Sipley School Weekly Howl
Week of Monday, November 17, 2014
Students receiving self-reflection training outperformed students in a control group on instructor-developed examinations and were better calibrated in their task-specific self-efficacy beliefs before solving problems and in their self-evaluative judgements after solving problems.
American Education Week
Everyone of us have chosen to work at John L. Sipley School and Woodridge 68. We have dedicated ourselves to the profession of teaching. The work that each and everyone of you do to make our school great is applauded. You are dedicated individuals who want children to grow academically and socially. Our future is bright because of educators like you.
We are all faced with challenges that impact us. We bring so much to work each day that nobody sees. We come to work each day with a smile on our face while someone at home is ill, While we are selling our home and planning a move, while our spouse shifts jobs, while our marriage is being challenged, while our own parents age, or while other aspects of life challenge us to the core. Yet we come to work and leave all that behind. We are superhuman in that respect. Able to turn something difficult off so we can show our best side in the workplace. We do so many tremendous things.
I want you to know that what you do doesn't go unnoticed. The times when you pause to care for a child, use your own money to purchase something for your class or for a child, stay late to meet with a parent because that is the only time they can meet, the times when you run to the store during your plan time because a child forgot her or his lunch and a school lunch just won't do, the times when you walk and give compassion to a child on your way to the nurse's office after an injury or illness, the shoulder you share for a colleague who is going through a challenge, the countless hours you spend in mastering your craft, or the extra time you put in to support students.
You are superhero's! Let's pause in the week ahead to think about all that we have to be thankful for. Thanks to our WEA who has planned a wonderful week. Wednesday will be quite a treat as we recognize our Educational Support Personnel.
See President Obama's Proclamation below, recognizing American Education Week!
Dear Parent: About THAT kid
Please take a moment to read this. Nicole Dorsey sent it to me and I think it captures more of the superhuman side of our educators.
District 68 Goal Setting and Reflection Forms
Principal Coffee Update
We had six parents attend the principal coffee. I shared our School Report Card, talked about Parent-Teacher Conferences, shared our behavioral data, and answered questions parents have. Parents shared that they are not always aware of what their child is doing in school because textbooks are not going home. Let's continue to provide parents with the information that they want and need to help their children at home. Sending home a weekly newsletter with upcoming learning shared in a parent friendly manner with examples given is a great way to keep parents in the know.
Response to Intervention
A Glance at the Week Ahead
Monday - Tarah Tesmer will be in the building. Stop by her to learn more about iPad mini's and how they can be used to help students create new learning!
Monday - Rising Star Leadership Team Meeting - 11:20 - 12:20 - Conference Room
Monday - Certified Staff 3:00 - 4:00 Meeting - Officer Hogan is facilitating a meeting on school safety.
Monday - Board of Ed. Meeting
Tuesday - Principal Teaching and Leadership Meeting - I will be out of the building in the afternoon
Wednesday - Pete Ceresa's Birthday!!!
Wednesday - Tarah Tesmer will be in the building. Stop by to see her to learn more about iPad minis.
Wednesday - 1st Grade PLC Meeting - 8:25 - 9:15
Wednesday - Navigating American Education System Meeting at JJHS - 6:00 - 7:30 (I will not be in attendance)
Wednesday - STP meeting at 6:45 - Sipley Gym
Thursday - Tarah Tesmer will be in the building. Stop by to see her to learn more about iPad minis.
Thursday - Grade Level Math Meetings - See your calendar for times. Grade levels will meet with Rachel for 45 minute sessions.
Thursday - All School Celebration in the gym. Grades K - 2 - 9:00 - 10:30 and Grades 3 - 6 - 1:00 - 2:30.
Thursday - Last Day of After School Session 1
Thursday - Family Reading Night
Friday - Happy Birthday Krystal Zavala!!!
Friday - 5th Grade Trip to Robert Crown
Friday - Certified Staff Meeting - Making the Most of Parent-Teacher Conferences