Ridgeview Weekly Newsletter

January 17th, 2016

Missoula Children's Choir - Red Riding Hood

Congratulations to students who participated in Missoula's Production of Red Riding Hood: Keyara Bohrer, Haley Boatman, Ella Herring, and Dennis Piatt. You can watch the whole program at link above. We had many former Ridgeview students, too!

TO DO LIST: Lots of info this week

  • Power Walks
  • Read the articles scattered throughout the newsletter for insight into education at the state and national level.
  • Bring data to Instructional Rounds/Co-planning - We will meet in Stacy's Room again this week
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POWER WALKS for the week

Please support PBiS by covering PAWS IN THE BATHROOM this week.

Practice Respect

  • Aim accurately
  • Flush the toilet
  • Turn off the light when you leave
  • Clean up trash
  • Turn off water
  • Close the door
  • Only flush appropriate items

Act with Kindness

  • Take turns
  • Unlock doors when finished
  • Gas is for the bathroom

Work Together

  • Be efficient with your time
  • Low voices

Stay Safe

  • Wash your hands
  • One person at a time in stalls
  • One person at a time in classrooms
  • Keep play for outside
  • Report any messes
  • Think before you act
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***IMPORTANT: Instructional Rounds

We will be trying a different location for instructional rounds on Tuesdays. We are asking that all grade level teams meet the Instructional Team in Stacy's office. We are hopeful this will help the team stay better organized, on-time, and cut down on running grade level teams late. Please join us in Stacy's office during your planning period. See you soon!

Part 2 includes Data Discussions and Parallel Learnings:

- Be prepared to discuss “how do we look at data?”

- How are you using it?

- How are you tracking your own interventions week by week or unit by unit or


- Individual student discussions.

  • Bring data on Numbers 1-20

  • Start planning guide on composing and decomposing numbers


  • Start with learning events in Number sense and computation.


  • Bring data for beginning of multiplication


  • Work on learning targets for multiplication units of 0,1, 6-9


  • Note: Multiplication and Division Planning guide may be missing division standards. Need to check into this.
  • Bring preassessment data and/or current formative assessments from recent work in class


  • Bring preassessment data for adding and subtracting fractions

After school Programs!

We have art and spanish after school programs starting this week!!

  • Rhonda Counts and Katie Wheeler will be teaming up to provide an after school Art Program on Mondays. Carol Morton will be helping to supervise kids eating a snack in the lunchroom directly after school.
  • Jessica Knez will be joining us to provide Conversational Spanish on Tuesdays. Francis McMann will be helping to supervise kids eating a snack in the lunchroom till 4:00 p.m.

We are extremely excited for these two programs!!!

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Wednesday, January 20th - School Board Work Session Agenda

No agenda published yet. I will forward it when I receive it.
Resources for STEM

CEI's STEM initiative is offering a limited number of free subscriptions to "Nepris" that connects teachers to STEM industry professionals. Teachers can use the system to bring experts into the classroom to give real, hands-on training to students.

Happening this week . . . .

Monday - January 18th, 2016

  • Martin Luther King, Jr Day - School is in-session
  • 8:00 a.m. Sara and Amber
  • 10 a.m. Policy Management Committee meeting @ Admin (Board of Education)
  • 3:30 PBiS Meeting in Teacher's Lounge
  • 4 p.m. District Problem Solving Committee meeting @ Admin

Tuesday - January 19th, 2016

  • Instructional Rounds - Math Part 2
  • 2:00 p.m. RV Instructional Team Weekly Meeting
  • 3:30 p.m. Stand-up Meeting for MCEA
  • 3:35 p.m. Ridgeview Staff Meeting
  • 5:30 p.m. District Accountability Committee @ Admin

Wednesday - January 20th, 2016

  • Cognitive Coaching in Steamboat (Amber, Candi, Sara)
  • 2:15 RV Child Study Team
  • 5:00 p.m. School Board Work Session

Thursday - January 21st, 2016

  • Cognitive Coaching in Steamboat (Amber, Candi, Sara)
  • 9:00 Counselor Collab (no administrator)

Friday - January 22nd, 2016

  • Art @ RV - C Day
  • 2:00 p.m. District T.S. Gold Planning
  • Jeans Friday - Please pay Cyndee
  • Cognitive Coaching in Steamboat (Amber, Candi, Sara)

Looking Ahead. . . . .

Monday - January 25th, 2016

  • Art @ RV - D Day
  • 8:00 a.m. Sara and Amber
  • 3:30 PBiS Meeting in Teacher's Lounge
  • 6 p.m. 5th Grade Technology Night

Tuesday - January 26th, 2016

  • Instructional Rounds - Reading Part 1
  • 2:00 p.m. RV Instructional Team Weekly Meeting
  • 4:00 p.m. Technology Camp - Teachers
  • 6:00 p.m. Technology Camp - Parents

Wednesday - January 27th, 2016

  • 8:30 a.m. Admin Team Meeting
  • 2:15 RV Child Study Team
  • 4:00 p.m. New Teacher Induction

Thursday - January 28th, 2016

  • B-Ball Players reading @ RV
  • 9:00 Counselor Collab (Sarah Hepworth)
  • 10:30 a.m School District Attorney Interviews
  • 4:00 p.m. School Board Meeting

Friday - January 29th, 2016

  • 1st Grade Friday Afternoon Collab
  • 8:00 a.m. Science Discovery
  • Amber and Stacy in Maybell

Professional Expectations

As with last week, we will clarify professional expectations on a weekly basis in our newsletter for reminders and clarification.


How many plan times are designated for structured meetings that you must attend?


3/22 marked 2/week

5/22 marked n/a

16/22 marked 1/week


All are correct answers depending on the role a staff member plays at RV. For example: Some people marked n/a because they do not have a planning period and/or do not attend meetings on their planning period (certified and classified). Most certified marked 1/week, which we interpreted as co-planning once a week. Three certified marked 2/week, which we interpreted to include co-planning and additional responsibilities such as an IEP, 504, etc that may occur during the course of a week.


How many minutes of duty do you perform at your school, building, or department that are in addition to your designated job description per week?


2/22 marked None

16/22 marked Less than 60 minutes per week

5/22 marked 60-80 minutes per week

1/22 marked 100-120 minutes per week


All are correct. Most certified and classified due less than 60 minutes per week (mostly before and after school). Some certified and classified do more, which we interpreted to included morning/afternoon playground duty and lunch duty. One classified staff member marked 100-120 minutes, which we interpreted was likely due to lunch duties.

Both of these questions and answer scenarios illustrate that different staff members play different roles in our building in order for us to function and cover all our bases.