Tomahawk Essentials

December 7, 2015

Get the 411...Information at a Glance

Week at a Glimpse


11:00-12:00 IT Feeder School Meeting (Christy out of the building)


7:00-8:00 TH/IC Processing Meeting (Christy out of the building)

8:00-9:00 ELL Principal's Meeting (Christy out of the building)

9:00-11:30 Elementary Principal's Meeting (Christy out of the building)

7:00 PTO Meeting

Wednesday: Pink & Jeans

8:30-9:30 New Principal Meeting (Christy out of the building)

10:45 Fire Drill


8:30-9:00 Specials PLC

2:30 Fifth Grade Music Program

6:00 Fifth Grade Music Program



8:00-8:30 Kindergarten IDM

9:00 Budget Meeting

9:30 4th Grade IDM

10:05 3rd Grade IDM

11:40 5th Grade IDM

1:15 2nd Grade IDM

2:20 1st Grade IDM

Map Assessment

Tomahawk will be administering the Map assessment the weeks of January 11th and 18th. I will send out the schedule after the break. The Map Testing Guide for Teachers and Administrators is attached.

YouTube Restricted Mode

YouTube Restricted Mode is now active for all K-12 students. While it's not 100 percent accurate, Google Restricted Mode uses community flagging, age-restrictions, and other signals to identify and filter out inappropriate content.

Students may need to login to YouTube using their district student Gmail account and network password in order to view certain videos.

Teachers with GAFE (Google Apps for Education) accounts will have Unrestricted Access (while remaining under the current web filtering umbrella).

Teachers may need to login to YouTube using their district teacher Gmail account and network password in order to view certain videos, under their expanded teacher access.

Teachers flipping classroom videos and posting to YouTube will need to create and post using their GAFE account/YouTube channel - (

Teachers who currently do not have a GAFE (an email address ending in, our GAFE domain) will soon have a GAFE account created for their use which synchs automatically with their district network password. You will be notified when this process is complete.

Teachers who currently have a GAFE account may choose to continue to use their current GAFE account – and will not be forced to change.

For EdPuzzle users, videos may be uploaded by teachers directly to the EdPuzzle servers. Those videos should not be blocked. Tutorial:

December Safety Snippet

Let it G.L.O.W. ~ Generate Loads of Wonder

Weekly Wonders

Monday: Do snakes have ears?

Tuesday: How many rooms are in the White House?

Wednesday: What is your IQ?

Thursday: When was candy invented?

Friday: Can chocolate be good for you?

Kagan Korner

The Kagan Structure for December is Think-Write-Round Robin

Directions for Think-Write-Round Robin can be found in the link above. Please incorporate this structure in your lesson plans for December.

The GLOW Report

Please complete this form to recognize a staff member(s) at Tomahawk that has gone above and beyond to help you, a staff member, or TH family out this week.

Shannon~Thank you for covering my walker duty a couple weeks ago so I could get to my doctor appointment on time.~Lori H.

Staff~I can not even tell you how much I appreciate your support while I'm gone, welcoming Diana Stevens, and for this wonderful basket of goodies! I have been in it every day! It was just so thoughtful and kind! I am forever grateful! ~Lori H

Wendy~ Wendy has been taking a student for social skills training everyday she has an opening. I appreciate her doing this because it is helping my student learn some great skills. Thank you!! ~Cindy

Sue~ Sue has been doing an amazing job with my student. She has kept good data and keeps me informed throughout the day on how the student is doing. She is also has developed a great relationship with my student. I appreciate her so much! Thank you! :) ~Cindy

Kim~Kim goes above and beyond when working with my students. She seems to know what I want and or need and is always one step ahead. I also love the way she interacts with my students- gentle but firm and consistent. Thank you for doing an amazing job!~Cindy

Wendy~ Your skills with furry creatures is much appreciated. Thanks for saving me :) ~ Christy

Sarah~ You did a fabulous job of organizing the Special Choir performance at the Community Center. The students sounded perfect!~ Christy

Chenn~ Thanks for coming to help us with the kiddos on Friday night. Your dedication to Tomahawk is amazing!!~ Christy