Royal Oak Schools: A Community of Excellence
Week of 10.25.15 & 11.1.15
Thank you for the Flowers!
Lansing, Legislation, and our Schools: Educate yourself
Critical decisions that impact our students and our schools are made in Lansing. Earlier this month, Dave Stafford, ROEA President, spoke to our school board about working together on advocacy. There are many ways to learn about legislation impacting our schools; I encourage you to review multiple sources of information when determining your position on an issue. Mr. Lewis-Lakin, our Superintendent of Schools, has recommended the Tri-County Alliance for Public Education, as one source of information for learning about legislative issues. If you register for the “take action” alerts from TCA, then you will be notified when critical legislation impacting our schools is being considered in Lansing. You do not need to agree with the Tri-County position or take the action they recommend; you can disagree with the positions taken by Tri-County and not take the action they suggest. However, the value in registering for the alerts is that by receiving them you will know when critical decisions impacting our students and our schools are being made in Lansing. Please engage the legislative process as doing so is critically important.
Welcome our new Occupational Therapist
Haven/Erin's Law New Info.
Presentation by Haven to Board of Ed begins at about 6:30 into the meeting.
This is a link to where information regarding the Erin's law presentation from Haven was presented to the School Board.
Congrats on Grant!
Thank you for your feedback on Teachscape's online help system. In your comments about the article on working with artifacts, you indicated a need for additional support around Google Docs. Google docs is a cloud-based storage spot for documents. If you want to upload a document or file that is currently stored on Google docs, you would need to first download that file, then you would upload it the same way you would any other file (as shown in the Teachscape help article).
If you are not familiar with downloading Google docs, below is a help article I found from Google that may be useful.
Help for downloading Google docs:
Do you know what is happening? Please check the building and Gmail calendar often. Let me know if you do not have access. Enter field trips and class events on the Gmail calendar.
Dates to Remember
I hope to see you at some of the upcoming events.
10.23 PTA Trunk or Treat; 6:30-8 PM; North Parking Lot; ENTRY FEE: One bag of candy per trick or treater.
10.23 PTA Family Movie Night: 8 PM; Cafe
10.26 3,4,5 Grade Science Kits Due by 2 PM
10.26 Teachscape Meeting @ BO; 2:30 - Angela
10.27 PTA Restaurant Night @ National Coney Island
10.28 Professional Learning Morning
10.29 IEP AM/SST PM
10.30 Half Day; Dismissal at 11:33 PM
10.30 Halloween Parade @ 10:45 AM in Cafe and Gym
11.1 Daylight Saving Time Ends; Set clocks back 1 hour
11.2 Kaiser Picture Retakes and Candids; Service Squad, Safety Squad, NBS Take Group
11.2 Learning Council 4-5:30 PM
11.3 Election Day; No School for Students
11.3 Staff .5 PD and .5 Records Day
11.4 Mentor/Mentee @ BO 4-6 PM
11.5 IEP AM (Julie McCormick Rep)
11.5 Angela at OS PD
11.6 End of 1MP
11.8 PTA Mom Son Event : Off SIte
Science Lesson Schedules were sent out to staff by PTA Chair; Make sure you know your date and time.
Check www.neropta.com for PTA event information and volunteer opportunities.
FIND INFORMATION AND DEADLINES FOR PTA EVENTS VISIT THE PTA SITE!
Northwood Professional Learning on 10.28.15
Our 90 minute PD will focus on the Technology Matrix and SLOs.
Agenda to follow.
Please focus on Stop, Walk and Talk and the Bullying Lessons during the month of October. A paper copy is available for staff and will be near the mailboxes for reference. If you are new to Northwood a copy was placed in your mailbox. Thank you.
Please sign up for one block of time in CALENDLY (click bar above) if you would like someone to help work with students. Feedback appreciated. THERE ARE STILL TIME SLOTS AVAILABLE! Open to anyone.
Please sign up for one block of time in CALENDLY (click bar above) if you would like someone to help work with students. Feedback appreciated. Open to anyone.
Please sign up for time in CALENDLY (click bar above) if you would like someone to help work with students. Feedback appreciated. Open to anyone.