Pride Press

September 19-September 26

Classroom Instruction Heats Up

Hopefully everyone had the chance to enjoy the beautiful weather over the weekend! As the weather outside cools-off, classroom instruction begins to heat-up! We want to thank everyone for all of your efforts over the past few weeks in setting up your classroom expectations and reinforcing school-wide expectations. Don't forget to take the PBIS School Safety Survey. The survey takes about 5 minutes to complete.


We look forward to continuing to observe high-quality differentiated instruction with high-levels of student engagement as we begin the first round of classroom observations this week. Your evaluating administrator will be contacting you soon to set up scheduled observations. Our collaboration this week will focus on utilizing our new Math in Focus materials and resources. Katherine Schack will be here to assist us with questions or concerns you may have.


Thanks for all you do!

Doug and Melissa

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Lunch Room Procedure Update.... Changes will start Tuesday, Sept. 23rd

Based on feedback shared at the grade chair meeting and meeting with recess/cafeteria staff the following changes will be made starting Monday, Sept. 22nd:


Numbers on Hooks:


  • Each grade level will be assigned a color for their numbers.
  • These numbers will remain hanging on the hooks.
  • Instruct your students to hang their number over the number that is already hanging on the hooks.


Points for Class Lining Up, Teacher on Time, and Teacher Dismissing on Time:


  • Since students are becoming very good at lining up at recess, we need to revise how the #1 point is given out. This is a good problem to have!
  • When you come into the cafeteria, you might see a #2 hanging with a star on it. This signals to you that your class came in 2nd but was lined up at the same time as the #1 class. There was a tie. Please instruct your students that the number and the star means the same as #1. All classes with a number and star receive the point.



Stickers:


  • The sticker for the point discussed above will be put up by the teacher. You may put this up if you arrived on time to the cafeteria and remember to dismiss on time.
  • Stickers are stored on the table by front of cafeteria.
  • Please celebrate with your students.



Bonus Points:


  • Bonus points are used to help correct a behavior that needs fixed. Bonus points will not last forever and will change based on need.
  • Changes will be announced through Pride Press.
  • Current Bonus Point is for Voice Level Zero. This will be given to any grade level that remains at Voice Level Zero after the signal has been given.
  • If the signal is given twice by the cafeteria/recess workers, the bonus point is lost for the day.
  • Teachers need to be actively watching classes and monitoring for Voice Level Zero.
  • Please know that as grades show they don't need as much time at Voice Level Zero that time will be adjusted. Currently several grade levels have already been adjusted.
  • Bonus points will be added by recess/cafeteria workers after lunch is done.



Indoor Recess:


  • Classrooms who line up quickly and quietly will be given their number.
  • Again if this number has a star on it this signals to the classroom teacher and students that they earned the point for #1.

iObservation Update

Please go into your settings in iObservation and change your notification settings by checking all boxes. This shouldn't create too many emails for you but will let you know when you have something pending.

Here is how you should do it:

  1. Click your name in the top right corner of the screen.
  2. Click My Settings.
  3. Scroll down to the Email Notification Preferences section near the bottom of the page.
  4. Select ALL notifications.
  5. Click Save.

It is possible for you to change your email address, but this is something you should NOT do. Please leave the email address as your WSD email address.

PBIS needs you to complete the School Safety Survey

Directions:

Click on https://www.pbisassessment.org/Dashboard to complete the School Safety Survey.

Use the code 453920 in the School ID section. You do NOT need a user ID and password.

Look under the Current Surveys Open section. You will find an arrow underneath the section titled "Action." Click on the arrow to get to the survey.

Take 5 minutes to complete the survey.

Help your PDC Committee. Complete your survey from Sept. 2nd PD Day. Sign up to allow someone to visit your room or for you to visit a room.

DRA Window CLOSED...Folders Due to Record Room by Sept. 26th

  • All DRAs should be completed by Friday, Sept. 19th.
  • All DRA Folders should be returned to the Cumulative Record Room by Friday, September 26th. Teachers must sign them back in. Folders are returned in same box handed out in with folders in alphabetical order.
  • All scores entered into SISK12 by Friday, Sept. 26th. See your grade chair if you are unsure how to do this.
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The Week Ahead...

Friday, Sept. 19

  • Progress Report Sent Home
  • DRA Window closes today. ALL DRAs should be completed.

Monday, Sept. 22

  • Larrew's class says pledge on announcements.
  • 3rd-5th Collaboration in grade chair's room-Math in Focus Support
  • 3rd Grade Water Cycle Presentation


Tuesday, Sept. 23

  • Larrew's class says pledge on announcements.
  • AM 1/2 Day ELA Release for 1st Grade
  • PM 1/2 Day ELA Release for 5th Grade


Wednesday, Sept. 24

  • Larrew's class says pledge on announcements.
  • K-2 Guided Collaboration in Grade Chair's Room-Math in Focus Support
  • 3:40 Grade Chair Meeting


Thursday, Sept. 25

  • Larrew's class says pledge on announcements.


Friday, Sept. 26

  • Larrew's class says pledge on announcements.
  • DRA Folders signed back into Records Room.
  • All DRA scores entered into SISK12.
  • 1st Grade Field Trip
  • Library-Author Visit 1st-5th
  • PTA Movie Night

Points of Principal Pride

Denise Bartlow and the Lakeview Honor Choir

What a wonderful moment to watch our Lakeview Lions singing the National Anthem at the Cardinals game. Thank you for the leadership you provide Denise Bartlow.

Quote of the Week... Have you built your positive relationships?

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Doug or Melissa will respond.

Happy September Birthdays...

Fonda Kennedy 9/3
Jennifer Sonnhalter 9/6
Cheryl Trembley 9/10
Lisa Brown 9/18
Steve Walters 9/21
Ellen Eikel 9/25
Susan Collins 9/28
Troy Gill 9/28