Week at a Glance

August 26-29


  • 7:30 a.m.--whole group collaboration in MP room--8 Steps
  • 7:50 a.m.--IRI training for gr. 3-6 in Colby's room--for those who wish to learn more about the assessment
  • 7:50 a.m.--IA iPad training in MP room; all others--grade level collaboration
  • Discipline plans and schedules due to Karen & Josh
  • 2:50 p.m.--meeting--Dawn & Karen


  • 8:00 a.m.--case conference--Janelle, Sheri, Jennifer, Deb & Karen


  • Tornado drill
  • 2:50 p.m.--meeting--Faith, Janelle, & Karen
  • 6:00 p.m.--School Board meeting at ENCO


  • 3:00 p.m.--case conference--Jennifer, Deb, & Karen


  • Lockdown drill


  • JOSH'S SCHEDULE: Josh's schedule is going to change beginning on Monday. He will be at Wayne Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays instead of Mondays and Wednesdays. He will still be at Wayne Center for a half day each Friday. This will help spread out the staffing for those of us not tied to one particular classroom over the course of the week.
  • BREAKFAST: Just a reminder about breakfast procedures . . . All students are permitted to enter the building at 7:55 a.m. Those who eat school breakfast will be dismissed off the bus first. K-3 students should go directly to the cafeteria and gr. 4-6 students should put their belongings in their locker before coming to the cafeteria. All non-breakfast students need to be in class by 8:05 a.m Those who eat school breakfast are expected to be in class no later than 8:15 a.m. Any student leaving the cafeteria after 8:05 a.m. will have a breakfast pass to give you. Do not accept the student into your class without one. Any breakfast student that comes to class after 8:15 a.m. is considered tardy. They will need to come to the office to get a tardy pass from Tammy or Lindsay, and Tammy will mark the tardy in PowerSchool unless there is a legitimate reason why they are late. From time to time, busses may run late, the breakfast line might be long and cause delay, or the food is not ready right at 7:55 a.m. In those cases, students will not be counted tardy. Also, we do not deny breakfast to students. If it is 8:15 a.m. and they are still eating, they will be permitted to finish. We have to look at the circumstances such as those listed above. For students who are routinely late to class, we will develop a plan to help them get to class on time.
  • FUNDRAISER: Our school fundraiser will begin on Friday, September 6, and run until Friday, September 20. We will be using the same program as last year which included gift items, frozen foods, and entertainment books. The profits from our fundraiser helps fund student awards and incentives, recess equipment, field trips, convocations, and student activity groups to name a few.
  • SCHOOL PICTURES: School pictures are scheduled for Friday, September 20. I will send a schedule out closer to that time.
  • DRILLS: This week we will have a tornado drill as long as the weather does not look threatening. We will also do a lockdown drill. If you haven't already done so, please review procedures with your students.
  • STAFF SOCIALS: Last year we had a number of staff socials throughout the year including snacks after school, staff volleyball games, Komets game, etc. What types of social events would you like to see this year? Send your ideas my way!


Sept. 2 Labor Day--No school

Sept. 4 PAC meeting; 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 6 Fundraiser begins

Sept. 11 Hungry Howie's pizza night

Sept. 18 Vision screenings

Sept. 19 Kindergarten field trip

Sept. 20 Picture Day & fundraiser begins

Sept. 24 Light the Night

Sept. 25 5th grade field trip

Sept. 27 1/2 day professional development for certified staff

PARCC Sample Items

New sample test items have been released from PARCC. The samples are annotated which gives some information on the complexity of the problems students will be asked on the assessments in addition to how the problems will be answered using technology. Please review the samples for your grade level as well as those above and below. K-2 staff members should review the third grade samples at the very least. Pay particular attention to the ways students will need to demonstrate their knowledge of common core standards.

Below are the links to the new sample items. The main page describes the changes and the links to the samples are on the left side of each web page.