Principal Weekly Notes

Sept. 19-23, 2016

School Pictures

SR school pictures for both staff and students is this week on Thursday, Sept. 22nd.


We will be having our class photos taken this day as well as individual photos. PLEASE LINE YOUR STUDENTS UP TALLEST TO SMALLEST BEFORE YOU BRING THEM DOWN TO THE GYM. Dawneen will be sending you a picture schedule for that day. You will need to bring your students down to the gymnasium according to that schedule.


Our ALL STAFF PHOTO will take place at 7:30 a.m. in the gymnasium. All certified and classified staff should makes plans to attend. Please let Kamisha know if you cannot make it so we are trying to find you that morning. Thank you!

Weekly Meetings and Events

Mon. Sept. 19th:

* Duty - AM - Vest, Woltering, T. Kuberry, Reimann. PM - Vest, Woltering, Irvin.

* Town Hall Meeting, 3:12 p.m. - Cafeteria - All classes and staff to cafeteria for our meeting. Please don't be late!

* DPPEC Mtg, Admin Bldg, 4:00 p.m. - Cancelled


Tues. Sept. 20th:

* Duty - AM - T. Kuberry, Pelenis, Siminoe, Forbes/Amy. PM - Irvin, McDannold, Romero

* SR Staff Meeting, 3:40-4:40 p.m., Library - Certified staff only need attend.

* CPI Training for those invited or required, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Refresher Training from 12:00-4:00 p.m.


Wed. Sept. 21st:

* Duty - AM - Pelenis, Sperl, Kuberries, 4th Grade. PM - Romero/Shannon, Sperl, ________

* Elementary Principal Meeting @ Admin (8:30-11:30 a.m.)

* Benefits Committee Meeting, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Admin

* East's McTeacher Night @ McDonald's, 4:00-7:00 p.m. Support if you are able!


Thurs. Sept. 22nd:

* Duty - AM - R. Kuberry, Steele, Forbes, McD/Pelenis. PM - _________, Reimann, McD

* SR Picture Day!! Staff Photo for ALL STAFF at 7:30 a.m. in the gymnasium.

* CST Mtg - 10:00 a.m.

* Board of Education Mtg, Work Session @ 4:00 p.m., Main Session @ 6:00 p.m., Admin


Fri. Sept. 23rd:

* Duty - Shannon, R. Kuberry, Forbes, Steele/Sperl. PM - Romero, Shannon, Steele

* Co-Planning during plan

* Friday Early Release/Collab - All teachers leave early - as soon as all students are gone.

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Tasks to Accomplish this week:

I am concerned that Tasks to Accomplish are not being completed in the time frame set each week. These are not optional tasks. Please be sure you are attending to these things in a timely fashion. Thank you!


1. SR School Teams - ONLY 11 of you have signed up for our school teams. Do this as soon as possible please. Our team meetings need to be formed for this year. I will be sharing the roles and responsibilities of each team (Leadership Team and School Culture and Climate Team) with you via email. Please take some time to read these over so that you can decide which team you would like to be a part of and how you can best help us do our work! Sign up will be on my office door. Everyone is expected to sign up by the Friday, Sept. 16th - this deadline has passed.


2. Complete MAPs Video Training. See below. Only about 4 people have responded to me about completing this task.


3. Complete the Mandatory Reporter Training. Give a copy of the certificate indicating your completion to Dawneen. She will mark your name off the list.


4. Please sign up for weekly computer lab time on the Library/Computer Lab tab on our 2016-2017 Schedule in Google Drive.

MAPs Training Videos

MAPS Training Videos

Below are the training videos all classroom teachers (proctors) will need to view and sign off on prior to conducting/proctoring MAPS testing. There is approximately 20 minutes of videos that needs to be completed. Place a sticky note on my office door saying that you completed the videos by the end of the week. I will put out a MAPs testing schedule later this week.


Here is the link for viewing videos. Use your NWEA/MAPS log in password and username for access to this link: https://teach.mapnwea.org/assist/help_map/Content/AboutMAP/VideoBrowse/VideoTutorials.htm


VIDEOS:

  • MAP Intro - 3 mins
  • Testing Overview Video - 2 mins
  • Testing Demonstration Video - 4 mins
  • Set Up Testing Video - 2 mins
  • Interrupt and Continue Testing Video - 4 mins
  • Proctor Practice Video - interactive video (time depends upon your length of use of the video)

Child Abuse & Neglect - Mandated Reporter Training

All staff members must view the video training located at this website. When complete you should be prompted to print a certificate of completion. Make a copy and turn into Sarah's box.Deadline for completion of this task is Sept 30th.


Here is the link: http://www.coloradocwts.com/mandated-reporter-training


When you get there click on the button: "Mandatory Reporter Training for Educators"

Next Week's Meetings and Events

Mon. Sept. 26th:

* Duty - AM - Vest, Woltering, T. Kuberry, Reimann. PM - Vest, Woltering, Irvin.

* Town Hall Meeting, 3:12 p.m. - Cafeteria - All classes and staff to cafeteria for our meeting. Please don't be late!

* DPPEC Mtg, Admin Bldg, 4:00 p.m. - Rescheduled from last week.


Tues. Sept. 27th:

* Duty - AM - T. Kuberry, Pelenis, Siminoe, Forbes/Amy. PM - Irvin, McDannold, Romero


Wed. Sept. 28th:

* Duty - AM - Pelenis, Sperl, Kuberries, 4th Grade. PM - Romero/Shannon, Sperl, ________

* Admin Meeting @ Admin (8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)

* New Teacher Induction Meeting - All New Teachers must attend, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Admin


Thurs. Sept. 29th:

* Duty - AM - R. Kuberry, Steele, Forbes, McD/Pelenis. PM - _________, Reimann, McD

* CST Mtg - 10:00 a.m.


Fri. Sept. 30th:

* Duty - Shannon, R. Kuberry, Forbes, Steele/Sperl. PM - Romero, Shannon, Steele

* Co-Planning during plan

* Building or District Collab - TBD

MCSD 5 Non-Negotiables

1. Unwrapping the Standards - This is a stand alone in the 7 Best Practices because it is so critical. If you don't unpack the standards correctly and focus in on the nouns and verbs, your learning targets will not be focused on the right stuff!

2. Learning Targets - 5 Step Process (see below)

3. Non Fiction Writing - At the elementary level, we should always have high expectations for students in writing (including grammar, punctuation, etc). Non Fiction Writing means students should be writing more often, not just during writing time. Students should be writing in other subject areas and teachers should still be holding students to the high standards of writing. The provisional writing is really for those teachers who teach outside of the "regular" classroom like PE, Music, Art, etc. These teachers should be having students reflect and write in journals about their learning. In this instance, it is really about getting the students to write at least once a week.

4. Assessment Matrices - In Reading, Writing, and Math. Other subject areas are optional this year.

5. Lesson Design - that includes these 4 components (See chart below):

What do we expect our students to learn? (Standards, Goals, Expectations)

How do we best teach? (7 Best Practices, Marzano's 9, Schlechty's 10 Engagement

Strategies, Non-Fiction Writing)

How do we know they learned it? (Formative assessment, Classroom assessment,

Summative assessment)

What if:

- We teach it and they already know it? (Using pre-assessment to determine)

- We teach it but they don't learn it? (Re-teach)


Don't forget that you must use the District Scope and Sequence! Most updated versions are on the district website.

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Learning Targets - 5 Step Process

1. Post it/Publish it - Daily Learning Target - Remember, this is primarily for the teacher. Get zeroed in on what you are going to teach and what you are going to assess.

2. State it and Unwrap it - Do this with the students. They need to understand why they are learning this.

3. Give it Relevancy - Students need to understand why they need to learn this.

4. Bring it back, Bring it back, Bring it back! - Bring students back to the learning target multiple times during the lesson. "Remember what our learning target is...."

5. Assess it - Each day, in some way, assess student learning connected to the learning target.


Learning targets are to be posted for each content area and correlated to the learning occurring at that time. They should be displayed in the following format:


"I can ________ (verb) ___________(content) by ___________________ (assessment or product)."

7 Best Standards Based Practices

1. Unit/Lesson Design

2. Learning Targets - 5 Step Process

3. Unwrapping the standards (nouns/verbs) for both teacher and students

4. Exemplars

5. Classroom Assessment

6. Assessment Matrix

7. Standards based Feedback, Grading, and Reporting