Week at a Glance

January 4-8


  • Week 18 of LA curriculum guide
  • 7:30 a.m.--whole group collaboration in MP room--PBIS
  • 8:30 a.m.--meeting--Kari & Karen
  • 4:00 p.m.--case conference--Chelsie, Beth, Heather H., & Karen
  • 6:00-7:30 p.m.--archery practice


  • Reading benchmarking window opens (ends 2/5)
  • admin meeting--Karen gone all day
  • 2:50 p.m.--RTI meeting?
  • 6:00-7:30 p.m.--b-ball practice


  • 7:30 a.m.--NEU tailgating planning meeting in conference room
  • 2:50 p.m.--book study discussion--gr. 3-6; Part 1: Issues 1-5; meet in conference room
  • 6:00-7:30 p.m.--archery practice


  • 8:00 a.m.--case conference--Lucinda, Heather H., Erin M., & Karen
  • 8:30 a.m.--Student of the Week nominations due
  • 2:00 p.m.--meeting--Karen & Josh
  • 6:00-7:30 p.m.--b-ball practice


  • 7:30 a.m.--winter craft workshop planning meeting in conference room
  • 8:30 a.m.--progress report grades due
  • 3:30 p.m.--gr. 6 weekly notes due


  • READING BENCHMARKING: Just a reminder that the benchmarking window opens on Tuesday. Please do not delay in starting to benchmark students. Winter weather can be unpredictable and you never know when a school delay or cancellation can occur. As you benchmark students, enter the info on the spreadsheet Becca had created in the fall and send the updated one to me by February 5. School data will be compiled and then we will review it as a staff in addition to our grade level data meetings.
  • NEU TAILGATING PLANNING MEETING: The family tailgating party is coming up! January 26 to be exact! I'd like to finalize plans this week so that orders can be placed, donations for food sought, etc. Let's have the planning committee meet this Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. in the conference room.
  • BOOK STUDY; An invitation to participate in a book study was sent out prior to break to upper elem for the book Reading Nonfiction: Notice & Note Stances, Signposts, and Strategies. Our first book study discussion will be held this Wednesday after school in the conference room. We'll take a look at the first five issues discussed in Part 1. (pp.1-41) At the book study meeting we'll develop a plan for the remaining parts of the book and determine times to meet. If you can't attend the study Wednesday afternoon, but wish to participate in the book study, just let me know! I can keep you updated on future discussion times. :-)
  • WINTER CRAFT WORKSHOP: It's time to start planning the winter craft workshop for our students! A planning meeting will be held Friday morning at 7:30 a.m. in the conference room to begin planning the crafts students will make. All those wishing to help plan the event is welcome to attend! A date for the event has not been finalized yet, but it will most likely be held after school during the first week of February.
  • BOOK FAIR: The book fair is scheduled to arrive on January 22 which is a Friday. I'm not sure when it will arrive that day, but I'm thinking we won't actually be able to open it until the following Monday. As we get closer to the delivery date, I will know more of the final details and will have a sign up schedule available for you to take classes to the Fair. We will also have the book fair open the night of our Tailgating Party so that parents can attend with their children. We will most likely set up the book fair in the MP room so that it can be set up for the week, but be locked up when not open. I have received some of the promotional items already and will get those posted and sent out to parents soon.

PBIS--Getting the Message Out

We have brainstormed some different ways to reinforce school expectations with students and several have been implemented so far. Your work in getting the message out to students has been great!

Josh is currently working on some posters of the expectations to be posted throughout the school--hallways, restrooms, etc. to further make our expectations visible to all. He is working on a couple different formats--one is more simplistic like the ones we have on the cafeteria tables while others will have more details (and color coded!). :-)

Below are some links to some videos that were created by students and staff in different schools as a way to get their school's expectations communicated to all. Take a look and let me know what you think. Is this something that we should consider doing for our students?