Friday Feature

News and Notes for the Madison Staff (5/1/15)

Essential Standards

I know this is not a picture of your last PLC meeting!


Just a reminder to keep updating the https://sites.google.com/a/cusd200.org/mountain-lion-lair/ as you develop your Essential Standards, write your Common Formative Assessments and plan for differentiating for students using CFA data. By the end of the third Trimester, each PLC should have at least 6 listed on our shared site.

Note Your Improved Googling Skills!

We've all spent time on the https://sites.google.com/a/cusd200.org/cusd-200-google-apps-online-learning/. Now its time to take the post assessment and mark our progress!


https://docs.google.com/a/cusd200.org/forms/d/1zvACFsFvb0RJ_GdsYtI5IL2KC2DPA5THS_3yHpXhABI/viewform?c=0&w=1


Please take the survey and mark your progress since back in November. We ask that you take this survey before May 15th.

ELA Pacing Guide

I still need to meet with Grades 2, 3, and 5. I'll be coming to PLC meetings or teams can come to me with a good time to discuss it. I'll be looking for feedback regarding


  • number of standards in each trimester
  • phrasing of standards (understandable for parents?)
  • trimester(s) the standards are assessed on report card.

2015-2016 Class Lists

We are going to have a grade-level problem solving day on May 18 with the hourly target of assembling class lists using our behavioral, FnP, and other data. I will meet with specialists ahead of time to discuss some special groupings.

Important Dates

Mon, May 4: Teacher Appreciation Week

Mon, May 4: 2:30PM All School Outdoor Photo WEAR BLUE

Wed, May 6: "Bike to School Day"

Thu, May 7: 10AM and 1:30PM Kindergarten Visitation

Fri, May 8: 9:30AM Orchestra, Band and Chorus Concert

Mon, May 11: 7PM Band, Orchestra, Chorus Concert

Thu, May 14: 11:30-1:00PM Aide Appreciation Lunch

Fri, May 15: "Paw"sitive Behavior Assembly (TBD)

Mon, May 18: Grade Level Problem Solving (Class Lists)

Thu, May 21: 12PM PTA Meeting

Fri, May 22: EMD

Thu, May 28: 4PM District retirement celebration

Fri, May 29: Madison retirement party

Thu, June 4: Volunteer Appreciation Lunch

Thu, June 4: Field Day

Mon, Aug 17: Institute Day (at Madison all day)

Mon, Aug 17: Meet and Treat

Tue, Aug 18: Teacher Work Day

Wed, Aug 19: First Day (Grades 1-12)

Thu, Aug 20: First Day (EC-Kindergarten)

Thu, Sep 3: Picture Day

Wed, Sep 16 and 17: Madison Run-a-Thon

Fri, Sep 25: Institute Day

Sat, Oct 17: PTA Trivia Night

Thu, Nov 12: Multi-Cultural Day

Fri, Nov 13: Teacher Work Day