A Cordelia Hills Staff Update, 10/12/2018

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Glows and Grows

Glows: Thanks to Sandi for working through a MOUNTAIN of Illuminate Portal letter issues. I think everytime we think the issue is caught up, a few more parents come in to say they can't access the portal. Either way, thank you! It is an enormous undertaking. A glow to all of the staff using Inner Explorer/Mindfulness consistently in the classroom. In order for it to have a true impact on brain responses, we are looking at practice everyday for several weeks. Keep it up and if you aren't using it, join in!

Grows: As a staff, I am leaving the same reflective question as last week. I think it is worth pondering. I have added an extra question.

1. What strategies do you use when a child is displaying signs of unease or behavior in class? How do you calm yourself when a student, students, or class isn't following your directions? How are you proactive in identifying social-emotional needs as the students start the day?

Fun Run

Our third annual Cordelia Hills Fun Run is coming up Wednesday. Thanks for your support:!

Coyote Fun Run: October 17th (10:00 a.m. for grades TK-k, 11:00 a.m. for grades 4/5, and 12:30 p.m. for grades 1st-3rd)

Student will run on the field during the fun on the same basic course as last time. Please take students to the area near the bike ramp when it is your time. This year will not include color but will include other fun activities. Thanks again!


Ms. Leamy's/D10's Balloon Drop Celebration will be on Friday at approximately 1:45 pm in the quad area. Congrats again and keep up the great work everyone.

Our "Month 2" Attendance Rate ticked up slightly to 97.34% (Month 1 was 97.32%). Let's keep our eyes on the prize and encourage, recognize, and celebrate positive attendance everyday. Keep those signs up!

I am looking for holiday themed slogans for attendance. If your student/class has any great slogans to share for the Fall/Halloween time period, please shoot me an email and I will read them over the announcements!

Goal Setting

Make sure goal setting based in MAP is underway. If you need help on best practices, reach out to me or to a member of leadership. I would love to support you in determining some creative and effective ways to reach your students.

Again, MAP data reports are now available in NWEA AND Illuminate! Check out and Illuminate Reports let me know if you have any questions. I'd love to tell you which report is best but I love them all. DIG IN!

NEW Class

Our new third grade class is slated to start this Wednesday! Maria Solis ( and Stacie Ryan ( will be in B13 and will actually move over tomorrow. Families are being notified now. We are excited to get the class open! Thanks to everyone for their support in making sure the transition is smooth for these children and teachers!

Trunk or Treat, Halloween Day Parade

Trunk or Treat "Donation" period is underway. Please work with Mrs. Chun-Remick if you have any questions. Trunk or Treat is on October 26th at 6:00 p.m. Families can line up at the bottom red door. Please note, that Friday is not a dress-up day!

Halloween is Wednesday, Oct. 31st. We will hold the parade that day. This year we will do ONE lap around the blacktop, through the amphitheater, and then release you to your classroom. Two laps was entirely too long and just bogged down as classes waited. If you have any students that are unable to participate, please allow them to be in the library that morning. I can't wait to see your awesome costumes!


I will list SOME calendar events below but you should have access to MY calendar and the SCHOOL calendar on google. If you don't, let me know and we will get you added.


10/16: Staff meeting @ 3:10 in library (PBIS, Trauma Informed, Breakout)

10/17: School Wide Color Run (10 am TK-k, 11 am Grades 4/5, 12:30 Grades 1-3), Trotter at phonics training until 9:45

10/18: Earthquake Drill @ approximately 9:30

10/19: SOM Names Due here

10/25: Picture Make-Up Day

10/26: Trunk or Treat, 6-8 pm ( Blacktop), Special Olympics at FHS (Tap and Vogel), K Field Trip

10/30: Leadership Meeting, Conference Room at 3:10

10/31: Halloween Parade at 8:25

11/1: SOM of the Month Lunch

11/2: NO students, Trotter Calendered Day off

11/9: First Minimum Day for Conferences

11/12: NO SCHOOL. Please note this is different than originally proposed first calendar

11/13-11/16: Conference Days

11/19-11/23: No School

Reminder, Schedules/Calendars

Just a reminder:

Team Drive for all Schedules and Calendars includes Bell Schedule, District Calendar, Release Schedule, Release Make-Up Schedule, and Duty Schedule. Please refer to this for all the info. If you see a mistake or need assistance, please let me know right away.