The Week Ahead Memo

State Road Elementary School

Monday, December 07, 2015

Staff Christmas Party!

Thank you to the Clarke's for hosting our Staff Christmas Party this past Friday night!!!

Events This Week!


Staff, we are signed up as a building to participate in the 'Hour of Code' event happening this week! I am asking everyone to spend approximately 1 hour 'coding' with your students. I will send out more information on this, but if you want to get started early, use these links!

How to:

Get Started:

Evening PTO Meeting in December!

Our December PTO Meeting will be THE EVENING of Tuesday, Dec. 8 beginning at 6:30pm in our Media Center! We hope to see many of our families there!

School Improvement Team Meeting

Our SI Team Meeting for December is this Thursday, Dec. 10 beginning at 7:30am in the Media Center. All are invited to attend!

Santa's Worksop!

Please click the link for more information on our Santa's Workshop which will be Thursday, Dec. 10!

Hungry Howie's Pizza Night!

Our next Hungry Howie's Pizza Night will be Thursday, Dec. 10. Please remember to tell them that you are from State Road Elementary and which classroom your child(ren) are in. The classroom with the most families ordering will win a Pizza Party!


This Friday, Dec. 11 is our next POPCORN DAY! All bags just $0,.50!


I will be out of the building:

Monday afternoon for Ad Council

Thursday morning for a conference through GISD

Staff Christmas Breakfast

Our Staff Christmas Breakfast will be Thursday, December 17 beginning at 7:30am in the Media Center! ALL Staff are invited to join us for this fun holiday breakfast get-together!
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Round 1 of our Observations are done and I will begin 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

Quote of the week...

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What's Happening Next Week?

  • Staff Breakfast is Thursday, Dec. 17
  • Our Holiday Concerts are Friday, Dec. 18


  • Christmas Break is Wed., Dec. 23 - Friday, Jan. 1, 2016
  • School Resumes Monday, Jan. 4, 2016