Peterson's Post

December 14th-18th

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

As I have said before, I feel truly blessed to work with each and everyone of you. You all bring so much to this building with your talents, dedication and passion for our students. My hope is that you enjoy the Holidays and your family and friends. Relax and have fun! Thank you for all you do!! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

(Please click on the ecard, it will take you to the ecard website and load the card. It will take just a bit to load.)

5 Stars and a Wish

1. Our two visitors this week enjoyed visiting Mann and had great things to say about our school. (choice of seating in many rooms, the feel of many rooms was inviting and warm, DI taking place in a kindergarten room etc.....)

2. Our new computer cart is here! I will keep you posted when it is ready.

3. I am seeing more Cooperative Learning. What a great way to teach our little ones how to work with others.

4. Many of you are setting goals with your students. Thank you for having them celebration with me and helping them take ownership of their learning.

5. Thank you for all of your thoughts about relevant, engaging and personal learning. Your book studies seem to be lending themselves to these three concepts very well. Add in that you all go beyond the call of duty for your students----that is a recipe for success for our children at Mann. Thank you.


A Wish: (or two)

1. Several of you have invited me to your rooms when you are doing something that has to do with your Focus Teams, use of Legos and simulations etc....Please call me or let me know when you are doing something you would like for me to see.

2. Please respond to TOWER right away. It should only be open for 5 days.

Friday Feedback

Please click on the link above to go to the Friday Feedback link. Please do this each Friday!

Gift of Time

This is the Gift of Time Schedule:


12/10 2:15-3:15 Room 136 3rd and 4th

12/11 9:30-10:30 Gym K-2

12?11 10:15-11:15 Room 136 Brian, Emily, Danielle

12/15 10:45-11:45 Room 136 Moran Johnson

12/17 2:15-3:15 Room 136 4th/5th

Specialty and SPED- you may use any of these times. If they do not work, please let me know.

Calendar for December

DECEMBER: (Make sure to remind parents of the 12 days of Giving- It ends on December 15th)

14th- Mann Huddle- SPED responsible

14th- Teri Meeting in building 1:00

14th- CPT First Grade 1:45 Please make sure to pull data from Dreambox and be prepared to discuss your students' progress.

14th- CPT 2nd Grade 2:30-Please make sure to pull data from Dreambox and be prepared to discuss your students' progress.

15th- PTA exec. AM- Teri gone

15th-Gift of Time 10:45-11:45- Morgan Johnson

15th- Faculty Meeting 4:00- in 136- We will have two district personnel here to show you Dreambox and Lexia reports. Please bring your device. The meeting will be in room 136

15th- End of 12 days of Giving

16th- CPT 3rd- 10:15-Please make sure to pull data from ALEKS and be prepared to discuss your students' progress.

16th- 2nd Grade Nutcracker

17th- Gift of Time- 2:15-3:15 4th and 5th

18th- End of Quarter Work Day-Breakfast will be provided at 8:30.

21-January 1st- Winter Break-

Duties for the rest of December

THESE DUTIES ARE A BIT DIFFERENT THAN NORMAL-THESE ARE DUTIES FROM DECEMBER 2ND-17TH-

Morning:

APR-Duty starts December 3rd- Thornsberry, Starting Dec. 8th- Fisher, Starting Dec. 14th- Stanfield

Bus- SUB, Cat, Dickens,

Front Sidewalk Duty: - Wamsher, Gratton, Long

Car- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday- Sweet/Wednesday and Friday- Smith

Afternoon:

Names-Dec. 2nd-4th McConnell, Dec. 7th-10th- Wrinkle, December 11th-17th- Hoos

Load- Dec. 2nd-4th-Burrows, Dec. 7th- 10th Felton, Dec. 11th-17th- Carabello

Load- Dec. 2nd-4th- Post, Dec.7-10-Carson, Dec. 11-17-Cowles

APR- Dec.2-4 Perkins, Dec.7-10-Waddell, Dec.11-17-T. Sweet

APR-L. Dec.2-4- L. Johnson, Dec.7-10- Iman, Dec.11-17-Martin

Bus- Dec. 2-4- Thomas, Dec. 7-10-Clark Dec.11-17- Feistner THE GROUNDS DEPARTMENT MAY STILL BE WORKING ON THE SIDEWALK BY THE BUS LANE. PLEASE HAVE STUDENTS GO OUT THE NORTH GATE JUST BEYOND THE GATE THEY USUALLY USE. THIS PROJECT IS SUPPOSED TO LAST ABOUT A WEEK.

Parking Lot Exit-Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Pheonix/Wednesday and Friday- Maxwell

At A Glance


Things that are coming up and due dates:

Remember to have your Brag Tag students and MVP by Friday of this week. Our assembly is a little earlier than usual due to Winter Break. December 14th.

Assembly Information

GRADE LEVEL/DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS JANUARY'S ASSEMBLY:

January 25th


HAVE NAMES READY FOR THE MANN HUDDLE BY THIS DATE:

Have 2 Brag Tag names and 1 MVP ready for the assembly on the 25th

MVP LUNCHEON DATE FOR THIS MONTH’S MVPS

February 9th- Please send home the MVP letter with your student. They are located on Canvas.

Collaborative Planning Meetings


INFORMATION NEEDED FOR THIS MONTH:

For December's meeting please be prepared to show:

The progress of your students growth with the basic math facts. (as stated in our SAP)

Pull reports from Dreambox or ALEKS

Please reflect on: (be ready to share out)

-How your students are progressing.

-How are you using these reports to help your students?

(3,4 and 5- Please turn in your test taking strategies schedule to me.)


For January please be prepared to show your MOY scores compared to the BOY scores for math and reading. (those if you who tested late will do this in February)

Also, bring a different report than last you did last month from Lexia, Dreambox or ALEKS (if you are still using it.)

Reflect on these questions:

-What percentage of your students are on target to meet their end of year goals?

-What conversations are you having with your students about their goals?

-What do you have in place in order to help your students meet their goals?

-What other support or resources do you need?


For February:

For those how did not have BOY to MOY scores, please bring those.

Please show reports from Lexia.

Please reflect on these qustions:

-Are your students getting their recommended minutes? If not, how can we improve on this?

-Are you using the lessons from these programs? If so:

-How are you using them? (in groups, individually, etc...)

-How do you feel about the lessons?

-Do they meet the students' needs?

-If they do not, what is needed in order to meet their needs?

General PTA MEETINGS


All musical meetings will be held at LIFE 360 at 6:30

February 18th 4th grade at 6:00 and LIFE 360

February 18th 2nd grade at 6:30 at LIFE 360

April 21st Art- Kindergarten 6:30- in the gym

LEADERSHIP TEAM INFORMATION:


Reps for each grade level:

K/1 – Johnson, L. 2/3 – Hoos 4/5 – Iman SPD/SPC – Feistner

Please always give this information:

Celebrations

Suggestions

Concerns

A solution to any suggestions or concerns

If there is ever anything you feel should come to the Leadership team and it has not been covered, please let your rep or me know.


Date Topic Date to get input to rep

January 5th Give input by Jan. 4th- We did not get to these items in December because of our major project discussion. Please give your rep your thoughts on your Focus Teams---do you want to continue with your current study? If not, what would you like to do? Any thoughts on our theme? How are the attendance tickets going?

-Focus Teams

-Theme

-Other? Any other reflection items

Feb. 2nd TBD Jan. 29th

Date Topic Date to get input to rep

March 1st TBD Feb. 26th

April 5th TBD April 1st

Reminders


The second Tuesday of the month is the MVP luncheon-(except March- It will be on the 15TH due to Spring Break)

The third Tuesday of every month is faculty meeting. Not all will be seated. Some will be on Canvas.

The third Tuesday of every month is PTA executive meetings- Teri Gone

The first Tuesday of every month is Leadership- please send feedback with your rep.

The first Wednesday of every month is PTA Teri usually gone. AM

The second Wednesday of every month is Principal Meeting- Teri gone

Remember to fill out field trip forms, check the master calendar and tell the cafeteria if you are not eating at school that day. Also, new this year, all end of year field trips MUST be scheduled by April 1st.

Good To Know- anticipated employee high absence days

For the 2015-2016 school year, we anticipate heavy employee absences on the dates listed below. Historically, Kelly Services has had a difficult time filling absences with substitutes on these dates. If possible and if an event hasn’t already been scheduled, we’d appreciate any effort you might make to avoid scheduling events on these days. Also, it would be extremely helpful if we can ask teachers to avoid Fridays for Assessment Testing. This made a huge difference last year! Beyond these, please take into consideration these high absence days:

· Friday, March 25th – Good Friday

· Monday, March 28th – Easter Monday

· Friday, May 5th – SPS Graduation

· Friday, May 6th – SPS and Evangel Graduation

· Friday, May 13th – MSU and Drury Graduation

Post Cards

How many post cards have you sent out this year? Remember that each student should receive one by the end of the year. Brittany has the stamps

Birthdays and Recognition Days

ALL OF THIS HAS BEEN UPDATED ON CANVAS. Please make sure you know when you are responsible for your day or month.

Special Recognition Days:


December Birthdays: Kitchen/Custodial is Responsible for celebration. (Minus Becky!)

Blair Benton-Claxton 2nd

Brittany Meyers 5th

Kristin Pheonix-12th

Becky Standfield-28th-

Kati Pickering 12/29