February 19th, 2016
Thanks to Zohaib and Vickie for bringing our student council members to Devonshire of Lisle Senior Living Community. It offered our little leaders an experience to contribute to their community. We're excited that student council will also be making our world a better place by lending a helping hand at Feed My Starving Children in the spring.
Thanks to Devra, Jordan, and Jill for representing our teachers at the PTO meeting.
Meadowview Fun Fair
Check this out! It's a message from Rachel
I found this “quick read” blog from LearnZillions Math Instruction Expert on productive struggle and what teachers can do to foster it.
I really like the prompting questions shared in the blog and thought these questions really could work with other subjects too.
· Tell me what it is you’re trying to figure out.
· Walk me through what you’ve done so far.
· What would you do if you knew what to do?
And please keep in mind this VERY important message...
Notes and Reminders
Don't forget to use your PTO money! :)
Please let me know if you are interested in facilitating an after school club for the third session (April 5-May 26).
Thanks so much for limiting color printing. We're saving a fortune! Don't hesitate to reach out to me if you feel like something NEEDS to be printed in color for students.
Meadowview students made incredible growth in writing last year. Please ensure you are continuing to stay faithful to the writing unit pacing and the high expectations outlined in the Calkins' rubrics and checklists.
I'm assuming everyone that requires access to PARCC has it by now. Check again to make sure you can login and let me know if you have any issues. Thanks!
Are you keeping up with parent communication or just forgetting to provide me with a copy? Please make sure I receive a copy (hard copy or electronic) of anything you send home to all parents. Thanks to all who do this on a weekly basis.
In all your 'spare' time, could you please take a look at our shared drive and remove anything that you don't need anymore? Thanks so much!
March 4th County-Wide Institute Day
March 4th is a county-wide institute day. Several departments will be attending out of district activities, others working within district.
- The kindergarten team will be working together to implement the Common Core ELA and math standards.
First through Sixth Grade Teachers:
- Elementary grade level teachers, led by District Instructional Specialists, will be diving into the English Language Arts Standards and discussing how to develop clear learning intentions and success criteria for students.
District Reading Specialists & Title I Teaching Assistants:
- Title I staff will be diving into the English Language Arts Standards with the first grade teachers and discussing how to develop clear learning intentions and success criteria for students.
Special Education Teaching Assistants
- Anne Bowers has scheduled breakout learning opportunities for TAs. A specific schedule will be coming out later this month.
Staff Attending County or Department Specific Activities:
- Physical Education
- Special Education
For collaboration purposes, it's a B week.
Monday, February 22nd
Monday Meeting (Certified Staff Only)
School Board Meeting, 7:30pm, JJH
Tuesday, February 23rd
Admin Meeting (Reg out in AM)
Wednesday, February 24th
Science Committee Meeting (Reg, Melissa L, and Rebekah out in PM)
DESSA Forms Due to Wendy
Thursday, February 25th
If...Then Curriculum Writing: 4th grade in the AM and 5th grade in the PM at PDC
Band Concert (PM)
Friday, February 26th
Lifetouch Photographer Taking Pics from 9:30 to 12:30 for Yearbook. Smile!
Mark Your Calendars...
Thursday, March 3rd - Follow a Friday Schedule
Friday, March 4th - No School, Countywide Institute Day
Friday, March 4th - Meadowview Fun Fair, 6:30-8:00pm
Monday, March 7th - Monday Meeting, Individual Reflection (Certified Staff)
Tuesday, March 8th - Grading and Assessment Task Force Meeting (PM)
Thursday, March 10th - PTO Meeting
Tuesday, March 15th - No School, Teacher Inservice
Thursday, March 17th - Science Committee Meeting (PM)
Thursday, March 17th - Last Day of After School Club Session 2
Friday, March 18th - 3rd/4th Field Trip to DGN for concert
Monday, March 21st-24th - STAR and AIMS Interim Testing for Tier II/Tier III
Monday, March 21st - Monday Meeting (All Staff)
Monday, March 21st - Board of Education Meeting, 7:30pm, JJH
Wednesday, March 23rd - D68 Battle of the Books (AM)
Thursday, March 24th - Spring Pictures
Thursday, March 24th - End of Third Quarter (WHAAAT?!)
Friday, March 25th - No School, Spring Holiday
Monday, March 28th - No School, Spring Break Begins
Monday, April 4th - School Resumes