The Week Ahead Memo

State Road Elementary School

Monday, May 4, 2015

Events This Week!


I truly appreciate everything that ALL of you do for our students and school! THANK YOU!!! I hope you have an awesome week!!!

M-STEP Testing Tuesday - Thursday this week!

Please help remind your students that they need to be respectful and quiet in the hallways at all times. Testing will take place in the classrooms and the computer lab. The computer lab schedule has been revised to show the M-STEP testing schedule.

State Road Scholarship Review Team

We will be reviewing the State Road Scholarship Applications from the High School this Wednesday, May 6 right after school for anyone interested in joining us.

District Art Show & Empty Bowls Event

The District K-12 Art Show & Empty Bowls Ice Cream Social is this Thursday, May 7 from 6-8pm at AGS Middle School! Please consider attending this awesome district event and promote it with your class this week! THANK YOU, Mr. Smith, for all the time and work you are putting into this event for our kids!!!

State Road Garage Sale!

The annual State Road Garage Sale is this Saturday, May 9 from 9am-2pm. Please consider donating items for our garage sale this weekend!!!


I will be out of the building:

on Monday afternoon for an Elem. Principals Meeting

Grade Fixes for the Year!

As a reminder, our “Grade Fixes” that we agreed to pilot for this school year are:

▫ Fix 1: Don’t include student behaviors in grades; include only achievement

▫ Fix 5: Don’t consider attendance in grade determination; report absences separately

▫ Fix 6: Don’t include group scores in grades; use only individual achievement evidence

"Grading" SI Action Team Requests:

  • As a staff, we are going to focus on one fix per month
  • For this month, please read Fix #6: Don’t include group scores in grades; use only individual achievement evidence. Please read pp. 52-56 and provide your feedback to either Gabe or Callie. It is actually very easy reading and we do value your comments as we used them to lead our discussion.

    We will compile and share this feedback at our January team meeting and with the rest of the staff.

Observation / Evaluation Process Update

Round 3 of Observations are FINISHED!!!! Yeah!!!

    • The next step in this process is to schedule a Summative Evaluation Meeting sometime over the next few weeks. I need to have all SE Meetings completed by Wednesday, May 20.
    • I will email the Summative Evaluation Report to each staff member prior to our meeting for your review.
    • Each staff member should come to the Summative Evaluation Meeting prepared with your student growth data/evidence.

Culture of Learning

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What's Happening Next Week?

  • Our next Staff Meeting is on Tuesday, May 12 beginning at 7:35am in the Media Center!
  • Thursday, May 14 is the Safety Patrol Tiger's Game!
  • Our next Hungry Howie's Fundraiser Night is Thursday, May 14!
  • Popcorn Day is Friday, May 15!
  • The Fenton Tiger 5k Run/WALK and Tiger Trot is Saturday, May 16!


  • Our next School Improvement Team Meeting is Thursday, May 21 beginning at 7:30am in the Media Center.

Kid's Hope USA

Staff, I have been working with a local church to bring "Kid's Hope USA" to State Road! This is an adult mentorship program where trained adults would work with select students one hour per week in a supportive, caring role. This program will take some time to get the Kid's Hope Coordinator and mentors trained and certified. It's my 'hope' to have this great program start in the fall!