Suamico Staff News

Week of November 11 - November 15

Ryan's Schedule This Week:

Monday - 4th Grade WKCE Testing

7:45 am - Service Team Leader Meeting

11:00 am - LEAN Meeting with Dennis Krueger

3:30 pm - IEP

6:30 pm - Auction Meeting at Highland Howie's


11:00 am - Meeting with Victor

12:30 pm - Meeting with Betty Zimdars / Bob Huss (SU)

3:30 pm - Meeting with Lisa Hallam

Wednesday - 3rd Grade WKCE Testing / HRA Assessments

7:30 am - Collaboration with Janet Hughes

12:30 pm - Educator Effectiveness Meeting (FG)

3:40 pm - SU Staff Meeting

Thursday - 3rd Grade WKCE Testing

7:45 am - SRT

8:30 am - Lean Planning with Dennis Krueger (SU)

3:00 pm - Moby Max Webinar

3:30 pm - Parent Meeting


7:45 am - CPI / Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Meeting (SU Conference Room)

9:00 am - HR Summit Meeting (TLC)

1:20 pm - Early Release

1:45 pm - Meeting with Elementary Specialists (FG)

PM Bus Duty

11/11 to 11/15 - Prien

11/18 to 11/22 - Ehmke

11/25 to 11/27 - Hallam

Pledge Schedule

Upcoming Pledge Schedule

11/11 to 11/15 - Hallam

11/18 to 11/22 - Hanson

11/25 to 11/27 - Maher


Reminder: all grades and comments must be entered by Thursday, November 14! Grades will be made available in PowerSchool to all parents on Friday, November 15. I am aware that Friday is an early release day and that it would have been nice to have a bit more time to finish up, but we can't make changes at this point because the whole district is releasing grades at the same time. I brought up to my administrative colleagues that we need to consider this change for the future. Thanks for your due diligence in getting grades / comments entered by Thursday!

Also, all parents will get an informational letter in Wednesday folders that explains how to access 1st quarter grades in PowerSchool. We will NOT be printing grades for parents and will only do so upon special requests. When parents ask, please help send the message that grades need to be accessed online in PowerSchool as it is a more efficient way to access grades and will save the district thousands of dollars.

Staff Meeting - Wednesday, November 13

Reminder: our November staff meeting will be on Wednesday, November 13 from 3:40 - 4:45 pm in the library.

NEEDED: please bring an example of a technology lesson that you have used in the last year. It can be a lesson for any subject! We will be working in teams during this meeting and you will have a chance to share this lesson with your teammates. Don't worry about how fancy or complicated your lesson may have been; instead just pick one example. All lessons are welcome!


Blue Ribbon Ceremony - Washington D.C.

Melanie Nyquist, Jodi Prien and I will be gone from Sunday, November 17 through Wednesday, November 20 at the National Blue Ribbon Awards Ceremony in Washington D.C. We will try to send updates / pictures of the events while we are there. We are looking forward to sharing our experiences with you!

Emphasis on "Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible" Message

We will be amping up our efforts around the "Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible" message for Suamico Elementary. This includes all parts of the student day including before school at the Suamico floor, during school in the classrooms, hallways, specials classes, etc. AND at recess, in the lunchroom and otherwise. I will be asking students to help demonstrate safe, respectful and responsible behaviors and I will video them for future reference. In addition, I am having banners printed for the playground, I will be posting ideas / messages on the bulletin boards in the front hallway, I will be changing some duties / rotations of LR/PG supervisors, students will be encouraged to provide "Caught Being Good" messages for other students and much more!

Our students need a greater sense of self-responsibility for their behavior. I am certain that an amped up message around "Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible" will help. At the same time, I don't want this to be a "witch hunt". We need to continue to have high expectations for behavior, but don't need to take it so far that it can't be managed. I appreciate your efforts in helping with this message! See me with questions.


Congrats to Nicole Smith (and her family) on the birth of their 2nd child, Lyla Rae. Click here to see a picture!!!