Friday Focus

Moreau Heights Elementary

May 13

PBS Focus of the Week -

We want to end the year on a positive note!

  • Please be sure you continue to look for ways to support student choices through recognizing the positive, redirecting when needed, and offering practice for those who demonstrate a need for additional practice.
  • On recess, be sure to be moving, scanning and interacting as you supervise students.
  • In the hallways, support students moving through the hallways quietly as to not interrupt other classes.
  • In the classroom, maintaining your routines will help students to stay focused on expectations and our big 3.

Our Character Trait for the month is FORGIVENESS.

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Duties for the Week

On Thursday, we will want all staff present and ready to support in various areas prior to 7:45. This will help students begin on the right foot for our short last day of school. Thank you!

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Calendar of Events:

Monday, May 16

*Sports Day 12 - 3 (adjusted specials and lunch schedule)

*Summer School mtg 3:30 in library

*Leadership Team mtg 3:45

Tuesday, May 17

*Grades 3-4 Awards Assembly 8:30

*Grades k-2 Awards Assembly 1:20

*Staffing for KH3 (Treat, Kimble, Haugen, Frank, Cummins) 3:30

*PTO mtg 6:30

Wednesday, May 18

*5th grade promotion 9:30 followed by 5th grade celebration

*JN1 Service Plan 3:30 (Treat, Haugen, etc.)

Thursday, May 19

*Grade cards go home

*School dismissed at 12:15 for students (adjusted lunch schedule for sack lunch in classrooms)

*Luncheon for staff

*Full day for staff

*End of Year Celebration at Sue's house 4:30

Grade cards

The grading window opened this morning, so you are welcome to post grades, standards rankings, and comments. Please let Leslie know when you have finished with your grades so she can get them printed for you to review. We have asked that you have grades completed by Monday morning.

Sports Day - May 16th

Specials and lunch schedules will adjusted for the day. The specials schedule is below. Kate Kuse, our PTO organizer, will be getting details to you regarding stations and schedule for events.
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Nuts and Bolts

1. Sports/Field Day will be Monday, May 16th. There will be an adjusted schedule for specials and lunch, which will be a sack lunch in classrooms. See schedule provided by Kate Kuse.

2. Open Enrollment Process

JCPS Open Enrollment period starts Friday, May 6, 2016 through end-of-day Monday, May 16, 2016. Beginning Friday, May 6, 2016, you must enroll online through the Jefferson City Public School District’s benefits system, Bswift, to make your 2016-2017 benefit elections:

  • Bswift site:
  • Username = firstname.lastname
  • Password = {you established a new password last spring during open enrollment} If you've forgotten your password, there is a Forgot-Password link on the page.

Employees may login to the open enrollment website as many times as they wish, and make changes at any time through the May 16 deadline. Instructions on how to enroll can be found on the JCPS Bswift enrollment website ( under Library.

3. Summer Professional Development opportunities are posted! Check out the ICLE curriculum launches in July for your respective grade level. This will provide a chance for grade level teachers to learn more about the essentials, the scope/sequence, units and assessments. This will also let teachers collaborate for a short time with grade level colleagues from across the district. Get signed up now!

Looking Forward

1. Still willing to have other help with the bookroom work to make it a more accessible and effective resource next year. Please let me know if you are willing!

2. If you are not under contract for additional days due to being in your first 3 years in the district, you will return on August 15th.

  • We are thinking Opening Session will take place on Monday the 15th.
  • The Elementary School Open Houses will be on Tuesday evening, August 16th, from 5:00- 7:00. (This is a change from recent years due to concerns with additional work to do after open house and avoiding this late night right before school starts.)
  • We will likely have 4-6 hours of focused PD around ICLE and behavior intervention and support.

I want you to have the information you need to plan effectively so you can have your classroom ready to go. I know you take pride in having a classroom that is welcoming to students and lets families know you are ready for a great year.

3. We have new staff who will be joining our team next year:

  • Kindergarten - Lindsey Hammann
  • 4th grade - Paula Britton
  • 4th grade - Ceirra Christy
  • 5th grade - Laura Howard
  • SLP - Alysia Carey

4. Kelly Moeller will be with us next year in the role of Reading Coach. Her time will be split between Moreau Heights and another elementary school. Hilary Brondel will be moving into a Reading Coach role as well and will be working with other buildings in the district, so will no longer be at Moreau Heights.

As I shared with you on Wednesday, I will work to keep you informed of staffing changes as I am made aware of them.

Well Wishes for New Adventures!

Wishing the very best to those staff members who are leaving our Moreau Heights family for other adventures. We appreciate all the love and energy you have poured into our students, this year and in the past. We wish you the very best in your new life chapters!

Jamie Borgmeyer

Hilary Brondel

Kristen Cummins

Brianna Fankhauser

Laura Kloster

Cindy Light

Rebekah Neal

Malissa Pistel

Charlene Schneider