Kellison Connection

Week of March 21, 2016

Week of March 21st

Monday, March 21st
  • Team Leader Committee - 3:30 p.m. - Library
  • Character Survey Window Opens (3/21-4/1)

Tuesday, March 22nd

  • Dr. Cobb Visits Kellison - 2:00-3:30 p.m.
  • ELA/Math Vertical Committee Meetings - 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 23rd

Thursday, March 24th

  • The NED Show - 2:00 p.m. - Gym
  • Kellison Night at Papa John's

Friday, March 25th

  • No School - Spring Holiday

March RTI Meetings

Here is a schedule of the March RTI meetings:

3/8-2nd grade at 2:00

3/9-KDG at 12:00, 1st grade at 1:00

3/22-4th grade at 9:30

3/24-5th at 8:30, 3rd at 10:30

The NED Show

The NED Show is coming to Kellison on Thursday, March 24th at 2:00. We are excited to share their message with our students, which includes:

Never Give Up

Encourage Others

Do Your Best

If you'd like to learn more or check out the resources available to you, visit their website at this link.

Mastery Manager - Save the Date

Teachers - Save the date for March 29th! Our Mastery Manager Coaches, Ms. Boyle and Mrs. Soyster, will be visiting all teams to share information regarding Mastery Manager and other assessment tools. Therefore, if you could move your weekly PLC meeting to this day that week and keep it clear from other meetings, we'd really appreciate your time.

Placement Day

Mark your calendars for Monday, May 9th. This is the day that we will meet in teams to place students into their classes for 2016-2017. We will have substitutes available who will move through the grade levels throughout the day at the appropriate times. Here is a tentative schedule to plan for:

8:30-First Grade


11:00-Fourth Grade

12:15-Second Grade

1:30-Third Grade

If additional time is needed, we will make alternative arrangements to continue our work.

Prior to this date, placement letters will be sent to our parents. They will have from 4/1-4/15 to return these to us. In addition, our special education team will meet on April 21st to consider placements for our students with special needs. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Staff Sparklight - Ms. Compton

This week, we are featuring one of our classroom assistants, Ms. Megan Compton. Ms. Compton is from Manchester and went to Parkway South, followed by Mizzou for college, graduating in 2014 with a degree in elementary education.

Here is a little more about Ms. Compton:

How long have you been at Kellison?

This is my second year.

Tell us about your family:

Both my parents are deaf so I am bilingual, with sign language being my first language. I have my mom, Kimberly, and dad, Mark. I have a younger sister, Kayla, who is 22 and a younger brother, Kenny, who is 20. I also have my dog Texas, two cats, and a turtle at home. My mom is from New York so we spend quite a bit of time there, as well!

What did you want to be when you were little?

When I was little I wanted to be a teacher or a marine biologist. I was always really into dolphins, so being a marine biologist seemed really cool, but there are a lot of teachers in my family, so I was always interested in teaching and always played school with my cousins.

What are you most proud of?

Either graduating from Mizzou with honors or working with the rescue I got Texas from while I was at Mizzou.

What makes you happy?

Spending time with my family, especially my cousins because we are all so close, watching a student finally understand a concept we have been working on, and visiting my family in New York. The Blues winning games also makes me really happy, as well!

What's your favorite thing to do?

Spending time with my family, friends, and my dog. Going to Blues' games and basically anything outdoors, especially kayaking. I also love traveling, Seattle has been my favorite place so far!

Best Kellison memory ...

My best Kellison memory is either the teacher dance last year or the ice bucket challenge. The teacher dance was just so much fun to be a part of and I got to know some other staff members better. The ice bucket challenge was my first school activity I was a part of and really hit home because of the cause!

Happy Birthday

March - Birthday Celebration on Friday, March 4th

3-Dawn Cross, Mandy Johnson

5-Dave Baer

6-Kathleen Kidwell

22-Sue Baumgartner

23-Lisa Vowell

26-Amy Wiedemann

27-Megan Jackman

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