Making a Difference Today for a Better Tomorrow

Week Of January 5, 2018


One Word for 2018

Welcome to 2018! We had the pleasure of spending another year together at CSE and I look forward to what 2018 brings.

My word for 2018 is TRUST. This is a big, not unique word, but I believe it best fits my 2018. Why?

1. I trust that the events of 2017, although hard, were part of the plan.

2. I trust that the events of 2018, are part of the plan.

3. I trust first with generous assumptions the people in my life.

4. I trust that we all have our students and colleagues in our best interest.

5. and... I trust the Vikings will not let me down.. again.

What's your ONE Word for 2018? Post it in the office with your provided post it note!

Best of luck on your 2018 RPS!

Have a great week and 2018!


#Keep Your Day and stay #CSESTRONG

One Word

Title Schedule Update

We are quickly coming into the next round of FAST assessments/title qualifications and services. Here is an updated timeline for you to follow:

Dec. 22nd: Last day of Title Services for Round 1

Jan. 3rd: Title 6 week check/Title data analysis of Round One

Week of Jan. 22nd: Resume Title services

A reminder that the testing window will open as soon as we return from break. During this time, Title staff will assist with testing.

Class of the Week!

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This week we relaunched the CSE Class of the week with some new twists! Have a class that you have observed meeting and exceeding our Spartan Pledge? You can nominate them here! https://rocori.wufoo.com/forms/csestrong-class-of-the-week-nomination-form/

CSE RPS 2018

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This Monday, we begin the annual RPS tournament. This is an internal 80 person single elimination tournament for fun and bragging rights. Follow your Favorite CSE staff Member's progress here! Remember to report your results to the CSE office!

4th Annual CSE RPS 2018 http://challonge.com/CSERPS2018

CSE Student Wellness Results

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Pillars of Literacy

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CSE Vision 2017

This is a preview of some of the background work done by our building leadership team. More work and revisions will come from whole staff during upcoming staff meetings. The process followed the organization work in the book "Traction" by Gino Wickman. We have work to share with you about our forecasted future including a 10 year, 3 year, 1 year and 90 day goals. Thank you to the CSE BLT for their inclusive work.. they represented you well!
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Loraine Ashfeld - Jan. 2

Aaron Schneider - Jan. 13

Kaylin Diaz - Jan. 14

Irene Klein - Jan. 19

Sharon Posch - Jan. 22

Joyce Baumann - Jan. 23

Nancy Schroeder - Jan. 24

Tom Petroski - Jan. 28

Kim Tadych - Jan. 31

1/2 - Michelle Neu - July 2

1/2 - Cherie Eickhoff - July 10

1/2 - Leslie Buttweiler - July 10

1/2 - Jason Teig - July 11

1/2 - Arin Spindler - July 14

1/2 - Keisha Kramm - July 15

1/2 - Belinda Walsh - July 21

Weekly Schedule

Monday - Jan. 8

  • DAY 2
  • 7:30 - SAT
  • NO Faith Formation - Grades 1/2 (classes resume Jan. 22)

Tuesday - Jan. 9

  • DAY 3
  • 7:30 - Staffing Day
  • NO Faith Formation - Grades 3/4/5 (classes resume Jan. 23)

Wednesday - Jan. 10

  • DAY 4
  • 7:30 - Bldg. RtI

Thursday - Jan. 11

  • DAY 1
  • 7:30 - BLT Workday - Conference Room
  • 3:00 - Fun Committee

Friday - Jan. 12

  • DAY 2
  • 7:00 - Dist. RtI
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January 1/2 - NO SCHOOL

January 3 - Classes resume!

January 15 - No Students - District Academy Day

January 26 - 3 Hr. Early Dismissal

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Social Media @ ROCORI

Please consider sending in your information and a few pictures for the Staff Spotlight on the district Facebook page. Here are the steps:

1. Fill out the short survey from this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/L2HB359

2. Send 1-4 pictures of yourself to socialmedia@rocori.k12.mn.us

2017-2018 WBWF Goals


The percentage of all students in grades 3-5 at CSE enrolled by October 1st who score at or above grade level targets as measured by the READING will increase from 54.6% in 2017 to 65% in 2018.


The percentage of all students in grades 3-5 at CSE enrolled by October 1st who score at or above grade level targets as measured by the MATH MCA will increase from 60.4% in 2017 to 68% in 2018.

What are potential FOCUS areas of Improvements for SLG/PGP?

Time on Text

Close Reading

Oral Vocabulary Usage/Development


Student Targets

Standard Alignment and Deconstruction

School News/ Annoucements

  • Lunch count and attendance should be done by 9:00 a.m.

  • Complete your Collaboration Notes on OneNoteClass for Review by Dec 4th

  • If you have any items for the January calendar please get them to Loraine!

  • Need CPI Refresher and Training DATES? Click HERE

  • Do not prop doors open! This is both a fire hazard and a critter hazard!

Teacher Evaluation

Student Learning Goal (SLG)

Due by Oct 18th to Mr. Skanson

Document Link HERE

Send to skansone@rocori.k12.mn.us

Professional Growth Plan (PGP)

Due by Oct 18th

Document Link HERE

Send to Brad Bauer (bauerb@rocori.k12.mn.us)

Formal Observation Form

Summative Observation Form

If you are ON CYCLE... you can schedule your PRE/ Observation/ and Post with Loraine

CSE Health and Safety Electronic Forms

Building Safety Request

See something that doesn't seem safe? Fill out the form and submit!

Building Improvement Request

Have some ideas on how to improve our school for staff, students and parents? Fill out the form and make a request!

Congrats, Kudos, and Thank You!

Committee Updates:

Click HERE to access the CSE committee memberships

Why do we have Committee Structure at CSE?

1. To improve decision making process/feedback between staff/administration

2. To Empower Staff to See the Problem/Own the Problem #TOP20

3. Amplify All Voices at CSE

4. Assist in the overall communication and governance at CSE

RtI (Response to Intervention)

Click HERE to access the District RtI Notes

Committee Chair: Jim Meyer

Find and Utilize a variety of DATA sources to assess the degree of success in offering a blabnced elementary program including intellectual, social and emotional.

CI (Curriculum and Instruction)

Click HERE to access the District CI Notes

Committee Chair: Joyce Baumann BaumannJ@rocori.k12.mn.us EXT 3145

Implement strategies to promote oral language development through multiple disciplines.

Lots of support available for new math curriculum. Check the on-line resources. Links were emailed out. A building focus is math talk. If you need help in getting math talk going in your room, contact your grade level math rep or Mike and Mary.

SD (Staff Development)

Click HERE to access the District SD Notes

Chair: Leslie Buttweiler

Provide opportunities for CSE staff to learn, grow and connect to meet building goals

Contributed to Academy Day planning. Many great options! Make sure you register, sessions are filling up already.


Chair- Sharon Posch- poschs@rocori.k12.mn.us -Ext 3142

Why: To create a culture of literacy with students, staff, and families

Increase awareness and usage of authentic literature that supports cultural competency and character education goals.

Book posters are being made to hang around the building to build excitement about books. Also working on a conferring practice profile as part of our Literacy Staff Engagement!


Chair- Rachel McDougall Ext 3129

Provide opportunities for staff to foster human connections; promote positive interactions and a welcoming daily climate.

Health, Safety, Building Improvement

Chair- Tom Petroski PetroskiT@rocori.k12.mn.us EXT 3116

Create and maintain a physical plant feeling that is safe, warm and inviting for staff, students and parents.

We have completed the forms we created that will enable staff to electronically submit requests for building improvements and safety concerns. Eric will be including them in his Staff Updates. Feel free to look them over and offer suggestions for improvement or to make a formal request. We'd like to get as much staff input as possible in order to reach our goal of, "Creating and maintaining a physical plant feeling that is safe, warm, and inviting for staff, students, and parents."

Family Groups

Chair- Brian Kothrade KothradeB@rocori.k12.mn.us EXT 3111

Connect students in meaningful ways to foster cultural responsiveness and high character interactions.

New Family Groups format is allowing for more scheduling flexibility with teachers while still focusing on the core value of building community across grade levels. Patience is key as these family groups will remain the same over the course of the next couple years, and this is where the strength in relationships will be developed.

Spartan Pride

Chair- Dustin Kramer KramerD@rocori.k12.mn.us Ext 3136

Create Student Voice and Presence in Promoting Good Behavior in the developmental role of S/E learning.

Get your student name to Kramer for Balloon Stomping. Keep passing out badges!

Digital Leadership

Chair Greg Spanier SpanierG@rocori.k12.mn.us EXT 3119

Use digital leadership opportunities to tell a positive story about CSE, Foster Choice in Individual PLN and add student voice through technology

Daily 5 Tip of the Week.. from the DAILY CAFE

Searching for a Community of Learners

Home / Tip of the Week / Tip of the Week

By Gail Boushey

January 5, 2018
Issue #495

If you could change one thing in education, what would it be? Less emphasis on high-stakes testing? Smaller class sizes? Skills for all students to be able to discuss and disagree respectfully?

Lucy Calkins recently answered that question by saying, “I would create more time for teachers to study together, to be in a community of learning, reading, writing, and talking. We can no longer be a lone teacher who teaches in isolation. We need each other as we are making enormous differences for students.”*

Sound, research-based beliefs and the confidence to put them into practice have always been important to me. Throughout my career, I’ve sometimes felt like a “lone teacher” and other times found someone right down the hall to have collegial conversations with. Defining my beliefs, bouncing them off others, and hearing their thoughts pushes my thinking deeper and helps me shift my practice for the better. I wonder if this is what Lucy was talking about. We need to take our ideas and listen, discuss, share, invite, question, and refine our thinking and practice with each other for the betterment of our students.

It is easier now than it has ever been before. With social media, online courses, Google Hangouts, discussion boards, and websites, we have the ability to interact with someone near or far away immediately.

My most profound learnings have come from discourse with others. So, let’s do it. Let’s be in community together. We are starting a weekly Twitter chat and we hope you’ll join us as we deepen our thinking and refine our practice together. The first one will be January 10, 5:30 PST. Follow and participate with #DailyCAFE.

Let’s make Lucy’s dream a reality.

Staff Spotlight

NameTom Petroski

How Many Years have you worked at CSE?



Academic Achievement

What I love most about my job at CSE

What I love most about CSE is the caring and supportive environment provided for/by students, teachers, and parents. Whether it is academic or social in nature, the CSE community works hard to create success for all.

Favorite Food


Favorite Children's Book.. and Why!

"Where the Red Fern Grows" This book was one of the first novels I ever read. I really enjoyed getting to know the characters in much greater depth than I had with previous books I had read.


Some of my hobbies include fishing, golfing, boating, and landscaping.

Interesting FACTS about ME

I completed my student teaching in the country of Luxembourg which is in Europe. My 6th grade class of 23 students had 9 different nationalities represented. During my time there, I also visited a total of 8 other countries.