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Zitzman 411 - Week of Dec. 11th

What's Happening This Week:

Monday: B Day. ISS in the Conference Rm.

Tuesday: C Day. PLC's. Ronald McDonald Visit 9:30-10:00. Bus Boot Camp [#21 & #27] 6:00 PM 2nd/5th Winter Concert @ Riverbend. Dinner with Santa @ ZE.

Wednesday: D Day.

Thursday: A Day. Staff Meeting 7:30-8:10AM

Friday: B Day. Zitzman Christmas Party @ Poor Richards 5:00-6:00 PM. Ms. Gaehle will be supervising the building.


English Learner Students will be the focus. How are you EL students' performing? What interventions do they need? Mrs. Brooks will be attending the grade level meetings. Extra time should be used to check out the MMD Virtual Platform.

Habit 3: Highly Effective Practice

Plan Every Week

Effective people plan every week [as teachers we are naturally good planners because it is an expectation!] BUT taking 30 minutes alone in a quiet place before the week begins to go through these three steps is crucial:

Step 1: Connect with mission, roles, and goals.

Step 2: Schedule the Big Rocks. Ask the Big Rocks Question: "What are the one or two most important things I can do in this role this week?"

Step 3: Organize the rest. Schedule your other activities, tasks, and appointments around your Big Rocks.

Common Practice: Plan sporadically or not at all.

Think About...

Do you plan every week? If not, how can you make this a regular practice?

Try This...

As you plan your week, make sure you:

  • Invest enough time in a quiet place
  • review your Personal Mission Statement.
  • Reveiw progress on your long-term goals.
  • Keep the Big Rocks to one or two per role.
  • Schedule the BIg Rocks first, before organizing the rest.

From the 7 Habits Book:

"Organizing on a weekly basis provides much greater balance and context than daily planning... The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. And this can best be done in the context of the week."

Favorite Advice this week:

From Mel Robbins: "I asked my friend and a veteran event producer, Chris, to share the three things that speakers can do to set everyone up for success prior to hitting the stage.

Originally, this advice was about how to be a great speaker, but if you listen to what Chris is saying, it’s actually three ways anyone in any business can be a fantastic leader."

My take away, which directly aligns with the small reminder above about planning:
Do these three things and everyone around you will be elevated to do them, too.

Help Wanted!!

Do you know of someone looking for a job? We need help trying to fill these positions.

SACC Lead Teacher- We are still looking for a SACC Lead Teacher. 60 college credits needed for this position. See Ms. Parks for more information. $10.25/hour

Day Custodian- The hours are 5:45 a.m.-2:15 p.m. See Ms. Brooks for more information. $9.75/hour


Missy Giebler graduated from Central Methodist University this weekend. Congratulations on your certificate!