Weekly RoaR

Week ending October 16, 2015

Happy Birthday to YOU!

October 25 - Cheryl Reynolds

Mark your Calendars

October 19-22

4th grade will have CAMP/Conference from 7:30 to 8:30 AM on these days due to musical practice.

October 20
  • 5-7PM: Community Shot Clinic

October 21

  • Wylie Way Day: Unity Day - Wear orange! (You may wear jeans.)

October 22

  • 6:00 PM: PTA General Meeting
  • 6:30 PM: Austin Meeting
  • 7:00 PM: 4th Grade Musical

October 23

  • 7:30 AM: 4th Grade Musical for student body

Wiggle that Door

Our alarm system has not been set in some time. We put in a work request. After some investigation, they found that it is not setting or able to be set due to an open door. When you leave, please be sure to wiggle the door to confirm that it is indeed closed.

Wylie Way: Caring & Giving

The change of the quarter means change in the Wylie Way focus. In lieu of Red Ribbon Week, we will have Caring & Giving Week to kick-off our canned food drive. Please see the posters hanging up for more information.

DinoBeat: 9 Week Awards

At PLC this week, we discussed recognizing our students for their academic success in another way. Previously we had students stand for either A or AB honor roll. The problem with this practice is:

  1. With advanced pods, some students are not acquiring A's and B's because of the advanced curriculum.
  2. Did we really "recognize" them in an authentic, meaningful manner? No. We did not.
  3. Recognizing academic success completely based on the letter grade teaches children we are more focused on the product, opposed to the process. I'm sure most of you agree that you would want a hard working student.

So, after meeting with each team, we are going to have the Gettin' Gritty award! Each teacher will recognize one student that exemplifies one or both of the following:

  • Someone who consistently puts forth great effort to become successful in their academics. (GRIT)
  • Someone who has shown notable growth in a specific subject.

Thank you for all of your ideas!