Summer Staff Weekly Update #1

17.18 Longbranch Elem.

End of Year Testing Results

We got our end of year testing info from Krista today and our numbers look very good. I'm hopeful they are a good prognosticator of what is to come. I'm going to put out an email for parents that I'll link below.

Huddle Leaders

I'm looking for three staff members who can lead Huddle once a week on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. Please let me know if you are interested.

Back to School Dates

August 1 and 2: KinderCamp
August 9: Meet the Teacher Night
August 11: TLIM Year 3 Training
August 14: Opening Day, PBL Preview, and Meds Training
August 15: Morning PD (Mindfulness), Afternoon PD (Required online)
August 16: Opening Day for Students

Curriculum Nights...when? How do we make these student led?


Our current Voxer groups are:
  • LB Teacher Share Group (where we can share ideas and resources)
  • ILT 17.18 (instructional leadership team--formerly team leaders)
  • Longbranch Gratitude
  • Lighthouse

If you're not in one of the groups and want to be added, please let Erika know.

Summer Training

June 16th at Longbranch: Math Workshop with Angela Bauer
Throughout summer: Online Daily 5, CAFE, and Daily 3

Porch Pop Ins

We will order two sets of postcards that will be mailed home on July 10th.
  • One set will go to students NOT receiving a porch pop in asking them to check their mailboxes the end of July for a letter from the teacher.
  • One set will go students that ARE receiving a porch pop in. The teacher can write in the date and time on the postcard that they will visit the home.

We will let you know when the postcards arrive.

Admin would love to go on porch pop ins if you'll take us with you. We can drive also.

Assessment/PD/Meeting Calendar for 17.18

Now Hiring Orange Ninjas

What is an orange ninja?
An orange ninja is a top secret LBES employee who takes on the responsibility of spreading happiness throughout the year for a specific group of staff members. You have to stay top secret ALL YEAR LONG. It doesn't have to cost money, but it can. Orange ninjas keep a pulse on their group and send positive messages, cards, candy, a cute meme from an anonymous email address, etc. throughout the year.

End in mind for orange ninjas: Spread the happy.

To apply: Let Erika know you're interested in being on this top secret team.

PBLs for 17.18

We recognize this may change and often. That's why you have "edit" rights to this spreadsheet. Please update it.

This info is also on the Lead Learners site on the front page.

Teacher List 17.18

This is what I believe to be true at this point in time. If I need to adjust anything below, please let me know.

Erin Roach and Candace Clayton--Job share
Lisa Fischer
Lori Maddux

First Grade Teams
Beth Cahill (ELA/SS) and Linda Myers (Math and Science)
Lauren Ward (ELA/SS) and Robin Jones (Math and Science)
Cindy Wright (ELA/SS) and Theresa Sipple (Math and Science)

Second Grade Teams
Susan Alig (ELA/SS) and Kathy Molen (Math and Science)
Kim Delaney (ELA/SS) and Michele Stevens (Math and Science)
Liz Kidwell (ELA/SS) and Amy Shirden (Math and Science) and Mary Cann (co-teacher)

Melanie Siler (self contained)

Third Grade Teams
Diana Harkins (ELA/SS) and Jordan Coyle (Math and Science)
Ryan Barger (ELA/SS) and Donna Linesch (Math and Science)
Cindy Nelson (ELA/SS) and Pat Lucia (Math and Science)

Fourth Grade Teams
Nicki Sagastegui (ELA) and Cheryl Michels (Math)
Trisha Bremer (ELA) and Sarah Harvey (Math)
Amanda Leatherman (ELA) and Candace Heinze (Math)
All teachers teaching science and social studies.

Fifth Grade Teams
Michelle Piatt (ELA) and Meredith Larison (Math)
Brittany Pendleton (ELA) and Jenna Sommerkamp (Math)
Julia Whalen (ELA) and Sami Cadwallader (Math)
All teachers teaching science and social studies.

Sped Team
Chris Bolanos: Complex Needs
Jennie Wagoner: K, 3, 4, and 5
Heather Lawson: K, 3, 4, ad 5
Mary Balles: Complex Needs
Mary Cann: 1 and 2 (coteach with Shirden/Kidwell)

Unified Arts
Nitza Fernandez-Plaski: Spanish
Jack Steele: Art
Ellen Steele: Reading Interventionist
Stacie Kegley: Library
Melanie Roberts: STC, 1st grade Keyboarding, 2nd grade PBL