Uthoff Valley Elementary

Week at a Glance

December 7 - 11

PLEDGE LEADERS FOR THE WEEK: students from Mrs. Backer and Mrs. Layfield's classes

VIKING VIRTUE FOCUS FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER: CARING – Demonstrating kindness, courtesy and compassion.

Next Week's Important Events

December 7-11

MONDAY – DECEMBER 7 (Out - Kim-AM, Sherri & Jan-PM)

  • Staff Lounge Clean Up - 5th gd. team (11/30-12/11)
  • Math & More - 7:50-8:40am, Room 213 (Ziegler) & 212 (Rieman) & 204 (Soetaert)
  • Reading & More - 7:50-8:40am, Room 114 (Owens) & 115 (Araniecke)
  • Adventure Club will be collecting Stuffed animals Dec. 7 thru Dec 10th in the rotunda
  • STAR Testing 12/1-18


TUESDAY – DECEMBER 8 (Out - Danna-AD, Marjie-PM)

  • Math & More - 7:50-8:40am, Room 213 (Ziegler) & 212 (Rieman) & 204 (Soetaert)
  • Reading & More - 7:50-8:40am, Room 114 (Owens) & 115 (Araniecke)
  • Student Leadership Club, 8:00-8:40am, Library
  • Weekly PLC Meetings (K & 1st)


WEDNESDAY – DECEMBER 9 (Out - Danna & Julie O.-AM, Lisa S.-PM, Rhonda F.-AD)

  • Math & More - 7:50-8:40am, Room 213 (Ziegler) & 212 (Rieman) & 204 (Soetaert)
  • Reading & More - 7:50-8:40am, Room 114 (Owens) & 115 (Araniecke)
  • Special Chorus Singing Tour – 9am-2pm
  • Weekly PLC Meetings (2-5)
  • Please be sure to leave your computers on, but logged off this evening
  • Club Strong - 4-5pm, Room 115 (Araniecke)
  • Ehour Tippi Toes - Hip Hop Dance, 4-5pm, UV Gym
  • Math Equations - 4-5pm, Library


THURSDAY – DECEMBER 10

  • Math & More - 7:50-8:40am, Room 213 (Ziegler) & 212 (Rieman) & 204 (Soetaert)
  • Reading & More - 7:50-8:40am, Room 114 (Owens) & 115 (Araniecke)
  • Special Chorus - 8:00-8:40am, Room 2 (Music Room)
  • 12/10-16 Goodies in the Lounge
  • Early Dismissal - 12:46pm


FRIDAY – DECEMBER 11 (Out - Lorie Z.-AD)
  • SPIRIT Meetings - Office Conference Room
  • PIE 3rd gd "Brainwise" in classrooms, 1:45-3:00pm
  • Staff Holiday Party – 6:30pm @ Cynthia Hof's

Upcoming Events

12/10 - Birthday lunch in the staff lounge

12/14-18 Secret Santa

12/18 – Ugly Sweater Party – 8:00 – 8:30 (Hosted by 3rd grade)

12/18 – Early Dismissal - Staff Holiday Lunch - 1:00 pm - Library

12/21-1/1 – No School

1/4 – No school for students – teacher work day

1/5 – School Resumes for students

December Staff Birthdays

December

8 – Joe Beatman

11 – Pam Bonagurio

14 – Heather Hammerschmidt

18 – Molly Breslin

19 – Angela Reynolds


Staff 1/2 Birthdays

6/2 – Lorie Ziegler

6/3 – Rhonda Fischer

6/3 – Cathie Meuser

6/7 – Amy Greenwald

6/11 – Robin Chamberlin

6/11 – Kim Harrick

6/15 – Becky Kelley

6/17 – Lisa Sandbothe

6/24 – Paige Stillman

Odds and Ends

  • Tomorrow's staff meeting will begin at 8:00 am. enjoy the extra 15 minutes!

  • Next Wednesday, December 9th Shelley Willott (Director of Curriculum) and Stefanie Steffan will be walking through classrooms. They just want to see the great job you are doing with the new curriculum implementation. Please just carry on with business as usual.

  • The next SPIRIT meetings are scheduled for next Friday, December 11th. If you discussed a student at the October meeting please plan to update the team on their progress. For students new to SPIRIT please complete the form in the RTI folder on Google Drive and give it to Danna by the end of the day Wednesday, December 9th.

  • The grading window will open Friday, December 18th and close Thursday, January 7th.

  • Don't forget we will be celebrating November, December, and July birthdays next Thursday, December 10th. The theme is Holidays Around the World. Sign-ups are in the lounge.

Early Dismissal Day Schedule - December 10th

Buddy Activity Schedule – GYM (Caring)


9:30 – 10:00 Fourth Grade and Kindergarten

10:10 – 10:40 Third Grade and First Grade

10:50 - 11:20 Fifth Grade and Second Grade


Lunch Schedule


11:00 – 11:20 Fourth and Kindergarten

**All 4th grade classes should go to

buddy classroom by 10:55.


11:30 – 11:50 Third Grade and First Grade

**All 1st grade classes should go to

buddy classroom by 11:25.


12:00 – 12:20 Fifth Grade and Second Grade

**All 2nd grade classes go to

buddy classroom by 11:55.


**Classroom Assistants will come to the Buddy Classroom to bring students to lunch.


**All classroom teachers are asked to be in the cafeteria to assist with the dismissal of your student tables at least five minutes prior to the end of the student lunch session.

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1:00 – 1:40 Lunch

1:45 – 4:00 Professional Development in the UV library

Early Dismissal- December 18th

In an attempt to give everyone “some” plan time on December 18th we will utilize the following schedule. Buddy classes will go to specials and lunch together. You will notice that specials are only fifty minutes (25 minutes each) in order to get everyone through before lunch and provide specials teachers plan times (11:50 – 12:40), as well. Please drop your students off at their first specials class at the designated time. Also – Please be on time to pick them up from their second specials class as the next group is scheduled to start right away. Classroom assistants will assist with specials classes as they will double in size. A Holiday Lunch will be provided in the Library for ALL STAFF beginning at 1:00 pm.


9:10 – 10:00 – 2nd and 5th grade Specials

PE – Bassett and Meuser

Art – Miller /Kleffner

Music – Patterson/Greathouse


Martin/Soetaert – Art/PE

Bell/Williams/Summers – PE (1st session)

Bell/Summers - Music (2nd session)

Williams/Summers – Art (2nd session)

Freeland/Rieman – Music/PE

***Monica please split your students for the second session***


10:00 – 10:50 - 1st and 3rd Grade Specials

PE – Bassett and Meuser

Art – Miller/Kleffner

Music – Patterson/Greathouse


Backer/Layfield – Art/PE

Hardman/Reynolds – Music/PE

Sepe/Ziegler – PE/Music

Schenck/Wiegand – PE/Art


10:50 – 11:40 – Kindergarten and 4th Grade Specials

PE – Greathouse

Art – Greenwald/Kleffner

Music - Patterson


Woods/Moore – Art/PE

Stillman/DeBruin – Music/PE

Gilbert/Chamberlin – PE/Music


Lunch Schedule


11:00 – 11:20 Fifth Grade and Second Grade (Bassett, Meuser, Miller, Araniecke, Owens)

**All 2nd grade classes go to

buddy classroom by 10:55.


11:30 – 11:50 Third Grade and First Grade (Bassett, Meuser, Miller, Araniecke, Owens)

**All 1st grade classes should go to

buddy classroom by 11:25.


12:00 – 12:20 Kindergarten and Fourth Grade (Bassett, Meuser, Miller, Patterson, Greenwald, Kleffner, Araniecke, Owens)

**All Kindergarten grade classes go to

buddy classroom by 11:55.


**Classroom Assistants will come to the Buddy Classroom to bring students to lunch. Please do not bring your students to the cafeteria.

**All classroom teachers are asked to be in the cafeteria to assist with the dismissal of your student tables at least five minutes prior to the end of the student lunch session.