The Bear Necessities
April 11, 2019
Happy Week of the Young Child
This is a very busy month for all, it is easy to get a little buried under the tasks and numbers and forget what amazing opportunity this job of shaping young ones and their families really is. Take a moment to reflect on your why or your one word, and know that this is one school leader who could not be more proud of what we do together as a team for families.
Gentle reminder with a big impact
**Little but important: please do not grab an ice pack and run. We need to document EVERYTHING, it is best practice.
Flex Time Opportunity
We are going to provide childcare for this event. If you would be willing to work with the children Thursday night, we will allow you to flex that time out on Friday. The flex time may be taken at any time during Friday, May 3rd and will be equal to the time served on Thursday. The flex time may not be taken during a meeting time.
If you are interested, please email Tiffany Nay and let her know that you will work Thursday night and flex your time on Friday. We will be taking RSVP's from families, so we should have an idea about how many children we will have. You will be invited to join us for dinner and will stay until all children are picked up, hopefully no more than 2 1/2 hours.
2 part time Parent Educators (added a EHS position and there was movement)
5 ECSE Paraprofessionals (2 new, 3 retirees)(posted under Special Education Classified" not "Early Childhood/Parents as Teachers heading)
1 Title Paraprofessional (retiree) (posted under "Special Education Classified", it is not a special education position)
1 ECSE Teacher (1 resignation)
1 SLP (retiree from 2018) (posted under "Special Education Certified"
1 COTA (new position)(Posted under "Special Education Classified, not under "Early Childhood/Parents as Teachers heading)
Still under consideration/discussion:
1 part time HS Family Advocate
1 HS Paraprofessional
2 part time HS Paraprofessionals
1 ECSE LIFE Teacher
The top portion is currently mostly posted. The bottom portion has been in discussion, we are awaiting final determination. If we add 1 ECSE LIFE Teacher/classroom, a classroom will have to leave GBEEC location and go to a satellite location.
First day for students will be August 19th. We will be supporting Kindergarten the 21st and AM only on 22nd like last year. We are attempting to have Paraprofessionals here on the 8th to do some PD and some class time. When we have the PD plan for next year, we will get it to you.
Invited to Enroll
ECSE (Early Childhood Special Education) Special Education Process Manual
We all agree that a special education manual would be a gift. We want direction in writing. We need to build this document...but
The pace we run at does not allow us time to work on this project during the school year. If you are willing to do work on this project this summer, please let me know. Team members will complete a time sheet for work completed this summer on the team.
Tuesday - both here AM, Jeanie PDO PM
Wednesday - both here
Thursday - Kerry SLC all day, Jeanie SLC 11:00-1:00, here rest of day
Friday - Enjoy the day everyone!!