Success for all, whatever it takes!
Issue 19: December 14-18, 2015
Good morning, and happy Monday!
We hope everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable weekend as you prepared for the week ahead.
As many of you have heard, Nolan Elliott Harmon made his arrival yesterday, Sunday, December 14. He is absolutely adorable from the photo posted on Facebook. Christmas will be a little sweeter this year, congratulations Laura & Brandyn!
Many exciting and fun events taking place this week. With these events and activities comes anticipation and excitement for the Winter Break that is quickly approaching. This is a great time to review those GRR! expectations and practice our routines and procedures as needed.
Please remain flexible as we may be pulling students to finish any make-up assessments that need to happen before Winter Break.
As you go about your week, please don't hesitate to ask any questions that may arise or for any extra help that may be needed.
Have a great Monday and a wonderful week!
The 5 Days of Jeansmus
The 5 Days of Jeansmus will be upon us in just a few short days. We encourage you AND your students to participate in these dress up days. Please share this information in your classroom newsletters so that parents are aware of the activities.
Monday, Dec. 14 - Holiday Colors
Tuesday, Dec. 15 - Holiday Movie Character
Wednesday, Dec. 16 - Holiday Accessories (Santa/Elf Hats, Reindeer Antlers, Holiday Socks/Ties, Holiday Jewelry, etc.)
Thursday, Dec. 17 - Ugly Holiday Sweater
Friday, Dec. 18 - Snow Day Attire (PJs)
Third Grade Music Performance
Miss Regan Thomas, Principal for an HOUR
Elementary Honor Choir performing at the Early Childhood Center for our Preschool
Assessment Season is coming to a close, however, with make-ups and the finishing of testing can be a stressful time for all involved. Please feel free to make adjustments to your daily and RTI schedules as needed to make this busy time work for you and your students.
Developmental Reading Assessment - Students in kindergarten and 1st grade have been busy taking the DRA. Teachers have been busy celebrating improvements with their students, and we can't wait to celebrate many more this week.
Scholastic Reading Inventory - Students in grades 2-5 have been taking the SRI. After looking at classroom and grade level data over the weekend, there is a lot to celebrate with our most recent data. Lots of gains being made across all grade levels!
If you are still needing to sign up for a time in the lab, or for a set of iPads, you can sign up here:
AIMSweb Assessment - Kindergarten students took the Early Literacy Indicator assessments, and all other grades took the CBM assessments last week. Olinger, Barnes, Baker, Goertz and Broadbent will be pulling students at the beginning of the week to finish any make-ups from last week.
4th and 5th grade teachers, please do not forget to provide MAZE scores to Broadbent to enter into AimsWeb. We will need all data for team meetings on Wednesday, as we are developing RtI groups with our new data.
Math Fact Fluency - Math fact fluency data will be gathered this week for 2nd Quarter. Grades 1-5 should enter this data into the data spreadsheet for math fact fluency found at the link below.
RtI progress monitoring will take place during our data team meeting this week. 4th and 5th grade teachers, please make sure to send your MAZE scores to Broadbent to be entered into AimsWeb by the end of the day today. This data along with the CBM and AimsWebTel data will be used in order to group students for RtI groups.
Please be ready to group students based on their current AimsWeb data as well as any other data you may have.
PLC - Wednesday
We will meet in the gym to review our building plan. We will take some time to reflect and review our current building plan. Teams will need green, yellow and red highlighters.
A Look Ahead
14 - Faculty Meeting @ 4 pm
14 - PAWS Meeting @ 6 pm
14 - BOE Meeting @ 7 pm
15 - Projected arrival of Baby Harmon #2
17 - Winter Parties (Grades 3-5 @ 9:30-10:15 & Grades K-2 @ 2:30-3:15)
18 - Early release at 11:53 am / End of Q2