Jane Ball Happenings

Dec 14-Dec 18

Shout Outs

Shout outs to Haley and Lynn for sharing with me their students work on the "Hour of Code" this week. It was exciting to see them interacting with each other and so engaged in these activities.

Shout outs to staff on taking students to Santa Secret Shop. I appreciate your flexibility with this event!

Teacher Evaluations

Just a little reminder as I continue to do my "pop ins" :
  • You are ALWAYS invited to ask me to come into your room to share.
  • Please remember I try to touch base with you following but that may not always happen due to my crazy schedule.
  • You are ALWAYS welcomed and encouraged to reach out to me and ask to meet or send an email if you have concerns.
  • I realize teacher evaluations can be stressful. Please remember my intention is alway to make us all better. Please feel free to ask questions. I am here to support your work at Jane Ball!


Please remind parents that we are discouraging students to leave early after parties. They can fill out gold notes if they want to take them home however this may result in documentation of early dismissal.

Please make sure that the office has your teams party schedule and you have notified all support staff (specials, special ed, title etc) who the party may impact.

Remind parents that treats have to be store bought and remind them of any dietary issues in your rooms.

Whats Happening this Week?

You've heard of Shark week---we have Jeans Week!


8:00 PD time- Staff Treat in lounge (from Deb- Happy Holidays)

9:00 Tornado Drill


8:00 Climate Committee

Grade 3 Mapping with Mary ALL day


8:00 Team meetings (if needed)


8:00 Staff Breakfast

Data Talks Grades 3-5 (during preps)- This is with the Star 360 Rep. Rescheduled from 12/7


UGLY Sweater contest!

Staff Luncheon YUMMY!

Sing Along 2:00

Testing updates and Formatives

  • REMEMBER Benchmarks are mandatory for grades K . Grades 1-5 must have current running records and ALL students who are tier 2 and 3 MUST be benchmarked. Current levels need to be recorded on google doc.
  • ALL grade levels must be tracking formatives as a team. At this point your team can use paper pencil or google docs- I will be asking that they are tracked on google docs starting at the semester.

Winter break building access

The building will be open until 2:00 everyday except Christmas Eve Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day. I do plan to come in the second week of break to get "caught up" (Like that will ever happen lol!)

Please feel free to contact me with any specific requests.

Happy Holidays!

May I extend a warm and wonderful Happy Holidays to you and your families! I am so blessed to work with such a great group of people who ALWAYS put kids first! I can't tell you how thankful I am for all of your support as I am still learning with all of you what works best for these wonderful students. Have a happy holiday and great New Year.