Teacher Newsletter

January 11, 2016

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Upcoming Events

January 11- Report Cards Mailed

January 11 - Awards Assemblies (K-2: 9:00) (3-5: 10:00)

January 13- PST

January 15- Leadership Alabama Visit

January 18- MKL Holiday

January 19- Parent Meeting 8:30

January 19- SPECIAL EDUCATION TRAINING ( data times)

January 20- ACIP Review

January 25- 100th Day of School

January 25- Progress Reports Due

January 25- SwAT Program (PE) 4th and 5th

February 2 - Picture Day

February 8-12 - Mardi Gras Holidays

Dsylexia Video

Dr. Bice asks that everyone in the state view the attached video on Dyslexia.



This period after the holidays is a very important time. ACT Aspire will be here before we know it. Instruction needs to be purposeful, solid, and focused! Please be sure that you are following plans and teaching with a sense of urgency every day. We do not have a minute to waste. K-2, you may not be testing grades, but what you do matters tremendously. You are building the foundation. Gaps in learning need to be closed! Together we can do this. Make sure that you are doing your part EVERY DAY!


Data on some grade levels has gone backwards. The window will continue to be open this week. If you have students who did not put forth their best effort, please allow them to test again. A school-wide decline in data is present. I want to determine if this decline is due to effort or instruction before we move forward with a plan for addressing the needs.


Newsletters must go home weekly. This is a non-negotiable at Hall. I have received several calls from parents who say that they are not receiving consistent communication from the classroom. Please make sure that this takes place every week.


Make sure that you are using DOJO. Grade level bulletin boards are not being updated as they should, I see that points are not being used in some classes when I check data, and I have seen daily behavior folders that are not measuring behavior using E, S, N, and U. This is a school-wide initiative. Please make sure that you are using DOJO as discussed at the beginning of this year.




Discipline & Management