week of January 4th
- School Mission Statement: ALL students will be challenged to obtain the skills necessary to realize their highest personal potential.
- District Vision: Educational Excellence in a Caring Community
- District Purpose: Manchester students are provided the stepping stones for success.
Goal 1: All Manchester Community Schools students will become proficient in their literacy skills.
Goal 2: All Manchester Community Schools students will become proficient in critical thinking.
Goal 3: All Manchester Community Schools students will become proficient in mathematical skills.
Goal 4: All staff will engage in the district-wide continuous improvement process.
Change in the Cafeteria
The tables away from the wall and should accommodate each classroom. If fourth grade seems tight we can adjust. The allergy table is not in the corner anymore.
The trash cans are in the middle or the room, away from the lineup spaces.
Here you can find the donated silverware and napkins. You will also find the table washing buckets. Nearby is the broom and the dustpan.
We will use the table signs for the first few weeks. They can be wiped and reused once we decide on the best placement for each class.
Find Your Class
Blue is for the kindergarten lunch; green is for the second lunch (1st and 3rd); and red is for the final lunch (4th and 2nd).
The goal is to keep food off the walls and floor. We need to make sure the table tops, benches, and rim of the table edges is cleaned daily.
Find Your Class
Staff/Faculty Meeting All Staff Please READ
Nurse Judee will repeat the training for the members of the staff attending the faculty meeting at 3:20.
Please see me if you are not in the building at 3:10 and need an alternative training time.
Faculty Meeting Part Two
****Please bring an idea for practicing math facts, addition or multiplication, to the staff meeting. You will not need to share, but we will collect the ideas to use with parent volunteers and staff who have a minute. I am putting an index card in every staff member's mailbox. (If you are not attending the meeting put the card in my mailbox by Thursday afternoon.) Write down a website, technique, game, new idea, or crazy idea that you think will help the children of Klager Elementary become proficient in math facts.
****You will also find an index card for you to share your favorite quote, hopefully pertaining to education and students. This will give me an idea of the philosophy of the staff and we can use the quotes in our messages to families. It is very important that everyone is involved with this project. I will not tie your name to the quote unless you so wish when this is used within our school. This can be tied to 7 Habits or your own personal philosophy. Your quotes could also have a spin toward understanding, like "Students aren't obsessed with electronics, they are drawn to the relationships they bring." or "What is right is right, even if no one is doing it, and what is wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." Have fun, and remember there a million websites with quotes.
I have put your name on the quotes and math fact index cards for me to check off who has returned the cards, please write you quote or math fact on the other side to protect your identity.
The assembly will take the place of the Jan. 11th Leadership Workshop.
Field Trip Request Form
Evaluation Update for certified staff
Domain 1 27 points
Domain 2 17 points
Domain 3 10 points
Domain 4 26 points
Clear and significant (Accomplishments/contributions) hours: 15
Professional Development (Relevant Special Training) hours: 5
Article about Food Panty clients
More than 1.7 million Michigan residents struggle with hunger every day. And on average, food pantry clients in Michigan receive the equivalent of less than 1 gallon of nutritious milk per person per year? That's because while Americans are generous with canned and dry goods, many don't think to donate milk because it's perishable.
To help get much needed milk to Michigan food banks, United Dairy Industry of Michigan developed a Text to Donate program to help food banks provide millions of Americans with milk. In addition, we created this "The Dairy Farmer's Gift" video -- a version of "The Night Before Christmas"-- which tells the story of a dairy farmer who gives a calf to St. Nick to provide milk for children around the world. The video ends with a message encouraging viewers to text to donate milk to a food pantry in their area.
Please take a moment and watch and share this video and this important area of need with your community. Together we can make a big difference in the lives of Michigan families.
You can TEXT: MILK to 50555 to donate $5.00, the United Dairy Industry of Michigan will/did match all donations from TEXT to Donate thru the end of 2015.
Fourth Grade will rejoin April 25; May 9 and 23rd.
Kindergarten will also meet on the following dates at 1:00 pm: Feb 1; Feb. 29; March 14? (author visit); May 28; April 18; May 2; May 16.
The first grade will meet 12:00-12:30 pm; second grade 12:30-1:00 pm; kinder 1:00-1:30; and third grade 1:30-2:00. We will continue to meet in the Media Center.
The fourth grade will have TEAM in Room 109 from 1:30-3:00 pm with Officer Wion from Jan 11- April 11, 2016.
Technology Presentations to the Board
The computer lab will be open and Google Doc is attached to sign up for those who need to take the assessment in the lab (kinder through 2nd) or wish to use the lab. I will confirm with the support team that someone will be available to provide assistance during the assessments.
We will set up the test sessions at the Jan. 7th Faculty meeting. Make sure you have your iPad or a device to log into NWEA.
Ticket to Read
- 1.4.16-Third grade to Lansing, Karin attending trip
- 1.5.16-District School Improvement Meeting
- 1.6.16-Data meetings-Math
- 1.7.16-Staff/Faculty meeting
- 1.11.16-TEAM begins for 4th grade
- 1.11.16-NWEA Assessing begins
- 1.13.16-MLK assembly
- 1.15.16-Klager Movie Night
- 1.18.16-Half Day
- 1.18.16-Board meeting
- 1.21.16-District Faculty meeting
- 1.25.16-Leadership Workshop
- 1.28.16-Principals Advisory
- 1.29.16-Half Day
- 1.30.16-Daddy Daughter Dance