Raymore Update 11/17/2015

Where We Celebrate All Especially the Small!

Quote of the Week

  • Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.

Karl Barth

Upcoming Dates

11/19/15 PLC training at ASC

11/20/15 Thinking forward Friday: Hat Day

11/20/15 Bus Driver Appreciation Day

11/24/15 7 Habits assembly 3:00-3:45

11/25/15-11/27/15 No School: Happy Thanksgiving

12/16/15 1st grade Musical


  • Wednesday, 11/18 Staff PD at 7:30 am. & please bring "to go" snacks for Bus Driver Celebration
  • Thursday, 11/19 our BLT will be out at ASC for our PLC training. This means there will be a high number of subs in the building. Please help support the subs in your team.
  • Friday, 11/20 will be "Hat Day" for our K-4 students. Hayden & Westyn were winners of the drawing at the last 7 Habits Assembly. They had lunch with Melissa and I and chose a "hat day" for our school. Our theme will be “Thinking Forward Friday” as a focus on the habit “Be Proactive”. Please let your students know. Seth will also post on the daily video announcements. We will also celebrate our bus drivers on this day.
  • It is an expectation that you are logging all contacts with parents in SIS. Please make sure you are doing this.
  • It is also an expectation that targets are posted in kid friendly terms in your classroom where they can easily be accessed. Targets should also be revisited through out a lesson to ensure students understand their learning goal.
  • Remember to make a positive phone call to all students' parents for second semester by winter conferences in February.
  • Sarah Adkins last day before her maternity leave will be this Friday, Nov. 20. Kristi Patterson will start Monday, Nov. 23 as her long term sub. Please wish Sarah and Baby Liam well. We are excited for his arrival! Sarah will return in March.
  • Please keep Kristin Alford in your thoughts and prayers. Her grandmother passed away last week. Continue to keep Marilyn Smith in your thoughts and prayers as well.

Conscience Discipline

CONSCIOUS DISCIPLINE: THE SKILL OF : Composure is the willingness to change our internal state from upset to calm.

  • Power of Perception, ”Whomever or whatever we put in charge of our feelings, we have placed in charge of ourselves. Dr. Becky Bailey
  • Goal: Take responsibility for our own upset and, in turn, teach children to be responsible for their own behavior.

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Positive Office Referral

We have created a positive office referral ticket that you may give to your students. Here is the plan: Write the students name on the referral, check their positive act, send with them to office, office staff will provide praise, and the student takes that home to show their family or you may post them in your room. Just a quick positive act for those who work so hard and go unrecognized sometimes. I will have the tickets copied and in your boxes.

Just In Case...

  • Going forward, proficiency scales can be shared as relevant, one at a time with parents via newsletters/Weebly.
  • We do want kids and parents to understand what mastery looks like.Mid and post assessments can go home for parent feedback. Pre-assessment is formative for teacher planning so they don’t go home. Data cycle pre/mid/post should NOT go home at this time.
  • Remember to ask specific triage questions to help your student learn their missing skill(s).
  • Doors locked at all times. If you need a rubber band or a magnet please see Melissa.
  • Please be vigilant while monitoring recess. Be aware of any cars or people outside of our fences.

Wishing Well

Well wishes to Kristy, Erica, Marylin and family, Sarah Adkins and baby, Gail Schmidt's mother, Pam, Sherri Mullen. Wishing everyone wellness. Take your vitamins!

Martin, our night custodian's mother in law passed away.

Also, if you would like to help out Sheri during treatments don't forget to signup: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4aabac29a0fb6-food

Hats Off

  • Please turn your "Hats Off" paper to me and I will put them on the board.

Remember that if you were awarded a hat you will need to pass it on at the next faculty meeting.


APR rating at 100% Wahoo!

Add your own personal celebration here!

Jenni' Class Meeting Video Link

Hallway Expectations and Dismissal Expectations

Please talk about these areas during your morning meetings!

  • Hallways are becoming a tricky spot during arrival and dismissal. Please remind your students that they are to walk on the blue tile, single file, with a smile.
  • Please remind car riders that they are to walk to the library on the blue tile. When entering the library their voices should be off or at a whisper so their names can be heard. They need to sit where the adults can see their eyes, not behind the tables. As the crowd clears they need to move forward toward the carpet area however they may still sit in the chairs.

Panther Cub Academy


Office referral

If you are making an office referral you need to use the google form. At this time, please do not use the office referral on ProTabula.



  • Forward emails regarding dismissal changes to both Karla and Renee.

  • Please remember to be at specials door :35 after to deliver & :30 to pick up.
  • Fridays --jeans with Ray-Pec spirit wear.
  • Classroom doors should be locked at all times and the magnet should be used to allow flow in and out of classrooms. However, we are aware there are some doors that are tricky to get to stay shut when using magnets. We do have a couple of other options we can try to help solve this problem. If you need help with this situation, please see Melissa asap and we will problem solve.
  • Remember to add your lesson plans to the Google RE Shared Folder each Monday by 8:25 a.m.

  • It is our district and building expectation that all staff reply to communication (email and phone calls) with within a 24 hour time frame.
  • If you have any pictures of great things going on in your classroom or family, please send them to Melissa. I would love to share with others in our Weekly Staff Update.
  • Call or text Jennika & Melissa if you're going to be unexpectedly absent (after 4 pm day before). 816-550-4434 and 816-868-9856
  • Call or text Jennika or Melissa if you will be in the building on the weekend! The lounge/workroom will be open for access to copiers.
  • Remember to check the RE Shared Calendar for events! We are still adding, and things change.
  • Looking for previous copies of our Weekly Staff Updates? If so, these can be found on our Raymore Tigers Weebly site under "For Staff" & then click on "Raymore Update".


As a professional learning community, we commit to three big ideas:

  1. Focus on Learning
  2. Build a Collaborative Culture
  3. Focus on Results

We answer four questions:

  1. What do we expect our students to learn? (Goals/Expectations)
  2. How will we know they are learning? (Assessment)
  3. How will we respond when they don’t learn? (DI Intervention)
  4. How will we respond if they already know it? (DI Extension)

To fulfill our mission & vision:

  • M: Preparing each student for a successful and meaningful life
  • V: Turning today's learners into tomorrow's leaders

With these commitments:

  • We are committed to consistency & accountability for each student's success.
  • We are committed to a system of support for students and adults.
  • We are committed to a safe, trusting and collaborative environment.
  • We are committed to best practices.
  • We are committed to high expectations for learning, behavior and citizenship.
  • We are committed to quality communication & positive relationships with all stakeholders
  • We are committed to effective communication regarding student progress.
  • We are committed to data-driven decision making.
  • We are committed to use of appropriate channels for communication.
  • We are committed to a guaranteed (consistent) and viable (doable) curriculum.
  • We are committed to maintaining fiscal responsibility while improving student achievement