Week at a Glance

March 9-13

I just looked at the weather forecast for this week and saw a 5 followed by a 8 for Wednesday. Whoo hoo! I am excited and grateful to see that the temperatures for this upcoming week will be much warmer than this past week.

Evidently a lot of other people are happy about the warmer weather too. I went shopping yesterday (just had to use my 30% off coupon for Kohl's!) and it seemed like everyone has come out of hibernation. The store was packed with people, much like what you would see during the holiday shopping season. I also went to Michael's to get crafting items, and it was the same--very busy! In spite of the crowds, I enjoyed shopping for some bargains. :-) Hope you enjoyed your weekend too!


  • ISTEP science test--sixth grade
  • ISTEP make up tests continue (See email for schedule.)
  • Specials on regular schedule.
  • 7:30 a.m.--K-2 meets with Kari--progress monitoring
  • 7:30 a.m.--CPR
  • 7:30 a.m.--grade level collaboration for gr. 3-6; special ed.
  • 8:00 a.m.--Kari meets with kindergarten--data
  • 8:00 a.m.--meeting--Karen & Dawn
  • 11:25 a.m.--Tammy covers third grade lunch duty
  • 12:30-2:30 p.m.--ISTEP ice cream sundae party for gr. 3-6 (See schedule below.)
  • 2:50 p.m.--meeting--Megan & Karen
  • 3:10 p.m.--meeting--Amijo & Karen
  • 3:30 p.m.--case conference--Dawn, Jessica, & Karen
  • 5:00-8:00 p.m.--basketball practice
  • 6:30-7:30 p.m.--kindergarten recruiting @ KDC East--Karen


  • ISTEP make ups continued (& hopefully finished)
  • Fire drill today
  • 7:30 a.m.--NCA steering committee meeting
  • 8:30 a.m.--meeting--Terri & Karen
  • 9:00 a.m.--meeting--Beth & Karen
  • 11:25 a.m.--Josh covers third grade lunch
  • 1:30 p.m.--case conference--Brittany, Deb, & Karen
  • 2:50 p.m.--RTI
  • 3:00 p.m.--Staff social--Pintrest party in MP room
  • 6:00-7:30 p.m.--archery practice


  • 7:30 a.m.--case conference--Megan, Deb, & Karen
  • 8:00 a.m.--case conference--Brittany, Deb, & Karen
  • 11:25 a.m.--Karen covers third grade lunch
  • 2:00-3:00 p.m.--CPR training
  • 2:30 p.m.--case conference--Lucinda, Deb, & Karen
  • 3:45 p.m.--case conference--Beth, Deb, & Karen
  • 5:00-8:00 p.m.--basketball practice


  • Lockdown drill today
  • 7:30 a.m.--CPF meeting--Karen
  • 11:25 a.m.--Josh covers third grade lunch duty
  • 11:30 a.m.--meeting--Karen
  • 2:40 p.m.-4:00 p.m.--Jump Rope for Heart
  • 4:30 p.m.--First grade tech night in MP room
  • 6:00-7:30 p.m.--archery practice


  • Fifth grade field trip--courthouse & McMillen
  • 7:30 a.m.--staff meeting--AMAO's & expectations
  • 11:25 a.m.--Tammy covers third grade lunch duty
  • 3:00 p.m.--case conference--Janelle, Jessica, & Karen
  • 3:30 p.m.--gr. 6 weekly notes due


  • COMMUNITY INVOVLEMENT: The community involvement committee met and discussed a few ideas. One idea that was discussed was to begin a lunch buddy program with the buddies being parents or grandparents of our students. Dawn has created a letter for us to send to our families seeking their support, and that will go out this week. Please return the interest forms to the office as you receive them.
  • NEU convo: Our next NEU convo will be on Monday, March 16 at 1:15 p.m. The special guest speaker will be Kaleigh Schrock from the Ft. Wayne Komets!
  • TORNADO DRILL: We will be participating in the statewide tornado test that will take place on March 19 at 10:15 a.m. Now is a good time to review procedures with your students.
  • INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT: I have offered the IA position to a candidate and she has accepted. We are now waiting for all the paperwork/screenings to be completed. In the meantime, Josh, Tammy & I will be covering third grade lunch/lunch recess.
  • ISTEP MAKE UPS: ISTEP testing will continue Monday morning as well as make ups. I will need to schedule some make ups for Tuesday too. Let's hope all are present and we can finish up with testing on Tuesday. Thank you all for your flexibility this past week! I know the schedule gets all switched around, and I appreciated your understanding. Running the delay schedule helps TREMENDOUSLY with small group testing. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
  • IREAD-3: IREAD-3 will be given to the third graders on Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17. We will run specials on a regular schedule; however, I may need to adjust third grade times.
  • DATA MEETINGS: I will be holding data meetings next Monday-Wednesday.
  • NEW LAPTOPS: Next year we will be getting new staff laptops. Yeah! The tech department will be setting up some samples in the lounge for people to look at on April 8 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Check them out! See which one you like! :-) They are also planning a meeting after school one evening to answer questions. Please look for a message from Joanna soon.


Tuesday, March 10th, 3pm


Staff social in the MP room Tuesday at 3:00 p.m.!


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