Week at a Glance

April 27-May 1

It's hard to believe that this Friday marks the start of May! Time sure does fly by!

I enjoyed the TinCaps game Friday night. My sister and nephew came up for the game and Zach had a good time. He especially enjoyed running the bases after the game, and in his words, "That was incredible!" It was a beautiful night to be sitting out at game especially since Mother Nature cooperated and kept the rain farther north. Glad the TinCaps won too! :-)


  • ISTEP testing
  • 2-hour delay for specials
  • 7:30 a.m.--grade level collaboration for non-ISTEP grades; sped meets with Karla M.; ISTEP grade teachers and test admins meet with Karen in conference room
  • 8:00 a.m.--Karen meets with Lucinda regarding ISTEP testing as well as all those who have last minute questions about testing; IA collaboration
  • 1:45 p.m.--NEU convocation in the gym


  • ISTEP testing
  • 2-hour delay for specials
  • 7:30 a.m.--staff meeting--continuing our discussion about Success/intervention time
  • 10:30-3:30 p.m.--Janelle North, health coach, @ WC
  • 2:50 p.m.--RTI meeting
  • 3:00 p.m.--conference--Dawn, Jessica & Karen
  • 3:30 p.m.--walking with Janelle North--all interested WC staff
  • 6:00-7:30 p.m.--archery


  • ISTEP testing
  • 2-hour delay schedule for specials
  • Adjustments in specials due to testing: Dona and Scott will be testing until 10:15 a.m. and that's when their specials are set to begin. There is a good chance they will be done testing earlier than 10:15 a.m.; however, let's plan on moving the 2-hour delay schedule time for 3-J PE and 5-N art by 5 minutes and make the start time 10:20 a.m. to be sure.
  • grade level meetings--kindergarten in a.m.; gr. 2 in p.m.
  • 12:15 p.m.--gr. 4 tree program
  • 3:45 p.m.-6:00 p.m.--sped interviews @ SSES--Jessica & Karen


  • ISTEP testing
  • 2-hour delay for specials
  • Adjustments to schedule: Because of the testing schedule, we will need 5th and 6th grade classes to switch lunch times today. Staffing can remain at the regular times. So that means Ellen would be supervising 6th grade lunch today and Korynn would have the fifth graders instead. We will also need to flip 1-O art and 5-N art times. O'Neill's class will go to art from 10:20-11:15 and Northrup's class will go to art from 1:45-2:30 p.m.
  • grade level meeting--gr. 1 in a.m.
  • 11:00 a.m.--handbook meeting--Karen @ central office
  • 1:30 p.m.--1st grade Safe Haven program
  • 6:00-7:30 p.m.--archery?


  • ISTEP testing
  • 2-hour delay for specials
  • 7:30 a.m.--Field Day committee meeting
  • 3:00 p.m.--case conference--Terri, Deb, Jessica, & Karen
  • 3:30 p.m.--Gr. 1 and Gr. 2 Weekly Notes due


  • FIELD DAY COMMITTEE: I would like to meet with anyone who is interested in planning this year's Field Day Friday morning at 7:30 a.m. Field Day will be here before we know it!
  • STUDENT HANDBOOK: I have a meeting later this week regarding student handbooks. Do you see anything that needs to be changed/revised? If so, please let me know. Thanks!
  • SPED POSITION: Interviews for the special education position continues this week. We are hopeful that after this round we will have found an exceptional candidate to join our staff.
  • TECH USAGE: I have seen positive growth in the use of technology in our school over the course of the year--both in frequency of use and the depth of use. Your efforts in incorporating technology into lessons in a meaningful way are appreciated! Thanks, too, to Lance for providing us tech coaching and support!
  • STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK: Get ready to head back to the 80s next week for Staff Appreciation Week! Lots of fun surprises have been planned. A few of the surprises/celebrations are: PAC will be providing a breakfast Monday morning for staff (bagels, muffins, juice, etc.) and Wednesday I will have a party for staff after school with snacks and activities including a photo booth. Like totally say, Cheese! :-) Wednesday is also a special dress up day for staff only--no kids! Dress in your favorite 80s attire! Think neon! Think Preppy popped up shirts! Think bangles, big hair, big shoulder pads, parachute pants, rolled jeans, and leg warmers! Oh, my! Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed 80s style staff members at our party on Wednesday. Can't wait to see what you wear!

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