Ixonia News

Weekly Update 4/11 to 4/15

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Monday, April 11

  • Laura Novotny is in health room for Trish

  • 4th grade Science (session 1) Forward Testing 10:15-11:15

  • 3rd grade Math (session 1) Forward Testing 8:45-10:00

  • 3rd grade Reading (session 1) Forward Testing 1:45-3:30 pm


Tuesday, April 12

  • BLT Meeting 7:30-8:15 am

  • 4th grade Science (session 2) Forward Testing 10:15-11:15

  • 4th grade Listening, Social Studies (session 1, break, session 2) 12:30-3:00 pm

  • 3rd grade Math (session 2) Forward Testing 8:45-10:00


Wednesday, April 13

  • Ms. Meschler’s class Shout Out airs on WISN 12 between 5:00-7:00 am

  • 3rd grade Writing and Listening Forward Testing 1:45-3:30)


Thursday, April 14

  • Fire/Evacuation Drill 9:30 am

  • PTO Meeting 6:00 pm


Friday, April 15

  • Mrs. Burton’s class Shout Out airs on WISN 12 between 5:00-7:00 am

  • Tier 2 Meeting

  • Tornado Drill 2:05 pm


Upcoming Dates:


  • F and P testing window: April 11-May 20 (Details in Rebecca’s email 4/8/16)

  • PALS testing window April 25-May 20 (Details in Rebecca’s email 4/8/16)

  • April 19 - Staff Meeting

  • April 20 - Recycling Presentation 3:00

  • April 20 - Mrs. Theisen’s class Shout Out airs on WISN 12 between 5:00-7:00 am

  • April 21 - 2nd graders to Miller Park - Field Trip

  • April 21 - Pam Casey in the building 8:30-Noon

  • April 21 - Facilities meeting in Ixonia Gym 6:30-7:15 pm

  • April 22 - Spring Family Night at the YMCA

  • April 22 - EARTH DAY

BLT Meeting - Tuesday 7:30-8:15 (LIBRARY)

4K/5K round up meeting - only those involved in this planning work need to attend


AGENDA:
  • Solidify the activities
  • Student evaluation document

REMINDER: Spring MAP testing sign-up

PLEASE SIGN UP FOR SPRING MAP TESTING BY MONDAY OR A TIME WILL BE SELECTED FOR YOU.



  • Rather than trying to cram testing into one week, we are going to have testing span over 8 days.
  • We are also going use the laptop cart and privacy dividers if any classes would like to try testing in their natural learning environment, rather than going to the lab. This would be best for older students (grades 3-4). Those using the laptops will not have someone set up the computers before hand. Your students will login on their own. Directions will be provided to teachers ahead of time.
  • Please make sure to add the names of students who need a small group. Our student support team will sign up for each session so that students who might need a small group setting can still access that.

Educator Effectiveness

As we look forward to the end of the year, I want to make sure you all have a clear sense of what needs to be finished up for Educator Effectiveness (in Google Classroom).


Summary year:


  • Year-end meeting: Schedule a one-hour meeting with me to review the different components. These meetings should be scheduled anytime in June (through June 20th). We will also discuss your SLO and PPG. Work with Carol to get that date/time that works with my schedule.
  • Artifacts: Upload artifacts and tag them in Google Classroom. These are only for Domains 1 & 4. Please provide a brief summary of each artifact, making it clear how each artifact links to the component within the domain. One artifact can attach to multiple components: just make sure the rationale is clear. A few sentences is fine. There needs to be one piece of evidence per component. Also, remember an artifact does not need to be a physical thing. You can just write up a summary of a training you attended or an experience you had and what you learned.
  • SLO: Collect data on your students and upload the evidence to Classroom. Complete the bottom section of the SLO form, which is the end of year review.
  • PPG: Complete the bottom section of the Teacher PPG form, which is a reflection of the year.



Supportive Year:


  • Year end meeting: You will have your last SLO meeting with Joan Marley on May 26th - Please bring along as much data as you have at that point.
  • Artifacts: DO NOT UPLOAD ANY ARTIFACTS TO GET A JUMP START ON NEXT YEAR! We will not be using Google Classroom, so any uploads will not be transferred.
  • SLO: Collect data on your students and upload the evidence to Classroom. Complete the bottom section of the SLO form, which is the end of year review.
  • PPG: Complete the bottom section of the Teacher PPG form, which is a reflection of the year.

April - Environmental Month

Dare to be a force of Nature. Everyone has the POWER to make a difference.


Announcements: Environmental Facts


April 11 through April 15 - Weather Safety week

  • Understand the real forces in nature!

  • Unfortunately, we were not able to schedule Channel 12 weather visits this week

  • Tornado Drill - Friday at 2:05 p.m.

  • Fire Drill/Evacuation Drill - Thursday from 9:30-10 (REVIEW THE EVACUATION STEPS IN THE LINK BELOW)


April 18 through April 22 - Earth week

  • Wednesday, April 20th at 3:00 p.m. - Recycling presentation by Sharon Ehrhardt, Solid Waste Clean Sweep Specialist from Jefferson County


April 25 through April 29th - Tree week/Arbor Day

  • Thursday, April 28 @ 8:45 Assembly - Arbor Day celebration and tree planting

  • Hoping for Prairie/tree tours by Lou Millevolte, former Ixonia teacher who planted the prairie and many trees while a teachere here.

****Students document pictures with iPad minis and identify different trees on our property

****News Club - make documentary video of the trees on our property to be shown at Arbor Day celebration

School Perceptions Survey

The survey for the referendum came out on Tuesday via email. Please make sure to submit it by April 25th. Your feedback is really important!