Transition Plus February 17th
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Please Plan ahead !
The Food Service class is being overwhelmed by constant requests for ingredients and supplies. Please do not ask the Food Service Class to provide missing ingredients for your cooking projects.
The Food Service class works hard to earn enough money to buy their own ingredients. The school does not pay for these items. When you take something from Food Service, you are taking the students’ profit. The students have also worked to purchase much of the equipment in the kitchen. If you borrow something and ruin it or don’t bring it back, you have just lost the students’ equipment. Please plan for your own needs. It is not OK to ask someone else to open the room for you to take something. You must talk with Tia or Jill,
Develop, plan, and organize professional development throughout the year while working closely with Principal Backes! It would be wonderful to also have a team of people to support in the planning process! Interested in talking about this for the 2020-2021 school year? Email Jason!
Hello Amazing Staff!
Couple of quick SEL reminders:
Try to incorporate the 3 signature practices in all your lessons. These are:
1. Warm welcome
2. Engaging practices
3. Optimistic close
These are the same practices we use at all our staff meetings.
We should all be working on Relationship Skills in our Advisory groups. SEL activities for this and other areas of SEL are in the Google Drive. Just a note that the table of contents is under constructions. Relationship Skills is in the 4th of 5 sections.
You can access the document here: SEL Activities
Don’t forget to set an intention for the day or week
Quality of Life for People with Developmental Disabilities
Do you, or does anyone in your household or immediate family have a developmental disability? If so, we invite you to participate in a Quality of Life survey conducted on behalf of the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD). Your opinions are very important and results of this survey could inform government policy decisions that affect the lives of people with developmental disabilities in Minnesota.
Answers to the questions throughout this survey should be provided by the person with developmental disabilities to the extent they are able. Guardians/Advocates should assist as needed or complete this survey on their behalf.
Please keep in mind there are no right or wrong answers, it is your opinions that count. All of the information you share by participating in this survey will be kept confidential, and your participation will not directly impact any government or private services or support you may be receiving.
Thank you in advance for including your voice in this important quality of life study for people with developmental disabilities in Minnesota!
Please click here to begin taking the survey.
Hi Transition Plus!
Do you have students who need work experience to put on their resumes?
Do you have students who need to improve their employability skills?
Do you have a student who enjoys using the computer, scanner, laminator, and copier, as well as performing other clerical duties such as data entry, cutting, binding, hole-punching and more?
Then your student should sign up for The Scan Lab! The Scan Lab is a perfect place for students on Team 1, 2, and 3 to build resumes and employability skills in school!
Scan Lab still has openings for 2nd and 5th hour Monday/Wednesday and 2nd hour Tuesday! Get your student signed up before classes fill up!
If you have students who would be interested in this opportunity, please sign them up with Rachel Prince!
Start Thinking Prom!!!
Prom Attire Event details:
When: March 12, 13, 14, 15 & 20
Where: An empty store at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove (The girls will truly feel like they have a traditional prom dress shopping experience!)
Who: Any young woman who’s attending prom is welcome! This is also an LGBTQ+ friendly event.
Students who want to pick out dresses through school MUST SIGN UP WITH COLLEEN or DAPHNE BY FEBRUARY 7. The sign up will be closed after February 7.
Staff, please do what you can to get the word out to all students. Thank you
T Plus Website
Don't forget to see the For Staff section on our webpage. The password is Tplus4100.
Let Traci know if there is more you would like to see listed that would be beneficial.
Each toner shipment will be specifically labeled and intended for the assigned device/asset. Format sample:
[Internal Location and Asset Tag Number]
[Site Shipping Address]
Please deliver/distribute the toner to the intended internal asset at your sites.
As a reminder, if you are requesting service for a printer or needing supplies (staples/waste toner container, etc.) please call the phone number (1.888.855.1924) located on the front of the device. Please have the device ID number available when you call. An alternative to calling for service and supplies, you may also place these requests online at: https://tbs.toshiba.com/tbs/service/
Need to schedule a service appointment with your Toshiba Business Solutions dealer? Simply provide your Toshiba serial number or tag # along with your zip code and we’ll set up a service call for you. Scheduling of service calls available for our Toshiba Business Solutions customers; if you purchased your Toshiba from an independent dealer please contact them directly.
The preferred substitute list with names and phone numbers has been added to the Licensed Staff Teacher Folder on Google Drive.
Please check out the T-Plus website and let Traci know if there are any changes, updates, etc.
The FOR STAFF password is Tplus4100. The staff handbook, time off request forms, ESS time entry can be found there.
Updated T-Plus phone list can be found on the Google Share drive. There is one in the Licensed Staff Folder and one in the ESP folder.
Do you have an extra yoga mat you could donate? A classroom is looking for 10 yoga mats
MicroGrants up to $2000 from Arc MN available to our students through Spring 2021!!
Here is a link to the Minnesota Microgrant Partnership. webinar
You can find more information on our website here.
Link to the application here.
The flier highlighting students who have received grants to improve their job prospects or get settled into independent housing is attached for you to see how previous grants have been used.
You might also be interested in Arc's new podcast, Focus on the Future.
Finally, Arc has a Free online interest mapping tool called Get Set! It’s also available for students to do some future planning.
Need support at school? SEA Arnee Martin is happy to help.
Need more information? Contact
Marketing Specialist, Minnesota Microgrant Partnership
The Arc Minnesota
Coming Up at TPlus
Monday---------------- No School/Presidents' Day
Tuesday---------------- No School for Students/Conferences
------------------------------ Licensed Staff PD----------- 8:30-9:30
Thursday--------------- Site Council---------------------4:30-6:00
------------------------------ Project Search Presentation will highlight the evening
__________________ESP Mtg---------------------------- 2:00-2:30 & 2:35-3:05
Third Friday of the Month-------Newsletter Submissions for Families