Mark's Monday Morning Memo

August 31, 2015

Welcome Back

Welcome back to Opening Week! Open House is scheduled for Wednesday, September 2, 2015, from 5:00-6:30. Because of a change in district practice, we cannot post class lists online or in the window. Classroom teachers are being asked to send a batch email message to families of their assigned students on Tuesday or Wednesday before Open House welcoming them to your classroom. I will send the directions on how to do that. Let me know if you have any questions or need support.

Class Lists and Schedules

Class lists will be distributed on Tuesday after the Principal's Message. I will work with Nancy and Kim, who led our scheduling work group, to confirm with team leaders the proposed schedule. If we can do that on Monday, then we will prepare a schedule that can be shared on Tuesday.

Summer Songs - One Hit Wonders

Thanks to Melissa Hare for creating this year's summer song cd. She has prepared a presentation to share staff members' choices that will start at 7:45 Tuesday morning.
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Professional Development

Thank you for signing up for the professional development sessions this week. This gives the facilitators an idea of how many to plan for. The sessions you selected are not written in stone. If you change your mind, just update the Google Sheet. There will be sign-in sheets at each session so you receive your ceu's.

Meeting Schedule

Our meeting schedule will be similar to last year. Wednesdays will be our building staff meeting, team leader meeting, system staff development session, and building PLC time. Thursdays will be for Child Study Team meetings and student staffings. I will also meet with grade level teams once a month to review student data, curriculum, and other topics related to our site improvement plan. We will dedicate Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays for building committees to schedule their meetings.

First Annual Rice Lake Staff Members and their Family Members' Picnic

Here is a link to watch a video and listen to more information about this event.

Also, as mentioned in the video, you may go to the following link to RSVP.

Looking forward to seeing you and your family on September 12th!