Owl Notes

August 24, 2018


*THIS WEEK - We have a busy week coming up so make sure you take time away from "school life" this weekend!

*CAR RIDER DUTY - This is running much more smoothly in the afternoons for now. Please continue to send 1 person per team to the front for extra coverage while it remains extremely warm!

*ANNOUNCEMENTS - We are going to bump the start time for announcements to 7:55 for the time being. It seems like we still have many students in the car rider line and busses that have not arrived at 7:50.

*GT HOURS - If you have not let Kara know that you want to participate and you do, please email her by Friday. We need to schedule the dates and get materials ordered.

* CANVAS TRAINING - Our new technology coach will be here on Thursday, August 30 to meet with teams and get your Canvas pages up and running.

*CTT and Active start will begin this week. Rachel is sent an agenda to get us started. Remember that we are going to work towards handing that agenda planning over to the teams as we move through the year. The schedule for that will be:

Monday - fourth, Tuesday - Kinder, Wednesday - First, Thursday - Second, Friday - Third.

*TEAM HUDDLES will start the same week promptly at 7:30 (my goal is to be there by 7:28 so if you are all early birds, we can get it started early) and the two week rotation for the first go round will be:

27 - Kinder, 28 - First, 29 - Second, 30 - Third, 31 - Fourth, Sept. 4 - Specials, 5 - SPED

*TEAM HUDDLE QUESTION FOR THOUGHT - Share one exciting thing that has happened at school since day one!

*FACULTY MEETING - This Monday will be our first faculty meeting. The link to the agenda is below. You will need to bring one sheet of chart paper and markers per team/grade level.

*FIRE DRILL - We will announce the date of the first fire drill at the Faculty Meeting Monday. Before the fire drill, please take time to review procedures with your students.

*BUS TICKETS - Kinder is the only grade that will use bus tickets next week. Please watch closely to ensure that all students go to the correct bus so that we don't misplace anyone.


Monday is faculty meeting.

Thursday is Canvas training with our new coach during planning times.

Friday is Boosterthon. Students will be running during their Specials time. Please take a few minutes to go encourage them. They LOVE to see you cheering them on or running with them!


Make sure and encourage your students to get pledges. You can log in daily to see where your class is or just ask the students when they come back from Specials! We have a very lofty goal this year so PTO will appreciate all the help you can give!

Fun Run is Friday! Wear your Boosterthon shirt with jeans and tennis shoes.


On campus opportunities to note:

August 30 - Canvas training during planning times

September 4 - BAS training for 3rd and 4th at Houser

September 5 - Education Galaxy training at 3:45 in library

September 10 - Mentor Sentences

October 9 - Words Their Way

November 12 - Rubrics

Points to Ponder:

1. How are you encouraging students to be present and on time?

2. How are community circles going?

Seed for Growth

LaVerne Baugus - loving all our students and your willingness to step up and shadow a child in need!

Kathy Farris and Karen Boren - for opening your rooms to student teachers this fall.

Cassandra Murdaugh - for jumping in and not missing a beat.


When you plant yourself where you are, with a desire to serve and make a difference, you will create very positive conditions for your growth." - Jon Gordon

Goals for 18-19

1. By December, all math teachers will be trained and will have implemented Poster Method twice a month.

2. Starting in January, teachers will focus on aligning two anchor stations with current learning in the classroom.

3. By the end of the school year, reading and writing teachers will be trained in the conferring process and create their own documentation of conferences.

Upcoming Dates


27 - Faculty Meeting

30 - Canvas training during planning times

31 - Math Review Quiz/Boosterthon Fun Run



4 - Team Leader Meeting

7 - Poster Method

10 - Kathy Wolff's birthday

10- Academic Conference - Noon

11 - PTO Spirit Night -

12 - Tami at Principals' Meeting

14 - Math Review Quiz

16 - Elsy DelSalto's birthday

17 - Core Team Meeting

19 - Read for a Better Life

20 - Parent Information Night

21 - Poster Method

23 - Laverne Baugus and Missy Giammatteo's birthdays

24 - Faculty Meeting

26 - Kathy Farris' birthday

27 - Kathie G, Michelle A, and Monique J's birthdays

28 - Math Review Quiz

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