Aurora Frontier P-8 Staff Bulletin

November 15, 2015

What is happening at Frontier:

  • 11/18-late start MTSS,ELLT and PBIS meeting-7:15-9:00, Media Center

  • 11/18-Alice’s birthday

  • 11/19-ELLT Meeting-2:45-4:15pm

  • 11/19-PBiS Meeting-2:45-3:15pm

  • 11/19-3rd and 4th Grade Concert-7:00pm, Gym

  • 11/21-Turkey Trot-9:00am

Next Week:

  • 11/22-Shelly's birthday

  • 11/25-Conference Exchange Day-no school

  • 11/26-Carrie Ricard's birthday

  • 11/26-Happy Thanksgiving!-no school

  • 11/27-Thanksgiving Break

Student Announcements for this week is available on our website

Cari's Corner

This week we have the opportunity to vote for our Fab Lab entry, please be sure to vote on the 18th :)

Have a great week,



Congratulations to our girls B team as they defeated Quest to win the city championship.

Girls Volleyball begins on November 16th.

If you worked at either of the wrestling meets at Aurora Frontier, please be sure to fill out a paper time-card and give it to Lauren H.

Professional Learning

Wednesday, Late Start: 7:30-9:00 - MTSS, ELLT, and PBIS meet this morning.

The following videos are available on the Staff Video link on Staff Connections: Late Start Wednesday PD and 11/2 Staff Meeting.

Christine Post shared a great link for our Depth of knowledge work.

Staff Announcements

If you are going on a field trip please complete the paper work and give the finalized copy to Celi.

Cari has updated the UIP with action steps in the shared google doc, if you would like to add any staff actions or would like to see our current action steps please check it out in our shared staff folder.



Please remind your students to being a canned food item (or a book or clothing item) to the Turkey Trot, November 21st. PBiS will have a table to take donations. Thnak you.

Interested in a broadcasting career??

If so, then this is for you!!!!

We are looking for staff to make the Sunday Night School Announcements.

Please email Lauren for more information and to sign up.

Dean's Box

  • Lockdown sheets- For those of you that referenced the lockdown sheet this week, there was a mistake on it. During orange you are to continue teaching. The mistake has been fixed and we will bring new sheets around this week.

  • Duty this week- Linda, Jamie, Cari, Thad, Courtney, Donita, Christina P., Crystal, Dacia, Michelle, Beth, Charlene, Kari, Rebecca W., and Wendy.

  • Hallways to and from recess and lunch are very noisy. Please help us by being visible in the halls and a conversation with students about using classroom voices.

Think Times are now digital for grades 3-8. This is not mandatory but will help us track students behavior especially in the upper grades. You can access them on our school website by clicking the button. Look for this icon on our School Website OR copy and paste the QR Code into a word document to print and scan the QR code with an iPad or Chromebook camera.

If you need help see Gwynn, Jennifer or Thomas.

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Upcoming Events: Media/Technology Events: 11/18 Vote for our #FabSchoolLab video,

11/30-12/4 the Book Fair, 12/4-Science Fiction Night & PTO’s Movie Night, 12/7-12/11 Hour of Code Week

Media-By Friday I will be sending out a shared Spreadsheet for Book Fair preview sign ups. During the Book Fair, Library/Technology Classes will be in the Technology Lab.

Technology- Please take note of the Acuity Testing Schedule. Chrome books in green and blue communities will be collected Tuesday night 11/23 to be prepared for testing. I have updated the COW checkout calendars located on staff connections to represent the Acuity Schedule. I will also be touching base with MS literacy teachers to check their chromebooks too.

Hour of Code. is running a contest where 1 school in each state is chosen to win the $10,000 hardware prize of our school participates. During the week of 12/7-11 students in Specials and Library/Media will be learning about coding and programming using’s Hour of Code activities. The math teachers and I will be collaborating on coding activities for their Math classes, so that all Middle School students will be utilizing and building coding and programming skills with math, which has our school qualify for the $10,000 prize contest.

Equity in Learning Leadership Team

  • Dr. Stembridge visit Friday went well. If you have any suggestions how to improve our practice of instructional rounds, please let me know.

  • Wednesday November 18th is our next meeting in the conference room. Please bring your laptop to this meeting.

Opportunity for learning

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Music News

Music Events:

Thursday, November 19th at 7:00p.m. – 3/4 Music Program

Thursday, December 3rd, Barnes and Noble Bookfair at Southlands. The SOARing Singers will perform at 6:00p.m. A portion of the proceeds made that evening benefits the music program at Frontier.

Thursday, December 10th, Winter Concert at 7:00p.m. which will feature beginning band, advanced band, middle school choir, and the SOARing Singers!