Kellison Connection

Week of April 11, 2016

Week of April 11th

Monday, April 11th
  • Dickens at Elem Prin Mtg-8:30-9:30 a.m.
  • Team Leader Committee Meeting-3:30 p.m. -Library
  • St. Louis Cardinals' Opening Day-Wear your Cardinals' gear!

Tuesday, April 12th

  • Librarian's Day - Let's Celebrate Mrs. Hartwig and her assistant, Mrs. Vowell!
  • Dickens at Admin Council 8:30-11:30 a.m.
  • ELA/Math Vertical Team - 3:30 p.m.
  • PSO General Meeting - RSMS Q&A- 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 13th

  • Principal for the Day-Kami Beaton
  • Assistant Principal for the Day-Jackson Neupert

Thursday, April 14th

  • Staff Development Day - Early Dismissal at 12:08 p.m.
  • Fifth Graders - Wear Tiger Shirts for Memory Video
  • Professional Development - Trail Guide To Writer's Workshop 1:15-2:15, PLC Time 2:15-3:15;

Friday, April 15th

  • Early Childhood Transition IEP Meetings
  • Future Falcon Fun Night

A Look Forward - Week of 4/18

Monday, April 18th
  • MAP Testing Window Opens 4/18-5/13
  • DuPree at AP Meeting 8:30-12:00

Tuesday, April 19th

  • Volunteer Breakfast 8:30 a.m. - Library
  • Dr. Cobb Visits Kellison 12:00-1:30
  • Staff Meeting - Library 3:30 p.m.
  • Kellison Night at Culver's

Wednesday, April 20th

  • Missouri Heritage Day - Fourth Grade
  • Mrs. Krey - Fairway Principal Visits Kellison

Thursday, April 21st

  • SSD Student Placement Meeting - 8:30 a.m. - Office Conference Room

Friday, April 22nd

  • EC Transition IEP Meetings
  • Dickens to Visit Fairway 12:00-3:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 23rd

  • Relay for Life at Rockwood Summit High School - 6:00 p.m.-6:00 a.m.
  • Rockwood School District Art Show 12:00-3:30 p.m. at Selvidge MS

Sunday, April 24th

  • Rockwood School District Art Show 12:00-3:30 p.m. at Selvidge MS

April RTI Meetings

Here is a schedule of the April RTI meetings:

4/12-2nd grade at 2:00

4/13-KDG at 12:00, 1st grade at 1:00

4/19-4th grade at 9:30

4/21-5th at 8:30, 3rd at 10:30

April Walk Throughs

We would like to continue classroom walk throughs this month. I have tentatively scheduled a time for each grade level. Here is the plan:

4/12-8:30-5th grade, 9:30-4th grade, 10:30-3rd grade;

April Staff Development Day

During our time on April 14th, Katie McClain will lead us through a Trail Guide to Writing from 1:15-2:15. Please see below for the materials you should bring to the library on this day. From 2:15-3:15, teachers will work in their PLCs.
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Placement Day

UPDATE- I would like to change the placement day to Friday, April 29th, due to the Small Schools District Track Meet taking place on 5/9. This is the day that we will meet in teams to place students into their classes for 2016-2017. We will have substitutes available who will move through the grade levels throughout the day at the appropriate times. Here is a tentative schedule to plan for:

8:30-First Grade


11:00-Fourth Grade

12:15-Second Grade

1:30-Third Grade

If additional time is needed, we will make alternative arrangements to continue our work.

The PINK & BLUES are ready to pick up from Monica LaCava's desk when you are ready. Please bring these completed forms to our meeting time.

Placement letters go home today, 4/1. They will have from 4/1-4/15 to return these to us. In addition, our special education team will meet on April 21st to consider placements for our students with special needs. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Ignite Rockwood

Rockwood Professional Learning is pleased to offer Ignite Rockwood, a new leadership program for teachers, librarians and counselors. Ignite Rockwood will expand the influence of our master educators through the development of their individual leadership skills and abilities. It’s all about advancing the success of our students, and making Rockwood an even stronger district.

Want to learn more?

Check it out on the Insider.

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Staff Sparklight-Mrs. LaCava

This week we are excited to feature a member of our office team, Mrs. Monica LaCava!

I went to a private Christian School, Faith Christian Academy for high school. After graduation, I married my high school sweetheart and best friend. He joined the military and we moved two thousand miles away from all of our family and friends. At the age of 18, I became the wife of a Marine. Although, being a Marine wife came with many challenges, I was honored to stand by my husband and support him as he served our country.

Now, many years later, I am attending Liberty University and I will have my degree in Early Childhood Education and a certificate in Christian Counseling in December.

I have been at Kellison for a total of 12 years.

My husband, Jody and I have been married for 33 years and have two amazing daughters and a son in law. Kara who is 29 and James her husband, and Becca who is 23.

When I was younger I always wanted to be a journalist. I would always sit with my dad and watch the news and there was an anchor on there by the name of Cheri Banks, and I always wanted be like her.

What I am the most proud of is my family. I have been blessed with an awesome husband, and two amazing daughters. As a parent, watching your children grow and mature into awesome adults, and to know that all the love, time, energy and support has truly made them the person they are. Kara is a teacher and Becca is going into the ministry. My husband and I could not be prouder of the young ladies they have become.

My favorite thing to do is to spend time with my family. We love to play games, take walks, and just hang out and have fun.

I believe my spark is to be an encourager, to make a difference for someone. It’s about making someone’s day.

There are two memories of Kellison that I have. The first is when Lisa Vowell and Lisa Gardner would do the roast at the year end breakfast. Those days were the best and I know everyone never laughed so hard. The time and energy they put into it was priceless and made it an unforgettable experience.

The other memory I have is the love and support that I received from everyone when I lost my mom. That was one of the most difficult times of my life. The outpouring of cards, encouraging words and hugs were something I will never forget.

Happy Birthday

April - Birthday Celebration on Friday, April 1st

2-Jenny Smegner

4-Kerri Sellmeyer

6-Julie Harrington

6-Monica Sood

12-Emily Crnko

15-Melissa Stein

16-Andrea Moormann

22-Jean Hantak

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