ELC Newsletter

December 19, 2014

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

This will be the last bulletin for 2014, where did the year go? I want to take a minute to wish each of you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Also I want to thank you for all the great work you continue to do each and everyday for the students and families of North Fond du Lac. Most of all, I want to thank you for allowing me the privilege of serving as your principal. I am truly honored and blessed to be able to serve such a dedicated staff! Please take time to relax, spend time with your family, and friends. Take care of yourself, and have fun! Then you can come back in January refreshed, pumped up, and all ready to go!


Thanks to those of you who have completed their second surveys and reflected upon them.

The next task coming up is the mid year reflection on the SLO. After the STAR assessment is completed, you will have a growth trajectory score for each student, and then you will be able to assess where you are with regard to the overall goal for kindergarten. Remember that our school grade level goal is to reach a growth percentile between the 45-55%.

For those of you on Year 3 or New Teachers, you will meet with me and we will have a mid year conference on the growth you have made with your SLO. For all others, the mid year SLO reflection is found with your PPG and SLO, if you scroll down further, you can enter your analysis. Let me know if you need help finding where to enter your reflection.

Potluck on Monday

Our ELC Christmas Potluck is coming up on Monday, December 22nd. The list to sign up, if you have not signed up is in the workroom.

January Early Release and In Service

For Early Release on January 9th , we will spend a short amount of time reviewing ALICE, then it will be "Buffet Style" so you are able to work on District Initiatives.

In Service Day is on January 26th. There will be work time in the morning, and in the afternoon Dr. Sarah Arnold will present to us as a follow up to Matt Doll's discussion. Dr. Arnold will begin after 12:30.

Visitors on Tuesday, December 23rd

ELC will have two separate, and very distinguished visitors on Tuesday. First thing in the morning Owin, our school mascot will visit each class beginning at 8;30. After 9:45, a very jolly man, wearing a red suit, and donning a beard, will come and visit all the classes at ELC. This is also Polar Express Pajama Day for all of us as well.

Upcoming Dates

12/22: STAR book give-away; ELC Potluck; School Board Meeting at 7:00

12/23: Polar Express Day: Wear Jammies Everyone

12/24-1/4/15: Winter Break, No School

1/5: First Day of School for 2015

1/6: ELC Staff Meeting

1/7-1/29: DRA 2 Testing Window

1/8: 4K Staff meeting, ELL District Wide meeting;

1/9: Early Release

1/23: End of First semester

1/26: In service day