To the Point

Prairie Point Staff Newsletter

Issue 6: Monday, August 25, 2014

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We Completed the Challenge!

Thank you to everyone for the most amazing Ice Bucket Challenge!

This was the first example of many to come of ordinary people coming together to accomplish something extraordinary. It's the stuff that heroes are made of...It’s about how a small act or gesture of kindness can spread like wildfire and make a difference in the lives of others - no matter how big or small. It’s about inspiring others to make a difference. As Kid President says, "If you want to be awesome, you have to treat people awesome."

The link to the video is below. Thank you for a wonderful end to the first week of school!

Prairie Point Elementary ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

News & Info

2014-2015 Evaluation Schedule

Please click below for the evaluation schedule for 2014-2015 to see your assigned evaluator.

Wednesday Morning Meetings

All of the agendas and information for Wednesday morning meetings will now come in this newsletter. :-) Provided below is a link to the schedule, as well as a link to the agenda.

Please review the agenda prior to each meeting. Wednesday meetings will be held in the Community Room. We will begin promptly at 7:35 a.m.

If you are unable to make it to a meeting, please let us know in advance, if possible. Please see Heidi or Jen as soon as you can after the meeting to find out what you missed.

Reading Assessment - Fluency in Grades 2-5

As a building, we are going to go back to assessing oral reading fluency three times per year in all students, Grades 2-5. We will be utilizing Easy CBM. Easy CBM is administered very similarly to AimsWeb. The website then provides you automatically with reports and information about your students. We will use this information at data days in the fall to plan for instruction and student support.

Thank you so much for your support as we go back to this assessment. Please come see me if you have any concerns or questions about this decision. I want to be able to support you as we move forward.

Tech Talk


If you are in need of a document camera, please let Carol Patterson know by Friday afternoon. We will be ordering some for those who don't have one, but would use it.

From Heidi's Pinterest Addiction

Coming Events!

Writer's Workshop

Tuesday, Aug. 26th, 7:30-8:30am

Prairie Point Community Room

We will meet in the Community Room to discuss the following WWS topics;

1) What do mini-lessons look like? Video Presentation

2) What have you done to start the year? - Information and Idea Sharing

3) Determine topic for next meeting

4) Team Collaboration

A Girl with a Cape Assembly - August 28th

We will begin calling classes down to the gym at 9:30 on Thursday. The presentation will begin at 9:45. Thank you, Carol, for coordinating the visit!

Curriculum Night

Curriculum Night is Thursday, September 11th from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.