FRIDAY FLASH

Important RCPS Updates

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

~Nelson Mandela

Great Things Going On!

  • Kindergarten Registration was this week. It was a pretty excited day. We registered a total of 91 kindergarten students, including 42 from our PK program. We also have 43 registered PK students for next year. These are higher numbers that we had after registration last year.
  • Parents came to school this week to enjoy a poetry reading by their students. What a great way for our students to work on Speaking Standards!
  • The Art Show is coming soon and promises to be very exciting! The collaborative pieces of art done by each class are fabulous. Van's Art Show was a HUGE success and I am certain that the RCPS show will be as well!!

Upcoming Events

Week of April 11-15

Monday, April 11

All Day--Norris & Sammons out at a conference

1:30 pm--Life Skills Staffing

Teacher Substitutes

  • Danae Render--no sub
  • Jodi Hickman--Sheila Sutter
  • Lorie Barber (pm only)--Allison VanderWall


Tuesday, April 12

10:05 am--Kindergarten Data Meeting

10:50 am--First Grade Data Meeting

Teacher Substitutes

  • Tiffany Borman (pm only)--TBD


Wednesday, April 13

7:15 am--Wednesday PD: Topic & Location TBD

All Day--Second Grade "Skin I'm In" Art Project

9:30 am--Preschool Team Meeting

1:00 pm--Case Conference (Sayler, Zeilmann, Cawby)

Teacher Substitutes



Thursday, April 14

8:45 am--Second Grade Data Meeting

2:00 pm--Case Conference (Fuller, Wuethrich, Cawby, Norris)

6:00 pm-8:00 pm--Art Show

Teacher Substitutes

  • Jessica Cawby--no sub
  • Staci Hannon at Van all day


Friday, April 15

7:15 am--Breakfast with Mom (Kindergarten)

1:30 pm--Convo from Indianapolis Opera

Teacher Substitutes

  • Jessica Cawby--no sub
  • Rebecca Fuller--Sheila Sutter
  • Eric Russell--Allison VanderWall
  • Lorie Barber (am only)--TBD

Week of April 18-22

Monday, April 18

3:15 pm--Austen Hensler's Baby Shower in Art Room

Teacher Substitutes

  • Cathy Daniels--Sara Redlin
  • Maggie Sayler--Allison VanderWall


Tuesday, April 19

All Day--Kindergarten Testing in Gym

10:05 am--Kindergarten Data Meeting

10:50 am--First Grade Data Meeting

Teacher Substitutes

  • Cathy Daniels--no sub
  • Sara Clouse--Haylee Nelson
  • Julie DeYoung--no sub
  • Kelly Geleott--Amanda Hickman
  • Sherry O'Dette--Zac Mishler
  • Lindsay Shorna--Sheila Sutter


Wednesday, April 20

7:15 am--Wednesday PD: Insurance Meeting at RCHS

8:00 am--Case Conference (Fuller, Bryant, Cawby, Norris)

9:30 am--Preschool Team Meeting

1:00 pm--Case Conference (Maienbrook, Piercy, Cawby, Norris)

Teacher Substitutes

  • Cathy Daniels--Sara Redlin
  • Kelly Geleott--Libby Pickett


Thursday, April 21

All Day--Kindergarten Testing in Gym

8:45 am--Second Grade Data Meeting

6:00 pm-8:00 pm--Art Show

Teacher Substitutes

  • Cathy Daniels--no sub
  • Sara Clouse--Haylee Nelson
  • Julie DeYoung--no sub
  • Kelly Geleott--Amanda Hickman
  • Sherry O'Dette--Zac Mishler
  • Lindsay Shorna--Sheila Sutter


Friday, April 22

Mid-Terms Due

7:15 am--Breakfast with Mom (PK and LifeSkills)

Teacher Substitutes

  • Cathy Daniels--Sara Redlin
  • Eric Russell--Allison VanderWall

Nuts & Bolts

The April 2016 Edition of the Teacher Toolkit is here. Please see the attached file. This edition has a great page on "Rigor in Mathematics" specifically focused on the elementary level. If you haven't check out the Teacher Toolbox you should! Teachers are finding wonderful and valuable resources in their subject are in each edition. You can find past editions posted at: http://www.doe.in.gov/ccr/teachers-toolbox. Enjoy!


April Toolbox: http://www.doe.in.gov/sites/default/files/ccr/teachers-toolbox-april-2016.pdf