Farmington View Weekly Focus

February 1 - 5

Weekly Calendar

Monday, February 1

8:20-8:50 Attendance Team (Lisa & Roger)

1:00-1:30 STEM Meeting (Janet & Roger)

2:15-3:00 State Testing Meeting (Licensed staff w/Testing Responsibilities)

4:00-5:00 Roger @ Principal Leadership Meeting

Tuesday, February 2

7:30-12:00 Roger @ AC for K-12 Principal Meeting

12:00-1:00 Roger @ AC for STEM Principal Meeting

2:05-4:00 Academic Club (Sara & Danielle)

2:15-3:15 Action Team

3:15 Grades are Due

Wednesday, February 3

7:15-7:45 Safety Committee (Reuter, Susan, Janet & Roger)

2:00-3:15 Principal Directed Academic Seminar (collaboration)

Thursday, February 4

9:00-11:00 Roger @ AC for Superintendent's Executive Council

1:00-4:30 Roger @ AC for Principal Academic Conference

Friday, February 5

1:20-1:50 Music Program Assembly

6:30 Music/Band Concert

Nuts and Bolts

  • First Semester Grades: All grades need to be in Synergy by Tuesday at 3:30. Students will take their grades home on Thursday, February 4.

  • Hillsboro School's Foundation Grants: If you are interested in applying for one of the HSF grants, abstracts are due on Wednesday, February 3.

  • Great Attitude Assemblies: I have on my calendar that the Great Attitude assemblies are this Wednesday and Thursday. Since I'm not sure that everyone involved is aware of this, I will check in with people on Monday and then send out an update.

  • Elementary Attendance: Farmington View finished 5th out of 24 schools in the last nine-week attendance contest. We finished 6th the first nine weeks, so we are moving in the right direction. Please remember that even though Lisa and I contact parents and meet with students, hearing from a teacher has the biggest impact. By the way, I sent out 22 attendance letters last Friday to all students under 90%.

  • Goal Reviews: All probationary and on-cycle licensed staff will have a goal review meeting with me prior to February 19. I will send out a google doc for you to sign-up. Off cycle folks just need to complete the form in Perform.

Shout Outs

  • I observed Janet introduce her 6th grade students to the Stock Market game. She gave a pre-assessment by having students write on a notecard what they already knew about the stock market. She could tell right away that this group had very little knowledge about stocks and she needed to do more work around stock market basics. Without this pre-assessment she might have assumed they knew more.

  • Sara was facilitating a small group ELL lesson. She was encouraging and helpful with her students. They performed very well and worked extremely hard while in her group.

  • Robin was showing a video about penguins. She stopped the video and said "I heard the word regurgitate, what does that mean?" Stopping to discuss vocabulary words is essential for students, especially our ELL's. By the way, a student did know. He said something like isn't when you eat something and then throw it back up?

  • Danielle's calm and steady demeanor allows all students to perform their best. She works with some of our most vulnerable students and does so with grace.

  • Erin was teaching her students the concept of pairs. She had several students explain their thinking. Not only does that help them gain a better understanding, but it benefits their peers too.

  • This is National Counselor Appreciate Week. Thank you Lisa for all you provide for our community!
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