Maryville Guidance

January 2016

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January Guidance

January Guidance will focus on the Fourth Habit of Happy Kids: Think Win-Win.

Everyone can win.

I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others' Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for Third Alternatives.

It will take place the week of January 11-15, 2016. Look for an email notification to sign up.


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In December, Maryville students earned 5 referrals. Three of these referrals were earned on the bus and 2 were earned in the classroom. Typically December is a very high month for referrals, but this December saw the second lowest amount of referrals in recent years. Additionally, all students who earned a referral in December earned their first referral for the year. There were not "repeat offenders" this December, which is also very unusual.

Here is a rundown of the amount of referrals we have had the past five years, August-December:

2015-2016: 25 referrals

2014-2015: 41 referrals

2013-2014: 39 referrals

2012-2013: 35 referrals

2011-2012: 60 referrals

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Please have your grades in IC by 8 AM on Friday, January 8, 2016.


  • All students should have a grade or NA for every standard/subject.
  • Students who receive a D or lower should have a comment with the grade or standard.
  • Any grade that drops should also include a comment.
  • Please make sure each student has at least 1 positive comment on their report card.

Thank you!!
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First Book

First Book is a website/marketplace that sells deeply discounted books for classrooms or personal collections. The marketplace is only available to employees of Title 1 schools. First Book also frequently has giveaways for free books. the books typically cost $0.25 to ship and that is your only cost!

Here is a link:

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Bully Blockers Skill Four

Bully Blockers, Skill 4 will begin on Monday, January 25th. I will send out lesson plans to those who need them. Please see me with any questions.

ACCESS Testing

All English as a Second Language students will need to take the ACCESS for ELLS testing during the month of January. Because it is completed online, the computer lab will be reserved January 28th for these students.

There are currently 4 ELL students enrolled at Maryville:

1 Kindergartner

1 Second grader

2 Fourth graders

Behavior RTI

I came across a great webpage where a counselor discussed how she and her school were tracking Behavior incidents and using that information for RTI. I have shared this with a few teachers but thought others might find it interesting.

Here is the webpage:

And here is a link to the form:

It came from Kansas University.

Towne Hall

Tuesday, Jan. 5th, 10am

4504 Summers Drive

Louisville, KY

Towne Hall will be Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 10 AM. Fifth grade will be reteaching expectations and the leadership team will present on bus referrals.

Fund for the Arts Meeting

Friday, Jan. 15th, 8-10am

1515 Story Avenue

Louisville, KY

I have a Fund for the Arts meeting on Friday, January 15 from 8-10 AM. Typically these meetings do not last until 10 AM and I will be at school as soon as it is completed.

Elementary School Counseling Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 21st, 9am-1pm

1040 Kentucky 44

Shepherdsville, KY

I have an Elementary School Counseling meeting on Thursday, January 21 from 9 AM-1:00 PM. I can be reached by text or email.

Fund for the Arts Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 21st, 1-5pm

623 West Main Street

Louisville, KY

Following the elementary school counseling meeting, I have a Fund for the Arts meeting on Thursday, January 21st. I can be reached by phone/text.

PBIS Coaches Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 26th, 2-4pm

1040 Kentucky 44

Shepherdsville, KY

There is a PBIS Coaches meeting on January 26, 2016 from 2-4 PM. I will return for the staff meeting afterwards.


Wednesday, Jan. 27th, 4pm

4504 Summers Drive

Louisville, KY

The ABRI team will be meeting after school on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 to complete the Tiered Fidelity assessment.

Arts and Humanities Thursday

Thursday, Jan. 28th, 9:30-10:30am

4504 Summers Drive

Louisville, KY

Otis from the O Show on WDJX 99.7 radio will be our guest on Thursday. Due to his time commitments and hosting a radio show, he will be presenting to the entire school for an hour on Thursday. All classes will attend 9:30-10:30 AM.


Thursday, Jan. 28th, 3:45-4:30pm

4504 Summers Drive

Louisville, KY

Mrs. Johnson, Ms. Kaiser and Mrs. Kessler will be in charge of detention for the month.