Power Up for Learning!

Smithville Primary Elementary School, established 1956

October 10-14, 2016


Due to this month ending with Parent-Teacher Conferences, the October assembly is scheduled for next Friday, October 21st. Please add 2-3 students to be recognized for their efforts in reading to the following document under the October tab: Reading Celebrations for Assembly

Parent Teacher Conferences

Please give the office a copy of your PT conference schedules. Also make me aware of any conferences where you would like an administrator to sit in with you.

Data Consults for Teachers to be Held During P/T Conferences

It is our goal to complete 2 observation cycles by the afternoon of Tuesday, October 25th. I will send you information to bring to the data consult and have a schedule ready for you to sign up next week after all conferences needing an administrator are scheduled. Midyear PDPs will also be due at this time. Please complete section D (documenting qualitative or quantitative data toward your goal) and the section with teacher comments. We can also check in with the student growth component at this time.

Behavior Information from Brandy:

Brandy is happy to review data guidelines with anyone that is beginning to take new data on a student. One of the most important pieces is that data is needed for every day for the designated time period in order for the data interpretation to be accurate. Please turn in copies of any data that is kept for behavior students to Brandy every Friday. Continue to take data on behavior students until told differently.

If you are starting a target behavior plan/monitoring sheet in the classroom, please be sure the following criteria is used:

*Phrase target behavior positively. Ex. "I can keep my body safe."

*Set a goal for the student to meet each day

*Reward student each time goal is met

*Write only positive notes on the monitoring sheet

PTO Sponsored Fall Festival

We will follow the same rotation as last year on Monday, October 31st, for the PTO sponsored fall festival.

Festival Rotation:

K: 9:15-11:00 AM

1: 11:30 AM-1:15 PM

2: 1:30-3:15 PM

Lunch Schedule:

K: 11:30 AM

1: 10:45 AM

2: 12:00 PM

A recess schedule will be created for this day.

Important Upcoming Dates:

Friday, October 14: School Lunch Week/Cafeteria Staff Appreciation Week!

Passion Projects @ 9:15-10:30 AM (DAY 0)

Early Out @ 1:05 PM End of First Quarter

District PD-Training on New Bullying Laws in MO @ 2:45-3:45 PM at the High School Performing Arts Center--All teachers and IAs are to attend.

Monday, October 17: School Bus Driver's Week

PLC Leader Training @ 8-11 AM at CO (Collaboration and Working through Conflict)

Bricks4Kidz @ 3:45-4:45 PM in the library

Math Facilitator Meeting @ 3:45-4:45 PM at CO

Tuesday, October 18: School Bus Driver's Week

Admin Meeting @ 7:45 AM (Rena and Eric will attend.)

PBIS Meeting @ 4-5 PM in Hough's Classroom

1st Grade Music Program @ 5:30-8:30 PM (Edwards, Roske, Sneed, Bradford, Ruth)

Wednesday, October 19: School Bus Driver's Week

PLC Meetings @ 8:10 AM

1st Grade Music Program @ 5:30-8:30 PM (Bender, Bowlin, Slomsky, Henshaw)

Board of Education Meeting @ 7 PM (The PES will highlight successes!)

Thursday, October 20: School Bus Driver's Week

First Quarter Grades due in PowerSchool

PTO Label Pickup

MANDT training @ 8 AM-4 PM at CO

PLC Leader Training @ 8-11 AM at CO (Data Collection Tools and Strategies)

Great America Shakeout @ 10:20-10:30 AM

Friday, October 21: School Bus Driver's Week

Kindergarten Field Trip to Red Barn Farm

October Assembly @ 2:15 PM in the gym

Monday, October 24: Happy Monday!!

Tuesday, October 25: Parent Teacher Conferences @ 4-7:30 PM (PTO will provide dinner.)

Teacher Data Consults-to be scheduled during P/T Conferences-Mid Year PDP due (Section D and Teacher Narrative)

Wednesday, October 26: PLC meetings @ 8:10 AM

Admin-Instructional Coach Monthly Meeting @ 1:30-2:30 PM

Tribe Pride Meeting @ 4-4:45 PM in the cafeteria (Gaines, Greenfield, Lethcoe, Stewart)

Thursday, October 27: No School, Parent Teacher Conferences 8 AM-7:30 PM (Staff dinner-sign up to bring a dish.)

Teacher Data Consults-to be scheduled during P/T Conferences-Mid Year PDP due (Section D and Teacher Narrative)

Tribe Pride Planning Meeting @ 9-10 AM (for those that lead Tribe Pride and can make it)

Friday, October 28: No school. Enjoy your day!