The Chuck

December 7- 13

Forward Focus- Every Student, Every Day: The Woodstock Way

As always, your dedication and love for your students is evident as we start our Kindness Countdown- The 12 Days to Winter Break! Continue to keep a focus on student engagement as you work together to intentionally plan purposeful instruction (whole and small group) that is aligned with the VBCPS curriculum. As our Woodchucks get anxious about the holidays, it is important that you fill their school day with learning experiences that are authentic, rigorous, and meaningful. Using the data from the recent benchmark tests, we certainly have some areas of growth ahead of us that we ALL must commit to doing within our PLCs and within our classrooms. Our non-negotiables remain: alignment and fidelity to the VBCPS curriculum & Teaching and Learning Framework, small group instruction in math and language arts, weekly collaboration meetings with grade level and specialists, learning plans and learning targets that demonstrate learning intentions, and creating a learning environment built on respectful and positive relationships.

Thank you for all you do!!

Amy & Brandon

Consider these questions as you plan out and visualize each segment of the learning day in your classroom:

What will the instruction consist of? What will instruction look like/ sound like?

What resources will be used to prepare for instruction? How will I know when students have achieved mastery? How will I address learning gaps? What will I do to challenge students and encourage critical thinking? What specific questions do I need to ask? What do I need in the realm of professional development to support instruction?


Don't forget to sign up for the after- holiday party! It will be a fun time and it's a great deal! No prep, no fuss, just holiday cheer! Get ready for the final 12 days of school. Mr. Lugo and I along with help from the office staff and PTA volunteers, have a daily surprise to keep the jingle in your step (see poem below).
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Progress Reports-- December 15th

The DOT timeline for progress reports is as follows:

Thursday, December 10th: Art/ Music/ PE grades/ comments finalized by 5:00 p.m.

Friday, December 11th: Homeroom teachers finalize grades/ comments by 5:00 p.m.

Monday, December 14th: Darlene verifies and certifies that all grades/ comments have been finalized and entered by 1:00p.m.

Tuesday, December 15th: Issue progress reports for students struggling or not meeting grade level expectations. You do not have to send a progress report to all students, unless it is your preference to send a report home to every student.

Take time to also make phone calls or have face to face conferences with parents to discuss interventions at home and at school. Also, consider if the student needs to be referred to Student Response Team. If that is the case, email Mr. Lugo and Ms. Pulley to schedule a meeting.

Upcoming Events

Monday, December 7

  • Hour of Code ALL WEEK LONG!!

  • WTKR meteorologist visits 2nd grade (1:15pm)

  • PBIS Webinar (Mrs. Pulley, Mrs. Hedrick) 3:20pm

  • Yankee Candle pick up (PM in café)

Tuesday, December 8

  • Winter Concert Performances: K AM, 3,4,5 @ 9am K PM, 1,2 @1:50pm

  • Middle School Info Night, 5:00 – 6:00, Learning Commons

  • Winter Concert, 6:30 – 7:30

  • Yankee Candle pick up (PM in café)

  • PBIS School Team Meeting- room 14 @ 3:20pm

Wednesday, December 9

  • Language Arts PLCs (K- 5) room 14

  • Learning Walks with Abbi Dougherty from T&L

  • Mrs. Hedrick OOTB 2pm

  • SCA Mtg. 3:15

  • Good News Club 3:15

Thursday, December 10

PBIS Team Site- Visit (Kim Yanek and Sarah Sawning will be visiting classrooms.)

  • Adjusted Dismissal, 10:40 AM K, 12:40 all classes

  • Chili Cook off, Atrium

  • Monthly SPED/OPEC Mtg 3:15

  • Village Inn Spirit Night 5:30

  • School Discipline Task Force 12:30, Mr. Lugo OOTB

Monday, December 14

  • Staff Mtg, Mandatory Training: MANDT- 3:15

Tuesday, December 15

  • Progress Reports Issued

  • WalMart Field Trip, Wyman, 9:30

  • Good News Club, 3:15, Café

  • Journalism Club 3:15 p.m.

Wednesday, December 16

Principal’s League Meeting 2:00, Mrs. Hedrick

  • Book Buddies, 3:15

  • Good News Club, 3:15

Thursday, December 17

  • PLC’s with Katie Niehoff

Monday, December 21

  • Lighthouse Shelter Visit, Wyman, 9:30

  • PAC 3:15

Tuesday, December 22

  • Citizen of the Month 8:45

  • 1st Grade In-School Field Trip, MOCA

  • Journalism Club 3:15

  • Good News Club 3:15

Wednesday, December 23

  • Adjusted Dismissal, 10:40 K AM, 12:40 all classes

Happy Birthday!!

  • Maggie Browning – 12/1

  • Kelly Gressley – 12/8

  • Jan Beda – 12/9

  • Patricia Newman – 12/11

  • Emily Rudiger – 12/23

  • “OT” – 12/23

  • Susan Tucker – 12/28

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It's holiday time and your admin is here,

To spread some amazing holiday cheer!

The 12 days before break starts today

And you will receive treats coming your way.

Monday will start with a chance to win

Time for yourself, you know you want in!

What else is in store you curiously ask?

Jeans day, treats, and other appreciative tasks.

HO HO HO and rum a tum tum

Keep calm and jingle on!!