first tribe pow-wow on Friday, August 23. Students will find out during that time what their tribe will be (DON'T TELL THEM YET!!). Please have them in the CAFETERIA at this time:

8:30-5th grade & 4th grade

9:15-2nd & 3rd grade


1:30-Kinder & 1st grade

Conscious Discipline & CHAMPS

Our focus for the month of August is SAFETY. Make sure that you have a Safe Place ready for the first day of school.

Morning Meeting Lessons for August:

The most important thing you can focus on during the first week of school is RELATIONSHIPS. Then procedures and expectations, then content.

All things related to behavior, including CHAMPS templates and our behavior management plan can be found in the "Behavior" folder on the Alta Vista School House in Google Drive.


We will start PLCs on Thursday, August 29. The focus will be TTESS goals and SLO. Please start thinking about 2 TTESS professional goals. You also want to discuss with your team what you want to focus your SLO on.

Family Pictures

Please drop your family picture into the Alta Vista Family Pictures folder found here:

We would like ALL staff to drop in a picture (label with your last name). We will be using them for a special project coming soon.

NWEA MAP Testing

NWEA Map testing will start on Monday, September 9 for grades K-5 and must be completed by Friday, September 20. Ms. Boggess will be coordinating technology usage for these tests.

Before testing starts, you need to watch the short video below and then view the 2 learning modules discussed in the video.

NWEA Professional Online Learning overview

Resource of the Week

Check out

Digital Icebreakers That Shatter: Activities to Break the Ice for great ice breaker activities you can do with your class. They give suggestions for low-tech activities as well as show you how to blend technology in to build students' digital competencies.