Friday Focus

Moreau Heights Elementary

September 28

Giving our students HOPE for a better tomorrow one skill at a time!

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PBS lesson

Our PBS lesson will be on the Zones of Regulation again. There are multiple days of lessons that may take longer than usual. It is IMPERATIVE that everyone do the lessons and focus on this skill of being able to identify your current state or "zone." This will be language that everyone classroom can and will use to talk with students about how they are feeling and how to calm or move to another zone.


I have kept the Second Steps lesson the same this week to allow time for focus on the Zones and some Second Steps time. I realize to fit both with the time needed will be tricky. Again, Second Steps is the same as last week.


Our Second Steps lesson this week.

All grade levels have a focus on Learning.

Kindergarten- Being Assertive

1st grade - Being Assertive

2nd grade - Identifying Feelings

3rd grade - Identifying Others' Feelings

4th grade - Understanding Complex Feelings

5th grade - Taking Others' Perspectives

How are your procedures and routines coming along?

Our time on Wednesday, reflecting on procedures and routines in each of our classroom settings, was productive and a great step. Thinking about the work you did on Wednesday:


- How is it going?

- What is working? What is not working?

- How are you responding when things aren't working?

- Are you respectfully having students do things properly when they don't demonstrate what we expect?

- Are we on the look out for other areas that might need more specific instruction to help students meet the expectation?


This is an ongoing process, always reflecting on what is working and what is not working. Always looking at what WE can do to support our students through clarified expectations, reteaching and practice.

Character Trait for October is Responsibility

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JCPS Difference Maker Recognition

Have a colleague who you would like to see recognized for making a positive difference? Here is the link to complete a nomination.

PBIS Intervention Ideas

Looking for ideas to support students? Here is another resource that can be helpful.

Duties for the Week

Gym - Boyd and Watson

Cafe - Musselman and Ries


Collect students from the gym at 7:45

Calendar of Events

Monday, October 1

*Data Cycle Coach working with teams during plan time


Tuesday, October 2

*Custodian Appreciation Day

*JEPD for grades k/5

*PLC training for PLC team

*Tier 2 team mtg 3:45

*5th grade football at Williams Field 6:15


Wednesday, October 3

*Data Coach at School

*Pizza Orders due

*Fire Drill

*New Crew 3:45


Monday, October 8

*No School - Staff PD Day

*Departments will have their own PD scheduled

*Gen. ed teachers will be at MH for a Kagan training in library 8:30 - 3:45


Tuesday, October 9

*Literacy Team mtg 3:45

*PTO mtg 6:00


Wednesday, October 10

*Picture Retakes

*Specials Collaboration - 7:30 - 8:15

*AG RED mtg (Gaines, Haugen, Treat, Price) 2:10

*TL RED mtg (Yates, Gaines, SLP, Haugen, Price) 11:00


Friday, October 12

*PTO Fall Carnival 5:30

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Weekly Collaboration Log

This is the link to a revised communication log for your team collaboration. The expectation is that your team will complete each week.

iReady Licenses have been assigned

Got your 45 minutes per week?


Remember, we make sure that our students with licenses have a minimum of 45 minutes of active work in their area of need each week.

- we check student progress each week to track progress

- if students are struggling, we provide additional instruction in small group to support

- we track if domains are turned off due to repeated failure to pass, so we can respond with instruction and can turn the domain back on

October Birthdays!

October 1 - Jill Lemons

October 4 - Beth Yaeger

October 11 - Joe Twehous

October 22 - Sabra Watts-Hayes