Updates from the West

News for January 28 - February 1

Week's Events

Monday, January 28
7:30 - Planning BO (Bertram, Joos)

Tuesday, January 29
Data Day
8:15 - Second Grade
9:05 - First Grade
10:00 - Kindergarten
10:50 - Fifth Grade
12;15 - Fourth Grade
1:00 - Third Grade
2:20 - Tech Tuesday
3:30 - More with Core! Math Academy

Wednesday, January 30
Nurse Out AM
2:20 - KL Problem Solving (Brand, Bohne, Rummel, Higgins, Nesby, Yarcho)
3:30 - Google Academy

Thursday, January 31
8:15 - CW Planning Meeting (Litwiller, Rummel, Higgins, Nesby, Render)
9:00 - JL (Joos/Bertram)
9:20 - JW (Litwiller/Bertram)
9:20 - BMP (Brand, Render, Nesby, Rummel)
9:40 - SG (Graber/Bertram)
10:00 - BI Move In (Nelson, Johanson, Rummel, Nesby)
2:30 - Relay for Life (mini-relay) Planning Meeting
3:30 - ELA Academy

Friday, February 1

Upcoming Dates

February 5 - Faculty Meeting (Date Change due to Conferences)
February 7 - SILT
February 7 - Shake Out - Nation-wide Earthquake Drill
February 8 - Progress Reports
February 12-13 - Conferences
February 13 - Grandparents Day
February 14 - Classroom Parties
February 14 - Jump Rope for Heart
February 15 - No School

Upcoming Academies
February 4 - Autism
February 5 - Pinterest
February 7 - Study Island

Staying in the Know...

Field Trips - Each class gets one major and one minor trip this year. Please get these trips on the school calendar in the next three weeks. Major - More than 30 miles from an Olympia elementary school; Minor - Less than 30 miles from an Olympia elementary school.

- 1. Teachers will meet in grade level meetings (or department such as special education) and determine what resources they would like to purchase with their remaining building money. Please keep in mind that there will be a reduction to the building budget next year, so you may want to think about common core resources you'd like to use next year. Also, teachers should discuss as a grade level what consumable materials they would and would not like for next year. (math, reading, motivational math/reading)
2. Teachers need to complete their parent benchmarking communication letters. These should go home in Friday folders on Feb. 8th.

Problem Solving - Any student you may be considering for retention must be referred to problem solving by the end of January. Please let Nicole know the names of students you are considering for retention. (District Goal 1, Student Achievement; District Goal 4, Home/School Communication)

Web Articles Needed - Get the word out! What great things are going on in your classroom? Be sure to take pictures and get an article posted. Need help? Ask me or Tanya. (District Goal 4, Home/School Communication)

Rooms over Lunch - Cathy is going to being wiping desks, chair backs, door knobs, and sink fixtures during lunch/recess on Mondays and Thursdays. Please have your children remove everything from the top of their desks on these days before leaving for lunch/recess.

Calling in Sick?

Mr. Dale - ext. 6257 cell: 309-261-1486
Dr. Rummel - ext. 6010 cell: 309-846-2139 home: 309-963-4263