"Launching the Next Generation of Lifetime Learners"
Check out this former Fairview Alma Mater...
In the mists of the Blue Ridge Mountains,
With colors Red & White,
Stands our glorious Alma Mater,
Her spirits High and Bright.
Ever Faithful, Ever Grateful, and Proudly we will Stand.
Hail to thee, Our Fairview School,
Wonderful and Grand.
Week at a Glance:
Mrs. Slagle will be gone Thursday and Friday of this week.
SPED Meeting (3:00)
PLC Day- A Lexia rep. will be here during your PLC training to help take our use of Lexia and Lexia data further.
Lexia Rep. available 2:45-3:30 in Data Room to answer staff questions
3:30-5:00- Investigations for New Teachers and Teachers new to a grade level
Send STEAM Night Flyers home
End of 1st Grading Period
Instructional Assistant Meeting (9:00-9:30)
2nd Grade Field Trip (James, McEntire, Hollifield)
4th grade teachers attend their first one-to-one Device training
Parent Math Strategy Training (8:15 and 5:30)
Staff Meeting (3:00-4:00) *Kindergarten Assistants cover 2nd load at 3:00 in theater
PBIS update- (10 minutes)
Table Top Drill- (10 minutes)
Blood Borne pathogen and diabetes training, and general anaphylaxis (40 minutes)
Eblen Pumpkin Sales:
8:30- K-2 RISE Assembly
9:00- K-2 SOAR Parties
12:15- 3-5 RISE Assembly
12:45- 3-5 SOAR Parties
Critical Conversations Refresher: A Great tool for this tricky Parent/Teacher Conferences!
E- Exchange Information
S- Seek Agreement
T- Take Action
Mrs. Reeves' and Mrs. Sullivan's Class Team Together for a Good Cause
A HUGE Shout Out to our Literacy Team members for leading a well-attended parent workshop on Thursday! A special thanks to Mrs. Yutzy for creating a Virtual Literacy Tour of our School and to Christen Davidson for planning and organizing the event!
News you can use...
Has Google Calendar been holding you back from signing up for Garden classes? Ms. Autumn heard your feedback and switched to a simple paper calendar. For those who have already signed up, your dates have been transferred. For those who would like to sign up, please stop by the Ms. Autumn's office (Will Henry's old room) or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Teachers, please make sure every student in your classroom is scheduled for a time with Ms. Autumn in the garden. Don't let them miss out on this wonderful opportunity that is unique to Fairview Elementary!
Tuesday, October 27 is a Designated Teacher Workday for all certified staff. All Elementary Schools will be providing their own Professional Development that day. Our school PD will be from 8:00-3:30. We will gather in the media center at 8:00 to celebrate together and showcase student work. We will then break into PLC groups to work on reading plans (II will work on Unique, Resource will work on PLC goals and strategies, and Specialists will work on PLC goals, action plans, and integration with Reading Plans) for the rest of the day. Grade level teachers should each bring 2 Reading Journals to share, II teachers should each bring 2 Unique Learning student work samples, and Resource Teachers should each bring work samples that show student written responses to reading. Specialists (Art, Music, PE, Guidance, Media, AIG) are encouraged to bring a few examples of student work products that support literacy. Every team should come prepared to share one celebration from your PLC this school year. Please talk with Christen if you have any questions. Lunch will be on your own and should be no longer than 1 hour. This will be a great day to celebrate, share and continue the important work of developing Reading Lessons!
There is a Lexia contest starting October 19 and running through October 23. Go to the link for more information on the contest. There are some great prizes!
Check out the BCS Instructional Framework: http://bcsframework.weebly.com. We will be talking more about the framework in coming days. One highlight in the framework is that every student reads, writes, speaks & listens, thinks, and moves every day in every class.
4 LEADERSHIP STYLES TO HELP YOU GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR TEAM (Week 3 of 4)
Most teams don’t naturally get better on their own. Left alone, they don’t grow, improve, or reach championship caliber. Instead, they tend to wind down. The road to the next level is always uphill, and if a team isn’t intentionally fighting to move up, then it inevitably slides down.
The team loses focus, gets out of rhythm, decreases in energy, breaks down in unity, and loses momentum. At some point, it also loses key players. And it’s only a matter of time before it plateaus and ultimately declines into mediocrity.
The good news is that your leadership style can build a winning team, or transform the one you have. Here are four leadership styles (actually, this is three of 4) you can employ that can make or break your ability to succeed – because no one succeeds alone.
LEADERSHIP STYLE #3: Bench Stacking
Every team has three groups of players. First, there are starters, who directly add value to the organization or who directly influence its course. Second, there are bench players, who add value to the organization indirectly or who support the starters who do.
The third group is a core group within the starters that I call the inner circle members. These are the people that without whom, the team would fall apart.
Your job is to make sure each group is continually developed so that bench players are able to step up to become starters, and starters are able to step up to become inner circle members.
To employ this leadership style, try this exercise: Write the names of the people on your team who are starters. Now, look at the people supporting your starters. These are your bench players. How can you lead, train, or inspire them in order to create a strong, deep bench? What value can they add from their position, and how can you create an environment for them to grow and succeed?
Every team member is valuable in their own way. But it’s important to figure out which group they’re in. Moving in from bench to starter to inner circle member, you’ll discover that each group becomes more and more important to the big picture vision for the team. Develop your bench, and you’ll always have a pool of fantastic team players who can help the team win.