Week at a Glance

October 12-16

I hope you are all enjoying your Fall Break! I have had a great time so far! These last few days have been very busy, but fun. I was able to spend some time with family and had a great time visiting Nashville and the surrounding area with them. I also enjoyed going to the stamping & scrapbooking show on Sunday, and enjoyed a cold, but fun cookout on Saturday. Now I am trying to knock off a few items on my to do list before my family heads up for a trip to the zoo this weekend. I don't get to see my family very often so I feel very lucky to have this week to do so!


  • 7:30 a.m.--grade level collaboration
  • 8:30 a.m.--meeting--Kari & Karen
  • 1:45 p.m.--case conference--Deb, Lucinda, 5th grade teacher, & Karen
  • 2:50 p.m.--RAZ Kids training in MP room


  • 8:30 a.m.--admin. meeting--Karen & Josh
  • 1:30 p.m.--Ronald McDonald bullying program in gym; preK-6--Special area teachers supervise classes they would have during this time period.
  • 2:40-3:45 p.m.--volleyball practice
  • 2:40-3:30 p.m.--Student Council meeting
  • 2:50 p.m.--RTI meeting--gr. 3 & 4
  • 6:00-7:30 p.m.--Girls basketball practice


  • 2:50 p.m.--PD for teachers--reading strategies book
  • 2:40-3:45 p.m.--volleyball practice
  • 2:40-3:45 p.m.--Spell Bowl practice


  • Alternate lunch times for third and sixth grade--See below.
  • 7:30 a.m.--RTI meeting
  • 8:30 a.m.--Submit Student of the Week nominations
  • 9:55 a.m.-noon--gr. 3 @ Focus on Health
  • 1:45 p.m.--earthquake drill
  • 2:00 p.m.--meeting--Karen & Josh
  • 2:40-3:30 p.m.--NEHS meeting
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m.--District PD--Standards Based Grading--Room 612 ENHS
  • 6:00-7:00 p.m.--boys basketball practice


  • 7:30 a.m.--training--Megan & Karen
  • 8:30 a.m.--Weekly Notes from sped. ed. teachers due
  • 2:45 p.m.--NCA meeting--Beth & Karen


  • LUNCH ON THURSDAY: Third grade will be going to Focus on Health at South Side this Thursday. They won't be arriving back to school until around noon. I would like for sixth grade to go to lunch at the third grade time on Thursday which is 11:30-12:10 p.m. Then third grade will head to the cafeteria as soon as they get back from the study trip. Erin and Elizabeth will need to switch supervision and personal lunch times in order to be available for Success Time. So, Erin will cover sixth grade lunch and recess at 11:30 a.m. and Elizabeth will cover third grade lunch and recess as soon as they return from the trip.
  • TRAININGS THIS WEEK: After school on Monday, Kari will be providing a refresher training for those who would like to meet. If you have questions about benchmarking, progress monitoring, or any other questions regarding RAZ Kids, please plan to meet in the MP room after school. On Wednesday, the PD session will focus on some ways to use the reading strategies resource book that Becca purchased for you. We will meet in the MP room for that as well.
  • DISTRIC PD SESSION ON THURSDAY: The focus of the district PD session on Thursday is on standards based grading. I highly recommend that teachers attend this training session so we are all are on the same page as we move forward as a district. The training will take place in room 612 at the high school.
  • EARTHQUAKE DRILL: This Thursday is the Great Central US Shake Out Day where schools across central US participate in an earthquake drill simultaneously. The multi-state drill is scheduled for 10:15 a.m., but since third grade will be out of the building, we will schedule it for 1:45 p.m. prior to PM preschool dismissal. Please review procedures with students. We will use a verbal announcement to activate the drill and indicate when the drill is over since it will be pretty difficult to simulate a real earthquake. :0)
  • ARCHERY: Archery practice begins on October 19 and will be held each Monday and Wednesday from 6-7:30 p.m. All students in grades 4-6 are welcome to be on the team. The callout for the club has already been held, but students can sign up to participate at any time of the year.


With having a week off from school, students will likely have forgotten some of the school and classroom procedures that we have developed. Please review ROAR with them as well as procedures for the classroom, cafeteria, recess, and playground. Remember, it's OK to go back and reteach! We all have a lot to remember (students & staff) and a refresher now and then is a good thing. :-)


The website below has some good links related to earthquakes. There is an article that would be good to use for close reading at the upper elem levels, some info regarding careers related to the Earth's activity and history, pictures of faults & earthquake damage, info on what causes earthquakes, etc. The website even has a map of where earthquakes have occurred recently which I find fascinating.