Uthoff Valley Elementary

Week at a Glance

January 11-15

PLEDGE LEADERS FOR THE WEEK: students from Mrs. Sepe and Mrs. Ziegler's classes

VIKING VIRTUE FOCUS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY: COOPERATION – Working together to accomplish a task.

Next Week's Important Events

MONDAY – JANUARY 11 (Out - Danna-AD, Kim & Tina C.-PM)

  • Staff Lounge Clean Up (1/4-1/15) – Specials, Art, Music, Library (Corie, Rhonda, Julie O.)
  • Math & More - 7:50-8:40am, Room 213 (Ziegler) & 211(J. Owens)
  • Reading & More - 7:50-8:40am, Room 114 (S. Owens) & 115 (Araniecke)
  • Earthquake drill - 9:15am
  • Variety Show Auditions @ UV, 4-5pm

  • PTO Meeting, 6pm – (2nd gd. team)

TUESDAY – JANUARY 12 (Out - Vickie D., Lorie Z., Jennifer S.-AD)

  • Math & More - 7:50-8:40am, Room 213 (Ziegler) & 211(J. Owens)
  • Reading & More - 7:50-8:40am, Room 114 (S. Owens) & 115 (Araniecke)
  • Weekly PLC Meetings (K & 1st)
  • Tornado drill @ 1:45pm

WEDNESDAY – JANUARY 13 (Out - Julie O.-AM, Kim-PM)

  • Math & More - 7:50-8:40am, Room 213 (Ziegler) & 212 (Rieman) & 204 (Soetaert)
  • Reading & More - 7:50-8:40am, Room 114 (Owens) & 115 (Araniecke)
  • Kindergarten Registration - 8am-3pm
  • PIE "Fun Factor - Team Building" - 5th gd, Cafe, 9:30-10:45am
  • Weekly PLC Meetings (2-5)
  • RSMS Band mouthpiece fitting for 5th graders - 1pm (Room 203)
  • Please be sure to leave your computers on, but logged off this evening


  • Math & More - 7:50-8:40am, Room 213 (Ziegler) & 211(J. Owens)
  • Reading & More - 7:50-8:40am, Room 114 (Owens) & 115 (Araniecke)
  • Special Chorus – 8:00-8:40am, Music Room (room 2)

  • Kindergarten Registration - 10am-6:30pm

FRIDAY – JANUARY 15 (Out - Robin C. & Jennifer S.-AM)
  • Early Dismissal
  • MOSOC Site Visit
  • PD @ UV - 1:45 - 4:00 - Gym

Upcoming Events

1/18 – No School

1/20 - Presidents' Forum Meeting - 9:30-11:30am Library

1/27 - Variety Show Rehearsal @ RSHS

1/28 – SAC Meeting – 7:45am, Office Conference Room

1/29 - Variety Show @ RSHS

January & 1/2 Staff Birthdays


11 – Julie Russell

21 – Michaele Lampen

23 – Kelly Wiegand


7/9 – Nancy Hardman

7/21 – Christina Layfield

7/26 – Jennifer Soetaert

7/28 – Shaina Martin

Odds and Ends

* It is time to submit your nominations for TOY. The nomination form will be sent in a follow-up email. Please turn all nominations into Danna in the red folder outside her office or send it electronically , by Tuesday, January 26th.

* It is also the season to submit ROSE award nominations. Forms are on the counter near your mailboxes.

* Over the next couple of weeks we will be conducting our second semester drills, including earthquake, tornado and intruder. Please be sure you have reviewed all safety drill procedures with your students.

*MOSOC Site Visit - We will establish a scheduled so the visitors can meet with all teachers. SSD staff please join any grade level time you'd like. You can count on meeting with the visitors for about 15 minutes in the office conference room while your students are at the buddy activity. Specials staff will meet after the buddy activities are completed. A group of students will be taking them on a building tour right after morning announcements. Approximately 9:05 would be a GREAT time for a class meeting!

  • The office will make sure the Rock-On board is updated.
  • We will leave the 3rd grade "We Value Our Viking" bulletin board up in the lobby.
  • Please have your students add S.T.R.O.N.G. weights to the viking in the Rotunda. This would be a perfect time since they will be recognized at the Rock-On assembly today @ 2:15!
  • Please update student work in the hallway (anything fall/thanksgiving, etc. should be replaced). Work with the classrooms next to you to make sure all the hallway bulletin boards contain recent student work. Please double check all borders and work to ensure they are neatly and securely stapled.
  • Lisa will be reviewing student to student Rock-Ons with 3rd-5th this week.
  • This would also be a great time to review school-wide expectations with your students. We want to be sure they are their best selves during the visit.
  • Possibly conduct a class meeting during the next week where you discuss "why they love UV or what makes UV special"..
  • Jeans are fine - Please wear your STRONG t-shirt and encourage your students to do the same.
  • If you have a duty on Friday morning please be ex certain you are on time...maybe even a minute or two early.
  • Be sure you are in the hallway greeting your students at arrival.
  • Thank you for all you do!!!

Early Dismissal - January 15th

Early Dismissal Day Schedule

Buddy Activity Schedule – GYM (Cooperation)

9:30 - 10:05 Fourth Grade and Kindergarten

10:15 - 10:50 Third Grade and First Grade

10:55 - 11:30 Fifth Grade and Second Grade

Lunch Schedule

  • 11:00 – 11:20 Fourth and Kindergarten - All 4th grade classes should go to buddy classroom by 10:55.
  • 11:30 – 11:50 Third Grade and First Grade - All 1st grade classes should go to buddy classroom by 11:25.
  • 12:00 – 12:20 Fifth Grade and Second Grade - All 2nd grade classes go to buddy classroom by 11:55.

**Classroom Assistants will come to the Buddy Classroom to bring students to lunch.

**All classroom teachers are asked to be in the cafeteria to assist with the dismissal of your student tables at least five minutes prior to the end of the student lunch session.


1:00 – 1:40 Lunch

1:45 – 4:00 Professional Development in the UV gym. Please bring your charged laptop. You can also borrow a ChromeBook if your computer does not stay charged :-)