Parkdale Elementary Weekly Update
I hope everyone is enjoying the change in the weather. The rain and cooler temperatures make for a good excuse to hang out inside and enjoy a cup of coffee and good book.
Hiring Updates - I'm very excited to announce that we have offered positions to some very qualified candidates. We offered the following:
1st Grade: Ariel Vaughn - She has taught 1st grade in Sedona Arizona and Redmond for the last 4 years after a career in graphic design. She comes highly recommended by Principals she has worked with.
2nd/3rd Grade: Emily Barghigiani - We know Emily as she has been a go-to sub for us for the last few months. We are very excited to see her join our team full time!
2nd Grade Temporary: Betty Nickerson - Betty is just finishing her student teaching in Bend and comes to us highly recommended by those who have worked with her.
Physical Education: We just finished interviewing candidates on Thursday of last week and had a very qualified pool of candidates. I'm hoping to be able to offer a position to a candidate on Monday.
As you may have heard, Lydia will be moving to Mid Valley full time for next year. And Sue Jepson will be at May Street as their counselor. We are very sad that these stellar ladies won't be with us at Parkdale next year. We wish them the best of luck and are happy for them being full time at one building.
We will be interviewing for our Music Position and Counselor Position in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.
Have a great week!
PDES Committee Work
Second Steps - Adopting a Scope and Sequence for 2nd Steps and some of our Growth Mindset lessons
Teaching with Poverty in Mind - Developing a list of best practice strategies and some professional development for staff
Arts Integrated Programing at PDES - Researching successful programs and exploring how it might be applied at Parkdale.
Native Language Literacy - Research is clear on this topic. Best practice for ELLs is a native literacy program that transitions to English by 3rd or even 5th grade. However, as we know, there are many barriers for a program like this, especially in a small school like ours. This work would be focused on reviewing how native language literacy went for us when we did it as a school in the past and then providing a recommendation for our future.
Again, please contact me if you are interested in doing some of this work over the summer.
Collaborative Problem Solving Training with Sue Jepson
Tuesday, May 24th, 2:15-3:15pm
Growth Mindset at Parkdale Elementary
The Growth Mindset strategy of the week this week is...
· Rather than praise, be interested (ask questions)
Other ideas that we came up with as a staff are linked below
Teaching the Mountaineer Expectations: Month 2, Week 3
Using Self Talk:
This is another great week for learning at our school. An important skill for learning is using self-talk. Self-talk means talking to ourselves in a quiet voice or in our heads. Self-talk can help us stay on task and focus attention. Think about what self-talk you might use if you were trying to remember directions your teacher gave you. Remember to use self-talk today when you need to stay focused and on task!
Events This Week...
Music Today – No Tech
2:20 PM – Site Council – Shelley’s Rm
EBISS Conference -Jennie/Holly/Cyndi-Salem
2:15 PM – BEST Meeting
District RTI – Mara/Rhonda/Elise/Jessica/Gus at DO
2:45 PM – Growth Coach Meeting (Office)
3:30 - Apple Valley Happy Hour
12:30 PM ALL SCHOOL MUSIC PRACTICE
2:30 PM – BEST Follow Up
7:00 PM - Music Program
GREEN DAY – AM Anna Osborn/PM Tech
8:00 – 8:20 AM – Gratitude Assembly
No – Reading Intervention Meeting
2:15 pm - BABY SHOWER FOR MARA AND SONIA – DONAHUE’S HOUSE
· 5/23-27 Grade 2 - Swimming All Week
· 5/24 8:15 AM – Fire Drill
· 5/24 2:20 PM – Fun Committee Meeting
· 5/24 2:15 – 3:15 PM – Collaborative Problem Solving Training -
· 5/25 2:25 PM - Staff Meeting
· 5/27 GREEN DAY
· 5/27 2:10 PM – Reading Intervention Meeting – Rhonda’s RM