The Howler

Staff Newsletter - Week of September 19-23, 2016

Kid President + Peanuts | Life is like a comic

Principal's Message

Towards the end of this past week, I was able to observe something amazing...teachers lifting one another up! The generosity of staff members here at York to help lift up one another is astounding! The fact that individuals offer to help each other when a need arises speaks volumes about what we will be able to accomplish this year. Thank you for having loving hearts, compassion, and support for one another. Thank you for putting students first by supporting one another!

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Self-Assessments & PDPs - Yep, it's that time!

Self Assessments & PDP's are due Friday September 30th

online using the NCEES system.

In regards to creating your PDP goals, please make sure your goals align in at least one of two ways:

1. Alignment of your goals to the WCPSS strategic plan and York SIP plan

2. Incorporation of the 4C's (part of the strategic plan)

Make sure that your PDP goals are written with the SMART format in mind:

Is your goal strategic?

Is it measurable?

Is it attainable in a school year's time?

Is it relevant to the work you do? (think CORE instruction/MTSS/TIPS)

Is it time bound?

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Leave forms

Please make sure that if you need to be out that you turn your leave form in as soon as you know you will be out or as soon as your return if you are sick. This helps us keep track of who is in the building (in the event of a situation) and what schedule adjustments we may need to make especially if a substitute is required.
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mClass and Title I Updates:

Sept. 19 through 22 - Dibels DAZE assessments will be taking place for grades 3-5 during Media special. Please drop your students off in the computer lab and pick up from the Media Center.

Sept. 26 -mClass window closes; all TRCs need to be completed for K-3 students

Sept. 30th - Compact folders are due to Dawn Ward for Title I documentation.

*Teachers need to staple a roster inside the folder (which was provided) and highlight the names of students who have returned their signed compact form. Grade level chairs are to keep extra compacts and signature sheets to distribute to teachers as new students arrive during the year.


Ident-a-kid pictures will be taken on Friday, September 23. The packets will be in your box soon. Please send them home in Tuesday folders (Sept. 20). There is a sign up sheet in the mail room. Please take time to sign up in a slot that will work for your class. Pictures will be taken on stage in the gym. The only students who will have picture taken will be students who pay. Please lock forms and money in a secure place, then hand packet to student when it is time to have picture taken.

Staff Birthdays

Happy Birthday (or belated birthday) to the following staff members:


Amy Light - 14th

Tammy Schubert - 28th

Abby Glembocki - 31st

September (through this week)

Carol Huffman - 16th

Nicole Trevino -17th

Tracy Flynn - 18th

Alene Horner - 19th

Abby Spencer - 21st

Calendar Events - September 19th-23rd

Monday 19th

Welcome back!

Tuesday 20th

8:00am BT/Mentor Meeting - Media Center

Wednesday 21st

7:45am SIP Committee Meetings (Goal Manager Rooms)

Thursday 22nd

Cultural Arts Performances - Billy Jonas

1:30 pm Grades 3-5

2:30 pm Grades Pre-K - 2

5:30 pm 3rd Grade Read to Achieve Parent Meeting - Media Center

5:00-8:00 pm Fall Family Picnic

Friday 23rd

9:00 am Ident-a-Kid photos

3:00 pm Student Summer Reading Reward - Storybook Garden

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Have a fantastic week!