CSE STAFF UPDATE
Weekly Office MEMO
Week Of October 23, 2017
BREAK TIME and the Boss is Out!
Here are few announcements!
1. The Boss is Out! I am expecting a new addition at any time! I plan to be out for two weeks with the new addition in my family. Mrs. Shelly Muth will be subbing for me when I am out. Please direct any needs or questions you may have to Shelly in my absence.
2.Get Ready to Learn! Everyone has been working incredibly hard this year. There is much learning to do for the remainder of the year by both adults and students. Stay tuned for more information.
3. SLG and PGP's are Due! Please provide an individual copy of your Signed SLG to Loraine in the office!
4. Welcome Todd Wachendorf to CSE! Todd has been hired to Replace Gwen Anderson. Please welcome him to CSE!
Enjoy your Break! See you Soon!
- DAY 1
- 7:30 - SAT
- Faith Formation - Grades 1/2
- DAY 2
- Faith Formation - Grades 3/4/5
- 3:00 - Staff Meeting
- DAY 3
- 7:30 - Building Collaboration
- Vision Screening - AM
- DAY 4
- 8:30 - Picture Retake Day (Staff & Students) - Commons
- 7:30 - PLC/AR
- Hearing Screenings
- DAY 1
- 7:00 - Dist. CI
- 8:20-10:45 - Grade 1 Field Trip to Paramount Theatre
Important Upcoming Dates
10/25 - Vision Screenings (Grades 1/3/5)
10/26 - Picture Retake Day
10/26 - Hearing Screenings
11/5 - Daylight Saving Time Ends!!
11/11 - Veteran's Day
11/22 - NO Students - Building Staff Development
11/23 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Day
11/24 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
Social Media @ ROCORI
1. Fill out the short survey from this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/L2HB359
2. Send 1-4 pictures of yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org
2017-2018 WBWF Goals
The percentage of all students in grades 3-5 at CSE enrolled by October 1st who score at or above grade level targets as measured by the READING will increase from 54.6% in 2017 to 65% in 2018.
The percentage of all students in grades 3-5 at CSE enrolled by October 1st who score at or above grade level targets as measured by the MATH MCA will increase from 60.4% in 2017 to 68% in 2018.
What are potential FOCUS areas of Improvements for SLG/PGP?
Time on Text
Oral Vocabulary Usage/Development
Standard Alignment and Deconstruction
School News/ Annoucements
Staff - Reminder to get your SFM (work comp) online training taken care of soon if you have not done so already....should be done before November 20, 2017.
- Lunch count and attendance should be done by 9:00 a.m.
- Need CPI Refresher and Training DATES? Click HERE
Click HERE to access the CSE committee memberships
Why do we have Committee Structure at CSE?
1. To improve decision making process/feedback between staff/administration
2. To Empower Staff to See the Problem/Own the Problem #TOP20
3. Amplify All Voices at CSE
4. Assist in the overall communication and governance at CSE
RtI (Response to Intervention)
Click HERE to access the District RtI Notes
Committee Chair: Jim Meyer
CSE Building RTI met and updated the Yearly Assessment Matrix. We will be asking each teacher to contribute to our BUILDING Assessment Document. More information coming soon.
CI (Curriculum and Instruction)
Click HERE to access the District CI Notes
Committee Chair: Joyce Baumann BaumannJ@rocori.k12.mn.us EXT 3145
Math roll out is underway. We are looking for a way to gather information about questions, materials, training needs, etc. The "math experts" will have their training on Tuesday, the 26th. They will decide how to gather this information.
Piloting of our potential new reading curriculum will begin in October.
Deconstruction of standards work will continue this school year.
Training focuses for upcoming year: Grades K-2: Orton-Gillingham Grade 3-5: Close Reading
SD (Staff Development)
Click HERE to access the District SD Notes
Chair: Leslie Buttweiler
Items to Discuss
- Last meetings notes – discussed ongoing need for collaboration between committees
- District SD update – updates on academy day (registration, format, presenters, topics)
- Budget – 17/18 budget is significantly less (1/3) but we are told budgeting has been done differently this year to “assess” actual needs and are encouraged to “request what we need and they will adjust the funding” ??
- Fund Requests – see above
- Ideas for Academy Day – still looking for presenters!
Chair- Sharon Posch- email@example.com -Ext 3142
Why: To create a culture of literacy with students, staff, and families
Goals for the year:
- Promote an increase in student conversations around texts students are reading
- Create practice profiles for CAFÉ and Conferring
- Get some Little Free Libraries up and running in the building
- Continue the Principal Book Clubs with 4th/5th grade and possibly look at adding 3rd grade
- Get posters of books made to hang around the building to get excitement around reading the books
- Collaboration with CS Public Library
- Library Book Shelves dedicated to students’ book recommendations
Chair- Rachel McDougall Ext 3129
"Working is hard and distracts from having fun." -Orson Scott Card
Check out the email about the mugs, notebooks and birthdays. More fun coming soon!
Health, Safety, Building Improvement
Chair- Tom Petroski PetroskiT@rocori.k12.mn.us EXT 3116
Chair- Brian Kothrade KothradeB@rocori.k12.mn.us EXT 3111
Chair- Dustin Kramer KramerD@rocori.k12.mn.us Ext 3136
More Spartan Badges coming soon!
Chair Greg Spanier SpanierG@rocori.k12.mn.us EXT 3119
Daily 5 Tip of the Week.. from the DAILY CAFE
Legacy of Reading
By Gail Boushey
October 13, 2017
I read, because there’s so much more to the world than my corner of it. I read because I want to see the world through new sets of eyes.
I am a voracious reader who prefers nonfiction to fiction. My favorite reads are the books that I continue to think about and talk about after I’ve read them, and ones that spur me to do more research. My summer reading included many books that broadened me as a person and as a teacher:
- Help for Billy by Heather T. Forbes
- The Nightingale: A Novel by Kristin Hannah
- Still Learning to Read, 2nd editon by Franki Sibberson and Karen Szymusiak
- Look Who’s Learning to Read: 50 Fun Ways to Instill a Love of Reading in Young Children by Shelley Harwayne, and
- Teaching Literacy in the Visible Learning Classroom, Grades K-5 by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey
During the school year, I have less time to luxuriate in books. You may be feeling the same way. So how do we keep reading a high priority? It may help to ask, “Why do I read?” Is it to escape? Be entertained? To learn about myself and the world? With a purpose in mind, we can commit to reading 15 minutes a day, no matter how busy we are.
We can’t hope to inspire lifelong readers in our classrooms if we aren’t authentic readers ourselves. Letting our students see how and why they can fit reading into their lives each and every day is a legacy we must leave behind. Then they too will be able to see the world through new sets of eyes.
CAFE STRATEGY LAUCH CHECK
How Many Years have you worked at CSE?
29th year this year
Elementary PE Specialist
What I love most about my job at CSE
It so rewarding and satisfying to be able to connect with kids at CSE, from K-5th grade, and to be able to instill the importance of the health and wellness into their lives. I also think it's pretty special to be teaching former students' children, and getting the chance to know the second generation of students that have been coming through for a while now. It's so neat to see those former students as adults in the mother and father role now.
Favorite Children's Book.. and Why!
"The Giving Tree"
The book reminds us of how not to be selfish, and that unconditional love is so important.
I enjoy being outdoors doing sports or lifetime fitness activities, yard work, tinkering on home and car projects, going to plays, musicals, camping etc.
Interesting FACTS about ME
Back in my younger days, I was a left handed pitcher in the Twins' minor league system from 1981-83 baseball seasons.
All Standards HOME link- http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/dse/stds/
Reading Link- http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/dse/stds/read/
Science Link- http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/dse/stds/sci/
Social Link- http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/dse/stds/soc/
World Languages Link- http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/dse/stds/world/