Teacher Weekly

St. Vincent de Paul Parish School

Greetings Staff!

These next few weeks are pretty crazy. Please be sure to keep up-to-date with expectations! Have a great week- and as always, my door is ALWAYS open for you to address anything- please don't hesitate, I want to hear about your concerns or your happiness. :)


Kids at heart in Catholic education,

Maria

The Week's Notes

The Week's Notes

GRADING PERIOD TWO Please make sure your grades are updated by Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. I will print report cards Tuesday the 12th. K and 1- please have your report cards in my mailbox on Tuesday the 12th. Awards will be in your mailboxes please have these ready to go in my mailbox on Thursday the 14th. You will present these on Thursday night at the awards assembly. Homeroom teachers should have 1 award for each learner. To keep the awards assembly time efficient, specials teachers should limit their awards to one learner per grade. Please let me know if there are questions.


JANUARY STAFF MEETING: The January staff meeting is today. Please come prepared with the tax information that I sent earlier in the month via email. Connie Pacanovsky, our parish business manager, will be presenting at our meeting in regards to some new information needed from you. We will also be discussing our OCSAA School Improvement Plan at the meeting. This information is VERY important- OCSAA will meet with each of you in March (see below) and ask you questions about our plan. It is very important that you understand this information.


ACCREDITATION: Please mark your calendars for March 10th and 11th. OCSAA will be coming out for these 2 days to look over our plan for improvement for the next few years. Please be prepared to discuss our plan at our January (11th) Staff Meeting and during our PLC. OCSAA will speak with each of you individually in March.


2nd QUARTER Awards Assembly: Please mark your calendar for January 14th at 5:30 p.m. Our SVDP CC has requested the Awards Assembly be in conjunction with Report Card Pickup/Family Meeting. Dinner will be provided. The Awards Assembly will begin at 6:00 p.m. Our parents would love to a be a part of the awards their children receive, but are typically unable to take off work to attend. This is a great opportunity for our learners. This is a one-time event, not every quarter assembly. Awards will be in your mailboxes please have these ready to go in my mailbox on Thursday the 14th. You will present these on Thursday night at the awards assembly. Homeroom teachers should have 1 award for each learner. To keep the awards assembly time efficient, Specials teachers should limit their awards to one learner per grade. Please let me know if there are questions.


OPEN HOUSE: Our Open House is Sunday, January 24th from 12-2. You are expected to be here the entire time and mingling and talking with prospective families and learners. During these next two weeks, please be sure spruce up your hallways with academic work that highlights the wonderful work going on in your classrooms. Please also make sure to have some type of technology integration (much like our early Open House this year), to highlight tech as a strong focus and cornerstone for our academic program.


MANDATED SERVICES: Please be sure to complete Mandated Services by Friday of this week. The note section has been done for you; please log in and complete. http://www.mandatedservices.com


AIR TESTING: Per Diocese recommendation and for Accreditation purposes, ALL learners will be OHIO AIR testing this Spring. Here is the testing schedule. More details to come in future emails:

  • English language arts tests – April 4 to 22, paper tests;
  • Mathematics, science and social studies – April 4 to May 6, paper tests;
  • GRADE 3: ELA AND MATH
  • GRADE 4: ELA, MATH, AND SOCIAL STUDIES
  • GRADE 5: ELA, MATH, AND SCIENCE
  • GRADE 6: ELA, MATH, AND SCIENCE
  • GRADE 7: ELA, and MATH
  • GRADE 8: ELA ,MATH, AND SCIENCE


CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK: This is sure to be a FUN week. Here is a sneak peak at the week for you to prepare! JANUARY 31- FEBRUARY 5

MONDAY Relax and Read Day (choose a class to pair up and read in your comfort clothes!)

TUESDAY FUTURE DAY (what will you be when you grow up day) Schedule some career talks with your learners parents or parishioners.

WEDNESDAY SPIRIT DAY (PEP ASSEMBLY at Gathering, SHAMROCK SHOWDOWN)

THURSDAY THROWBACK THURSDAY (Dress in your favorite decade, teacher decade day- Teachers, please bring in a throwback picture of you in your greatest decade. DANCIN' THROUGH THE DECADES DANCE PARTY-

FRIDAY STAFF VS 8th GRADE VOLLEYBALL GAME (all students will be able to have a T-shirt day. Wear BLUE t-shirts if learners want staff to win. Wear BLACK t-shirts if learners want 8th grade to win!)


OBSERVATIONS/WALKTHROUGHS: I will begin emailing you to set up your formal observation for the school year. I will be performing walkthroughs beginning next week. A copy of both the walkthough and observation can be found on the S drive. Please see me for questions.


FATHER MCNEIL: Father McNeil will be coming over on Wednesday afternoons at 2:20 p.m. to talk with our learners about saints or another topic (please let me know if you would like him to talk about something specific.) Here are the upcoming grades. Please be in the cafeteria by 2:20 to meet with him.


1/13: K-2

1/27: 3-5

2/17: 6-8

2/24: K-2

3/2: 3-5

3/9: 6-8

3/16: K-2

3/23: 3-5

4/13: 6-8

4/20: K-2

4/27: 3-5

5/4: 6-8

5/11: K-2

5/18: 3-5

5/25: 6-8


Father McNeil will also be joining us on Monday mornings at 7:45 a.m. to greet learners and teachers. He will stay for Morning Gathering and help to facilitate the Knights of Columbus Mass Incentive Program. The Knights have generously donated $25.00 each week for the next few weeks to help encourage our learners to participate in Sunday mass. Father McNeil will 'draw' from the children's envelopes on Monday during Gathering.

The Week Ahead

Week Seven

Monday, January 11

STAFF MEETING


Tuesday, January 12

SVDP CC MEETING 7:00 p.m. Scullen


Wednesday, January 13

MEEKER OUT @ PRINCIPALS MEETING

SVDP Stewardship Meeting 7:00 p.m, Scullen


Thursday, January 14

Needs Assessment Meeting (Meeker Out) 2:00 p.m.

Awards Assembly 5:30 p.m.

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Friday, January 15

4th grade Mass 8: 15 a.m.


enjoy the three day weekend :)


Upcoming Events for January:

Monday January 11: Staff Meeting 3:15 Scullen Room

Wednesday January 13: Principal Meeting Meeker OUT

Thursday January 14: Awards Assembly 5:30 Cafeteria

Monday January 18: No School

Sunday January 24: Open House 12-2

Tuesday January 26: Atinuke Visit 10:00 a.m- 11:00 a.m. PK-5

Monday 25-29: 8th Grade Fundraiser Clothing and Book Drive

Saturday January 30: Confirmation Retreat

January 31-February 6: Catholic Schools Week

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