Beating the Odds

Lakeview Staff Newsletter - February 15

Teacher SLO's

Thank you to everyone for the attention to detail and solid reflection in your SLO mid-cycle forms. Combined with the AGR data meetings we have had in the past week, I believe everyone is living according to our Lakeview cultural norm that says "Take student data honestly" which looks like "Acknowledge data and use it to move forward". Here are some common pieces from each meeting:

• Use of quadrant chart

• Solid understanding of the phrase "gap to proficiency"

• Use of Student Profile report in NWEA to dig deeper into your wonders and questions

• Plan for regrouping students in small group instruction based on the current data

In particular, look at the Student Profile report. It really groups together all sorts of historical information on one student. This report speaks to parents as well, so having it ready to show at conferences is an idea to consider.

Paras - Mid-year goal updates

Paraprofessionals: It is now your turn to complete mid-year goal updates in My Learning Plan. At the beginning of the year, you each wrote a goal. Now, follow these steps for your mid-year reflection:

1. Log into My Learning Plan

2. Open the form called "Para Professional Non-certified Support Staff Goals REVIEW"

3. Scroll way down to the mid-year review portion

4. Type your reflection (you may have to open the original goal setting form to review the exact wording of your goal)

5. Press "Save and Notify". This button is ONLY for paras - the "Save and Notify" button must be used for this form at this time because you will complete another section in May before submitting.

Please complete this by Friday, February 22nd. If you are unsure how to access your MLP account, please first speak with your supervising special ed teacher. If you have questions about the actual goals or reflections, feel free to see me. See the photos below as well.

Looking Ahead

Wednesday, February 20

Lakeview Staff Meeting 7:15-8:15 a.m.

Superintendent Search Session 4:00-5:15 p.m.

Thursday, February 21

Lakeview Art Show 5-7 p.m.

Friday, February 22

Field trip - 1st grade to PAC

February 27 & 28

Conferences from 4-8 p.m. each night

Friday, March 1

No school

Structural Items

Conferences - Please send me your conference schedule. If you need Heather or myself at a conference, please let us know.

School supply lists - I look at school supply lists from a parent's point of view. Here's my simple take on school supply lists: If you're not going to use it consistently in class, it should not be on a supply list. Don't ask for a 3" binder that costs $15 and send it home with one thing in it at the end of the year (that's a real example from my own kids). Please get together with your team and submit your supply list to Cortney by Thursday, February 28. However, it will not be the final list. Rather, it will be the first step in creating some consistent school supply lists across all four schools.

Family newsletter - Here is the link to this week's family newsletter.

Elementary Blackout Dates - Here is a link to the calendar


PTO met this week to discuss upcoming fundraisers and finalize the new bylaws. I encourage you to read the short article in the family newsletter about the PTO. We give many thanks to Chris Clausen for her years of service to the PTO and the way leadership is smoothly being transferred to another generation of family leadership at Lakeview. The new bylaws are also linked in the family newsletter.

Alexa in the Classroom

Nobody at Lakeview has asked me about Alexa (or any other similar device) in the classroom. This article was interesting to me in a nerdy, techy, school law sort of way.

Character Dares & Trauma Sensitive Schools

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