K-2 Team Newsletter

July 29, 2019

Principal's Message

Thank you everyone that came out for our first K-2 Team Builder Event! It was such a joy to see everyone mixing and mingling with friends and family. We hope you all thoroughly enjoyed the food and fellowship and are looking forward to the next team event. This year we will take turns planning events and do something each quarter so that means each grade level will sponsor the planning portion (including Related Arts and SPED). Yay! We will reach out to GLLs with the dates so you all can plan accordingly.


Our next event is a K-8 Happy Hour on Aug. 9th from 4:15-5:15 pm at Village Pub located at 1308 McGavock Pk, Nashville, TN 37216 planned by the K-8 Admin Team and appetizers are on us…hope to see you there!

Important Information


PD Agenda

The PD Agenda is here for next week. We are very excited to have our Kinder scholars in the building on Wednesday and Thursday. You can find the Kinder Culture Camp staff support doc here and we'll go over details the day before. The make-up session for new staff hires that went to the MNPS training will be on Monday, July 29th at 12:30 in SKIDMORE. The plan for the August 2nd PD day is on the way, we just need to finalize the time of two sessions.


Slack

This app is new for me too so wanted to find a video that can explain the very basic question of…Dr. P How Do We Use SLACK? Check out this video --> here

  • We have one workspace East End Prep (K-2) so you can just jump to start at 8:10 to find some useful tools to make it an awesome tool for your teams
  • We will not use all the integration tools yet but wanted you to see the potential of this app #babysteps


GL Team Time

Thank you for checking in and providing the updated times for your grade level team meetings this year. Below is what was communicated to the leadership team as well as a reminder of who your admin representative will be. Crystalline will be cycling through each grade level for monthly culture data dives so she is not assigned to any grade level. Please plan to stay for team meetings starting the week of Aug. 12th and we should all be using the grade level team agenda doc provided.

  • 1 - Mon 3:45-4:15 (Tori)
  • 2 - Mon 3:45-4:15 (Ayana)
  • K - Wed 3:45-4:15 (Molly)


Expectations Make Us G.R.E.A.T.

As stated on Friday, it is very important that we respect the school-wide norm of "every minute matters" so we need to be on time for everything because it directly links to our core value of RESPECT. If we want our scholars to live out the core values, we must also hold ourselves to the same expectations. As your principal, I urge every staff member to be brave and hold crucial conversations with your fellow teammates if you notice someone not holding true to our norms or core values. Admin will not be in every single meeting nor always aware of everyone's timeliness so we are asking that everyone takes part in creating our H.O.T. school team (Humble Open Transparent). Remember we are all in this together! #teamworkmakesthedreamwork


Quick Reminders

  • Welcome Call for all families…Due by Aug 5th - class lists can be found here
  • MAP begins in Aug - check the finalized schedule here
  • Sub Folder/Binder…Due Aug 16th - access to the master to copy with info included is here

Operations Information

Ops Action Steps

The deadline for the steps below was July 25th. If you have not yet completed these, please do so ASAP!


Infinite Campus

Call MNPS technology help desk to reset your Infinite Campus password: (615) 269-5956 (ext 9) [This step is only for returning teachers or teachers who were previously employed in an MNPS or charter school. If you are new to the district, your HR paperwork is still being processed by MNPS.]


Returning teachers: reset your LiveSchool password. Your username is your email address and all passwords have been defaulted to “welcome”. Please login and update your password. [Please note that the rosters are currently fake names and grades. Real student rosters will be uploaded by August 5th].


Log in to the MAP assessment to ensure your login works:

https://sso.mapnwea.org/auth/login

o Username: Your EEP email address

o Password: If you are a new teacher or new to MAP administration, set up your password through the email sent to you by NWEA MAP on July 23. If you are a returning teacher, your password is the same as last year.


EEP School Documents

Add the 2019-20 EEP School Documents to your bookmarks so that you can find it easily (See email from Eva on July 18)


Locate and review the K-5 Playbook on the school drive. These documents include important school procedures such as arrival and dismissal responsibilities, hallway expectations, homework procedures and much more.


Locate and review the HR Handbook on the school drive. This document breaks down all the expectations for staff employed at EEP and additional important information. Please read it in it's entirety as you will need to print off the last page and sign it acknowledging that you have received and read the document. Bring the signed page to Dr. Perrault on Tuesday, July 30th as your do now before PD starts.


Class Phone

Set up your voicemail on your classroom phone (see start of school ops blast for directions)


Ops resources

- Start of School Ops Blast

- Who to Go to for What

- MAP test schedule and proctoring guide

- How-to guides for Illuminate (Grades), LiveSchool (Behavior), Infinite Campus (Attendance)


Data Presentation

-Please visit the 18-19 Year in Review ppt to review the data that was shared on Monday morning in addition to much more such as behavior data, attendance data, and STEP and Interim data for each content area and grade level.

- 2019-20 Academic and Culture school goals are on the drive in the Instruction folder.

Upcoming Events

SPED Caseload GL Check-ins

July 29th

10:30 - 11:30 am

*20 mins per grade level


Family Kick Off Night

July 29th

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

*All staff must attend - see logistics doc here


Kinder Culture Camp

July 31 - August 1


K-2 Scholars In Need Drive

August 2nd

4:00 - 6:00 pm


All Scholars Return

August 5th


K-8 Team Builder

August 9th

4:15 - 5:15 pm


MAP Testing

August 7 - 21 (see link above)

Shout Outs

Awesome job GLL's showing TEAMWORK by leading your grade levels in practice of systems and routines!

~Dr. Tianay Perrault