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Tuesday, February 16, 2016
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CUES Survey

This quarter's CUES survey will be sent out today. Here are our CUES...

Communication of information / Open channels

United Administrative team

Evidence of an academic focus

Support and visibility


Surplus Books

If you need any novels for your classroom library collection, please stop by the Learning Commons and browse our surplus books that are available. I also have some surplus professional texts that might interest you. Surplus books are set up on a long table just around the corner from the Little Lab.


Principal Sound-Off

Principal Sound-Off is fast approaching. During CCC on Feb 18th, we will host our third and final Principal Sound-Off for the school year. This is an excellent opportunity for the student’s voice to be heard. Please have your representatives bring a list of positive ways or things your CCC would like to see implemented. Make sure to discuss realistic expectations with your students. For example, we cannot make changes to the Sodexo menu. Those changes would be a district level change.


Please send your CCC reps to the following areas:

Abeln through Gibson: Café with Dr. Lee and Ms. Weiss.

Gniadek through Pinkham: Cabana with Dr. Huff and Mrs. Nieder

G. Proctor to Zuber: Lecture Room with Mrs. James and Ms. Lester.

Thank you and if you have any further questions please ask.

Important Information

Missouri Professional Learning Communities Survey closes February 17th

Below is information pertaining to a survey that the MO PLC would like for us to complete. This is for the certified staff. Please complete the survey by February 17, 2016.

Dear Educator,

Please follow the link below to complete the Missouri PLC Project Benchmark Assessment Tool (BAT) survey. This survey is designed to assess the implementation of PLCs in your building. A summary of the results will be used by your PLC leadership team and will be a valuable tool for making your school’s PLC as effective as possible. Your answers are completely confidential, and it should take approximately ten minutes to complete (longer for leadership team members). Should you experience any difficulties with the system, please report them to your principal.

Click here for BAT survey


Conference Meal for Today

The staff meals will be compliments of our Family and Community Engagement team parents. Today's conference meal will be a Taco Bar. A big thank you to our FACE parents who continue to support us in so many ways. Conference meals are just one way they are saying "Thank You" for the work you do each day with their children.


Howell of Fame

Here is the link for the Howell of Fame nominations. The deadline to submit nominations is Monday, April 4, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Send or deliver nominations to the Administration Offices. More than one person can nominate the same individual.

http://fhsd.sharpschool.net/cms/One.aspx?portalId=995782&pageId=26466323

For Your Information...

Family Trivia Night

The Family and Community Engagement (FACE) team is planning a trivia night for Friday, February 26, 2016. There is detailed information on the flyer (above). Let’s show them how much we appreciate all their support this year by attending this FACE event!.


Please get together with your grade level, department, PLC, hallway, or family and put together a basket for the Basket Raffle. If you are interested in donating a basket, please contact Cheryl Sellers. Please have the items or baskets in school by Monday, Feb 22, 2016.


Other items that are needed to finalize the winning baskets are; board games, family DVDs, snacks, gift cards for fast food, throw blankets, snacks, popcorn, candy, soda, brownies, cake mixes, icing, empty basket’s, aluminum pans etc. If you would like to donate one of these items to finalize a basket, please bring these items to the office by February 22, 2016.


If you would rather judge, score keep, or help out that evening please e-mail Mrs. Carolyn Tichenor at cltichenor@gmail.com. Thank you for your support! Our goal is to use the funds raised from the Family Trivia Night to provide an increased amount of technology for our students.

Technology

DotStorming

Looking for another way to collaborate online with your students? You can take a look at www.dotstorming.com to try it out. You can also ask Mrs. Moylan or any of her TIL students and they can explain how DotStorming works.


The February 18th Tech Café will focus on Google Classroom

Please RSVP by using the Poll option in the February 8th email: "Feb 18 Tech Cafe - Google Classroom" from Mr. Bargielski even if you’ve already added Tech Café to your Outlook calendar. This is necessary to get the most recent, accurate count for food planning. If you plan to attend, it is important to reply ‘Yes’ via the poll.

If you need any assistance, please contact Mr. Bagielski.

Curriculum

The Math Department is piloting the GoMath series during 3rd quarter.

Instruction

QFIC focus for CITW strategies Objective and Feedback

In working to implement the CITW instructional strategies with Quality, Fidelity, Intensity, and Consisiency (QFIC), we have the following four recommendations for the following two strategies.


The four recommendations for a QFIC Objective include:

1. Set learning objectives that are specific, but not restrictive.

2. Communicate the learning objective to the students and parents.

3. Connect the learning objective to previous and future learning.

4. Engage students in setting personal learning objectives.


The four recommendations for QFIC Feedback include:

1. Provide feedback that addresses what is correct and elaborates on what students need to do next.

2. Provide feedback appropriate in time to meet students' needs.

3. Provide feedback that is criterion referenced.

4. Engage students in the feedback process.

Assessment

Benchmark assessments will be administered this month for ELA.

Birthdays

February Birthdays

10 Officer Ban

10 John Locke

11 Karen Peters

16 Tammy Coveney

18 Patty Sheets

21 Melinda Brock

Upcoming Dates

February 16: Parent Teacher Student Conferences 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

February 17: Early Release Wednesday - 2:30 p.m. student dismissal.

February 18: Tech Cafe during 4A, 4C, and 5B lunches

February 18: Board of Education meeting 7:00 p.m. Board Room

February 22: Coffee Talk Learning Commons 7:45 a.m.

February 24: Early Release Wednesday - 2:30 p.m. student dismissal.