A Cordelia Hills Staff Update, 12/7/2018

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Glows and Grows

Glows: Coding! Coding! Coding! I love seeing all of the coding happening here during the Hour of Code week. Engaging students with computer science helps them grow in so many ways beyond simple coding skills. I hope you can continue the momentum and have them code every week. I guarantee they will thank you!

Grows/reflective question: What are the biggest obstacles to pulling students for small groups each day? What are some ways you have overcome those obstacles? How have you worked with your grade level/peers to game plan on best practice for small groups? Would you be willing to share your expertise and/or experience with staff?

Inner Explorer/Mindfulness

Wanting to improve student performance, reduce student and teacher stress...consider Mindfulness in the classroom. Just a few minutes a day. Get into the regular practice.

Teacher Sign-in's yesterday: 10

If you need assistance in getting started or restarted, let me know. I'd love to stop by to help!

End of Calendar Year Attendance Competition

RATE of attendance for this last week: 96.3%.

That is a slight drop over last week. We have a few extreme cases that are definitely not helping our rate and those should clear up soon. Please continue to encourage students to be here if they are healthy.

I will host an January MPR movie event for the class with the top percentage from today through December 20th. Let your class know that coming matters and that I will be looking for the best percentage!

PTA Holiday Store

Thanks for your patience on this. We weren't sure we could do it this year.

Student Holiday Store: Room B 12

Preview will be December 17th (more information to come)

Store open before and right after school Dec 18-Dec 20th


I will list SOME calendar events below but you should have access to MY calendar and the SCHOOL calendar on google. If you don't, let me know and we will get you added.


12/7: Student of the Month Lunch, Frosty Festival 5-8 p.m.

12/18: Leadership Meeting

12/21-1/4: No School, Winter Break

1/8: Staff meeting

1/9: Fire Drill

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Reminder, Schedules/Calendars

Just a reminder:

Team Drive for all Schedules and Calendars includes Bell Schedule, District Calendar, Release Schedule, Release Make-Up Schedule, and Duty Schedule. Please refer to this for all the info. If you see a mistake or need assistance, please let me know right away.