WOW! Howl

Bi Weekly Newsletter- Staff Edition 1.2

Together We Can!

We make the difference! Everyday we have an opportunity to change the lives of our students. Mandates, programs and even assessments will change. Students coming into our school and classrooms everyday will not. We are the constant in our students lives. We should not take for granted the gift we have been given to educate our children. Make no mistake, there will be days that we will be challenged and question every decision that we have made. However, in every challenge comes and opportunity to grow and improve from the Inside Out, because Together We Can do anything!
We Make the Difference!

INSIDE OUT!

Academics

Instructional Focus- The instructional focus for the next two weeks is establishing challenging and measurable goal(s) for individual student learning.

Reading Wonders- Are you missing components to the Reading Wonders texts? If so, please let Ms. Sauer know as soon as possible. As always, please make sure that you read emails that pertain to the reading adoption.

STAR- STAR Testing will continue this week. Ms. Andrews will be sending an updated schedule for computer lab times to complete the test. Thank you Ms. Andrews!

Positive School Climate

Our next PSC Wolf day will be on Friday, September 11th. Students who met their goal of at least 8 of 10 Wolf bucks for the 2 week cycle may wear red, white, and blue for $1.00 and will participate in an Ice Cream Sundae party during lunch times. Students participating will present a participation card at lunch to get their ice cream sundae. The cards will be given to homeroom teachers by Wednesday as well as invitations for out of uniform to be sent home Thursday afternoon to students who reached their goal.

Teachers please feel free to wear your red, white and blue colors with our students. This PSC Wolf day is also set aside for us to teach patriotism and remember the events that took place on September 11, 2001. There are many resources online to assist with your instruction.

What Great Teachers Do Differently

"Learning can happen in isolation; teaching happens between people. Effective teaching calls for "people skills," and the best teachers practice those skills everyday."
-Todd Whitaker
Focus Question: What is it that determines- in the eyes of parents and students- whether or not a school is great?

Upcoming Events and Dates

September 7, 2015- Labor Day (No School)
September 8, 2015- Staff meeting (Mandatory) 8:00 a.m.
Fire Drill
September 10, 2015- TBT (Computer Lab) 8:00 a.m.
September 11, 2015- Wolf PSC Day (Patriotic Celebration)
Weekly Lesson Plans due by 5:00 p.m.
Interims Due
September 16, 2015- Staff Immunization Clinic 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
September 17, 2015- TBT (Computer Lab) 8:00 a.m.
September 18, 2015- Weekly Lesson Plans due by 5:00 p.m.
September 22, 2015- Wolf Spaghetti Dinner 6:00-8:00 p.m.

October 6, 2015- School Picture Day
October 15, 2015- Reports cards Due

The Teacher Howl!

Who are some of our colleagues that took the leap for 2015-2016?

These are our colleagues that moved positions within our school for this school year:

Nancy Vogel- from Art Instructor to inclusion Interventionist
Ruth Wilson- from 1st grade teacher to Kindergarten teacher
Charlette Saddler- from Security Resource Officer to self contained interventionist

Thank you for taking on the challenge of new positions in our school!

Inside Out, Together We Can!

Professor Joe Martin: Unwrapping Other People's Gifts