Zitzman Elementary

Week of January 7th

What's Happening This Week

Monday- (A Day) Tiny Guitar Club. ZE/CE Parent Redistricting Mtg. 6:30 p.m. @ CO.

Tuesday- (B Day) PLC Meetings. Good News Club. PTO Mtg. 6 pm.

Wednesday- (C Day) Admin. Council 9 am.

Thursday- (D Day) Staff Mtg. 7:30 am. Spirit Squad 3:45pm. Report Cards & MAP Scores sent home.

Friday- (A Day) Perfect Attendance Celebration (Information TBA)

Curriculum and Assessment News

Title 1 Reading News- Savin & Erickson

Of the 39 students I've been progress monitoring and providing inventions for reading, 32 have met their DRA MOY goals based on 1.5 % growth. This is amazing; however, totally expected because of the amazing teaching going on in our classrooms. I've made some changes to provide more support for the 7 who are making significant progress.

Reading Recovery assessments will be conducted during Jan./Feb. after exiting some students in 2019. Students that do not test out of Reading Recovery should be sent to Mrs. Flexsenhar for possible special Education evaluation. This process should be led by the classroom teacher and the Title teacher.

Intervention Reminders:

  • The ratio needs to be 3:1 students to teacher.
  • Tier 2 and even Tier 1 extra support, the group size can be a larger ratio of children to teacher.
  • Title teachers can provide classroom teachers with differentiated reading materials to support students.

This Week's PLC Meeting Focus

Student WIG’s


Missouri Multi-Tiered System of Support (MO-MTSS) & Counseling Groups

Community Outreach Opportunities

Summer Safety

The Pacific Jaycees has reached out to our school with an interest in getting more involved in local youth programs. Last year, we had a student hit by an automobile while riding his bike without helmet. This could be an opportunity for our school to partner with the Pacific Jaycees to host a Safety Awareness event prior to going into the summer months. If your Action Team would be interested in partnering with the Jaycees to host this event, please see me to set up a meeting with the Pacific Jaycees Vice President, Cody Kelley. Mr. Kelley is a Zitzman alumn and has a high interest in bettering our school and community.


This event will combine community leadership development with substance abuse prevention strategies to help reduce the impact of substance abuse in our communities. The evening will include keynote presentations and a panel of community experts sharing about local action on the topic.

February 22, 2019

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

New Beginnings Lutheran Church

REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT https://nblc.net/drowning-in-addiction




Rachel Winograd, PhD, is a Research Assistant Professor at the Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH) – University of Missouri St. Louis (UMSL). Her clinical, research, and program development interests have revolved around alcohol and drug use, consequences, and treatment. Dr. Winograd is the Project Director of Missouri’s State Targeted Response and State Opioid Response grants, as well as the Missouri Heroin-Opioid Prevention and Education (MO-HOPE) Project. Her primary focus is on expanding access to medical treatment and harm reduction strategies for those most in need of evidence-based care for opioid use disorders in Missouri.




After paroling prison on December 13, 2008, Tony Hoffman started living out his dream, with his addiction behind him. Tony is a Former BMX Elite Pro and placed 2nd at the 2016 World Championships in Medellin Colombia in the Masters Pro class. He is a 2016 Rio Olympic Games Coach, with Women’s BMX PRO, Brooke Crain, in his lineup. His story is full of redemption as he has seen some of the highest highs, and the lowest lows. Tony is the Founder and Director of the Freewheel Project, a non-profit organization that mentors thousands of youth through action sports: BMX, skateboarding and after-school programs. The Freewheel Project focuses on teaching kids leadership skills, and making healthy life choices, including substance abuse prevention, each year. In 2016 he also began writing his first book, titled, “Coming Clean.”

Counselor's Corner

Counseling Lessons: 1st week - K, 1, & 4

Lesson - Review of 1st Semester

During the PLC meeting, we will discuss student attendance. Identified students will start checking in with the counselor each morning. I'll also let you know if there is anyone else I think needs to join.

We will discuss groups in PLCs on Tuesday - I have a counselor mtg during 4th & 5th grade mtgs, but those classes have all had the opportunity to sign up with me for a group already. If there are other issues that need to be discussed, please note it in the agenda.

Leader in Me Lighthouse Update


See the link to review the recent Lighthouse meeting notes.

Rachel's Goal

Teacher Rachel Smith shares how the 4 Disciplines of Execution helped her achieve her personal Wildly Important Goal. Let?s be inspired!