Millbrook Elementary Staff Notes
Week of Feb. 1-5, 2016
Thought For the Week
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
Celebrations of Success!
In an effort to better connect the work of the MIST (Millbrook Instructional Support Team) with school-wide distributed leadership, I wanted to share some of the CELEBRATIONS of work we've observed in the last week:
*PLT Success: Team stuck to norms, came prepared and were focused on their work
*Strong PLT facilitation was happening
*All members of the team shared and all voices were heard
*Team bond strengthening; candid conversations; clear trust to take risks; taking ownership of their own learning; embracing trying new things
*The Arts in Action celebration; building of community - culture builder
* Evidence of teachers taking feedback from coaches, observation and really using it/growing their practice
*Grade level planning to think about what will excite and engage students as a provocation to being a unit of inquiry
*A 5th grade student stopped at the Caring Corner and asked about putting more notes in to spread caring
Spotlight on Great Things Happening!
A quick and easy way for students to "check in" that they are present. Thank you, Mrs. Puryear!
Impact of MLK
Students did some great reflections on the impact of MLK. Thank you, Mrs. Estok!
Love this writing by YaAwa!
So great to see them dedicated to a practice proven to enhance math and science reasoning!
I told him he was "Silas Rodriguez in training" :)
More Chess Masters
They were so focused!
- SURVEY DATA: We will share the survey feedback summaries in next week's notes - thank you for taking the time to share!
- DATE CHANGES: Monday, Feb. 15 and Thursday, March 24 are now regular student days (replacing the days lost on 1/22 and 1/25).
We will have an ALL TEAM meeting on Monday, Feb. 15 from 3-4:15.
Our 2nd Quarter SIP Review will be on Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 3-4:15.
Schedule of Events
All Week - UPDATED assessment schedule due to snow days: MCLASS window closes 2/2; K-1 DPI Math Benchmark Assessments
Monday, 2/1: C Day, 2nd PLT 1:30 -3; Intervention Team Meeting, 7:15 AM (Room 101); SIP Team Meeting, 3-4:15
Tuesday, 2/2: D Day; 3rd PLT 1:30 - 3:30; Intro to PYP Course, 3:30 - 5 PM (Media Center)
Wednesday, 2/3: E Day; 1st PLT 1:30 - 3:30;
Thursday, 2/4: F Day; 5th Grade Mid-Year Data Review PLT 1:30 -3:30; 2nd Grade Collaborative Planning Day; Rescheduled MTSS Training (Ballard, Gernhard, Judkins, Beller, Benton, Benson, Bendel, Liefer, Lynch @ Crossroads); K Field Trip - Marbles Museum
Friday, 2/5: A Day; K Mid-Year Data Review PLT 1:30 - 3:30