Staff Update, 11/8/2019
Glows and Grows
Grow: For Grades K-2, what impact has the Foundational Literacy Training had on your classroom and instruction? Would use of BMA materials and instructional practices/routines be obvious if I was in your room?
Attendance, Student and Staff/Reminder!
Our MTSS Team reviewed chronic absent students this past week. We identified 39 currently chronic absent students. The vast majority have week long illnesses. We identified five students for case management and will monitor the rest. If you have concerns about a students attendance, feel free to reach out to me or to Karen Latora to discuss cases and/or strategy.
With a little over half of classes participating in the survey, it appears "Pie Throwing" is the top selection (surprisingly). I will leave the survey open for a few more days in case anyone else wants their class to vote.https://forms.gle/Afpxij5wLGjvPRr99
Remember, I track school wide attendance here! One of the best things we can do to find success for our students is to celebrate their presence and to make sure we are the ones leading them each day! Thanks for your commitment.
Minimum Days/Spirit Week
Our Student Leadership Team is hosting a Spirit Week that week and has dress up days/themes for each day. Specific themes for each day will be announced ASAP via a PTA flyer and signs. A preview:
Monday Multiples day - cause twins are great but why stop there?
Tuesday: Dress like a parent day or wear formal wear (tie/collared shirt or dress up dress)
Wednesday: Crazy/Wacky Wednesday - from a couple of years ago - this was their favorite day
Thursday: Teacher/Student/Principal Swap - kids dress up like teachers/principal and adults dress up like their kids
Friday: Sports and cookies day - Students
3rd-5th Grade ELD/Small Group Professional Development
Grade 4: November 13th
Grade 5: November 14th
Coaching Day: November 15th
Please reach out if you have questions!
MTSS Tier One Plan --**UPDATED**
Our Tier One Plan for behavior for October and NOVEMBER is here! Many thanks to those that remembered this and already hit me up for Good News Referrals for October. Please commit to sending one to the office this month!
November: Focus your efforts in class and with your grade level around setting SMART goals for increasing the quality and quantity of level 2 and level 3 academic conversations.
October is focused on recognizing students with Paw Prides and Good News Referrals. Both are available in the staff workroom. Remember, students put Paw Prides in the Paw Pride box on the stage. Good News Referrals come back to me in the office. Students can visit and hand them in and I will recognize them personally.
11/8: NO Students, Principal Pipeline Study @ 1:00 PM
11/11: Veterans Day, No School
11/12: Staff Meeting
11/13: 4th Grade PD w/Lori Taylor, Trotter at Principal Pipeline Training (TBD)
11/14: 5th Grade PD w/Lori Taylor, Trotter at Principal Pipeline Training (TBD)
11/15: Student of the Month Lunch
11/18: Mtg with maintenance director @ 7:00, Martha Lacy visit @ 8:00, Elementary Level Meeting @ Suisun Valley @ 3:00, K-8 Principal FSMA Discussion @ 5:00
11/19: Elementary Level MTSS @ 1:00
1. Please let me know if you have submitted a Donors Choose project. Send me the link and I will be sure to include it in my parent newsletter and on our Facebook page.
2. If the project includes furniture, it must be approved by our purchasing department. If you send me the specs ahead of time, I have no issue sending it to the appropriate staff for approval.
3. Send me any photos AFTER the arrival of the project and I will also include that in any parent newsletter/FB/IG post.