Week at a Glance

November 16-20

Wow! It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just a week and a half away and that means Christmas is just around the corner! The stores are definitely in Christmas mode in preparation for Black Friday. I like shopping during the holiday time; I don't see it as a chore as some do. I enjoy browsing the different items that are available during the season that you can't get other times of the year. I also like the bargains too! So far I've tucked away a few Christmas gifts, but I look forward to the next few weeks of shopping fun. :-)


  • PAC luncheon
  • Week 14 of LA scope and sequence
  • 7:30 a.m.--whole group collaboration--continuation of last week
  • 12:55 p.m.--meeting--Kurt & Karen
  • 2:00 p.m.--meeting-Kari & Karen
  • 6:00-7:30 p.m.--archery practice


  • 7:30 a.m.--meeting--Jessica W. & Karen
  • 8:00 a.m.--meeting--Heather & Karen
  • 2:40 p.m.--Student Council meeting
  • 2:50 p.m.--RTI for gr. 5 & 6


  • 7:30 a.m.--NCA meeting
  • 8:30 a.m.--gr. 4 data meeting
  • 12:55 p.m.--K data meeting
  • 2:00 p.m.--gr. 6 data meeting
  • 2:40 p.m.--Spell Bowl practice
  • 6:00-7:30 p.m.--archery practice
  • 6:00 p.m.--school board meeting at Avilla


  • Fire drill
  • Mega Party in a.m.
  • 9:30 a.m.--Flu Mist
  • 1:30 p.m.--meeting?--Karen & Josh
  • 2:00 p.m.--meeting--Janelle, Jessica W., Karen & Josh
  • 2:40 p.m.--NEHS meeting
  • 2:50 p.m.--meeting---Courtney & Karen
  • 3:15 p.m.--meeting--Karen & Josh?
  • 3:30 p.m.--new staff training
  • 5:00 p.m.--Spell Bowl meet at West Noble--Good luck, Stephanie & Jessica!!!!
  • 6:30-8:00 p.m.--boys basketball practice


  • 8:30 a.m.--Weekly Notes from gr. 3 due
  • 3:00 p.m.--case conference--Deb, Clea, Jessica P, & Karen


  • NCA SELF-ASSESSMENT: Just a reminder that standards groups should be meeting and finishing up the self-assessment. We will meet as a staff after Thanksgiving break to review the information from each standards group and finalize the ratings.
  • DECEMBER DISPLAY CASE: First grade is in charge of the display case in the main lobby during the month of December. Please work with kindergarten staff on what day to change out the displays.
  • NWEA TESTING: NWEA testing begins on Monday for students in grades 3-6. One test will be given each day (Monday--reading, Tuesday--LA, Wednesday--math). Thursday and Friday will be reserved for make-up tests. Just a reminder, I will need to know who is absent for testing each day as well as who did not finish the test during the classroom testing time. Please email that information to me by the end of each day. :-)
  • MEGA PARTY: The Mega Party is scheduled for this Thursday; however, I can't give you a definitive time. I had requested it to begin at 8:30 a.m. like in the past, but the company won't call me back. I am now trying to work through the fundraising company to try to get a confirmation with their help. I will keep you posted. A listing of the students involved will be given to teachers prior to Thursday morning.
  • TURKEY BOWL: Get ready! Get set! It's almost Turkey Bowl time! Yep! Our annual Turkey Bowl will take place next Tuesday afternoon. Many thanks to Student Council for running this fun event!
  • SPELL BOWL MEET: The Spell Bowl team will have their competition this Thursday evening at West Noble Middle School. The competition begins at 5:00 p.m. and all staff are invited to attend to cheer on our WC Spellers! Good luck to Stephanie and Jessica! We know your team will do well!


Students come to school with a wide range of experiences and backgrounds. Their understanding of what good behavior is can vary greatly too. Children are inherently good; sometimes they demonstrate inappropriate behavior, though. "They should know it by now . . . " is a remark made by some and maybe we've even heard this from our own parents . . . "You should know better!" We can't assume that children know how to behave appropriately all the time and across settings. We need to take the time to teach them appropriate behaviors. Instead of automatically punishing students for not knowing how to behave, we need to spend time teaching them what good behavior looks like, sounds like, etc. Specific language and modeling will lead to greater understanding of the appropriate behavior expected. Does this mean we never give a child consequences for his/her misbehavior? Nope. More on this topic later . . .