Black Bob Staff Memo

Week of Dec. 14-18, 2015

Upcoming Events

This Week:

Monday Dec. 14 E Day

1:30 5th grade PLC

3:00 BRAG rewards

Tuesday Dec. 15 A Day

Happy Birthday Kathy M.

BLT out of the building all day

Wednesday Dec. 16 B Day

Collaboration Team Meetings (SIT)

10:30 3rd Grade PLC

12:30 2nd Grade PLC

2:30 1st Grade PLC

3:30 Student Council

Staff Holiday Get Together at HyVee Market Grill

Thursday Dec. 17 C Day

Spirit Day: Ugly Christmas Sweater

Holiday Luncheon

Holiday Assembly 2:15

Class Parties 3:00

Friday Dec. 18 D Day

Holiday Breakfast 7:30 am (See email)

Spirit Day: PJ Day

Last day of 2nd Quarter

9:30 4th grade PLC

BRAG rewards

Semester Break December 21-Jan 1.

Dec. 20 Happy Birthday Shaima

Dec. 24 Happy Birthday Kristin

Dec. 30 Happy Birthday Melanie

Jan. 4 Staff Professional Day

AM--Building Staff Development at BB

PM--Grade Card Prep

Jan. 5 Staff Professional Day

Location and Information will be sent out

Jan. 6 E Day

Students Return

Jan. 7 A Day

7:00 PTA

Jan. 8 B Day

Collaboration Team Meeting Day

Report Cards go home

Take the Quiz:

What kind of Educator Superhero are you? Click the red bar to find out! I was a Doppleganger Power: Can clone self Qualities: Super busy, engaged in lots of activities, interested in everything.

PLC Topic this week:

I will be at each of your PLC's this week--you will not need to complete an agenda, I will be sharing information about ePLC's. If your day or time needs to change, please let me know.

Assessment News

Mid-year Assessments for Primary Grades

The district's assessment department will NOT be collecting mid-year information from primary grades.

Elementary Writing Assessment

Test window closed on Dec. 4th. Teachers will only score their own student papers prior to the Jan. professional development.

My Learning Plan – PD Points for Scoring Writing

Teachers may earn PD points for scoring the first read of the writing assessment.

To sign up:

o Log on to My Learning Plan

o Select District Catalog in the bar on the left-hand side of the screen

o In the search box, type “OL Grade” and click on search.

o Choose the proper grade level and enroll


Congratulations to our District Finalists for KTOY and Master Teacher:

Kansas Teacher of the Year- Elementary: Maurica Bruning (Madison Place)

Kansas Teacher of the Year – Secondary: Jeff Witters (Olathe South)

Master Teacher: Kevin Reeves (Mission Trail)

The selection Committee would like to thank all of the nominees for your time and effort, and the opportunity to interview you and visit your classrooms. We look forward to seeing you at the Teacher Recognition Ceremony this spring – March 8th, at Frontier Trail Middle School.

Staff Shout Outs!

Friday was a busy day with our sub and staff shortage. We couldn't have done it without all of your help!

Thank you to Rollie for letting us have your sub and for switching a class for us.

Susan for covering in Art and PE.

Shaima, Tricia, and Michelle for covering in Kindergarten and the lunch room.

Thank you to Kenn and Mike for setting up the Spelling Bee.

Thank you to Chris, Kari, and Heather for your help during the Spelling Bee and to Chris

for being our coordinator of the spelling bee!

Thank you Terry, Melanie, and Kathy for keeping things smooth in the office.

Out and about this week in classrooms!

Happy Holidays to each of you and your families!