The Week Ahead Memo

State Road Elementary School

Monday, October 12, 2015

Events This Week!

Staff Meeting

We have our October Staff Meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 13 beginning at 7:35am in the Media Center. The agenda will be emailed out later today.

Half Day & PD Day

This Wednesday is a HALF DAY for students; dismissal at 11:55am with staff PD in the afternoon. A lunch survey will be sent out later today.

PINK OUT this Wednesday!

We are going to have a PINK OUT this Wednesday for Breast Cancer Awareness Month! We will be asking for donations of loose change or more to support this fight for a cure!

NWEA Testing Window

NWEA Testing Window officially begins this week. We will spend time on Wednesday going over what we will need to do to administer this computer adaptive assessment. The testing window ends on Friday, Oct. 30.

Crazy Socks Day!

Thursday is CRAZY SOCKS DAY in support of #Socktober! Please promote this great initiative and encourage your students to bring in a new pair of socks, underwear, or pajamas that will go to those in need!

Friday is "College Spirit Day!"

The "Big Game" this Saturday is finally relevant after years of domination! Let's have fun and wear our team spirit wear this Friday in support of our favorite college sports team!

Popcorn Day!

This Friday is POPCORN DAY! All bags just $0.50.


I will be out of the building:

Monday afternoon for Ad Council


Round 1 of our Observations have started! The 'Noticings’ and ‘Wonderings’ sections will focus on the Dimension of (P) Purpose and (SE) Student Engagement for our first observation. If I have my laptop it will be an observation; if I'm in the classroom without it, I'm just visiting! :-)

  • Observations - We will again conduct a minimum of 3 observations for the year (district continuity).
  • Observation Time - 10-30 min of lesson scripting and another 15 minutes of coding.
  • I should be able to access or view your daily lesson plans with assigned standards.
  • The first two observations will be unannounced. The third observation may be scheduled as agreed upon by the teacher and administrator.
  • We will have a Dimension focus during each observation (up to two dimensions). The dimension focus areas will be the areas that the Noticings and Wonderings will be derived.

Culture of Learning

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What's Happening Next Week?

  • School Improvement Team Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 22 beginning at 7:30am
  • School Pictures Retake Day is Thursday, Oct. 22


  • Leo's Family Night is Thursday, Oct. 29