Ms. Mac's Memos


Park Street Mission and Vision

Park Street Mission:

We Learn. We Grow. We Thrive.

Park Street Vision:

Our vision is to provide a collaborative foundation for successful learning and living through:

P- Positive Experiences

S- Supporting all students

E- Engaging with the community and creating

S- Students of excellence


Week at a Glance


  • Off


  • Look, Listen, and Learn tour with Dr. Rivera- after school in the Media Center


  • iReady Training (8:00-10:00) 4th and 5th grade teachers, (10:30-12:30) K & 1st grade teachers, and (1:00-3:00) 2nd and 3rd grade teachers
  • Phonics testing


  • Parent University on technology 8:30-9:30 in the media center

iReady PD #2...

The second iReady PD will be on Thursday, January 24th in the Media Center.

The training will focus on how to interpret and use the data from the diagnostic assessment and how to use the print resources to help guide classroom instruction.

4th-5th: 8:00-10:00

K & 1: 10:30-12:30

2:-3 1:00-3:00

Committee Sign Ups...

Below is the Google form to sign up for a committee to help us when making decisions for next year. You only need to fill out the form if you wish to be involved.



Look, Listen, and Learn...

Dr. Rivera will be coming around to all schools and conducting the Look, Listen, and Learn tour. He will be at Park Street on January 22 at 3:40pm in the Media Center.

This will be your opportunity to share and give feedback regarding CO. This is completely optional.

Mac's Monthly Mission...

Your mission, if you choose to accept it is to utilize differentiated reading strategy groups (three different times).

You have to tweet using- #macsmonthlymission #parkstreetallin and @PSE_Principal showing your students in reading strategy groups (picture or video) THREE different times. Strategy groups should be differentiated (not the same strategy in each photo or video)

Mission Prize- Lunch from Panera Bread on 2/1.

Parent Volunteers starting in February...

I have great news...We have some parents who would like to volunteer and get involved in Park Street. We have two parents that will begin coming in on Tuesdays and Fridays to help with making copies and other things.

We will have a copy request form in the mail room near the copier. Please complete the form, with your copy and leave it in the copy request bin. The volunteers will put your copies in your boxes once they are complete.

Our goal is to get more parent volunteers throughout the year.

Coaches Corner...

From Heather Welch:

3-2-1 Strategy

This strategy helps students record and summarize their learning. Teachers can easily identify areas for re-teaching and student mastery. Below is a paper version for your use. Watch it in action at this link:

Paper version:

PD for Second Semester

Below is a list of the PD scheduled for the remainder of the year. Please keep in mind there may be other PD scheduled by Central Office. January is HEAVY with PD. I apologize for this, we are going to try and minimize extra meetings and times you are pulled to help off-set the extra PD.

  • January 24th- iReady Training 2 (How to interpret diagnostic assessments and use materials in your classroom)
  • January 28th- K-2 RUOS (8:30-10:30, 10:45-12:45, 1:30-3:30)
  • January 30th- 3-5 RUOS (8:30-10:30, 10:45-12:45, 1:30-3:30)

  • February 27th- Math in Practice PD with Ms. Robinson (Planning time)

  • March 11th- Local School PD day (free day to plan and work in your rooms)



Panther Passport: Summer Learning Program & Kinder Camp

This summer our goal is to offer two summer learning opportunities to Park Street students. Below are some preliminary details. Nothing is finalized, but I wanted you all to have a heads-up about the possibility.

The first is Panther Passport: Summer Learning program for rising 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade students. The program will run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9-2:30. This will be an opportunity for students in enhance their academic growth and decrease any gaps in learning.

The second is our Panther Passport: Kinder Camp. The Kinder Camp would be for rising Kindergarten students and would run Tuesdays-Thursdays from 9-12. The goal of this program is to help our incoming Kindergarteners develop basic skills prior to beginning school.

If you are interested in helping to teach either program, please let me know.

Staff Shout Outs..

1. Ms. Vogt

Your classroom environment is so calm and welcoming. Your classroom library is very organized and easy for your students to access.

2. Ms. Plunkett

Your small group reading lesson was great! You had your lesson plan handy and you managed your time with a timer. Awesome!!!

3. Ms. Olusegun

You have a wonderful relationship with your students. It is easy to see that you love and care for them, academically as well as emotionally. Your students will never forget you!

4. Ms. V

Your Units of Reading Mini Lesson was amazing! I loved how you used visuals to keep you on track! Your students were very engaged in the turn and talk and as you read. You kept to the 10 minute mini lesson and transitioned to independent reading smoothly! Nicely done!

5. Dr. Caldwell

For supporting Sped and always there for us!

6. Mr. Johnson

Thank you for being my right hand man and being able to wear so many hats! I couldn't keep MY hats on without your support.

7. Ashley Bagwell

Thank you Mrs. Bagwell for always being positive and helpful! You are a great leader!

8. Stephanie Sims

Ms. Sims thank you for always being flexible, taking initiative and wanting the best for our kids! We appreciate all your hard work.

9. Patricia Morten

Ms. Morten, thank you for being flexible and pitching in when necessary!

10. Jerennis Varner

Ms. Varner, you are so helpful and available anytime I have tech issues. I appreciate you always getting the job done quickly and with a smile!

11. Misty Neidig

She has helped save my sanity on several different occasions this week. She was an amazing help with the Reading Bowl t-shirts, was flexible when testing didn't go quiet as planned, and generally is my right hand lady in all things. I couldn't do it without you. Thank you!

12. Ms. Bagwell

Thank you so much for working hard this weekend to create an alternate schedule for iReady training.

13. Ms. Welch

Thank you for working so hard on so many projects to help our students and teachers.