GCIS Friday Focus 2/212/2016

Be the Key to Our Success!

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Weekly Duties

Special thanks to all the duty teachers and your efforts to keep our spaces in the morning and afternoon safe! Please let me know if there is anything that we may need to adjust.

Link to AM/PM Duties

What's Happening This Week!

*Iowa Assessment make up week. (These will happen in the library) We will run a similar schedule to regular testing times. Ann will contact you if there is a student that needs to make up a test and when she will pull them.


Monday: 2/15

  • Rotary 12-1
  • Mtg w/ Kandie 1:15pm
  • SIACC Mtg


Tuesday: 2/16

  • TLC Mtg AM in Fort Dodge
  • Collaboration (No Learning Sessions, Pick up session on 2/23) Brenda is adjusting this.


Wednesday 2/17

  • Mtg w/ Becky 11:00 am
  • Testing Materials Packaged up and turned into Karen for Iowa Assessment.
  • 2:00 pm K-12 Collaboration at HS
  • Board Meeting 5:15 pm


Thursday 2/18

  • Rounds ALL day GCHS


Friday 2/19

  • Lunch Dates w/ Van Cleave

Emergency Bags

We have an emergency bag in the office for every classroom. Please stop by and get one. Heather will cross your name off the list when you pick yours up. These can be added to your emergency buckets that are in each room. The only thing you need to add is a class list. If you are wanting a plastic sleeve or have your class list laminated let Heather know in the office.
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Reading Challenge & PBIS Day

Below are details about the reading challenge. Maleea, Cassie, Kim, and myself met on Thursday morning to brainstorm and create a plan for our reading challenge, along with a morning of reading activities linked with our PBIS incentive day on Thursday February 25th. Details are below. We are also going to be handing out a reading Bingo for the students to complete in addition to safe. respectful, responsible behavior, in order to attend the PBIS incentive trips scheduled on Thursday February 25th.


Explanation of Reading Incentive Day

*Gives details of what is happening that day.


Session Details & Sign up

*Use this doc to sign up what your session is and include a description.


Student Reading Incentive Day Schedule

*We will make copies of these and bundle, and place in your mailboxes.

February PD Calendar!

Below you will find the link to our PD Calendar for February! Looking forward to coming alongside each of you and the teams to support our work with performance tasks and PBL! I have been so inspired from all of you throughout this week as we are having amazing ideas blossoming around us! It's so exciting! Keep asking good questions, reflecting about what our needs are, and how we might support each step along the way! So thankful for additional experts that have joined us on this journey!


February PD Calendar

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GCIS Information Hub

If you are looking for a doc, remember they are a click away! Happy Hunting!

Link to GCIS Information Hub