The Pirate's Log

Week of February 29, 2016

Happy Leap Year/Day!

An extra day in 2016! Hope it's a great one!

Thanks for all you do for our children...and their families. I see you reaching out and making those connections and building those relationships and it's appreciated and impacting the culture of our school!

Have a wonderful week!


Please remember to give Susan a copy of your RIMP letters. All new RIMPs should be sent home by March 1.

Thank you!

New PM Bus Dismissal...Starts Monday!

As Shari shared on Friday, the timing of our busses at dismissal has been a little different and we need to adjust so that our children aren't standing for so long.

During my PM announcements, I'll announce for Bus #18 to come down to the lobby. (Bus #18 is always here and waiting.) I'll then dismiss our Walkers to the back and our Kiddie Korral kids to the lobby.

1st Bell (3:25)...Car Riders Only (please don't send them early as there may not be coverage)

2nd Bell (3:30)...All other busses, including the shuttle. Shuttle riders will now go to the gym and bus #10 will come to the lobby. We were able to share this change with our shuttle riders on Friday and they know where they are supposed to sit. Bus #10 was already out the door, so I'll make sure I remind them during announcements that they'll now be coming to the lobby for dismissal.

A note from the cafeteria...

Just a reminder, please remember to write your name down or tell the cashier when you are purchasing something for lunch from the cafeteria.

PBIS w/ Darren Conley~Tuesday, March 1

Darren Conley, Positive Behavior Intervention & Support Consultant from our SST2, will be spending the afternoon at Furry on Tuesday. Our BLT asked to invite him back to observe and view where we are as a building and help us take the next step. He will be staying after school to meet with our BLT to answer questions and help us move forward.

All staff are invited to attend our BLT meeting!

We meet in Stephanie Dubois's classroom @ 3:45 for about an hour.

Kindergarten Screening

Information about Kindergarten Screening will be going home in this week's Proud Pirate. I'll also be sending information to area preschools!

Our screening will take place during the week of April 25.

Little Pirates Update

Ashlee, Dr. Mahoney, Brittany Remaklus and I have been working on updating our current Little Pirates program. Several changes had to be made based on state requirements. We're very excited about what we have so far, but we still have some things to iron out.

We're meeting again this week and hope to be able to give everyone the update soon! If you have any parents inquiring about our changes, feel free to let them contact me. I've already talked to a few who are pretty excited about our changes!

FAQ Session with Jodie and EJ~March 14

Jodie and EJ will be making their rounds throughout the district and meeting with each building to talk about whatever is on your mind during the next few weeks.

All staff are invited to attend Furry's session on Monday, March 14 from 8:10-8:50.

Just a Reminder...Reading Series Presentations

Wednesday, March 2...Pearson/Ready Gen 3:45-6:00

Thanks to those who have committed to attending both sessions. Please complete your rubric independently and bring it with you on Wednesday. You'll receive a new rubric with the same components for the Pearson/Ready Gen presentation.

You'll be blue slipped for 2 hours each night, but must attend both nights so that both companies are represented equally. Blue slips will be provided to you on Thursday, March 3.

Ohio Severe Weather Safety Awareness Week

I received a few samples and placed them on the table in the yourself! You can download additional materials here if you need to:

Book Wars...The Reader Awakens!

Our next Right to Read Week meeting will be Monday, April 11 @ 3:40!

All are invited to attend!

Spring MAP

Thanks for your flexibility with your schedules for our MAP testing this Spring!

MAP Testing will be May 9-20!

I'm going to change our AIMS Spring Benchmarks to be during the same time.

Thinking Ahead...

Our SLO scores are due April 15.

Just a make it easier on you...

Go ahead and get your SLO assessments completed before Spring Break. This way, you'll have time to score and complete your SLO score sheets when you return after spring break.

Pirate Showcase~Setting Our Sails for the Future

Thanks for all of your collaboration with this event! It is going to be such a sight to see!

March 13, 2016


(You won't need to be there the whole time...but after hearing all of your ideas, you might need the whole time to see everything.)

Jenn's Schedule for the Week:


  • Crisis Team w/ Officer Tonya @ 8:10
  • IEPs @ 9:00-10:30
  • Mtg. @ 10:30
  • ETR @ 8:00
  • Mtg. @ 9:30
  • Mtg. @ 11:00
  • Mtg. @ 12:00-2:00
  • BLT @ 3:45
  • Admin. Mtg. -AM
  • Observation @ 10:40
  • Mtg. @ 1:30
  • Mtg. @ 1:50
  • Reading Series Presentation @ ASC...3:45


  • Next Steps @ 8:10
  • Mtg. @ 1:00
  • Courthouse @ 2:00
  • Gifted Mtg. @ 4:00
  • Observation @ 10:30

Dates to Remember

February 29

  • Crisis Team Mtg. w/ Tonya @ 8:10
March 1
  • NED Zone Day
  • Darren Conley Visits Furry (PBIS)
  • BLT w/ Darren Conley @ 3:40

March 2

  • Malley's Orders Due
  • Pearson/Ready Gen Presentation, 3:45-6:00

March 3

  • Next Steps @ 8:10

March 4

  • First Friday~1st Grade
  • February Reward Day (PERKS)
  • Knock and Drop Weekend

March 7

  • Next Steps @ 8:10
  • PTO Meeting @ 3:45

March 7-18

  • COGAT~2nd Grade

March 8

  • Mrs. Cicco @ 8:10

March 9
  • Next Steps @ 8:10 w/ EJ
  • Board Meeting @ PHS

March 10

  • Next Steps @ 8:10

March 11

  • Knock and Drop Weekend

March 13

  • Pirate Showcase @ PHS 12:00-4:00

March 14

  • FAQ Session w/ Jodie and EJ @ 8:10...all staff are invited

March 15

  • Voting Day!
  • Next Steps @ 8:10

March 16

  • Voluntary Mtg. w/ Jodie @ PHS...7:30AM

March 17

  • St. Patrick's Day!
  • Donuts w/ Dad (A-L) 8:15-8:45
  • LPDC @ 3:30
  • Independent Study Fair @ Briar

March 18

  • Donuts w/ Dad (M-Z) 8:15-8:45
  • Community Preschool Screenings
  • DLT @ 8:00

March 20-27

  • Ohio Severe Weather Safety Week
  • COGAT Make-ups

March 21

  • Special Ed. Mtg. @ 8:10

March 22

  • Next Steps @ 8:10

March 23

  • Building Better Readers Presentation (Allison, Megen and Jackie) @ 8:10
  • 2 Hour Early Release

March 24

  • End of 3rd Quarter/Last Day!
  • Next Steps @ 8:10

March 25

  • Spring Break Begins~No School!

March 28-April 1

  • Spring Break

April 4

  • Back to School!
  • PTO Meeting @ 3:45

April 5

  • Next Steps @ 8:10

April 7

  • Next Steps @ 8:10
  • BLT @ 3:45

April 8

  • March Reward Day