Weekly Update for Douglas Staff - Monday, May 30, 2016
The end of the year...
Along with your typical end-of-the-year things, please find time to complete your SLO's and Doc Logs. Once you have submitted both, please shoot me an email (if you are a Summative Year teacher), so I can get started on your summative evaluation. All meetings will be scheduled during the very last week of the school. At the VERY LATEST, these items should be submitted by Thursday, June 2nd. If you are a NON-SUMMATIVE Teacher, per Dave's last email, you may submit an empty Doc Log and save your items in a file on your computer.
Please check your emails on Tuesday afternoon for a "draft" of your grade level's specials and lunch/recess block for next year. Grades 3-5, your "blocks" of instruction are also included. For next year, we are combining the K/1 specials block, as well as Lunch/Recess...due to the smaller number of sections.
Please see the section below that details upcoming meetings/events...
Thank you for a wonderful school year...Happy May 31st and June!
Vision - Mission - Priorities
Mission - The mission of Douglas Elementary School is to engage the Douglas community in learning and growing together, preparing children to pursue the dreams and opportunities of their future.
Learning and Growing Together
Driven by High Expectations and Goals
Fostering a Positive, Safe Learning Environment
Check out what our 3rd Graders have been up to!
Horicon Marsh Trip
Boat Ride at the Horicon Marsh
The third graders went on a boat tour this time! Looks like a fun time had by all!
A highlight of the year - Camp Read-A-Lot! 3rd Graders rotated to each of the classrooms for a fun, reading experience. Complete with a storyteller!
Theme 2016-2017 - Learning is Our Super Power!
Last Call - End-of-the-Year Slideshow photos needed! Please send 2-3 pics from your classroom during the year. The slideshow will play during the Snow Cone station on Field Day so all students will be able to watch.
All Teachers - Grades due on Skyward by Monday, June 6th at NOON. Thanks!
Para Meeting (Any Paras working from 2:00-3:00) - Monday, June 6th - 2:00 PM
Family Pool Party - Wednesday, June 8th - 5:00-7:00 PM (Watertown Aquatic Center)
NEW - Graduate Walk 2016 (Thursday, 6/9 @ 8:30 AM)
(Gym Hallway, 3rd Grade stairwell, 4th Grade Hallway, 5th Grade Hallway, 5th Grade Stairwell - one side, 1st grade Hallway). Let's line both sides and cheer on these graduates! We are hoping this tradition grows and becomes an annual event that students and teachers look forward to each year.
Tuesday, May 31st - 7:30 AM - "Learning is Our Super Power" Planning Mtg. (Conference Room)
Tuesday, May 31st - NO Staff Meeting; 1st to 2nd Placement (3:15)
Wednesday, June 1st - 3rd to 4th Placement (3:15)
Monday, June 6th - All Grades due by Noon!
Monday, June 6th - Kindergarten Celebration - 5:00
Tuesday, June 7th - Field Day/Cookout
**NO SPECIALS on June 7th...Specials teachers will be helping to set up for Field Day!
**If Raining - Inflatables in Gym (schedule TBD)
Tuesday, June 7th - Staff Meeting Day
PBIS Tier 1 and Tier 2 Teams - Meet in Media Center
PBL Lead Team - Meet in Conference Room
PLC Planning Team - NO MEETING! Thank you for all of your work this year!
Wednesday, June 8th - Family Pool Party - Aquatic Center - 5:00-7:00 PM
Thursday, June 9th - Early Release (Last Day); Graduate Walk (8:30 AM), Assembly at 9:00
Friday, June 10th - AM - Year-End Meeting (Mark your Calendars :))
I am currently reading this book...so amazing! It reminds me of her writing style from Winn Dixie...can so easily connect with intermediate-grade students and their challenges/lives. Love Kate, and I recommend Raymie!
Scholastic News have been ordered for K-4, and two different Scholastic Magazines (Super Science and StoryWorks) for 5th Grade. Thank you to PTO and our Book Fair - these items were FULLY FUNDED!
Project-Based Learning Links - PBL
Watertown is hosting the PBL (Project-Based Learning) Institute this summer. Topics will include PBL and STEM/STEAM - with sessions on the elementary level. More elementary schools have recently added to present! Email Lynn Linskens to sign up!
Video - Structuring Collaboration for Student Success...Keys to PBL Series (Video 3)
Emily's Schedule - 5/31-6/3
Announcements - Daily @ 8:05
A FEW informal observations...
7:30 - "Learning is Our Super Power!" Theme Meeting (Conference Room)
8:30-11:30 - Cabinet (ESC)
12:20-1:30 IEP (Wallace) - Baxter, Krueger
3:15 - Class Placement (1st to 2nd)
4:00 - Parent Meeting (Kramer-Pein) - Gatzow, Gums, Weddig
4:00-7:00 Watertown Art Walk
7:30 - Specials Teachers (Scheduling Meeting)
7:30-10:15 RMS Counselors - 5th Grade Placement Meeting (Conference Room)
10:15 - Crisis Drill (Extruder)
1:00 - Phone Conference (Playworks)
3:15 - Class Placement - 3rd to 4th Grade
5:30 - Budget Presentation (School Board)
Safety Patrol Trip (5th Grade)
7:20 - Special Ed Team Meeting
10:10-11:40 - 3L
10:30 - Counselor Visit
4:00 - 504 Meeting (Gums/Torgerson)
K to Madison Zoo
5th Grade Promotion Party (Afternoon)
3:30 Parent Meeting (Kennon)