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Acton Weekly Update: 4/3/2017

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Brook Wessel-Burke

Cell: 317-331-1920

Twitter: @bwesselburke

Acton Facebook Page

Acton Website


Click on the link below for this week's PLC Feedback Form.



Link to the SOS Form for any students you need to start the SOS process.


Nuts and Bolts

Tuesday- SOS Staff Meeting- Email will be coming from Kevin.

Bus PAWS review

9-9:20 5th grade

9:20-9:40 4th grade

9:40-10:00 3rd grade

10:00-10:20 2nd grade

10:20-10:40 Kindergarten

10:40-11:00 1st grade

Please bring your classes to the bus (front lot) a few minutes before your scheduled time. Kevin and the drive will review PAWS expectations on buses.

Wednesday- PLC- one grade level or team rep needs to email me your PLC Focus item for the agenda- by Tuesday at noon please.

Spring Picture Day- Pictures will be taken during RA classes.

Thursday-Bus Evacuation Drills (AM Duty personnel- will just be there to supervise) Please stay close to student groups as they exit the bus. Once the drill is over we will bring students in the building as normal. Expect students to come in a few minutes late.

Fourth Quarter PD and PLC schedule

Click HERE for the PD and PLC Schedule.

All dates are subject to change if necessary.

Curriculum and Instruction

10 School Days until ISTEP Part 2-

Have your students mastered Check *, Check +, and Check items?

If not, how are you ensuring mastery?

Click Here for Resources

-Check+ Sheets-PPT’s- ETC

ISTEP TEI (Technology Enhanced Items) Practice Items

This is a must do before the multiple choice tests.

Multiple Choice Practice Test

DIBELS PM- red week!

Reaching ALL Learners

Next week's PD will be lead by Ronna and you will be participating in an activity that will develop your understanding of Cultural Responsitivity.


Our Chromebook Cart has arrived! We will now have two carts in the building. We will call one blue and one gold. Please check the outlook calendar for availability and then email Krissy for the times you want. I will be blocking out labs and carts for April 17-May 5th due to ISTEP testing.

Athlete Mentors

I've created a Google Sheet with dates and classrooms for student athlete mentors to visit. Please review the dates and find yours. They are listed below and are in a folder in Google Drive for you. If you have any concerns with the date assigned, please let me know. The agenda and schedule that the athletes are given is below.

What's Coming Up

Weekly Updates 2016-2017 : 2nd Semester


4 PTO Meeting 6:30-8:00

5 Spring Picture Day (new date)

6 Bus Evacuation Drills

11 Chicago’s Pizza/Redline PTO Fundraiser Night 5:00-8:00 PM


12-14 Kindergarten Registration-online

13 Reach and Cluster Committee Meeting

17- May 5 ISTEP Multiple Choice (grades 3-5 only)

21 All Pro Dads 7:45- 8:30 AM

26 Midterm ends

27 Grading window closes

28 Midterms posted

28 KG Field Trip Indy Zoo

28 Family Game Night 6:00-7:30 PM

29 Music Folk Dance Festival Time TBA


2 PTO Meeting 6:30-8:00

3-19 EOY Dibels

4th Fifth Grade Music Program 6:00 PM

8 Drills

9 5th gr field trip Symphony

10 Kindergarten Assessments

12 Kindergarten Assessments

17 Grading window opens

22 Kindergarten (AM) and First Grade (PM) Awards Celebrations

23 Second (AM) and Third Grade (PM) Awards Celebrations

24 Fourth (AM) and Fifth Grade (PM) Awards Celebrations

25 Grading period ends

25 Last Student Day (pending no snow days)

26 All Grades posted & Verified


2 Report cards mailed