Monroe Staff Weekly Update

Integrity * Inclusiveness * Collaboration * Optimism

May 6, 2018

appreciation (noun): the recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities in someone or something.

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Nicole Gorman - May 8

Catherine Buckley - May 11

Samantha Young - May 21

Audrey Tomlinson - June 1

Amanda Allison - June 3

Mary Rice - June 12

Heather Pogue - June 24

Jennifer Raper - June 26

Jamie Bender - June 29

Stephanie Miller - July 1

Christina Sullivan - July 12

Emily Flores - July 19

Week At A Glance

Monday, May 7

  • Teacher Appreciation
  • Safety Patrol to OKC

Tuesday, May 8

  • Teacher Appreciation
  • Kindness Ambassadors Group 2, 3:10 pm

Wednesday, May 9

  • Teacher Appreciation
  • Walk or Ride Your Bike to School Day

Thursday, May 10

  • Teacher Appreciation
  • PTA Meeting, 7:45 am
  • Yoga Club Group 2, 3:10 pm

Friday, May 11

  • Teacher Appreciation
  • Principal's Reading Challenge Celebration
  • GMM, 8 am
  • Growth and Development - 4th Grade, 1:15 pm
  • Growth and Development - 5th Grade, 2:00 pm

News & Reminders


  • End of Year Window closes May 24.

Math Benchmark

  • End of Year Window closes May 31.

Staff News

  • Because of our large number in kindergarten this year, we will be adding an additional FIRST GRADE classroom for next year.
  • Many of you are waiting for me to make final decisions about staffing next year. Thank you for your patience as the puzzle pieces keep changing!! :)

Summer Floor Re-finishing

  • During the summer Sodexo is going to be completely re-finishing all of the floors at Monroe.
  • They will be starting on June 18. It will probably take a couple of weeks.
  • I will keep you updated as they progress so you will know which areas of the building to avoid.

Staff Meeting

  • We will be discussing end of year procedures at our staff meeting this week, May 9.

Save the Date

  • Our End of Year Staff Party will be Friday, June 1.

Summer Technology Training Opportunities

  • June 2018 Technology Workshops

    Summer of Learning: 2 hour, 4 hour & 2.5 day workshops

    Click here for more information or to REGISTER NOW!

  • 2018 iTech Summer Conference

    June 4th & 5th, Norman High School

    Register Here! Free registration for NPS staff!

    After you register, you will receive more information about the sessions.

    Dozens of Breakout Sessions from Your Colleagues and Our Vendor Partners!

    First 200 registrants will receive a free t-shirt!

    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Differentiating with Technology
    • Elementary Guided Inquiry Refresher
    • Secondary Guided Inquiry Refresher
    • iPads in the Early Childhood Classroom
    • Digital Resources
    • Communication with Parents & Guardians
    • HyperDocs
    • Guided Inquiry & Technology
    • Seesaw in the Early Childhood Classroom
    • Google Drawings
    • Adobe Spark
    • Formative Assessments
    • Classroom Management in 1:1 Classrooms
    • SchoolStatus
    • MasteryConnect
    • iBooks Author
    • Organization in 1:1 Classrooms
    • Google Maps & Google Earth
    • Apple Classroom
    • Infinite Campus
    • iMovie & Green Screen Videos
    • Data Nuggets
    • TinkerCAD
    • Google Classroom & Quizzes
    • Productivity for Teachers & Administrators
    • GID Questioning Techniques
    • Mystery Skype
    • Padlet
    • Bloxels

Requires Action

Pink/Blue Cards

  • Will be in your box Monday.
  • Please have them ready for our Class Placement Meetings on May 21.

Textbook Order

  • Please complete the Textbook Order Form by May 18.
  • 4th GRADE WILL NEED TO ORDER MATERIALS FOR AN ADDITIONAL CLASSROOM unless there are materials in the attic.
  • 1st GRADE WILL NEED TO ORDER MATERIALS FOR AN ADDITIONAL CLASSROOM unless there are materials in the attic.
  • Find your tab at the bottom of the document.
  • Remember to order both math and reading materials.
  • Remember to order Home-Study Links.
  • As you know, money for instructional materials is limited. Please order only what you need.

Discard Procedures

  • There are no elementary materials to be discarded this year.
  • If you have library books or other old materials that need to be discarded, please stack them against the wall underneath the Mustang Art Gallery (across from Susan Young's room).

Technology End of Year Procedures

  • Non-returning staff at the end of school year will need to turn in all MacBooks, iPads, and laptops and all appropriate cords and chargers to your Principal or Principal Designee, so Technology Services Center can inventory and re-image.

    • Staff Changing sites:

      • If you are changing sites, any classroom sets of equipment shall remain at the old sites.

      • Teacher provided MacBook will go with teacher to new site.

    • Returning Employees:

    • You must be a returning employee to take your teacher Mac, your Dell IC Laptop, and if applicable, one iPad home.

    • If over the summer, you resign your position and leave Norman Public Schools, please coordinate with Bonnie Selzer, ( at the Technology Service Center, to return all checked out equipment.

    • Optional: Checking in MacBook, Dell IC Laptop and if applicable iPad for Summer (If not taking your equipment home):

      • If you do not desire to take home your MacBook, Dell IC Laptop and, if applicable iPad, for the summer, please check in your devices with your school principal or principal designee so that the devices can be placed in the secured area at your site.

    • Remove your Batteries

      • Please remove the batteries from all your clickers with the screwdrivers provided to your site last year and place in boxes/totes located in the area designated by your principals.

        • If you no longer have screwdrivers, please coordinate with Troy Barnett ( so that he can provide replacement screwdrivers.

      • Again, only put batteries in boxes/totes provided.

        • Please do not place clickers in totes--clickers will be secured in your room.

    • Mobis /Dongles / Pens / Clickers / Remote

      • Leave your mobis on your cart.

      • Lock your dongles, clickers, pens and remote in your cart.

    • Need something repaired?:

      • If any of your Intelligent Classroom equipment (laptop, IC board, dock, Mobis, or projector) needs to be repaired over the summer, please let your principal know and request that your site contact, librarian, or site secretary submit a KACE ticket to the Technology Services Center (TSC).

      • How do I submit a technology work request (TWR) for a computer, projector, or other related technology repair?

      • If you would like assistance for this, please contact the NPS Help Desk at

    • All Intelligent classroom equipment must be turned off and unplugged:

      • Power Down Laptop

      • Turn off Power Strip mounted to cart.

      • Unplug cart from wall

      • Unplug mounted white board from wall. In August when reconnecting, reverse these steps.

    • All devices will be stored in the CONFERENCE ROOM.

Peer Observations

  • Due before the last day of school.

Final Evaluations

  • I am working on getting final evaluations scheduled with certified staff. Please make sure you update your growth plan with end of year comments for each action step before we meet. Also remember to change your action steps to show "finished." That way we can print and sign when we do your final evaluation. Thank you!
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Lori's Schedule May 7 - May 11

Monday - Out briefly in p.m.

Tuesday - Monroe all day

Wednesday - Monroe all day

Thursday - Monroe all day

Friday - Out briefly in p.m.

Monroe Elementary Mission

The mission of Monroe Elementary is to provide a positive learning community that achieves academic excellence through creativity, independent thinking and teamwork. We are committed to meeting the physical, social and emotional needs of our school community where every member is valued.

NPS Mission & Values

MISSION: To prepare and inspire all students to achieve their full potential.


  • Integrity - Integrity is the cornerstone of everything we do.
  • Inclusiveness - We positively affirm the unique identity of every individual.
  • Collaboration - We collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to maximize our shared knowledge and resources to bring greater value to our students, staff and stakeholders.
  • Optimism - We aspire to maintain a positive attitude and expect the best possible outcome in every situation.
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