Team Game Plan

February 25th - March 1st

"Teach every child like you're their you are their last chance to succeed"

~Joe Turner

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At Eastridge Elementary our mission is to develop a community of lifelong learners who will positively impact society.


60 instructional days to make an impact on student learning?


Staff Pledge:

"We recognize that the fundamental purpose of our school and the reason we come to work each day is to ensure all students learn at high levels. We Understand that helping all students learn requires a collective, collaborative effort rather than a series of isolated efforts. We will work in teams to inform and improve individual and collective practices and to better meet the needs of individual students through intervention and extension."


"Kids don't learn from people they think do not like them" ~ Dr. Tim Hanson

District Survey


The district is requiring that all students in grades 3-12, certified staff including Instructional Specialists, and families (voluntary) participate in the Climate and Culture survey program from the IDOE. The survey window opens tomorrow and runs through Friday, March 15th. The links are below. It is a district expectation that all 3rd and 4th grade students, certified staff, and instructional specialist complete the survey during the window. In order for me to monitor completion within the window please email me and let me know when you have completed the survey. Additionally, third and fourth grade teachers should let me know when students have completed surveys. Thank you in advance.

Teacher Survey:

Student Survey:

Student Proctor Guide:

Upcoming Dates...

February 25th-March 1st - Read Across America Spirit Week

February 26th - Noel will be out all day / I will be out in the morning from 8AM - 12AM

February 26th - PBIS Tier 2 (Margee will join)

February 26th - Breakfast and Lunch Audit

February 26th - PTA Meeting (6PM - 7PM)

February 27th - Collaboration Meeting (7:30AM - 8:30AM)

February 27th - SPED/EL Meeting (2:50PM - 3:25PM)

March 1st - 4th Grade Coed Basketball Tournament (6PM - 7PM)

March 6th - Late Start (we will meet in the Media Center at 8:30AM)

March 11th-15th - IREAD

March 15th - CORE Carnival

March 15th - Reading Warehouse must be updated prior to leaving for Spring Break

March 18th-29th - Spring Break

IDOE Breakfast and Lunch Audit

We are just around the corner from the IDOE audit. The auditor (Gretchen) will be here on Tuesday, February 26th to observe breakfast and lunch. Haley will be with Gretchen as she goes around to classrooms. Be prepared to allow Gretchen to watch the breakfast process in your classrooms. According to Bob and Haley, everything has been looking better since the cafe' started bagging the breakfast. They have just a couple reminders for all teachers:

- if a student wants breakfast, they must take a bag. milk is optional

- teachers must mark students off as they take a bagged breakfast

- any items students take but do not eat stays with the student or gets thrown away

Thank you for your continued efforts in making this a successful audit for Eastridge and Warren Township Schools. I greatly appreciate all of your hard work and cooperation.

Nurse's News and Reminders

Field Trips

I needs at least 2 weeks notice of any field trips due to preparation that must take place for students with chronic conditions like: Seizures, Diabetes, Asthma and Serious Allergic reactions to food items or bee stings. I'm required to contact parents, make arrangements and also prepare/educate staff if need on giving emergency medications.

Health Passes:


Health passes have been placed on top of the AED machine in the cafe with pens. Please fill them out for injuries/illness during lunch prior to sending the student to the nurses office.


Take health passes to fill out for injury or illness. Also radio the front office if sending a student in to see the nurse. Too many students are coming to the nurse's office with no passes. Students will be sent back to class if they do not have a pass.

Filling out the pass

Include the student's first and last name and nature of the injury -- brief description (hit head on _____, fell on cement/mulch/playground equipment).

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Our PLC Journey...

The PLC process is a never-ending process in which educators commit to working together to ensure higher levels of learning for every student.

We will achieve this outcome by learning together about the best practices proven to increase student learning, applying what we have learned, and using evidence of student learning to make decisions and revisions in practice to help even more students learn at higher levels.

Four Critical Questions

  1. What do we want our students to know and be able to do?
  2. How will we know when they have learned it?
  3. What will we do when they haven't learned it?
  4. What will we do to extend the learning when they already know it?

When we meet in our collaborative teams, we will focus on these four critical questions.

Learning dates...

July 26th, we began our PLC journey by learning about the PLC process.

August 1st, we worked collaboratively to create our school mission

August 15th, you will work in your collaborative teams and establish team norms/commitments.

August 22nd, Wonders Q&A (Digging Deeper into the Curriculum)

August 29th, NWEA Data Dig

September 12th, Where are we going? Essential Skills and Unpacking the Standard

September 19th, we will look at ELA grade level standards and determine the 2 critical standards that each child will master before leaving your grade (NWEA DATA Dig, Curriculum Map, and Check+ standards)

September 26th, Begin the work of unpacking the standard and creating common assessments

October 24th, Continue the important work of creating common assessments

October 31st, Continue the important work of creating common assessments

November 28th, Vertical Alignment and continue the important work of creating common assessments

December 5th, I Can Statements

December 19th, Continue with I Can Statements

January 7th, Game Time Begins

January 9th, Game Time Resources

January 30th, NWEA Data Review (Focus on Question 3) (Cancelled due to weather)

February 4th - 7th, NWEA Data Review during team meeting (focus on grade level strengths and weaknesses)

February 13th, Identifying learning targets for the remainder of 3rd quarter (look at essential standards from 2nd quarter)

February 27th, game time skill data review, share teaching strategies that work, create activities that will meet students at different levels of learning

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IDOE Literacy Framework

I can statements Question Stems Academic Vocabulary

Reading Warehouse

Enter NSGRA information

School Functions

Please choose 2 events to attend each semester. Back-to-School Night and Parent/Teacher Conferences are mandatory events and do not count toward the 2 events each semester.

2018-2019 Building Hours

Please make sure you exit the building on time.

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