DES Hearts and Mind Update

Week of February 8

Our Mission

To provide an educational foundation of academic excellence that promotes responsible social, civic, and ethical conduct.

Non-negotiable Goal

To be the highest achieving elementary in the county

Beliefs

A commitment to continuous improvement

This Week's Highlights - Specials Schedule Week 5


Monday, February 8 —

  • Remember - Reading Groups resume this week -- See schedule above

  • PGC Meeting cancelled

  • School Board Meeting at 7:00


Tuesday, February 9 —

  • Good News Club at 3:45-5:00

  • Hometown Baseball meeting at 7:00-8:30


Wednesday, February 10 –

  • Staff Meeting at 7:30
  • Girl Scout Meeting at 3:35-5:00
  • 4th-6th Boys Bball practice 5:00-6:30


Thursday, February 11 –

  • Principal of the Day Alaina Penn (6th gr)

  • Conferences are April 21st


Friday, February 12 –

  • NO SCHOOL - ENJOY THE FOUR DAY WEEKEND

Quote of the Week

"The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one."

Teacher Corner

Curriculum: (hard copies are in binders located in Mission Control)

  • ELA – Treasures Literacy Program (implementing Writer’s Workshop)

  • Math – GO Math (National version)

  • Social Studies – MC3

  • Science – Battle Creek Science

Staff Meetings:

  • Wednesday, February 10 at 7:30 a.m.

  • Wednesday, March 9 at 7:30 a.m.

  • Wednesday, April 13 at 7:30 a.m.

  • Wednesday, May 11 at 7:30 a.m.

  • Wednesday, June 1 at 7:30 a.m.

Report Cards and Progress Reports:

3rd Marking Period

Feb 1 - Apr 15


March 4 - Progress Report grade due @ noon

March 8 – Progress Reports distributed

April 19 – Marking Period 3 grades due @ noon

April 21– Reports cards distributed


4th Marking Period

Apr 18 - June 16


May 13 - Progress Report grade due @ noon

May 17 – Progress Reports distributed

June 16 @ checkout

ALL report cards will be mailed out on June 24

Emergency Drills:

Three Lockdowns (one during lunch/recess)

  • September 23

  • November 18

  • one unscheduled


Five Fire Drills (three before Dec 1 and one during lunch/recess)

  • September 22

  • October 5 during lunch/recess

  • three unscheduled


Two Tornado Drills (one in March)

  • March 1

  • one unscheduled

½ Day PM Specials Schedule

12:00 p.m = 9:00 a.m.

12:45 p.m. = 9:45 a.m.

1:30 p.m. = 10:30 a.m.

2:15 p.m. = 11:15 a.m.

School Improvement Goals:

SCHOOLS:

School System Review (SSR) OR Interim Self-Assessment or Self Assessment

DUE March 18

School Improvement Plan (SIP)

DUE September 1


DISTRICTS:

District System Review (DSR) OR District Interim Self Assessment or Self Assessment

DUE April 22


2015-2016 SIP Goals


Goal 1: Behavior


2-year Trend:

Office referrals (90% goal with less than 3 office referrals for the year)


Goal 2: Reading


Baseline Year

3-6 Reading (76% goal) - M-STEP result = 70%

K-6 AIMS results (85% summative goal)


Goal 3: Writing


Baseline Year

3-6 Writing (62% goal) - M-STEP result = 59%

Writing Tracker (100% goal)


Goal 4: Math


Baseline Year

3-6 Math (53% goal) - M-STEP result = 16%

AIMSweb Math (85% summative goal)


Goal 5: Social Studies


Baseline Year

5th gr Social Studies (46% goal) - M-STEP result = 5%

Locally developed common grade level assessment (85% summative goal)


Goal 6: Science


Baseline Year

4th gr Science (43% goal) - M-STEP result = 13%

Locally developed common grade level assessment (85% summative goal)

PLC Schedule:

Full Day 1: 9-1-15

Breakfast: 7:30-8:00 (high school)

8:00-11:00 PGC Dashboard presentation, Safe Schools online training modules

11:00-12:00 Lunch (high school)

12:00-3:00 UDL (Laura Taylor -- pm only)

  • Laura Taylor

  • Technology Integration Specialist

  • Michigan's Integrated Technology Supports

  • (C) 231-357-9699

  • laura.taylor@mitsweb.org


Full Day 2: 9-2-15

Location: Dryden Jr/Sr High School

  • 7:30-8:00 Breakfast (high school)

  • 8:00-11:00 Stages (Teacher Evaluation Tool)


PLC Day 1: 9-16-15

Location: Elementary

  • Go Math presentation (Marty Pott, Account Executive) Webinar Overview

    • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    • 909 Davis Street

    • Evanston, IL 60201

    • Office: 847.424.3644

    • Toll-Free: 877.212.7562 x3644

    • Fax: 847.556.0874


PLC Day 2: 9-30-15

Location: Elementary

  • Linda Funsch

    • What is a classroom number talk?

    • A number talk: key components

    • Benefits of sharing and discussing computation strategies

    • How do I prepare for number talks?

    • Four procedures and expectations essential to number talks

    • Anticipating how to record student thinking

    • Six ways to develop accountability

    • Starting with five small steps


PLC Day 3: 10-14-15

Location: Computer Lab

3:45-3:55 Creating Learning Environment - CITW (Karen Roys)

3:55-4:00 Directions for activities


Location: On Own

4:00-4:30 CIA teams

  • 3rd-6th: Lucy Calkins Chapters 1-3 Writing Pathways Jigsaw

  • K-2nd and Specials: Reviewing RAZ Kids and Reading A-Z


Location: Computer Lab

4:30-5:00 3rd-6th CIA Team Jigsaw Presentation


PLC Day 4: 10-28-15

Location: Elementary

  • Linda Funsch

· Welcome: Subitizing (K/1) Number Talk Warm-Up

· Sharing: Successes & Challenges

· Article & Discussion: “Number Talks Build Numerical Reasoning”, by Sherry D. Parrish

· “Real Classroom” videos:

o https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/kindergarten-counting-cardinality-lesson (8mins)

o https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/student-participation-strategy

· Planning: teachers plan number talks for the week
o What is the “struggle”?
o Anticipate
§ Solutions
§ Questions
o Prepare representations
o Practice with colleagues
· Report out


PLC Day 5: 11-18-15

Location: Mrs. Shweickert’s Room

  • Melissa Wing - Writer’s Workshop (Natalie, Laura, Lynette, Susan, Janelle, Tracy, Karen, Courtney, Kyrie)

    • Review of the Workshop Model

    • Bring the unit that you are currently teaching

    • Bring a few student work samples to discuss

    • Bring your Questions/Issues for Q&A


Location: Library

  • Dave Treder - initial analysis of Student Achievement data including M-STEP results (Kim, Kathleen, Pam, Jill)

    • Results will be shared out with SIT and staff


PLC Day 6: 12-9-15

Location: Computer Lab

  • Moby Max

    • Math Team update regarding today’s meeting

    • Watch Moby Max Advanced Tutorial

    • Discuss logistics/parameters of Moby Max student requirements

      • Extra Credit vs Required

      • How many minutes per day or average per week?

      • Review parent letter

      • How it is used in the Computer lab

      • Other

    • Bulk Update Curriculum settings for Math and Fact Master


PLC Day 7: 1-13-16

Location: Library

  • Linda Funsch -- Building Math Fluency

    • Welcome, Sharing, Brief Review

    • Principles and Approaches to Differentiating Math Instruction

    • Two Core Strategies (with a Focus on Open Questions)

    • Explore Open Questions with Colleagues


PLC Day 8: 2-3-16

Location: Library

  • Writing for Grants

    • Donors Choose - Joe Chouinard

  • CIA Teams - AIMSweb Mid-Year Data Review


PLC Day 9: 2-17-16

Location: Elementary

  • 7 Habits Book Study

  • CIA teams (curriculum mapping, identifying power standards, revising CGLAs, vertical and horizontal content area meetings)

    • Creating Learning Environment - CITW (Karen Roys)


PLC Day 10: 3-2-16

Location: Elementary

  • Writers and Math Workshop


PLC Day 11: 3-16-16

Location: Elementary

  • 7 Habits Book Study

  • CIA teams (curriculum mapping, identifying power standards, revising CGLAs, vertical and horizontal content area meetings)

    • Creating Learning Environment - CITW (Karen Roys)


PLC Day 12: 3-30-16

Location: Elementary

  • Linda Funsch

  • Melissa Wing

  • Writers and Math Workshop


PLC Day 13: 4-20-16

Location: Elementary

  • 7 Habits Book Study

  • CIA teams (curriculum mapping, identifying power standards, revising CGLAs, vertical and horizontal content area meetings)

    • Creating Learning Environment - CITW (Karen Roys)


PLC Day 14: 5-4-16

Location: Elementary

  • Linda Funsch (tentative)

  • Melissa Wing

  • Writers and Math Workshop


PLC Day 15: 5-18-16

Location: Elementary

  • 7 Habits Book Study

  • CIA teams (curriculum mapping, identifying power standards, revising CGLAs, vertical and horizontal content area meetings)

    • Creating Learning Environment - CITW (Karen Roys)

Committees:

School Improvement

CIA Chairs - Karen*, Susan, Janelle, Kathleen, Melissa

Feb 24

Mar 23

Apr 27

May 25

June 8


K-2 CIA

Susan*, Natalie/Michelle, Laura, Lynette

Feb 17 (PLC)

Mar 16 (PLC)

Apr 20 (PLC)

May 18 (PLC)


3-4 CIA

Janelle*, Tracy, Karen

Feb 17 (PLC)

Mar 16 (PLC)

Apr 20 (PLC)

May 18 (PLC)


5-6 CIA

Kathleen*, Kyrie, Courtney, Kim

Feb 17 (PLC)

Mar 16 (PLC)

Apr 20 (PLC)

May 18 (PLC)


Special CIA

Melissa*, Joe, Pam

Feb 17 (PLC)

Mar 16 (PLC)

Apr 20 (PLC)

May 18 (PLC)


Child Study

Karen*, Natalie, Kathleen, Pam, Jen Kortge, Mindy Pellagata

February 23

March 29

April 26

May 24

GISD Curriculum Representation: (meetings and sub reimbursement through the LISD)

ELA - Karen Roys

Elementary ELA Leadership Team Meetings


2015 - 2016

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Date Location

Thursday, Sept. 17 Room 102A/B

Thursday, Oct. 15 Room 102A/B

Thursday, Nov. 19 Room 102A/B

Thursday, Dec. 17 Room 102A/B

Thursday, Jan. 21 Room 102A/B

Thursday, Feb. 18 Room 102A/B

Thursday, March 17 Room 102A/B

Thursday, April 21 Room 102A/B

Thursday, May 19 Room 102A/B


GFEC Writing Committee

Meeting Dates 2015‐16 Writing

8:00 a.m.—10:00 a.m.


October 1, 2015 Room 102 A‐B 8:00—10:00 am.

November 11, 2015 Conference Room ABCD 8:30 am.—3:30 pm.

December 3, 2015 Room 102 A‐B 8:00—10:00 am.

February 4, 2016 Room 102 A‐B 8:00—10:00 am.

April 28, 2016 Room 102 A‐B 8:00—10:00 am.


Math - Kathleen Schweickert


COST: $40. This includes lunch, book, binder, and all materials. We ask

that participants commit to attending all four sessions.


www.tinyurl.com/q6bvd5z


LOCATION: GISD - Erwin L. Davis Education Center

2413 West Maple Avenue, Flint, 48507

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


September 29, 2015 – Room ABCD

November 10, 2015 – Room ABCD

January 12, 2016 – Room ABCD

March 15, 2016 – Room ABCD


Science - Tracy Maday


Attend meetings and report out to staff:

2015-16 E-SLN Schedule:


All sessions are scheduled from 8:30am to 3pm in GISD room ABCD.


* October 1, 2015 - MI Science PL@N: Level 1

* December 10, 2015

* February 4, 2016

* April 21, 2016


Cost: $40, Lunch and SCECHs included.


Social Studies - Kim Hudson


Attend meetings and report out to staff


During the 2015-16 school year the collaboration will continue with focusing on implementing the newly revised content expectations, developing summative assessments, improving formative assessment practices, and increasing skills of teaching informational reading. Teachers will also be given an opportunity to participate in round table discussion during which each school district representative explains current initiatives and possible ways to collaborate to save time and money.


Lunch is on your own, there is no cost, but pre-registration is required.

First of Three Meetings...


Where

2413 W Maple Ave, Flint, MI

Day 1: Thursday, October 5, 2015, 8am-3pm Room 102AB

Day 2: Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 8am-3pm Room 102AB

Day 3: Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 8am-3pm Room 102AB

Content Area Building Level Leads

ELA

Susan Raymer

Karen Roys


Math

Lynette Unruh

Kathleen Schweickert


Science

Tracy Maday


Social Studies

Kim Hudson


District Improvement Team

Lynette Unruh

START Team - Best Practices for students with ASD

Pam Haddad trained 2015-2016

Lynette Unruh trained 2015-2016

Tracy Maday trained 2015-2016

Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT)

Robert Downey - CPI, CPR, Epipen, AED

Amy Rozanski, Rita Drexler - CPR, Epipen, AED

Melissa Margrif - First Aid, CPR, AED, Epipen

Jennifer Cronkright

Drew Davis - CPR, Epipen, AED

Kim Lewis - CPR, Epipen, AED

PTA News

Heather Knuth, President
Amy Rozanski & Patricia Kruk, Co-Vice President
Holly Grogan, Secretary
Jessica Gall, Treasurer


February Meeting:

Mom 2 Mom Sale -- Saturday, April 23rd from 9:00-1:00

Bingo Night -- tentatively scheduled for March 18th

Carnival -- June 10th

Need help with concessions -- please join for a night with your grade level partners to help us pay for the Chromebooks!


Next Meeting: March 7th at 6:30 in the library