Transition Plus March 16th

Work to make yourself proud.

Trouble Viewing your Memo?

If you are having trouble viewing your Memo- try using Chrome Browser. Throughout the memo there will be multiple places you can click a link to link you to other documents. It's important to check those out or you will miss information that may be important!


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Culturally responsive Teaching and the Brain


Additional copies of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain are available to checkout.


Please see me if you'd like a copy.

Graduation!

Please send graduate photos to Mary Bock for the slideshow. Thanks!

Diploma Requests

It's that time of year! Diploma Request forms are in each Case Managers box. Please fill out one for each graduate you have and then give them to your Social Workers. Please make sure the student's name is spelled correctly and completely. Thanks!!


This testing date is now cancelled.


Thursday, March 26th- 1st, 2nd, and 3rd hour in AE Testing Lab

Student Survey:

Please help us access our student voice in shaping our programming for next year! Students can submit their feedback by either completing the paper survey (in case manager's mailboxes) or by filling out the google form found here. Please have these surveys completed by Friday, March 20th.

SEL message

Believe it or not- this is the last section of the SEL Activities Handbook for this year. The last section is on Responsible Decision Making. You can access the document here.

It’s also a good time to catch up if you’re behind or take some time to work on SEL in circles. I’m available to help with circles in your Advisory group. Just shoot me an email.


Try to incorporate the 3 signature practices in all your lessons. These are:


1. Warm welcome

2. Engaging practices

3. Optimistic close

These are the same practices we use at all our staff meetings.


Don’t forget to set an intention for the day or week. This time of year it is important to be intentional about self-care. Get some extra sleep and spend some time doing something that you enjoy. Reach out to colleagues for support.

Tplus staff, Fun and Function is a company that provides products for students with disabilities. They will be a part of our resource fair in some capacity - donations, info, etc... I thought I would give you their website to check it out as well. Their website has a lot of cool products for calming, stimulating, focusing, etc. I thought I would share with you in case there was something that you think our students would benefit from here at school. There are a lot of little kids modeling the products but there are quite a few things our students may like. https://funandfunction.com/


-Colleen

Please let students know we will be reassessing this as we move through the next few weeks and determine the Talent show schedule after break



Hello Tplus! It is time for our highly anticipated annual student Talent Show! There is a student sign-up in the cafeteria by the microwave table beginning Friday, March 13th. Students and groups are limited to one act. Unfortunately, time constraints force us to limit the number of acts to 24. We are offering a possible opportunity for a post-talent show viewing party and artist showcase the following week in the music room for those who were unable to sign-up in time. All students must abide by school and district policies for clean/safe for school lyrics and positive themes. If you or students have any questions, come see Christina.


Talent Show

Friday, April 17th

1:30-3:30pm in the cafeteria

FINAL DATE TO MAKE CHANGES: Friday, April 10th


Rehearsal dates: LOCATION T307 (music room)


Friday, April 10th @10:30-12 noon Students are allowed GIVEN APPROVAL BY THEIR MODULE LEADERS to come to the music room to run through their songs. THIS IS THE FINAL DAY FOR ANY CHANGES IN SONGS.

Staff Reminders

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We have 4 laptops available for ESP staff to check out. They are for in school use only. They need to be checked out on the same day they were borrowed.


Please see Traci or Melissa to check one out.

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Please check out the T-Plus website and let Traci know if there are any changes, updates, etc.

The FOR STAFF password is Tplus4100. The staff handbook, time off request forms, ESS time entry can be found there.

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Housekeeping Memo- Please be reminded that the white dishes in the cabinets in the 3rd floor Staff Lounge do not belong to TPlus. There are plates and bowls missing. Some have been located in the TPlus Small Kitchen. Be a good neighbor; if you use it, return it.


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Please return any icepacks you may have in your classrooms to the nurses office. They need to take inventory of what we have before placing a new order.

Coming Up at TPlus


Monday---------------- Update Meeting ---------------- 8:35

Tuesday--------------- Staff can be working remotely

Wednesday---------- No staff in the building until further notice

Thursday-------------

Friday-------------------



Third Friday of the Month-------Newsletter Submissions for Families


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