Uthoff Valley Elementary

Week at a Glance

December 14-18

PLEDGE LEADERS FOR THE WEEK: students from Mrs. Hardman and Mrs. Reynold's classes

VIKING VIRTUE FOCUS FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER: CARING – Demonstrating kindness, courtesy and compassion.

Next Week's Important Events

December 14-18

MONDAY – DECEMBER 14 (Out - Danna-AM, Corie, Vickie D., Shaina-AD, Jennifer W & Tina K.-PM)

  • Staff Lounge Clean Up (12/14-12/18) – Staff All

  • Math & More - 7:50-8:40am, Room 213 (Ziegler) & 212 (Rieman) & 204 (Soetaert)
  • Reading & More - 7:50-8:40am, Room 114 (S. Owens) & 115 (Araniecke)
  • STAR Testing 12/1-18
  • 12/14-16 Goodies in the Lounge
  • 12/14-18 Secret Santa


TUESDAY – DECEMBER 15 (Out - Corie-AD)

  • Math & More - 7:50-8:40am, Room 213 (Ziegler) & 211(J. Owens)
  • Reading & More - 7:50-8:40am, Room 114 (S. Owens) & 115 (Araniecke)
  • Student Leadership Club, 8:00-8:40am, Library
  • Weekly PLC Meetings (K & 1st)


WEDNESDAY – DECEMBER 16

  • Math & More - 7:50-8:40am, Room 213 (Ziegler) & 212 (Rieman) & 204 (Soetaert)
  • Reading & More - 7:50-8:40am, Room 114 (Owens) & 115 (Araniecke)
  • Weekly PLC Meetings (2-5)
  • Please be sure to leave your computers on, but logged off this evening
  • Club Strong - 4-5pm, Room 115 (Araniecke)
  • Ehour Tippi Toes - Hip Hop Dance, 4-5pm, UV Gym
  • Math Equations - 4-5pm, Library


THURSDAY – DECEMBER 17 (Out - Rhonda F.-AD)

  • Math & More - 7:50-8:40am, Room 213 (Ziegler) & 211(J. Owens)
  • Reading & More - 7:50-8:40am, Room 114 (Owens) & 115 (Araniecke)
  • NO Special Chorus today
  • All School Assembly "In The Green" - 2:30-3:10pm, gym


FRIDAY – DECEMBER 18
  • 1st Semester Ends
  • Ugly Sweater Party – 8:00 – 8:30 (Hosted by 3rd grade)
  • Early Dismissal - 12:46pm
  • Holiday Luncheon – 1:00, Library – ALL staff is invited to attend

Upcoming Events

12/21-1/1 – No School

1/4 – No school for students – teacher work day

1/5 – School Resumes for students

1/5 - CCL Resumes

1/5 – Reading & More and Math & More resumes this week

1/7 – Infinite Campus window closes @ 4pm

1/8 - Staff Meeting - 7:45am, Library

1/8 - 5th to 6th Grade Enrollment @ Rockwood South, 9:30am-2:00pm

1/8 – Rock On Assembly, 2:15pm

1/11 – Variety Show Auditions @ UV, 4pm

1/11 – PTO Meeting, 6pm – (2nd gd. team)

1/13 & 14 – Kindergarten Registration

1/15 – Early Dismissal

1/18 – No School

1/20 - Presidents' Forum Meeting - 9:30-11:30am Library

1/27 - Variety Show Rehearsal @ RSHS

1/28 – SAC Meeting – 7:45am, Office Conference Room

1/29 - Variety Show @ RSHS

December Staff Birthdays

December

14 – Heather Hammerschmidt

18 – Molly Breslin

19 – Angela Reynolds


Staff 1/2 Birthdays

6/15 – Becky Kelley

6/17 – Lisa Sandbothe

6/24 – Paige Stillman

Odds and Ends


  • The grading window will open Tuesday, December 15th and close Thursday, January 7th


  • Goodies in the Lounge – staff is encouraged to bring in finger snack foods to share (12/11–12/16)


  • Secret Santa – a small token for four days then a substantial gift on the fifth day-12/18.


  • Holiday Luncheon – Friday, December 18th @ 1:00 pm - ALL staff is invited provided by Danna & Kim.


  • Please complete your RTI pyramids for reading and math and give them to Kim before you leave for winter break. She is going to make them electronic over break. We will be looking at each kiddo a little closer when we return in January.



  • At PD Thursday shared a survey regarding peer observations. If would not mind having colleagues in your room or if you would like to see great teaching at UV please take a few minutes to complete the survey before you leave for winter break. Remember there is no judgement, just great opportunities for learning. Check as many or as few boxes as you'd like.


    https://drive.google.com/open?id=14i5I9UPWdl8sQTrAVUmG592R7HLCLhC1oIQe_iIB_6s



  • The afternoon of December 18th and all day January 4th are teacher work days for planning and report cards (no meetings). The grading window closes on Thursday, January 7th @ 4:00pm. Please let Sheila know when your report cards have been completed. If a student is receiving a D or an F it is important to include a comment.

Early Dismissal- December 18th

In an attempt to give everyone “some” plan time on December 18th we will utilize the following schedule. Buddy classes will go to specials and lunch together. You will notice that specials are only fifty minutes (25 minutes each) in order to get everyone through before lunch and provide specials teachers plan times (11:50 – 12:40), as well. Please drop your students off at their first specials class at the designated time. Also – Please be on time to pick them up from their second specials class as the next group is scheduled to start right away. Classroom assistants will assist with specials classes as they will double in size. A Holiday Lunch will be provided in the Library for ALL STAFF beginning at 1:00 pm.


9:10 – 10:00 – 2nd and 5th grade Specials

PE – Bassett and Meuser

Art – Miller /Kleffner

Music – Patterson/Greathouse


Martin/Soetaert – Art/PE

Bell/Williams/Summers – PE (1st session)

Bell/Summers - Music (2nd session)

Williams/Summers – Art (2nd session)

Freeland/Rieman – Music/PE

***Monica please split your students for the second session***


10:00 – 10:50 - 1st and 3rd Grade Specials

PE – Bassett and Meuser

Art – Miller/Kleffner

Music – Patterson/Greathouse


Backer/Layfield – Art/PE

Hardman/Reynolds – Music/PE

Sepe/Ziegler – PE/Music

Schenck/Wiegand – PE/Art


10:50 – 11:40 – Kindergarten and 4th Grade Specials

PE – Greathouse

Art – Greenwald/Kleffner

Music - Patterson


Woods/Moore – Art/PE

Stillman/DeBruin – Music/PE

Gilbert/Chamberlin – PE/Music


Lunch Schedule


11:00 – 11:20 Fifth Grade and Second Grade (Bassett, Meuser, Miller, Araniecke, Owens)

**All 2nd grade classes go to

buddy classroom by 10:55.


11:30 – 11:50 Third Grade and First Grade (Bassett, Meuser, Miller, Araniecke, Owens)

**All 1st grade classes should go to

buddy classroom by 11:25.


12:00 – 12:20 Kindergarten and Fourth Grade (Bassett, Meuser, Miller, Patterson, Greenwald, Kleffner, Araniecke, Owens)

**All Kindergarten grade classes go to

buddy classroom by 11:55.


**Classroom Assistants will come to the Buddy Classroom to bring students to lunch. Please do not bring your students to the cafeteria.

**All classroom teachers are asked to be in the cafeteria to assist with the dismissal of your student tables at least five minutes prior to the end of the student lunch session.

Kudos to:


  • Julie Owens for hosting “Hour of Code” this week. It has been such a fun experience for our students. If you have a minute go check out the pictures in the library.


  • Jan and Corie for putting together the Family activity for Thursdays Early Dismissal and to everyone else that helped make boxes. tie ribbons and monitor kiddos. We successfully made over 250 puzzles for Feiser Nursing Center and Children's Hosipital.


  • Liz Schinsky for arranging the Birthday Lunch for Thursday. It is always fun to celebrate on another.