Inspirations....

Flatonia Elementary Memo

Inspired this week by Inservice

Our first Teacher Inservice Day has arrived, and this is an inspiration because it will be a day to accomplish so many items on our list!


First off is DRA Training! This is going to be a game-changer, and I can't wait to see the results! We will also work on beginning to organize the Guided Reading Library, and Math Materials!


I hope that we can all use this day to learn something new, and get some items crossed off of our lists!

Morning Drop Off Changes

Please remember that on Tuesday, October 13th student drop offs will be in front of the JH/Elementary A Building. Any parent who needs to park and get out should park in front of the Elementary B Building. There will be additional police presence as we transition to this central drop off location. Thanks for your cooperation!

RtI Committee Meeting this Week!

A reminder we will have an RtI Committee Meeting on Tuesday, October 13th. Check email for details.

Committee Members: Schacherl, Zimmerman, Jarmon, Lesikar, Mica

Wonderful Websites and Web 2.0 Resources

You Might want to check out iStation!

There are some helpful webinars and online trainings that can help with reports, and how to use the resources that iStation has to offer.


For Example:


Getting to Know Istation Math

In this webinar, we will overview the basics of the new Istation Math product, and how it works for students. We are very excited to have 2 of the lead math curriculum writers co-presenting with us. This will allow for discussions on philosophies and strategies behind the scenes, that led to the creation of this highly popular product.

Join us! Oct 15th, or Oct 21st

Math: Open Ended Problem Solving

Check out this Great Blog Post


As you know, I am a huge believer in incorporating problem solving into math class whenever possible. Over the years, it is has become more and more clear that students are on a quest to "get the right answer". They don't value the problem solving process as much as what gets written on the line at the end--and I started my quest to change that thinking.....Click Here to continue reading

EAFK Responsiblity Knighting Ceremony this Week

Knighting Ceremony for Responsibility will be Wednesday, October 14th

PreK-2nd at 8:45am

3rd-5th at 9:45am


We will have a brief "rehearsal" during Monday Inservice, see schedule for details.

Friday Outdoor Pep Rally

On Friday, October 16th, the HS Pep Rally will be held outside. Pep Rally will be at the regular time, just please note the change of location to the Football Field.

Nicole Ramirez, M.Ed. Principal

I strive to be a Connected Educator that uses my online PLN to access resources, ideas, and information. I often participate in Twitter Chats, visit blogs, and follow Educators online. I believe this helps me to grow professionally, and continually learn. I hope that the Inspirations Memo can provide you with ideas, information and resources you can use. I will aspire to be the Lead Learner for our Campus, and I hope you will join me in learning.