Friday Focus

Moreau Heights Elementary

February 9

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 What To Do When Your Life Stinks. Please look to reinforce students for accepting "no" and following adult directions, especially when its hard.

Our Second Steps lessons this week will focus Managing Emotions. The third week is about .

Kindergarten will learn about managing disappointment.

1st grade will work on problem solving Part 1.

Grade 2 will work on finishing tasks.

Grade 3 will work on managing hurt feelings.

Grade 4 will focus on handling put-downs.

Grade 5 will work on handling put-downs.

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."

Link for Great Strategies for Specific Areas of Need

Want some ideas of how to respond when students show they need it? Check out the suggestions via this link!

Conscious Discipline Connection - Use of jobs and visuals to support

When we assign students jobs in our classrooms, looking for ways for all students to contribute to our classroom community, we show them they are valued and capable to making a positive contribution.

How have you found jobs helpful in your classroom?

How could you incorporate jobs into your classroom to support a sense of community?

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.

Calendar of Events

Saturday, Feb. 10

*Groundbreaking for Second High School 11:00

Monday, Feb. 12

*RZ IEP (Haugen, James, Spear, Treat, Kaiser) 10:00

*Students dismissed early 1:15

*PD session 1:45 - 3:45 (Grades 3-5 with Sue, Grades k-2 with Kelly)

*3rd grade MAP training 3:30 - 5:30 in West Gym

Tuesday, Feb. 13

*Conscious Discipline parent mtg 11:00

*EG IEP (Connelly, Haugen, Humphreys, James, Spear, Rackers, Lock) 1:15

*Tier 2 mtg 3:45

*PTO mtg 6:00

Wednesday, Feb. 14

*Classroom celebrations 1:45

*EB IEP (Haugen, Treat, Fleming) 3:30

Thursday, Feb. 15

*Collaboration Day- beginning work on Common Formative Assessments (CFAs)

Friday, Feb. 16

Monday, Feb. 19

*No School, President's Day

Tuesday, Feb. 20

*5th grade Fine Art Recruitment at Miller 9:00

*JK IEP (Gragg, McGeorge, Haugen) 10:00

*Lunch with the Principal 11:00

Wednesday, Feb. 21

*EJ IEP mtg (Haugen, Farmer, Humphreys, Spear, James, Day, McKim, Cremin) 8:30

*Staff meeting 3:40

Thursday, Feb. 22

*Collaboration Day - work on CFAs/Guided Reading planning tools

*Elementary Principal mtg 8 - 10

*Tobacco Presentation for 3rd grade in gym 10:30

*SS IEP 3:30 (Henderson, Haugen, Gragg, Treat)

*Science Resource Fair 4:00 - 5:00 at Dix Rd

Friday, Feb. 23

*PBS Assemblies

- 8:30 grades 3-5

- 9:40 grades k-2

*AH IEP 2:00 (Sexton, Haugen, Lock, Rackers, Humphreys, Lueckenhoff)

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Difference Maker Nomination Form

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

Kelly's Coaching Corner

Thanks Meghan for your expertise on the RAN chart. We learned how the RAN chart is engaging, relevant, and rigorous for our learners. I’ve seen lots of RAN charts around the building. Glad to see that we are using this strategy to have students think critically about informational text.

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Talent Show Success!

Thank you to our students and staff who came out last night to support out Talented Chargers last night! The event was INCREDIBLY well attended by our school community and a wide-range of talents were shared and celebrated. A TRULY AWESOME event! Below are pics that were snapped and emailed before my phone died.

Recognize Awesome Students

Excellence comes in many forms. It can be realized through hard work in the classroom. It can also be attained through artistic or athletic performance. Excellence is a product of dedication, passion, and a constant desire to improve. Nominate your JCPS Student Superstar(s) today!