Owl Notes

WEEK OF DECEMBER 9

DR. NULL'S CISD WORD OF THE YEAR...

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POSITIVE THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK...

THINGS TO KNOW...

* R is our next week focus. See below.

* Tuesday 4th and 2nd will switch specials times for benchmark testing.

* Wednesday 3rd and 2nd will switch specials for benchmark testing.

* Gretchen Montgomery will be here on Monday.

* PTO Luncheon is on Wednesday.

* Fourth grade program is Thursday. PK, K and 3rd will be at 9:15 and PK, 1 and 2 will be at 2.

COPY MACHINE

This has been a sore subject this week, I know! I promise that we are not putting the sign on the machine at random times just to put it on there as a bad joke! So here's the bottom line...


*IF it breaks down when you are using it, please get the Error Code off of it and give it to Kathie G. so she can report the correct error.

*IF there is a sign on the machine that says "NOT WORKING," that means it's not working. It does not mean for you to try it and see if it works for you. By doing so, we are continuing the damage by not leaving it alone so the repair guy can see what the problem is and fix the correct issue.

*IF it jams, please be gentle when opening and closing all the parts. Most of them are plastic and break with consistent slamming which thus causes more issues.


Bottom line - we are not getting a new machine in the foreseeable future. We have what we have. Things to think about -Is there a way you can do the same activity without needing copies? Can you use technology in a way that will prevent us from needing so many copies?

Sonic survey please

Please take one moment and log in your Sonic order for Friday the 13th. We will need to completed by Tuesday. Once you have logged your order, don't change it as the system doesn't really work that way. It will just record you for 2 drinks. The link to order is below.


https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=X4juAait00mgF2tftgKw8medDXq9Z4REi7J2vsv96FRUQUxCTTJMOUQ5QkRNMzU3SzRSQzgwWlk4Ty4u

FOUNDATIONS NEWS

In an effort to reinforce good behavior between Thanksgiving and Winter break, we are bringing back the OK behavior but changing it to ORE behavior.


Week 1 - Dec. 2 - 6 - teachers will have an O to display in your classroom. It has 80 circles inside it. You will also have tickets to hand out. (Remember, I think we reused the tickets last year since students don't put their names on them) As students get tickets for OUTSTANDING HALLWAY BEHAVIOR, teachers collect the tickets and color in a circle. When your class gets all 80 filled in, they win a TRIP TO THE TREASURE TOWER!


Week 2 - December 9 - 13 - Respectful interactions - You will get an R and different colored tickets for Respectful Interactions. When students are caught have respectful interactions with each other or with an adult, they get a ticket. The rest is the same as the O.


Week 3 - Dec. 16 - 19 - Excellent Cafeteria Behavior - Same as above but specifically looking at cafeteria behavior.

BIRTHDAY/GIFT BOOK CLUB

Maria has started Birthday/gift book club where parents can go online, purchase a book from a pre-selected list, and donate it to the library. Please help us promote this. There is a link to the information and website on our Oak Ridge homepage.
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GT nominations

GT nominations are due on December 18th to the front office. If you have not turned in your nominations, please do so as soon as possible. Please remember Chris Reichelt is wanting two nominations from each teacher, if possible.

Attendance

When students are absent, parents need to contact the front office, write a note, or have a doctor's note. If parents contact you about an absence, please tell them to call the front office.

SPECIAL NOTE - February 17

February 17 was originally a "bad weather day" on the calendar. It is now a staff development day for all teachers. This is only a make up day for staff members who do not use the Kronos system. It will be a full day, 8-3. It will be a planning day for the spring semester.

ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE

*Dusti Moran for always being willing to help me with crazy art project ideas, even at the last minute. - Tami

*Deanna, Virginia, Kathie, and Becky for helping keep everything running smoothly everyday. -Tami and Kara

*Rachel M and Becky for helping with Float delivery today!! - Kara

FOCUS FOR 19-20

ENSURE THAT GOOD QUALITY INSTRUCTION IS TAKING PLACE IN ALL CLASSROOMS BY FOCUSING ON:


*integration of technology

*implementation of guided math 3x a week

*improving Tier 1 best practices

SUGGESTION BOX

Okay, it was mentioned to me that the link no longer worked. I've updated it so if you try it and it doesn't go to the "Suggestion Box," please let me know. Just a reminder that suggestions can be made anonymously if you don't want your identify known. If you have suggestions and/or concerns throughout the year, this is one place you will have to let administration know.


https://forms.gle/1qjtmFgWMFQDWvof8

SUGGESTION BOX RESPONSES

Unless a decision needs to be taken to Team Leader or Site Based, answers will be poster here weekly as needed.

FUTURE DATES TO KNOW...

DECEMBER

8 - Hillary Soniat's birthday

9 - Gretchen Montgomery will be here

10 - 4th and 2nd switch specials for testing

11 - 2nd and 3rd switch specials for testing

11 - PTO Luncheon

11 - Kara out to TELPAS training p.m

12 - Fourth grade program

16 - Nancy Heidenreich's birthday

16 - Site Based Meeting

18 - Sherry Kissner's birthday

18 - Technology come and go PD during conference

19 - Early release

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