May 2 - 6 at Central Elementary
Thank You Teachers and Staff
From the Mouths of Students
Below, I have included several pictures of quotes posted on lockers. What type of positive energy do you think might be generated in our building by involving our students in such a positive project?
ELA PD Opportunities
Dena worked to arrange the PDs in direct response to teacher input indicating the need for discussion and training before full implementation of the curriculum. While this time of year is busy I believe you will find two hours with your colleagues to be well worth your time and helpful in preparing your for curriculum changes you will be expected to implement. Thank you to Dena and the ELA committee for responding to the need. Thank you, in advance, to all for considering and hopefully taking Dena up on the invitation!
This Week at Central
Monday, May 2
- Happy Staff Appreciation Week!
- M-STEP Testing for Grade 3 continues
- DIBELS Assessment Begins (May 2-13)
Tuesday, May 3
- Breakfast Treats in Lounge at 8 AM courtesy of the PTO
- Lance out of office until @ 9:30 AM (Eye doctor)
- ELA PD for Grade 3 at Central from 4:15 -6:15 PM
Wednesday, May 4
- Staff meeting (Agenda: More End of Year routines/Teacher Check-out plans; Open House 2016-2017)
Thursday, May 5
- Lance @ admin. for prin. mtg. (9:30 - Noon)
Friday, May 6
- Team Leader Mtg.
- National Nurse's Day (Nurses Week celebrated May 6 - 12)
- Staff Appreciation Luncheon courtesy of PTO
- Fire Drill in PM
- DEF Mini-Grant apps due!
- M-STEP for Grade 3 wraps up
Sunday, May 8
- Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's on staff and everywhere!
- May 9 - 25...M-STEP Testing for Grade 4
- May 9...Box-Top/Soup Label contest begins
- May 10...PLC (Except Grade 4)
- May 11...Early Release Day
- May 12...Lance@ admin. Mtg. (9:30 - Noon)
- May 13...DIBELS Testing Ends; Jeans Day for Project Graduation = $5 donation
- May 17...PTO Meeting
- May 18...Staff Meeting; ELA PD at Gates for Grade 4 (4:15-6:15)
- May 20...Box-Top/Soup Label contest ends; AAA Seat-belt Survey in parking lot after school
- May 19...Lance @ prin. mtg. (9:30 - Noon)
- May 23 - June 3...DRA Assessment 1-4 with subs; STAR Math Assessment Grades 2-4
- May 24... PLC
- May 25...CAP PLC (2-3:20 PM)
- May 26...Bldg. Rep. mtg. 7:30-8:10; CST Meeting
- May 27...Lance out of building for PM
- May 30...Memorial Day/ No School for Students or Staff
- May 31...Grade 4 (music, phys. ed., and classroom) Trip to Williams Property; STAR Math Assessment continues to June 3
- June 1...Staff Meeting
- June 2...Tornado Drill; Team Leader Meeting
- June 3... DRA ends (enter in illuminate by June 13); PTO Color Walk
- June 6...B. Smith and Lane to ForMar (9-2); Grade 4 to Hahn orientation from 9-10:30 AM; Field Day Grade 4 in PM; DHS Graduation in evening
- June 7...Field Day Grade 1 in PM; Inservice on Everyday Math - Grade 1 AM/Grade 3 PM
- June 8...McDunnah & Long to ForMar from 9-2; Field Day Grade Grade 2 in PM; Inservice on Everyday Math - Grade 2 AM/ Grade 4 PM; Grade 1 ELA PD at Central from 4:15 - 6:15)
- June 9...T. Smith & Parrott to ForMar from 9-2; Field Day Grade 3 in PM; ELA PD at Central for Grade 2 from 4:15-6:15 PM
- June 10...Lance out of building for PM
- June 13...DPA CMC (4:15 - 6:15 PM); Board of Education Meeting @ 7 PM
- June 15...Staff Meeting
- June 16...1/2 student day with dismissal @ 11:35 AM; End of Year Luncheon @ 12:15 PM
- June 17...Student 1/2 day with dismissal @ 11:35 AM / Last student day* (*teachers may check out if finished on June 17 by 4:30 PM: Checkout will begin at 2:30 PM)
- June 20...1/2 teacher day/Last Teacher Day; Report Cards mailed home at noon
- June 23...Building closes to public for summer at 4 PM
Cardinal Code Focus for the Week
- Report directly to your seat upon entering the cafeteria.
- Wait for monitors to call your table up for lunch.
- Eating is your first job in the cafeteria!
- Stay seated at all times except when you have permission to move.
- Raise your hand and ask permission to use the restroom or return to the lunch line to get an item you forgot.
- Use "conversational voices."
- No throwing of food or objects.
- Keep you hands away from other people's food.
- Keep hands and feet to yourself at the table and in line.
- Follow directions of all adult supervisors (the first time!).
- Be polite and use manners. Be kind to others.
- Report all behavior that is dangerous, threatening, or bullying.
- Clean up your area after eating.
- Follow your teacher's direction when lining up.
- Exit the cafeteria in a calm and orderly manner.
- Remain quiet in hallways as you return to your classroom after lunch.
It is helpful to review these procedures/expectations in the cafeteria so students associate the behavior expectation with the location! Thank you so much for supporting our school-wide behavior/expectation plan.
Sending Students to the Office
My secretary has been updated on a basic order of priorities in regard to my varied responsibilities. For instance, if I am completing an observation in a classroom she will not page me if it is a minor incident. Instead she will send the child back to you with a note that I will attend to the matter when as soon as possible. She will call it to my attention when I return to the office and I will prioritize a response based on what is taking place at the time. Likewise, if I am at lunch she can call me back (cell phone) in an emergency. Otherwise, I will attend to the matter when I return from lunch. Meanwhile, the child will likely be sent back to your room after a period of ten minutes. If a child is unsettled she will enlist the assistance of a head teacher or counselor. In the event a child is disruptive in the office setting she will call me by cell phone and I will address the situation as soon as I am physically present.
Teachers, except in cases where we have agreed the 4-step process is not appropriate i expect all staff to use the 4-step school-wide behavior plan process. Remember, our focus is on approaching behavior as an area which requires a teaching correction rather than viewing it as an embedded skill. Thank you so much for your help. Your cooperation will continue to allow me to give each situation an appropriate amount of attention.
National Nurses' Day
Each year Nurses' Day is celebrated on May 6 and Nurses' Week runs May 6 - 12 (goes by dates not calendar weeks). The May 12 end date is not by accident. May 12 was the birth date of Florence Nightingale, recognized as the founder of modern nursing. To Megan and all the nurses who have responded to the call and service of nursing we say, "Thank you for your selfless service!"
Third Grade students will continue to test this week and Grade 4 students will begin testing on May 9. Teachers administering the test...you have been wonderful. I appreciate, and am sure your student do as well, the encouragement and care you have taken to ease the stress on your students during extended testing sessions. The way students are focused and rolling with the test reflect the preparation and support you have given and continue to give your kiddos.
Thanks again to all for doing what you can to provide student with the best testing environment possible!