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Week of January 4, 2016

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing holiday break! I know I appreciated not having to set my alarm clock. How about you? :-) I also enjoyed time spent relaxing with family and friends. I hope you did, too. We are all going to be adjusting to our school schedules again, but as we do, please know how much I value each and every one of you. I appreciate what you do for our kids and their families. Central is the BEST and it's because of you. Let's have a great 2016 together!

Welcome Back, Lisa Sut!

Lisa is back as our Title I Aide! As you know, she was filling a maternity leave at Cooks Corners. We are glad to have you back, Lisa!

PBIS Assembly on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.

We will talk about our January theme: Stumbling Blocks or Stepping Stones and tie this in with No Name Calling Week (week of January 23-27).


Here are the weekly goals for the month:


  1. Follow the behavior matrix.
  2. Follow the cafeteria expectations.
  3. Give yourself and others a compliment everyday.
  4. Analyze mistakes that you make.

MOY Assessment Windows

Please check the Central Google Calendar to see the MOY assessment windows for both mClass and NWEA. During collaboration this week, map out as grade levels when you would like to schedule these assessments. Keep in mind Vickie, Liz, and Jill's schedules as you choose your dates and times and be sure to keep them informed.

Collaboration Wednesday

The "Late Start Wednesdays" Google sheet has been updated with 2nd semester dates. Please feel free to add your collaboration plans to this sheet.


The principals were shown Skills Navigator basics the week before break. I would like to meet with grades 3-5 during this week's collaboration to show how we can use this with our students in correlation with our NWEA assessments.


Other grade levels should consider how we utilize the data we receive from mClass. Do we need more resources to support student learning? If so, let me know!


Specials teachers can also consider student assessment scores and how this might impact their performance in your classes. Let me know if you need some school wide data to borrow or copy!

K-Kids First Meeting on Friday at 7:45 a.m.

Thought for the Week: Five Fabulous New Year's Resolutions for Teachers