Friday Focus

Moreau Heights Elementary

March 8

The Moreau Heights family is committed to providing a positive and safe learning environment to support responsible and productive citizens.

A Culture of Excellence is NOT Perfection, It is . . .

Expecting excellence from students or staff does not equate to expecting perfection. What a relief!

The most significant way adults can surpass ordinary school standards and excel in a manner that benefits all students rests in their willingness and ability to be reliable. Some of the most challenging behaviors students present at school are rooted in their experience of other adults letting them down, lashing out at them, and modeling poor emotional regulation.

Reliable adults caringly hold students accountable by having high expectations for them and their behavior. They believe every student belongs in their classroom or at their school and every student will personally benefit by enrolling in their class or school. They consistently provide comfort and care to students, whether they are behaving the way the adult wishes them to behave or not. The demonstrate the kind of maturity necessary to avoid taking things personally. They seek clarification rather than make assumptions about the intentions or behaviors of their students. They are respectful. They know that the louder students swear or scream, the quieter and more empathetic the adult needs to get. They know the more disrespectful a student is, the greater respect our words and actions must demonstrate. They model forgiveness and patience. They say "I am sorry." They ask students, "What do you need me to better understand?" When reliable adults do and say what they should, students will excel in and out of the classroom.

PBS lesson

The PBS lesson focus this week is "What is the job of the teacher vs job of the student?'"

Our Second Steps. . .

Lesson 20 is where we have each classroom paced on lessons:

Kindergarten- Inviting to Play

1st grade - Inviting to Join Us

2nd grade - Responding to Playground Exclusion

3rd grade - Solving Peer Exclusion Problems

4th grade - Taking Responsibility for Your Actions

5th grade - Dealing with Gossip

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Celebrate the Positive!

Positive office referrals in 2019:

Character Trait for March is Trustworthy

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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.

Morning Gym Duty

Jerry Ries

Briana Watson

Katie Paul

Brittany Basinger

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Calendar of Events

Monday, March 11

*VC IEP (Albers, Haugen/Day, James, Steuber, Humphreys) 9:15

*IS referral mtg (James, Steinman, Hutchison, Haugen) 10:15

*NG mtg (James, Connelly, Dawn/Haugen, Humphreys, Lock) 11:30

*JK IEP mtg (Gaines, Ewing, Haugen) 2:15

*Leadership Team mtg 3:45

*School Board mtg 6:00 pm

Tuesday, March 12

*Spring pictures

*Tier 2 mtg 3:45

*Cultural/Engagement training with Dawn 4:00

Wednesday, March 13

*Early Release - students released at 1:15

*End of 3rd quarter

*Specials Collaboration 7:45-8:15

*EC staffing (Haugen/Day, James, Yaeger, Hutchison) 8:30

*DM Staffing (James, Day/Haugen, Farmer, Lueckenhoff, Lock, Ogden, Cremin, Steuber, Humphreys) 11:15

*Early dismissal PD/Staff mtg 1:45-4:45 (Amanda Allen re: behavior and mental health)

Thursday, March 14

*Breakfast with Buddies 7:15-8:15

*Principal PLC mtg 12-4

*PBS mtg 3:45

Friday, March 15

*Bridgett Heos author visit (grades 1 and 2)

*Title I parent mtg 11:30-12:30 (Josh Varner-trauma)

Monday, March 18

*Staffing for AB (James, Haugen, Gragg/Ewing, Hutchison, Reece) 11:00

*Cultural Diversity/Engagement session with Dawn 4:00 in library

Tuesday, March 19

*CM IEP (Connelly, Haugen, Lock, Cremin, Whitworth, Humphreys) 9:00

*1st grade literacy training 12-3

*Student-led Conferences 4-7:30

Wednesday, March 20

*5th grade student tour of LC 9:30-11

*Lunch with Principal

*KS IEP (McGeoerger, Gragg, Ewing, Lueckenhoff, Day/Haugen) 3:45

Thursday, March 21

*Storytelling Assemblies

*Student-led Conferences 4:00-7:30

Friday, March 22

*PBS Assemblies 8:30/9:40

March 25-29 - Spring Break

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.

Dr. Day's Update

I'm still looking for pictures for our tv in the front hallway. I have received pictures from a few, but I would love to have pictures to represent every classroom in our building. If you have pictures to share, please upload them to the link below.

I'm working on a few unique PD ideas and would love your thoughts. Please email me responses to the questions below:

1. What type of ideas are you interested in related to PD?

2. How would you like to learn - twitter, google share, independent, small groups?

3. Do you have a favorite social media PD site?

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March Birthdays

Susie Farmer- March 15

Kelly Moeller - March 16

Lauren Ogden - March 20

Kaylie Hartness - March 24

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