A Newsletter for Central Elementary School Staff
For the Week of March 15 through March 21, 2015
Congratulations to Braden Mills, our school's Value Student of the Month for February!
Congratulations to Kathy Crum and Michelle Strange for being chosen as Central's 2015 Optimist Club Partners in Education Award Winners! These ladies will be honored at a dinner in April for their outstanding and dedicated service to our youth. Everyone at Central does an exceptional job in meeting the needs of our students, so it was difficult to choose only two individuals for this award. Congratulations Ladies!
Grades - Please have all grades final and in PowerSchool no later than 8 a.m. on Monday, March 16th. Shonda will print cards that day and have them in your box by the end of the day. Tuesday will be for corrections/reprints for cards to go home on Wednesday, the 18th. If you have any questions, please let Shonda know! Important things to remember:
1.) When you are finished with the grades in a class, please click the gray button that says Q3 in Progress in EACH class, this indicates to me that grades are final for that class and I can run a report telling me who might not be finished.
2.) These reminders are from Mary Jordan in regard to PowerSchool. Remember to refresh your grade book often. Go to file>Refresh Class Info.
3.) Also, everyone should RECALCULATE FINAL SCORES>Tools>Recalculate Final Scores. These two processes should be performed as you are working in your grade book.
Acuity Readiness III ELA and Math testing for grades 3 through 5 starts on Monday, March 16th. To view the schedule click HERE.
The Technology Department is excited to announce that we are moving to a new Technology Help Desk. We believe the new help desk will improve communication on open help desk tickets. Once you have created a ticket you will receive emails about your ticket similar to the old help desk. The primary difference is that you can reply directly to these emails if you have additional information to add to a ticket or need to answer questions about your ticket. You will no longer need to log back into the help desk to provide additional information or answer questions (it is still an option but not necessary). If you currently have an open ticket on the help desk, the technology department will create one in the new system for you.
https://plainfield.sherpadesk.com/ Please take a few minutes to update your bookmarks for the new help desk. The link on the corporation website Technology Services Page has been updated. At the log in screen you will use the same username and password you use to log into your computer. Tracy Ballinger has put together a video tutorial on creating tickets in the new system.
Reminder from the Nurse - If you haven’t turned in your Immunization record yet, please do as soon as you can. Remember you must have 2 MMR vaccines, a positive titer, or a birth date before 1957 to be considered immune from measles. If you have any questions let Laura know.
IDOE Request - In an effort to support the development and implementation of evaluations, the Indiana Department of Education is requesting teacher feedback to determine areas of need for professional learning opportunities. The survey will remain open until March 27, 2015. SurveyLink: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/50407110990952
Teacher of the Year - It is that time of year again when we turn our attention to nominating our Teacher of the Year. Last year, the district made some changes to the Teacher of the Year program. Going forward, eligible teachers include any teacher of any grade level in Plainfield Community School Corporation. Details can be found on the corporation web page. You may submit your nomination through the website or by sending a hard copy to central office. Nomination deadline is April 10, 2015.
Arbor Day is Friday, April 24,2015. The Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association is offering FREE Arbor Day “TruthAbout Tree” kits again this year. The kit includes lesson plans, activities and a video targeting the 2nd -5th grades. To get your FREE kit, please visit the IHLA website at www.ihla.org. Click on the Education & Training icon and then click the underlined Arbor Day teaching kit.
Staff Meeting - For our Tuesday, March 17th Staff Meeting from 7:30-8:15 am in the LGI Room, we will be discussing school improvement planning, grade level supply lists, class lists, and the First Lego League.
Have a wonderful week!
Calendar and Room Reservations
To review/print out a copy of our calendar for the next few weeks and a list of when rooms are reserved for use, click HERE.
You can view the Central Elementary calender by going to www.plainfield.k12.in.us/cn. You will need to sign in at the top of the webpage using the same username and password that you use to log in to your computer.
Things to Do
- _____April field trip requests are due to the principal by Tuesday, March 17, 2015.
- _____March Value of the Month Student Nomination Form is due to the principal by Tuesday, March 17, 2015.
- _____SafeSchools Online Training must be completed by all PCSC personnel by Tuesday, March 31, 2015.
- _____Teacher of the Year nominations are due by Friday, April 10, 2015.