Monday Memo

Week of 2/2/2015

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Reminders and Information

  1. National School Counseling week is this week. Let's celebrate Ms. Yates!

  2. Please review the schedule of mini PLC's. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1aWWiRKfXIcQ5eup7ILbiyhsL9AFwPrWvhH6Rra0a2j4/edit?usp=sharing

  3. During a fire drill and if it is your conference time, please go meet your students.

  4. Remember to monitor whole playground during recess, teachers should be standing in different parts of the play yard.

  5. When leaving the building during the day, please sign out in the front office, and remember to sign back in once you have returned.

  6. On the weekends, please sign in in the front office so that we know who is in the building.

  7. For last weeks staff meeting where we over documentation, sub folders, reminders, and principal priorities, see this link for the power point. http://bit.ly/1tX6yBI

Rasor and Principal Priorities

  • Using all time possible
  • Celebrate collective and individual accomplishments
  • Growing the Rasor Organization with the use of technology for student engagement and instruction, efficiency, and communication.
  • Good Old Fashion Instruction
  • Continue to grow as a Digital Leaders

Substitute Folder Requirements


  • Names of persons to contact for assistance with lesson plan questions
  • Daily schedule (At a Glance) and seating chart
  • Procedures for lunch, recess, starting the day, dismissal, hallway, and other routines
  • Forms - nurse passes, office referrals, etc.
  • Nurse and counselor names and locations
  • Teacher’s lounge and adult restroom locations
  • Emergency procedures - Fire Drill, Tornadoes, Lockdown, etc.
  • Team Leader person’s name and location
  • Classroom management procedures - Starbucks, Color management, Table points, Success charts, Etc.
  • Special Education considerations - Names of students with special needs and procedures; Names of students with academic or behavioral needs; Any and all information that would be beneficial for a random person coming into your classroom and taking over
  • Generic lesson plan for emergency absence

Upcoming Events

February 2 - 6

  • National School Counselor Week


Monday, February 2

  • Groundhog day
  • Regional Science Fair


Tuesday, February 3

  • Team meetings with Zack and Jana
  • Valentine Box Decorating after school
  • PTA Board meeting at 6


Wednesday, February 4

  • Rock 'n Roll Wednesday
  • Zack and Jana out at principal meetings

Friday, February 6

  • Family Dance from 6-7


Monday, February 9

  • Progress reports go home


Tuesday, February 10

  • Team meetings with Zack and Jana
  • Chick-Fil-A spirit day


Wednesday, February 11

  • Rock 'n Roll Wednesday


Thursday, February 12

  • Vertical team meeting after school


Friday, February 13

  • Friendship parties in grade levels
  • Donuts with WatchDOGS


Monday, February 16

  • NO SCHOOL for students
  • PDH day for staff (schedule to come out soon)


Tuesday, February 17

  • CMIT Day


Wednesday, February 18

  • Rock 'n Roll Wednesday
  • PTA Lifetime Member Banquet


Thursday, February 19

  • Staff Picture 7:15 in the cafeteria
  • Class Group Pictures
  • Math Night from 6-7

Happy Birthday to you!!

February 6 - Jana Sandall

February 7 - Kathy Braffman

February 8 - Jolane Martin

Tech Tidbits

Have questions about Google? Check out googletiptuesday.blogspot.com for some answers. It has great instructions and videos for Google Drive and Google Docs.

Our Staff Rocks!

Brags to......

Thank you to the Fine Arts team for planning what I am hearing is the best International Fair we have ever had. We have heard from more than a dozen parents how the presentation was so enjoyable and colorful. Thank you for all the behind the scenes work that it took to pull it off. It was neat seeing all the teamwork behind the curtains. A big shout out to Ms. Pickles for her leadership in making this happen. It is all about team and Rasor's team showed up last Thursday and rocked it.


Thank you to everyone who has let me pull kids from your class for PACE testing. I really appreciate your flexibility!! Thank you to Laura, Jana and Nina for helping with Kindergarten testing. You were lifesavers!


Lori Pendegrass: You are doing such a great job taking over the 5th grade leadership position. Thank you for helping to organize the dates for screenings and for being so flexible. You are awesome!


Melissa Smith- is AMAZING!! Thank you for keeping us up to date on our tech tips !!! J


Nina Yates - thank you for helping test our Kinder students on MAP!


Thank you to Anne Armstrong for always going to carpool after her dismissal duty. She is very reliable and helps quiet the students down during carpool dismissal.
Thanks Anne!


To Becca for brightening my day with chocolate.


To Kim for always supporting us as a team.


Thank you to Laura Morgan for spotting a challenge and a need and jumping on board to help.

Rasor Elementary

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