Friday Focus

Moreau Heights Elementary

September 1

Moreau Heights is a collaborative community focused on student growth with a commitment to excellence.

PBS lesson

Our PBS lesson for the week will focus on being safe, using the first sentence of the Charger pledge.

Be sure you are noticing where individuals and groups are on track, as well as when additional practice is needed.

"You are a giant, yellow highlighter. Highlight behavior you want more of, and help children become aware of the many kind and helpful things they do each day."

Conscious Discipline Video - Handling Temper Tantrums

This video gives us a perspective on student tantrums and strategies for response. We are all trying new responses to student behaviors to support them in a way to help them develop regulation skills for long-term change.

I have also include a few videos from the staff meeting presentation for you to see. Great ideas to get students connect with one another, as well as connecting with our friends who need to know they are loved.

Pay close attention and be open to the new ideas!

Handling Temper Tantrums - Conscious Discipline Skills

Character Trait for September is Respect

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Duties for the Week

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Calendar of Events

August 28 - September 15 - iReady Testing (SLO) window

Monday, September 4

*No School, Labor Day

Tuesday, September 5

* New Crew 7:00 a.m. in library

Wednesday, September 6

*Words Their Way training for grades k-2 3:45 - 5:45

Thursday, September 7

*District admin mtg 9:00 - 11:30 (Sue at Dix Rd)

*Back to School Night for grades k-2 (6:00 - 7:30)

Friday, September 8

*MH Family Time at 9:30

Monday, September 11

*IEP for TG 8:15

*Tier 2 mtg 3:30

Tuesday, September 12

*Conscious Discipline Parent Group (grades k-1) 11:00 in library

*PTO meeting 6:00 in library (Grade 5 attending)

Wednesday, September 13

*Kelli at PBS training

Thursday, September 14

*Kelly at Literacy training

*Sue at Principal mtg (8-12) at BOE

*Back to School Night grades 3-5 (6:00 - 7:30)

Friday, September 15

*Tornado Drill 10:20

*Progress reports sent home

Teacher Growth Plans

Our growth plans for 2017-18 are due September 15th and are focused on our two growth indicators of Student Engagement and Classroom Management. See the documents below to support your work on developing your plan.

Once your plan is developed, I will meet with you to discuss your plan and set your baseline by September 30th.

Beginning of the School Year Assessment Requirements

*Given that we have the 2:1 chromebooks in most classrooms, we will not create a schedule for all testing. I will let you as a team work on how you will flex your classroom chromebooks to accommodate testing - pulling chromebooks from 2 classrooms together to test, signing up for a chromebook cart to allow for testing, etc. Your team can be creative in designing a schedule to works for YOU!

Kindergarten - Letter ID (upper and lower), Concepts About Print, iReady (ELA/Math)

First Grade - DRA, iReady (ELA/Math)

Second Grade - DRA, iReady (ELA/Math)

  • 1st Grade: Ceiling DRA 20 for fall
  • 2nd Grade: Ceiling DRA 30 for fall

Third - Fifth Grade - iReady (ELA/Math)

Letter ID, CAP, and DRA must be completed by end of September and must be entered in Infinite Campus by the first week of October. Holly and Leighann will provide a training at a later date for K-2 teachers.

Guided reading groups should be set up and begin within the first 3 weeks of school (after the launching section in the pacing guide.)


1. Online training videos must be viewed by Sept 15

- An email was sent to you on August 7 from Michael Grissom at MSBA. These are your links, usernames and passwords for the required training videos for all staff. Explorer or Firefox are recommended browsers for these videos. They are to be completed by September 15. You will also need to log into Records and review and acknowledge the policies by September 15 as well. See email from Ashley Woods dated August 4 for more information.

2. Review and acknowledgement of district policies in TalentEd Records by Sept. 15

3. Grades/scores are entered into Infinite Campus grade book by Tuesday of each week.

Shout Outs!

* Shout out to Jill Lemons for getting our Chromebooks distributed for use and carts all ready to go! SO nice to have the tech and have Jill organize that for us!

*Shout out to Tech for responding so quickly last Saturday when we had no internet in the building!

*Shout out to ALL CHARGER STAFF for attending our staff meeting on Wednesday with an open mind to new ideas and committing to trying something new from our session.

*Shout out to Nicole Langston and Lisa Dierking for beginning our work with Conscious Discipline this week!

*Shout out to Miss Livey and Miss Jeanne who have managed the office all week and done a great job! No one has been lost and they are learning so much, SO FAST! Thank you ladies for all your hard work to manage our school! You ROCK!

*Shout out to Kelly Moeller for her leadership with collaborative meetings on Thursday. Raves reviews on the work done during that time! Way to go!