Pow Wow Principal's Press 8/26
Vero Beach Elementary- School of Innovation
ACTION is infectious!!!
However, Some of the community, the nay-sayers, the negative; will want to focus on the past. They will want to label the school and dismiss it's potential. They WANT to see it fail.
There are some among us that are still waiting for negative experiences. Some are even "asking" for them by seeking out the negative whenever they can. The good news is.. that's less than 2% of what we are experiencing.
98% WANT to see us succeed.
98% WANT to see us change lives of our students.
98% KNOW we CAN do it.
98% deflect negative comments and re-state everything in a POSITIVE and pro-active, student-centered mindset.
Thank you to the 98%. Thank. You.
When we do it, it's because of you.
This is a collective accountable environment. We hold each other to it and we will do it together. This may mean we #failforward together, this may mean we plan something that goes horribly wrong (together), this may mean we implement something that has glitches (that we will work out together), and sometimes it may mean that we literally just vent and cry... together... the difference is... we then FIND SOLUTIONS AND MOVE FORWARD TOGETHER.
The kids deserve the smiles.
The kids deserve the respect.
The kids deserve our very best.
The kids deserve to be in classrooms that we would want our own kids in.
The simple question is, would you want your own child at VBE?
Stay positive, deflect the positivity goblins, and seek action to improve.
Congrats to Ms. Singewald for winning our #VBEVIP weekly competition on Twitter. We have the most amazing TRIBE.
Academic Brain Stations
Family Engagement Highlights
Reminder- Please submit attendance daily by 9:30 am.
This is imperative to keep our school safe. Picking a "focus sport" and making it competitive against other classes is a great way to keep the students engaged and make the time meaningful.
Standards Based Report Card Information
Open House Reminders
Do not begin your first session until 5:30
Start your session with the video below from Deb Berg.
At 6:00 please release the families. It is encouraged that you put together a power point or prezi so it does not become a conference. Feel free to share your expectations, the standards and curriculum, and your behavior system (class dojo..etc)
Please encourage our families to download our APP. Maybe even offer wampums for the families that show they have that done. Encourage them to join facebook too. We share a lot of information on there about our academics.
Please pass out the enrichment flyers that will be in your mailboxes. This will tell all of our little Indians about the exciting things we are offering at VBE.
Finally, Please make sure they are getting our School Messenger calls on Sunday night at 6:30 pm. If not, have them call the front office to get their phone numbers updated on FOCUS.
We are in it together!!!
We depend on everyone. every day. no exceptions.
Need Interactive Student Notebook Support?
RTI is beginning on Monday, August 29th. On Friday, we will be practicing our transitions and reviewing our expectations and procedures for intervention and enrichment time.
Please consider the following:
*Students should log in to iStation during computer rotations.
*Each student will be receiving a reading reflection ISN to assist to encourage accountable independent reading.
*Teachers can pull enrichment and remediation lessons from iStation to assist with their small groups.
We realize that all of our materials and programs are not here yet and we appreciate your flexibility and positivity with this process.
Please let Ms. Van Brimmer or Ms. Fredrickson know if you have any questions or concerns.