Chapman Staff Update
October 12, 2019
Good afternoon Chapman Staff! I know its been an emotional and busy week and I just want to truly say how much I appreciate each and every one of you. Thank you for all the kind and supportive conversations and messages sent throughout this week. I am so grateful and blessed.
Looking ahead to this week- we are SUPER Busy! Hold on for the ride!
Congratulations Kristin on your upcoming wedding this weekend! This is such an exciting time and know that your Chapman Family is so happy for you!
Mental Health Awareness: I posted this to Twitter, but just in case you missed it, please take the 12 minutes or so to listen to Dr. Nadine Burke Harris. Her Ted Talk focuses on ACEs and trauma in children. This is one of the most powerful talks that I have heard and she is an amazing soul.
MTSS Meetings: Thank you everyone for your hard work and flexibility with the MTSS meetings. If you have a student that the team has decided to have an action plan, please remember that these parents need a personal phone call (or a quick face to face meeting at pick up) to let them know what to expect at conferences. Angie or I will try to be at these conferences. If we are unable or triple booked, we will make arrangements with the parent to meet afterwards. Please give me your conference schedule and highlight the times of the conferences that we need to be at and note why on the side. If you have already turned in your schedule, then just send me a quick email. Make sure information sheets are returned by the end of the day on Monday so we can complete the rest of the paperwork. Wednesday's sub is still not picked up but we will figure out how to meet this week.
Principal Coaching with Shannon:
Remember Shannon is here for Principal Coaching in the PM on Monday.
Thanks everyone! I am excited about this addition to our PBIS Program! Our first club day looks like it may be November 1st (half day after Halloween???). Please make sure you confirm the club you are interested in doing and the materials needed. We need to get an order completed this week.
We reviewed your feedback from the PBIS survey at our last meeting. We will be tweaking some things and rolling it out at the next staff meeting.
Morning Assistance: Please Actively Supervise once students enter the building at 8:25 AM
Spirit Week: Since Carlson Homecoming week is the same week as half days and conferences, we are going to have our spirit week the week after. Here are the days:
Monday 10/21: Orange Out Day
Tuesday 10/22: Hawaiian Day
Wednesday 10/23: PJ Day
Thursday 10/24: Mis-Matched Day
Friday 10/25: Chapman Spirit Day
PREVIOUS WEEK IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Indoor Recess: EEEEK! I don't want bad weather but we need to be prepared for it. Please make sure that you review indoor recess expectations AND have appropriate activities your class can participate in posted on the inside of your door. Remember you may not always have the same lunch monitor for indoor recess so we need the information in one spot. There may be times we can use the gymnasium but we will need to work our some procedures for that before we are able to do it.
ASSESSMENT RESULTS: Results from all of our assessments should be recorded in Illuminate in a timely fashion after the assessment. We will use Illuminate to house all of our assessment data so we can access and compare it easily.
E-BLAST and NEWSLETTER: Please Help! Please sign up for a month/week that you want to share what your class or grade have been learning. These E-blast items must be program/curriculum related and pictures should be included. This is your time to showcase your students to the community! The same idea applies to the newsletter. You are always welcome to send me items for the parent newsletters but I have created a schedule for everyone. Families love to see what their children are doing at school and love pictures. This way I will always have a grade level or activity to showcase in the building every week. Here is the link to the schedule:
Please do not hesitate to ask question if you have them.
This Week's Schedule
9:30 AM DTE Presentation for 4th grade
1 PM SIS Principal Coaching with Shannon
Leslie Out- Lisa Acting Admin
8 AM IEP
4 PM Staff Workout
Possible MTSS individual Teacher Meetings
Half Day with students
1 PM- 8 PM Parent Teacher Conferences
Half Day with Students
1 PM- 4 PM Parent Teacher Conferences
Carlson Homecoming Game
Staff Meeting Dates
Due to some changes in my personal schedule, besides our first staff meeting, we will run all staff meetings on Wednesdays at 4-5 PM. Please see below for exact dates. Please honor this time and arrange appointments and other after school activities around these dates. If there are any conflicts please see me well in advance.