The Treasure Map

March 11-15

Thought of the Week

How does this quote support the district iRock initiative?

Handbook Headquarters

Please refer to the procedures for Field Study Requests in the handbook for more details.

"All field trips for 1st semester should be planned and paperwork should be submitted before September 30, 2012. All paperwork should be completed for 2nd semester before January 31, 2013."

The Week in Preview

Monday, March 11

  • 2:45 First Grade PLC
  • 2:45 Third Grade PLC
  • 2:45 Fourth Grade PLC
  • ELDA testing window open
  • 3:30-4 Battle of the Books Training
  • 1:00-3:00 Rhonda AP Academy
  • MAP Testing
  • 5:30 Board Meeting

Tuesday, March 12

  • ELDA testing window open
  • K-2 MAP.
  • 3:00 -4:00 PASS training grades 3-5-Please see note below for those involved in this training.
  • 9:00-10:30 Rhonda AP Academy
  • White to Brattonsville

Wednesday, March 13

  • 2:45 Second grade PLC
  • 8:10 and 2:45 Fifth grade PLC.
  • LATE START-With Rich
  • ELDA testing window open
  • K-2 MAP window open
  • 11:30-12:00 PASS monitor training-for assistants in the K-1 workroom
  • 12:00-12:30 PASS monitor training
  • 3:00-3:30 PASS monitor training
  • Acceptable Evidence Sessions (K-2)

Thursday, March 14

  • ELDA testing window open
  • K-2 MAP window open
  • Chic-fil-a night
  • 8:00-8:30 PASS monitor training
  • 3:00-5:00 Acceptable Evidence session (3-5)
  • 3:00-4:00 Crystal, Math TeAM, Ms. Carter and Ms. Rodgers meet for math textbook selection
  • 7:00 pm "Flakes" at Sullivan Middle School Auditorium for K-2

Friday, March 15

  • ELDA testing window open
  • K-2 MAP window open
  • Book Study chapter 8 due- this was the last chapter. Credits will be awarded in a few weeks.

Saturday, March 16

  • 8:00-11:00 District Battle of the Books at Independence

The Pirate Way

  • Please complete the Teacher Survey for the School Report Card. See email from Rhonda dated March 4. BEDS code is 4603039.
  • Terrific Kid will be held on THURSDAY, March 28. (We have a workday on Friday, March 29)
  • Please know per Administration the schedule for Cultural Awareness Day has been approved as well is optional.
    I hoped to send Cultural Awareness Day Schedule out before the Newsletter but wanted to wait until all portions of schedule were approved by Administration.

    The Event is a half day total by grade level in Forty-Five minute increments. We will begin with Kindergarten and continue with each grade until 11:45am.

    Since the Event is OPTIONAL, please notify me which classes are coming by adding your name to return email in grade level time slot. Parent Volunteers and Mrs. McCoy and I will pick students up and return students to your classrooms.
    Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and support
    Faith Sherrod

    Kindergarten and First Grade 8:00 - 8:45
    Second Grade 8:45-9:30
    Third Grade 9:35-10:20
    Fourth Grade 10:25-11:05
    Fifth Grade 11:05-11:45

  • All third through fifth grade teachers need to attend the PASS training session on Tuesday. Also, all special area teachers, Mrs. Clontz, Ms. Bunchman, Ms. Rodgers, Ms. Wilson, Ms. Colquhoun, Ms. Lynn, Ms. McCoy and Ms. Sherrod will need to attend.

Guidance News!

The character trait for March is COURAGE. Mrs. McCoy defines courage as the ability to overcome fear and adversity. A courageous student risks making mistakes and trying new things in his/her schoolwork. Courage is doing your best to do what is right even when others challenge your decision.

K, 1, and 2 nominations are due March 27

3, 4, and 5 nominations are due March 25

PLC Focus

Wow! What a year we have had with our PLC book study! I can hardly believe we've almost made it through our first year! I am excited to move forward with this initiative. There have been some challenging days as we have gone from having congenial relationships to collegial relationships, but I am so proud of the work we have done and look forward to continuing this journey together. In your PLC this week reflect on how you have grown as a team this year. Also, begin the conversation of where your team will go next year. Remember the three BIG pillars of a PLC

  • All students can learn!
  • Focus on Results
  • Collaborative Culture

What are your strengths as a PLC? Where do you need to focus more attention?

Based on your feedback we will move forward with plans for a leadership team. We plan to have this team in place and fully running next year, but we would like the name of the person from your team that will be representing you for the '13-'14 school. Please send the name of this person to Crystal and Rhonda.