Staff Update, 10/7/2019
Glows and Grows
Shout out to the Byland's for working so hard on organizing the prep work for our garden. Thanks to Mr. Bondy for patiently working with me as we try to nail down makeup releases, etc. His work is instrumental and appreciated. Thanks to the entire learning center crew and Mrs. Ellsworth on working through a challenge. Thanks to the teachers who filled out Paw Prides and to the staff members who submitted GOOD NEWS REFERRALS this week!!
Grows/Question: My triad visit is always interesting. It is great to hear from other principals about the success and challenges they face and to get to see some of our classes. They always walk away loving our school. One question they have is summed up in "how can we push our instruction to the next level to meet the needs of our VERY capable students?"
Also, last week's question remains: How do you avoid "over scaffolding" with your writing instruction? Do the writing pieces reflect independent thinking or are students copying teacher sentences? How do you chunk the writing process into pieces?
Small Group Instruction Schedule
Classroom Room Rep--ONLY 10 classes
**We are working with PTA in trying to start a program that grows collaboration between classrooms, parents, and the PTA. Thank you to the many staff members that have worked on this. If you haven't sent anything out to your parents, feel free to send out this little blurb with your email:
As the room representative you will be assisting me in areas such as communicating with the parents/guardians of my students, finding volunteers for classroom activities, field trips and celebrations, or by ensuring that fliers are sent home in a timely manner. There may also be times where the PTA may request help finding volunteers, as needed, for PTA events by reaching out to parent's of my class. If you are interested, I can share your contact information with the room representative coordinators, Lorena and Deepi, to send you more details.
Attendance, Student and Staff
MTSS Tier One Plan
Our Tier One Plan for behavior for Sept./Oct. is here! Many thanks to those that remembered this and already hit me up for Good News Referrals for October. Please commit to sending one to the office this month!
October is focused on recognizing students with Paw Prides and Good News Referrals. Both are available in the staff workroom. Remember, students put Paw Prides in the Paw Pride box on the stage. Good News Referrals come back to me in the office. Students can visit and hand them in and I will recognize them personally.
MTSS Request for Assistance/SSTs
"We typically want to have teachers request assistance so that our Tier 2 MTSS team can review a case, offer suggestions, etc. before we escalate to an SST. We have few resources and a small team and so we want to make sure students really should be going to an SST before referred. It doesn't always work out but that is what we are attempting to do.
Either way, the request for assistance form is here: Request for Assistance. This form comes to me directly.
If you don't want to do that and truly want to move forward with an SST, you will fill this form out with plenty of documentation about current interventions. The SST form has changed and is shorter now. It is here: CH SST Form. This form goes to Sandi Fallon.
NWEA MAP Goal Setting
Please note that the MAP reports page has changed a bit. I think they do a better of job of previewing the reports available to you.
10/9: FSMA Board Meeting @ 7:00 in Suisun
10/9: Pep Rally for Fun Run (separate email with times coming)
10/9: Trotter telederm appointment at 9:10 AM
10/9: Site MTSS meeting
10/11: SOM Lunch ** pending update from Mrs. Fallon**
10/11: Cindy Brown monthly visit
10/12: CHE Garden Project--box building at 8:00 AM