Parkdale Elementary Weekly Update

1/11/16

This Week...

Dear Staff,


I hope everyone had a nice weekend. I was sorry to miss out on the snow-fun up at Kathleen and Larry's. Thank you to them for hosting; I'm sure it was an enjoyable time.


Have a great week.

Gus

Expectation Expedition

Thank you to our IA staff for leading the expectation stations. Thank you too to teachers for setting time aside to take students through the expectation stations. I only heard good feedback from staff. My hunch is this really makes a difference for our students and their behavior. Please let me know if you have constructive feedback on how it can be improved. We'll likely do another after spring break.

Professional Development $$

We have some resources this year for professional development. Please let me know if you are interested in attending a conference, getting a sub to observe another teacher, or spending some time working on a special project. Site Council will field requests based on the relevance to our Continuous Improvement Plan.

Growth Mindset at Parkdale Elementary

The Growth Mindset strategy of the week this week is...


· Encourage perseverance with student growth


Other ideas that we came up with as a staff are linked below:

Teaching the Mountaineer Expectations: Week 16

Week 16: Stop and Name Your Feelings

It’s okay to have strong feelings. But when you have strong feelings, it can be hard to think about what to do. You can get back in control by calming down. The first step is to use a stop signal to catch your own attention and to tell yourself to stop. You might say “Chill out!” “Stop!” or “Relax!” Next use your feeling detective skills to name your feeling. When you recognize your feelings, the thinking part of your brain can start to manage them. Take a moment to decide what stop signal you will use this week.

Events This Week...

This Week:

Monday 1/11
ExCEL STARTS

2:20 Site Council Meeting (Shelly’s Room)


Tuesday 1/12

2:20 PBIS Committee Meeting – (Sischo’s RM)


Wednesday 1/13

2:25 Staff Meeting

6:00 – 7:00 PM PTO Meeting


Thursday 1/14

2:20 PM – IEP Meeting


Friday 1/15

GREEN DAY - Anna with Nutrition in AM / Tech in PM

2:10 PM – Reading Intervention Meeting


Upcoming Dates

· 1/18 NO SCHOOL

· 1/19 2:15 PM – BEST Meeting

· 1/20 2:20 Math Fluency Meeting

1/22 2:10 PM – Reading Intervention Meeting

Have a great week!!

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