Week of October 8th
Important Events for the Week:
Monday, October 7th
Kindergarten Fire Prevention in the MPR at 8:40
Fourth Grade Fire Prevention (see schedule)
Darlene at PLC’s for I/E discussion/work for 3rd/2nd/K (THIS WILL BE EXTENDED PLC.) Please see schedule and coverage here.
Tuesday, October 8th
Fall Picture Day (please get your picture taken - these will be used for the yearbook)
MTSS at 11:00
PBIS(in Hamilton’s Room)/DLT(in PLC room) /Sunshine(in Wheeler’s mobile unit 2) after dismissal
Wednesday, October 9th
Gendron, Evans, and Crankshaw at Spark Leaders all day
1st, 2nd, 3rd Fire Prevention (see schedule)
EC PLC after dismissal in PLC room
Tutor Orientation in media center after dismissal
Thursday, October 10th
Friday, October 11th
Mandy at coaches’ meeting
Red Ribbon Week is Coming - Information for the week can be found here.
Achieve 3000/Smarty Ants Training: Monday, November 25th for all teachers K-2
and DL teachers in 3-5 during grade level PLC times. A schedule will be forthcoming.
Quarterly Collaborations are on the horizon! Please put these dates in Aesop now to ensure we have sub coverage.
5th Grade - October 14th (With the Friday Institute at Horton PLC Bldg)
4th Grade - October 22nd (With the Friday Institute at Horton PLC Bldg)
2nd Grade - October 25th (Horton PLC Bldg)
3rd Grade - October 28th (Horton PLC Bldg)
1st Grade - November 4th (Horton PLC Bldg
K - November 8th (Horton PLC Bldg)
Boosterthon T Shirt Collection Form Here is the link to the google spreadsheet for the t-shirt sizes for Boosterthon Fun Run. Each teacher has their own tab and anyone you share the link with will have access to fill it out. We will need this completed by October 11th. Please ask the child quietly/make a guess for sizes needed for your class. This year's shirt will have the new jaguar.
Jaguar Fun Run is coming soon! Here are the details we have right now.
Talent Show - If you are interested in forming a staff group for a song/dance during the talent show, please let a Sunshine committee member know asap!
Our School Improvement Team met this past week. Notes from the meeting are here. Please talk with your SLT representative if you have questions.
IStation Cut Points: Here is a folder with many different IStation documents that may be helpful. Here is the folder containing several IStation data tracking sheets to use with your students. Here is a set of directions on how to find the cut off ISIP scores for IStation in your toolbox section on your IStation home page. Use the same directions to find the percentiles. Here are the direct links to the cut off scores for the overall ISIP scores and each subtest:
DESSA: Everyone should have received an email from the Evo Socio/Emotional Team or Aperture Education with your invitation to create your DESSA account. Please email Mandy if you have not yet received an email. Remember you can access DESSA through the link on our staff page under the counselor’s section: DESSA/Aperature Education Log In The window for completion is September 25-October 23. This includes enough time to complete the DESSA mini for all students and the DESSA full for those students who score in the range of "needs instruction". Darlene recommends trying to have the DESSA mini complete by October 9th (ish) so you have ample time to complete the full DESSA on appropriate students without feeling rushed. Dual Language teachers, you have the option to just complete your own homeroom, or both classes.
iReady BOY Diagnostic: Your BOY testing window for iReady ENDS October 11th. It is a district expectation that all classes in grades 1-5 complete the BOY iReady diagnostic. Kindergarten will complete the MOY diagnostic. We will dig into this data this year as PLCs. If you have a student who has a red or yellow flag with their diagnostic, it means they finished way too quickly. You can choose to reset the diagnostic, have a conversation with the student, and have them retake it. Here is a set of directions on how to reset the diagnostic courtesy of our AIG teacher, Kathryn Gendron! Here are some ways you can help talk about the iReady data and chart their growth with your students.
End of First Quarter - The end of the first quarter is fast approaching. The end of the first quarter is October 25th.
Save the Date:
Conference Day - On November 1st, we will have a required workday that will be reserved for parent teacher conferences. Our PTA will be providing us lunch during the day.
ALL DAY TRAINING on Champs for the following: Evans, Ross, Trygar, Loftus, DePietro, Maul
½ Day Training for Instructional Assistants & all specials teachers. One group will be trained in the am/one in the pm. I will let you know the details as soon as I learn more.
Halloween - is a half day this year. However, we will not be celebrating at school. We will be reminding students and parents that students and staff will not be dressing up and distracting from learning. We have several families that do not celebrate and will have plenty of time to celebrate outside of school hours. Thank you for helping us make Halloween a day of learning.
- Positive Office Referral - Please consider completing a positive office referral!
PTA Update - Our PTA is awesome and is working to support us with all our technology licensing needs!! Here is a link to a PTA Funding Letter. It includes a screen shot of the current balances for staff. *this does not reflect any PTA funds that have already been refunded or Scholastic Dollars that have already been spent. We will send an updated balance in the next week or two.
Duties for the Week:
Early Bus/Cafe/Lobby: Trejio, K. Horton
Main Lobby/Hallway: Loftus
Intersection/MPR Lobby: Ross
4th/5th Hallway: Maul
Cars: Murray, Avila, Brooks, Parrish, DePietro, Rowland
Bus Ramp: Trygar, Bland, Crankshaw
Late Bus: Trygar, Avila, Parrish, K. Horton, Brooks
Cars: Eiden, Brennan, Negroni, Landis, Exley, Sistrunk, Sportelli, Stohoviak, Sanzone-Team Leader, Loftus-Team Leader