The Weekly Howl

Week of January 22nd, 2018

Summer Institute Info

This is the summer PD that we'd like to see everyone go to if possible. Please let me know if you are going and I will register everyone together at the same time. Please don't register yourself. Email me and I will put you on the list to register. This is a great opportunity for us to learn and grow from experts in the field of best practices for teaching. I follow most of these people on twitter and learn something every time they tweet. Mr. Knipper and I are hoping that we have a big turnout. Thanks!

Morning Video PLC Chance

I have included a video trailer about Project Based Learning if you are interested in seeing the video, I'll be playing it Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning. Start time will be 7:45. This is a great way to think about what/how we teach. If you're interested in growing and being part of a thought group this will be a great start!

Reminders To Start the Semester

These are just friendly reminders to start the second half of the school year:

  • Please don't leave students in your room alone. Call the office if you need someone, it is hard for other teachers to supervise their room and yours.
  • Please refrain from using cell phones while with students, unless it's an emergency.
  • Please lock and shut your door when students are in the room.
  • Please shut your blinds and turn off lights before leaving school.
  • Please pick up printed papers from the office. We have a huge amount of color printed papers that are never picked up. This is a waste of resources and money.
  • Please make sure to submit field trip info well ahead of time.

Upcoming Morning Meetings:

Thursday, January 25th @ 7:45: Meeting in the new Maker Space Room

Important Dates:


1/26: 5th grade to Shrine Circus

2/26-3/9: ISTEP Part 1 Window

3/12-3/16: IREAD Window 3rd Grade

3/19-5/18: NWEA Spring Testing Window

3/29: WLE 3rd/4th Grade Music Program 6:30-7:30

4/16-5/4: ISTEP Part 2 Window

5/3: WLE 1st/2nd Grade Music Program 6:30pm - 7:30pm

5/29: Tincaps Game @ 7:05 info will come after Christmas Break

6/3: Graduation @2:00