Friday Focus

Moreau Heights Elementary

September 29


Moreau Heights is a collaborative community focused on student growth with a commitment to excellence.

PBS lesson

Our PBS lesson for the week will focus on cafeteria expectations.


The Second Steps lessons will be on Focused Attention. We want to be sure we notice student's who stay focused on learning and reinforce behavior verbally and with Charger Cash.


"You are a giant, yellow highlighter. Highlight behavior you want more of, and help children become aware of the many kind and helpful things they do each day."

Conscious Discipline - How Conscious Discipline Can Impact Your Classroom

The first video this week is about being attuned to our students' states of mind. How we respond to our students can determine how they will respond to us.


The second video is about "OOPS!" This is our response to our struggles, or struggles of students, to match our commitment at all times.


"Children cannot develop healthy self-regulatory skills unless they see adults consistently addressing their emotions in healthy ways."

https://youtu.be/1ZLo2y0ybus
https://youtu.be/pZ8BjNp4IWE

Character Trait for October is Responsibility

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Duties for the Week

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Calendar of Events

Custodian Appreciation Week


Monday, October 2

*Sue Consult with Lorie Rost 9:00 - 11:30

*School Culture mtg 3:30


Tuesday, October 3

*New Crew 7:00 a.m.

*Literacy Team mtg 3:30


Wednesday, October 4

*Lockdown Drill 8:30 a.m.

*District Admin mtg 9 - 11:30

*SST with Steinman (Treat, James, Haugen, Steinman)

*IEP for JR (Farmer, Haugen, Humphreys, Skinner)


Thursday, October 5

*Collaboration Day

*KOMU Class Pledge 9-10:30

*Sue to attend FST 9 - 10


Monday, October 9

*PD Day


Tuesday, October 10

*Conscious Discipline Parent mtg 11:00

*PTO mtg 6:00


Wednesday, October 11

*SST with Skinner 8:30 (Moeller, Haugen, James)

*IEP for JLMc 3:30 (Haugen, Farmer, McKim, Humphreys, Watts-Hayes, Cremin)


Thursday, October 12

*Collaboration Day

*Sue at Elementary Principal meeting 8 - 12


Friday, October 13

*MH Family Time 9:45

Chill Spot and Calling for Support in Classroom

When directing a student to "chill spot" in another classroom or a "buddy seat" we want students to understand that this is a chance to get things together. We want them to feel they are in a safe place and are supported in this other classroom.


  • If we smile and welcome them, that helps students feel safe.
  • When we refuse to connect with the child, even non-verbally, this escalates behaviors and the feelings of being disconnected.



When you have a student who is having a hard time with making positive choices that are focused on learning, here are steps we need you to take before calling for support:


  • Quick and close redirection

    • Validate student concern (I know it’s hard.)

    • Clarify expectation (Right now we are to be seated with a level zero)

    • Offer choice (You can make a safe choice at your desk or on the carpet)

  • Look for opportunity to praise something child is doing right or when child complies (Thank you for moving)


If the child is still not able to make choices that allow others to learn, you will be able to tell the escort what the expectation is and choices teacher has provided. This will help us to support this child effectively.



"Giving two positive choices allows the child to comply with your wishes while also giving him the 'last word'".

Kelli's Coaching Corner


Our district has implemented College and Career Readiness Lexile ranges. These ranges reflect a shift in text complexity to ensure students meet College and Career readiness expectations. The new Lexile ranges are also the ranges iReady uses and will be used on our digital assessment wall (coming to you soon).

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United Way Incentives

We will have Terra Parris with our staff at an upcoming meeting to talk about giving to the United Way. Below are incentives for participation in the community giving.


2017 JCPS United Way Campaign Incentives


1. A designated parking space at each school for the remaining three quarters, to be determined by a drawing of *eligible donors, one donor per quarter.

2. Two additional "jean days" for the top three giving schools (per capita), one day in the fall and one in the spring to be determined by the building principal.

3. Free t-shirt drawing for *eligible donors who turn in their card on the day of their building United Way visit.

*eligible donors $15 per month x 12 months = $180 per year

(Jan. – Dec. 2018)

Plate Dancing at Moreau Heights!

https://youtu.be/gXPBccJsc7E