Success for all, whatever it takes!
Issue 5: September 19-23, 2016
Happy Friday! If you are like me, you can hardly believe that today marks the midterm of the 1st quarter. This year is absolutely flying by.
Although the year is flying by, I am making sure to savor each day that I am here. This week, I had the privilege of observing in several, highly engaging classrooms. Students were working on a variety of topics including phonics, more than/less than, non-fiction text features, and creating Indian festival elephants, and more.
Each classroom I visited was focused on student learning through collaborative dialogue, interactive learning, and high-interest materials. Kudos to all of those classrooms! I look forward to continuing my observations in the classrooms I have not yet visited, as I know that each of you will also provide exceptional learning opportunities.
I also want to thank all of you for your commitment to our students and parents at last night's PIE night. We had a larger turn out than last year, and I heard only positive comments from parents. They relish the opportunity to talk with each of you, and last night was an outward sign of our continued dedication to "Success for all, whatever it takes."
As you wrap up your week today and put the finishing touches on next week's lesson plans, I wish for each of you a restful, relaxing, and rejuvenating weekend. May your days be filled with family, fun, and fall-like weather.
PLC & Team Meetings (September 21)
- Data Team: Review beginning of year assessment data (SRI, CBM, DRA) and work as teams to create SMART goals utilizing the data. We will also use the data to review RTI group placement and intervention resources.
- All grade level, special education, and Title teachers will meet in the WV gym for SRI training. Teachers from Elkhorn will be meeting with us as well.
- All other departments should submit an agenda by 4:00 on Tuesday, September 20. Please feel free to make arrangements to meet with your team across the district if they are available.
Acuity A (ELA & Math) - 3rd-5th Grade Only
- The assessment window for Acuity A will remain open through September 30. All test administration will be completed in the upstairs lab at a time for convenient for your class. If you have not already, please sign up for 2 separate 90-120 min time slots (ELA & Math) to complete the assessments. You can sign up for time in the lab on the Westview Technology Reservations spreadsheet.
A Look Ahead
19 - Tornado Drill
20 - 8 Mathematical Practices Training (K-1 @ 8:30-11:30 & 3-4 @ 12:30-3:30)
21 - Staff Health Screenings
21 - Midterm Reports go home.
22 - PCM Day
22 - 8 Mathematical Practices Training (2 @ 8:30-11:30 & 5 @ 12:30-3:30)
26 - Pathways Training
27 - Pathways Training
4 - Instructional Rounds (K-2)
6 - Instructional Rounds (3-5)
6 - 5th Grade Music Program @ 6:30 pm
10 - Westview Listening Post w/ CO Admin @ 4:00
13 - Professional Learning Academy
14 - Homecoming (Release @ 1:35)