Friday Focus

Welcome to the DUNLAP GRADE SCHOOL’S Friday Focus

Great Things at DGS this Week

Friday Focus 1.15.2016

on the docket

Monday, January, 18, 2016
  • No School. Enjoy your time with your friends and family!
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
  • Lunch: Nachos Grande
  • STAR Reading Benchmark Begins
  • JP Team Meeting 9:20am
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
  • Lunch: Cheese Omelet
  • Board of Education Meeting 7pm
Thursday, January 21, 2016
  • Lunch: Zoo Crew Nuggets
  • 3rd-5th Grade Field Trip to Mary Poppins at the High School 9:15am
  • Faculty Meeting 2:45pm in 3L. We will be presenting Natalie with a certificate for being named JA Teacher o f the Month and discussing the Great Kindness Challenge. I did place some packets of kindness ideas and resources in your mailboxes earlier this week that you could use in the classroom. You will get all the other copies and materials you need at the faculty meeting for the building plans
Friday, January 22, 2016
  • Lunch: Cheese Lasagna
  • Chocolate Day in 2P/2Z

Teacher Evaluation Updates

  • Please complete Evidence Collection Forms as soon as possible. Once these are done I will be able to start working on your summative evaluations. Collection forms should be completed by the end of January.
  • If you completed a PGP this year, please schedule a mid-point conference with me to review your progress on your growth toward your goals. I'd like to have these completed by the end of January as well. I look forward to our conversations!

Lice Practice

I placed two documents in your mailboxes. Please read through our district lice practice as well as our management practices. Let me know if you have any questions.
You can also see the practice on the district website under nursing services.

Creating a Video Newsletter

I recently read the book and blog "Your School Rocks: Passionately Pitch and Promote the Positives Happening on Your Campus." The authors shared a simple way to publish video newsletters and I was instantly inspired. You will now see a green screen and tripod in my office that are accessible to you and your students should you also want to do something similar or have your own idea. You can read about the process on their blog at:

You can view a project I did with two members of service and leadership club in the video below. This project took less than 10 minutes of editing time from the moment they finished recording until I uploaded it and shared it on YouTube. If you are interested. I'd be happy to show you how or you can watch the videos in the link from above.

Great Kindness Video Introduction

The Great Kindness Challenge 2016

Blogs, Pins, and Tweets, Oh My!

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