Principal's Peek at the Week

Mrs. Mills , January 15-19, 2018

Vision, Values, and Mission- Steering pieces for our school

Points to Ponder as we move forward in 2018.

What is a Vision Statement?

A one-sentence statement describing the clear and inspirational long-term desired change resulting from an organization or program's work.

What are Core Values in relation to the vision?

Core values are traits or qualities that you consider not just worthwhile, they represent an individual's or an organization's highest priorities, deeply held beliefs, and core, fundamental driving forces. They are the heart of what your organization and its employees stand for in the world.

What is the Mission Statement?

A mission statement is a brief description of a company's fundamental purpose. It answers the question, "Why does our business exist?" The mission statement articulates the company's purpose both for those in the organization and for the public.

Each element reveals the of an organization. Chandler Creek has the opportunity to revisit and define who we are as a school. We must determine, as a community, the how, who and what or our organization as we look ahead.

This is an exciting time for us to renew, revisit, and redefine the future of our school.

Join me on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 in the theater for this important work.



Your purpose is more important than your job. ~Disney

January Calendar

January 16, End of Qtr. 2

January 17, PTA Family Night Sky Zone, Whole Faculty Meeting- Vision , Mission, Beliefs, Breakfast in workroom hosted by Valuteachers- retirement consults

January 18, Student Council Project in school, Cheers and Chat 3 pm, DLC Walkabouts

January 19, K4 Math Day, DLC Walkabouts

January 22, PTA/ Title One Math and Science Night 5:30

January 23, Quarter 2 Report Card

January 24, no pm meeting. K4, K5, 1st Dental Lessons

January 24-29 ACCESS Demo with ALL ELL students

January 25, K5 Children’s Museum 9:30-11:30, Cheers and Chat 3 pm

January 26, Chicken Biscuits Sales

January 29, Ensley Baby Shower 3:10

January 29-February 6- 2 week period, limited ELL for test preparation

January 31, Battle of Books Initial Round, MC Window closes

Advanced Ed. January Timeline


  • Analyze survey data

  • School administration begins completing the School Quality Factors (SQF)

  • Convene stakeholders / action teams to discuss and affirm the school’s portfolio:

    • vision, mission, and beliefs

    • school profile

    • last five years of results and strategies/actions (portfolio review) to develop a needs assessment or SWOT analysis around student achievement, personnel quality, school climate, parent engagement, etc.

      • Look at your school (Where are you now and where do you want to be?)

      • Look at competitors (What are they doing that you need to do?)

      • Look at your customers (What are they asking for?)

      • Ask your employees (What would make your job easier, yet get us to the next level?)

      • Ask your customers (What can we do better?)

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Happy Birthday

January 18- Tammy Finch