North Side News

Week of March 18th - 22nd, 2019

Accomplishments

We have 39 days left of school! It is time to take a look back at all of our successes and accomplishments so far!


I know I won't remember them all and you could easily add to this list, but here goes:

1. Started a very successful pre-school program

2. We all advocate for student needs both academic/behavior

3. Over 80% of students in each classroom are meeting their weekly 45 minute with passing scores in iReady math

4. Most students are growing in Raz, improving in reading levels

5. Students are receiving monthly lessons on Character Counts

6. Social skills groups were created in each grade level ad they meet weekly with the guidance counselor

7. Bus referrals have decreased this school year compared to years past

8. Grade level collaborations have been the most productive this school year

9. Students are excited to share with office when they have a great day of behavior

10. You have all stressed that Ready math is getting easier for the students/more productive as the year is progressing

11. With less Title staff time, we are able to service as many students as years past

12. Flexible seating was a hit with kids

13. Makerspace room is utilized and kids LOVE to share their creations, you are implementing the 4 C's more this year within your lessons

14. Many older students are helping and mentoring younger students

15. We pulled together as a staff and NS family to help some families in need

16. Partnered with Pine Hills church to help NS families

17. Phenomenal Veteran's Day program

18. Two Gallery Walks that were a success

19. PBIS re-vamped and being more successful, kids love to shop

20. Hosted a successful math bowl

21. Great winter music program

22. PTO has worked hard to provide great family events this year

23. Our robotics team went to state

24. We have gotten creative in handling challenging students and situations

25. Collaborating with other buildings

26. Individual student academic successes are shared with multiple staff to show excitement and praise for students

27. Made it through 5 days of e-learning. No parent complaints!!!

28. Adding purposeful play/student game/activity time to schedules

29. Many students are earning their weekly fun day

30. PLTW is fun for students as they learn/master their science standards

31. Parent communication is strong - want to know how I know this.......I don't receive many phone calls myself with questions and concerns

32. Our attendance initiative

33. Focus on small group instruction over whole group with rotations

32. AND THERE ARE MANY MORE!!!!!!!!!!


Please stop for just a minute and think about 5 great successes/accomplishments within your own classroom setting. Now, SMILE!!!!! and praise yourself for a job well done! If you want to , please e-mail them to me, I would love to hear them!!!!


In education, we always hear about the negative, it is our turn to stop and look at all of our wonderful things we have accomplished this year and it takes our WHOLE TEAM to make them happen!


THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR HARD WORK, DEDICATION AND SACRIFICES TO BE THERE FOR OUR STUDENTS AND EACH OTHER!!!!! WE HAVE SO MUCH TO BE PROUD OF, PLEASE DON'T EVER FORGET THAT!!!!!

March PBIS Monthly Reward

This month's reward will be an extra 15-20 minute recess on Thursday or Friday, your choice. Work as a grade level to determine who will take students out and who will watch those inside.


Next month's reward is in the works - we are hoping to make it an off campus experience. May will include "Minute to Win It" games and Wildcat floats.

"FOCUS ON WHAT MATTERS AND STAY POSITIVE. GOOD THINGS WILL HAPPEN." -picturequotes.com-

March 18th - 22nd:

Monday, March 18th:

PD: Ready Math Goosechase - library

**IREAD-3 Testing, 9:15-11:00**

1 p.m. - RTI/FBA/BIP - D.W. (Stephanie, Cory, Laura P., Jessica, Anita, Laura S.); we will review L.H. too

3 p.m. - RTI/FBA/BIP - W.L. (Stephanie, Cory, Laura P., Amanda H., Laura S., Keeley)


Tuesday, March 19th:

**IREAD-3 Testing, 8:15-11:00**

12:15 p.m. - Re-Eval CC - B.A. (Tina, Laura P., Amanda W., Stephanie)

PM - Tornado Drill

3 p.m. - Staff Meeting - Copyright and other things


Wednesday, March 20th:

7:30 a.m. - Update RTI - P.S. (Jessica, Laura S., Anita, Stephanie)

**IREAD-3 Testing, 8:15-11:00**

1:45 p.m. - RTI - P.S. (Angie, Laura S., Stephanie, Anita, Jen)

3 p.m. - RTI - K.D. (Jen, Anita, Laura S., Stephanie)

6 p.m. - Board Meeting @ RC


Thursday, March 21st:

-Jamie out today-

**Spring PTO Fundraiser due**

1:45 p.m. - Meeting for Stephanie

3 p.m. - RTI - A.R. (Jen, Anita, Laura S., Stephanie)


Friday, March 22nd:

8:10 a.m. - Stephanie play game with Lilly B. from Hamlin's room

8:30 a.m. - Stephanie play a game with L.Johnson from Sibert's room

8:50 a.m. - Stephanie plays game with C. Froelich from Wible's room

1:45 p.m. - ACR - B.W. (Laura S., Stephanie, Andrea)


Saturday, March 23rd - Sunday, April 7th:

SPRING BREAK, ENJOY YOUR TIME OFF!!!!!!!!

April 8th - 12th: BOOK FAIR IS THIS WEEK

Monday, April 8th:

PD: TBD


Tuesday, April 9th:

10 a.m. - Initial CC - N.H. (Angie, Amanda W., Laura S., Stephanie)

3-3:30 p.m. - Star Club Meeting

3 p.m. - Leadership Meeting


Wednesday, April 10th:

7:30 a.m. - Admin Meeting

******HAPPY 15TH BIRTHDAY TO MY SON, HUNTER******


Thursday, April 11th:

5:30 p.m. - Kindergarten Round-Up

*Happy Birthday Cory Headley*


Friday, April 12th:

*Progress reports due to office by 8:30 a.m.*