Team Game Plan

May 13th - May 17th

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At Eastridge Elementary our mission is to develop a community of lifelong learners who will positively impact society.

"Teach every child like you're their you are their last chance to succeed"

~Joe Turner

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15 instructional days to make an impact on student learning!


Staff Pledge:

"We recognize that the fundamental purpose of our school and the reason we come to work each day is to ensure all students learn at high levels. We Understand that helping all students learn requires a collective, collaborative effort rather than a series of isolated efforts. We will work in teams to inform and improve individual and collective practices and to better meet the needs of individual students through intervention and extension."


"Kids don't learn from people they think do not like them" ~ Dr. Tim Hanson

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Last WEEK for Tier 2. Please place all materials outside your classroom door before you leave Friday. Please ensure kits are organized and all materials are returned.

Upcoming Dates...

May 13th - May 17th - NWEA (EOY) --LAST WEEK

May 13th - May 24th - NSGRA (EOY)

May 13th - May 31st - Final Evaluation Meetings Begin

May 15th - Collaboration (7:30AM - 8:30AM)

  • Focus on completing work for quarter 1 learning targets

May 15th - Textboook Inventory Sheets due

May 17th - Game Night ~ Bingo (6:00PM - 7:30PM)

May 22nd - Collaboration Meeting (7:30AM - 8:30AM) Moved to the 29th (Enjoy your extra sleep)

May 24th - Senior Breakfast in the Media Center (7:40AM )

May 27th - Memorial Day (No School)

May 27th - Report Cards must be entered into Tyler by 8:00PM

May 28th - Field Day

May 29th - Field Day - makeup (if needed)

May 29th - Collaboration Meeting in the Media Center (7:30AM - 8:30AM) All Staff (includes Instructional assistants) ~ This year in review (NSGRA, NWEA, and PBIS data share)

May 30th - IREAD Retakes

May 30th - End of the Year Cookout

May 30th - Awards Day


May 31st - Last Day for student backpacks

May 31st - Suicide Prevention Training Due (Please print certificate and place in my mailbox)

June 3rd - Team Huddle / Report Cards go home/ Early Dismissal (2:30PM)


June 3rd - EOY Checklist due

Resources and EL Testing Schedule for the week of May 13th - May 17th


Shout out to Roxanne for helping me with a bulletin board idea for next year ~Kathy S.

Shout out to Stephen and Renee for their work at SH last week ~TJ

Shout out to room 2C for making our community a little brighter with the new book box ~TJ

Shout out to Ms. Wright (PE sub) and Ms. Washington (Music sub) for finishing the school year in PE and Music ~TJ

Shout out to Kathy for changing her lunch duty to better serve the students at EA ~TJ

Shout out to Noel for flying solo with the PTA ice cream sales ~TJ

EASTRIDGE STAFF, shout out to you all for your flexibility during ILEARN testing. We completed our last makeup on Friday and can finally check this off our list of things we must do. When you see the third and fourth grade students congratulate them for showing stamina. This process was extremely long and I am proud of their effort. I appreciate you all!! ~TJ

No Rocket stands alone. We are all in this together!!!

PTA Ice Cream Sale

Ice cream sales will continue this week. Please turn all collected money in immediately following announcements. This is the last week for ice cream sales.
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"Palpable Sense of WE"

Professional learning communities are rooted in cultures built on trust, purpose, focus, and collaboration.


Enjoy a jeans day tomorrow for being awesome!

Our PLC Journey...

The PLC process is a never-ending process in which educators commit to working together to ensure higher levels of learning for every student.

We will achieve this outcome by learning together about the best practices proven to increase student learning, applying what we have learned, and using evidence of student learning to make decisions and revisions in practice to help even more students learn at higher levels.

Four Critical Questions

  1. What do we want our students to know and be able to do?
  2. How will we know when they have learned it?
  3. What will we do when they haven't learned it?
  4. What will we do to extend the learning when they already know it?

When we meet in our collaborative teams, we will focus on these four critical questions.

Learning dates...

July 26th, we began our PLC journey by learning about the PLC process.

August 1st, we worked collaboratively to create our school mission

August 15th, you will work in your collaborative teams and establish team norms/commitments.

August 22nd, Wonders Q&A (Digging Deeper into the Curriculum)

August 29th, NWEA Data Dig

September 12th, Where are we going? Essential Skills and Unpacking the Standard

September 19th, we will look at ELA grade level standards and determine the 2 critical standards that each child will master before leaving your grade (NWEA DATA Dig, Curriculum Map, and Check+ standards)

September 26th, Begin the work of unpacking the standard and creating common assessments

October 24th, Continue the important work of creating common assessments

October 31st, Continue the important work of creating common assessments

November 28th, Vertical Alignment and continue the important work of creating common assessments

December 5th, I Can Statements

December 19th, Continue with I Can Statements

January 7th, Game Time Begins

January 9th, Game Time Resources

January 30th, NWEA Data Review (Focus on Question 3) (Cancelled due to weather)

February 4th - 7th, NWEA Data Review during team meeting (focus on grade level strengths and weaknesses)

February 13th, Identifying learning targets for the remainder of 3rd quarter (look at essential standards from 2nd quarter)

February 27th, game time skill data review, share teaching strategies that work, create activities that will meet students at different levels of learning

April 3rd, Identifying priority standards for the 2019-2020 school year

April 17th, game time skill data review, choose new skill to focus on, share teaching strategies that work, create activities that will meet students at different levels of learning, work on assessment

April 24th, Learning about Clips (iPad PD)

May 1st, game time skill data review, choose new skill to focus on, share teaching strategies that work, create activities that will meet students at different levels of learning, work on assessment (Data Protocol Sheet)

May 8th, The tools of our iPad and how we can use them (iPad PD - Keynote) and Mindfulness Lesson

May 15th, Quarter 1 learning targets

May 29th, Yearly Data Review

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IDOE Literacy Framework

I can statements Question Stems Academic Vocabulary

Reading Warehouse

Enter NSGRA information

School Functions

Please choose 2 events to attend each semester. Back-to-School Night and Parent/Teacher Conferences are mandatory events and do not count toward the 2 events each semester.

2018-2019 Building Hours

Please make sure you exit the building on time.

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