Howard Happenings

November 16, 2015

Shout Outs

Thank Ms Brown for all your hard work last week.

Thank you Zielinski, Sherren, and Eckley for completing the risk assessment spreadsheet.

Thank you Mr. Sherren, Ms. Gross, and Ms. Laird with your help in 4th grade Monday and Tuesday.

Thank you all for being helpful and flexible while Ms. Williams was out. Ms Brown appreciated the support so much!

Thank you Mr. Sherren for bringing donuts on Friday.

Thank you Mr. Sherren and Ms. Gomez for making the farmers market happen. It's great to see students eat healthy snacks after school.

Thank you to the parent who donated extra money to the farmers market.

Thank you Ms. Novak for looking out for students in the hallways and on the yard.

Thank you Ms. Hill and Zielinski for being great communicators and collaborators with other teachers.

Thank you Ms. Baker-Nash for participating in the GREAT program, collaborating with our new teachers, and tutoring students after school.

Thank you Ms. Eckley and Ms. Baker-Nash for bringing the theater program to Howard.

Please let me know if you have a shout out you would like to see in our Howard


Yard Duty

Primary Yard-Room 4

Upper Yard-Baker Nash

Quick Reminders

  • CSC should be happening daily using the updated scope and sequence provided at our last PD.
  • Foss kits need to be inventoried, packed up and delivered to room 5 by Friday 11/20
  • Math End of the Unit Assessments should be completed by 11/20 with scores entered by 12/4.
  • SIRA assessment (grades 3-5) needs to be completed by 12/4 and data entered into illuminate by 12/11
  • To ensure student safety it is important that all staff report to yard duty on time.

To Do's

All Teachers

  1. Upload emergency sub plans
  2. Upload completed F & P tracker including individual student goals.
  3. Upload class schedule
  4. Please let Ms Williams know if you are missing any curriculum materials.

Sped Teaachers

  1. Upload your IEP calendar
  2. Upload your Support Staff Schedule

Clerical Corner

  • Please submit attendance by 10:30 am daily
  • Personal leave days must be requested 3 days in advance by completing a B form and submitting to Mrs Ratcliff.
  • Incident reports should be filled out and submitted to the office for all head and major injuries (Incident reports do not go home).
  • Ouch reports should be filled out and sent home for all minor injuries.
  • All supply requests should be submitted via email to Mrs Ratcliff and Ms Williams and will be filled by the end of the day for supplies on hand.
  • Sign in and out daily with arrival and departure times.
  • All independent study requests must be referred to Mrs Gross.

Week at a Glance


Math End of the Unit Assessment

Brown Off Site

Williams Walkthrough Day

FC Meeting 3 to 4


Math End of the Unit Assessment

Williams Office Day

Fire/Earthquake Drill 9

Cost Meeting 11 to 12

Brown Off Site

ILT Meeting 3 to 4


Math End of the Unit Assessment

Williams Office Day

Jacques on Site 1:30 to 3:30

Staff PD 2 to 3:30


Math End of the Unit Assessment

Williams Off Site Principal PD

Farmers Market 12 to 5:30

PLC Meeting 3 to 4


Math End of the Unit Assessment

Minimum Day

Williams Walkthrough Day

Staff Thanksgiving Celebration

Important Upcoming Dates

Thanksgiving Recess 11/23 to 12/27

Williams Off Site 12/3

Minimum Day 12/3 & 12/4

End of the marking period-12/4

Report Cards Due 12/7

Student of the Month Assemblies 12/11

Odds and Ends

  • Please review the district's policy on email signatures.
  • Web resources (go noodle, class dojo, etc) can be found here.
  • All Howard documents can be found here.
  • PD Agendas can be found here
  • Please sign up for Chromebook carts using the Chromebook sign out calendar
  • Prep/Enrichment schedule organized by day of the week can be found here.

Urban Scholars

Thank you Team Howard for your support in the after school program. On December 17, from 4:30 - 6:00, we will be showcasing our 3rd play in 2 years entitled "The Rose that grew from Concrete", a spin off of Tupac Shakur's poem. It's a 30 minute live play full of musical performances, poetry, and skits highlighting the struggles that our students face on a daily basis (with an emphasis on the death of a guardian by violence - tribute to Malia Rideout), and how they persevere and become successful despite their upbringing.

We would love for ALL STAFF to be present. Please remind students that their behavior in your classes determine their participation in the play.

Thanks in advance.