September 28, 2015
**Please continue to lift up Dawn Priest’s mother and a Speedy Recovery to Marcia Hendrick! Kinney's mother had her surgery and as of last report she was doing fine. His wife had been under the weather as well but is feeling better. Tamara's Daddy is recovering from his surgery and has come home!!!
YAY.....Laura Carter is approaching her due date and we wish her the best!
Kuddos to Aril Lee, Sarah Holden, and Karen Henley. The three will be attending NCCAT this week for Professional Development. They will be sharing their experience with us at the next faculty meeting!!!!
(Please email me if there is any celebrations or sharing that needs to be added to our Monday Talks…..if I miss anything please let me know……thanks)
PET RESPONSIBILITY PROGRAM
This Week of Events at Highfalls
The Fire Marshall will be visiting this week (Strong Possibility Monday). Thank you for the pics of the material being sprayed. It is documented in the front office!
Vertical PLC Meetings 2:45-3:30
Math: Discuss and Share Strategies/Resources that you are using with parents to help with New York Engage Implementation.
Reading: Discuss and Review SRI / mCLass data. Grades K-1 organzie students into LLI groups that will take place during EXCEL outside of LLI with Ms. Brown
Fall Festival Committee Meeting: 3:30 April Lees Room
PLCs with Kelly Priest in the Design Room
Next Week's Events at Highfalls
6:00 - PTA Meeting; Title I Overview; PAC Mr. Chris Morgan
PD on site by IC: Making Connections/Activating Background Knowledge
Dr. Bob Classroom Visits!!! 10:20-11:00
Middle School Dance: Teacher Volunteers Needed to Chaperone!!!!!
Thank You Dr. Bob!!!!
In 3rd grade Journeys the students are reading a story about Baseball player Roberto Clemente. Last year Dr. Bob was visiting Vass Elementary School while students were reading this story. He shared a personal story of meeting Clemente. This year their teachers asked him if he’d video his story so all the kids could hear it. He was gracious enough to film a 7 minute video that shares the life of Clemente and then Dr. Bob’s brush with fame as a child. Vass shared the video with Ms. Maness and she incorporated it into her instruction this week!!!!!
October 6, 2015
On-Site Professional Development
Book Study (Media Center 2:45pm)
September 21st Chapters 1 and 2
October 12th Chapter 3
October 26th Chapter 4
November 9th Chapter 5
November 23rd Chapter 6
December 7th Chapter 7-9
Literacy PD (Media Center 2:45 pm)
September 2nd Monitoring/Clarifying (“Fix-up Strategies”)
October 7th Making Connections/Activating Background Knowledge
November 4th Visualizing
December 2nd Evaluating/Determining Importance
September 16th MP1 and Problem Solving Strategies
October 21st MP2 and Number Talks
November 18th MP3 and Thinking Aloud
December 16th MP4 and Modeling
THANKS MS. HOLDEN!!!!
Daily Expectations for Soaring to Excellence
Alignment to Standards
Posted and Aligned "I Can Statements"