TIGER TALK

January 29, 2016

Next Week & Beyond

Monday, February 1st

Tuesday, February 2nd

Wednesday, February 3rd

Thursday, February 4th

  • Student-Led Conferences


Friday, February 5th


2/8- Student Led Conferences


2/10- PBS Staff Meeting


2/11- Earthquake Drill at 8:45

Valentines Parties at 2:00 (Pizza and juice boxes provided by PTA)


2/12 and 2/15- No School


2/16- Fine Arts Day for 5th grade


2/17- Staff Meeting (Wellness focus on Healthy Lifestyles)

PTA Meeting at 5:00

District Stress Event at Hawthorn at 6:30


2/18- Set up after school for Donuts w Dad

Staff Appreciation breakfast- Congrats to Lauren!


2/19- Donuts w Dad (All hands on deck) All Star theme

Attendance Matters! Please focus and stress this in your classrooms. If you have individual student concerns, come see me! This will take a total TEAM effort!

Little Big Stuff!


  • Please look at your website and make sure it is up to date! Make sure your information and schedule reflect what is happening with your learners.
  • Remember to log your exercise activity in ActivTrax.
  • Make sure you read the SRI book and sign off in the Library.
  • The last day to refer a student for Special Ed testing this year will be February 11th.

Infinite Campus

*Be sure to update your grades in Infinite Campus by Tuesday of each week. This allows the weekend for any catch up with grading and entry into IC. Remember, we can assess student progress through observation and discussion, in addition to projects and specific tasks/assessments.

Character Trait- Honesty

Library Inventory!

The Library will be closed for inventory (required) on the following dates:

February 4, 5, 8, 9

Please mark your calendars!

Baby Chicks

The organization that provides us with the incubators and eggs is having issues with volunteers to run the program. At this time, we are not sure if it's going to be available this year. More to come....

Summative Evaluations

This week, I "form shared" all of the summatives and "mini-summatives" with staff who are evaluated using the DESE teacher evaluation schedule as we discussed in the staff meeting. You should be able to log in and complete the data reflection piece for indicators 3.3; 7.2; and 9.2. If you did not get this access OR if you log in and have any difficulty typing in the text boxes, let me know!

Required Training Videos

All training videos must be watched and completion forms submitted by February 1, 2016. These training videos are required by state law and/or district policy, and you must annually provide confirmation that you have completed each of the training modules.


Staff members in certified positions are required to watch:

  • Confidentiality of Student Information
  • Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation
  • Identifying Signs of Sexual Abuse in School Children
  • Standard Precautions for Avoiding Infections
  • Student Discipline


Staff members in non-certified positions are required to watch:


  • Confidentiality of Student Information
  • Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation
  • Identifying Signs of Sexual Abuse in School Children
  • Standard Precautions for Avoiding Infections


You may watch the videos at your convenience by logging in to your SchoolWires account. (If you experience trouble logging in to SchoolWires please contact Jan Lange at 659-3121). Once you have signed in, you can view the videos by selecting the "District Departments" drop-down menu, then selecting "Human Resources", and then finally the "Staff Training Videos" on the left side of the page. Once you have finished watching all required videos, you will log in to TalentEd Records and submit the completion form that is in your "Needs Attention" task list.


As a reminder, TalentEd Records functions best in Google Chrome. Your user name is your firstname.lastname and your password is what you use to log in to your computer each day.

We Are...South School

We build each other up and we give HOPE to our students for a better tomorrow. Do we make a difference? YOU BET! #Everyday