Tiger Beat

Acton Weekly Update 11/15/19

Things to Know

Please encourage your class to bring in the non-perishable items next week!

Major Saver Fundraiser Information:

Collection Dates: Monday, November 18th – Monday, November 25th

Program Details:

· The Major Saver Card! Major Saver has added even more value to our $15 card by increasing the number of establishments to 21 Buy-One-Get-One Free offers.

· Our program is hassle free and does not impact instructional time. During the Collection process your staff will not have to do anything, WE DO ALL THE WORK! We collect the money, track the sales and distribute cards and prizes.

· Marketing Materials – WE NEED YOUR HELP!!

o We have a very limited time, 1 week, to raise your school the most money possible.

o Anything you can do to help advertise is greatly appreciated! A little effort goes a long way!

Post attached ad on social media (Facebook, Instagram, etc)

Parent Email Blast

English Language Learners Spotlight

We will be sharing strategies and information that can support our EL learners. However, these strategies are GOOD for ALL students.
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The Acton Link

Click here for a list of helpful school specific links.

PBIS Central

Click here for anything and everything Acton PBIS.

19/20 SOS Form

Print this off and fill it out or make a copy and send to Brook.

Coaches Corner

Happy Friday!

Reminder: Essential Questions (3-5) and/or Learning Objectives (K-2) should be posted and visible for students to see---this is a great way for students to make connections to our lessons and what they are learning.

Upcoming Dates:

Q2C1 Posttest given by 11/15

Data entered by 11/18

Data discussed 11/20

Q2C2 Pre-assessment given 11/25

Data discussed 11/26

Guided Reading MOY Jan 6th-Jan 17th

Data Discussions: There are no written documentation expectations during data discussions. The expectation is that grade levels are holding quality conversations using their data to form groups, discuss interventions, and to work on mini-lessons, IRAs, and GR templates.

Guided Reading:

Please make sure we are leveling our students up when necessary. Please use the blue document that I shared to guide you as to where your students should be at this time of year. At the end of each chapter in the yellow book there is a MONITORING PROGRESS section that details how you know when your students are ready to graduate to the next GR level. Please use this useful resource.

Reading Logs:

Minutes have been slowly decreasing recently, especially in the upper grades. Please try to encourage and motivate your students to be filling in these logs and working hard to try and win the MMC for the week.

19/20 Collaboration Schedule

Tuesday and Wednesday PD Schedules. This may change and will be updated throughout the year.

Counselor Corner



A student in Millholland's class found this video and she shared it with me. She thought it was a great way to practice identifying feelings and I agree! It helps students understand how they look when they are feeling a certain way as well.

Brain States

The brain state lessons are going really well! Let me know if you have any questions about how I taught your grade about the brain so you can use the same language.

I've heard some questions about where the brain state posters should be put in the classroom. There is no specific place they need to be! I know you all have limited wall space right now so just find a spot where they fit.

The seven skills posters are not expected to be hung in the room right now so do not worry about those yet.

Conscious Discipline in the Cafe!

Before you walk into the cafeteria with your class lead them or have a student's job to be to lead everyone in a few deep breaths. This could be in your classroom before you leave or right before you walk in. We are trying to incorporate CD into the day more to help students transition and download some calm before they are in a new environment.

Coming Up

Food Drive Week


12:45 DH SOS- Parsons

1:35 LH SOS- Miller

2:20 KM SOS-Froning

Tuesday: PD Day/ No School

Collaboration: Safe Schools Dyslexia Training should be completed.

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Collaboration: CFA Data Discussions

8:15 SG Case Conference- Krug


10:00 LB Conference-Emerine

11:50 CH Conference-Jewell


8:15 DH Conference-Reynolds

9:00 LD Conference-Miller (Conference Room)

9:00 RG Conference- Scott (LGI Room)

12:40 WH Conference-Parsons

1:50 MH Conference-Scott


25 4th grade field trip

27-29 Thanksgiving break


2 Evac Drill

2 SPED Appreciation Day I

2-13 MOY AIRWays

5 PTO meetings

6 Cookies with Santa

9 Pro Act (BWB)

12 3rd grade winter program/Choir Concert

13 Pro Act (BWB)

16 -Jan 3 Teacher Window open

20 All Pro Dads

20 All School sing a long and winter parties

20 End of semester

23-1/6/19 Winter Break

FTCSC Hedgehog Focus

The Hedgehog Concept is based on an ancient Greek parable that states, "The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing." ... Hedgehogs, however, simplify the world and focus on a single, overarching vision, which they then achieve.

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