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Zitzman Elementary- April 23, 2018

What's Happening This Week

Monday: A Day. Dr. Sladek @ CE. Soccer Intramurals 7:30AM. Tiny Guitar Club 3:45.

Tuesday: B Day. Dr. Sladek @ ZE. Soccer Intramurals 7:30 AM. PLC's. Girls on the Run Practice @ 3:40PM. Dr. Haug- Insurance Mtg. 3:45.

Wednesday: C Day. Dr. Sladek @ CE. Soccer Intramurals 7:30 AM. Secretary Appreciation Day. 2nd and 5th Grade Field Trips.

Thursday: D Day. Dr. Sladek @ ZE. Soccer Intramurals 7:30 AM. Girls on the Run @ 3:40. Spirit Squad @ 3:40PM.

Friday: A Day. Dr. Sladek @ CE. Soccer Intramurals 7:30 AM. First Grade Field Trip.

5 Days until MAP Testing

It's almost time to show the state what Zitzman is all about! The MAP assessment is an opportunity for our school to show case the great work our teachers and staff have done over the year. Take some time to review best testing practices and practice those strategies this week.



  • Students in grades 3-5 will get a free breakfast during MAP testing week (April 30-May 4th). Breakfast will be served at the normal time. Please share this message with your students.
  • Buddy Classrooms will be supporting students during their testing week.
  • Encourage students to dress their best for the test. This will prepare their minds to take the test serious and give their best effort.
  • See the DESE website if you have questions before seeing Mrs. Flexsenhar. https://dese.mo.gov/college-career-readiness/assessment

Let's remember the most important part...this would be a powerful class meeting!

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Let's Get Excited About Writing!!

Zitzman will be focusing on the Writer's Workshop Model for the 2018-2019 school year. We will be using some of Lucy Caukins' Units of Writing to help us with this journey and build authentic writers. Each grade level teacher teaching writing will be getting the Units of Writing resources. Professional Development support is being reviewed to support this action for next year. Check out one district's journey with the Writing Workshop journey.


https://blog.heinemann.com/writing-workshop-one-districts-journey

Teams and Tribe---Help Wanted---Please Apply

As we move forward with our student leadership role, the Lighthouse Team needs faculty support. Faculty meaning ----all staff. We need each staff member to sign up to support a student leadership team or sign up to support a Tribe. The meetings of the student leadership teams and Tribe groups will meet every early dismissal day next school year. A description of the Teams and Tribes will be posted in the lounge and a 5 minute meeting will be held to review the student leadership opportunities.

Teams and Tribes

  1. Shutterbugs
  2. Service Sidekicks
  3. Green Clean Team
  4. Cafe Crew
  5. Fitness Fantics
  6. Greeter Leaders
  7. Savvy Speakers
  8. Melody Makers
  9. Garden Gnomes
  10. Safety Leaers
  11. Creative Curators
  12. Collectors for a Cause
  13. Lost and Found
  14. Tribe Groups


PLC Focus:

  • Time to sign up and look over Teams and Tribes
  • Positive Pop In's
  • Fill out encouraging MAP notes for students

District Professional Development Committee

It's election time for the Zitzman District PDC Representative. Thank you Meagan Thate for representing our building the past two years. If anyone is interested in being the ZE PDC Rep., please contact Ketina by noon on Monday, April 23rd. The position is a two year term and the meetings are held monthly.

https://mvr3.socs.net/vimages/shared/vnews/stories/51d445d9c745f/PDC%20Final%20Plan%202017-2018-BOE%20Approved%208%2016%202017.pdf