The Bear Necessities

Sept. 25, 2015

Goal Writing

Many of our staff members have worked hard in this past week to write goals for their own learning this school year. I have enjoyed reading the many diverse goals written by our staff. You all have done a fantastic job of seeing what growth you need to be effective in helping our little ones grow and are inspiring!!
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Wash Toys

While the weather is nice, feel free to open up that shed and bring out all of those recess toys and set up a big old fashioned "Toy Wash" love it and keeps it all cleaned up!!
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Our classrooms run at their best level when the classroom staff all have a deep understanding about how each member can work to benefit students. Small group instruction, individual instruction, data taking, play based learning, etc can all be lead by any staff member at GBEEC. We know that when we work together for the benefit of students, we are working toward a united goal....

Reminders about the team it takes to run these programs for our little learners:

  • Classrooms should have a weekly scheduled meeting with all classroom staff (para(s) & teacher). This meeting may be held during the lunch hour, as all staff are paid for their lunch. This meeting should be as regular as possible (example: each Monday at lunch).
  • The expectations for the staff duties in the classroom should be well defined during this meeting. (Who does what, when, how).

Classroom Referrals

I want to remind you that our special education referral process is very clear. If you can't find a copy of "how to" make a referral, please see my bulletin board. I have a copy hanging there that you can reference. This can also be found in our "staff handbook" and on the Z drive.

Learning Opportunity

Baby Sign Language class will be taught November 5th at 7:00 PM by Melissa Finneseth. This class is for our parents, but can be attended by staff, please watch for a flyer.

My Week:

Monday - MOCASE (Missouri Council of Administrators of Special Education) Conference

Tuesday - MOCASE

Wednesday - here

Thursday - here (one SLC mtg)

Friday - here

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  • Regarding time off requests, classified staff will still need to request the entire time off. If they request 4 hours and they return after 4 hours plus some, they will need to modify this time off request or work the extra time before the end of the week.

  • Mail procedure instructions and mail supplies are in the File Room.

  • Please notify the office if a Title student is now eligible to receive Special Education services. Please place the Title cumulative file in the brown file

Upcoming Events:

10/5-10/9 Sped Team Meetings

10/7 8:15 ECC Staff Meeting (Paras)

10:00SBT Meeting

10/9 Staff and Student Pictures (ECC)

10/15 ECC PDO Emergency Only Day

Fire Drill

10/20 ECC PDO Emergency Only Day

10/21 Parent / Teacher Conferences

Book Fair

10/22 Parent / Teacher Conferences

Book Fair

10/30 Halloween Parade