The Pirate's Log

Updates for the Staff of Furry Elementary School

Week of September 19, 2016

  • Jenn out all day...other admins will check in
  • Levy Mtg. @ PHS 7:00-8:00


  • BLT Mtg. w/ Rena and Nancy during CPT
  • Birthday Mtg. @ 3:45



  • BLT Mtg. w/ Rena and Nancy during CPT
  • BLT Mtg. @ 3:45
  • Mid-Terms
  • Diagnostic Scores Due
  • Health Screening Day-AM
  • Co-Teaching Mtg.-PM
  • Chicken Dinner/Tailgating

Birthday Meeting-Tuesday @ 3:45

We'll be meeting to finalize all of our plans for our 60th Birthday Party! We have a lot of ideas but bring anything new you've been thinking about too! The outcome of our meeting will be the finalized plan so that everyone is able to start running with it!

Your Newsletters

Thank you for placing a few extra copies of your class newsletters in the metal file "things" in the lobby like we did last year. It's nice to have our Furry News on display for our visitors.

Levy Meetings

Everyone is invited to attend our Levy Meetings on Monday evenings @ 7:00! We meet at PHS each week...this week we'll be in the room (near the board office) where our board meetings occur. Many things are already up and running, we're just looking for extra hands to help.

If you can't attend, but are willing to help, please let me know.

Common Plan Times this Week!

I originally thought that everyone had to attend Rena and Nancy's meeting during our CPT on Tuesday and Thursday next week. I got some clarification and only our BLT needs to attend those meetings. We'll meet in Bethany's room both days.

LETRS Trainings

Please make sure you put in for travel expenses for the LETRS trainings.

Our Professional Leave Committee will be meeting on Tuesday, September 27 to sign off on any requests.

Land Lab

At our PTO meeting last week, some of our teachers asked PTO to share the list of what we signed up to do in our Land Lab. Here's the list they shared...

Ottenbacher - Weather Station

Toft-Miller - Bird House and Feeder

St. Clair - Painting Trellis in Corner(She already has paint that pto purchased for this.)

Kyle - Pallet People

Mapus - Middle bed along 2nd grade hall

Homecoming...Staff Truck

Foster Cheverolet has donated a truck to be used in the Homecoming Parade to each of the buildings. We thought it would be fun to provide it for the staff to use to ride in and throw out candy along the parade route!

We won't be able to "bling it out" like the picture, but I'll donate some balloons and streamers for it and we can throw something together quick that night.

Let me know if you're interested in riding.

Mid-Term...September 23

Just a reminder this Friday is the mid-term of our first quarter of school.

By Friday, everyone should have reached out to their families via phone, email or in person to check-in and share progress.

Thank you!

Data Teams

Rena and Brittany R. will be leading our Data Team meetings. Our first meeting will take place on Thursday, October 13. Each grade level will have a specific time to meet. We will be securing subs for you and they'll float from room to room throughout the day so that everyone can meet. You'll be using this time to review the data collected from Dibels and then talking about instructional practices and interventions you are providing to your students.

Our Data Team meetings will be the venue we talk about instructional practices, student progress and the interventions we're providing in our classrooms.

Join us...

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Save the Dates...

Upcoming Events @ Furry:
  • September 19~Levy Mtg. @ PHS 7:00-8:00
  • September 20~Common Plan Time with Rena and Nancy-BLT Only/Birthday Meeting @ 3:45
  • September 22~Common Plan Time with Rena and Nancy-BLT Only/BLT @ 3:45
  • September 23~Health Screenings @ Furry (AM)/Mid-Term/Diagnostic Test Scores Due/Tailgate Party @ 5:00-7:00
  • September 26~Fire Safety for 1st Grade @ 9:30/Preschool @ 10:15 and 1:30/Levy Mtg. @ PHS 7:00-8:00
  • September 27~CPT: J. Smith's Classroom (OhGo Presentation)/Fire Safety for Kindergarten @ 9:30/Professional Leave @ 3:40
  • September 28~Fire Safety for 2nd Grade @ 9:30
  • September 29~CPT: in your teams (Prof. Growth Plans, SLOs, anything else that's due by Sept. 30)
  • September 30~Due Dates for: T-Shirt Orders, SLOs, Professional Growth Plans, Diagnostic Scores Entered in google sheet
  • October 2~National Custodial Worker Day/Fire Department Open House
  • October 3-7~LETRS Training w/ Rena and Nancy
  • October 3~Levy Mtg. @ PHS 7:00-8:00
  • October 4~CPT: Standards Work w/ your teams
  • October 6~CPT: Title I Update w/ Ron Stewart (Sumner's Classroom)
  • October 7~Community Preschool Screenings
  • October 10~CoGat Testing Begins/Levy Mtg. @ PHS 7:00-8:00
  • October 11~CPT: Standards Work w/ your teams
  • October 12~Staff Meeting @ 3:45 (Weyer's Classroom)/Board Meeting @ 6:00
  • October 13~CPT: Standards Work w/ your Teams/Data Day...more details to follow/BLT @ 3:45
  • October 14~KRA Scores Due/Homecoming
  • October 17~School Bus Safety Week/Levy Mtg. @ PHS 7:00-8:00
  • October 18~CPT: Standards Work w/ your teams
  • October 20~CPT: Standards Work w/ your teams/Birthday Celebration...details coming!/LPDC @ 3:30/Title I Night @ Meadowlawn 6:00-7:30
  • October 22~Community Birthday Celebration @ Furry 12:00-2:00
  • October 24~Levy Mtg. @ PHS 7:00-8:00
  • October 25~CPT: Standards Work w/ your teams
  • October 27~CPT: Standards Work w/ your teams/BLT @ 3:45
  • October 28-Hat Day!/End of 1st Quarter