Monday, April 8, 2019
Happy National Lutheran Schools Week 2019
Yesterday was really great. We had a strong turnout and the kids did great. Everyone just followed along and it was relatively stress free. I appreciate it very much and I know that Pastor does too. Thank you especially to Matthew, Marie and Kerri for preparing the kids.
Please take a class list and mark the kids who came and put it in my box. I will do what I need to do with it and give it to Matthew to give them extra credit in music.
Thank you to the committee for planning activities that are easy breezy on the staff but that the kids like. Please refer to your schedule and remind your kids as we know that not all of the parents take time to read the newsletter.
Tomorrow is beach day. No bathing suits and no flip flops (teachers and students). Please remind your students.
Let's make this a happy week for everyone!
Observations about report cards and grades
2. If you had kids on the list who are doing poorly, it is your responsibility to get in touch with parents to discuss this if they did not come. Their report cards should be clipped together and sent to Roslyn when you have put forth the effort to do this.
3. I feel like a broken record but I am once again reminding teachers of the following grading policies.
A. There must be a least 3 grades a week in all core classes and at least one grade a week in speciality classes. There is no excuse for not following this policy.
B. If a student has a grade below a C on a report card, there MUST be a comment explaining why regardless of the subject. It doesn't matter if you think that the student should know why they have the low grade. This is an official document that serves to DOCUMENT the whys and hows of the low grade. There is no excuse for not following this policy.
C. If your whole class or a majority of the class fails a test or an assignment, it is not valid. There is something wrong. Reteach and retest.
D. Grades must be in Renweb within 3 days with the exception of research papers/essays which take longer to grade. Those should hopefully be in within a week.
Please note - I am going to be uploading and emailing progress reports once a week or so until the end of the year. Keep your grades updated please.
Summer School and retention
3rd Quarter Honor Roll and Principal's List
Speech and OT Therapy evals and reports
Chapel this week
What's coming up?
Friday, April 12th - class yearbook pages due
Saturday, April 13th - Holy Cross Easter Egg hunt 1-3 - parents must register kids in advance, link was emailed and will be sent again.
Wednesday, April 17th- K5 and 8th Grade graduation photos - TEACHERS, PLEASE CHECK YOUR BOXES TO MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS RECEIVED.
Wednesday, April 17th - we will also take the band photo on this day. Faith, please tell the kids and parents to bring their instrument and bring or wear black bottoms and white shirt. They can change afterwards.
Thursday, April 18th - Early Release
Friday, April 19th - No School
Saturday, April 20th - There IS Saturday school for those that wish to bring their kids
Monday, April 22 - No School
Thursday, April 26th - Midterm grades will be sent home
Financial Peace University
Please let Lisette Rogers know if you are interested in attending class. It is a great opportunity to build finances as well as a strong support group. There is a fee of $99 which is for the individual materials that you receive.
Sending kids to the office
You should have addressed office manners with your students before you send them to the office. It is easy to see which teachers have (they stop at the counter, identify what class they are from and state their business) and which teachers have not done so effectively (they walk in and sometimes walk right into my office)
Wasting of Paper
Another issue.... if you are printing stuff from the internet, try to eliminate all of the ads and graphics that you don't need because sometimes 5 pages will print out when the information is really only on one or two pages.