Friday Focus

Moreau Heights Elementary

February 22

The Moreau Heights family is committed to providing a positive and safe learning environment to support responsible and productive citizens.

Leaders Don't Need A Title

Looking at all the excellence in SO many of our staff, it's important to remember that a title doesn't make you a leader. It's how we manage ourselves every day!

Author, Jimmy Casas, reminds us that you don't need a title to be a leader. Leaders do these things:

  • recognize they are a work in progress. They don't consider themselves "experts" and truly value the importance of learning from others.
  • don't define themselves as "model" teachers/leaders; the define themselves as model learners.
  • never keep their heads down or "stay in their lane" when it comes to leading. They choose to push themselves forward in order to disrupt the status quo to bring about positive change for students, their school, and their community.
  • visualize the change they want to see in their school. They understand that how they think and what they believe can impact what their students and school can become.
  • don't shy away from challenges and never take a defeatist attitude. They stay the course regardless of the arrows that may come their way.
  • don't expect everything to go as planned. Recognize that working in school with kids is unpredictable. See student discipline issues as opportunities to both learn and teach self-discipline.
  • when faced with adversity, they don't dwell on the negative; they approach it as an opportunity to grow.
  • they are mindful that how they model teaching and/or leading each day is a choice, and they choose to bring their best each day, and the next day, and the day after that.

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PBS lesson

The PBS lesson focus this week is "I can be okay even if others are not okay by removing myself from the situation."

Our Second Steps. . .

Lesson 18 is where we have each classroom paced on lessons:

Kindergarten- Handling Being Knocked Down

1st grade - Solving Problems, Part 2

2nd grade - Solving Problems, Part 2

3rd grade - Solving Problems, Part 2

4th grade - Making a Plan

5th grade - Making a Plan

Celebrate the Positive!

Positive office referrals in 2019: 122

Character Trait for February is Honesty

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JCPS Difference Maker Recognition

Have a colleague who you would like to see recognized for making a positive difference? Here is the link to complete a nomination.

Morning Gym Duty

Jerry Ries

Briana Watson

Michelle Humphreys

Kelly Moeller

Calendar of Events

Monday, February 25

*Lorie consult with Sue 8:30-11:30 (All classrooms are to make sure that literacy instruction is occurring during the morning - thank you for any flipping of schedule this requires of you and your students!)

*SST - ES (Mantle, Day, Holliday) 9:15

*Cultural Diversity/Engagement session 4:00

*Board meeting 6:00

Tuesday, February 26

*IEP DB (Farmer, Haugen, Steuber, Humphreys, Boeckman, Lueckenhoff, Lock) 2:15

*School Culture team mtg 3:45

*Tier 2 mtg 3:45

Wednesday, February 27

*Specials Collaboration 7:45-8:15

*EA5 staffing (James, Hutchison, Haugen, Yaeger) 8:30

*CB IEP (Connelly, Humphreys, Haugen, Lock, Cremin, Whitworth) 11:00

*AF staffing/IEP (James, Vignola, Gaines, Steuber, Haugen, Lock, Cremin, Humphreys) 2:15

*Staff meeting (Marty to present) 3:45

Thursday, February 28

*Special Teacher Appreciation Day

*Sue at Principal PLC 1-3:30

Friday, March 1

*IEP AT (Farmer, Day, Steuber, Humphreys, Boeckman, Lueckenhoff, Lock) 2:15

Saturday, March 2

*Cardio Challenge 10-2

Monday, March 4

*Sue at MAESP conference

*Dawn at PDC conference

*VC IEP mtg (Farmer, James, Steuber, Lueckenhoff, Lock Humphreys, Mantle/Albers) 9:15

*CB IEP mtg (Hutchison, Strange, Ewing, Gragg, Connelly) 3:45

Tuesday, March 5

*Dawn at PDC conference

*ICLE Coach at school (Plan time observations and reflection for grades 1, 3, 4)

Wednesday, March 6

*District admin mtg 8 - 11 (Sue at Dix Rd)

*New Crew 3:45

Thursday, March 7

*ICLE coach at school (Plan time observation and reflection for grades k, 2, and 5)

*National Breakfast Week presentation at MH

*Tornado Drill 10:00

*Title I parent event 6:00 - Josh Varner (trauma)

Friday, March 8

*National Read-In Day

Weekly Collaboration Log

This is the link to a revised communication log for your team collaboration. The expectation is that your team will complete each week.

Dr. Day's Update


There has been so much amazing growth with iReady during our last assessment. Thank you all so much for all your hard work with students. This growth is due to your hard work in the classroom. Please take time to celebrate this with your students. Pulling students over and having conversations about their growth is a great motivation to students.

This is also a great motivator for the next assessment. Setting goals with students, sharing their growth and stretch growth, are all great ways to help motivate students to do their best and really show what they have learned.

JC Literacy Week

March 4-8 is JC Literacy Week. I'm including a link to generate a list of activities for literacy week. I have started with just a few ideas, to get the ball rolling. Please add things you are doing this year, or have done in the past. Sharing all of your great ideas will make for a fantastic literacy week.

February Birthdays

Katie Paul - Feb. 5

Coco O'Neill - Feb. 24

Jesse Bond - Feb. 26

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