Frank Elementary Weekly Memo!!!!!

January 11-15

Great Things Happening at Frank Elementary During the Weeks of December 16-January 6!

PD Days...

January 11 - Day 7 - Typical Schedule (ISs meet with Dr. Glesser)

January 12 - Day 8 - Staff meeting at 8:15 AM in the cafeteria (Amy Kramer from BGSU will present on the co-teaching initiative with student teachers for next year...and the BLTs will lead us in a discussion about accepting differences and creating a caring learning environment for our students).

January 13 - Day 1 - District PD

January 14 - Day 2 - District PD

January 15 - Day 3 - District PD

Important Information...

-2nd quarter data binders will go home on Friday, January 8.

-There will be an IEP/ETR Day on Thursday, January 7. There will be a floating sub.

-The Mid-Year Awards Assembly will be on Friday, January 8, at 9:30 AM in the cafeteria.

-There will be a second informational meeting on the 5/6 building on January 7.

Meeting Information

5/6 Informational Meeting

Date: January 7

Time: 4:00 pm

Location: Commodore Cafeteria

-Please send me a day/time to read to your class at the beginning of the 2nd semester.

-As students complete their pies on the ALEKS program, please let me know. I will be sure to buy a pie for the students!

-We are currently using a lot of paper. Please be cognizant about the amount of paper that is being used. Earlier, I shared that our building budget is lower than where we would like it to be at this point in the year. We are ordering more paper, however, we will not be able to keep replenishing paper at the rate at which we are using it. Thanks for your help and understanding!

-Since it is now the beginning of the 3rd quarter, please don't forget to use your gold coin and sign up to observe another classroom! This is a great way to share ideas! Five staff members observed another classroom during the first semester! This is great! Our goal for the second semester is to have 10 teachers visit another classroom!:):):)

-Please continue to send good news phone calls down to me. These are a great way to positively connect with the families and the parents love receiving these calls!

-Please continue to fill out and turn in Bucket Fillers. It is very special to have names turned in each day. This is a great way to recognize our outstanding students.

-Please also continue to fill up the Bucket Filling Board in the staff lounge!:)

-Please take a look at the Do Not Photograph list and please make sure to follow that throughout the year.

-Our next Frank Talk will go home on Friday, December 8.

-Thursday, January 7, will be our next full-day IEP/ETR Meeting day. We will have a floating sub available to cover classes that day for teachers attending IEP meetings.

-Kindergarten extended day intervention starts on Monday, January 11.

-Group candids will take place on Tuesday, January 12.

-January 13 and 14, there will be strings. Strings takes place on days 1 and 2.

-January 14, there will be a BLT meeting in the morning from 8:15-11:45 AM in the large conference room.

-January 15, progress monitoring will take place.

-I will be out of the building all day on Tuesday, January 12 (after the staff meeting) for Venture's Training. Head Teachers, Waddell and Ghesquire, will be in charge if you need assistance.

-There will be no FPC meeting during the month of January.

-There will be a Pupil Services Meeting at 5 PM at Frank on Tuesday, January 12.

-I start the second round of OTES observations next week. I will be in and out of classrooms during the months of January and February completing observations.

-Our next #celebrateMonday will be on Monday, January 11.

Here is how it works:

-Take some time and reflect on the great things happening at Frank.

-Send an email out to the Frank staff describing 1 or 2 or 3 or 5 (or 10) great things happening at Frank.

-End your email with the following: #Celebrate Monday

What a great way to motivate each other to have a positive Monday while also reminding each other of all of the awesome things taking place in our building!

Food for Thought...

Why do you teach?

-To be a positive influence and make a positive difference in a child's life.

-Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning studying, sacrifice, animist of all, love of what you are doing. - Pele

-Maintaining a passion for our craft is becoming harder to do, and the need to invest, influence, and inspire is crucial. Teacher leaders have the capacity to get others excited about teaching again. They have the capacity to spark passion and shape school culture in significant ways. - Alissa Simeral

Who will step up and be a teacher leader within our building at Frank to invest, influence, and inspire????