News At The Creek

May 13


Schedules and Classrooms

The end of the year is an exciting time, but please keep your schedules and classrooms as normal as possible. Our students need the predictability of a regular school day and school environment. Any packing of classroom items should take place when students are not present. Your classroom should maintain an instructional focus through the last day of school.

Step Up Day

Step Up Day will take place on Wednesday, May 25th from 9-10am. We discourage from having any parents in the building during this time. A copy of the directions will be emailed to all staff and in mailboxes the last week of school.

RBES Goals

Please let Carrie know if you have any questions regarding completing your RBES Goal Results & Conclusions. These are due by May 23. Email DCES Administration when you are ready for an administrator to sign off on your goals.

PTA 2016 - 2017

New Executive Board

President - Ann Marie Barry

Vice President - Jenn Samonsky

Vice President - Becca Atkins

Secretary - Meredith Phelps

Treasurer - Cory Hughes


(Please email Carrie if you are interested. We need representation from each grade level.)

Literacy Leadership Team (LLT) Principal Nomination

During the 2016-2017 school year, the Literacy Leadership Team (LLT) will be a team of reflective practitioners committed honing their crafts as teachers of writing. The team will deepen their understanding of the AKS for writing and craft and structure in reading. LLT will provide the space and time for teachers to reflect upon and refine the Architecture of the Mini-lesson and the Architecture of the Conference. Protocols for looking at student work will be used at all LLT meetings in order to plan next instructional moves to support students.

What: Literacy Leadership Team (LLT)

When: 9/7, 10/20, 11/17, 1/12 and 2/23 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Where: Discovery High School

STEM Leadership Team Principal Nomination

The goal of STEMLT is to build the capacity of mathematics and science teacher leaders to lead effective math and science instruction that includes purposeful integration; rigor; problem based learning; and vertical alignment K-12 to foster critical thinking and effectively increase student achievement. We invite Math, Science, and STEM instructional leaders, Science and Mathematics Specialists, Connection teachers, innovative teacher leaders, and STEM Academy leads to participate for the SY 2016-2017.

The Professional learning this year will focus on:

1. developing a deeper understanding of the vertical alignment of the AKS

2. connecting the new science AKS and mathematics AKS to solve real world problems

3. effective instructional practices, including formative assessment and writing strategies to deepen students’ conceptual understanding.

What: STEM Leadership Team

When: 7/25 (8:00 - 3:00) and 9/19; 11/14; 1/23; 3/20; & 4/17 from 5:00-7:00

Where: Discovery HS

Stipend is $32.50/hour


From Patty:

Confidentiality Reminder

As we get ready to close out the year it's time to start putting necessary paper work in perms that may still be in your possession. Please keep in mind that student records should not be accessed by parents or volunteers. If you need to file something, it should be done by the teacher of record or by a person who had a need for access to that perm (such as a speech, ESOL, or resource teachers). Along that same line, when it comes time to sign off on that the perm is complete, it should be done by the teacher of record-not paras or other support staff. Feel free to see Patty or Bernadett if you have any questions.


Make up testing for students who missed the Art, Music and/or PE SPG will be done the first part of next week.

Report Card Timeline

Teacher Finalize- May 19 by 9 pm

Teachers Verify PDF and Make Changes in Gradebooks - May 23 by 9 pm

Report Cards are printed- May 24


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Kristie Rogers - 5/15