Week at a Glance

Happy New Year 2016 Edition!

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January 4 to January 8- "B" Week Mid-day Collaboration

Monday, January 4- Welcome back to school!

Enjoy celebrating the start of 2016 with your students and getting to know one another, again! Please review all building-wide expectations with the students.

Tuesday, January 5- 2:30 to 4:00 RtI Committee

Wednesday, January 6

Thursday, Janaury 7

Friday, January 8- PRIDE Award lunches and Kindergarten Cookie Coupons

Building Leadership Team (BLT) 2:40 to 3:30, in Tanya's Office

Social Emotional Learning at Edgewood

1) Begin 2016 with Significant 72 activities

2) Conduct proactive and positive class meetings- regularly

2) Plan cross-age buddy activities that promote SEL standards and academic discussions

3) Emphasize and recognize our students who earn PRIDE Awards/"Keys to a Caring School"

5) Share your positive stories about students and their learning- often- with families! (Please remember to send me any pictures taken during cross-age buddy and class activities. These can be features in each Weekly Update for our families.)

Staff who are interested in sharing Significant 72 ideas and class meeting SEL topics with colleagues should go to our Edgewood SEL link: https://www.pinterest.com/tanya9354/

If you don't currently have a Pinterest account, you still have access and view this board of collective ideas.

Go to Pinterest.com, type in this e-mail: hughest@woodridge68.org

Password: Edgewood

If you do have a Pinterest account, let me know and I will invite you to add contributions.

Thank you to all who would like to try this spirit of sharing SEL ideas in 2016!

Visible Learning Refresher for the start of 2016

After School Session #2

Starting January 19, session #2 after school programming for our students will begin. We currently have two sessions in place:

Sara and Pam will continue to facilitate the Edgewood Highlights Club- which will include students in grades 4-6.

Laura K. will facilitate a book club highlighting the Battle of the Books list- which will include students in grades 3-6

We have one more stipend for a third after school session idea. Please be in touch with me if you are interested in offering an after school session, too!

We need to send out permission notes by Friday, January 8.

Thank you!

New Year Resolution :)

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Upcoming dates and events to keep in mind...

Monday, January 11- Mid-year STAR and Reading Fluency assessments will begin, as well as ACCESS testing- A schedule will be e-mailed to staff on Monday, January 4.

Week of January 11 to January 15- Schoolwide mentoring sessions with grade levels

Please check AESOP to make sure a sub has been assigned to be with your class.

Wednesday, January 13- Edgewood Spelling Bee, in the Gym, 8:45 A.M. Grades 4-6 teachers: If you have not yet given Carol the names of your classroom bee winner and runner up, please do this as soon as possible.

Monday, January, 18- NO SCHOOL- Observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday

Tuesday, January 19- Follow MONDAY schedule

Start of session #2 after-school activities

Monday, January 25- Next Monday Meeting for Certified Staff

Tuesday, January 26 (A.M.) and Wednesday, January 27 (P.M.) - Mid-year data reviews (tentative dates)

Holiday 2015 Memories

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Thank you Tammy, Kim R. and Dana for your planning of a great Holiday gathering!

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