A Newsletter for Central Elementary School Staff

For the Week of January 18 through January 24, 2015


  1. School is closed on Monday, January 19, 2015 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Enjoy your three day weekend!

  2. Grade Level Teams - You may want to have a conversation about the RtI data spreadsheets and the different assessments on the chart. Should one assessment have more value than another? If so, you need to decide this as a team and let Pat Thomas know before she finalizes your data charts.

  3. RtI Data Spreadsheet Reminders - Teachers, don't forget to enter Acuity data on each student as a percent. Also, if a student has been retained please place an "R" after their name on the spreadsheet.

  4. Teachers - I still have access to downloading AIMSweb materials, so if you need a benchmark please let me know.

  5. The SMILE mobile dentist will be at Central again this year on Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Laura placed enrollment forms in your mailboxes for you to send home with your students. Please place all returned forms into Laura's mailbox.

  6. Certified Staff - I will begin second semester long observations starting on Monday, January 19, 2015. Second semester long observations are not scheduled, so I will come by as time allows. If you have any questions about this process or your previous long observation and how to improve your score in a domain, please contact me to schedule a meeting.

  7. 3rd-5th Grade Teachers - This year I would like you to take the following three weeks of Team Time to prepare students for the new ISTEP+ assessment. These weeks are February 9-13, February 16-20, and February 23-27. As a team, I need you to develop a preparation plan for these three weeks and email it to me by January 30, 2015. You may use the Team Time instructional assistants to help you.

  8. Remember - Pay day Fridays are Spirit Days for the rest of this school year for staff as our way to celebrate your work in earning an A rating during the 2014-2015 school year. Enjoy wearing jeans and your Plainfield gear!

Calendar and Room Reservations

To review/print out a copy of our calendar for the next few weeks and a list of when rooms are reserved for use, click HERE.

You can view the Central Elementary calender by going to www.plainfield.k12.in.us/cn. You will need to sign in at the top of the webpage using the same username and password that you use to log in to your computer.

Forms You Need

Click on the form below that you need. Fill it out, save it, and email it to the person who needs it.

1. Field Trip Request Form

2. Value of the Month Student Nomination Form

3. Student Disciplinary Referral

Things to Do

  1. _____February field trip requests are due to the principal by Tuesday, January 20, 2015.
  2. _____January Value of the Month Student Nomination Form is due to the principal by Tuesday, January 20, 2015.
  3. _____3rd-5th Grade Teachers - Email me your team's ISTEP+ preparation plans by January 30, 2015.
  4. _____RtI Charts are due by email to Pat Thomas by Friday, January 30, 2015.