Updates from the West

News for February 18-22

Week's Events

Book Fair this week.

Monday, February 18
No School

Tuesday, February 19
Young Author Stories Due to Classroom Teacher
7:00 - SILT
2:20 - PLC meetings
3:30 - Math Talks Academy

Wednesday, February 20
2:20 - KL Problem Solving (Brand, Bohne, Higgins, Yarcho, Nesby, Rummel)
3:30 - DOJO Academy

Thursday, February 21
Dentist visits First Grade
1:00 - K12 (Rummel, Graber, Nelson)

Friday, February 22
1:30-4:30 ROE Open House - Drop by after work and check out their new location at 200 Front Street, Bloomington, fifth floor. (Same building as the Health Department)

Upcoming Dates
February 25 - IAA Testing Window Opens
February 25 - Special Education Staffings
February 25 - AR Store
February 26 - Tech Tuesday
February 27 - DIAL/Prek Screening
February 27 - Third Grade Field Trip
March 1 - ISAT Assembly (1:30)
March 4-15 - ISAT Testing

Staying in the Know...

ISAT Assembly- Primary Grades please make a banner for the upper grades to give to them at this year's ISAT assembly. Mrs. Lessen will have a sign up sheet on her desk where the primary teachers can sign up for a specific 3-5 class. (District Goal 1, Student Achievement)

Spring Break - There will be maintenance work conducted in the building over spring break. Please use your break as an opportunity to recharge yourself away from the building, you've earned it!! (District Goal 3, Building Facilities)

Common Core Update - Teachers, there will be no calculators allowed on the PARCC assessment. (The new Common Core assessment to start in two years.) Please keep this in mind as you transition to CC instruction. Students will be allowed to use calculators in grades 4 and 5 this year and next year on the ISAT. (District Goal 1, Student Achievement)

Whole Class Instructional Planning Forms - Please submit your whole class instructional planning forms for second semester. (I have 5th grade's forms.) Remember your form should reflect a change in instructional practices if your students are not at 80%. (District Goal 1, Student Achievement)

Calling in Sick?

Mr. Dale - ext. 6257 cell: 309-261-1486
Dr. Rummel - ext. 6010 cell: 309-846-2139 home: 309-963-4263