Hawk Happenings

Staff and Partner Bulletin February 2, 2016

This Week at REA

The Week in the REA Community .

Monday, February 1, 2016 (A Day)

8:30-9:25- Hunter in Orange Pod First Floor

7:00 East End Community Council- LeBlond Center

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 (B Day)

8:30-9:25—Hunter in Orange Pod Second Floor

Reading with the Principal canceled

Myers out of the building- Lead Teacher Scoring - Mayerson

Varsity Boy's Basketball VS SCPA- 6:00 HOME

After School K-1 Cooking

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 (A Day)

7:30-8:55- Learning Teams- Chapters 5 and 6- Please be prepared

8:30-9:25—Hunter in Green Pod Second Floor

Data Meetings

12:00- AP Professional Development - Dearwester Out of Building

After School 4-8 Cooking Club

Thursday, February 4, 2016 (A DAY)

8:30-9:25—Hunter in Blue/Yellow Pod Second Floor

8:00- PD Committee Meeting

8:15- Special Ed Meeting

Hawk Breakfast 9:30-11:30
2:30 Weekly High School Meeting- Ms. White, Ms. Green, Mr. Thomas

4:00-6:00- Family Literacy Night

After School 2 and 3 Cooking Club

After School: Whiz Kids

Friday, February 5, 2016 (B Day)

8:30- Myers and Dearwester in Juvenile Court

9:30 Budget Meeting - Ed Center- Myers and Harris out

Team Meetings
2:00 Principal Coaches meeting- Myers out of building

6:00 JV Basketball vs DePaul Christo Rey

7:30- Varsity Basketball- vs DePaul Christo Rey -Senior Night.

Next Week At REA

Next Week:

Monday: No Students- Leap Year

Tuesday: Staff Meeting

Tuesday: Mental Health Meeting

Tuesday: Reading with Principal

Tuesday: Myers leaves early for EIP

Wednesday: Data Meetings. with Eileen Diamond

Wednesday: Boys Basketball Game at Riverview

Thursday: PSC

Thursday: LSDMC Meeting

Friday: No School - Learning Teams banked time

Friday: Myers out of building by 1:30 to meet with Dr. Lofton

Please hand in your sub folder today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Budget Meeting

Please note that the Budget Meeting with the district will be this week. It is on Friday. Information about the budget will be shared with ILT and LSDMC at the next meeting. There are no staffing cuts for next year. YEAH..... There are really no changes, but we will share especially if additional information is learned,.

State CWT information

As you have been previously told, we need to get into 50% of the classrooms daily. We are charting our progress.

One Negative Nancy about this process is providing teachers with feedback. We are going to not have time to do that, but we will be looking at data overall for teachers in thinking of ways to coach teachers, use information for PD, and also go through the five step process in ILT. Please note, Eileen Diamond will be in next week to view Data Meetings. Thanks for all that you are doing to improve Riverview. During that walkthrough, we will state that this is a STATE walkthrough and not an official evaluation cycle. Hope that works for everyone.

Staff Handbook and Flood Manual

Staff Handbook and Flood Manual. Please read both. Although not voting items, all are encouraged to provide feedback so that we can improve what we re doing.

Staff Handbook Link for Riverview Staff Only: https://drive.google.com/drive/recent

Flood Manual for Riverview Staff Only: https://drive.google.com/drive/recent

Please review and provide your Team Leader with feedback. We will discuss in ILT.

Student Led Conferences

Lead Teachers who serve as team leaders are asked to meet on 2/16 at 8:15 to discuss Student Led Conferences and how they could be improved and what we need to do differently for next time. Please note, we had an increase of parents and we need to move to more of an increase. Great job for the first time. We need to celebrate our success. Each team had about 20% parent participation if not more.

State Feedback from Quarter One and tasks for Quarter Two

As many of you know already, we are a Priority School. We are being asked to do certain functions necessary for this status. So that we can be compliant with the State's requests, we have created a walkthrough document that is similar in nature to the Instructional Rounds document. We will be sharing this in the bulletin and in email and in ILT. Basically, the coaches, Mr. Dearwester, and Dr. Harris have split the staff up and during the next two weeks, we will be in your classrooms to meet this state requirement. The results of our visit will be discussed in ILT where we will complete a BLT form - similar to the TBT form. Please review with your ILT representative.

Hawk Breakfast HAS BEEN MOVED TO FEBRUARY 4, 2015

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign, Blockin' out the scenery, breakin' my mind

So the district paid a lot of money for MyTomorrow signs. These signs are having challenges staying up on the walls. PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT throw these signs away when you see them on the floor. Additionally, if you see them on the floor, send them to the office or rehang them. PLEASE DO NOT THROW THEM OUT. We have informed the custodial staff as well. Please talk to your classes about this to make sure students also respect the signs.

Staffing for next school year

Honestly, the administration does not want to see anyone leave, but it is understood when people make decisions about their career for family and other reasons. We are already planning staffing for next school year. If you are thinking of making a change, please let the administration know. Our best bet in getting quality staff is to recruit during the Job Fair. Again, it is not our desire to see anyone leave. Please consider what is best first for your family.
All preferential preparation bells will be eliminated next year. The prep bell for common prep will be rotated each year so that everyone will get an opportunity for a different preparation period. Elementary preparation periods will remain the same. This puts us in line with the CBA. Thanks to everyone who problem solved around this issue. Your Riverview Family appreciates your solutions.

ROUNDS: According to a meeting that Terri Wessel and Mrs. Myers went to, any person may apply for positions during any round. Round One begins on February 9th. Please be sure to follow the deadlines. There will be further info available to you through email and through Ms. Wessel, your Building Rep.

Professional Development Opportunities

Upcoming Mayerson Classes from the PD Committee:

Co-teaching Roundtable: Interested in learning about co-teaching. Here are some dates to keep in mind:

2/10/16: Instruction and Strategies

3/9/16: Instruction and Strategies

4/13/16: Data Collection

5/11/16: Becoming a Co-Teaching Model in Your Building