Monday Minutes

September 4, 2018

Welcome back from a long weekend! I hope that you had an opportunity to relax and catch up on some rest. We are diving into a busy day of extended planning today. We are looking forward to getting into your meetings and supporting you during the planning process. Please remember to send your agendas to Bryan and Wendy. Also, don't forget that ALL teachers participating in extended planning need to complete the survey after planning. I have attached it at the bottom of this newsletter for your convenience.

Teachers, we have enjoyed meeting with you and collaborating about your professional goals for this school year. Most of you have already conferenced with us and a few of you will be conferencing with us this week. Once we have met, you will submit your goal in Eduphoria via Strive. Some of you got a head start on professional development this summer, and some of you are looking for professional learning opportunities for your 7.5 hours. Check out the Professional Learning page to find a wealth of information about different PL opportunities this year. You may want to bookmark the page so that you can check back frequently as it is constantly being updated.

Instructional Minute

Are you wondering how we ensure that writers apply what they know? Jeff Anderson talks about this in chapter 3 of his book, Patterns of Power. Check out the handout at the bottom of this Smore for ideas about how to ensure application of what students have learned.

Upcoming Events

September 4 - Extended Planning

September 5 - Team Leader Meeting 3:00 PM

September 7 - PTA Budget and Bagels - 8:00 AM

September 11 - All-Pro Dad's Breakfast 7:00 AM

September 12 - Principal meeting (Bryan and Wendy out AM)

September 12 - Staff meeting 3:00 PM

September 13 - Picture Day

September 13 - Rekenrek Math training for Kinder, 1st, and Sped - 3:00 PM, Library

September 13 - Camp Meeting 6:00 PM

September 19 - Team Leader Meeting 3:00 PM

September 21 - Family Game Night 6:00 PM