Sipley School Weekly Howl
Week of May 4, 2015
At Sipley, let's dwell on what student can do more than what they can't do.
Staff Appreciation Week
The Leader in Me
As I read The Leader in Me, I will share a few points that you may want to incorporate into your already talent-filled bag of tricks.
1. Greet students at the door each morning, along with a student greeter. Shake hands with students as you look them in the eye, calling each student by name, and adding something nice about the student or something positive about the day.
2. Try to bookend leadership moments at the start and finish of each day as a way of talking about how things went that day, what goals you want to achieve that day, complimenting positive leadership behaviors that were spotted during the day, and so forth.
PLC Meetings - TAs Included
I will lead PLC meetings this week. This time will be devoted to the beginnings of "The Sipley Way" as we develop a common understanding of who WE are, what WE are about, and why WE do our work in the manner WE do it. WE are going to build a sustainable culture.
We will meet in our PLC to gain an overview of this collaborative work ahead. I will ask staff to develop a mental image of the ideal culture of a school, what would that culture look like, sound like, feel like?
I would like teaching assistants to join their grade level teaching partner in their PLC.
Kindergarten - Wednesday - 10:10 - 11:00
First Grade - Wednesday - 9:20 - 10:10
Second Grade - Friday - 10:15 - 11:05
Third Grade - Wednesday - 1:15 - 2:05
Fourth Grade - Wednesday - 2:05 - 2:55
Fifth Grade - Thursday - 8:25 - 9:15
Sixth Grade - Wednesday - 8:25 - 9:15
Here is a Glance at the Week Ahead
Remember to car pool on Friday!
See all PLC times above!
Monday - Second Year Band Tour - Sipley Assembly at 10:00 - 11:00
Monday - LBS Workload Meeting at PDC - 12:00 - 3:00 - I will be out of the building
Monday Meeting - Certified Staff - PD Reflection or Book Club
Tuesday - 2015-2016 Scheduling Committee - All Day
Tuesday - STP Staff Appreciation Day Luncheon
Thursday - District Staff Appreciation Day Luncheon
Saturday - Wendy Ley's Birthday