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Zitzman 411 - Week of September 24, 2018

What's Happening This Week:

Monday - C Day. Volleyball Intramural 7:30am. Tiny Guitar Club Rehearsal 7:45am

Tuesday - D Day. Volleyball Intramural 7:30am. PLC's. Good News Club 3:40pm in the gym. Parent Volunteer Meeting @ 6:15pm.

Wednesday - A Day. See You at the Pole PTO Event 8 a.m. Volleyball Intramural 7:30am.

Thursday - B Day.Volleyball Intramural 7:30am.

Friday - C Day. Lego Club 7:45am. Specials PLC. Ketina out of the district (which means SLADEK IS RUNNING THE SHOW - Whaa whaaa!!!)

Kdg & 1st Grade Evaluate Assessment Window

LIM Reflection

3 Signs Your Leadership Roles Are Actually Classroom Jobs

A great, SHORT, article regarding Leadership Roles in your classroom:

PLC Agenda

  • Review ELA Evaluate Scores. Bring the completed blue sheet.
  • Set up and start thinking about how you will hit the low % questions in an RTI format before November.
  • Evaluate curriculum skill review. Use the highly missed question as a hook to engage students into a new lesson. Try to use the Evaluate resource often as it is aligned to our Missouri Learning Standards.

Certified Evaluations

Certified staff should sign up with Mrs. Armstrong or Dr. Sladek for a conference to review Professional Growth Plans. A google sheet will be shared with staff to sign up for a conference. All conferences should be completed prior to Monday, October 8th.
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One Important Question That Leads to Student Empowerment in Schools

If you want to empower students, this is a really simple question to ask when taking on anything:

Could the students be doing this?

The best assemblies I have ever seen were led by students.

The best introductions I have ever received as a speaker was written and presented by students.

The best artwork I have seen in schools was done by students.

I am biased toward work that is done by students, but I would rather see the imperfect work of a student than the perfect work of a staff member. Not only does this lead to more pride and ownership of the school but it also leads to real life opportunities now that can lead to opportunities in the future.

Less work for adults and more meaningful learning for students.

What are you doing for students that they can be doing for themselves?

It is such a simple idea but a powerful one. We talk about preparing our students for the opportunities in the future, but there is no time like the present to create this within our schools.

Test of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) RESCHEDULED for October 3, 2018

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), has postponed and rescheduled the nationwide test of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) for Wednesday, October 3, 2018. FEMA and the FCC will conduct a nationwide test of IPAWS and its Emergency Alert System (EAS) andWireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) to (1) assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and (2) determine whether improvements are needed. The WEA portion of the test will commence at 2:18 p.m. ET, and the EAS portion will follow at 2:20 p.m. ET. This test message will be sent to cell phones that are connected to wireless providers participating in WEA, which is why it is important to make state and local education agencies aware in advance.

Since learning time will likely be disrupted, school safety partners, including the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Healthy Students and its REMS TA Center, and the Youth Preparedness group within FEMA's Individual and Community Preparedness Division, highly encourage state and local agencies to use the time to provide a teachable moment about emergency preparedness.

Leadership Rally October 3rd

Barrett Bielicke will be sending out mock Leadership Team agendas for our October meeting. Leadership Team Sponsers need to make name tags for their students prior to the Rally. There will be a 5 minute meeting on Monday, October 1st to review the procedure.

Title 1 Reading News:

Seth and Haylie used their questioning and clarifying skills to buddy read a story together while another student completed a running record with me.

Marissa P. reminded me that we have 8 Habits after I asked which of the 7 Habits our characters showed.

In the spirit of voice, please take one minute to vote on our upcoming October 26th Zitzman Title I Fall Literacy and Trunk or Treat event's title through the surveymonkey. An email will be sent to you from Mrs. Savin. It may go into your Junk Mail Folder. Thanks for participating in the survey.

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