Edgerton Weekly #19

January 28, 2016

Equity In All We Do-High Expectations

Take a look at the following article, Do we really have high expectations? It's a great read.
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SIP-Implementation of Learning Targets

One of our Site Improvement Plan goals is to decrease the achievement gap for black students on MCA Reading by increasing proficiency from 30 % to 51%. Meeting this target would result in two students per class meeting or exceeding standards in reading. Our Instructional Strategies for this goal include:

  • Learning Targets posted in kid friendly language in reading and math.
  • Linked to standards
  • Student knowledge of LT
  • Assessment of Learning Targets

Next week I will be walking through classrooms to collect implementation data on the first bullet: learning targets posted in kid friendly language for reading and math. We are doing this to measure where we are at with implementation. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Kids In Need

An email from Kids in Need was sent out on January 27. Please take a look at it to order things your students might need. We are good on backpacks and DO NOT NEED to order a large order of back packs at this time. You can still order back packs for your kids if they need them, but we don’t need to collect them as a school. If you didn’t get the email, double check your junk mail. If it’s not there, please let me know.

Edgerton Brochure

Last spring we created a school brochure to use with potential families. It highlights some of the great things that happen at Edgerton each day. We created much of the content but it was developed and finalized through the district communications department. Follow the link to see our Edgerton Brochure.

Teens for Jeans

Our School Leadership Team decided Edgerton will be participating in Jeans for Teens from Feb. 1-Feb. 26. There will be a box in the office for donations of jeans. We are sharing information with families through our school newsletter. The schools that participate in Roseville will be registered with DoSomething.org. What that means is we can compete for a chance to win up to a $3K grant for our school or college and an individual $5K scholarship! See below for more details or check out https://www.dosomething.org/us/campaigns/teens-jeans. Let me know if you have any questions.
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Remind App

This week Rick told me about a cool app called "Remind". This app allows you to text your families but covers up your cell number. It's great for reminders and communication. It's also great for our families who may prefer texting over other forms of communication. Here's the website to learn more about it https://www.remind.com/

Reminder & Request: February 12 Professional Development on Analyzing Running Records

Below is an email I sent out regarding our PD on February 12. A reminder-Each classroom teacher should bring four copies of one students running record. Also, a request-We are still looking for volunteers so please let me know if you are interested.

February 12 is a professional development day at EDG. We will be spending 1:00-3:00 with Kendra Tlusty, our Roseville Reading Recovery Teacher Trainer. She will be coming to EDG to teach us a protocol to have conversations around Running Records. We are incredibly lucky to have her expertise and skill set. There are some things that we need staff to bring and/or volunteer to do.

  1. Each classroom teacher should bring four copies of one Running Record.
  2. We need four volunteers who would be willing to be in a fishbowl conversation.
  3. We need three volunteers who would be willing to have their RR projected and talk through a reflective conversation with Kendra.

Please let me know if you are interested in volunteering for items numbers 2 and 3 above.

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