Magers Memo

01.31.16

Happy February!!

What a beautiful weekend! I hope you were able to step outside and enjoy the fresh "warm" air! Just when I think my week can't get any more busy...I have another busy week! It's that time of year when plans are being made for the following year and we are ramping up to finish this year strong. I have enjoyed meeting with each of you and will spend lots of time this week and next finishing out those 1 on 1 meetings. I appreciate your time and true reflection on where you are in your practice. Since this week is busy, and there have been many changes due to cancellations & rescheduling, here is a glance:


Monday:

  • Nichole Lemmon here for Canvas Training (we will train in Clydene's room) from 8:30-11:30 a.m. This if for K-2 teachers plus a couple more.
  • Alison & Krissi have a parent conference @ 3:30 p.m.
  • Crystal out @ 2:10 p.m. (will return after school)

Tuesday:

  • Crystal meets w/Katie Rinkoski @ 9:00 a.m.
  • Crystal meets w/ Tanya Perretta @ 10:00 a.m.
  • Crystal meets w/Mandy Collins @ 11:00 a.m.
  • Crystal meets w/Michelle Slominsky @ 1:00 p.m.
  • Kindergarten Registration 2:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Steve's afternoon groups will be cancelled so he can assist w/K registration

Wednesday:

  • Crystal out for new teacher interview @ KAC
  • Melba out until 10:30 a.m. (training @ KAC)-Steve will cover office in A.M. Alison will cover Morning Pow-Wow
  • Mid-3rd Quarter

Thursday:

  • K Field Trip to Stephen Fite
  • Crystal meets w/Roffers @ 9:00 a.m.
  • Crystal meets w/Traci Nelson @ 10:00 a.m.
  • Crystal meets w/Staci Maddeaux @ 11:00 a.m.
  • Crystal meets w/Linda Pawlowski @ 1:30 p.m.
  • Crystal meets w/Dottie Nichols @ 2:30 p.m.

Friday:

  • Crystal out for catscan until 9:00 a.m.
  • Crystal meets w/Morris @ 9:00 a.m.
  • K & 1st grade Opera-@ Sequiota
  • 4th grade field trip to Fantastic Caverns
  • Crystal attends IEP Meeting @ 11:00 a.m.
  • Crystal meets w/Roman @ 12:30 p.m.

GOAL TEAM PLAN

Innovation team met last week to review the Goal Team MOY Survery. Thank you for those of you who completed the survey and provided input that helped drive our plan for the remainder of the year! Plan as follows:


  • All remaining meetings will be “grade level meetings” (with next year’s team).
  • With your grade level team, complete your second PBL Unit Plan (link to the common district unit plan that you are expected to use is here: Unit Plan) by April 15th. This unit should be planned (to teach next year...). You will only be accountable for "planning" a second unit plan-teaching it this year is optional.
  • Evaluate your plan using the: Project Design Rubric
  • April 15th: Each grade level will share their completed unit plan (and evaluation)
  • Information: Previous presentations will be at the PBL button above on Canvas, just in case you need a refresher.
  • Austin Rutledge will be here on Friday, March 18th during your grade level plan time. Please plan to utilize Austin as a resource-come with all/any questions you have about PBL & your specific Unit Plan. This will count as our GLTM's for March.
  • Innovation Team will be attending a conference in February to support our growth in PBL. Knowledge will be shared with all staff upon our return.
  • View Goal Team Survey Results Here

This is not your typical "Amazing Teacher" video-keep watching until the end!

Truly Amazing Teacher

An Email that made me even more proud!! Let Donald know Monday if you need support!

Mrs. Magers,

Please pass along my gratitude to your staff. They were so positive and fun to work with this morning! I really appreciated how well they listened – I can’t say it’s been that way at every deployment so it was an especially great way to start the day.

Donald will be back most of Monday to work with them on any questions they may have.

Thank you,

Erin Downing

SEQUIOTA SPOTLIGHT: Dottie Nichols

One of the things that impresses me the most about Dottie is her consistent motto of, "I can always do something better". Dottie is a humble person who is constantly getting input from her students and using that input to guide her instruction. I have recently had the pleasure of sitting in many conferences with Dottie in which she has shown maturity, flexibility, a positive attitude, a humble spirit and has demonstrated her ability to read each student and figure out what makes them tick. Dottie is a life-long learner. Dottie is open to new learning and embraces change even if it is hard for her. Dottie truly puts students first and is at Sequiota for that reason-students. Dottie takes responsibility for her students and works hard to make sure that her students not only excel academically but socially and personally. Dottie works great with parents, and parents feel comfortable coming to Dottie if they need anything at all. I have never heard Dottie make an excuse for anything, she just gets it done. Dottie differentiates for students and is determined to meet each students needs while providing love and support to each student. Dottie is supportive of colleagues and a team-player. We are "ON TOP OF THE WORLD" with you at Sequiota Dottie!
The Carpenters - Top Of The World

Guided Math/Math Workshop Resources Available NOW!!

The Title I Guided Math page and additional Numeracy Support Resources are now available for all SPS Teachers on Glass Classroom!

You will find:

· Video and photo examples of all components of the Guided Math Instructional Configuration

· Video of SPS teachers answering “Why Guided Math?” and their tips for how to get started

· Examples of mini-lessons, small group lesson formats, conferencing, management and station rotation tips K - 5

· Numerous Apps and differentiated station activities

Directions for digging in:

Glass Classroom

In Depth Study

Title I

Guided Math, A Workshop Approach and Numeracy Resources

Only 6 staff members have given input. A decision will be made by this Friday, February 5th.

Dates For Next Year-Please click here to give input!

Please select dates for Meet the Teacher & Open House for next school year no later than Friday, January 29th. Thank you!

FEEDFORWARD OPPORTUNITY

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Sequiota School Calendar

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