Transition Plus

Young adults- growing and achieving more with our help!

International Potluck

I want to say thank you to all of the staff that made this evening a success for our students and their families. Your help and attendance was much appreciated! If you weren't able to attend you missed a great time with amazing entertainment. We got to see and be a part of urban diversity at its finest. I am so happy to be part of the Transition Plus community where we value each person and the gifts they bring to our school.

Food Service News

Coffee Plus


Transition Plus Coffee Cart has been renamed Coffee Plus! Look for professional attire and new items for sale. Don’t forget that $10.00 punch cards are available for sale to make it easier for you to grab a cup of java, a cookie or a fruit cup. Punch cards make great gifts for coworkers.



Soup's On!


Students in the Food Service class will begin selling lunch, once a week on Wednesdays, for staff. Lunch will be available to purchase from 12:00-1:00 in room C 184. Each week we will offer either soup, salad bar, or baked potato bar. We will begin with soup on Wednesday, October 26th. Cost is ONLY $3.00 for a bowl of soup and piece of bread.

Let’s Help Our Student Parents

Have you been meaning to clean out some closets and drawers before the winter hits? Have you walked past a clearance rack and seen something for 50 cents and wondered who you could buy it for? It’s time to donate to Transition Plus Kids Room!


We will be collecting gently used baby clothes, toys, and books for our students with children. We will take clothes from size newborn up to 3T. Please make sure all clothes have been laundered prior to donating them. Please make sure toys are clean and safe for young children. You may drop the items off to either Tia or Laura. We will let you know where the items will be housed and when they will be ready for students.


Students in need of toys or children's clothing should be directed to their Social Worker in order to access the TPlus Kids Room.


Thanks in advance for your generosity!


Tia and Laura

Visit from International Group

On Tuesday morning, October 25, we will have a contingency of educators from Sweden visiting the Wilder complex. During their time here we will be giving them a presentation on What is Transition Plus? This will be followed by a tour and classroom visits. If having the group in your classroom during class time will be too disruptive please let me know and we will avoid your rooms.

What's happening this week?

Tuesday------10/25----Team Meetings

------------------------------Site Visit from Swedish Educators

Wednesday-10/26----Architect meeting


Friday---------10/28----ILT

------------------------------CBI Friday

Visit Transition Plus

11/1- Visit Transition Plus 5:30-7 ( licensed staff that attend this will be allowed to take off 1/2 day on 11/4 ( Teacher Record Keeping Day)


Please Click Here to indicate if you will be helping out this evening (pizza will be provided for staff between 4:30-5:30- I need a count)

Professional Development

November 3

ESP and licensed staff is expected to attend PD here at Transition Plus. The day will consist of workshop offerings, required survey completion and EdCamp- for ESP staff this will be an 8 hour day from 8:00-4:00 pm. Schedule to follow soon.


November 4th

ESP staff will attend 8 hr CPI training. It is being offered here at the Wilder Building. This is a new training that all staff will need to be taking at some point in the next 2 years (rather than just re-cert).


If you have already taken this class you can attend the district PD conference -Equity and Engagement focus.

Staff Appreciation! Educators 4 Excellence

On November 10th. Educators for Excellence will be providing a free lunch (11:30-1:30) to staff in the staff lounge. I did mention to them that we have some staff that are GF and some that are Veg. Educators for Excellence is a non-profit organization working to include educators' voices in the education policy making process. They have been instrumental in work around ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) to overhaul No Child Left Behind.

Spirit Week! November 7th-11th

Student council and JAG have put together a Spirit Week


Monday------ Nov 7--- Pajama Day (School Appropriate)

Tuesday------ Nov 8---Twin Day (dress like twins with a friend)

Wednesday- Nov 9--- Crazy Day (let's just not get too Crazy)

Thursday---- Nov 10-- 90s Day (for some of us this is stuff in our closet- for them it's retro)

Friday--------- Nov 11-- Rainbow Cancer Awareness (See here for color meaning)

Bullying

Below are a few examples of bullying, including cyber-bullying. I would like you to have conversations in advisory re: bullying. I will be providing additional resources in the upcoming weeks.
THE CYBER BULLYING VIRUS
"Hey" - Short Film on Bullying
Bullying - Don't Be Such A Nerd