Friday "ROAR"

Killian STEAM Leader's Magnet- Friday, September 2, 2016

Our Mission and Vision

Our Vision:

To prepare our students to become responsible 21st Century leaders and citizens in a global society.


Our Mission:

Killian Elementary School, with the support of its parents and community, dedicates itself to providing an innovative curriculum, in a safe, nurturing environment that will prepare students to be productive citizens in a global society.

Question of the Week: What gives you peace?

Thursday Communication Day

If you have info for Thursday folders, please make sure it is copied and in teacher mailboxes no later than Wednesday afternoon so all teachers can pick it up prior to Thursday morning. This includes all flyers for different groups and events.

Email Etiquette

This is a friendly reminder to please be mindful of emails that are sent to the full faculty (ke_staff). Consider the audience and the tone used in such emails. If its not intended for everyone, please don't send it to everyone.

Copy Requests

Administrators will no longer be signing off on grade level copies. If you want Ms. Donaldson to make copies for you (two or more teachers) please make sure you submit the request at least 2 days before you need them. A white bookcase has been set up in the copy room. The shelves will be labeled with your grade level. Please place the documents needing to be copied on the shelf. Once the copies are made, they will be placed back on the shelf. You will need to check your grade level's shelf to retrieve your copies.


Cookie Dough Fundraiser

The last official day of the Cookie Dough sale is September 6th. We will accept money until September 9th.

Friendly Reminders

- Adults and children should not consume food or drinks in the hall.


- The rotating duty schedule will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 6th. Those teachers on duty are expected to be in their classrooms, ready to receive students by 7:25. Teachers who are not on duty should pick up their students by 7:45. Please make sure your team has established a plan for how students will know where they should report. As with anything new, there will be some kinks, but we will monitor and adjust as we move along.

Open House is Thursday!

We are delighted to welcome our families to Killian Elem. School on Thursday evening. In preparation for Open House, please be sure you have student work displayed in your classroom or in the hallway nearby your classroom. As you prepare a presentation for your families, don’t forget to showcase your online blog or website. Please also share with them information about the curriculum at your grade level as well as expectations. Parents will also be completing our AdvancED parent survey that night.

The Social Committee- Sunshine!

The Social Committee has representatives from each grade level and department. This committee has put together standard guidelines for your reference. The Social Committee organizes meals for those in need, organizes the holiday and end of the year party, and other social events throughout the year. The funds you pay provides flowers for staff members, holiday gifts, retirement dinners, and other special events. Social Committee dues are now due. If you are a certified staff member, please pay $20. If you are an instructional assistant or part-time staff member, please pay $10. Please give those dues to Mrs. Mitchell or Mrs. Harlee.

Mandatory Training Reminders

Please make sure you have completed all required training videos for the district and school. The acknowledgement forms for the school handbook, should be placed in the basket outside of Ms. Gore's office. The Richland 2 Employee Handbook disclaimer form should be signed and returned to Mrs. Staples. Please also make sure you have viewed all necessary videos.

A Closer Look

Week of Sept. 5- Sept. 9


Media Rotation Week


Monday, Sept. 5

Labor Day/ No School


Tuesday, Sept. 6

Cookie Dough Sale Ends

21st Century Begins

RTI Begins


Wednesday, Sept. 7

2nd Grade MAP (Reading)


Thursday, Sept. 8

2nd Grade MAP (math)

Open House 6:00-7:30 pm


Friday, Sept. 9

Final Cookie Dough Money received


Looking Ahead...

PE Rotation Week


Monday, Sept. 12

Fall Picture Day ( schedule will be shared)

Faculty Meeting 3:30-4:30 pm


Tuesday, Sept. 13

Engage NY PD

Dr. Doug- 2nd Grade


Wednesday, Sept. 14

3rd Grade MAP (Reading)

PTO Board Meeting 6:00-7:00 pm


Thursday, Sept. 15

3rd Grade MAP (Math)

4th Grade MAP (Reading)


Friday, Sept. 16

4th Grade MAP (Math)

Updated Bulletin Boards Due