Staff Memo

Jan. 18, 2016

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

While welcome and inclusion is something we do everyday, helping our students understand the importance of MLKJ Day is something you need to schedule into your day on Tuesday. If you like, please show the Kid President video below.


Here are two of my favorite quotes:


"The time is always right to do what is right."

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?' "

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Growth Mindset Thoughts

Test scores and measures of achievement tell you where a student is, but they don’t tell you where a student could end up. – Carol Dweck


We like to think of our champions and idols as superheroes who were born different from us. We don’t like to think of them as relatively ordinary people who made themselves extraordinary. Carol Dweck


Vowing, even intense vowing, is often useless. The next day comes and the next day goes. What works is making a vivid, concrete plan. – Carol Dweck




Teaching is a wonderful way to learn. – Carol Dweck

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Upcoming PD Reminders and Revisions

  • Jan. 22 7:35 Staff PD - Visit to CCA at FHS.
  • Jan. 29 7:35 Staff PD - Art of Teaching Reading - chapter 4
  • Dates for Math PD Collab - Jan. 20-26

For Your Calendar

· Feb 3 Global Play Day

· Feb 8-12 Kindness Week

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Looking Ahead

Tuesday, Jan. 19 Day 2

  • Fire Drill sometime today
  • 8:00 Inside Information book study - Collab room
  • 3:10 Collab Team 4
  • 7:00 pm AdvanceHSE Committee Call Out Meeting - Crosspoint Church 13678 Silverstone Dr., Fishers


Wednesday, Jan. 20 Day 3

  • Progress Monitoring Goals and NWEA all day
  • 8:15 STL - AM - Koewers
  • 3:10 Collab - Team K - Math PD
  • 4:05 Discussion - Lisa's office


Thursday, Jan. 21 Day 4

  • PTO Surprise - AM - something yummy
  • PM - Lisa personal 1/2 day - ACR's for daughters at Indiana School for the Deaf
  • 3:10 Collab - Team 1 - Math PD


Friday, Jan. 22 Day 1

  • 7:35 Staff PD - visit to CCA at FHS
  • 9:35 STL - AK - Omeish
  • 12:30-3:30 EC PD in collab room
  • 1:00 PTO Exec Board meeting
  • 3:10 Collab - Team 2 - Math PD


Monday, Jan. 25 Day 2

  • 8:15 STL - RB - Stage
  • 3:10 Math Collab - Team 3
  • 7:00 Board meeting to vote on referendum


Tuesday, Jan. 26 Day 3

  • 6:30 am - Stratostar launch - Murch's class
  • 8:00 Tech Tuesday - interest group PD
  • 12:40 STL - TM - Cook
  • 3:10 Math collab - Team 4


Wednesday, Jan. 27 Day 4

  • Progress monitoring teacher goal meetings - all day
  • 8:15 STL - AK - Larkins
  • 8:30 STL - DT - Larkins
  • 3:10 Collab - Team K


Thursday, Jan. 28 Day 1

  • 3:10 Collab - Team 1


Friday, Jan. 29 Day 1

  • 7:35 Staff PD - Art of Teaching Reading Chap. 4
  • 8:30-4:00 Third grade planning day
  • 1:00 RtI meeting - collab room
  • 3:10 Collab Team 2