Friday Focus

West Elementary School

Friday, January 8th

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, January 11th- Nancy and Rebecca gone to ICLE ELA Curriculum training.

Wednesday, January 13th- Early Release for students. MU Behavior Analysis/ Small Group Social Skills Training.

Thursday, January 14th- Fatima and Steve gone to ICLE Math Curriculum training. Brandi gone from 8-10 at Curriculum Training. Niki gone all day at PBIS training.PTA Special Membership Drive Meeting, 6:00 p.m. Please invite 3 parents from your classroom to join.

Monday, January 18th- No School. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Tuesday, January 19th- Brandi is out of the building all day at ICLE training.

Thursday, January 21st- Mentor Celebration.

Wednesday, January 27th- Staff Meeting, 3:50 p.m. SRC and Literacy Training.

Friday, January 29th- Earthquake Drill.

Meeting Reminders

1/11- 8:35 a.m. -E.A. Staffing- Frank, Chamberlain, Fatherley, Hoffmeyer.

1/11-3:45 p.m.- M.J. Staffing- Markway, Frank, Chamberlain, Maloney, Hoffmeyer, Fatherley.

1/12-1:00 p.m.- H.H.-TST- Walker, Fatherley, Chamberlain, Frank, Duncan.

1/13- 3:45 p.m.- J.A.- TST- Bexten, Frank, Walker, Atkinson, Fatherley.

1/14- 3:45 p.m.- A.S.-TST- Bexten, Frank, Eiken, Atkinson, Fatherley.

Early Release- Wednesday, January 13th

MU Behavior Analysis and Small Group Social Skills Training

Please bring your class lists so we can update our behavior screenings. MU will also discuss the use of small group social skills training that will begin soon with those students identified by the screening tools.


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?

January Character Trait: Hardworking and Motivation

Response to Intervention: Collaborating to Target Instruction

Why it is important for students to learn Problem Solving?

Trapped on an Escalator