Weekly Update for Staff - Monday, 9/19/16
Learning is our Super Power!
Vision - Mission - Priorities
Vision - Excellence for All
Mission - The mission of Douglas Elementary School is to engage the Douglas community in learning and growing together, preparing children to pursue the dreams and opportunities of their future.
Douglas Values -
Learning and Growing Together
Driven by High Expectations and Goals
Fostering a Positive, Safe Learning Environment
WUSD Priorities -
Enhancing Teaching and Learning for Every Child, Every Day
Developing People and Partnerships
Upcoming Staff Meetings and Events (September/October)
Monday, Sept. 19th-Friday, Sept. 23rd - Homecoming Week! (see below)
Tuesday, Sept. 20th - PLC Planning Team Meeting (Location - Leisha's Room)/PBIS Tier 1 Team
Tuesday, Sept. 27th - FUNDRAISER KICK-OFF ASSEMBLY in GYM (2:15)
Tuesday, Sept. 27th - Staff Meeting (Media Center)
Wednesday, Sept. 28th - Picture Day (AM)
Tuesday, Oct. 4th - Innovation Team (Classroom Location - TBD), K-2 Conference Vertical Discussion
Wednesday, Oct. 5th - Data Meetings (2nd & 3rd)
Thursday, Oct. 6th - Data Meetings (4th, 5th, & 1st)
Tuesday, Oct. 11th - Staff Meeting (Media Center)
Tuesday, Oct. 18th - PLC Planning Team (Julie Burchardt's Room)/PBIS Team
Monday, Oct. 17th-Thursday, Oct. 20th - PTO Fall Book Fair
Thursday, Oct. 20th - PTO Event - Harvest Hoedown (6-8 PM)
Tuesday, Oct. 25th - K-2 Conference Night, 3-5 Vertical Discussion
Thursday, Oct. 27th - Districtwide PD Day
Kayla and I have talked with a Playworks rep a few times, and having their support here at Douglas would be AWESOME! If you have a moment, please click this button and enter this contest for Douglas! Only teachers and admin can enter...Thanks!
Homecoming Week 2016-2017
- Monday = Superhero Day
- Tuesday = PJ/Comfy Day
- Wednesday = Wacky Wednesday
- Thursday = Future Day (When I grow up, I want to be...) - Teachers - if you want to wear college apparel, go for it!
- Friday = Gosling Spirit Day (Blue/White)
Thanks to Cally and Liz and the student council for putting together spirit packs!
Friday - Drumline (11:00 AM)
The Drumline is planning to be here at 11:00 this Friday. The K/1 students will be eating at that time, but hopefully everyone else will be able to pop out for a few minutes. Hopefully, some drummers can head to the cafeteria to visit the K/1 kids!
**Please plan to be on the playground - lower - ready to listen at 10:55. Thanks!
Friday - LUNCH VISITORS
This senior class was a BIG Douglas class (yes, we had 33 kids in each of our 5th grade classes that year!). These kids actually moved into brand new classrooms on a Friday morning at 6:00 AM - and were so excited to be part of the Douglas renovation. We are expecting lots of student athletes to join us on Friday. For those of us who have been around for a while - having our former students come back for homecoming is one of the BEST days of the year! The kids will have a chance to get autographs during lunch on Friday, and we will be playing music in the lunch room.
Friday - Parade
If you are heading to the parade on Friday, feel free to leave when your kids are gone so you can get down there.
PLC Planning Team - Meeting Tuesday
Book Study - Collaborative Common Assessments (You have the intro and Ch. 1 in your mailboxes...please read prior to our 9/27 staff meeting.) Thanks!
Odds and Ends
- Field Trips - As soon as you pick field trip dates, please fill out forms and let Dawn know in the office so we can get it on our calendar.
- Class Meetings - 1st Class meetings are on Friday, Oct. 7th
Blanket Liability for "In Town" Trips
Couple of things -
***These waivers would be good for "in town" trips only (within city limits)
***Teachers will still need to send home a note notifying parents of each trip - at least 1 week in advance (so they are aware, and in case they would prefer their child not attend).
***We will have new families fill out the blanket waivers in the office
***Master copies of the waivers will be stored in our file room and can be checked out for field trips
***Nothing will change with regard to collecting fees or field trip approval process
***For Trips outside of town (including farm trip) please follow our standard procedure
Hopefully this will be a BIG timesaver (and stress saver) for you all! Thanks to 5th grade for asking!
Emily's Schedule - 9/19-9/23
Announcements - Daily @ 8:05
I will begin informal observations this week. Looking forward to getting out and about in classrooms!
9:00 Office Meetings
10:10 IEP - LB (Rens, Stollberg)
3:15 IEP Scheduling Meeting
7:30 Hospital Meeting
3:15 PLC Team Meeting (Leisha's Room)
7:30 - SIT
9:30 - Meeting
3:30 SAIL Meeting @ RMS
Observations during day
3:15 - IEP - JS (Ryan, Flood)
Student Athletes at Lunch
Parade & Game
Pictures and Visits Welcome!
Also - if you have something going on that you would like me to visit - to do an observation or just a visit to experience what the kids are learning...please shoot me an email! If I can, I will definitely be there. Lately I've been popping into classrooms and "conferencing" with kids - basically asking them what they are learning, having them tell me about a book they are reading...if you see me in your room, this is likely what I am whispering to the kids about :)
Please share your positives with me and let me know if there is a time when I can pop in.
I Am Somebody (edited by Culturally Responsive Team)
I Am Somebody
I believe in myself and my abilities
I can accomplish anything when I work hard
I can win, I can succeed, I can achieve
I am smart enough, good enough, tough enough
To accomplish my goals and dreams
I will not settle for less than my best
I will not waste time because it’s too valuable
I am strong enough, courageous enough, loved enough to accomplish anything
I am somebody great
I am somebody important
I am somebody
I am Watertown