A Cordelia Hills Staff Update, 10/21/2018

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Glows and Grows

Glows: Thanks to Mr. Leathers and Mrs. Leamy for being great sports and for taking a key role in the attendance fun last Friday. Thank you to Mrs. Byland for creating an attendance punch card (I'll explain later). And thanks to the teachers who are taking the time to remind and celebrate positive attendance. It is noticed and it is appreciated.

Grows: As a staff, as most of you wrap up the writing assessment, a few questions:

1. If a complete stranger was to interview you and ask you, "what does writing instruction look like for your students?", would you be able to respond with an answer that is clear and that reflects a process steeped in high quality writing routines and regular practice?

Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat is almost here! The event is this Friday, October 26th starting at 6 p.m. Families line up at the bottom red door near the parking lot. All information you need is here:

Trunk or Treat Things to Know

Thank you to Dina and Travis and all of the volunteers for making this a premier CHE event for our families.

General Reminderes

A few reminders:

1. Please complete and enter RQCs for report cards. See the latest email from Cindy Brown for more information.

2. Our resource center is now using intervention materials that are from Benchmark and are aligned to the work you are doing in your class. It is SUPER helpful to be on pace and together so that the work they are doing to support all of our students isn't confusing for students.

3. Make sure we are positively reinforcing TIER ONE safe behavior expectations. I encourage you to be creative with our students. If you find students are struggling in this area and they aren't responding to typical recess academy consequences, let me know and we can team together to find other solutions.

Halloween Day Parade

Halloween is Wednesday, Oct. 31st. We will hold the parade that day. This year we will do ONE lap around the blacktop, through the amphitheater, and then release you to your classroom. Two laps was entirely too long and just bogged down as classes waited. If you have any students that are unable to participate, please allow them to be in the library that morning. I can't wait to see your awesome costumes!


I will list SOME calendar events below but you should have access to MY calendar and the SCHOOL calendar on google. If you don't, let me know and we will get you added.


10/19: SOM Names Due here

10/25: Picture Make-Up Day

10/26: Trunk or Treat, 6-8 pm ( Blacktop), Special Olympics at FHS (Tap and Vogel), K Field Trip

10/30: Leadership Meeting, Conference Room at 3:10

10/31: Halloween Parade at 8:25

11/1: SOM of the Month Lunch

11/2: NO students, Trotter Calendered Day off

11/9: First Minimum Day for Conferences

11/12: NO SCHOOL. Please note this is different than originally proposed first calendar

11/13-11/16: Conference Days

11/19-11/23: No School

Reminder, Schedules/Calendars

Just a reminder:

Team Drive for all Schedules and Calendars includes Bell Schedule, District Calendar, Release Schedule, Release Make-Up Schedule, and Duty Schedule. Please refer to this for all the info. If you see a mistake or need assistance, please let me know right away.