Charting our Course! March 22
March 31, 4:30-7:30 Seven Bridges Clubhouse- dinner provided
May 2, 4:30-7:30 Seven Bridges Clubhouse- dinner provided
If you haven't figured out the coordinates yet....it is at Seven Bridges Clubhouse! We can't wait to start the planning of an amazing elementary experience for both students and staff.
To be best prepared for this evening, Kali and I ask that you bring:
1. Growth mindset
2. Innovative Thinking
3. A student-focused approach to problem solving
Words banned from the event:
1. We have always done it that way
2. It is best for teachers/adults
Before the meeting we would encourage you to look into/research instructional strategies / innovative teaching ideas that you have always wanted to try. Comb the blogs, educational social media and journals to start thinking about creating the BEST elementary structures for our students. Think about your gifts and how you can share those with students. No idea is a bad idea! Come with your own SPARK!
TAKE AWAY: Come with innovative teaching approaches and an open mind!
Permission to Come On Board, Captain? GRANTED!
Chelsey has been serving as a para professional in the Functional Classroom throughout the 15-16 school year. She will be a welcomed addition to our staff. Her grade level placement has not been determined at this time. Email here.
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Anna Schaeffer (pending board approval)
Pending board approval in April, we would like to welcome Ms. Schaeffer to the Siegrist line up. Anna has been teaching in Topeka over the past year and will be wonderful addition to our staff. Her grade level will be determined very soon.
Parent communication for 2016-17
Bloomz (app) or if you DOJO (use class story)
Weekly Newsletter (sent through email)
Email Updates (sent through email)
Look into these options, as it might be something we want to consider making a school wide decision on. One advantage of using a program like Bloomz is that we can schedule parent teacher conferences through the app. Parents can sign up at Back to School Night.
Take away: Weekly communication is the expectation at the district level, and I only ask that we consider multiple children in a family when making the decision as a building.
Siegrist SWAP AND SHOP
Siegrist Swap and SHOP! A private teacher buy, sell and trade page just for the purposes of selling, trading, or giving away personal classroom items that you don't want to move. All items posted will be approved to make sure you aren't selling school property or husbands or wives that you are disgruntled with :)
This will be very beneficial for teachers leaving Siegrist as they won't be taking furniture with them. If you wish to join you will need to copy the link to the page: and request to be accepted. (This makes me sound like a control freak, but I don't want people outside of Platte County to join due to the items being shared)
Take Away: Search Siegrist Teacher Swap and Shop on Facebook to join the group and list your items.
Students will be in the building touring between 11-1 and we will take them back to Pathfinder with a belly full of McDonald's, thanks to Platte Valley Bank for paying for their lunch!!!!!
Take away: May 11 - Barry/Pathfinder students touring between 11-1! Thank Platte Valley Bank Susan Baker - here.