Friday Focus

JSE Staff April 24th

"Love Your People"

Having the Best Secretary...Priceless! Thanks for all you do, Barb! Looking forward to celebrating a Priceless Staff as well in a couple weeks. What Great Teachers do Differently: #1 Great teachers never forget that it is people, not programs, that determine the quality of a school. And we are a 4 STAR School!

School Improvement Plans: Thank you for your commitment to implement our goals this year. PL221 Math (Rm 105) will meet next Wednesday and the E/LA (Flag Rm) and student services (Nick's Rm) will meet the following week. Please review our plan and be thinking of our current and future goals. Bring innovative ideas, thoughts, and questions to our meetings. The plan is in a folder on the shared teacher drive.

ISTEP resumes Tuesday. Thank you for your digital citizenship:)

Our Focus: "What more can I(WE) do for this child to prepare him for the next level?"

Have a great weekend. Hope to see you Thursday night at Culver's. And don't forget our staff breakfast on Friday.


Professional Development This Week:

Monday Mike will meet with grades K-2

Thursday 3-5 will meet to review EOY Math Acuity Data.

Below: Check-out the website, texts/question sets are sorted by grade level.

Art Connect Hour: Where Art and Academic Standards Intersect

Thank you Matt for leading the collaborations!

Art Connect in the works:

K: Rainbow Fish

1st: The Dot Book

2nd: All about Plants

3rd: Animal Research Projects

Cont. Class Lists

Creating class lists: The Student Information Forms are in the mailbox room. Please have the information forms complete before we meet during your team plan to divide students. 3,4,5 will meet on May 13th and K,1,2 will meet on the 14th during team plans. I would like this process complete by May 15th. As we discussed, the plan is to have a list back to you to check and then provide you with a draft of next year's class list before the end of the year. Any questions please let me know! UPDATE: Stacey will be touching base with you to plan for special education students in creating class lists.

Important Reminders:

  • April 30th Culver's Family Night Fundraiser- Please come if you can! Students love to see staff after-school!
  • Progress Report #4 sent home Thursday
  • Reinforce the characteristics of Transfer Knowledge to New Situations and Honesty.
  • ISTEP, Acuity, I-READ and MClass windows are listed on the Google Calendar.
  • E-mail Chris/Nick to get on the "Highlight my students on the JSE News" Calendar!
  • Art Connect Hour
  • Please turn in 100% effort work to me periodically.