Lewis Ledger - Week 7

September 9, 2018

Sunny Heights is where everyone is valued and respected. Our vision is to inspire a passion for learning in a student-centered, family friendly environment.

Week 6

The next four works are a crucial time for us at Sunny Heights. It is the perfect time to focus on our foundations and commitment to coherence. We have been having some great reflective conversations and now is the time to move. Thank you to everyone for the very difficult, but meaningful work you do each and everyday. You are appreciated. Looking forward to a great week!


Shout Out to our PTA and teachers for putting together parade details, volunteers for Home Fest and recognizing a convocation (a large group of eagles) of our Soaring Eagles! Unfortunately the parade got rained out, but our PTA Table at the Home Fest carnival was a hit! Kelsey worked hard on a banner (that we will display) and Tim organized our participants. THANK YOU!

Shout Out to Jenna Blaising for working with Ms. Purnell (who is awesome!) to provide lessons and guidance while Denis is out!

Shout Out to our Social Committee for the nice gathering at Applebee's to see Matt off on his newest adventure!

Data Blast

Data Meetings were completed this week. I shared with everyone a Data Meeting Next Steps form to collect feedback and action items. Data discussion means very little without specific actions to address areas of concern. Please complete the Next Steps form so we can focus on those action steps.

Attendance Status

KG:94.0% 1st: 96.66% 2nd: 94.64% 3rd: 97.3% 4th: 93.6% SH Total: 95.32%

Good news, 3/5 grade levels had higher attendance than last week...bad news, the school total dipped (just a bit). Keep motivating your students to choose EXCELLENCE by coming to school EVERY day!

Events at a Glance

Week at a Glance - Click on the link to see a view of this week's events (Important PTA events this week!)

Professional Development and Meeting Calendar - click this link to view updated professional development and Wednesday meetings

Remind 101 - here is the link to join our Sunny Heights Remind 101 app for staff announcements

Staff Focus and Action Items

Commitment to Coherence We have now completed 6 weeks of school. A reminder that we should now be committed to coherence with our foundational curriculums.

  • Wonders: (Gr.1-4) We must be using the Close Reading Companion. Weekly assessment must be given online.
  • Eureka: (Gr. 2-4) We must be using Edulastic for Eureka end of module assessments
(If you have questions, please see Mercedes)

Classroom Observations - Classroom observations will be beginning in the next couple of weeks. I will begin with Unannounced (15-20 minutes, no scheduled meeting). Observations, but will begin scheduling Announced (1 full lesson, scheduled meetings) next month.

Tier I PBIS Calibration - I will be sending out more information this week about looking at coherence to our Tier I PBIS expectations and practices. The vast majority of students are responding to Tier I interventions at this point, so it is a great time to focus on those practices to continue building a strong foundation for student success.

Classroom Game Time - Coach Bailey has put a sign up sheet up in the teacher's lounge for anyone interested to sign up for Classroom Game Time!

Social Emotional Learning Tip of the Week

Many of our students have experiences in which they may feel unsafe. Our first priority with our students is to create a safe environment in our classrooms and in our school. Some helpful information in this article from Scholastic.

Visuals - Positivity Pt.1

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence" - Helen Keller

Big picture

Resources & Reminders

Teacher Data Collection Form - BOY data has been inputted by all....THANK YOU!!

Tier I Classroom PBIS - Continue to practice PBIS Tier I at the classroom level. Reach out to the committee for questions or clarification. It is very important that we commit to the process and provide consistency for EVERYONE. We will see the results that we are striving for if everyone is committed to being part of the TEAM!

Social Studies & Reading Support - If you would like me to come in to teach a social studies lesson for your class, please let me know a time, day, and topic that would work. Also, let me know if you would like me to come read a story to your class.

Professional Growth - A couple reminders in regards to professional growth expectations: PGP points should be uploaded into your SFS so that they can be applied to your evaluation; everyone should have a professional learning goal that they have set with Mercedes.

The Safe Schools - Remember to complete your required trainings. Safe Schools Directions & Link (Link to the Login Procedures) The Blood Borne Pathogens training is the first one required.