Teacher Newsletter

September 19, 2016

Mission

The mission of George Hall Elementary School is to engage all students in a rigorous and challenging educational program. As a community of learners, we promote individual student achievement and empower our students to excel in a culture of responsibility and mutual respect. Our students will graduate as knowledgeable, productive citizens in an ever-changing technological world.

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Upcoming Events

September 19-23 - STAR READING PROGRESS MONITORING GRADES 3-5

September 22- Campaign Speeches

September 23- Student Council Elections

September 26 - Progress Reports Due

September 29- Fall Pictures

September 29 - Data Meetings

REMINDERS

Support Staff Reminders:

Library

Accelerated Reader Pointers

  • Be sure students are testing in their zpd (range).

  • Complete status of the class daily. This is done by pulling up the Diagnostic Report and monitoring each student’s progress for the week.

  • The limiters in the Diagnostic Report should be as follows:

    Reporting Period – This Week (M-F)

    Average Percent Correct – Below 90%

    Quiz Language – Report on English Quizzes only

  • There should be no red arrows next to RP Quiz taken or % Correct categories. If a student has a red arrow in either category, be sure he/she takes a test and scores 90% or better. Monitor the average percent correct as more quizzes may need to be taken.

  • The Engaged Time per Day in the Summary category should be 35 minutes or more.

    Student Council

  • Students who are running for a position in the student council must have their speeches approved by Wednesday, September 21. Please allow these students to come to the library at your leisure.

  • Speeches will be given on Thursday, September 22 at 2:00 in the gym. Students in grades 3-5 are urged to attend. Please have students ready for dismissal.

  • Voting will take place on Friday, September 23. Voting procedures are as follows:

    5th grade – 9:00 – 9:20

    4th grade – 9:20 – 9:40

    3rd grade – 9:40 – 10:00

Counseling

Thank you for all your support with Bully Prevention Week! This week will be "B" week; we are continuing to focus on RESPECT in our classroom lessons. Students will learn respectful words as well as what respect looks and sounds like. I have attached a link for you to enjoy; I hope it puts a smile on your face! Have a wonderful week!

Have a great week! :O)