The Week Ahead Memo

State Road Elementary School

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Events This Week!

NWEA Testing Begins!

Our Winter NWEA Testing Window begins this week and ends on Wednesday, Jan 27. Please make sure that you add your classes to our NWEA Winter Testing Schedule ( Please refer to the documents that Melody sent out as a refresher, or ask Alisha or me for help!

School Improvement Team Meeting

Our next School Improvement Team Meeting is this Thursday, Jan. 14 beginning at 7:30am in the Media Center. All are invited to attend!

Hungry Howie's Pizza Night!

Please help remind your students that this Thursday, Jan. 14 is our next Hungry Howie's PIZZA NIGHT for State Road! Make sure that they give them their teacher's name and that they are from State Road! The class with the most participating families will win a Pizza Party! Congratulations to Mrs. O's class for winning the December Pizza Party!

Brainstormers Assembly!

Our BRAINSTORMERS ASSEMBLIES are this Thursday, Jan. 14.

K-2 will begin at 9am

3-5 will begin at 10am

Please wait for an announcement to dismiss your classroom to the cafetorium!


This Friday, Jan. 15 is our next POPCORN DAY! All bags just $0.50!

Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible!

As we get started in this new year, I want us all to make the extra effort to promote, practice, and model our Daily Affirmation of being Safe, Respectful, and Responsible. Please continue to escort your students to/from Specials and remind them of our shared expectations while working independently in the halls or travelling with a friend to other locations throughout the building. Thank you all for your continued help with this!


I will be out of the building:

Friday for a NGSS training at GISD


Round 1 of our Observations are done and I will continue with Round 2 this week. The 'Noticings’ and ‘Wonderings’ sections will focus on the Dimension of (CP) Curriculum & Pedagogy and (CEC) Classroom Environment & Culture for our Round 2 observations. If I have my laptop it will be an observation; if I'm in the classroom without it, I'm just visiting! :-)

  • Observations - We will again conduct a minimum of 3 observations for the year (district continuity).
  • Observation Time - 10-30 min of lesson scripting and another 15 minutes of coding.
  • I should be able to access or view your daily lesson plans with assigned standards.
  • The first two observations will be unannounced. The third observation may be scheduled as agreed upon by the teacher and administrator.
  • We will have a Dimension focus during each observation (up to two dimensions). The dimension focus areas will be the areas that the Noticings and Wonderings will be derived.

Culture of Learning

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What's Happening Next Week?

  • No School on Monday, January 18 for MLK Day
  • Staff Meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 20 beginning at 7:35am in the Media Center


  • Our next LEO's Family Night is Thursday, Jan. 28
  • There are Half Days for students on Thursday, Jan. 28 and Friday, Jan. 29
  • The end of Semester 1 is Friday, Jan. 29