A Publication for HES Staff
Week of August 31st
Your classrooms look incredibly warm and inviting! I've seen so many creative bulletin board displays and thoughtful layouts. Thank you for the time you've invested.
Please be sure to take the time to review this entire update. It contains information on Thursday's staff meeting, committee sign ups and more.
Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday. The office will be hosting breakfast, beginning at 8:15.
Let me know if you need anything! My door is always open.
+ Carlos and his team for doing an incredible job preparing for last Thursday's Open House
+ Staff members who attended PTO's Open House to greet students and families
Thursday's Faculty Meeting Agenda
8:15 – 9:00 Breakfast (Media Center)
9:00 – 10:30 Faculty Meeting (Media Center)
o Opening Video
o Staff Introductions and Celebrations
- Re-visit district vision
- Re-visit our goals from 2014-2015
- Looking ahead to 2015-2016
- Break out session
o Hopewell Valley Education Foundation
o 2 Questions
o Allergies (Denise)
o PTO Back to School Carnival
10:30 – 12:00 Grade Level Meetings
* 10:30 – 11:15 Teachers are encouraged to meet with CST members to review IEPs and discuss students (Media Center)
* 11:15 – 12:00 All specialists to collectively meet with CST members to review IEPs and discuss students (Media Center)
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch (On Own)
1:00 – 3:45 Classroom Preparation
* 1:00 – 1:30 David meets with new staff (David’s Office)
A note to new staff: The memo has a brief description of each committee.
Whole School Meetings
We will continue our tradition of having each grade level host one whole school meeting each month. Please click on this link by 9/18 to reserve a month
Student Dismissal List
We have recommended a candidate for the final part-time special education vacancy. More information is forthcoming.
We have some money left over from last year's Title 1 grant. This will allow us to support students for several hours a day in specific grades TBD. The position has been posted. More details will be shared when they have been finalized.
8/27 - PTO's Open House (1:00 - 3:00 pm)
9/2 - Staff Development (CHS)
9/3 - Staff Development (HES)
9/14 - No School: Rosh Hashanah
9/18 - PTO's Back to School Carnival
9/21 - Faculty Meeting
9/23 - No School: Yom Kippur
9/24 - Back to School Night
Upcoming Professional Development Days
9/2 - OnCourse
9/3 - Building-based (I will email the agenda when it is finalized)
9/15 - Olivia Wahl (grade 4)
9/16 - Olivia Wahl (grade 5)
9/17 - Olivia Wahl (kindergarten)
10/12 - Rick Wormeli and TeachMeet (full day)
Reminder: The First Four Days
Because school begins on a Tuesday this year, you are welcome to take the entire first week - 4 days - to begin to accomplish this.
You may wish to include the following activities:
+ engaging students in community-building activities
+ establishing routines and procedures
+ formally introducing centers and materials
+ developing and posting hopes and dreams
+ collectively generating classroom rules/guidelines and discussing logical consequences when these rules are not followed
Be sure to have fun with your students!
The link below includes sample lesson plans for the first day and week of school:
I own a copy of this book. Please see me if you'd like to borrow it!