Head U Gator News
November 15 2015
Small group minutes
I couldn't do minutes for this week because not enough people had entered data yet, but last week I worked on our Campus Improvement Plan review and did an average of the semester so far.
READING: % 85MATH: % 80
I had set our goal for the year at 85% in reading and 82% in math. As you can see, we are really close to having achieved the goal. I appreciate the work you have done to move to small group/individualized learning which is aligned with LEAD 2021's ultimate goal of every student having an ILP by 2021. I hope you can see how what you're doing is working toward that goal, and with the technology tools that are currently available I see this as more do-able than ever. 5 years ago I didn't understand how we could make that happen, but I'm a believer now.
If you haven't gotten your minutes in for this past week (or the week before), please do so now before you forget! http://goo.gl/forms/lToz8qecU2
A grateful heart
....teams who cover for members when a crisis happens. Some great examples of that include Friday when Kim got sick through the night and a sub didn't pick up. Fourth grade worked out a plan before I ever even got down there to talk to them. Friday afternoon, Karen's niece was involved in a car accident and her family needed her to go. Lynn and Jan (now a sub, remember!) split her kids up so that she could leave. Thursday morning, Whitley had a scare with her pregnancy and needed to check in with her doctor. Jeanette and Jennifer both helped out so she could go. As Heidi said later, "It isn't like this everywhere." I know it's hard to believe, but there are places where a situation like that would have been met with irritation, not understanding and action.
....everyone who has already been on, or plans to go on an outing with a student in support of our PTA. They are so grateful for your support...it comes up all the time!
...Molly and Megan A. who have taken on the yearbook for the last few years. It's a big project, and they do it with a smile. (They are looking for replacements, however. Three years is enough!)
...teachers who agonize over students, whether it be home life, academic success, or emotional issues. Thank you for caring for your students, and for being passionate about advocating for them.
...an upcoming break!
Sick Leave Bank
Monday, November 16
2:45 Art Club, last Math Lab
Tuesday, November 17
Wednesday, November 18
Choir for 5th
Thursday, November 19
Good News, Marimba
PTA 6:30- Reflections and TECH
Friday, November 20
Heritage Day/World Friendship Day
Lunch with the Principal
La Academia Espanol (a Spanish subscription program), Bowman