CIES Wednesday Envelope

for Elementary Staff--January 27, 2016

In this issue

  • February 1st System Staff Development
  • Science Survey
  • Teaching Tolerance Article

February 1st System Staff Development

If you have not registered for the the February 1st System Staff Development 12:45-4:00PM, please do so by midnight today.


Google Map to Park Center Senior High School: click here.

Building Map of PCSH: click here.

Science Survey Reminder

The District Planning Advisory Council, a group comprised of parents, students, community members, and district representatives, is exploring recent student achievement results on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment for 5th Grade Science.


We would appreciate your thoughts, perspectives, and insights around Science, at the elementary level, and have created a 3 question survey survey for you to complete. We are hoping to utilize the feedback that you provide to make a recommendation(s) to the School Board in order to improve student achievement in elementary science for all students in our system.


Survey Link

Thank you for taking a few moments of your time to respond to this brief survey.

Teaching Tolerance Article; Neuroscience of Call and Response

Learning begins with attention. We cannot learn, remember or understand anything to which we don’t first give our attention. The teacher’s “call” triggers the students’ reticular activating system (RAS). Learn more about one way to activate students' thinking.

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