Westview Weekly

Success for all, whatever it takes!

Issue 20: January 4-8, 2016

Welcome back!


While it was difficult trading in my pajama pants and t-shirt for dress pants and shirt and tie, I am delighted to be back! I am a creature of habit, and my routine is critical to feeling productive throughout the day. A 3-week hiatus from work (and anything production actually) and a newborn baby have really thrown a wrench in my daily routine, so I am enthused to return to work with each of you.


Just as I need my routine, so too do our students. Remember, Westview and your classroom are the only place that many of our kiddos find this. Even though they may look and feel a little sluggish today, I could see and hear the excitement of the students as they exited cars and entered the building today. This fills my heart with happiness, and I hope it does yours too.


As you go through this short week, remember to focus on reteaching and practicing our GRR expectations. After nearly 2 weeks removed from your daily procedures, the students will need extra "help" getting back in the groove. The PBIS team also has plans to help you with this process during the month of January.


I wish you many blessing this week as we settle back in. Please let me know if you need anything, as I am always here for you!


Smiles,

Brandyn


PS: Alex Gordon will be with the Royals for the next 4 years! We got him for a bargain at 4 years and $72 million.

Team Meetings

Prior to break, Jessica and the reading coaches compiled Q2 assessment data and sorted students into intervention groups. We will work as a collaborative team today to review the groups, move students around, and plan the interventions for each group. We look forward to working with you today.

PLC - Wednesday

We will meet in the gym beginning at 3:00. The PBIS Tier 1 team will present plans for the January PBIS Bootcamp review, and Dave will share our Q2 "Big 5".


Additionally, we will work on planning our PIE Night that is quickly approaching next week.

Voluntary Book Study

Amy Olinger is planning to lead a voluntary book study on No More Independent Reading Without Support by Debbie Miller (and possibly some other books).


If you are interested in participating, please let Amy know before the end of this week, and Rita and I will purchase you a copy of the book.

A Look Ahead

January

11 - Grades due on PowerSchool by 8:00 am

13 - Grade cards go home

18 - NO SCHOOL

25 - Faculty Meeting @ 4 pm


February

5 - Q3 Midterm

10 - Valentine's Parties

11 - P/T Conferences @ 1-7 pm

12 - No School / Teacher In-service

15 - NO SCHOOL

22 - Faculy Meeting @ 4 pm

23 - Leadership Team Meeting

Happy Birthday to You!

January

6 - Cheyenne Heller

8 - Rhonda Stevenson

11 - Cheryl Bailey

14 - Nicki Colbert

25 - Brandyn Harmon

28 - TJ Powers