Friday Focus

West Elementary School

Friday, February 3rd

Our Mission

Our mission as a school community is to ensure high levels of learning and character development for all students by providing a safe, nurturing, student centered environment.

Upcoming Dates

Monday, February 8th-Thursday, February 11th- The Great Kindness Challenge Week begins! Inside Out Day! Wear your clothes inside out! All of our feelings are important! Let's be kind, even when our emotions have us Inside out! Movie Kick-Off, 9:15-10:50- 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade in the gym. 1:50-3:25- K, 1, and 2 in the gym. Below is a duty/Team Planning schedule for that time. Student Led Conferences.

Tuesday, February 9th- PJ Day!- Be a STAR! Stop Take a deep Breath and RELAX! Wear your PJ's to help you remember to relax, even when it's hard to be kind.

Wednesday, February 10th- Work Out Day! Keeping our brains and bodies healthy helps us keep our emotions in check and helps us spread kindness! School Culture Team Meeting, 3:50 p.m.

Thursday, February 11th- Red, White, and Pink day! Show love through kindness to all! Valentine’s celebration. 2:45-3:25 p.m.

Friday, February 12th- No School- Staff Compensation Day.

Monday, February 15th- No School- President’s Day.

Tuesday, February 16th- 5th Grade Fine Arts Recruitment Day, 9:00-12:00.

Thursday, February 18th- Papa John’s Pizza Night.

Monday, February 22nd- 504 Team Meetings during planning times.

Wednesday, February 24th- 3rd Grade Tobacco Education Performance, Staff Meeting.

Thursday, February 25th- Fire Drill.

Friday, February 26th- Spring Pictures, Fire Drill.

The Great Kindness Week Challenge Schedule!

Monday, February 8th-Thursday, February 11th- The Great Kindness Challenge Week begins! Inside Out Day! Wear your clothes inside out! All of our feelings are important! Let's be kind, even when our emotions have us Inside out!


Movie Kick-Off, 9:15-10:50- 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade in the gym. 1:50-3:25- K, 1, and 2 in the gym. Below is a duty/Team Planning schedule for that time.


Specials Teachers and Niki will help supervise during their regular schedule in the gym. Classroom Teachers will have extended planning time during this day while their class is in the movie to work on team related tasks including common assessments and data cycles.


Tuesday, February 9th- PJ Day!- Be a STAR! Stop Take a deep Breath and RELAX! Wear your PJ's to help you remember to relax, even when our emotions get the best of us and it's hard to be kind.


Wednesday, February 10th- Work Out Day! Keeping our brains and bodies healthy helps us keep our emotions in check and helps us spread kindness!


Thursday, February 11th- Red, White, and Pink day! Show love through kindness to all! Valentine’s celebration. 2:45-3:25 p.m.

Reminders

  • Please remember that we often have parents and other volunteers in the office helping grade levels. Please make sure that you are following our expectations on confidentiality when in the office area. We are writing our own story!
  • Please make sure you are updating your grades by Tuesday each week!
  • If you are on the summative evaluation cycle this year, please make sure you complete your reflection on standards 3.3, 7.2, and 9.2 before our scheduled meetings in TalentEd Perform.
  • Grade level teachers- Please complete the student check-lists by Friday, February 5th for the MU Study so we can get our small groups going soon! Thanks.


Please let me know if you have questions!

Meeting Reminders

2/8-3:45 p.m.- A.M. TST- Fatherley, Brooks, Chamberlain, Atkinson.

2/9- 9:30 a.m.- S.W. Staffing- Higgins, Frank, Fatherley

2/9- 1:50 p.m.- S.S. TST- Ambrose, Chamberlain, Fatherley, Frank.

2/9- 2:45 p.m.- T.O. TST- Borgmeyer, Chamberlain, Holliday, Fatherley.

2/9- 3:45 p.m. C.C.H. TST- Eiken, Chamberlain, Atkinson, Fatherley.

2/10- 10:15 a.m.- E.L. TST- Eiken, Fatherley, Atkinson.

Duties

Please make sure you are marking your calendar for morning and afternoon duties! We have had several people miss duties and your help is needed! Please be there when you are assigned.
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Four Essential Questions

  1. What do we want Students to learn?

  2. How will we know they have learned?

  3. How will we respond when they don’t learn?

  4. How will we respond when they already know?

February Character Trait: Honesty

Socratic Seminar Strategies for the Second Grade Classroom