McM Monday Memo Apr 4, 2016

To: McMillan Faculty and Staff



Remember, we have been asked to teach 2 prevention dimension lessons in April. The first should be taught during the 2nd week of April, the 2nd during the 4th week of April. These are short lessons and can be found in the shared drive. (If you have problems finding it, I will send you exactly where those can be found when I get back into school and can look at the shared drive.) Also, you will need a ROCK for each of your students, those can be found in the work room by the office.


Teachers - It's the time of year that you will be approached by parents in regard to classes and teachers for next year. PLEASE BE PROFESSIONAL in your comments as all teachers deserve our respect. If you are approached, please inform parents that they will be able to make requests starting in April and that I will be making final class decisions. I will be sending a message out in the upcoming newsletter letting parents know this. It takes a lot of pressure off you if you place the responsibility on me. With this in mind, after spring break, you will also be given your class list forms to help in creating these lists. Please don't make any promises as there are ALWAYS changes. As usual, I will be working with each of you as concerns and parent requests come in before I make any changes. However, if a student placement is based on a parent request, that request has to be done in writing, not just a verbal comment from them to you. Also, there will be some changes in teacher placements due to student numbers, so again, making suggestions for teachers doesn't always work. Requests should be based on student need and environment more than "teacher" requests. Thanks for your support in this!!!

PLC / iSupport Schedule for this week

  • PLC visits/training will be held with Kinder, 3rd, 1st, and 6th grades this week, during Mon-Wed PLC times.
  • iSupport times were listed on the calendar but as we just met 2 weeks in a row, we will give you extra PLC time rather than iSupport time. Please use this time as you would with other PLCs, reviewing data, student needs, and/or instructional supports. Let me, Toni, and/or Cynthia know if you would like us present for additional support.


Teachers - You should all have received a calendar of your SAGE testing dates. I have and will again indicate general dates to families, but it may be a good idea for you all to let your parents know when your days are in order to ensure your students are in attendance if possible. It's also good to remind them to get appropriate sleep, and enjoy a good breakfast. Most importantly...RELAX AND ENJOY!