Friday Focus

Moreau Heights Elementary

February 23

Moreau Heights is a collaborative community focused on student growth with a commitment to excellence.

PBS lesson -

The PBS lessons for the week will focus on Rules Apply to All of Us. Please look to reinforce times when students are flexible and respectful with peers.

Our Second Steps lessons this week will focus on the following:

Kindergarten will learn about solving problems.

1st grade will work on Fair Ways to Play.

Grade 2 will focus on Problem Solving Part 2.

Grade 3 will focus on Problem Solving Part 2.

Grade 4 will focus on Problem Solving Part 2.

Grade 5 will focus on Problem Solving Part 1.

Are you using Charger Cash to reinforce PBS expectations and Second Step skills?

- We want to use positive reinforcement to draw attention to what we want to see more of from our students.

- How do you make sure you are putting the focus where you want it?

- Are you remembering to use all your tools? Specific feedback? Charger Cash?

"You are a giant, yellow highlighter. Highlight behavior you want more of, and help children become aware of the many kind and helpful things they do each day."

Conscious Discipline Connection - Managing OUR Emotional Mayhem

This week I have attached a video from Becky Bailey that takes us further into our lesson from Wednesday's staff meeting. Take time to view this and reflect on how this connects to you.

Duties for the Week

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Wanting Some Behavioral Support Ideas?

If you are wanting to set up a time to talk with Doug about behavioral interventions and support for a student in your class, please submit the form through the link below.
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Charger Spirit Store is Open

The Spirit Store is open! Check out the new options! Store open until Feb. 28.

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Calendar of Events

Monday, Feb. 26

*Fine Art Recruitment visit 8:30 in gym

*Student info mtg (Fleming, Haugen, Treat, James) 11:00

*Leadership Team mtg 3:30

Tuesday, Feb. 27

*Sue visit with Lori at MH 8:30 - 12

*Fire Drill 1:20

*PBS Team mtg 3:40

Wednesday, Feb. 28

*SST with Reece 10:00

*Student info mtg (Haugen, James, Fleming, Treat)

*Problem Solving Team mtg 3:40

Thursday, March 1

*Collaboration Day

*CN IEP (Haugen, Gragg, Fleming) 3:30

Friday, March 2

*No School for Students

*PD Day for staff

Monday, March 5

*Sue out for day at MAESP conference

Tuesday, March 6

*Watch DOG - Donuts with Dads event 7:30 in library

*5th grade tour at LC 9:45

*Tornado Drill 10:00

*TK parent mtg 12:15 (Fleming, Haugen, Spear, James)

*SSTs with Hammann 1:15 (James, Treat, Haugen, Hammann)

Wednesday, March 7

*End of 3rd quarter

*District Admin meeting (Sue at Dix Rd 9-11)

Thursday, March 8

*Literacy Meeting (Sue out for day for training)

Friday, March 9

*Wellness Day - Walking Kick-off Event

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Looking Ahead

On Friday, March 9th, we will have a school-wide Wellness Day as a kick-off for our PTO walking fundraiser.

This day will include walking during specials, aerobic/cross-fit activity, yoga, nutrition and health presentations.

If you find reading passages that are appropriate for your levels of readers and that connect with wellness, you might pull them for use in your classroom on this date.

You will receive information next week.

Difference Maker Nomination Form

Nominate a staff member who has made a positive impact for students, families and staff!

Kelly's Coaching Corner

Non-fiction Comprehension Strategy Caption It!

Kids love this strategy! You can find this strategy and many more in the Reading Strategies Book.

Caption It! works well with the gradual release model and offers students Close Reading opportunities with the same text.

Using a file folder (as seen below) offers an organization tool to keep for future Guided Reading groups.

Summer School Info

We are excited to announce that this year’s summer school will once again be open to all students. This year we will introduce a grade level thematic approach in K-5. We hope this generates excitement from students and summer school teachers. The grade level themes are:

Kindergarten: Camp Kindergarten - Time to explore school on a camping adventure!

1st Grade: Animal Planet Safari - Go on a safari and learn all about animals!

2nd Grade: Out of this World - Time to blast off and learn about space!

3rd Grade: Pack Your Bags - Take a trip around the USA!

4th Grade: Secret Spy School - We need your help solving some fun mysteries!

5th Grade: Inventor's Workshop - Make discoveries through cool experiments!

*Note: students register up to their promoted grade. 5th grade students will enroll in the Bridge to Middle School program offered at the middle schools.

Your curriculum department is busy organizing your summer school experience by grade level. If you agree to teach summer school we will provide you:

· Pre-selected thematic approach

o We’ve selected the common themes, you insert your creativity

· Pre-planned daily template for instruction

o Includes the minutes per day for ELA. math, science, PE, lunch, recess, and thematic flex time

· Pre-selected thematic readers and digital resources for summer school use

o We’ll do the searching and provide you some titles that support your theme

· Pre-planned daily math lessons supported by Go Math (16 lessons)

o Any additional engagement activities aligned to the daily lessons will be the SS teachers' responsibility

Note: Aside from the support listed above, any Individual lesson plans will be developed by summer school teachers.

Watch for summer school applications posted by HR on February 27th.