K-2 Wing Newsletter

December 7-11, 2015

Visits this Week

This week, we will have visitors in the building again. On Tuesday, Dec. 8th, Dr. Hangey and Ms. Gittens will be doing walk throughs. Please be sure you are following your schedule, your current lesson plans are posted by the door, you are using Behave with Care strategies and language etc. On Wednesday, Dec. 9th, Ms. Gittens and Mr. Kurtz will be in the building. There may be more visitors coming with Mr. Kurtz, but I am not sure. For this visit, be sure you can speak to your Interim 1 data as well as last week's data. Be specific in your responses if asked about your data. We will have our data team meeting on Tuesday during your planning. Please be sure to bring your completed data trackers to discuss.

Are You Interested in Earning More Cash?

After school tutorials will begin the week of Jan. 11th and end April 11th. It is a 12 week commitment. Tutorial days are Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Tutorials will be for one hour on each of the days listed. You will be responsible for tutoring your own students (a minimum of 6 students and a maximum of 12 students for each tutorial session). We are looking for teachers who are committed for the full 12 weeks. If you are interested in tutoring, please let me know by Tuesday, Dec. 8th. If you cannot commit to tutor for the full12 weeks, but are interested, please let me know. We can place you on a sub list.


Starting this week, it is the expectation that you log onto SLDS every day. The teacher from each grade band with the most hits on SLDS every week, will receive a reward. Remember, the number of hits on SLDS is connected to our CCRPI score. These are bonus points. Please help us get these bonus points! There are a lot of great resources to access on SLDS as well as GOFAR. Use them. :) Second grade, you should be incorporating practice constructed response questions in every content area every week (at least once a week). GOFAR is a great resource for finding these questions. If you are unable to access SLDS, please let me know.

DSQ Math Masters Club

Ms. Gittens is beginning a DSQ Math Masters Club. I will send you the information via email. Please read the letter from Ms. Gittens. Only send scholars who have mastered the outlined fluency tests to Ms. Gittens for her to check and reward.

Important Dates to Remember

Dec. 8th: Walk throughs by Ms. Gittens and Mr. Hangey

Dec. 8th: Wing Meeting after school (3:45-4:45)

Dec. 9th : Mr. Kurtz and team visit AHCS

Dec. 11th : Grade books will be checked

Dec. 14th-18th: Interim 2 exams administered

Dec. 16th : Kindergarten Field Trip to the GA Aquarium

Dec. 17th: First Grade Field Trip to The Fernbank Museum

Dec. 18th: Critical Day; all teachers eat lunch with their class


This newsletter serves in lieu of our Monday team meeting. Please sign your name on the list outside of my office door stating you have read the information provided. Thanks!
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