Gray Wolf Gazette
February 15 - February 19, 2016
Great Student-Led Conferences!
These Four Questions Should Be On Your Mind Daily.....
Nuts and Bolts
We are looking for parents to nominate for PTO board and committee positions for next year. If you have a great parent in your class, please ask if they might be interested and send Suzy their name! We need nominations by the end of the month. Thank you!
Infinite Campus grade books must be updated by the end of each Tuesday with the previous weeks grades.
I need any requests for summer repairs or maintenance by Friday, February 19th. The district is not purchasing new furniture, but requests can be made to repair existing furniture.
Make sure your grade level team share files with math data are up to date by the end of each month.
Scott and I will be completing walk-thru's and scheduling summative evaluation meetings over the next few weeks. Probationary teachers will need Growth Plans completed in the shared summative form by the time we return next week. All other teachers need growth plans completed by Monday, Feb. 29th.
If your grade level plans to take a field trip this year you will need to start planning it now. Use the Field Trip Checklist ( in the faculty binder) to follow the procedures for approval and payments. Field trips need to be scheduled to take place by the end of April. All grade levels are expected to take a field trip that is connected with an aspect of the curriculum. PTO pays for the bus for a field trip in each grade level.
Tech repairs are rising and many are being caused by dirty filters that cause bulb failure. At $100-$300 a bulb, a little preventative maintenance could go a long way. Clean your filters at least once a month. Let's make each assembly day "Filter Friday" so it is easier to remember!
No more staff referrals for Sped evals after February 19th. Please get your last TST meetings scheduled as soon as possible.
You will need to have your conference percentages to Heather by Thursday, Feb. 18th.
A community organization has asked if we have any globes they could borrow for
table top decorations at their fundraising dinner. If you have one you can lend from your room or storage closet just leave it in the office and I will get them labeled and returned to you after the event in early March.
Shout Out to Pioneer Trail Staff and Students!
February Staff Appreciation Breakfast
Ashley is so caring with her young kindergarten friends. She listens to all their stories, problems and concerns. I enjoy seeing her smile int he halls. Ashley makes Pioneer Trail a great place.
Leigh Ann Long
Leigh Ann is the model of "hard working and motivated". She comes to school everyday smiling and ready to tackle whatever challenge comes her way. Ms. Long works with as many kids, parents and teachers that she can each day, providing support and guidance that only a school counselor can. Ms. Long take on new challenges with a "can do" attitude and isn't afraid to problem solve creatively. She has the zones in each classroom, providing self calming strategies and emotional regulation skills, which our students need. Thank you Ms. Long for all that you do!
Get Your Quad D On.....
Explicit Teaching of Expectations
Remember 4:1 - Positive office referrals are one great way to recognize your students (or coworkers)! Link it back to the matrix if at all possible.
Calendar of Events
Monday, February 15 - No School!
Tuesday, February 16
Culp Out AM
8:15 Superflex Lessons start
12:15 Fine Arts Recruitment Day for Fifth Grade
1:20 TST (White)
3:30 Service Plan
Wednesday, February 17
Suzy and Scott Out All Day - ICLE Leadership PD
Thursday, February 18
7:30 JCPS Staff Appreciation Breakfast - Congratulations Ms. Angle and Ms. Long!!!
7:30 Service Plan
7:30 TST (J. Bax)
9:30 TST (Bopp)
1:20 TST (White)
2:10 IEP (Ferguson)
Friday, February 19
Carel, Juneau, and Dampf - Math ICLE - out all day
7:50 Summative (Berhorst)
9:40 Summative (Churchill)
2:00 JCPS Elem Counsleor's meeting