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Week Of 2/11

What's Happening this week:

Monday: Tiny Guitar Club @ 7:45am.

Tuesday: PLC's all day in grade level classrooms. Good News Club @ 3:40pm. Grades 3-5 Writer's Workshop @ 4:00pm. PTO Meeting @ 6:00pm.

Wednesday: Student Learning Action Team Meeting @ 7:30pm.

Thursday: Wear RED & Jeans. ZE Staff meeting @ 7:30am. Intruder & Fire Drill @ 9:30am. Valetine's Day Event starting at 1:30 p.m. Spirit Squad Practice @ 3:45pm. (No letter day)

Friday: Lego League Celebration 'Practice'. ZE Perfect Attendance Celebration (Bruns, Centerino, Lee, & Mueller!) @ 2:20

LIM Weekly - Leadership Notebook Sharing Grade Level Examples

This was an awesome reminder with some great resources, especially just having MMD Walkthroughs - this would be powerful and great to see when doing some Positive Pop-Ins as well! #Accountability

“Want to see my Leadership Notebook?” We hear this question all the time when we visit schools—and we love it! Seeing students excited about their Leadership Notebooks and taking ownership of their learning is what Leader in Me is all about. If you are curious as to what these conversations may look like, well, then these videos are for you!

We sat down in four different schools and simply pressed “record” as students at each grade level (K-5, Middle School, and High School) shared their Leadership Notebooks with us.

Note that our role in these video samples is “listener”. They aren’t dialogues, with questions, encouragements, and expressed belief in potential, like we’d expect in a Student-Led Conference. We simply listen while students share.

Video Link with a video for EACH GRADE LEVEL:

Teacher Evaluations

Many teachers have evaluations sitting in their Frontline folder. All teachers will have an observation on Standard 2: Student Learning, Growth and Development Quality Indicator 3: Theory of learning lesson plan design and on Standard 4: Critical Thinking- artifact evidence on student growth from PLC Meetings. Please check your Frontline folder to sign off on recent artifact evaluations and observations.

Non-tenured teachers should set up their summative evaluation meeting with their assigned administrator during the week of February 25th.

Armstrong: McCreight, Mueller, Schmidt, Holycross, Imo, and Savin

Sladek: Suchland, Tweeton

WIG's at Zitzman

What do WIG's look like at Zitzman?

  • Fourth grade has their students meet with their accountability each week.
  • Could students have 1 academic Lead Measure and 1 personal Lead Measure for students? Yes. Personal WIG examples could be: 15 minutes of outdoor play, getting 8-10 hours of sleep, physical activity, eating a vegetable twice a week, or random acts of kindness.
  • Every student should have at least 1 ELA WIG.

PLC Focus:

  • RTI/Behavior

  • Help for Billy book study highlights

  • Attendance

  • Universal Student Writing Checklist for each grade (Writing Pathways Book)

Summer School

Summer School Applications....... Current staff are only required to complete their name, address, current position and position applying for. It should take 65 seconds to complete the entire process. Click through a couple of pages asking if they are interested in any other positions. You do NOT need to complete the full application.

Title 1 Information


-Raz Kids & Guided Reading Support in Ms. McCreight's Room 12:45-1:15 pm


-WOW Action Team Meeting in Mrs. Lee's Room at 7:45-8:15 a.m.

- G4 Writers Workshop in Mrs. Bruns' Room at 3:40-4:30 p.m.- Focus will be Source Based Writing Lesson Planning (all grades welcome)


-Title I Department Meeting - 2:00-3:40

****Grades K, 2, 3, 4, & 5 may sign up with Mrs. Savin for Raz Kids & Guided Reading Support.

Lighthouse Meeting Notes

Please review the LIghthouse notes to stay informed on activities going on in our building. The Action Teams help guide our Lighthouse Team in ensuring we have high levels of academics and a positive school culture. Everyone in the building plays a role in our school's success and you are appreciated!!!

Nominations are still being accepted for the Zitzman Teacher of the year and the Zitzman Support Staff Member of the Year.

Teacher of the Year Link:

Support Staff Member of the Year Link:

Be on the lookout for an administrator survey to help Dr. Sladek and Mrs. Armstrong grow as leaders.

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