Beating the Odds
Lakeview Staff Newsletter - August 31
One of the pieces I am proudest of right now is the conversation about culture we had on Monday afternoon. I know it already seems so long ago, but take a moment to reflect on what we did together. The culture we create together is the single biggest contributor to student achievement, but we must be intentional and unified in that culture. I know you've posted many things in your room, but perhaps you might post our cultural norms and values next to your desk as well. It might be one of our most important anchor charts for ourselves.
Enjoy your weekend! Can't wait to see everyone on Tuesday.
The "Why" of Trauma Sensitive Schools
We were all part of the Trauma Sensitive Schools presentation on Monday morning - secretaries, teachers, paras, custodians, nutrition staff, etc. Why? Because students form relationships with anyone and everyone in a school. A big takeaway from Sara's presentation was that consistent, positive relationships are key. Every single student at Lakeview is forming new relationships starting Tuesday - that's scary enough for a student that might have stability outside of school, but even more difficult for our kiddos that do not. You don't need to know anyone's story to start a relationship. Make it a challenge for yourself to see how many relationships you can build this week.
Bits & Pieces
• Does your P/A speaker work? If it doesn't, please send me an email.
• Rocket Spirit Wear - The Middle School student council runs a Rocket Wear order. I've ordered many times (then gave a bunch away, and now need to reorder). The order form is right below.
PBIS for Week 1
Be safe ~ Be respectful ~ Be engaged
Don't forget our rotation schedule and lesson plans for this week. I will be in touch with the people teaching the rotations, but remember that classroom teachers teach the Hallway/Bathroom setting on their own during the rotations.
I am thrilled that all of our paraprofessionals are back again this year! If you are looking for a particular para at the beginning of the year, this is where you will find them:
4K - Samantha Chmela
5K/1st grades - Melanie Susedik and Tracy Wranovsky
2nd/3rd grades - Sue Herdeman and Chris Clausen
4th/5th grades - Melissa Jastrow and Sophia Terranova
Library - Shannon Tierney
Health Room - Ruthanne Henderson (10:45-12:45)