CHE Update for 1/29

Coyote Staff Update

Monthly Observations Focus

The January observations continue through Wednesday. I am almost complete with this Jan. round. Thank you to all of those that are tackling Benchmark and also really focusing on academic conversations. My focus next month will be small group instruction. Another principal shared thoughts on small group instruction that I think are important. She says, "During small group, teachers scaffold their instruction for students so they can become stronger readers. While in groups, I am looking for students to know they are meeting for a purpose. I also encourage you to create opportunities for conversations among the group members during the lesson. Small group reading is not the time for students to take turns reading a portion of the text out loud to one another. This“round robin” practice has little effectiveness."

Thanks for your hard work!

PBIS Reminders

PBIS Update:

1. Remember, PBIS DOES NOT mean that students don't have consequences. The thought is that we employ as many school-wide and individualized interventions to promote positive behaviors and to help students meet expectations. Sometimes students need clear consequences from you and from me. Don't hesitate to ever reach out for help.

2. The use of Paw Prides varies wildly from grade to grade. I have been collecting week to week data and will share at the end of the month. Please feel free to fill those little slips out when you see awesome students in action!

MAP Testing Schedule Draft

Please send feedback ASAP! I am excited for this round of MAP. I expect that all of our students will see growth. You all have been putting in the work required to make that a true possibility!

Update for Events for January!

Below is a list of upcoming events for the rest of the school year:

January 29: Trotter @ Support Provider meeting at 8:30, Admin Council @ 2:30

January 30: Cindy Brown Visit @ 12:30

January 30: Leadership Meeting @ 3:10

January 31: Mobile Dairy Assembly at 8:30 (TK-2) and 9:40 (3-5)

January 31: Trotter @ SST (12:30) and IEP (3:00)

January 31: Site Council @ 4:45

February 2: SOM lunch

February 5: **MAP Testing Window Opens**

February 6: Jump Rope for Heart, Staff Meeting

February 8: Teacher of the Year Board Meeting @ 6:00

February 9: Father Daughter Dance @ 5:00

February 12: No School--Lincoln's Bday

February 13: PTA Meeting library @ 6:15

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