Updates from the West

News for February 4-8

Week's Events

Monday, February 4
3:30 - Autism Academy

Tuesday, February 5
8:30 - Administrative Council (Rummel)
1:00 - Elementary Principal Meeting
2:20 - Faculty Meeting (Cancelled) - Read Chapter 6 Where Great Teaching Begins for SIP Day
3:30 - Pinterest Academy
6:30 - PTO Meeting

Wednesday, February 6
School Improvement Day - Early Dismissal
8:45 - Board Buses for OMS Play
11:45 - Walkers Dismissed
12:00 - Bus Riders Dismissed

Thursday, February 7
7:00 - SILT Meeting
10:15 - Earthquake Drill
3:30 - Study Island Academy

Friday, February 8
Progress Reports
Rummel Out AM

Upcoming Dates
February 11 - Board of Education Meeting
February 11-14 - Book Fair
February 12-13 - Conferences
February 13 - WB Problem Solving (3:00, Steiger, Nesby, Rummel, Higgins)
February 13 - Grandparents Day
February 14 - Classroom Parties
February 14 - Jump Rope for Heart
February 15 - No School
February 18 - No School
February 19 - Young Author Stories due to teacher
February 19 -Math Talks Academy
February 20 - DOJO Academy
February 21 - K12 (Graber, Nelson, Rummel)
February 26 - Tech Tuesday
February 27 - DIAL/Prek Screening
March 1 - ISAT Assembly (1:30)

Staying in the Know...

Field Trips - Each class gets one major and one minor trip this year. Please get these trips on the school calendar in the next three weeks. Major - More than 30 miles from an Olympia elementary school; Minor - Less than 30 miles from an Olympia elementary school.

- 1. Teachers will meet in grade level meetings (or department such as special education) and determine what resources they would like to purchase with their remaining building money. Please keep in mind that there will be a reduction to the building budget next year, so you may want to think about common core resources you'd like to use next year. Also, teachers should discuss as a grade level what consumable materials they would and would not like for next year. (math, reading, motivational math/reading)
2. Teachers need to complete their parent benchmarking communication letters. These should go home in Friday folders on Feb. 8th.

Web Articles Needed - Get the word out! What great things are going on in your classroom? Be sure to take pictures and get an article posted. Need help? Ask me or Tanya. Check out some of the great recently posted articles:
(District Goal 4, Home/School Communication)

Conferences - Teachers should schedule conferences with the parents of all students receiving RtI services, students in the problem solving process, and students struggling behaviorally. (District Goal 4, Home/School Communication)

Whole Class Instructional Forms - Please made adjustments and resubmit your Whole Class Instructional Forms (found in handbook) based on the needs in your class for second semester. If there is an area where your class is less than 80%, you need to identify different strategies you will use during second semester to get your class get to 80%. (District Goal 1, Student Achievement)

Calling in Sick?

Mr. Dale - ext. 6257 cell: 309-261-1486
Dr. Rummel - ext. 6010 cell: 309-846-2139 home: 309-963-4263