Bulldog News

Week of May 2, 2016

Thomas D. Gregg 2015-2016 Goals

ISTEP ELA: 60.00%

ISTEP Math: 60.00%

IREAD 3: 61.00%

Attendance: 96%

OSS: - 20%

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Teacher Appreciation Week!

A whole week to celebrate the BPOE (Best People On Earth)!

Monday: Long's Donuts in the Bubble
You know the drill Long's makes them and I serve them to you AWESOME Teachers!

Tuesday: Barista and muffins
The Creek Loves What You Do For Children! Coffee, Cappuccino, Latte, Chai Tea, Smoothie, it's your choice. All compliments of Indian Creek Church. 7:45-10:00


Thursday: Lunch is served!
Ms. Carter and company are tearing up the kitchen all in the name of GREAT Teachers. Soup and Salad Bar from 11:00 -2:00 in Room 102.

Friday:Lunch is served again!
The social committee has your back or belly on this glorious Friday. All you gotta do is show up and chow down.

RELAX you earned it!

BE THERE! Dates and Times to put in the Calendar

Workday- 8:30am - 4:00pm

Supervision Spots by 8:35am and 3:40pm

Lesson Plan due by 8:30am each Monday

Apr. 18 - May 6 - ISTEP+ Testing Part 2
May 2 - State Survey due to Mrs. Felipe by 4:45p.m.
May 3 - School Visit - Indianapolis Lighthouse - Visiting all math blocks
May 3 - Primary Voting in the Gym 6a.m. - 11p.m.
May 4 - Staff Meeting
May 6 - Art Event (Maher and art club) 12:00p.m.-3:45p.m.
May 6 - Retention paperwork due to Ms. Stockton

If you have any dates or events that you would like to include on the Bulldog News please send them to Mr. Pippin.

IN THE KNOW! Information to Plan By....

PLC's: Will Be on 5.5.2016. This weeks focus is math. Grade level teams will need to plan a PLC meeting that is data driven. Mrs. Carlisle will not be running the PLC but will be in attendance to assist.

Visitors from Indinapolis Lighthouse will be in the building most of the day 5.3.2016: The visitors will be visiting math blocks in most grades to observe EngageNY lessons. Please review expectations with your students in preparation. Additionally, classrooms should be neat and orderly.

SRI and NWEA schedules will be released Wednesday! Get excited to see the GROWTH!

This weeks focus will be Checks For Understanding. Copies of the PIVOT form will be emailed to you. Remember to turn in your completed PIVOT forms to Ms. Stockton. This is a required activity.

ISTEP+ Make-ups: ISTEP makeups continue this week. We were selected to administer a pilot test to some of our 4th grade students. Information to follow early this week.

All Field Trip Planning for the remainder of the year are Due by Thursday 5.5.2016: Once submitted I review for approval. Please use the attachments included in this email to plan and submit requests for field trips. Please remember that permission slips, money and required paperwork are due by 12:00pm the day prior to your class field trip. Waiting until the last minute to have everything is stressful on everyone involved.

Substitute Plans: We have very high fill rates for substitute teacher the last few weeks. Please be prepared for your students when you are out of the building. Leaving lesson plans that can actually be followed by a substitute is just the beginning of pulling of a successful day of learning when your not here. Be sure to have copies of the student work arranged in an easy and rational order. Additionally, make sure that you have an updated class list printed and included in your sub folder as well as important numbers the substitute may need. You also need to include your classroom behavior plan so that the substitute can continue to follow your management plan. This is the expectation for absences.

Emergency classwork: Emergencies happen to all of us. Please be proactive in your planning for missing work. Your students are coming regardless if you are here. Each teacher must have prepared substitute plans, in addition to emergency packets of student work in the event that students have to be split. You need to plan for 2 days of work packets at minimum. The packets should be robust enough to keep the student engaged in meaningful work for the entire school day. The packets should be easy to locate and clearly labeled. This is a professional expectation.

Work hours: Please plan to arrive for work on time. The work day begins at 8:30 A.M. I would suggest checking local traffic reports in the morning to help you navigate any potential delays. Tardiness stresses the school resources and causes disruptions to school day.

Duty Expectations: Everyone has a duty in the morning and in the afternoon. It is imperative that we are all at our assigned posts during these times. In the morning this means that you need to be on post at 8:35 and in the afternoon at 3:40. Supervision of the students is compromised when staff are not at their duty post. I recently passed out duty assignments at a stand up meeting. If you need another copy please see me.

Students are not to be placed in the hallway as a means of discipline. Students in the hallway are without supervision and this is not allowed. As outlined in the staff book, please follow the House Behavior Plan and utilize buddy rooms. If a student needs to be sent to Ms. Jenkins, the teacher must complete a transmittal form.

Hallway Expectations: Teachers please make sure students are following expectations. If your class is not meeting expectations prior to leaving the classroom, they will not change their behavior in the hallway.