Zitzman 411

#GameOn--- Week of May 13th

What's Happening This Week:

Monday: Kdg. Screenings 12-7, Grade 4 Pacific Intermediate Visit @ 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday: Armstrong & Sladek at MMD Summit. Dr. Bechard will be checking in on ZE. Grade 4 Science Center Field Trip.

Wednesday: School Board Meeting @ 6 p.m.

Thursday: Dr. Sladek @ ZE, Grade 5 St. Louis Arch Field Trip.

Friday: Dr. Sladek @ ZE, Leadership Day -- Game On Shirts.

Curriculum & Assessments

End of Year Assessments

  • DRA assessments should be finished this week. DRA scores should be entered into SIS and in your grade level google doc.
  • All grade levels are expected to take the May Evaluate assessment.
  • Take time to conference with students over their growth this year. Compare BOY to EOY. We hope to hear the bell ringing this week.


  • 8 days to finish your grade level curriculum
  • Consider Project Based Learning activities as a filler for those last few days of school.

Leadership Day--Friday, May 17th @ 2 p.m.

Leadership Day

Who: 1st grade, 2nd Grade, and 3rd Grade students only

Where: Cafeteria-Have signs displayed on desks around the perimeter of the cafeteria

3rd grade teachers take their students to the cafeteria at the following time: 2:00-2:25

2nd grade teachers take their students to the cafeteria at the following time: 2:30-2:55

1st grade teachers take their students to the cafeteria at the following time: 3:00-3:25


All Leadership role teachers will need to select three 4th or 5th grade students to present their boards.

Please have the following Leadership Boards near each other b/c some leadership roles will be put together for next school year.




PBL Idea:

This project seems more like a 3-5 project but you get the idea and can adjust for your kiddos as you see fit!

Spring time brings more than just nice weather, green trees, and healthy gardens. The season also provides the perfect excuse to get together and have fun. Just this past weekend, thousands of people attended Jazz Fest in New Orleans, and thousands more went to the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Of course, most people will wait to attend whatever celebration is being planned in their hometown, whether it's the "Peach Festival" or "Artisphere" or the "Azalea Parade"... you get the idea.

Those local gatherings are the inspiration for this week's exercise. Students are going to plan a festival for their own hometown... something that highlights the history, people, or economy of the area. They must decide on the theme, along with the entertainment and other attractions that will be offered. Then, they will decide on the best way to get the word out to their target audience (families, community members, tourists, etc.).

Here's the link: http://pblproject.com/page.aspx?pageid=PBL-ww-Festivals

Teacher SLO Meetings

Administrators will be reaching out to teachers to schedule a 5 minute meeting to discuss end of the year SLO's. Teachers should have all data in Frontline by Friday, May 17th. There will be no PLC meeting this week to allow teachers to submit their data.

****There will be an Elective Team PLC Meeting on Friday at 8 a.m. in the Library to review Class Lists for the 2019-2020 school year.

April Attendance Slides

See below for a morning meeting regarding attendance. I will be running a report to find all students with 88-90% attendance. We need these students to be PERFECT ATTENDANCE for the last 9 days of school! It is our final push to get our 90/90 attendance goal. TALK IT UP! Thanks.

Attendance Slides Link:


Farewell Gathering- Saturday, May 18th at 6 p.m.

Niki Short is hosting a Farewell Bash to say farewell to our Zitzman friends off to new adventures.

1755 Anderson Lane, Pacific

...Bring your choice of drink and an appetizer to share.

We see you... reminder

Big picture
A last push for one full week with these kiddos, this group of teachers, this school year. Make an impact, smile a little more, have a little more grace, laugh a lot and soak up the moments!