Tomahawk Essentials

January 11, 2016

I am happy to share that Charlee Margaret Simecka was born on Saturday, January 9th at 7:43 pm. Charlee weighed 6lbs 13 oz and was 21 3/4 in. long. Both mom and baby are doing well and Grandma is beyond excited!!

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Week at a Glimpse

Math MAP Testing this Week


Christy out of the Building spending time with Charlee

10:30-11:00 3rd Grade PLC

11:40-12:10 5th Grade PLC

2:15-2:2:45 First Grade PLC



1:00 -2:00 SPED PLC

Wednesday: Pink & Jeans

9:00-12:00 OS Choral Festival


8:00-11:00 MAP Training for Administrators

9:30-10:00 FT Area Band Concert (All Grades Invited)

9:30-10:00 4th Grade PLC

12:45-1:15 2nd Grade PLC

1:15-1:45 Kindergarten PLC


9:30-10:00 Office Staff Meeting

2:00-3:00 FT Counselor Enrollment (5th Grade)

MAP Testing January 11-14

Attached is the schedule for MAP Testing. I have assigned a support person to each room. This person will help teachers proctor the test.

New students, unless I have spoken to you, have not been entered into the system and will need an alternative activity during testing.

Please remember to delete the test session once your class has completed testing. This will not delete the scores. Students who are absent will be pulled to test during a make-up session or with another class.

This Week's PLC

The focus of this week's PLC is math. Agendas can be found on the T-Drive: T:\TH\PLC Agenda\2015.2016

The goal for this year is to revisit the math standards to make sure that our instruction and enVision resources align as well as plan for implementation of guided math for next year.

Dismissal Schedule

The Spring Dismissal Schedule is attached. Please make sure students do not leave your area until the warning bell rings. Also, if your team is schedule to cover in the gym one person should help out with the bus riders.

Inclement Weather/Snow Days

Please make sure that you have subscribed to the Olathe Alert System, so you are notified when school is canceled or delayed due to winter weather conditions.

KITE Client -Practice Tests

Practice tests are available for educators to see a sampling of the types of questions (both regular and technology-enhanced) that a student in a particular grade range might encounter on the state assessment. Directions attached.

Teacher Feature Raffle

Volunteers are needed for this year's Teacher Feature Raffle at the Fun Fair. Information Attached.

Parent Newsletter

The January Trailblazer was sent out on 1/6.

Let it G.L.O.W. ~ Generate Loads of Wonder

Weekly Wonders

Monday: How does a scale work?

Tuesday: Who invented Plastic?

Wednesday: Why don’t all months have the same number of days?

Thursday: What is a Wiki?

Friday: How Big is the Solar System?

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Kagan Korner

The Kagan Structure for January is Numbered Heads Together

Directions for Numbered Heads can be found in the link above. Please incorporate this structure in your lesson plans for January.

The GLOW Report

Please complete this form to recognize a staff member(s) at Tomahawk that has gone above and beyond to help you, a staff member, or TH family out this week.

Michelle & Kelli ~Thank you so much for all the time & effort you put into our "Fancy" Lunch! My students LOVED every part about it! Well worth the time! ~Shannon
Debbie, Mike, Krista, Jess, Wendy, Beth~ Thank you for all your help getting the computers ready for MAP testing ~Chrsty

Michelle~ Fabulous Job with PD on last Monday! ~Christy

Loopy, Mike, Jacob, Shanna, Kim, Trisha~ Thanks for all your help with a student who needs some extra support. ~Christy