Monday Musings

Weekly Update for Douglas Staff - Monday, May 9th

Vision - Mission - Priorities

Vision - Excellence for All


Mission - The mission of Douglas Elementary School is to engage the Douglas community in learning and growing together, preparing children to pursue the dreams and opportunities of their future.


Priorities -

Learning and Growing Together

Driven by High Expectations and Goals

Fostering a Positive, Safe Learning Environment

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Frieda B. Website - Author Visit Friday!

Check out the Frieda B. Website for links, summaries, games, activities, etc. Thank you to Amy Schaumann for coordinating this author visit!

Upcoming Events/Meetings...

Tuesday, May 10th - Super Hero Theme Planning Meeting (7:30-7:55) - any interested staff welcome! (Conference Room)


Tuesday, May 10th - Staff Meeting - 3:15 (3rd-5th Only - Location TBD)


Tuesday, May 10th - PTO (5:45-7:00)


Thursday, May 12th - 2nd Grade Penpals Visit!; 2nd to 3rd Placement (3:15)


Friday, May 13th - Renata Bowers Author Visit (K-3)!


Monday, May 16th - Kindergarten Kick-Off! (Current K's - No School); K to 1st Placement (3:15)


Tuesday, May 17th - PLC Planning Team - 3:15-4:30 (Media Center)

(Alternate Team Meetings this Week)


Wednesday, May 18th - Lincoln Family Orientation (5:30)


Tuesday, May 24th - Staff Meeting


Thursday, May 26th - 4th to 5th Placement (3:15)


Monday, May 30th - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day


Tuesday, May 31st - NO Staff Meeting; 1st to 2nd Placement (3:15)


Wednesday, June 1st - 3rd to 4th Placement (3:15)


Monday, June 6th - Kindergarten Celebration - 5:00


Tuesday, June 7th - Field Day/Cookout

**If Raining - Inflatables in Gym (schedule TBD)


Thursday, June 9th - Early Release (Last Day); Assembly at 9:00

Effectiveness Update

Doc. Log: For those teachers in their summative year (including first-third year teachers), please aim to have your doc. log submitted no later than Monday, May 23rd. Please do not stress out about the doc. log! Simply put things in there that you feel show how you demonstrate the standards...remember, some artifacts may work for more than one standard!


If you are not in your summative year - please just submit your log by June 6th. Thanks!


SLO: All educators will self-score their SLOs this year (like last year). I will be going through and giving an overall score as well - only for educators in their summative year. Please aim to have these done very shortly after your data is collected. If you have everything submitted (doc. log and SLO), please shoot me an email so I know that everything is in. Thanks!

**For teachers in summative year - please make sure your SLO review is submitted by Tuesday, May 31st - this is really the longest I can stretch it before putting all of the summative eval stuff together.

Project-Based Learning Links - PBL (Updated Weekly)

PBL (Project-Based Learning) Institute - June 16-17

Did you know??? Watertown is hosting the PBL (Project-Based Learning) Institute this summer? Topics will include PBL and STEM/STEAM - with sessions on the elementary level. Interested?? Click this button for more info - and email Emily to attend!

Everything You Need to Know about the NGSS :)

A one-page easy-to-read FAQ about the Next Generation Science Standards and how they came to be...

Ouisconsing School of Collaboration - Lodi

This is the facebook page of a 3-5 school in Lodi...just a glimpse of engagement due to PBL and rethinking schools...

Emily's Schedule - 5/9-5/13

Announcements - Daily @ 8:05

Informal Observations + Formals

FORWARD EXAMS - 8:15-9:15, 9:15-10:15, 10:20-11:20, 12:15-1:15, 1:15-2:15


Monday, 5/9

8:00 IEP (Schwager/Schubarth)

10:30 IEP (Lease/Wagner/Stark)

2:00 IEP (Kreutzman/Schubarth)

3:45 Collaborative Time Meeting


Tuesday, May 10th

7:30-7:55 Super Hero Theme Meeting

8:30-11:30 Cabinet (ESC)

11:30-12:00 3H

12:40 - Pre-Obs. Meeting

1:00-1:40 Formal Observation

2:00-2:45 Field Day Meeting (Conference Room)

3:15-4:30 Staff Meeting (3-5 Only)


Wednesday, May 11th

7:30 SIT - 4th Graders - Titan/Autumn (Retzlaff)

Emily in Sun Prairie all day

4:15 - Meet with Kayla


Thursday, May 12th

7:20 Special Ed Team Meeting

4th Gone to Overture (AM through Lunch)

10:00-12:40 Pen Pal Trip to Douglas

9:00-11:00 Elementary Principals

3:15 2nd Grade Placement Meeting (Douglas)


Friday, May 13th - Renata Bowers Visits!

7:45 Pre-Obs. Meeting

8:15 Team Leader Meeting

9:10-9:50 Formal Obs.

1:30-2:10 Formal Obs.