SUPER Weekly Agenda

May 2-6, 2016

2015-2016 Priorities

  • Balanced Literacy
  • PBIS
  • Movement with Purpose

Monthly Focus Areas

College Readiness: (May/June)
  • E-mail will be sent with activities

Cultural Competency: Penny Fair Preparation and Research

House of Values: Safety - please review safety expectations at recess

Respect - review voice levels in the cafeteria (lunch duty). Remind students of the voice level they would use if out to eat with family.

Data Priorities

  • DIBELS: Continue progress monitoring at least bi-weekly for red and yellow until EOY testing
  • ISTEP Data Targets: ELA 60%, Math 54%

  • IREAD Pass Rate 2016: 77% (Met District Goal)

  • IREAD Data Target for June: 84% (Stretch Goal)

  • NWEA: How is your team using Skills Navigator to PM skills?

  • SRI: Go over EOY targets with students

  • Achieve 3000/Lexia: Are your students meeting their minutes?

Celebrations

  • HAPPY STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK!!!!

Reminders

  • It is very apparent which rooms have teachers doing morning movement with their students. If the teacher moves and encourages the students it becomes fun and it is a community building time. We are an ACTION BASED LEARNING School!! Show how proud you are of our focus by moving with your students and getting enthusiastic about it! I make the time to move with the students each day. We have to be a team in this effort!
  • Mega parties are Friday. K-2 VIP students will be given a prize. I will be calling to see how many students made VIP. Grades K and 3 party will be at 2:00. Grades 1-2 will be at 2:30. Grades 4-6 party will be at 3:00. Each party will run 30 minutes. I will need intervention staff to help run the parties.
  • Please remember that each day there will be various food provided for staff appreciation. Monday through Wednesday will be in the teacher's lounge and Thursday and Friday will be in the media center.

5 Ways Teachers Inspire

By Vicki Phillips

Who was your favorite teacher? And why?

Your favorite teacher may not have been your favorite because he or she was soft or kind. There was likely more to it than that.

There might have been an edge to her. She might have made you uncomfortable. She might have said: “You can do this” when you said: “No, I can’t.” She believed in you more than you believed in yourself. So she put some pressure on you. And she got your effort because she asked for it, and you met her demands because she won your trust. Because you realized, “She cares about me enough to push me.” And she pushed you into places you didn’t think you belonged. Great teachers don’t just teach you; they change you.

When you think about what made your teacher so good, you can’t explain it with just tools and techniques; it was also his or her judgment, creativity, and personality that pulled you in and helped create the whole bond you had with your teacher.

Great teachers don’t just teach you; they change you.

The heart of learning is this connection between teachers and students. That is the centerpiece of school success: a teacher forming a bond with a student, triggering the student’s hunger to learn, and guiding it in the right way.

Teachers have always played an integral role in my life, and I’ve been fortunate to have strong bonds with teachers who believed in me, made demands of me, and lit up my hunger for learning. And when I became a teacher myself, my colleagues provided mentorship, taught me the value of collaboration, and showed me the fierce dedication the teaching profession demands.

So, Teacher Appreciation Week is especially important to me. It provides the opportunity to reflect on the teachers and education leaders who have made a unique, indelible impact on our lives. It’s a time to express our gratitude and let teachers know how powerfully they have affected us.

In celebration of our former, current, and future educators, I wanted to share five ways teachers inspire me:

1. Mentorship
It’s no surprise that teaching is not only one of the most challenging professions, but also one of the most rewarding. Stepping into a classroom can be overwhelming—especially for new teachers. But a supportive mentor provides the encouragement teachers need to see the rewards the profession holds.

2. Dedication
One of the quickest lessons I learned on my first day in front of a classroom is that teaching is not just a job. Rather, it’s a calling driven by the belief that all students deserve to reach their full potential. That’s why teachers continue to invest their time, energy, love, and resources to do what’s best for each of their students.

3. Collaboration
One of the things I cherish most about teaching is the creative collaboration and professional partnership among educators. Put simply: teamwork. People often envision teaching as one teacher in front of a classroom full of students. What they don’t see is the constant collaboration that allows teachers to share best practices and shift instruction to improve student learning.

4. Belief
There are several teachers whose lessons I still carry with me today. These teachers were more than just educators—they inspired me to be curious and to think differently about the world around me. They constantly challenged me, because they believed I could rise to the occasion. Their passion for teaching and commitment to my learning shaped the person I am today.

5. Impact
The most powerful force in education is the connection between teacher and student. This special bond is what leads to student empowerment and academic success. It is at the heart of learning. According to a study by Scholastic, an overwhelming majority of teachers chose the profession to make a difference in students’ lives, and work to fulfill that purpose every day.

I will forever be grateful to and motivated by the teachers who have impacted my life, and the teachers I am privileged to work with every day. I am deeply inspired by the millions of teachers who positively impact the lives of students—not just this week, but every week. Here’s to all of you!

I Appreciate YOU!!

Staff,


This has been such a great year of staff who truly click with this program! I feel so fortunate each day to have a team that dedicates so much time and energy into making SUPER School live up to its name. I am amazed when I see the doors open at 8:00 everyday to allow our students to exercise before you are on the clock. I also see a full cafeteria after school daily allowing our students to have extra-curricular options. I see you counseling our students and mentoring them to be their best. I see in your eyes the love and care you have for our students! I have a staff of teachers who care and will do anything to give our students the best. I have teachers who put their students first at all times.


You truly are an amazing group of people. I love that we all laugh together! I also love that everything is a team effort. People just jump in and do the work. I never hear, "that is not my job." I constantly hear guests say how much they enjoy the atmosphere of our school and that is because of the people within it! I know our students like coming to school and that is also because of you! We have an amazing thing going at SUPER School! Our program is the only one of its kind within Indiana! YOU should be proud of yourself, your team, and your school family!


Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!!


The effort we have put into providing you with a great staff appreciation week will never be enough! You are worth so much more, but I hope it let's you know how much I appreciate each and every one of you! Please remember each week as you are giving yourself for this school and our students to also take care of yourself! You can only be your best if you make time for you and take care of yourself.


Thank you for being my SUPER Staff!!


Aleicha

Get Healthy!!

May is: National Physical Fitness and Sport Month, National Bike Month, National Salad Month

Morning Movement: Good Morning

Monthly Fit Focus: Promote National Physical Fitness and Sport Month

Activity Challenge: Play a game of sports charades with your class. Take turns guessing and acting out your favorite sports.

5 Star Family Challenge: