Team Game Plan

April 8th - April 12th

At Eastridge Elementary our mission is to develop a community of lifelong learners who will positively impact society.

"Teach every child like you're their lifeline...like you are their last chance to succeed"

~Joe Turner

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#wearethekey

40 instructional days to make an impact on student learning!

#wearethekey



Staff Pledge:


"We recognize that the fundamental purpose of our school and the reason we come to work each day is to ensure all students learn at high levels. We Understand that helping all students learn requires a collective, collaborative effort rather than a series of isolated efforts. We will work in teams to inform and improve individual and collective practices and to better meet the needs of individual students through intervention and extension."


#relationshipsarekey

"Kids don't learn from people they think do not like them" ~ Dr. Tim Hanson

Upcoming Dates...

April 8th - Kindergarten Round-up (5:30PM - 7:00PM)

April 9th - PBIS Tier 1 (7:30AM - 8:30AM)

April 9th - STEAM Night (WCHS/WCC 6:00PM - 7:30PM - Choir performs at 6:30PM)

April 10th - Late Start (Meeting in the Media Center - 8:20AM - 9:20AM) - All Staff (no device)

April 10th - School Improvement Meeting (4:00PM - 5:00PM)

April 11th - Spring Planting Garden (10:20AM - 11:20AM)

April 12th - PLC Team will visit HA to meet with the Goshen Staff (11:00AM-12:00PM)

April 12th - School Board Visit (2:15PM - 3:00PM)

April 16th - 4th Grade Field trip (Biz Town)

April 17th - Collaboration Meeting in the Media Center (7:30AM - 8:30AM) - Bring your devices

April 17th - Skating Party (6:00PM - 8:00 PM)

April 22nd - April 26th - ILEARN (Math)

April 24th - Collaboration Meeting (7:30AM - 8:30AM)

April 26th - Spring Carnival (6:00PM - 8:00PM)

April 26th - Team Huddle (8:55AM - 9:30AM)

April 29th - May 3rd - ILEARN (Reading)


May 1st - Collaboration (7:30AM - 8:30AM)

May 3rd - Muffins with Mom (7:20AM - 8:20AM)

May 6th - May 10th - ILEARN (Science)

May 8th - Collaboration (7:30AM - 8:30AM)

May 9th - Game Night (6:00PM - 7:30PM)

May 6th - May 17th - NWEA (EOY)

May 13th - May 24th - NSGRA (EOY)

May 13th - May 31st - Final Evaluation Meetings Begin

May 15th - Collaboration (7:30AM - 8:30AM)

May 22nd - Collaboration Meeting (7:30AM - 8:30AM)

March 27th - Memorial Day (No School)

May 28th - Field Day

May 29th - Field Day - makeup (if needed)

May 30th - IREAD Retakes

May 30th - End of the Year Cookout

May 30th - Awards Day

May 31st - CORE CARNIVAL

May 31st - Suicide Prevention Training Due (Please print certificate and place in my mailbox)


June 3rd - Team Huddle / Last Day of School / Early Dismissal (2:30PM)

Shout-out!!!!!

Janet and Patricia (Cafe' manager) both received a shout-out from Scott. A little bit of kindness on Friday went a long way!


Ellie and Lauren both received a shout-out from Renee. Great team work!!!!


No Rocket stands alone. We are all in this together!!!

Happy News....

Welcome back Mr. Schroeder! We've missed you!!!!

April 10th Late Start (ACE's Training)

All staff will meet in the media center beginning at 8:20AM. DO NOT BE LATE!!! We have guests coming from central office and would like to honor their time as well as yours and your colleagues. You will not need your device. Feel free to bring paper and a writing utensil of your choice.

Reporting Chromebook Damage

Great job this week reporting Chromebook/iPad Damage. As we get closer to testing please remember it is extremely important that damage is reported weekly. This message is for all grade levels as students will be taking NWEA and ILEARN.


Reminder:Damage needs to be reported every Friday before 6:00PM and can only be report from school.


Thanks!

2018-2019 Self-Assessment

All certified staff should have their self-assessment completed on or before May 10th. After your self-assessment is complete, please send Mrs. Wilson and me an email with "Self-Assessment Complete" on the title line. Here is the doc with instructions on how to complete the assessment.

Safety Drills

Be prepared for our final lock down drill of the year sometime this week.


  • Keep all classroom and Pod doors locked at all times
  • Stay out of sight
  • Don't forget to pull the blind on your door (if you forget leave it--but make sure your students are out of sight)
  • Use Slack to report where you are and how many students you have with you (let me know if you are missing someone)
  • If you are in the hallway and can't make it to a sheltered location leave out of the closes exit and head to the fire station


If you are "kidnapped"


  1. read the script
  2. immediately call the front office and give a description
  3. get your class to safety (close the door, pull the blind)


Notes from the fire drill: we cleared the building in 1 minute 26 seconds --GREAT JOB!

  1. Please remember to close all classroom and pod doors
  2. Take your Red Crisis Bag with you
  3. Use slack to report how many students are with you and if you are missing anyone or have visitors from other classrooms
  4. Last drill in May


Wind Drill


  1. We will have 1 drill in April before ILEARN Begins

PTA Ice Cream Sale

PTA will be selling ice cream in the cafe' beginning this week and continuing until the end of the school year. Students in grades 3 and 4 will be able to purchase ice cream on Tuesday. Students in Kinder, 1st, and 2nd grade will be able to purchase ice cream on Thursday. The cost of the ice cream is $1.


Teacher's the PTA needs your help. They would like for you to collect the money and highlight the students who made a purchase. Noel and a PTA member will distribute the ice cream in the cafe' on the day of the sale. Envelops and class lists will be in your mailbox Monday morning. Please reach out with any questions. Thank you!

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Our PLC Journey...

The PLC process is a never-ending process in which educators commit to working together to ensure higher levels of learning for every student.


We will achieve this outcome by learning together about the best practices proven to increase student learning, applying what we have learned, and using evidence of student learning to make decisions and revisions in practice to help even more students learn at higher levels.


Four Critical Questions


  1. What do we want our students to know and be able to do?
  2. How will we know when they have learned it?
  3. What will we do when they haven't learned it?
  4. What will we do to extend the learning when they already know it?


When we meet in our collaborative teams, we will focus on these four critical questions.


Learning dates...

July 26th, we began our PLC journey by learning about the PLC process.

August 1st, we worked collaboratively to create our school mission

August 15th, you will work in your collaborative teams and establish team norms/commitments.

August 22nd, Wonders Q&A (Digging Deeper into the Curriculum)

August 29th, NWEA Data Dig

September 12th, Where are we going? Essential Skills and Unpacking the Standard

September 19th, we will look at ELA grade level standards and determine the 2 critical standards that each child will master before leaving your grade (NWEA DATA Dig, Curriculum Map, and Check+ standards)

September 26th, Begin the work of unpacking the standard and creating common assessments

October 24th, Continue the important work of creating common assessments

October 31st, Continue the important work of creating common assessments

November 28th, Vertical Alignment and continue the important work of creating common assessments

December 5th, I Can Statements

December 19th, Continue with I Can Statements

January 7th, Game Time Begins

January 9th, Game Time Resources

January 30th, NWEA Data Review (Focus on Question 3) (Cancelled due to weather)

February 4th - 7th, NWEA Data Review during team meeting (focus on grade level strengths and weaknesses)

February 13th, Identifying learning targets for the remainder of 3rd quarter (look at essential standards from 2nd quarter)

February 27th, game time skill data review, share teaching strategies that work, create activities that will meet students at different levels of learning

April 3rd, Identifying priority standards for the 2019-2020 school year

April 17th, game time skill data review, choose new skill to focus on, share teaching strategies that work, create activities that will meet students at different levels of learning, work on assessment

April 24th, game time skill data review, choose new skill to focus on, share teaching strategies that work, create activities that will meet students at different levels of learning, work on assessment

May 1st, game time skill data review, choose new skill to focus on, share teaching strategies that work, create activities that will meet students at different levels of learning, work on assessment

May 8th, game time skill data review, choose new skill to focus on, share teaching strategies that work, create activities that will meet students at different levels of learning, work on assessment

May 15th, game time skill data review, choose new skill to focus on, share teaching strategies that work, create activities that will meet students at different levels of learning, work on assessment

IDOE Literacy Framework

I can statements Question Stems Academic Vocabulary

Reading Warehouse

Enter NSGRA information

School Functions

Please choose 2 events to attend each semester. Back-to-School Night and Parent/Teacher Conferences are mandatory events and do not count toward the 2 events each semester.

2018-2019 Building Hours

Please make sure you exit the building on time.

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