Cordelia Hills

Staff Update, 1/6/2020

Happy New Year!

I hope all is well as we return from the long break. I hope each and every one of you found time to spend with family, to rest, and to reflect. I set some goals, ran many miles, and spent lots of time with friends and family. Thank you in advance for welcoming our students back with open arms. I know many of them will appear with sleepy eyes but I guarantee you they are happy to see you and to see their friends. Happy 2020 and welcome back!


On another note, I lost a friend over the break to suicide. Seemingly happy and content with his little family, no one saw it coming. If you, a student or co-worker is in need of help, please don't hesitate to reach out. Resources are available and you are loved.

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New Water Fountain and Bottle Dispenser

We have a new water fountain and water bottle water dispenser in the MPR. I wasn't aware they were coming but they are gleaming and ready for use. Check them out when you have a moment. Our noon duties will work with the students on proper use but feel free to give them a heads up!

GIRLS on the Run, Spring

GOTR is looking for coaches. They are offering stipends of $250.00/coach ($500/site). If you are interested and want to find out more, please let me know and I will put you in touch with the GOTR local director.

Trotter Calendar

1/6: Trotter @ Elementary Ed Admin Meeting at KI Jones from 2:30-5:00

1/7: Meeting with Superintendent Corey, FSMA @ 3:00

1/9: Principals Triad at Cleo from 8:00-10:00 AM

1/10: Principal Pipeline Meeting from 9:00-3:30

1/13: Admin Council from 3:30-5:00 at District Office

STAFF MEETING CHANGE to January 14th @ 3:10 in the library

1/15: Site Leadership Meeting @ 2:45 and SSC @ 4:30

Attendance, Student and Staff/Reminder!

If you are concerned about a student who is missing school, reach out to the family or to Karen and we will work on making a contact with a family to chat through whatever is going on. Sometimes, a postcard or good news referral for a student missing school goes a long way.


Remember, I track school wide attendance here! One of the best things we can do to find success for our students is to celebrate their presence and to make sure we are the ones leading them each day! Thanks for your commitment.

Staff Meeting Resources!--UPDATED this week

Slide deck for Small Group Instruction here!


November Staff Meeting


Update Slide Deck for Module 2


FIA Assessment here


Online Referral System (Use your google sign in to log-in)

MTSS Request for Assistance/SSTs

Request for Assistance. This form comes to me directly.


CH SST Form. This form goes to Sandi Fallon.


PBIS/MTSS Need to know. "

Donors Choose

Many of you put together some awesome "DonorsChoose.org" requests. As a school, your work to gain donations to use for specific projects, supplies, activities, and furniture from the community is appreciated! A few things:


1. Please let me know if you have submitted a Donors Choose project. Send me the link and I will be sure to include it in my parent newsletter and on our Facebook page.


2. If the project includes furniture, it must be approved by our purchasing department. If you send me the specs ahead of time, I have no issue sending it to the appropriate staff for approval.


3. Send me any photos AFTER the arrival of the project and I will also include that in any parent newsletter/FB/IG post.

PTA Calendar, 2019-2020