Treasure Map

October 12-16, 2015

Asthma Season

Please remember that children who have asthma may have flareups with colds and the cooler weather. If a child complains he/she is having trouble breathing, is short of breath, has a chronic cough, or chest becomes tight please send the child to the health room for evaluation. Some nonverbal signs to look for are fast breathing, nasal flaring, and retracting (skin at the neck or skin over ribs is sucking in.)

For children who have inhalers and breathing treatments, these medications can be given every 4-6 hours. Please send anytime the above symptoms are noted. Please add this information to your sub folders as well.

Thanks for all you do to keep children healthy and safe. If you would like more information or would like to share information with parents, see the website below.

Alison Bosdell

School Nurse


Teachers should view the video and complete the assurance form, which follows the video, by October 16, 2015.

By October 16 (That's today!)

View GBE Orientation video

Have initial conference with SLO draft written.

GBEs are due for those that do not write SLOs.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SENT ME YOUR FINAL COPY BY MONDAY. I have met with all that need to write an SLO and talked through any changes that are suggested. (except Emily, sorry. We can talk on Monday.)

By November 17

First Semester SLO – Conduct Mid-Course Check-In to monitor and adjust (if needed) the SLO and PGDP/GBE (administrator)

Nov. 30 - Dec. 18

First Semester SLO – Conduct Final SLO Conference to review results of the SLO and to update the PGPD/GBE (administrator)

Year-Long SLO – Conduct Mid-Course Check-In to monitor and adjust (if needed) the SLO and PGDP/GBE (administrator)

By January 19

Second Semester SLO – Conduct Initial Conference to review and

Approve the SLO and PGDP/GBE (administrator)

By February 26

Second Semester SLO – Conduct Mid-Course Check-In to monitor and adjust (if needed) the SLO and PGDP/GBE (administrator)

March 11 - March 23

Second Semester and Year-Long SLO – Conduct Final SLO Conference to review results of the SLO and PGDP/GBE (administrator)

By March 24

Final results submitted to Personnel (administrator)

By April 15

Teachers who do not meet and/or are unsuccessful in their GBE and are

being recommended for formal evaluation must be notified in writing by the

Chief Personnel Officer.

By May 2 Complete GBE Survey

To Do List

Dates to Remember

Monday, October 19

  • Dental Van

Tuesday, October 20

  • SCEA representative in our 3:00 meeting
  • Committee meeting and birthday celebration
  • Overbeck's class at Carroll School

Wednesday, October 21

Thursday, October 22

  • Ellisor's class to Carroll School

Friday, October 23

Mother Daughter Fun Night Reminder- EVENT IS CLOSED. Signup over.

Dress in comfortable clothes for Zumba and other fun events. Female teachers are welcome to come and help chaperone or just get your groove on.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS and let parents know about...

OCTOBER 26-30 Red Ribbon Week

  • Mon-Neon Day (our future is so bright we don't need drugs)
  • Tues-Boot Day (Stomp out Bullying)
  • Wed-Blue Day (wear blue to show your support for standing up against bullying)
  • Thurs-Red Ribbon Day (we will give out red ribbons) PICTURE DAY! Please have your picture take for yearbook.
  • Fri-Team Day (Team up to fight against bullying and drugs-favorite jersey/team shirt day)


k-2 Thanksgiving Luncheon, November 19

3-5 Christmas Luncheon, December 17

Anatomy of an SLO




Identifies the priority content and learning that is expected during the interval of instruction. The objective statement should be broad enough that it captures the breadth and depth of content of an extended instructional period, but focused enough that it can be measured.

Student Population

Specifies the student population targeted by the SLO. Information should include, but is not limited to the following: number of students in class, students with exceptionalities, descriptions of any academic supports that are provided to students, etc.


Describes the content and content standards that are addressed in the SLO. The educators provide a rationale for why these standards were selected for the focus of the SLO.

Interval of Instruction

Specifies the time period, or instructional interval for which the objective is planned. Objectives are typically planned to capture either year-long or semester-long growth.

Assessment (Pre and Post)

Describes which assessment(s) will be used to measure student learning, why the assessment is appropriate for measuring the objective, and the grading scale and/or rubric used to score the assessments.

Progress Monitoring

Describes the frequency of formative assessments used to measure student progress towards the learning goal.

Baseline and Trend Data

Describes students’ baseline knowledge, including the source(s) of data and its relation to the overall course objectives. Trend data describes that patterns that the educator identifies after analysis of the baseline data.

Instructional Strategies

Provides a description of the high yield instructional strategies that will be employed during the SLO interval of instruction. Also provides opportunity for teacher to describe plans for differentiating instruction for learners at various proficiency levels.

Growth Targets

Describes where the teacher expects student to be at the end of the interval of instruction. The target should be measurable and rigorous, yet attainable for the interval of instruction. In many cases, the target should be tiered so that it is both rigorous and attainable for all students included in the SLO.


Explains how the target was determined, including the data source and evidence that they data indicate the target is both rigorous and attainable for all students. Rationale should be provided for each target.

Respectful Talk

As I walk through classrooms and listen to the wonderful ways you engage students, I hear many of you encourage students to speak respectfully and to respectfully challenge ideas. Here is a short video that clearly shows why this is so important for our students.