Friday Focus

West Elementary School

Monday, February 15th

Our Mission

Our mission as a school community is to ensure high levels of learning and character development for all students by providing a safe, nurturing, student centered environment.

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, February 16th- 5th Grade Fine Arts Recruitment Day, 9:00-12:00.

Wednesday, February 17th- Brandi Out of the building at ICLE Training all day.

Thursday, February 18th- Papa John’s Pizza Night.

Tuesday, February 23rd- Technology Support Team during plan times.

Wednesday, February 24th- 3rd Grade Tobacco Education Performance, K,1,2,4,5 504 Meetings during plan times, Staff Meeting.

Thursday, February 25th- Fire Drill. 3rd grade 504 meetings during plan times.

Friday, February 26th- Spring Pictures.

March 2015

National Music in our Schools Month, National Youth Art Month.

Wednesday, March 2nd- 3rd- 5th Grade Monthly Assembly, 9:00 a.m. 4th Grade presenting on Trustworthy.

Thursday, March 3rd- K-2nd Monthly Assembly, 9:00 a.m.- 2nd grade presenting on Trustworthy.

Friday, March 4th- Staff Development Day. No school.

Monday, March 7th– PTA, 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 9th- School Culture Team, 3:50 p.m.

Friday, March 11th- Tornado Drill.

Wednesday, March 16th- Grade cards go home. West Staff Meeting, 3:50 p.m.

Friday, March 18th- Intruder Drill.

Thursday, March 24th- Monday, March 28th- Spring Break.

Tuesday, March 29th- School Resumes.


  • Please clean your filters!
  • Please remember that we often have parents and other volunteers in the office helping grade levels. Please make sure that you are following our expectations on confidentiality when in the office area. We are writing our own story!
  • Please make sure you are updating your grades by Tuesday each week!
  • If you are on the summative evaluation cycle this year, please make sure you complete your reflection on standards 3.3, 7.2, and 9.2 before our scheduled meetings in TalentEd Perform.

Please let me know if you have questions!

Happy February Birthdays!

February 15th- Fatima Madondo

February 28th- Jennifer Turpin

Meeting Reminders

2/15-8:30 a.m.- MU Behavior Study meeting- Fatherley, Atkinson.

2/15- 9:30 a.m.- T.S. TST- Brooks, Atkinson, Fatherley, Chamberlain.

2/15- 10:30 a.m.- C.W. TST- Karr, Atkinson, Fatherley, Friederich.

2/15- 1:00 p.m.- M.F. TST- Riegel, Chamberlain, Fatherley.

2/15-1:50 p.m.- S.S. TST- Ambrose, Chamberlain, Frank, Friederich,Holliday,Hoffmeyer, Fatherley.

2/15- 2:45 p.m.- C.J. TST- Smith, Duncan, Friederich, Chamberlain, Fatherley, Atkinson.

2/17- 3:45 p.m.- A.L. TST- Riegel, Friederich, Holliday, Chamberlain, Fatherley.

2/18- 8:35 a.m.- Meinhardt Summative.

2/18- 9:30 a.m.- S.W. Staffing- Higgins, Fatherley, Frank, Chamberlain, Hoffmeyer.

2/18- 10:30 a.m.- C.B. Lit Update- Holliday, Kremmel, Fatherley.

2/18- 1:55 p.m.- Turpin Summative.

2/18- 2:35 p.m.- Madondo Summative.

2/18- 4:00 p.m.- J.A. TST- Walker, Fatherley, Atkinson, Chamberlain, Frank, Bexten.

2/19- 8:35 a.m.- Plumb Summative.

2/19-10:20 a.m.- Karr Summative.

2/19- 1:55 a.m.- Ambrose Summative.

2/19- 2:35 p.m.- Borgmeyer Summative.



Please make sure you are marking your calendar for morning and afternoon duties! We have had several people miss duties and your help is needed! Please be there when you are assigned.
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Four Essential Questions

  1. What do we want Students to learn?

  2. How will we know they have learned?

  3. How will we respond when they don’t learn?

  4. How will we respond when they already know?

February Character Trait: Honesty

Inquiry-Based Learning: From Teacher-Guided to Student-Driven