Uthoff Valley Elementary

Week at a Glance

February 15-19th

PLEDGE LEADERS FOR THE WEEK: students from Mrs. Bell's class

VIKING VIRTUE FOCUS FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY: HONESTY/INTEGRITY – Being truthful, fair, honest & trustworthy.

Next Week's Important Events



TUESDAY – FEBRUARY 16 (Out - Becky B.-All week, and Liz S, Nancy H, Kim S., & Vickie D.-AD)

  • Staff Lounge Clean Up (2/16-2/26 – Molly & Stephanie’s Rooms)
  • Student Leadership Club, 8:00-8:40am, Library
  • Math & More - 7:50-8:40am, Room 213 (Ziegler) & 211(J. Owens)
  • Reading & More - 7:50-8:40am, Room 114 (S. Owens) & 115 (Araniecke)
  • Weekly PLC Meetings (K & 1st)

WEDNESDAY – FEBRUARY 17 (Out - Robin C., Nancy H., Liz S, & Monica-AD and Lisa S.-PM)

  • Math & More - 7:50-8:40am, Room 213 (Ziegler) & 204 (J. Soetaert) & 212 (A. Rieman)
  • Reading & More - 7:50-8:40am, Room 114 (S. Owens) & 115 (Araniecke)
  • Weekly PLC Meetings (2-5)
  • Please be sure to leave your computers on, but logged off this evening
  • E Hour classes after school - SESSION 3
  1. Predator Prowl, 4-5pm, Art Room
  1. Club Strong, 4-5pm, Room 115 (Araniecke)
  2. Cuddle Covers, 4-5pm, Room 17 (Woods)
  3. Math Equations, 4-5pm, Library

THURSDAY – FEBRUARY 18 (Out - Shaina-AD )

  • Special Chorus – 8:00-8:40am, Music Room (room 2)
  • Math & More - 7:50-8:40am, Room 213 (Ziegler) & 211(J. Owens)
  • Reading & More - 7:50-8:40am, Room 114 (S. Owens) & 115 (Araniecke)
  • SPIRIT Team Meetings, Office Conference Room

  • SAC Meeting, 7:45am, Office Conference Room

  • PTO Family Movie Night - 6:30PM (doors open at 6pm)

Upcoming Events

2/26 - 3rd qtr ends

2/26 - PTO Trivia Night 7pm

2/29-3/4 - Dr. Seuss Week at UV

3/2 - Math Equations Competition

3/4 - District "Hats On" day

3/4 - IC Report card window closes at 4pm

3/8 & 3/9 - P/T Conferences

3/10 - RockOn Assembly, 10:45am

3/11 - No School

3/13 - Time Change

3/14-18 - No School - Spring Break

3/21 - PTO Meeting, 6:00pm

3/23 - MIOS Vocal Concert @ RSHS

3/24 - 3rd gd Immigration Day

3/25 - No School - Spring Holiday

3/29 - 1st gd. Musical, 6:30pm

3/30 - MIOS Orchestra Concert @ RSHS

3/31 - Spring Picture Day

4/1 - M-Z Grandperson's Day



20 – Lauri Fletcher

22 – Karen Swanson

Odds and Ends

*TOY - Our 2016 TOY will be announced at the staff meeting on Friday, February 12th.

SPIRIT Meetings - Our next SPIRIT Meetings will take place next Thursday, February 18th. Following our meetings in December SAC discussed creating a meeting agenda in order to keep us on track, as well as provide a guide for teachers to use as they discuss their students. Additionally, members of the SPIRIT team requested a bit of student information ahead of time, so they have time to brainstorm specific strategies to recommend the classroom teacher try with the students.

If you have a student new to the process please send me their SPIRIT referral form by Friday, February 12th. On the form, please be sure to note your SPECIFIC concerns and intervention strategies tried.

For students discussed at one of our previous two meetings (Oct & Dec) please be prepared to update the team on there progress or lack thereof. If they are still struggling send me a quick email by Friday, February 12th,​​ noting SPECIFIC concerns and intervention strategies you have tried.

I will forward the student's names, concerns, and strategies tried the the SPIRIT team, so they can be thinking about additional ways to support the students.

UPDATED: BAS Information- The BAS testing window for K-4 has been moved to mid 4th quarter, exact dates will be communicated soon. The 5th grade window has remained February 16 - March 10. This change was made in order to provide year long data, as well as reading level information to start the year. While it is not required to give the BAS at this time, there may be some that you want additional information for report cards. Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can help in any way.

Analyzing ECOs- You got off to a great start analyzing the reading ECOs during the December and January PD days. This work should now continue in your PLCS. You can structure it however you'd like (ex. work on one ECO every other week, one a month until the end of the school year). You will want to complete analyzing the reading ECOs this year, as we will pick up with writing next year. There are additional yellow organizers by the mailboxes in the copy room. Please let me know if I can assist in any way.

February 12th Early Release - In order to ease printing the early release specials/party/lunch schedule will come in a follow-up email. PD will begin at 1:45 in the UV library for all classroom teachers, librarians, and SSD staff. This will be our first exposure to the new writing materials, so it is important that everyone be there. Please bring the resource shown below. You will NOT need your computer.

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