JBD FLASH 2016

January 8, 2016

Welcome Back and Happy New Year!

Lots going on these days...Reading month is underway with all kinds of great activities and incentives to keep our children's noses in books. The FORCE will be AWAKENED for sure as everyone motivates to become MASTER JEDI READERS! Many thanks to Lynne Logan, Lisa Schliske, and Susan Hardesty for leading the committee toward establishing the great ideas. You will all love the MOVIE trailers that Susan has put together to get the juices flowing...there is so much talent in this school! The literacy team members on each grade level will be sharing the details of READING MONTH. Stay tuned!


Just a reminder, your mid-year goal review is due on Jan. 29. This is plenty of time for those of you that are using DRAs as your measure as they are due in SYNERGY no later than Jan. 22. Lynne and Lisa have been working on our electronic wall data which is the focus of our PCI and the data review collaboration will take place on Jan. 27th for Language Arts. We are looking forward to those celebrations where the children are showing movement and growth! If they are not showing expected growth, then we need to have the conversations as we get together with the teams as to strategies that need to be implemented to influence change. For those strugglers, we have to remember that doing the same thing slower and louder will not yield the results...it's all about a new intervention determined and focused on the data for each child.


For all upcoming collaborations, an agenda needs to be submitted to me prior to the session. The specialists have been consistent with this, but I also need an agenda from the grade levels...fourth and fifth should have one from the LA teams and one from the Math teams. Please email them to me.


Thanks for all you are doing...this is the time when we buckle down and get rolling toward seeing the real progress. You all know your children now and know what they need. Classrooms are well oiled machines, discipline problems are minimal, and your professional teams are solid. If support is needed for anything, please let me or Jill know and we will do WHATEVER it takes to provide you with what you need to implement a quality and student center focused learning environment for the children.


Star Wars Master Jedi nights have nothing on the staff at JBD!


Beth :)

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