Aurora Frontier P-8 Staff Bulletin

February 22, 2016

What is happening at Frontier:

  • 2/23-8th Grade Field Trip to Movie Tavern-10:00-2:00
  • 2/23-PBiS Meeting-2:45-4:00
  • 2/23-PTO/Accountability-6:00pm
  • 2/24-Grade Level Meetings for Late Start
  • 2/24-Joclyn Thomas' Birthday
  • 2/24-Skate City Night-4:00-6:00
  • 2/25-Vista Peak visit with 8th Grade at 8:45am
  • 2/25-Sixth Grade Field Trip to Movie Tavern-10:00-2:00
  • 2/25-2nd Grade Concert-7:00pm
  • 2/26-Spring Class Pictures


Weekly Student Announcements is ready at http://frontier.aurorak12.org/school-info/weekly-school-announcements/

Next Week:

  • 2/29-3/4-Book Fair in the Media Center
  • 2/29-Staff Meeting at 2:45
  • 3/1-Vision Screening for Kinder and Preschool-Conference Room
  • 3/1-Aurora Public Library Read Across America Visit for First Grade at 9:00am
  • 3/1-Water presentation for 3rd Grade at 12:10pm
  • 3/1-PBiS Meeting at 2:45pm
  • 3/2-Whole Staff Meeting for Late Start
  • 3/3-ELT Meeting-2:45-4:15pm
  • 3/4-SOAR Assembly-1:20pm in the Gym

Cari's Corner

HI all,

I hope you are doing well. Over the next couple weeks, I would like to join your grade level or content meetings. The purpose of my visit is to give us an opportunity to share any questions or concerns. Thanks for helping Lauren get me on your schedule.

Thanks again for all your hard work.

Cari

District Announcements

Professional Learning

2/24 Grade Level Meetings.

5-8 will meet in the Media Center.


"10 Ways to Flip a Kid and Turn Their Day Around"

http://www.coolcatteacher.com/10-ways-to-flip-a-kid-and-turn-their-day-around/?utm_content=buffer6ce16&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer


"Teaching Students to Embrace Mistakes"

http://theardentteacher.com/2015/01/19/embracing-mistakes/

Athletics

Boys' Basketball



  • 2/23-Quest vs. Frontier
7th Grade plays at Frontier


8th Grade plays at Quest


  • 2/27-A and B Quarter and Semi-Finals
  • 2/29-C Quarter and Semi-Finals
  • 3/2-C Championships
  • 3/5-AB Championships

Community Partners' Announcements

We were so excited to be able to welcome our first few Watch DOGS in to Aurora Frontier this past week!


Thank you to all Frontier staff for your support of this amazing program! The feedback we have gotten this week from our dads has been wonderful! They have really enjoyed the interaction with all of our students and staff and feel that the experience has allowed them a glimpse into the school day at their student's school as well as gain a better understanding of Aurora Frontier P-8.


Our goal for our Watch DOGS is to help with a group or any other activity that gives them direct interaction with students. We also hope that this program affords you more time to have direct contact with students. So if you have a Watch DOG in your room, please engage them and keep them busy.


If an appointment does not work for your class, please decline the appointment so we can schedule him elsewhere. If the appointment is not declined you can expect the Watch DOG to come to your classroom.


Thank you so much for all you do to make Aurora Frontier a wonderful place to learn! Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns!


Have a great week! -Brandi & Shelly

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Staff Announcements

2015-2016 Student Climate Survey: Conditions for Learning (Grades 5-12)

Online Student Surveys will be given Tuesday, Feb. 23rd or Wednesday, February 24th in 5th - 8th grade Social Studies classes. Survey results will help us better understand our students’ needs and experiences and will provide us with a tool to measure annual progress. Survey completion should take no more than one fifty minute class period. administration.


CMAS/PARCC

Testing window 3/14-4/29

Literacy & Math, 3rd - 8th grades

Social Studies, 4th & 7th grades

Science, 5th & 8th grades


CMAS/PARCC Training meetings, Wednesday, February 24th 2:40-3:15 and Tuesday, March 8th (if needed) 2:40-3:15


Baby Shower

Hello All:
You are all invited to Lauren Hennessy’s baby shower on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 3:15p.m. in the media center. Lauren is having her first baby boy and is need of anything BOY!! Her nursery colors are navy and gray as well. Please come help us celebrate Lauren before she leaves to have her baby boy. J

See you all on March 10!!!!

PTO Announcements

The PTO/Accountability meeting for this month will be Tuesday, February 23rd, starting at 6:00 p.m. and will be sponsored by Dion's. We hope you'll join us!!



Staff Member Grant~

The Aurora Frontier P-8 PTO invites you to participate in the Staff Member Grant Program. PTO allocates funds for staff members to purchase items which will promote innovative teaching, improve curriculum, and enhance student life at Aurora Frontier P-8. Grant requests may be for projects, activities, books, field trips, equipment, etc. that enhance the academic lives of our students.


Grant request should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the monthly PTO meeting you wish to ask for funds and a staff representative must be present during such meeting.


Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns regarding this grant form.


Skate City ~

Mark your calendars and don't forget to join us for the Skate for Health Month at Skate City this Wednesday, February 24th, 4-6pm! Flyers have arrived and are available for all Friday folders next week!


Butter Braids ~

Information and order forms were distributed this past week for our Spring Fundraiser ~ Integrity Fundraising, selling Butter Braids®! For those of you that are not familiar with Butter Braid® pastries – you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them. This fundraiser will run through Monday, March 7th with delivery to the school on March 18th! All funds raised will be used for Staff Member Grant Requests! Please help us do all we can to improve our school, help our staff, and enhance the education our children receive.


We thank you for your continued support in making Aurora Frontier P-8 an excellent school for all our children to learn and grow.


Have a great week! - Aurora Frontier P-8 PTO

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PBIS


NEXT PBIS Meeting:

Tuesday, February 23, 2:45-4pm, MTSS/Enrich training. Pleases bring your laptop!

Tuesday, March 1 , 2:45-4pm - final assembly details

SOAR ASSEMBLY, Friday March 4

Dean's Box

  • Duty this week: Linda, Kurt, Celik JHordan, Courtney, Donita, Post, Chrystal, Dacia, Michelle, Beth, Charlene, Peggy, Pam and Wendy.
  • If you are unable to do duty please find someone to fill in.

Media/Technology

Upcoming Events:

Spring Book Fair-February 29-March 4

Read Across America-March, 2, 2016


PLEASE NOTE: The Library will be closed for classes on Friday due to Class Pictures. Friday Library classes will be held in the Technology Room.


Practice PARCC Testing Link- After several tries etc to get the Practice PARCC Test link to work, Justin Allen from the district's IT department was able to get it work. The link ONLY works through the latest version of Firefox. This means that the link will not work on the Chromebooks. The Laptops in the Library have Firefox and will be updated by the end of the day on Monday. If you want to use these computers for the Practice PARCC test please see me, and we'll work on a schedule for this to happen. Justin will continue to work on this to see if there can be a chromebook possibility.


Testing and Chromebooks-Please check the COW calendars for Chromebook availability. I am updating the calendars with testing dates. If possible, there can be carts available for use during testing. Also, please be considerate with placing the chrome books back in the carts after a testing session. If at all possible, place chromebooks back in the correct cart and plug them in so that they can be charging for the next class. During PARCC testing, the chromebooks will be needed all day long so charging will be necessary.


New Grey Samsung Chromebooks-these chromebooks have a power charger that will click when it is plugged in correctly for charging. If you can, please double check the cords after your students have plugged them in so that the adapter is inserted fully to charge the chromebook.



Equity in Learning Leadership Team

  • Sorry for the last minute cancellation, but we had too many people out. I will invited you through email for our next meeting.