Staff Weekly Update

February 12, 2016

If the funny, heartfelt student messages above don't get you excited for Valentine's Day, what will? Enjoy your three-day weekend!

Thank you for all that you do!

Aaron & Lewis

Your Office Staff Needs Your Help!

Teachers - we are asking for your assistance with students and copying practices in the building. If you are in a bind and need copies made, Louise and Angie are definitely willing to make copies for you. However, a growing concern has been that some teachers are sending students down with their key cards to make copies independently. Some students have also gone as far as trying to "fix" paper jams by opening up panels on copiers and sticking their hands into the copy machines. This is a safety hazard so we ask that if you do need last minute copies made, please send a student straight to Louise and/or Angie for copying assistance. We appreciate your support of this policy!

Tier Two & Three Information from Literacy Coach Cassidy...

As we prepare for the Tier 2 and 3 meetings, it's important that interventionists bring the necessary data to make instructional decisions about our students. Please remember that the ISEL and MAP scores are just one snapshot of a students' progress or regression. Below are a list of many progress monitoring tools or student records that you may have used to collect data. Please plan to bring any of the following records to your meetings. This list is also a good reference for you if a student is referred to a problem solving team.

**Many of you were asked to PRI all your students receiving an intervention, please remember that you must continue having a student read leveled text until they become frustrated, their instructional level or IRL, is the level they reach before becoming frustrated.

~I understand that this is a busy time for us all, so I thank you for your dedication please let me know anyway I can help

Interventionist: Student Profile Forms, PRI reports, 100 BC levels, Lexia reports, Reading Plus reports, Raz- Kids reports, Moby Max reports, Classroom assessments, Informal assessments, Writing samples, Student work samples, WTW spelling inventories, Rubrics, IXL reports, IDR conference forms, Observations (anecdotal records)

ELL: Ellevation reports, WIDA rubrics, Student work samples, Writing rubrics, Student's goals, Observations (anecdotal records), Rigby ELL Assessments

Happy birthday to our staff members who turn a year older this month...

  • Monica Larson - 2.4
  • Joana Sanchez - 2.16
  • Agnes Palucki - 2.22
  • Eoanna Giannakopoulos - 2.23
  • Alexis Rabe - 2.23

Upcoming Dates

Monday, February 15th

  • No School - Presidents' Day

Tuesday, February 16th

  • SPED Resource PLC Time - Morning
  • 6th Grade Tier Meeting @ 10:25 a.m.
  • SPED LS/MN PLC Time - Afternoon
  • Kindergarten Tier Meeting @ 1:20 p.m.
  • 2nd Grade Tier Meeting @ 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 17th

  • Website Wednesday @ 7:50 a.m.
  • 5th Grade Tier Meeting @ 8:55 a.m.
  • Apollo Ambassadors Meeting - Lunch
  • Aaron/Lewis @ Admin. Meeting - Afternoon
  • 3rd Grade Tier Meeting @ 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 18th

  • PFA Tier Meeting @ 7:50 a.m.
  • PARCC Video Meeting @ 7:50 a.m.
  • 3rd/1st Grades PLC Time - Morning
  • 4th Grade Tier Meeting @ 8:55 a.m.
  • 5th/6th Grades PLC Time - Afternoon
  • Core Team Meeting @ 1:00 p.m.
  • 1st Grade Tier Meeting @ 2:00 p.m.

Friday, February 19th

  • 2nd Grade PLC Time - Morning
  • Parent Education Workshop @ 9:00 a.m.
  • Family Friday @ Lunch
  • 4th/K Grades PLC Time - Afternoon

Diverse Books

Where can you go to find diverse books (and by diverse I mean books that focus on cultural diversity)? Right here. Each of these sites offers lists of diverse titles. Our list of sites is not exhaustive, but it's a great start at finding texts that truly connect with our diverse population at Apollo.
Do you have a morning duty next week? If you are not sure, check the schedule here (or use the picture below).

Also, don't forget to check the Indoor Recess Schedule in the event of undesirable weather.

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