Friday Focus

March 20th, 2015

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Thank you all for your flexibility during PARCC testing.

Thank you to the TAs for your thoughtful collaboration and learning of Google Docs during our Monday Meeting. We appreciate all you do!

Take a look at the video below and reflect how it relates to F.O.C.U.S...

Common Core Speaking and Listening Standards

As you know, speaking and listening skills are essential components of the ELA Common Core State Standards. Please take time to watch the informational video below for important reminders about the speaking and listening standards. I've also included a link to the Common Core Speaking and Listening Standards. Please click on the link and go to your specific grade to review the standards that your students are required to achieve by the end of the school year.

Notes and Reminders

  • Please make sure to sign your Senate Bill 7 Letter. Stacy has the letters. They are due today!
  • Please hold on to PARCC materials until we completely close out the PBA after make-ups are complete (likely next Thursday or Friday - I'll let you know). Also, you'll keep your manual until May.
  • As a reminder, you need to provide me a copy of all your parent communication. Thanks so much!
  • If you're interested in attending the summer Kagan training, please RSVP at your earliest convenience. (The link is below.)
  • I appreciate you keeping your collaboration minutes up-to-date. It gives me insight into unit pacing and any curricular issues. It also highlights your problem solving and the particular attention you pay to our neediest learners. Thank you!

S'More Smores

Coming Up...

Monday, March 23rd

It's a B Week - PLCs this week

Monday Meeting - Certified Staff

Tuesday, March 24th

STAR Custom Training (Select Staff)

Teaching and Learning Team Meeting (Reg out)

Wednesday, March 25th

Rising Star Meeting, 3 PM (Select Staff)

Thursday, March 26th

Second Year Band Field Trip (PM)

Fourth Grade Music Trip (PM)

Friday, March 27th

PARCC Testing Window Closes

End of 3rd Quarter

Dates to Keep in Mind

Monday, March 30th - Spring Break Begins

Tuesday, April 7th - School Resumes

Tuesday, April 7th - Admin Meeting (Reg out in AM)

Tuesday, April 7th - After school clubs resume

Wednesday, April 8th - Monday Schedule

Wednesday, April 8th - Kindergarten Pre-Registration (3:30-7:00)

Thursday, April 9th - Six IEP Meetings in the Building Throughout the Day - FYI

Thursday, April 9th - PTO Meeting, 6:30 PM, Meadowview (Khan and Bilingual/ESL Reps)

Tuesday, April 14th - 1st/2nd Grade Music Rehearsal and Show (Eat in Classrooms)

Wednesday, April 15th - Third Quarter Report Cards Due

Friday, April 17th - Report Cards Distributed

Friday, April 17th - Preschool Screening, No school for EC

Monday, April 20th - Spring Pictures

Monday, April 20th - Monday Meeting (All Staff - SpEd Collab/Ind. Reflection)

Monday, April 20th - 6th Grade Parent JJH Transition Meeting, 6:30 PM, JJH

Tuesday, April 21st - Admin Meeting (Reg out in the AM)

Wednesday, April 22nd - 1st Grade Super Kids Coaching

Wednesday, April 22nd - 6th Grade Visit to JJH (AM)

Thursday, April 23rd - 2nd Grade Super Kids Coaching

Thursday, April 23rd - Book Fair

Thursday, April 23rd - Five IEP meetings in the building - FYI

Thursday, April 23rd - Meadowview Open House/Ice Cream Social

Friday, April 24th - Book Fair

Saturday, April 25th - Young Authors Conference

Monday, April 27th - Monday Meeting, Certified Staff

Monday, April 27th - Board of Education Meeting, 7:30 PM, JJH

Tuesday, April 28th - Teaching and Learning Team Meeting (Reg out in PM)

Wednesday, April 29th - First Grade Field Trip to Zoo

Thursday, April 30th - 6th Grade Chicago Symphony Orchestra Field Trip

Please note that the month of May is an exceptionally busy month:

Friday, May 1st - School Improvement Day

Monday, May 4th - Monday Meeting (Certified Staff Ind PD/Reflection)

May 4th-29th - PARCC Testing Window

May 5th-8th - DESSA Screening

May 11th-22nd - End of Year RtI Screening (STAR and AIMS Testing)

Monday, May 18th - Monday Meeting (All Staff)

Monday, May 25th - No School, Memorial Day

Week of May 26th - Data Review Meetings

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