Friday Focus

Moreau Heights Elementary

February 19

PBS Focus of the Week -

Our PBS focus for the week is how to respond to an adult direction. Our data shows that disrespect is a behavioral issue for our students. We want to help students develop skills to respond appropriately to adults and peers, even if we are asked to do something we don't WANT to do.

Please talk with your class about how they might respond to an adult or peer (if given a direction or asked to stop) and what are the good things that happen when we are able to respond respectfully. Discussing the idea of being able to do something, even if you don't want to will be powerful.

Relationships are HUGE for our students and they need to trust that we are really willing to listen to what they have to say. Respect is something we expect to see from students and staff, toward all others in our school. Thank you for modeling this every day in your interactions!

**Please complete the survey below. We need all staff to complete the survey so we can use the data for PBS action planning for future growth.

PBS Self-Assessment Survey

Complete this survey to provide your perspective on our PBS implementation and needs.

Our Character Trait for the month is Honesty

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Duties for the Week

Please see your schedule in the handbook for Charger Time duty.

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Calendar of Events:

Monday, February 22

*PBS team 3:45

Tuesday, February 23

*Reading Collaboration grades 2/3

*4th grade plan time discussion 9:10

*1st grade plan time discussion 1:25

*Literacy Night planning mtg 3:45 in library

*PTO meeting and k-2 performance - come support our students and Mr. Musselman

Wednesday, February 24

*IEP for AT (connelly, haugen, kindergarten rep)

*Staff mtg 3:45

Thursday, February 25

*Tammy Ferry in building to support tech

*Staffing/IEP for CF5 3:45

Friday, February 26

*PBS assembly for 3-5 8:30

*PBS assembly for k-2 1:20

*IEP for JH4 3:45 (Treat, Haugen, Fankhauser, Cummins)

Read Across America Week - Activities to celebrate reading all week!

Monday, February 29

*Reading Buddies

*Leadership Team mtg 3:30

Tuesday, March 1

*New Crew 7:00 a.m.

*Grade level switch day

*Hats off to Reading ($1 to wear a hat)

*3rd grade plan time discussion 10:00

*2nd grade plan time discussions 2:15

Wednesday, March 2

*Dress Like your Favorite Book Character Day

*IEP for AF (connelly, haugen, cummins, k teacher) 12:35

*Problem Solving Team 3:40

Thursday, March 3

*Breakfast with Buddies 7:30 - 8:30 in gym

*Read In Day (students can bring pillow and/or blanket to get comfy)

*Family Literacy Night 5:30 - 7:30

Friday, March 4

*Professional Development Day/No School

*Grades 3-5 at Pioneer Trail library re: MAP test 8:00 - 10:00

Collective Commitment of the Week

Staff will continue to grow professionally by keeping up with current best practices.

  • We will carve out time to focus on professional development.

What have you done lately to continue your professional development? Books or articles you have read, videos you have viewed, twitter chats you have participated in, or collaboration you have engaged in?

As professionals we must always be learning! When we show we are learning and trying new things, it shows our students that learning is ongoing and meaningful.

How is your book study group coming along with reading and discussions?

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*Information about summer school has been distributed to staff and students. If you need additional information, please let me know.

*Our PBS assembly is right around the corner! How did that happen?! Please send me your awards by Thursday afternoon, the 25th, after you have contacted families to invite them to attend.

*If you are a 5th grade or 2nd grade teacher, your class is working on a phrase they think people should use more often (to fill buckets). You can take a picture or record a short video (up to 45 seconds) and send it to my by Tuesday, the 23rd, so I can put things together for our assembly. Let me know if you have any questions.

Rigor and Relevance

Questioning is one way we can challenge student thinking and push them to higher levels os rigor and relevance. This requires shifting the work to our students. See the short video below about asking open ended questions to get students to think more deeply.