Chapman Staff Update
September 20, 2019
Can you believe that we are almost a month into the school year? Hopefully this next week we can all feel more settled in as the office and media center come together. Thank you for everyone's patience!
If you didn't know, I am out of the building the next two days. I am at the Board Office all day on Monday but will pop in after school for a quick meeting at 4. Tuesday I am out all day and not in district. Monday, Tiffany will be covering for me. Tuesday, Lisa will be covering. I will be available on a limited basis both days, but please feel free to email or text if you need anything and I will respond as soon as possible.
Shout Out: Thank you Dawn Locke for all the hard work and dedication to make the office fabulous! You are appreciated and I couldn't have done this without you!
If you have a staff shout out for a future newsletter, send it to me via email! Let's recognize all the great things going on at Chapman!
Friday's PD: Upper El will be traveling to Weiss and Lower El, RR, Intervention, and Specials will be at Chapman. SPL, SSW and Psych will be at Stark. Schedule/Topics will be sent Monday.
Recess: I know that our schedules are busy, but please try not to schedule or take any additional recess time outside of what you already have on your daily schedule. It is very difficult for our teachers that are servicing students outside of the general education classroom when students feel that they are missing recess with their class.
Goals Meetings: We will review the goal you submitted at the end of last year. Remember your goal needs to reflect an indicator on the rubric. I can help in writing the goal, but come to the meeting prepared with an idea and plan for collecting evidence.
Be prepared to talk me through your thinking. Here are the questions to consider:
How does this goal align with the school/district initiatives?
How is this goal an opportunity for student learning?
How is this goal an opportunity for teacher learning?
* What questions do I hope to answer through my work in this focus area?
*How will I learn? How will I build my skill level? What resources might I need? What resources are available to me?
*How and when will I use the new information/skill? What is my instructional approach?
*How will I assess my professional growth in this learning area? How will I know if this approach is producing desired student (or teacher) results?
Kindness Assembly: Monday at 2:00 PM in the gymnasium. Please send information home to parents (in mailbox). Students will be called to the gym by grade level most likely starting at 1:50ish.
Morning Assistance: Kindergarten
Please sign up for stations on the Google Doc Below
5th Grade Literacy Footprints PD: October 9th 12:30-3:30 (Please put in for a full day sub for this)
WIN Schedules Due: Please email me your WIN schedules with a tentative plan through December. These were due Friday 9/20.
Think Sheets: Until further notice, please use the PBIS Think Sheets that have been provided for you. I have seen a couple of versions floating around which is difficult to keep track of. We are trying to streamline our practices. If you have a think sheet that you prefer, please send it to the PBIS committee for review. We are open to change, but want to be consistent. Also, Think Sheets should be done in the classroom or with a partner classroom and the teacher should review with the student. Please do not send a student to the office with a think sheet. Please also do not send students to the office for lunch recess to complete a think sheet. A parent needs to be contacted when a think sheet is completed. If you have further questions or concerns, don't hesitate to ask.
PREVIOUS WEEK IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Indoor Recess: EEEEK! I don't want bad weather but we need to be prepared for it. Please make sure that you review indoor recess expectations AND have appropriate activities your class can participate in posted on the inside of your door. Remember you may not always have the same lunch monitor for indoor recess so we need the information in one spot. There may be times we can use the gymnasium but we will need to work our some procedures for that before we are able to do it.
NWEA: Please do not wait till the last few days of the window to assess your students. With chrome books and i-Pads in the classrooms, we should be able to complete assessing easily with our students.
ASSESSMENT RESULTS: Results from all of our assessments should be recorded in Illuminate in a timely fashion after the assessment. We will use Illuminate to house all of our assessment data so we can access and compare it easily.
E-BLAST and NEWSLETTER: Each grade level and department will have a scheduled month to inform the community and district what they are doing in their classrooms for the district E-Blast. These E-blast items must be program/curriculum related and pictures should be included. This is your time to showcase your students to the community! The same idea applies to the newsletter. You are always welcome to send me items for the parent newsletters but I have created a schedule for everyone. Families love to see what their children are doing at school and love pictures. This way I will always have a grade level or activity to showcase in the building every week. Here is the link to the schedule:
Please do not hesitate to ask question if you have them.
This Week's Schedule
Leslie Out- Tiffany cover
Kindness Assembly 2:00 PM
Meeting 4 PM
Leslie Out- Lisa Cover
Chapman Workout 4PM
Goal Meeting- DG 2:35 PM
Staff Meeting- 4 PM (PBIS Tier 1 Training)
KF 8:50 AM
SJ 12:30 PM
DD 1:45 PM
LM 2:00 PM
BAT Meeting 4 PM
Workout 4 PM
Mentor Meeting 4-5:30 PM
PD in the PM
Staff Meeting Dates
Due to some changes in my personal schedule, besides our first staff meeting, we will run all staff meetings on Wednesdays at 4-5 PM. Please see below for exact dates. Please honor this time and arrange appointments and other after school activities around these dates. If there are any conflicts please see me well in advance.
9/25- PBIS Meeting
10/9- Tier 1 Medical Training
Helpful Staff Links
Morning Staff Assistance Calendar:
E-Blast and Newsletter Schedule: