A newsletter for Alta Vista Staff~Week of October 9, 2017
Don't Forget! Next Week's Calendar
- Interventions Google Form PAST DUE
- Staff In-Service on Monday, October 9
- ALISEN Observations on Tuesday, October 10
- District Science Test (Gr 3-5) on Tuesday, October 10
- Region 12 Math Coaching Follow-Up on Tuesday, October 10
- House Party Kick Off on Wednesday, October 11
- Faculty Meeting on Wednesday, October 11
- Family STEM Night on Thursday, October 12
- Reading PLCs on Friday, October 13
- Bears for Books (Gr 3) on Friday, October 13
- Mayborn Museum Visit (Gr 2) on Friday, October 13
COMING UP! Red Ribbon Week on October 23-27
Faculty In-Service Plans
See our Smore for more information: https://www.smore.com/e2cq5
Non-teaching staff will be assisting on the following teams:
Sorting/Distributing School Shirts: Kinder Aides
Sorting/Distributing BU Shirts: PK Aides
STEM Night & Makerspace Preparations: 1st Gr Aides & Spear
Family Engagement Back Packs: 2nd Gr Aides
Awards for House Parties: Koenig, Barron, Abel
Awards for Attendance: Collazo & Behavior Aides
Teachers will be awarding points based on the percentage of students that meet their personal math and reading test goals (based off district and STAAR results). Teachers will also be able to award points for behavior, effort, etc by filling out Anchored in Excellence forms.
Aides will be able to award points through Anchored in Excellence forms as well as cafeteria behavior.
Here is the schedule for our first House Party on Wednesday, October 11:
**Note CHANGES in times!!**
3rd Grade 8:30-9:00
2nd Grade 9:05-9:35
1st Grade 9:40-10:10
4th Grade 1:15-1:45
5th Grade 2:25-2:55
Your students need to be outside on the basketball court at this time (not just walking out)
We will be handing out the house shirts, leis, and drinks and getting everyone PUMPED UP!! We will also be giving out the 1st Six Weeks Awards.
STEM Night Plans
Check the Google Drive Folder for specific information here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BzPtZw5xT-LdRWt2RFc3am1SQmM?usp=sharing
Classroom Tip: Morning Meeting is a great way to discuss the weekly school commitment. You can ask a different question each day like:
-What are the expectations for using the restroom?
-How do you feel when you walk into a messy restroom?
-How can you help keep our restroom clean?
-Why is it important for us to keep our restroom clean?
-What should you do if you see other students making a mess in the restroom?
We are needing teachers to sponsor the following teams:
Art (Gr 4-5)
Chess (Gr 2-5)
Creative Writing (Gr 2) & Reading Writing (Gr 3-5)
Dictionary Skills (Gr 5)
Listening (Gr 5)
Maps, Charts, Graphs (Gr 5)
Music Memory (Gr 3-5)
Number Sense (Gr 4-5)
Story Telling (Gr 2-3) & Oral Reading (Gr 4-5)
Spelling (Gr 3-5)
If you are interested in coaching a team, email Mrs. Helton ASAP so she can get you your materials. The District UIL Meeting will be Saturday, January 20.
NEW THIS YEAR! Teachers and students that participate in the UIL meet will receive a special treat in January. Encourage your students to participate!
From Your Captain
Your TTESS Goal Completion Date needs to be changed to May 8, 2017. Please do this on Monday as you discuss your TTESS Goals.
It's Outstanding Teacher Nomination time! Please email Mrs. Logan with your nomination for Outstanding Teacher of the Year. We will vote on these later in the week.
Round 2 of Triad Observations should be planned. They are due October 25 (for faculty meeting). Observations only need to last 15-20 minutes. Complete 1 observation for both of your fellow triad members. Here is the form that should print and use to record your observations: https://docs.google.com/a/wacoisd.org/document/d/1GozHheMZBfDDS6CIttHxmps0HyK52LiiEaLXdSVvsAE/edit?usp=sharing