Minidoka County School District
Week of September 28-October 2
September 29 MTSS/RTI Luncheon 10:00-2:00 (Twin Falls)
October 1-2-PD Days
October 6: New Admin Meeting- Budgets 1:00 @ DSC
October 8-Parent Teacher Conference
October 8: CPI (Crisis Prevention Intervention) Re-certification 8:00-12:00 DSC
October 9: CPI (Crisis Prevention Intervention) 8:00-4:00 DSC
October 9: Teacher Work Day
October 13: Admin Meeting
October 13: Parenting with Love and Logic 6:30-8:00pm Computer Lab DSC
October 13: Executive Technology Committee Meeting
October 19: Spencer's Own
- 8:30 & 9:30 @ Rupert Elementary
- 1:00 Minico
October 20: Spencer's Own
- 9:00 Heyburn, Paul, Acequia, TLC @ Minico
- 1:00 East & West @ Minico
October 22: New Teacher Mentor Meeting 4:00-5:00 DSC
Minico, Acequia, West Minico, TLC, & Paul send post to Ashley
Rupert, Mt. Harrison, Heyburn, East Minico, & District Office send post to Heather
Refer to last week's newsletter to access the schedule for posting.
Parent Communication Log
At the admin meeting we talked about a uniform parent communication log. I have made a sample of two different digital formats. Please review the two links below, feel free to enter information. Then email Ashley with feedback on the forms.
Parent Patron Advisory Team (PPAT)
Areas of Responsibility
Parenting with Love and Logic was scheduled to begin last month but we did not have enough response to hold the class. We have had a few additional parents sign up but there is still plenty of space for more to participate in this effective parenting course. Flyers will be provided to each school for distribution at Parent / Teacher and Student Led Conferences. We would like to target parents of 6th and 9th grade students. We will have flyers for the advisory teachers of these grades to hand each parent a flyer. Homemade treats will be served at each class and child care will be provided.
MTSS / RTI
We are in the process of publishing brochures to educate parents on MTSS / RTI (Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports / Response to Intervention). The brochures will be available to share at Parent / Teacher and Student Led Conferences.
The Section 504 process list and plan documents are located on the District Share K drive. Please send hard copies of your Section 504 plans to Sherry Bingham at DSC, do not e-mail. Plans may also be put on Milepost under Educational Support. This will provide access to the staff members who need to be aware of and follow student 504 plans
New Teacher Mentor Program
Tip for Healthy Living
You Go Yogurt
Yogurt provides a balance of carbs and protein to maintain a steady flow of energy. Yogurt is high in calcium and has live cultures that contain probiotics, which are helpful for digestion and immunity. Not all yogurt is healthy so make sure to look for these things:
- Serving size of six to eight ounces
- Less than 200 calories per serving
- Six grams or more of protein
- Four grams or less of fat
- Less than 30 grams of sugar
- Contains enough calcium to meet 20% or more of your recommended dietary allowance
Buy brands that feature "Live & Active Cultures" and contain additional probiotics. Look for the words "Lactobacillus (L. Acidophilus)" and/or "Bifidobacterium (B. Bifidum)" in the list of ingredients.
Add fruits like bananas or berries to plain yogurt for a real power breakfast
Jazz musician, Rob Verdi is available to do school programs or band clinics. He only charges $300 which is very reasonable and one of the lowest rates I have come across for such things. He has local ties and so he visits here quite frequently. For more information, visit his website.