February 8 through February 19
Character Trait of the Month: Honesty
- promote a sense of shared respect and responsibility between home, school and community
- teacher reflection and collaboration will be an essential part of our growth and student achievement
- optimal learning will exist in a safe, nurturing, and supportive environment sustained through School Wide Positive Behavior and CharacterPlus
- teachers will have high expectations for all students and provide them with a learning framework centered on critical thinking, problem solving, self-reflection, communication, collaboration, and real life experiences
News to Know...
Student Led Conferences - Please let Valerie know when you have 100% attendance for conferences. If you have trouble getting a family to come in, please do a phone conference. If you cannot get a hold of a family via phone, let me know and I will have Pam Gentry help.
Evaluations - All certified staff will have a summative evaluation, either a full summative or a mini-summative. Probationary teachers and tenured teachers on-cycle will have a full summative, which will include results of the professional growth plan and scoring of 13 indicators. All tenured off-cycle teachers mini-summative will include the results of your professional growth plan and scoring of indicators 3.3, 7.2, and 9.2.
I will try to do a walk through of all staff before scheduling summative evaluation meetings. Questions? Don't hesitate to ask!
Summer Maintenance Requests - Please email me if there are items in your classroom or building area that need to be addressed this summer. I will need to know any requests by Thursday, February 12.
General Reminders -
* IC updated at a minimum of the 15th and the end of the month
* Websites kept up-to-date
* Remember to use pre-corrects, Belair B.E.S.T. matrix language, and Bulldog Bucks! 4:1 is our goal with all kids!
* Newsletters can be turned in as a paper copy or emailed as a digital copy. I prefer digital!
Box Tops Winners!
Calendar of Events
Farris, Long, and Luebbering out ALL (ICLE)
PBS Team Meeting, 8:10
Student Led Conferences/Book Fair
Tuesday, February 9
Literacy Team Meeting, 8:00
Wednesday, February 10
Tier 2 Academics, 8:00
RED (Farris/Troy), 8:15
Thursday, February 11
Elementary Principal's Meeting, 8:00-11:00
School Store, 8:30-9:00
RED (Schlueter/Schulte), 8:15
Friday, February 12 - No School!
Melissa Vernon's Birthday
Monday, February 15 - No School!
Tuesday, February 16
Rademan out ALL
RED (Luebbering/Estep), 8:15
Wednesday, February 17
Rademan out ALL
Staff Photos (wear maroon and white), 8:30
Group Photos - time varies
Thursday, February 18
RED (Luebbering/Henry), 8:15
Parent Meeting (Milhollin/Krause), 3:15
Friday, February 19
Filter Friday - Clean out SMART Board filters!
Team Time, 8:15
RED (Schlueter/White), 8:15
Animal Shelter Assembly, 8:50
Happy Valentine's Day from my family to yours!
PBS Focus of the Week: Show Some LOVE!
O - Offer to assist others! (Tuesday)
V - Value friendships and relationships! (Wednesday)
E- Energize everyone with positivity!(Thursday)
SUMMER SCHOOL INFORMATION FOR STAFF
The dates for summer school are Tuesday, May 31, 2016- Thursday, June 23, 2016. Summer School will be in session a total of 16 days this summer.
Week 1: Tuesday, May 31- Friday, June 2, 2016
Week 2: Monday, June 6- Thursday, June 9, 2016
Week 3: Monday, June 13- Thursday, June 16, 2016
Week 4: Monday, June 20- Thursday, June 23, 2016
The length of the school day is 8 hours for students (7:30 am -3:30 pm) and for school staff the working day is 7:05 am- 3:50 pm. STAFF will need to attend ALL required meetings.
Breakfast and lunch is offered for students and staff free of charge.
Attendance will be at the child’s home school. Transportation will be provided for those who are bus eligible during the regular school year.
Instruction will focus on reading, language arts, and math- Instructional materials may include current instructional materials such as guided reading, but may also include other instructional materials as long as the emphasis is on reading, language arts, and math instruction.
Summer School applications will be available through Talent Ed from February 24- April 1. Interested staff will need to apply through Talent Ed during this time frame. Summer School administrators will be responsible for hiring summer school staff for ALL buildings with teaching assignment preference given to staff assigned to the given building.
The following summer school postings will be available on February 24:
Grades 9-12 certified staff
Grades 6-8 certified staff
Grades PreK-5 certified staff
Special Education certified staff K-12 (including OT, PT, APE, and SLPs)
ECSE certified staff
Library Media Specialists
Summer School Salaries:
Certified staff $3000
Clerks (who remain until routes clear) $2000
First round summer staff hiring will be determined based on enrollment on April 15th. If needed, additional hiring will be based on enrollment data for May 4.
REMINDER: All teachers- you will need a copy of your teaching certificate with the application in order to be hired for the position. You can access this information from the DESE website by going to: https://Apps.dese.mo.gov/weblogin/login.aspx Next go to page of Office of Educator Quality, choose Educator Certification System- Request Education Access, print off your information and attach it to your application.
Submit final pupil enrollment to Elizabeth Milhollin by Friday, April 29. This information will be collected on a spreadsheet, one per building. The spreadsheet will be provided to elementary resource teachers by Friday, March 4, 2016.
Pupils recommended for Extended School Year summer services, must have an I.E.P. completed Wednesday, May 4, 2016.
By May 11, re-confirm intention to attend summer school with each student on summer school ESY spreadsheet.