Friday Focus

Moreau Heights Elementary

November 9

Giving our students HOPE for a better tomorrow one skill at a time!

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PBS lesson


Our Second Steps lessons all focus on EMPATHY/Bully Prevention.

All grade levels have a focus on Learning.

Kindergarten- Caring and Helping

1st grade - Showing Care and Concern

2nd grade - Bullying - introduction

3rd grade - Bullying - introduction

4th grade - Bullying - Lesson 1

5th grade - Bullying - Lesson 2

Student Discipline and Co-Regulation

Take a moment to read this short article about student and adult states when addressing behaviors.


  • How does this inform your perspective on student state of mind? view of behaviors?
  • How does this support or inform your current practices?
  • How does this support the use of Second Steps to build skills?
  • What additional strategies can you employ to co-regulate our students?
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PBIS Intervention Ideas

Looking for ideas to support students? Here is another resource that can be helpful.

Character Trait for November is Polite

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JCPS Difference Maker Recognition

Have a colleague who you would like to see recognized for making a positive difference? Here is the link to complete a nomination.

JCPS Foundation Grants

The Foundation Grants are open and available. What could you do as a team or what could we do as a school with additional funds to support a plan to support literacy? social/emotional skills?


Check out the grant applications to see what is available. Grant applications close January 14th. More details will come soon!

Duties for the Week

Gym - Basinger and Watson

Cafe - Roedel and Ries

Collect students from the gym at 7:45

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Attendance Reminder

If students are absent for 2 days, we need teachers to make a call to the family to check on the child. This is to help with the connection with school and letting the family know we miss their child, are looking forward to them returning soon.


Thank you for making these calls and documenting these in Infinite Campus!

Calendar of Events

Monday, November 12

*Veteran's Day

*iReady Reading testing


Tuesday, November 13

*iReady Reading testing

*1st grade lit training 12 - 3 at BOE

*Tier 2 mtg 3:45


Wednesday, November 14

*iReady Reading testing

*Fire Drill

*New Crew 3:45


Thursday, November 15

*iReady Reading testing

*Collaboration time will focus on the SST process


Friday, November 16

*iReady Reading testing

*Mid-terms go home

*PBS Assemblies

- 8:30 - grades 3-5

- 9:40 - grades k-2


Wednesday, November 21- Friday, November 23

*Thanksgiving Break

Provide your feedback about Nov. 7 session

Please complete the questionnaire to provide your feedback about the session on Wednesday. We are working TOGETHER to put a plan in place to see our students and staff grow. We can and WE WILL!

iReady Benchmark Assessment


  • November 12-16, 2018
  • Reading Only


Sign up for use of the chromebook carts through the Google Drive.


The data from the benchmark will give us one measure to see how students have progressed with reading growth since the start of the year.

https://youtu.be/qjr4_kH7sMs

Kelly's Coaching Corner

Why do Word Work?


Word work is a hands-on time to explore the spellings and/or meanings of words (vocabulary). Making time for word work is vital because it helps patterns and words move into long-term memory. Word work can help our learners become better readers, spellers, and writers.


Depending on our learners’ developmental stages, that we analyzed on Thursday, they might need help with Short Vowels, Digraph (sh, th, wh, ch), Initial Blend, Final Blend, Long Vowel Teams, R-Controlled Vowel, and Inflectional endings. Thank you for taking time to decide what area your group needs urgent support in and intentionally planning for their developmental stage. As we discussed, using the “Strategies and Skills by Level” for each group will make planning easy and doable. Thanks for working with me to plan this important piece. As always, let me know how I can support you!

Weekly Collaboration Log

This is the link to a revised communication log for your team collaboration. The expectation is that your team will complete each week.

November Birthdays!

November 1 - Candy Treat