Ridgeview Weekly Newsletter

February 7, 2016


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  • Power Walks for behavior
  • Check out the Schedule
  • Meet in Stacy's Room for instructional rounds
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  • Thank you to Stacy, Miller, and Candi who held down the fort in my absence! You are priceless and I know our entire staff appreciates the hard work you do for our kids on a daily basis!
  • Thank to our lunch ladies. Please make sure to tell them Thank You as you see them throughout the week.
  • Thank you to Tonia who has taken on such a HUGE role in our upcoming PARCC and CMAS testing. This is a big, big job. Thank you very much!!

If you have a gratitude for our weekly newsletter, please send Amber a quick email and it will be included!

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POWER WALKS for the week

Please support PBiS by covering BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL this week.

Practice Respect

  • Use the crosswalk
  • Walk quickly and safely
  • Look both ways
  • Walk wheels on school grounds
  • Listen to school personnel
  • Follow school rules

Act with Kindness

    • Help each other if needed
    • Use manners
    • Help younger children
    • Smile

        Work Together

        • Read signs
        • Walk in group

            Stay Safe

            • Look for red flag in bad weather, then go to the gym
            • Arrive after 7:45, then go to designated playground
            • Use the crosswalk
            • Look both ways
            • Stay on the sidewalks
            • Use walking feet
            • Stay away from busses and cars
            • Stay off the others’ property
            • Use sidewalks only through the Kiss’n’ Go Zone
            • Watch for smaller children
            • Breakfast eaters arrive @ 7:30am and stay in lunchroom until at least 7:45am
            • Use equipment properly
            • Think before you act

            Instructional Rounds

            Please join us in Stacy's office during your planning period. See you soon!

            Writing Part 1: Learning Targets and Learning Events

            See pic below from the whiteboard in Stacy's Room from last week's instructional rounds.

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            Emergency Preparedness Drill

            SROs Rimmer and Fritz will be joining us for our February Staff Meeting to provide whole staff ALICE Response Options training. Every single employee in our school is asked to be part of this training. This is a priority and I will pay everyone to stay late for this important training.

            Our full scale drill is scheduled for March 3, 2016.

            Letters to parents and families orienting them to the process will go out soon.

            Happening this week . . . .

            Monday - February 8th, 2016

            • 8:00 a.m. Sara and Amber
            • 8:45 Communication Team Meeting (Tonia, Sara, Amber)
            • 9:30 Parent Meeting
            • 3:30 Art After School Program
            • 4 p.m. District Personnel Evaluation Committee (DPECC) @ Admin
            • 5 p.m. Craig Park and Rec using Gym: K-2 BBall

            Tuesday - February 9th, 2016

            • Art @ RV - C Day
            • Instructional Rounds - Writing Part 1
            • 2:00 p.m. RV Instructional Team Weekly Meeting
            • 3:00 Book Room Tours
            • 3:30 Spanish After School Program
            • 3:30 RV PAC Meeting in Library
            • 5 p.m. Craig Park and Rec using Gym: K-2 BBall

            Wednesday - February 10th, 2016

            • Art @ RV - D Day
            • 8:30 a.m. Admin Team Meeting
            • 2:15 RV CST
            • 4 p.m. Benefit Committee Meeting @ Admin
            • 5 p.m. Craig Park and Rec using Gym: K-2 BBall
            • 6:30 p.m. GE- PAC meeting @ admin

            Thursday - February 11th, 2016

            • 9 a.m. Counselor Collab (Administrator = Kamisha)
            • 1 p.m PARCC SAC Meeting
            • 5 p.m. Craig Park and Rec using Gym: K-2 BBall

            Friday - February 12th, 2016

            • Amber and Stacy in Maybell
            • 5th Tour of Power Plant!
            • 2 p.m. SPED and LIT meeting @ Admin

            Happening next week. . .

            Monday - February 15th, 2016

            • No School
            • No After School Programs
            • 5 p.m. Craig Park and Rec using Gym: K-2 BBall

            Tuesday - February 16th, 2016

            • 7:00 a.m. School Board Work-session
            • 8:00 a.m. Instructional Rounds - Writing Part 2
            • 2:00 p.m. RV Instructional Team Weekly Meeting
            • 3:30 Spanish After School Program
            • 3:30 RV Staff Meeting - SRO ALICE Response Training
            • 5:00 p.m. Craig Park and Rec using Gym: K-2 BBall
            • 5:30 p.m. DAC meeting @ Admin

            Wednesday - February 17th, 2016

            • 8:30 a.m. Elementary Principals Team Meeting
            • 2:15 RV CST
            • 5 p.m. Craig Park and Rec using Gym: K-2 BBall
            • 6:00 p.m. Budget Stakeholder Meeting (everyone invited)

            Thursday - February 18th, 2016

            • Art @ RV - C Day
            • 9 a.m. Counselor Collab (Administrator = Amber)
            • 12:30 p.m. Zack at RV leadership coaching Amber
            • 5 p.m. Craig Park and Rec using Gym: K-2 BBall

            Friday - February 19th, 2016

            • Elementary Work Day - No School


            We took a wonderful team to Tointon last summer. It was a time of learning and growth for everyone.

            I placed an application to School and Teacher Leadership Academy 29: Practices that Support Meaningful Change, Develop Healthy School Cultures, Build Trust & Increase Student.

            June 13-16, 2016

            This Academy will focus on practices that research and reality tell us are effective in moving schools forward with regard to student learning. Each of these practices also helps to build a strong school culture to support student learning. In this academy, we will examine effective practices of change leadership including the role of building leaders (teachers included) in making the changes necessary to build a culture for success. We will examine the relationship between the structures you have in your building that support the culture that exists versus the structures you may want to consider to support the culture that you want and need.

            Additionally, we will look at key components that change people’s practices, attitudes, traditions, beliefs in schools, and examine effective collaborative practices that build trust within schools. We will discuss practical ways to think about doing this hard work along with everything else that you are being held accountable for without “killing your people.” Strategies for managing change in a highly visible, accountability-driven, high-

            stakes setting will be shared and discussed.

            I know some of you may not be able to attend given other plans, responsibilities and obligations in June. However, if you are available and willing please let me know as soon as possible!

            Professional Expectations

            We are going to skip this section for this week and come back to it next week.