Panther Post

Summer School--2017 Edition 11

Lunch Count Link

Click above to see lunch count document for daily lunch choices. Please let JoAnn in the office know if you need help. You must use a 1 not an X so it will count lunch totals.

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Obstacle Course Schedule--Last Day June 30th

K 1:30-2:30

1st 2:30-3:30

2nd 12:15-1:15

3rd 9:00-10:00

4th 10:00-11:00

5th 11:00-12:00

Feel free to switch times if there is a time slot that you refer or works better for you. Let the office know if you change times.

Your TEAM supervision of students is imperative to safe play! In addition, Mr. Palmer will be available to help supervise in the gym.

Student, Staff and Parent Summer School Survey Time


Below are the summer school survey links. Feedback is essential to the continued improvement of our summer programming. Please make sure you are accessing our parents via email to send the link in your weekly news--I have also sent the link and the Panther Pride news. These links will also be available on our summer school website. Let me know if you have any questions.


  • Please survey students by Wednesday, June 28th.

  • We survey grades 3rd-5th electronically.

  • Please send out the teacher survey as well!

  • Please send out the parent survey this week and ask that it is completed by July 7th. .

Ms. Cohalla's/Mr. Kumsher's Links for ESY

Old Business

NO more Yogurt!! We are out!

Postive Parent Feedback--You make the difference!

I just wanted to let you know that W.... has come home every day just full of chatter about school. He is really loving it. I have never seen him this talkative and engaged in his classroom work before. I think you are doing a fabulous job! Thanks for being such a supportive and engaging teacher!

Thank you for being an AWESOME SUMMER SCHOOL TEAM!! Dr. Montalbano

ESL Holiday Info --See Mrs. Kasper with questions

Many of our Muslim students and families are currently participating in activities related to the upcoming celebration of Eid al-Fitr. This year, that feast will fall on June 24th. It is important for us to be aware of this because some of our students may participate in the daily fasts that occur before Eid (for a month). During this time, adults and sometimes older children do not eat or drink anything from sunrise to sundown. I was reminded of this today because a first grader I work with who is Muslim said he didn’t want a drink because he is not drinking water or eating right now (because Mom said). He didn’t seem to understand all the details…

My experience has been that older school age children participate in the fasting from food and water, but not so much younger students. In the past, I have arranged for students who are not eating lunch to have an alternate setting to spend that time (usually with me in ESL). If it’s possible to provide another location, I would encourage that. Also, during Eid (6/24-6/27) it is possible students may be absent from school for the holiday celebrations.

Many Muslims in the United States celebrate Eid al-Fitr (also known as Id al-Fitr or Eid ul-Fitr) on the first day of Shawwal in the Islamic calendar.

It marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan and the start of a feast that lasts up to three days in some countries.

A+ Student Volunteers

June 12th & 13th

​Mathieu Jones--helping in Kindergarten

June 12-16 Noon-3:30pm

Katie Kramp helping in 3rd/Kindergarten

June 13-15th Noon-6pm

Quinn Beiberly--helping in 3rd grade & Adventure Club

June 14th & 15th & 16th am-noon

Donovan Castaneda --helping in 1st grade

Shelbie Freeman--helping in 1st grade

Ari Farquharson--helping in 2nd grade (14th-15th only)

Bus Plan B--It's the REAL Plan! (lol)


With buses still staggering in we will continue through the remainder of Summer School by working to utilize Bus Plan B---transition your students after car riders are dismissed. The office will announce buses as they arrive and we will load those buses. I think this seems to be the safest dismissal process and helps you finish closer to end of the day time. Let me know if you have questions.

Technology Staff to Help Tommorrow

Expect help from technology tomorrow!

In the morning, our helper will be Josh and in the afternoon our helper will be Chad. they should be floating around the building and have a walkie with them in case you can't reach the office.

Too HOT or Too COLD

All issues with classroom temps need to be sent to Ryan Stewart, Chinn’s head custodian. Once he gets your request for room temperature he will push those requests through SchoolDude. Thanks!


Bring your favorite yummy treat to share on Thursday's for the staff lounge. Let's celebrate... Treats can be sweet or salty--you decide!

NWEA Testing Info --email tips

For any question, NWEA provides great support – follow these steps to get quick answers: click on help once you are logged in, simply type your question into the search bar and it will provide information. If you can’t find your answer, contact us (Ryan Stanley x6591 and/or Matt Shuman x5850 or the NWEA help line 1-877-469-3287.

Tips for easy quick fixes were sent to every staff member today. Please check those out just in case they can help resolve some of your issues that may arise tomorrow.

I know you have Tri (ed) to make a Dent in testing and you'll chew right through it for ELA! I hope you enjoy your pack of gum!!! GO TEAM PANTHERS!!!

Make-up Testing Sessions--Friday!

Mrs. Corbin and Mr. Palmer will be proctor make-up assessments for any students who were not able to test for Math or ELA. Please keep track of which students you need assistance for Friday Make-ups. They will need your test code username and passcode to administer with each student.


Team --

Thank you for being flexible for our late buses situation! I know there is worry about sending students upon announcement on their own out to the bus. I want to be sure no students are left behind or don't make it out to me so here is a quick fix plan.

Work with the staff in your hallway to assign each of you a bus to watch. Then when that bus is called that teacher can safely walk all of that group to me at the bus doors. If after I have called car riders to dismiss and we still don't have busses on the lot then I will announce to make the bus transition to your chaperone teacher. Students can then move to the correct location teacher and wait together in your hallway. You might want to make a bus number sign to put outside your classroom for students you are hosting.

Hopefully they are on time in the future and we won't need this Plan B!

12 x 18 drawing paper & Other Needed Supplies

requests for 12 x 18 drawing paper has been ordered and they expect it to be in later this week. It will be delivered once it arrives.

It is our goal to make sure that teachers have the necessary supplies for summer school, at this time though we are asking that teachers collaborate with each other and if possible to share or borrow from each other, in some instances this may not be possible and those requests we will make every attempt to fill or substitute with an item of comparison. We are delivering several one and two items when it may be very possible that the teacher next door has one or two extra.

Teacher Payroll Verification Forms

As a reminder, teachers need to fill out the Payroll Verification sheet. Each of you received one copy in your staff meeting folder--if you need another one come see me. Please email those to me by the last day or bring them to me with your summer Check-out sheet. I will then print those sheets, verify the times and sign them and deliver to DO on Friday, June 30th. This is the only way that you will get paid!

NWEA Information & links

Thank you for your patience yesterday as we worked to figure out the NWEA system together. Changing to a new program or process is never flawless. As promised I am sharing the google slides presentation that I used yesterday for you to review at your convenience. Within the google drive is the link to the student view version that may be very helpful to display as your students are logging on.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions, but reviewing the NWEA training videos and google slides presentation will be very helpful.

You can contact:

Kristine Shuey


Allyssa Stewart

Sarah Perry

You can also contact the technology help desk as well! 359-5000

I found out that 2nd grade teachers should be using the primary test instead of 2-5, but I am going to reach out to Melisha and Emily individually, so no one gets confused. J

Thank you!

Recovery Room Passes & Health Rooom Info

Please uses these passes when sending students to see Mr. Palmer.

Ms. Shearer brought you your class list with students with Health Needs--please be advised and touch base with her if you have questions.

Attendance News

Please take attendance for all 6 periods first thing in the morning. If a student is present mark them present in all sections for the day. The office will adjust accordingly as they arrive after 9am or leave early.

If you mark a student absent and then that student shows up please call the office so that we are not calling home on an absent student and worrying parents. Any student absent and/or coming in late would come to your classroom with an orange slip or a printed out late slip sticker. If the child doesn't have either of those and shows up to your classroom late--you marked them absent---then please call the office. If is possible a student went to the restroom or was at breakfast.

THIS IS WHERE YOU WILL TAKE ATTENDANCE EVERY MORNING--Remember learn how to take attendance before Tuesday.

  • Enter your current user name and password

Student Leadership Jobs

5th Grade students will be taking on Summer Leadership roles in the building. Please be sure to help direct them as needed. They will be running the Student Store on Fridays, Greeting students in the hallway at both arrival/dismissal, helping with afternoon announcements, supervising breakfast....

Library Schedule

Schedule below: You may choose to go to the library for check-out on both Tues. and/or Thursday.
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Codes of Conduct--Behavior Expectations

  • All "NEW" Chinn students in grade 1st -5th will need to complete and return to the office

--DUE JUNE 5th

We will utilize PBS PRIDE Slips for student incentives. Each week we will have a drawing for prizes. Prizes are out on the table by the café for student viewing. Please be sure you RAISE THE PRAISE by HANDING OUT OUR PRIDE Slips to students who are demonstrating leadership behaviors: Positive, Respectful, In-Control, Determined, Every day

Lunchroom Reminders

Reminder that if kids are late to your classroom, they need to come in to make a choice. Please double check with your student that they had stopped by the café to make their lunch choice. Also, if teachers are going to eat with us, they need to make a lunch choice. Thanks, Ronda

Line your students up by lunch choice selection so they are ready to go through the café service line.

Emergency Drills--Discuss with Students in Advance

Fire Drill --June 5th 9:30 am 10:00am

Severe Weather Drill-- June 6th 9:45am

Please be sure you know what to do & where to go--maps in every classroom.

All Hands on Deck--Arrival/Dismissal

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NWEA Assessment-check your laptops

NWEA Icon---Teachers will have to search for it on their desk top. They will have to type NWEA in the black tool bar on the bottom—in the magnifying glass (this is what they do for MAP). Please take a minute on the first day to check your laptops in the classroom. In addition, Mrs. Strube will check the laptop carts for accessibility.

Summer Pay Info & Sub System

  • All noncertified staff will get 4 hours of professional development paid to them automatically. They do not need to time in and time out of Kronos for summer school meetings or “pre-work”.

  • All staff will go through the current subsystem when requesting a sub for summer school. Same process as during the school year, no change.

Directions to Take Attendance in Infinite Campus

Click to follow step by step directions if you need help with attendance.

Curriculum on Schoology

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Weekly Friday Prizes & LAST DAY FUN!!!

Mrs. Corbin--Special Education Support

Tentative Schedule

8:15- 8:40 Bus Duty/Student Check-in

8:40-9:10- Kindergarten ( Math)​

9:10-9:40- 2nd (Reading)

9:40-10:10 4th/5th (Math)

10:10-10:40 4th/5th (Reading & Writing)

10:40-11:00 1st (Reading)

11:00-11:40 4th/5th (Reading& Writing)

11:40-12:00 K (Writing)

12:00-12:30 Lunch

12:30-1:00 1st (Reading & Writing)

1:00-1:20 K (Writing)

1:20-1:45 2nd (Math)

1:45-2:15 3rd (Reading)

2:15-3:15 3rd (Writing)

3:15-3:40- 2nd (Reading & Writing)

3:40- Kindergarten and First Grade Walkers


Dr. Montalbano

Chinn Summer School Principal