Kellison Connection

Week of May 2nd, 2016

Week of May 2nd

Teacher Appreciation Week - You're a Star!

School Nutrition Workers' Week
School Nurse's Appreciation Week


Monday, May 2nd

  • MAP Testing Continues
  • Dickens at Elem Principal Mtg 8:30-11:30
  • DuPree at AP Mtg. 11:30-3:30
  • RI Placement Meeting 2:00


Tuesday, May 3rd

  • Fifth Grade Track Meet 9:00-12:30
  • PSO Exec Meeting 6:45 p.m.
  • Teacher Dance Practice - 3:30 p.m.


Wednesday, May 4th

  • Child Nutrition Worker's Day
  • RTI Working Committee 8:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Variety Show Tryouts 3:30-4:00
  • Fifth Grade Dinner at Andre's West 6:30-10:00 p.m.


Thursday, May 5th

  • Fourth Grade Track Meet 9:00-12:30
  • Strings Concert 6:30 p.m.
  • Plant Sales Pickup
  • Teacher Dance Practice 3:30 p.m.


Friday, May 6th

  • School Nurse's Day
  • Retirement Celebration for Becky & Tucker - Bravo 4:00-6:00 p.m.

A Look Forward - Week of 5/9

Monday, May 9th

  • Kindergarten Graduation 1:30 p.m.
  • Small Schools Track Meet 9:00-1:30 p.m.
  • Library Begins One Book Checkout
  • Team Leader Committee Meeting 3:30 p.m. - Library

Tuesday, May 10th

  • Kindergarten Orientation 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
  • ELA/Math Vertical Committee 3:30 p.m. - Tentative

Wednesday, May 11th

  • Third Grade Track Meet 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Second Grade Field Trip to Cahokia Mounds
  • Fourth Grade Field Trip to Powell Symphony Hall


Thursday, May 12th

  • Staff Development Day - Early Dismissal 12:08 p.m.
  • Kellison School Picnic - Swing Around Fun Town 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Friday, May 13th

  • Student Appreciation Day
  • School Field Day
  • Last Day for Library Checkout

The Last Few Weeks

Thank you to everyone for a great fourth quarter so far! It is flying by. Please remember the small things you can do to ensure a great end to our school year. Especially with all the packing that needs to be done this year, keeping routines familiar and classrooms structured will help students have a smooth end to the year. We have 18 days left! You've got this!

MAP Testing

Here are the upcoming dates and times for MAP testing this week:


Day 1, April 29, (Friday)

8:30-9:30 MATH (35-50 minutes)

12:40-2:15 LA 1 (45-80 minutes)

Day 2, May 3 (Tuesday)

10:45-11:45 LA 2 (30-50 minutes)

12:45-1:30 LA 3 (15-25 minutes)

Day 3, May 4 (Wednesday)

8:30-9:30 MATH (35-50 minutes)

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May RTI Meetings

While there are no formal RTI meetings scheduled in May, I'd like to reserve the following times to discuss our students' needs one last time before the end of the year. When we meet on this date, I'd like each classroom teacher to identify the following students in their class:

  • Students not meeting academic expectations, needing intensive intervention, reading below grade level, students in the bottom 1/3 of the grade level
  • Students approaching expectations, may need short-term interventions, approaching the grade level expectations for reading level, students in the bottom 1/2 of the grade level
  • Students with social/emotional needs - These students may fall in one of the previous two groups or they may be meeting grade level expectations, but still have social/emotional needs.
Please use data from STAR Reading, STAR Math, the BAS, and any other standardized measures to identify your students based upon academic needs. This information will be used to start our RTI work in the fall.

*Please let me know if these dates do not work for your grade level.

May 3rd - 9:30-4th, 2:00-2nd

May 4th - 12:00-KDG, 1:00-1st

May 5th - 8:30-5th, 10:30-4th

Teacher Appreciation Week 2016

Teachers - Kellison Elementary and Kellison PSO have teamed up for a fun week to celebrate our staff! Check out the flyer below to see what's happening each day.


Suzanne and I are excited to feature our celebrity teachers during morning announcements next week with special awards in your honor!


Thank YOU for all you do!

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Happy Birthday

May - Birthday Celebration on Friday, May 6th

1-Cindy Hegedus

2-Monica LaCava

6-Suzanne DuPree

11-Darlene Lanser

16-Kimberly Dickens

20-Tucker Mueller

27-Karen Jones

28-Jody Pike

31-Katie McClain

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