CSE STAFF UPDATE 1.15.18
Making a Difference Today for a Better Tomorrow
Week Of January 22, 2018
High Level Reading Instruction
This month has marked the third time I have had the chance to come visit your classrooms and learn more about our journey with CAFE and conferring. It is amazing to see the high level implementation that is happening around the building in meeting students needs, conferring around strategies and the use of the conferring folders.
I love having these conversations about reading successes as CSE. The literacy culture at CSE has changed dramatically in the past 4 years and I am really excited to see where the next 4 years will take us. How do you get better? Focus on these three areas to be a High Quality Literacy instructor.
1. Standards- Know your standards well. Focus on the 1 up and 1 down to better differentiate to your students needs.
2. Content- How much do you know about literacy? What are the fundamental pillars? What is the progression of skills needed to be successful for our students?
3. Strategies- What strategy will show engagement and differentiate the learners in your classroom?
Finally.. Go Vikes! STILL Praying for a Sweet, Decisive Win this Weekend!
Have a great week!
#Keep Your Day and stay #CSESTRONG
Monday - Jan. 22
- DAY 3
- 7:30 - SAT
- Faith Formation - Grades 1/2
Tuesday - Jan. 23
- DAY 4
- 7:30 - Staffing Day
- 7:35 - Health & Safety
- Faith Formation - Grades 3/4/5
- 12:20 - Stearns Electric - Gr. 3 Baumann/Freeman
- 1:20 - Stearns Electric - Gr. 3 Johnson/Kramer
Wednesday - Jan. 24
- DAY 1
- 7:30 - Bldg. Collaboration
Thursday - Jan. 25
- DAY 2
- 7:30 - PLC
- 3:00 - Digital Leadership
Friday - Jan. 26
- DAY 3
- 11:55 - 3 Hr. Early Dismissal
Class of the Week!
3rd Grade Freeman
This week we relaunched the CSE Class of the week with some new twists! Have a class that you have observed meeting and exceeding our Spartan Pledge? You can nominate them here! https://rocori.wufoo.com/forms/csestrong-class-of-the-week-nomination-form/
CSE RPS 2018
Linz, Piene, Konop, Kramer, McCarney, Bergeson
4th Annual CSE RPS 2018 http://challonge.com/CSERPS2018
Pillars of Literacy
CSE Vision 2017
Loraine Ashfeld - Jan. 2
Aaron Schneider - Jan. 13
Kaylin Diaz - Jan. 14
Irene Klein - Jan. 19
Sharon Posch - Jan. 22
Joyce Baumann - Jan. 23
Nancy Schroeder - Jan. 24
Tom Petroski - Jan. 28
Kim Tadych - Jan. 31
1/2 - Michelle Neu - July 2
1/2 - Cherie Eickhoff - July 10
1/2 - Leslie Buttweiler - July 10
1/2 - Jason Teig - July 11
1/2 - Arin Spindler - July 14
1/2 - Keisha Kramm - July 15
1/2 - Belinda Walsh - July 21
January 1/2 - NO SCHOOL
January 3 - Classes resume!
January 15 - No Students - District Academy Day
January 26 - 3 Hr. Early Dismissal
Social Media @ ROCORI
1. Fill out the short survey from this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/L2HB359
2. Send 1-4 pictures of yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org
2017-2018 WBWF Goals
The percentage of all students in grades 3-5 at CSE enrolled by October 1st who score at or above grade level targets as measured by the READING will increase from 54.6% in 2017 to 65% in 2018.
The percentage of all students in grades 3-5 at CSE enrolled by October 1st who score at or above grade level targets as measured by the MATH MCA will increase from 60.4% in 2017 to 68% in 2018.
What are potential FOCUS areas of Improvements for SLG/PGP?
Time on Text
Oral Vocabulary Usage/Development
Standard Alignment and Deconstruction
If you are ON CYCLE... you can schedule your PRE/ Observation/ and Post with Loraine
Click HERE to access the CSE committee memberships
Why do we have Committee Structure at CSE?
1. To improve decision making process/feedback between staff/administration
2. To Empower Staff to See the Problem/Own the Problem #TOP20
3. Amplify All Voices at CSE
4. Assist in the overall communication and governance at CSE
RtI (Response to Intervention)
Click HERE to access the District RtI Notes
Committee Chair: Jim Meyer
Find and Utilize a variety of DATA sources to assess the degree of success in offering a balanced elementary program including intellectual, social and emotional.
CI (Curriculum and Instruction)
Click HERE to access the District CI Notes
Committee Chair: Joyce Baumann BaumannJ@rocori.k12.mn.us EXT 3145
Implement strategies to promote oral language development through multiple disciplines.
SD (Staff Development)
Click HERE to access the District SD Notes
Chair: Leslie Buttweiler
Provide opportunities for CSE staff to learn, grow and connect to meet building goals
Chair- Sharon Posch- email@example.com -Ext 3142
Why: To create a culture of literacy with students, staff, and families
Increase awareness and usage of authentic literature that supports cultural competency and character education goals.
Chair- Rachel McDougall Ext 3129
Provide opportunities for staff to foster human connections; promote positive interactions and a welcoming daily climate.
Health, Safety, Building Improvement
Chair- Tom Petroski PetroskiT@rocori.k12.mn.us EXT 3116
Create and maintain a physical plant feeling that is safe, warm and inviting for staff, students and parents.
Chair- Brian Kothrade KothradeB@rocori.k12.mn.us EXT 3111
Connect students in meaningful ways to foster cultural responsiveness and high character interactions.
Chair- Dustin Kramer KramerD@rocori.k12.mn.us Ext 3136
Create Student Voice and Presence in Promoting Good Behavior in the developmental role of S/E learning.
Chair Greg Spanier SpanierG@rocori.k12.mn.us EXT 3119
Use digital leadership opportunities to tell a positive story about CSE, Foster Choice in Individual PLN and add student voice through technology
Daily 5 Tip of the Week.. from the DAILY CAFE
Lessons from a Hairdresser
By Lori Sabo
January 19, 2018
After going to the same hairstylist for years, I was ready for a change. Does this bring anxiety to you like it does to me? Why is it we feel a marriage-like commitment that requires creative breakup strategies with our hairstylists? To find a new one, I began asking anyone and everyone with a cute haircut where they got their hair done. My friend Michelle glowed when she talked about Dee Dee, to whom she has been going for years, so I decided to give Dee Dee a try.
As I sat in the adjustable chair with a black cape on, Dee Dee asked me to describe the last haircut I remembered loving. I didn’t have an answer. “Well,” she said, “that is going to be my job, then: to help match you with a haircut you’ll love, that fits your personality and lifestyle.” I ended up loving Dee Dee and my new haircut.
As they often do, my thoughts drifted to school. Imagine saying to a student, “Tell me about the last book you loved.” What if they say, “I can’t remember”? We must be able to respond with “Well, then, it’s my job to introduce you to books you will love.” These not-yet book lovers should leave the conversation with a sense of hope, knowing that we care about them and their interests and abilities.
How can we be ready?
We must be voracious consumers of texts, immersing ourselves in books for the ages, levels, and interests of the students we teach. If we read with our students in mind, we will be ready to recommend books that will launch them into a lifelong love of reading.
If you don’t know where to start, here are some resources:
- The children’s librarian at the public library is always happy to share what’s hot and new.
- Your local bookstore can inform you of current trends among the ages of students you teach.
- Follow voracious readers on Goodreads such as
- Check out our Page-Turners feature.
- Consider looking through your own classroom book tubs to get reacquainted with what you already have.
Regardless of how we do it, we need to do it. It’s the surest way we know of to guarantee that the children in our care will become lovers of reading and lifelong learners.
asted time. Reclaim it!
How Many Years have you worked at CSE?
What I love most about my job at CSE
Seeing the joy in children's eyes when I am able to help them, and when they figure out something they thought they couldn't. Just being with the children brings me joy.
Favorite Children's Book.. and Why!
"Why am I here?" by Matthew Kelly
Gardening, canning, sewing, cooking, and having fun with our grandchildren.
Interesting FACTS about ME
I love life! My faith is very important to me.
All Standards HOME link- http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/dse/stds/
Reading Link- http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/dse/stds/read/
Science Link- http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/dse/stds/sci/
Social Link- http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/dse/stds/soc/
World Languages Link- http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/dse/stds/world/