Cordelia Hills

Staff Update, 2/3/2020

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Harley Trotter (my 5th child)

Glows and Grows

Glows: The frequency of small group instruction definitely increased over the previous month. I appreciate your dedication and planning time. The hard work is showing and I look forward to seeing our Winter MAP Scores and the growth I know our students have made. Also, many thanks for the time you spent on Progress Reports.

Grows: What impact has collaborative planning time had on your work in the past? What part of collaborative was successful and what collab practices need to be eliminated/adjusted?

MAP Testing

The specific MAP Winter Test Administration takes place February 3-February 20. Please read the MAP email from Shelley and note the special areas related to accommodations and to the exact assessment names. We are aiming for 100% participation.


Check out the portable professional development in the bathroom. You can take a flyer or scan the QR code to get some insight and ideas on using google classroom. Thank you to the kidn staff member who posted.

Boss Picker Video

Check out this video produced by Emma Daniels. It was part of an invention assignment in Ms. Macks 4/5 combo class!

Work with Lori Taylor

Upcoming PD schedule with Lori Taylor:

3rd Grade @ Mundy---2/4/2020

4th Grade @ Mundy---2/5/2020

5th Grade @ Mundy---2/6/2020

5th Grade @ CH---3/17/2020

4th Grade @ CH---3/18/2020

3rd Grade @ CH---3/19/2020

Trotter Calendar

2/3: Elementary ADMIN Level Meeting @ 2:45 (Fairview), MAP TESTING BEGINS

2/4: Principal Triad @ 9:00 AM--Cordelia Hills

2/4: Staff Meeting @ 3:10

2/5: FSMA meeting @ 7:00, EdEquity @ 9:00 (CH)

2/6: Trotter @ Board meeting

2/7: 100th day of school

2/10: Battle of Books, Round 1, Ed Services PD @ 3:00

2/12: Site Leadership Meeting @ 2:45, School Site Council @ 4:45

2/13: Student of the Month Lunch

2/14, 2/17: No School, School Closed

2/18: Martha Lacy Visit, ELPAC Window Opens

Attendance, Student and Staff/Reminder!

If you are concerned about a student who is missing school, reach out to the family or to Karen and we will work on making a contact with a family to chat through whatever is going on. Sometimes, a postcard or good news referral for a student missing school goes a long way.

Remember, I track school wide attendance here! One of the best things we can do to find success for our students is to celebrate their presence and to make sure we are the ones leading them each day! Thanks for your commitment.

MTSS Request for Assistance/SSTs

Request for Assistance. This form comes to me directly.

CH SST Form. This form goes to Sandi Fallon.

PBIS/MTSS Need to know. "

Staff Meeting Resources!

Slide deck for Small Group Instruction here!

November Staff Meeting

Update Slide Deck for Module 2

FIA Assessment here

Online Referral System (Use your google sign in to log-in)

Donors Choose

Many of you put together some awesome "" requests. As a school, your work to gain donations to use for specific projects, supplies, activities, and furniture from the community is appreciated! A few things:

1. Please let me know if you have submitted a Donors Choose project. Send me the link and I will be sure to include it in my parent newsletter and on our Facebook page.

2. If the project includes furniture, it must be approved by our purchasing department. If you send me the specs ahead of time, I have no issue sending it to the appropriate staff for approval.

3. Send me any photos AFTER the arrival of the project and I will also include that in any parent newsletter/FB/IG post.

PTA Calendar, 2019-2020