Parkdale Elementary Weekly Update


This Week...

Dear Staff,

I hope you have had a nice weekend. I’ve definitely missed being at school and am looking forward to the week ahead.

I was at a conference on Wed – Fri and was able to learn a lot and do a lot of reflecting. It is always nice to step back and do that from time to time.

Have a nice week,


Teacher Mid Year Growth

Dear Teachers,

We talked about the mid-year growth forms the other day. Please plan on completing these by Feb. 18th. I’m not so concerned about a specific set of data. Please just use whatever information you have to update me on how you feel your students are progressing toward your goal. I'm also interested in hearing about your progress toward your professional goal.

Thank you

Math Practices

I’m putting a form related to the Math Practices in your box this week. The Math Practices are the overarching skills that students will need to be successful problem solvers. The form includes questions that you can use to help guide your interactions with students. This may be helpful reminders of language to use with students as we guide them to be problem solvers.

Dental Health Presentation

The Tooth Fairy is planning to visit. A representative from The Dental Zone is willing to present a dental health presentation to our students. Please sign up for a time that works best for you. The sign up form will be in the mail room. The date will be TBA. Thanks

Growth Mindset at Parkdale Elementary

The Growth Mindset strategy of the week this week is...

* Value dignity

Other ideas that we came up with as a staff are linked below:

Teaching the Mountaineer Expectations: Month 5, Week 2

Problem Solving - student message

Remembering the word “step,” S-T-E-P, will help you remember the Second Step Problem-Solving Steps. Last week we were focusing on the S step, S: Say the Problem. This week we’ll focus on the T step, T: Think of Solutions. Solutions help you solve the problem. They’re ideas about what you could do. Your solutions must always be safe and respectful. This week, if you have a problem, remember to say the problem and then think of solutions!

Events This Week...

This Week:

Monday 2/8

2:30 PM – Site Council- Shelley’s RM

Tuesday 1/9 GREEN DAY

EBISS Training – Sischo-Lavoie-Donahue – Willamette Heritage Center

2:15 – 3:15 PM Ukulele (Grades 4 – 5 ONLY)

Wednesday 1/10

2:20 PM – Staff Meeting

3:30 - Elementary PLC Leader Training (Jane Osborne)

Thursday 1/11

Friday 1/12 Tasting Table – Rolled Oates

2:25 PM - Test Admin & SBAC Modules 2 & 5

Ziegner’s RM

2:15 PM – Reading Intervention Meeting

Upcoming Dates

· 1/15 NO SCHOOL – Presidents’ Day

· 1/16 2:15 PM BEST Meeting

· 1/16 2:15 – 3:00 PM – Ukulele (Gr. 4 – 5 ONLY)

· 1/17 GREEN DAY – Anna Osburn

· 1/17 RTI

· 1/17 2:15 PM – PLC Leader Meeting

· 1/17 2:25 PM – OAKS Science Testing Training (Ziegner’s RM)

· 1/17 Growth Coach Meeting

· 1/18 2:20 PM – IEP Meeting

· 1/19 2:15 PM – Reading Intervention Meeting

· 1/19 2:25 PM –SBAC Testing Training (Zigner’s RM) Modules 3 &4

Have a great week!!

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