Monday Minutes

August 27, 2018

Happy Monday!

Here are a few things to do this week:

1. Sign up for your T-TESS goals conference if you have not already done so. We are looking forward to meeting with you soon! After you meet with Bryan or Wendy, you will enter your goal into Strive. This will look a little bit different from last year. There are several helpful tools in Strive that will help you navigate the new platform. When you login, you have several tabs at the top. Click on the evaluations tab, then look to the right of the screen and you will see a few user guides that will walk you through different parts of the program. I have attached the user guide which explains how to enter your goal in Strive at the bottom of this Smore.

2. Our first staff meeting is coming up soon! The focus of our staff meetings for this first semester will be on instruction and will center around our book study on Total Participation Techniques. Just like last year, there will be sections of Google classroom that will need to be completed prior to the meeting. Please, please, please plan ahead for this. You will not be able to read and respond in Google classroom the night before we meet. There are specific activities you will need to do with your students, then report out/share artifacts based on those activities you do with your students. I have attached the schedule for Total Participation Techniques at the bottom of this Smore. Please read over it carefully so that you are prepared.

3. We recently received a report from our security audit that was conducted last spring. Overall, we did well. We have a few things we need to improve to ensure safety on our campus. A few rooms did not have SRP posters and/or evacuation posters posted. If you need posters, please let Bryan or Wendy know. Also, please make sure the gym door shuts behind you when you are coming in and going out of the building. During our audit, an "intruder" was able to gain access through that door. Thanks for all you do to keep our building safe.

Instructional Minute

Check out the Instructional Playlists attached at the bottom of this Smore from Lead4ward! These align nicely with TPT and will help you jazz up your routines in your classroom.

Upcoming Events

August 30 - SBIC Meeting 4:00 PM

September 3- Labor Day, No School

September 4 - Extended Planning

September 5 - Team Leader Meeting 3:00 PM

September 7 - PTA Budget and Bagels - 8:00 AM

September 11 - All-Pro Dad's Breakfast 7:00 AM

September 12 - Principal meeting (Bryan and Wendy out AM)

September 12 - 4th grade field trip to OLC

September 12 - Staff meeting 3:00 PM

September 13 - Picture Day

September 13 - Camp Meeting 6:00 PM

September 19 - Team Leader Meeting 3:00 PM

September 21 - Family Game Night 6:00 PM