A Look Ahead
February 14th to 20th, 2016
Winter Data Delve
The Hadfield Data team (Hawkins, Gustafson, Ruecktenwald, White, Murray, Nathan, Korducki, Congdon) met last Thursday for our Winter Data Delve. It was a very busy three hours that gave us an opportunity to have meaningful conversations regarding student learning at Hadfield as we are past the mid-year point for the 2015-16 school year.
You too were a part of this cycle of inquiry (Plan, Do, Study, Act). I appreciate the effort that so many grade levels have taken to "dig in" to Winter MAP results. Our ability to ACT on this data will help support students and Hadfield's Theory of Action, 100% of all students will demonstrate on-going improvement in literacy and math.
One of the topics the Data Delve team reviewed were Tier 3 interventions. What selection criteria do we use to identify students? How do we progress monitor students? What exit criteria do we use?
In the document below you will notice some tweaks that will be made as it relates to Tier 3 interventions in Reading and Math as it relates to the above areas. Please don't hesitate to reach out as our goal is to have a rigorous intervention program that best supports the universal level of instruction at Hadfield School.
Click here for a working draft of Tier 3 at Hadfield. In the near future, I am looking to share out celebrations and next steps as it relates to winter MAP results.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Please let me know if you would like me to "push in" for any conference on Wednesday. I am happy to sit in as a listener and contributor if needed.
Dinner: We have you covered as Blizzard is treating, just bring your own beverage.
Have a terrific week,
Optional PLC Dates
Be sure to click on this banner to check out the Coaches Corner for important information including important due dates and deadlines.
Are you doing too much ? Or not enough?
By Joyce Hawkins:
Have you ever wondered if you are frontloading too much, giving the student more information than you should before they read on their own?
As young readers are first learning the strategic components of deciphering the written word, laying in the meaning and story line frees them from trying to do both at once. Knowing the story line can be a tremendous help when working on the mechanics of the written word. Paying attention to unfamiliar language structures can allow the student to be successful. Their first reading should not be a test, but rather a successful experience.
For our intermediate readers some element of surprise in the story can be a motivator to read to find. That being said, frontloading is still important. Think of teaching literature, instructors are not going to hand over Shakespeare without a lot of background, laying in history, unfamiliar language and plot design. This should be true for any reading. By giving the student a rich orientation to the reading you can reduce the need to ask many of those literal questions, and allow you to get to the heart of the message.
So too much is not the issue, not enough may be the issue!
Optimist Swim Coach Needed (Hadfield may not be represented)
This is open to all staff members and comes with a stipend. Click the link for additional information.
February Spirit Days Announced
Super Hero/Princess Day- Thursday, February 18th
Spiderman! Princess Peach! Batman! Cinderella! Superman! Elsa! Wonder Woman! Come dressed as your favorite super hero or princess Thursday, February 11th to celebrate Mr. Dalpra's class earning the Golden Ice Pack by having the least sick days!
Neon Clothes Day- Thursday, February 25th
Thursday, February 25th wear your neon colors for Ms. Cocayne's class! The Golden Lunch Tray winners want to see your Radical Red, Laser Lemon, Electric Lime, Blizzard Blue, and Hot Magenta. The brighter the better!
Field Trip February Sponsored by the Hadfield PTO
Help us reach our goal of raising $10,000 for the Hadfield Field Trip Fund! 100% of donations go towards Hadfield Student Field Trips! The goal of Field Trip February will be used to offset the costs of field trips in 2015-16 and beyond. Watch our progress towards our Field Trip February goal on the giant thermometer near the office! See the link for more information as this letter is being home to all students.
Stay Updated and Connected
Please refer to the Hadfield School and Facilities google calendar. This is the calendar that you should reference for all school events and meetings.
2/15, 2/16 Grade Level PLC's Optional
2/17/2016 PBIS Monthly Meeting, 7:40 a.m. to 8:20 a.m.
2/17/2016 Parent Teacher Conferences, 4:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Dinner by Blizzard)
2/18/2016 Vertical PLC, 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
2/19/2016 Lunch with Bob, 11:30 to 12:30 p.m., room 139
2/25/2015 Professional Development, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
2/25/2016, Educational Assistant Professional Development, 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
2/26/2016 February Awards Assembly, 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
3/3/2016 Vertical PLC, 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
3/4/2016 End oF Trimester 2
3/8/2016 PTO Meeting, 6 p.m.
3/10/2016 Vertical Collaboration, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
3/11/2016, Family Movie Night, 6:00 p.m.
3/17/2016 Vertical PLC, 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
3/18/2016 International Night, 6 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
3/24/2016 Professional Development, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
3/25/2016 to 4/1/2016 Spring Break
6/8/2016 Last Day of Classes
6/9/2016 Teacher Work Day
Husky Shout Outs #1Hadfield
Thanks to Bob for allowing Marisa, Myles, and I to attend the Social Justice Seminar in Madison!!! It was a great opportunity and a lot was learned! -Nic
To: Miles, Jennifer, Katie, and Ryan
Thank you for taking some time to come and dance with your students. They really get a kick out of having you a part of their class. Also, remember I did get video clips of your performances...just sayin' -Wendy and Pracki
Thank you for being the "pace car" for a class that was struggling with the concept of "pacing." Not only did it help the students, you now have a potential career on the NASCAR circuit. -Wendy
To the K-1 teachers for organizing an amazing 100th day, activity day for their students. They had such a great time. -Pracki
Thank you, Mr. Marcus! For always going the extra mile. Angel thanx you too! Ms. K
Shout out to everyone involved in the K-1 100th day celebration! What a wonderful and exciting day! Thank you to Adam, Michele, Chris, Mara and Katy for collaborative sharing of resources and coordination efforts and thank you to our support staff and staff that works with students with special needs for being so flexible and support of this special day. Thank you to Bob for supporting this day and for helping us read 100 books. -Kara
Shout out to Nicole McNary! Thanks for helping during a stressful time and collaborating this week! You rock!!! -Morita
Shout out to the K and 1 Teams for their engaging 100th day activities. The kids had so much fun! -Jen Theisen
I got a a really nice shout out from Debbie O'Brien. She is the nutrition educator from Waukesha Country that visits several classrooms at Hadfield. She said that everyone at Hadfield is so welcoming and the teachers really see the importance of healthy eating for their students. She said other nutrition educators in this county and Milwaukee county don't always have the same experiences when they visit classrooms. She is thankful for all of our support!
Shout Out to Mary Ketterman for helping me out put Valentines together with the kiddos!!! -Nathan
Thank you Julie and Judy ,our lunch ladies, who daily serve our students with such nice attitudes. Also, thank you for the thoughtful Valentine's card and gift.~ Vicki Wolfe
Thank you to "Cupid" for decorating our lunchroom. The decorations were cheery and delicious! ~ Vicki