Updates from the West

News for December 3-7

Week's Events

Monday, December 3
Rummel Out - Sick calls to Dale
Vision Hearing Screenings
Cards for the troops Due

Tuesday, December 4
Rummel Out - Sick calls to Dale

Wednesday, December 5
AR Store
Rummel Out AM - Sick calls to Dale
2:20 - Problem Solving KL (Brand, Bohne, Rummel, Higgins, Nesby, Yarcho)
2:40 - Problem Solving JT (Litwiller, Bohne, Bertram, Higgins, Nesby, Rummel, Swartzendruber)

Thursday, December 6
No Speech Today
Mrs. Nesby Out Today (No groups)
8:00 - Pre Observation (Yarcho)
1:00 - Administrative Council (Rummel)

Friday, December 7
Beginning of the 10 Days of Christmas
7:25 - Pre Observation (Johanson)
8:30 - Pre Observation (Groezinger)
6:00 - Staff Christmas Party at the Ozark House

Upcoming Dates
December 10 - Board of Education Meeting (7:00)
December 11 - PTO Meeting (6:30)
December 11 - Faculty Meeting
December 12 - Dental Clinic
December 13 - SILT (Change in date)
December 14 - Laser Light Show (12:30)
December 18 - PLC Meetings
December 19 - Talent Show (8:30)
December 20 - Christmas Concert (9:00)
December 20 - Holiday Parties in the afternoon - Time determined by teacher

Staying in the Know...

District Strategic Plan: Goal 1 - Student Achievement; Goal 2 - Quality Staff; Goal 3 - Safe Schools/Learning Environment; Goal 4 - Home/School/Community Relations

School Improvement Plan: Focuses on Increased Student Achievement (District Goal 1) and Increasing Knowledge of Common Core (District Goal 2)

- To better accommodate our changing special education population, there have been some changes in lunch/recess duty for aides. Please let me know if there are any concerns with the new duty schedule. (District Goal 3)

-Cards for the troops... They are due to Mr. Dale by Dec. 3rd, if interested in participating. They can be no larger than 8.5x11, only cards by students are accepted. Cards can be handmade or computer generated.

-Please set a time for your holiday party on the afternoon of December 20th. There is a sheet on Audra's desk for you to fill in the time of your holiday party. This will allow us to better field calls from parents. Thank you. (District Goal 4)

-When students use the restroom after lunch or stay to clean tables, please have them join their class outside by walking through the building and exiting through the main doors. (District Goal 3)

-Thank you!! Thank you for your help in covering classes and the office allowing support staff an opportunity to review the crisis plan off-site on Nov. 19th. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the crisis plan. (District Goal 3)

-The new RtI schedule was sent out this week. Please let me know if there are any additional changes based on students' instructional needs. Thanks. (District Goal 1)

-Professional development money is running out. See me ASAP if there are any additional trainings you're interested in attending this spring. (District Goal 2)

- Do you have suggested changes to the handbook for next year? Please communicate those suggestions to a SILT member. The handbook can be found at http://www.olympia.org/vnews/display.v/ART/46cc92e36f179 (District Goals 1, 2, 3, and 4)

-Check out the website. There have been some great articles posted recently. Thank you teachers!! (District Goal 4)

-Speaking of the Olympia West website, there are now buttons on the right that provide direct links to IXL and Study Island. This will make accessing the websites easier for parents. (District Goal 4)

Calling in Sick?

Mr. Dale - ext. 6257 cell: 309-261-1486
Dr. Rummel - ext. 6010 cell: 309-846-2139 home: 309-963-4263