Ridgeview Rundown

Week of December 8th, 2014

Connections...

Most people never run far enough on the first wind to find out they’ve got a second. Give your dreams all you’ve got, and you’ll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.


~William James

This Week's News

Providing Feedback: Thank you all for sharing your great ideas yesterday. Here is your "Collab Ideas Link". Feel free to add more as you go.


Leadership Assembly: BLT is continuing to plan our leadership assembly. Let any of us know if you have questions. Here is a lInk to the agenda draft if you are interested. The practice dates and times are listed in the events section below. We'll be communicating soon who needs to attend the practices.

Consistency with Fun: This time of year is so fun, yet busy! Remember that there are many emotions tied to this time of year-both for children and adults. Our students need the consistency of routine and expectations that we always provide...kudos to you for maintaining this while you incorporate activities that celebrate the season! Pace yourselves and remember to take care of YOU so you can care for others :)


Grade Card Reminders for 2nd Quarter: Just a reminder that classroom teachers will be printing grade cards from PowerTeacher as they did first quarter. Letter grades do not need to be included (district wide the transition went very smoothly). Same as 1st quarter, if letter grades are requested from a parent, please provide them. If you need a refresher, you can pull up the screencasts that Kelly Saluri created in the fall.


Getting a Sub Through MLP: DAC Changes are as follows: When an absence is entered and approved in MLP the request will automatically roll into Aesop as approved and will not be held. Teachers and building administrative assistants will have immediate access to the absence (as soon as it is approved through MLP) and can assign a substitute (as soon as it is approved through MLP). Teachers will receive an approval notification by email. ***When MLP request are made, please let the teachers know that they can enter the substitute into Aesop when they receive the approval notification. If you want to prearrange a sub, you'll need to get into AESOP to do that as soon as you receive the MLP approval, otherwise it will be assigned to the first "taker". As we start the new process, you may want to let those you are prearranging with know in case we aren't able to assign them before the job is picked up by someone else. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Learning Cadre Work

December 11th: Instructional Best Practices

December 18th: Technology and Social Emotional

Grade Level Work

December:

  • 10th Data Teams: Bring whatever you need to continue the work you are doing in the Data Team process.
  • 17th No Collabs

Upcoming Events

** If you don't see your event (including field trips) on this newsletter please let me know so I can update it and the master calendar.


Book Angels – collecting donations from Nov. 24-Dec. 18


December

8th

  • 4th Grade Math Challenge @7:45 in LMC
  • PTA Holiday Shoppe: PTA is again running a holiday shopping experience (with many improvements from last year) for our students. December 8th is the preview with shopping Dec. 9th, 10th and 11th. Parents will have a chance to shop the evening of the 11th. We'll provide you with a detailed schedule soon.
10th
  • Grade Level Collabs: Data Team Work
11th
  • Learning Cadre: Instructional Best Practices @7:45 in PD Room
  • Student Council @7:45 in Art Room
  • 4th Grade Music Program @6:30
12th
  • Tech Talk @8:00 in Computer Lab
  • Sams Club Service Learning Assembly @3:00 in the gym
  • StuCo Spirit Club coloring contest entries are due

16th


  • Leadership Assembly Rehearsal 9:00-9:30 in Gym


17th

  • Happy Birthday Nick Maysent!
  • Leadership Assembly Rehearsal 9:00-9:30 in Gym
  • 5th Grade Data Team Release in PM
  • CiCis PTA Pizza Night

18th

  • Learning Cadre: Technology @7:45
  • Learning Cadre: Whole Child @7:45
  • All Pro Dads @8:00 in LMC
  • Leadership Assembly Rehearsal 9:00-9:30 in Gym
  • School Wide Fun Holiday Sweater Day! (Staff and students wear your favorite/wackiest holiday sweater)
19th
  • Staff Holiday Breakfast @8:00 in the LMC
  • Early Release Specials Schedule
  • Leader in Me Assembly @1:30. Each grade level will share their service project so our students can see the powerful gifts Ridgeview students have to give. See your BLT reps for details.
  • Class Parties @3:00