Developing Lifelong Learners Who Grow, Lead and Inspire
Open Enrollment Ends Monday 10-26
If you have already enrolled or you don't need to enroll, please disregard.
Open enrollment for your 2016 Kentucky Employees’ Health Plan (KEHP) benefits ends Monday, October 26, 2015 at midnight.
KEHP Open Enrollment Hotline:
Outside Frankfort: 888-581-8834
In Frankfort: 502-564-6534
Do I need to Enroll?
Yes, if you want to:
- Change your health insurance plan
- Elect or keep the employer-funded General Purpose Waiver Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)
- Elect a Healthcare FSA
- Elect a Dependent Care FSA
No, if you:
- Want to keep your current health insurance plan option
- Currently have and want to keep your employer-funded Waiver Dental/Vision HRA
- Are a KRS, KTRS, or Legislative/Judicial return-to-work retiree, under age 65 and want to keep your current health insurance plan with your active agency
Note: If you did not complete your LivingWell Promise for 2015, you must enroll online and select either the Standard PPO or CDHP. Otherwise, you will be automatically defaulted to the Standard CDHP, single coverage level for 2016.
Tiger Trot Mania
Saturday, October 31st is the annual Tiger Trot event! This year we will be having it here for the first time! If you would like to help during this event below is the link to sign up. We really need course monitors, registration, volunteer tshirt distribution/collection.
We start registration at 9:30AM and the first race at 10:00AM so if you do want to volunteer plan on being here at 9:15A. Also included is the youtube video that Sara will be showing the students to promote this event.
Signup Genius Link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040845a5af2fa13-2015
Youtube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3U18SWHcupo
Student Active Participation
The coders shared that our teachers give opportunities for the whole group to respond to a question every 1.27 minutes. That is frequent response. But, the rate of invitation to an INDIVIDUAL student to respond was 1 per 14.29 minutes. Which means if a child is not participating in the group response, s/he could potentially "sit" for 14.29 minutes before becoming engaged.
How can we improve our invitations for students to respond and be accountable to their own engagement? Invite EVERY PUPIL to RESPOND as often as possible. In the link below there is an A-Z list of ways to engage every student--some require prior preparation (Yes/No cards, whiteboards, colored cards to match teacher choices, pair/share strategies) but are techniques that, once learned, can be used across content areas to keep students engaged and accountable for their learning!
Math Situations to Deepen Understanding
Chance works on Lexia while his third grade classmates have small group time with Mrs. Tower. He's getting what he needs, when he needs it!
Tyler leveled out of Lexia. He will soon be logging into the middle school version!
Principal of the Day
The leadership skills Jackson is learning were evident last Friday when he ran the school with ease!
This Week at Southside
Certified TPGES/OPGES Observations begin this week through November 30. If you did not receive an invitation for an observation and post observation conversation, please let me know!
Monday, October 26
Tuesday, October 27
National Mix It Up Lunch Day
RTI Day at Southside
Bindu Sunil at Southside
Staff Meeting: Drama Standards and Program Review Committee Meetings
Wednesday, October 28
First Grade field trip to Science Center
KRTS Retirement Info Session 4:00 -Blair Center
Thursday, October 29
Kindergarten field trip to Evan Orchard
Southside Data Teams: Schoology Intro with Robyn/SCORED writing prompts for instructional conversation
New Teacher Session 2:45-3:45 (Gari Grider's Room)
Born Learning Workshop #4 5:30-7:30
Tiger Trotters 5:30PM
Friday, October 30
Susie OUT AM only at CO
Numeracy Committee Meeting 7:00AM (Conference Room)
Lunch and Learn-w/Lighthouse Families 11:30-12:30
First Quarter and KPREP Pin Ceremony in Gym 12:45-1:30
Fall Classroom Parties 1:30-2:15
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31 Tiger Trot at Southside! 9:30 registration begins
Oct. 31 Tiger Trot @ Southside
Nov. 2 Kindergarten Parent Academy
Southland Dairy Farmers Mobile Classroom
AR Kick Off 2:45-3:30 (Library)
Nov. 3 NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS/Personalized PD Day (open to all/mandatory for those needing hours)
Nov. 4 Send home "Tuesday" folder due to Nov 3 PD Day
Nov 4-6 Red Ribbon Activities
Nov. 6 Lunch and Learn w/Lighthouse Families 11:30-12:30
Nov. 9 ABRI Data Share with Staff 2:45 Library
ABRI Committee Meeting in Library 3:00
Nov. 11 Veteran's Day
Nov 12 SBDM Meeting
Born Learning Workshop #5
Nov. 13 Lunch and Learn w/Lighthouse Families 11:30-12:30
Nov 16 Southside Report to the Board of Education 7:45 @ CO
Nov 19 Born Learning Workshop #6
Nov. 20 Picture Day Make Up
Nov. 24 Author Visit: Suzanne Nelson
Thanksgiving Dinner in Cafeteria--visitors welcome!
Nov 25-27 Thanksgiving Holiday Break
Dec. 1 EL Parent Academy @ SSE 5:30
Dec 10 Schoolwide Field Trip to Collins for Little Mermaid
SBDM Meeting 4:00 Conference Room
Born Learning Graduation Celebration