Moreau Heights Elementary
The Moreau Heights family is committed to providing a positive and safe learning environment to support responsible and productive citizens.
Carry the Banner - Be an Awesomizer!
In contrast, teachers, staff members and administration who carry the banner for their schools and harbor a deep adulation, sense of honor, and great regard for the schools and districts in which they serve - and it shows in their words and actions. They understand that their work isn't about them; it's about their students and their families, their colleagues, and the community in which they serve.They speak passionately and positively about their school community, illuminating it in every conversation at every opportunity.
Three ways in which your vibe as an educator can attract a tribe of people who are willing to carry the banner for your school or district:
- Model positive interactions - Effective educators never stop modeling positive interactions. They recognize that every interaction with a student, parent or colleague is one single moment to inspire more positive interactions and to impact every person they encounter in a positive way.
- Remember your body language reflects your beliefs - Bring a positive attitude to every situation - regardless of the severity of the situation. Never forget that your body is listening to everything your mind says. You become what you believe.
- Show appreciation - A person who feels valued and appreciates will always do and give more than what is expected. The most heartfelt message we can share with others is our genuine gratitude.
Be an Awesomizer!
Our behavior data shows the greatest need is student defiance. Our lessons over the quarter will focus on skills that support student's following adult directions, even when it's hard.
The PBS lesson focus this week is the difference between a question and directive - teacher to students AND peer to peer
Our Second Steps. . .
Lesson 21 is where we have each classroom paced on lessons:
Kindergarten- Fair Ways to Play
1st grade - Handling Name-Calling
2nd grade - Playing Fairly on the Playground
3rd grade - Dealing with Negative Peer Pressure
4th grade - Dealing with Peer Pressure
5th grade - Dealing with Peer Pressure
Character Trait for March is Trustworthy
Have a colleague who you would like to see recognized for making a positive difference? Here is the link to complete a nomination.
Calendar of Events
Monday, March 18
*Cultural Diversity/Engagement session with Dawn 4:00 in library
Tuesday, March 19
*1st grade literacy training 12-3
*Student-led Conferences 4-7:30
Wednesday, March 20
*5th grade student tour of LC 9:30-11
*Staffing for AB (James, Haugen, Gragg/Ewing, Hutchison, Reece)
Thursday, March 21
*Student-led Conferences 4:00-7:30
Friday, March 22
*PBS Assemblies 8:30/9:40
*PBS Celebrations 10:30/12:30
March 25-29 - Spring Break
Monday, April 1
Tuesday, April 2
*KJ SST (Mantle, Haugen, James) 9:15
*Literacy Team mtg 3:45
*Tier 2 mtg 3:45
Wednesday, April 3
*Paraprofessional Appreciation Day
*Sue at District Admin 8 - 10:30
*MG IEP (Hutchison, Haugen/Day, Lenger, Spear) 11:00
*IM Staffing/IEP (Hutchison, Ewing/Gragg, James, OT/PT, Haugen/Day) 1:15
*DB Staffing (Treat, James, Dunham) 3:45
*New Crew mtg 3:45
Thursday, April 4
*Librarian Appreciation Day
This is the link to a revised communication log for your team collaboration. The expectation is that your team will complete each week.
Dr. Day's Update
Thank you for your hard work during our PD and faculty meeting on Wednesday. It was great to see such rich conversations around our building non-negotiables. Your diligence in holding students accountable for those expectations will be extremely helpful and rewarding. We are in the home stretch, so let's wrap the year up on a strong note.
Here is a link for three quick tips on holding students accountable.
Our PBIS team discussed our largest area of minors and found that defiance for third quarter was the highest behavior. As we focus on addressing defiance, I recommend the following article.
Really take some time to reflect on the sections titled, determine the cause of the behavior and make a plan. Remember not to get into a power struggle with students. This only escalates the behavior or situation. Remain calm and think about how to address the situation with the student in a way that will help solve the problem.