October 8, 2015
Lorelie is returning to work half time as of Tuesday and full time as of October 26th. It's such great news to hear Aquinna is far enough along her healing journey that Lorelie feels comfortable returning. Great to have you back, LB!
Wolf Creek Has Heard Us and Responded :-)
Along with more funding for students with special needs, the division has also provided us with funds for the large class sizes in kindergarten. You will start to see some new faces in the building over the next couple of weeks.
As well, we are looking at re-deploying some of our current staff, so there will be some changes to staffing. You will be updated through the staff memo.
Sheri Krall will be working in Barb Verma's kindergarten class Monday to Thursday as of next week.
Michelle Cade has been hired to work in Cheryl Eberts' kindergarten room on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Michelle had two daughters through JSM's FI program in the past. She currently has foster children in our school. She has been working in Cheryl's room for a few weeks and is doing an excellent job.
Jordan Galloway has been hired to work with a few of our students. He will start here next week. Jordan was a French Immersion student here once upon a time. His chill demeanour and his very personable nature will be great for making connections with our students. He is also a musician and an actor.
Occupational Therapy - Have you ever wondered exactly what an OT can assess?
- pre-printing skills
- letter formation
- written organization
- assistive technology
Fine Motor Skills
- Pencil Grasp
Classroom Participation and Independence
- following routines
- following directions
- social skills
- snack time
- activity regulation
- desk posture
Posture and Positioning
October 9 Collaborative Day - Collaborative Response Model Meetings and Intervention Team Meeting
The schedule for the meetings follows. It will remain the same for every CRM day. This is to facilitate people's arrangements for child care and so forth.
For the initial CRM meetings, we plan on taking our time going through the process. We are asking teachers to bring only one student to the table on the 9th, because much of our time will be spent on creating meeting protocols and getting oriented with the the software.
The student selected should have needs in the area of literacy and be one who would benefit by tier 1 and/or 2 interventions. (Tier 3 and 4 students are not typically discussed at CRM meetings.) Through collaboration with peers, each teacher should end up with some ideas for addressing student needs. To follow up, please document what evidence you will bring to the next meeting to represent your student's growth.
Intervention Team Meeting
October 23 Collaborative Plans - all staff should plan to attend
My PUF PD plan will be out for sign up by this Friday. There will be 4 dates of half day PD on afternoons only (12:30-3:30). All dates are on WCPS PD days. Each PUF EA only gets their choice of 2, regardless of how many children they are working with. Therapists are also to suggest which sessions each EA should consider based on the children they are working with. Registrations through Google Form will be opened up for anyone other than PUF EAs one week before each PD date.
PUF EAs code this PD to PUF. Other EAs code this PD to flex time.
Any printing send to the office needs to be Secure Print only.
Please Note: Using the printer in the office costs the school $.08 per copy, while the workroom printer costs $.03 per copy.
Whenever you print anything, ask yourself if it's worth the cost of the paper before you print. Please consider whether there is an alternate way for your students to learn and demonstrate their learning rather than on a worksheet?