SWE Pony Tracks

May 5

Volunteer Brunch

Please remember to send in any names of volunteers who have RSVPd to you personally. We had over 100 names of community members who gave their time to us over the course of this year. Thank you for welcoming these great folks into your grades and classrooms. Let's celebrate them in style May 12th!

The brunch times have been changed to 8:45-10:45 to allow office staff time to get things set-up. Any leftovers following the brunch will be put in the workroom for staff to enjoy.

Grade Book Updates

As a reminder, it is the expectation of our county and our school that grades be entered within no more than 5 days of an assignment's due date. This is important for our students in grades 3-5. Parents and children need to see current grades in order to understand where they are academically. We have some grades that have not been updated since mid-April. If there are no grades to input, we might want to look to make sure we have an effective sample of grades that will properly represent a child's abilities prior to grades being assigned at the end of the nine weeks.

Survey Updates

82 out of 400 student surveys

44 of the 88 staff surveys

107 of 163 parent surveys


Our parents are outperforming us. Please make sure all children in grades 3-5 have taken the survey by May 12th.


Here are the links:

The student survey is open and can be accessed at:

http://tinyurl.com/mzvhxnx


The staff survey is open and can be accessed at:

http://tinyurl.com/lkn7aty

Staff Assignments

I have been visiting grades with the staffing updates for the 17-18 school year. Per direction from the county office and in preparation for class size reduction changes coming in 18-19, K-2 will each gain an additional classroom. 3 will remain the same at 6 classrooms and 4 and 5 will be reduced from 6 to 5 classrooms. With this information, there will be some classroom moves. I hope to have a map that reflects these changes for us all by the end of the school year.

The Rest at a Glance

Monday 8

AIG Testing (Grades 4-5)

Tuesday 9

Interims Go Home

AIG Testing (Grades 4-5)

Wednesday 10

AIG Testing (Grades 4-5)

Friday 12

Volunteer Brunch 8:30-10:30

5th Grade Orientation

Friday 19

EOY Benchmark Window Closes

Monday 29

Holiday

Wednesday 31

EOG

JUNE: Thursday 1

EOG

2nd Grade Field Trip to the aquarium.

Friday 2

Online Science EOG Window

Monday-Wednesday 5-7

FUN DAY

Fun Days times will be 8:45-11:00 and 12:30-2:45

Monday 5 K 8:45-11:00 and 1st grade 12:30-2:45

Tuesday 6 2nd grade 8:45-11:00 and 3rd grade 12:30-2:45

Wednesday 7 4th grade 8:45-11:00 and 5th grade 12:30-2:45

Monday 5

RTA Test for select third graders

Thursday 8

3rd Grade ELA Retest

Thursday 8 and 9 Friday

Fun Day Make-Up Date.

Friday 9

Last Day for Students/Report Cards

Monday 12

LOCKED IN WORKDAY

Student Class Placement cards due by end of day

Tuesday 13

LOCKED IN WORKDAY

8:30-11:30 PBIS

1-4 Staff Celebration: lunch is provided

Wednesday 14

Workday

Friday 23-Wednesday 28

ISTE Conference with Pinette and Jacobs

Benchmark Results

TOY and TAOY

It is time to nominate our Teacher of the Year and our Teacher Assistant of the Year. TA of the year will be by a general nomination at our staff meeting on May 17th.


Below are the guidelines surrounding the Teacher of the Year Process.


1) The Teacher of the Year program will be administered in each school by the principal or designee.

2) The teacher must have a minimum of 3 completed years of experience in Onslow County.

3) In order to be placed in the competition, the nominee must hold a Standard Professional (SP2) license and be a classroom teacher, who is employed full time spends at least 70% of his or her time in direct instruction of North Carolina public school students.

4) To be a contender at the state level school counselors, school psychologists, school social workers, and media coordinators are ineligible. They ARE eligible to represent your school, locally.

5) A committee to include the principal and three (3) teachers will nominate a slate of candidates for Teacher of the Year.

6) At a general faculty meeting, the list of prospective candidates is to be placed in nomination; nominations from the floor will also be accepted.

7) Voting for Teacher of the Year will be made by secret ballot; two (2) members of the school staff will count the ballots. In case of a tie, the two nominees will be voted on in a run-off election (using the same procedure).

8) The Teacher of the Year Application will be sent to your nominee from Dr. Eason's office.

Leadership Opportunites for next year

Grade Level Cahir-job description and expectations

SPT-Job description and expectations, legal requirements, 2 year tenure