ALB Friday Focus
Week of October 1
As I write this, I've gotten 16 responses on the Temperature Check. I want you to know that I carefully go through each response. I analyze responses to every question. I truly value your feedback and appreciate those of you who are specific in your praise and in your critical feedback. Feedback is how ALL of us grow--administrators, teachers, and students. To those of you who have participated in the survey, thank you for valuing my process of collecting quarterly climate feedback.
Heads up for this week: Picture Day is Friday! These are the pictures used in the yearbook, so all staff members need to be photographed. Schedule forthcoming! You may where a top of your choice with your jeans--no need to wear a t-shirt in pictures if you don't want to!
Please join me in welcoming our newest Burruss staff member, Serena King. Serena will be serving as our Front Office Clerk!
I believe in the (heart) work we are doing!
I am so proud to be your principal.
Teaching and Learning Highlights
Burruss Staff Birthdays
Jaime Ziemian: October 9
Caida Mendelsohn: October 10
Katherine Ramsey-Knight: October 11
Katie Gaudette: October 14
Darcey Ethridge: October 31
Allison Taylor is sponsoring a new school newspaper, The Burruss Times. Students had the idea and asked her to sponsor them! IB in action!
Sherri Monger is our Fall Quarter GEM recipient!
Jaclyn Bell and Jaime Ziemian attended Orton Gillingham training over Fall Break!
PLC Four Guiding Questions
- What do we want students to know? (GSE Standards)
- How will we know when they have learned it? (assessments)
- What will we do when they haven't learned it? (remediation)
- What will we do when they already know it? (enrichment/acceleration/differentiation)
What I'm Reading
The article linked below goes into great detail about the benefits of peer observations in schools. Coming soon is an announcement for October, which will involve a soft start to the peer observation process at Burruss.