Carnegie Updates

for the week of January 11th

Principal Pollard

Dear Carnegie Professionals,

Monday, January 18th is Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday and No School. Let's celebrate the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to our Nation and commemorate the values he exemplified in his life and teachings; courage, truth, respect, integrity, humility and service. Let's encourage our students to remember this courageous leader and reflect on ways in which they can promote peace and nonviolence in their communities.

"One Word Resolution for 2016" Bulletin Board

What's Your One Word? Pick a word, a word you really, really want to apply to just about every corner of your life. Chose a positive word and live it for the year. Image how much more powerful and impactful we would be. Imagine the difference we would make. The positive change would help create a positive learning environment for parents, students and staff. Just, write your word on a piece paper with a colored marker or sharpie and staple it on the bulletin board (near the gym). All our words will create a beautiful word cloud! So, What's your word for 2016?

The 2016-2018 LSC elections will be held on April 13th. We are in need of two (2) teacher members and one (1) non-teacher staff member. If you are interested in joining Carnegie's LSC or seeking re-election, you will need to complete the LSC Candidate forms and return forms to Ms. Dabney by March 1st. Please see Ms. Dabney for forms.

There will be a LSC meeting on Tuesday. January 12th at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. Focus of the meeting Principal Evaluation and Principal Contract Renewal. All staff members are welcome to attend.

ATTENTION: To ensure the substitute reports to Carnegie at the adequate time. When submitting your absent in AESOP; you MUST change the start time to 8:45 a.m. and end time to 3:45 p.m.

Healthy Playground Makeover

We could win a NEW playground for your school with just one click! Enter today! Have your students and teachers vote daily through March 25, 2016. Please share the link with your parents via ClassDojo, Remind or Email. The more entries our school have, the greater chance we have of winning.

Domain 1: Planning & Preparation

  • There will be an ILT meeting scheduled for Monday, January 11th in Room 201.
  • Gradebook feedback for the weeks December 4th through Thursday, January 7th will be placed in mailbox on Monday, January 11th.

Domain 3: Instruction

  • All Kindergarten-8th grade students must be assessed by Friday, January 15th. The Winter NWEA Data Analysis Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 19th. Network 9 Deputy Chief Hamilton will attend two of the meetings (which two are unknown).
  • The TRC-MOY Assessment window opened on Monday, December 14th. All Kindergarten through 2nd grade students must be assessed by Friday, January 22nd. You are to assess five students per day and sync your device daily.
  • The month of January marks many notable anniversaries, commemorations, and observations of the lives and work of people who have made a difference in the world. All month, Discovery Education will be highlighting content and strategies for acknowledging these change-makers, as well as providing opportunities for students to consider how they can make a difference in their communities and their world.

Domain 4: Personal Responsibilities

  • There will be a Network 9 Literacy Workshop on Monday, January 11th at the Colman Building-4655 S. Dearborn on the 3rd Floor Gym from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The following teachers are required to attend: Ms. Halvorsen, Ms. Roberson & Ms. Gordon. Please ensure that you have registered for the workshop via the Learning Hub (course code 31145 & class #62171). You will need to bring a charged laptop and copy of your lesson plans. A sub has been scheduled for your classroom and you are to leave classwork for your students. Parking is free and you are to enter on the Northside of the building (Door #4). Please remember to bring your own breakfast and lunch!
  • Our attendance rate for last week was 95.75%. You are to input attendance into IMPACT by 9:30 a.m. and send the Blue Attendance Folder to the front desk (Mr. Bush). Mr. Bush will call each classroom daily to cross check that students marked absence in IMPACT are absence. The top three classrooms with the highest attendance rate for January will receive a FREE school bus, pizza party. Winners will be announced on Monday, February 1st.
  • This week's grade-level meeting will be lead by the Team Chairperson. The focus of the meeting "Revised School Safety Plan". You are to bring your School Safety Plan to the meeting.
  • CHANGED: You are to read Better Learning Through Structured Teaching-Chapter 5: Independent Learning: Applying What Has Been Taught by February 5th. Please be prepared to discuss and complete Chapter 5 learning activities.

ESP/MSU Student Interns:

  • All ESPs & MSU Student Interns must report to morning duty promptly at 8:30 a.m. Students are to be supervised at all times. The following staff members are assigned to the below designation.
  • Ms. Gletten, Ms. Mitchell, Ms. P. Johnson, Ms. Harris, Ms. Close, Ms. Visci, Mr. Daw, & Ms. Meza, Ms. Vocke- Cafeteria
  • Mr. Bush, Mr. Flowers, Ms. Vanderhorst, Mr. Sportel & Ms. Pratt - Gym
  • There will be a GoNoodle Workshop for all Lunch/Recess Staff on Wednesday, January 13th at 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the cafeteria. You will be compensated for attending. Therefore, please plan to attend.

"Spotlight on Instruction"

Mr. Kelly's classes use Discovery Education "Snowball Facts" strategy to collaborate and share thoughts about texts, video's, and images.

Ms. Anderson's 3rd graders starting 2016 off by exercising their minds & bodies using
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"Teaching & Learning Through Technology"

Mrs. Anderson's Room 101-3rd graders using to compare and contrast literacy concepts.
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Supplemental Resources

Discovery Education Board Builders

  • The Great Migration & Harlem Renaissance created by Mr. Murphy, Room 216-6th-8th
  • Winter Wonderland: Fun in the Snow! created by Ms. Gipson, Room 116-K
  • Weather created by Ms. Hernandez, Room 125-2nd (G)

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