Ridgeview Weekly Newsletter

February 15, 2016


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  • Power Walks for behavior
  • Check out the Schedule
  • Meet in Stacy's Room for instructional rounds
  • Attend the Budget Meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the Clarion

Please sign u pif you plan to attend the Budget Meeting on Wednesday

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POWER WALKS for the week

  • Please support PBiS by covering IN THE CLASSROOM this week.

    Practice Respect

    • Be a good listener
    • Raise your hand when you have a question
    • Use silent cues
    • Be responsible for own actions
    • Only say nice things

    Act with Kindness

      • Be a good neighbor
      • Practice politeness (please, thank you, etc.)
      • Show consideration for others
      • Talk only when it is your turn
      • Be helpful to others
      • Smile

          Work Together

          • Be an encourager
          • Include everyone
          • Honor others ideas
          • Inside voices
          • Work as a team

              Stay Safe

                • Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself
                • Push in chairs
                • Keep cubby space clean and free of coats shoes and backpacks
                • Keep personal area clean
                • Report any unsafe actions
                • Think before you act

              Instructional Rounds

              We could not find a sub for Maybell tomorrow. Therefore I will be the sub for Carol. I will miss seeing everyone tomorrow!

              Please join the team in Stacy's office during your planning period. See you soon!

              Writing Part 2: Learning Events and Parallel Learnings

              See pic below from the whiteboard in Stacy's Room from last week's instructional rounds.

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              Emergency Preparedness Drill

              SROs Rimmer and Fritz will be joining us tomorrow for our February Staff Meeting to provide whole staff ALICE Response Options training. Every single employee in our school is asked to be part of this training. This is a priority and I will pay everyone to stay late for this important training.

              I will be in Maybell tomorrow, and will hustle back for staff meeting. Norm and Ryan will proceed without me. See you soon!

              Please take a moment to review the attached letter to parents that will go out on Wednesday.

              Please review letter below. I hope to send it out Wednesday.

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              2016 PARCC SCHEDULE - Find PARCC to the far right

              Please take a look at the PARCC Schedule. 3rd and 4th Grade will switch PE on some days. For a different view, you may click on the Google Calendar link below. The Calendar includes additional details in the "description" section of the event.

              PARCC Google Calendar

              Go to the month of March! Most important for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teachers, SPED, LIT, Library, Counselor, Instructional Coach

              Happening this week . . . .

              Monday - February 15, 2016

              • No School
              • No After School Programs
              • 5 p.m. Craig Park and Rec using Gym: K-2 BBall

              Tuesday - February 16, 2016

              • 7:00 a.m. School Board Work-session
              • Amber is the sub for Maybell tomorrow
              • 8:00 a.m. Instructional Rounds - Writing Part 2
              • 2:00 p.m. RV Instructional Team Weekly Meeting
              • 3:30 Spanish After School Program
              • 3:30 RV Staff Meeting - SRO ALICE Response Training
              • 5:00 p.m. Craig Park and Rec using Gym: K-2 BBall
              • 5:30 p.m. DAC meeting @ Admin

              Wednesday - February 17, 2016

              • 8:30 a.m. Elementary Principals Team Meeting
              • 2:15 RV CST
              • 4:00 p.m. Benefit Committee Meeting
              • 5 p.m. Craig Park and Rec using Gym: K-2 BBall
              • 6:00 p.m. Budget Stakeholder Meeting (everyone invited)

              Thursday - February 18, 2016

              • Art @ RV - C Day
              • 9 a.m. Counselor Collab (Administrator = Amber)
              • 12:30 p.m. Zack at RV leadership coaching Amber
              • 1:00 p.m. ALICE Drill at Sunset Elementary - FYI this may require us to go into Shelter in Place
              • 2:30 p.m. 2nd and 5th Grade School Concert
              • 6:30 p.m. 2nd and 5th Grade School Concert

              Friday - February 19, 2016

              • Elementary Work Day - No School
              • Jeans Friday
              • 2:30 p.m. DLM/CoAlt Training
              • 5:00 p.m. Craig Parks and Rec in Gym K-2 BBall

              Happening next week:

              Monday - February 22, 2016

              • 8:00 Amber and Sara - Coaching
              • 8:45 RV Communications Team Meeting (Amber, Sara, Tonia)
              • 3:45 Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences
              • 5:00 p.m. Craig Parks and Rec in Gym K-2 BBall

              Tuesday - February 23, 2016

              • Instructional Rounds - Math 1
              • 2 p.m. Instructional Team Meeting
              • 3:30 Spanish After School Program
              • 5:00 p.m. Craig Parks and Rec in Gym K-2 BBall

              Wednesday - February 24, 2016

              • 8:30 a.m. Admin Meeting
              • 2:15 Ridgeview Child Study Team
              • 3:00 p.m. Amber in Maybell for Parent Teacher Conferences
              • Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences
              • 5:00 p.m. Craig Parks and Rec in Gym - K-2 BBall
              • 6:00 p.m. Budget Stakeholder Meeting

              Thursday - February 25, 2016

              • NO PRESCHOOL
              • Preschool Parent Teacher Conferences
              • 8:00 a.m. Rangely @ RV to observe S.P.I.R.E.
              • 8:30 a.m. RV Kindergarten Barnyard Day
              • 9:00 a.m. Counselor Collab (Administrator = Jill)
              • 2:50 p.m. PAWS Assembly
              • 4:00 p.m. IBS Meeting
              • 5:00 p.m. Craig Parks and Rec in Gym - K-2 BBall

              Friday - February 26, 2016

              • Preschool Parent Teacher Conference
              • Amber and Stacy in Maybell
              • 2:30 p.m. Elementary Scope and Sequence Work and Lit Coordinator Meeting at Admin
              • 3:30 p.m. Amber and Ava
              Restorative Discipline Practices for Schools

              Would you like to participate in this training with me?


              We have been placed on the WAIT LIST for TOINTON. If a spot opens up, the date are:

              June 13-16, 2016

              This Academy will focus on practices that research and reality tell us are effective in moving schools forward with regard to student learning. Each of these practices also helps to build a strong school culture to support student learning. In this academy, we will examine effective practices of change leadership including the role of building leaders (teachers included) in making the changes necessary to build a culture for success. We will examine the relationship between the structures you have in your building that support the culture that exists versus the structures you may want to consider to support the culture that you want and need.

              Additionally, we will look at key components that change people’s practices, attitudes, traditions, beliefs in schools, and examine effective collaborative practices that build trust within schools. We will discuss practical ways to think about doing this hard work along with everything else that you are being held accountable for without “killing your people.” Strategies for managing change in a highly visible, accountability-driven, high-

              stakes setting will be shared and discussed.

              I know it is hard to plan given the waitlist status, however if you are available and willing please let me know as soon as possible. I have already heard from some!

              Money Matters

              Too often, discussions about school funding get derailed by simplistic sound bites that may sound good, but are misleading at best.

              There are already 55 education bills in the 2016 Colorado Legislative Session