PVE Friday Focus

December 11th, 2015

Random thoughts

Thank you for a great week of school.


On Monday, please join me in welcoming Cindi Sum as our new Secretary/Tresurer. Cindi has over 10 years experiece with this role in Irvington Schools. She lives in Zionsville has had children grow up and attend Zionsville Schools. She will be busy with training these first three days. You won't see her at the office seat as much as you may see her out in the building getting accustomed to our campus.


These last five days of school will be fast. Be ready for the sprint ahead!


Thank you to the many folks who had a hand in keeping our school safe. This past week we had our first 9-1-1 call of the year. Many folks played a role in this event and the end result was a student received the appropriate help they needed very quickly and all is well! Great job Team PVE!


It is important to take a minute and pat yourself on the back. As corny as it sounds, time and time again I am reminded from visitors about our school. Last week we had a 1/2 day visit from Madison Schools. It was very humbling to hear many of the compliments they gave our school. This is credit to our wonderful staff and the partnership with have with our learners and parent community. This is also due directly to the synergy we have together. In the book Laws of Teamwork by John Maxwell he quotes Stanley Gault as saying, "We don't work for each other; we work with each other." This is evident eveyday as we celebrate together and move mountains together.

From the Literacy Coaches

It is that time of year again! Time to reassess our students. In your mailbox, you have found or will find a copy of your Beginning of Year (BOY) Words Their Way data. Each student’s total feature points correct and spelling stage from August/September are on the data sheet, as well as, color coded to easily see your class’ breakdown.

Yellow- Below Grade Level Target

Green- On Grade Level Target

Blue- Above Grade Level Target

We need you to help us collect the Middle of Year (MOY) WTW data. Either this week or when we return from Winter Break, give your whole class the WTW Inventory Test again. After you score the new inventories and determine their total feature points and new spelling stage, complete the 2 columns on your color coded sheet. Return these sheets to either Kathy or Carly before January 15th.

The AIMSWeb testing window is also open. It closes on February 1st. If you want your data on the Rooney Report please have all your data in by January 29th. The sooner you assess your students the sooner we can look at growth and intervention groups. If you are unsure of which assessments to give, see the ZCS Literacy Screening document on Carly’s Canvas. Click this link to go directly to the assessment information. https://zcs.instructure.com/courses/263/pages/assessment-information

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. We are here to help. Thanks.

Your literacy coaches,

Carly and Kathy

Honoring Student Voices

As we strive to honor the voice of each learner, this is no easy task. It is also one of the most fulfilling pieces of our work. Take a mintue and read more below.

Upcoming Staff Birthdays

Carolyn Moore December 25th

Cheri Mikesell December 30th

Brenna Dougherty December 31st

Mary Flatter December 31st

Debbie Rodgers December 31st

Upcoming Calendar

Mon Dec 14 All day AIMSWeb Through January 29th - School-wide (Carly Miller)

8:10am - 9:10am DeWees 504 Review Meeting

12:45pm - 1:15pm CLIMBING WALL - Adventure Center (Laurie Wanser)

2:15pm - 4:10pm Stacy Smith's 4th grade class - Media Center Computer Lab (Stacy Smith's Fourth Graders)

3:00pm - 4:00pm Computer Lab (PreK, Miss Seymours Class)

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Tue Dec 15 All day Leadership Skills Convo-Respectful (9:30 1/2, 10:00 Pre/K, 1:45 3/4)

All day AIMSWeb Through January 29th - School-wide (Carly Miller)

All day LIfeskills Convocation - LGI (Guidance)

8:00am - 9:00am DeWees Conference

10:00am - 1:30pm Kindergraten Gingerbread Field Trip - Conner Prairie (Estes and Hilton)

12:45pm - 1:45pm L. Daugherty's Class

2:15pm - 3:00pm Stacy Smith's Fourth Grade Class - Rock Wall (Stacy Smith)

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Wed Dec 16 All day Famous Hoosier Wax Museum - Rooom 114 (room next to Mrs. Smith's classroom) (Mrs. Smith's Fourth Grade Class)

All day Tradition Writing Celebration - Classroom (Beth Knapik)

All day Famous Hoosier Wax Museum - Room 115 (Next to Mrs. Carney's classroom) (Mrs. Carney's Class)

All day AIMSWeb Through January 29th - School-wide (Carly Miller)

8:10am - 9:10am Burkle- Ege Conference

1:00pm - 4:30pm Fourth Grade Famous Hoosiers - LGI (Miss Keil's Fourth Grade)

1:00pm - 3:00pm Fourth Grade Wax Museum - Adventure Center (Mr. Mybeck's Fourth Grade Class)

2:00pm - 3:00pm OLSAT- DeWees

2:00pm - 2:15pm Parade - PVE (Fourth Grade)

2:30pm - 3:30pm Cathy Daugherty - Media Lab (Cathy Daugherty)

3:00pm - 3:45pm Computer Lab (PreK, Mrs. Stedmans Class)

4:00pm - 4:30pm Preschool Team Meeting - Classroom (Amy Stedman)

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Thu Dec 17 All day AIMSWeb Through January 29th - School-wide (Carly Miller)

All day Fourth Grade Famous Hoosiers In Class Presentations - Classrooms (Fourth Grade)

All day Preschool Swimming - ZHS Aquatics Center (Mary Jo Swenson)

8:00am - 9:30am RTI

8:10am - 9:00am Chicken Club - Mrs. Burkle's Room (Sarah Kiel)

9:00am - 12:30pm Kindergarten Gingerbread Field Trip - Conner Prairie (Boudreau and McCune)

10:15am - 10:45am 1st Grade Zumba

10:50am - 11:35am Library- all of 1st grade

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Fri Dec 18 All day Third Grade Writing Celebration - LGI (Third Grade)

All day AIMSWeb Through January 29th - School-wide (Carly Miller)

All day Winter Parties - Classrooms

All day End of 2nd 9 Weeks / 1st Semester (ZCS)

9:55am - 10:30am Mrs. Carney's Spelling - Upper Computer Lab (Mrs. Carney's Fourth Grade Class)

12:45pm - 1:45pm L. Daugherty's Class

12:45pm - 1:45pm Mrs. Gray's Class - Project Lab (Mrs. Gray's Class)