Howard Happenings

October 1, 2018

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Chronic Attendance Update-Coming Soon


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Shout Out To:

Howard Staff for 100% completion of Mandated Reporter Training.

Important Information-ALL

Just a reminder that TAG is not allowed during recess.

Important Information-Teachers

PE minutes forms for grades 1st through 5th should be completed by Friday 10/5. Please reach out if you did not receive a form from Informed K12.

Unit 2 Pre Assessments should be administered Monday through Wednesday of this week for review at our Wednesday PL.

If you have not done so already, please send me an invite for an upcoming complex text lesson.

Best Practice of the Week - Anchor Charts

Anchor Charts should:
  • align with the current units of study
  • be clear, concise, and student-friendly
  • be posted in a student accessible location
  • be a resource for students (academic or behavior)
  • include visuals when possible

Please review your current anchor charts and ensure they align to anchor chart best practices.

Resources below

Yard Duty

Primary Yard-Ms Lindsey

Upper Yard-Plummer


Monday 10/1
  • Cost Meeting 11 to 12
  • Grocery Giveaway 2 to 4

Tuesday 10/2

  • ILT Meeting 3 to 4
  • SSC Meeting 5:30 to 6:30

Wednesday 10/3

  • Minimum Day
  • Howard Professional Learning 2 to 3:30
  • Howard Collaboration 3:30 to 4

Thursday 10/4

  • Williams Off-Site- Principal Professional Learning

Friday 10/5

Professional Learning 10/3


Teachers will plan data-driven instruction.

Please bring:

Post and Pre Unit Assessments

Reading and Writing Units of Study for planning

Reading Strategies Book

Writing Strategies Book

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Cycle 1- Successes

100% of students engage weekly with complex text.

100% of students can name an adult they would go to with a problem.

100% of students are positively greeted.

Cycle 1 - Next Steps

Wise Way evidence in all spaces.

Week at a glances that include daily complex instruction (shared read or interactive read aloud).

Strong Daily Schedules that maximize learning time, are student friendly and include daily complex text instruction.

Complex Text Based Questioning across the DOK levels.

Cycle 2 Overview

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Upcoming October Events

10/8--Fire/Earthquake Drill

10/8--Staff Meeting

10/10--Hoot and Holler

10/11--Picture Day

10/11--Shoo the Flu

10/15--Faculty Council

10/18--Family Game Night

10/19--No School


10/30--SSC Meeting