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"Pathfinder's Guide For Information" - October 13th

Playground Update Meeting

Friday, October 14th at 4:00 in the library we will have an optional playground update meeting. During this meeting we will update our staff regarding our new playground, timeline for completion, and create a task force for scheduling. I will also send out an informational memo after the meeting if you are unable to attend.

TLIM Lead Time Begins Monday

Thanks for a great professional development day on Monday revolving around launching leadership. Our coach, Paul, is always very impressed with our staff's hospitality, energy, and passion for TLIM!

Reminder that Monday begins our school-wide LEAD time where we are directly teaching the 1st habit of being "Proactive". The LEAD time needs to be an agreed upon grade level lesson that is taught for at least 30 minutes on Monday. We plan to focus and reinforce the habit of being proactive throughout the week. Please make sure to upload your lesson to your team's Leader In Me folder.

Recess and Lunch Reminderrs

* Please make sure you have the recess bag when your grade level is outside.

* Please make sure you have the walkie-talkie turned on and on the "Pathfinder" channel.

* Please make sure that it is not ALL substitutes covering recess duty.

* Use green lunch count slips for subs doing lunch counts and attendance. These were given out to everyone at the beginning of the year, and if you need additional slips...please grab some from the office!

Box Tops Celebration For Pathfinder

We want to make sure to provide a thank you to Price Chopper and Box Tops for their generous donation of $1500. We will have a large banner in the front hall starting tomorrow that we would like for your students to stop by and sign. They can simply sign their name or provide a short message!

B.E.A.T. (Birthday Eats And Treats) Day / Friday, October 21st

It's almost BEAT Day. Special Services will be ordering boxed lunches from Honeybaked Ham on Friday, October 21st. The BEAT committee will provide drinks, additional sides and desserts.
All orders are $9.00. (this includes tax)
Please enter your order here and pay Suzanne (cash only) by Wednesday, October 19th.

BEAT DAY ORDER

First Quarter Grading Window

Please make sure to have all grades entered by midnight on October 19th. If you have any questions regarding the report card process as it relates to SISK12, please check with Kelli.

Reminder when entering comments on your report cards:

Please make comments for all of your students. Thoughtful comments that support the reporting of standards only enriches the understanding of anyone who looks at report cards. (ie. parents, students, and other schools). Generic comments are not necessary and are typically very transparent to those reading the report cards.


In addition, you will be required to report each student's "Instructional Reading Letter Level" in the comment section. Please have teachers use this comment for consistency and fill in the appropriate letters for their grade and individual student.


Comment Template:

Your child's instructional reading level is ______. By the end of the school year, the grade level expectation is _______. Your child's goal for next quarter is _____________________.


Kindergarten Example:

Your child's instructional reading level for 1st quarter is Below A. The end of year instructional reading level expectation for this grade is D/E. Your child's instructional reading goal for next quarter is B.


3rd Grade Example:

Your child's instructional reading level for 1st quarter is L. The end of year instructional reading level expectation for this grade is P/Q. Your child's instructional reading goal for next quarter is N.


5th Grade Example:

Your child's instructional reading level for 1st quarter is Above W. The end of year instructional reading level expectation for this grade is V/w. Your child's instructional reading goal for next quarter is to focus on deeper comprehension of non-fiction texts.

Leadership Lunch

Please make sure to nominate a child from your classroom for our October Leadership Lunch that will take place Friday, October 21st.

Pathfinder Leadership Lunch Form

Improvement Teams (October 19th)

The purpose of Pathfinder Instructional Improvement Teams:

  • To improve teaching and learning

  • Ensure that all learning and learners are accelerated on a continuous basis


During our PLC Day on October 19th we will begin identifying our improvement cycles and begin our 5 step improvement team process focusing on creating our timeline for the improvement cycle and create the pre assessment for the improvement cycle:

  1. Chart data

  2. Analyze data to prioritize

  3. Create measurable goal

  4. Select instructional strategies

  5. Review results indicators

  • (Repeat process as necessary)

Trunk or Treat....WE NEED TRUNKS

This Wednesday will be a fun week as we gear up for our 5th annual Trunk or Treat. Please begin planning with your grade level or content team regarding your trunk. If you have a parent or an organization that still wishes to sponsor a trunk, please have them contact Heather Schuller.

SST Referral Link

Please utilize this link when referring students for academic, behavior, or social concerns for SST. Our next SST days are November 4th and 11th.

SST Referral Link

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October 17th - 28th

Week of October 17th-21st - Habit #1 Proactive

Monday, October 17th

TLIM Lead Time begins school-wide - 30 minutes at some point in the day

Young Rembrants - 3:50-4:50 - Library

PTA Meeting - 6:00


Tuesday, October 18th

Mad Science - 3:50-4:50 - Art Room


Wednesday, October 19th

Lighthouse Team Meeting - 7:45 - 8:15

4th Grade Government Talk with Ron Schieber- 9:30

PLC Early Release - 1:40

Trunk or Treat - 5:00 K-1st grade / 6:00 2nd-4th grades


Thursday, October 20th

Forest T. Jones Rep At Pathfinder - 8:00-2:00

Earthquake Drill - 10:20

Bricks for Kids - 3:50-4:50 - Library

PTA Skate Night - 6:00

Board Meeting - 6:30 - DEC


Friday, October 21st

BEAT Day - Specials / Content Area Teachers

Leadership Lunch - Student Lunch Times

Report Cards Go Home


Week of October 24th-28th - Habit #2 Begin with the End in Mind

Monday, October 24th

Book Fair Begins

Staff Conference Meal - 4:00-4:30

P/T Conferences - 4:30-8:30


Tuesday, October 25th

1st Grade Field Trip / Red Barn Farm - 9:30-2:30

Mad Science - 3:50-4:50 - Art Room


Wednesday, October 26th

Lighthouse Team Meeting - 7:45-8:15 - Room 103


Thursday, October 27th

October Leadership Assembly - 9:30-10:30

Staff Conference Meal - 4:00-4:30

P/T Conferences - 4:30-8:00


Friday, October 28th

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