Jane Ball Happenings

Dec 15-Dec 19

Some major shout outs!

Huge shout out to Bea Cak for a wonderful put together staff Christmas party.

Special thanks to Janet Neitzel for her amazing running these last couple of weeks!

Grades 3-5 teachers

For some awesome conversations on Acuity data and planning to get ready for this new test:)

For Nurse Chrissy!

She saw 320 kids last week.......We love you Chrissy! (and Gina who helps during her lunches!)

Teacher Evaluations

Just a little reminder as I continue to do my "pop ins" :
  • You are ALWAYS invited to ask me to come into your room to share.
  • Please remember I try to touch base with you following but that may not always happen due to my crazy schedule.
  • You are ALWAYS welcomed and encouraged to reach out to me and ask to meet or send an email if you have concerns.
  • We are getting software which will improve this process. I will be able to email you feedback right away through a program. I will be getting training on this in January. More information to come.
  • I realize teacher evaluations can be stressful. Please remember my intention is alway to make us all better. Please feel free to ask questions. I am here to support your work at Jane Ball!


Please remind parents that we are not allowing students to leave early after parties. They can fill out gold notes if they want to take them home.

Please make sure that the office has your teams party schedule and you have notified all support staff (specials, special ed, title etc) who the party may impact.

Remind parents that treats have to be store bought and remind them of any dietary issues in your rooms.

Whats Happening this Week?

You've heard of Shark week---we have Jeans Week! Thanks Kayla and Kara for asking!


PD time- I will be asking for an update on this at the end of semester. Please make sure you are tracking your progress somehow.

Deb leaves mid day.


Team Meetings

Deb out all day - Terre Haute:)


RTI- 8:00 Marcie's Room

Corporation Discussion- 3:30


Team Leader Meeting- 8:00 Library

Holiday Celebrations


UGLY Sweater contest!

PD time

Staff Luncheon YUMMY!

Sing Along 2:30

Testing updates and Assessment Design Team

Assessment design team met at central office and I will be setting up time when we return for our reps to meet with cross grade level teams.

  • NWEA and Acuity (Social Studies and Science) ends Dec 19th.
  • Benchmarks will be extended until January 9th. Please notify title if you need help this week to complete. We need this data for title identification.
  • REMEMBER Benchmarks are mandatory for grades K-2. Grades 3-5 must have current running records and ALL students who are below grade level MUST be benchmarked. Current levels need to be recorded on google doc.

Acuity- ELA and Math Readiness 2 will begin Jan 7th. See Leslie if you are unsure of your times or dates.

Winter break building access

I will send out through email when the building is open. I do plan to come in the second week of break to get "caught up" (Like that will ever happen lol!)

Please feel free to contact me with any specific requests.

Happy Holidays!

May I extend a warm and wonderful Happy Holidays to you and your families! I am so blessed to work with such a great group of people who ALWAYS put kids first! I can't tell you how thankful I am for all of your support as I am still learning with all of you what works best for these wonderful students. Have a happy holiday and great New Year.