Faculty Focus

Richlands Primary School March 21-25, 2016

Enjoy Your Time Off!!

It is hard to believe that Spring Break begins this week! This school year truly is flying by. We have so much to be proud of so far this school year. We have seen tremendous team work, focus on task, determination to succeed! Each and every one of you have made a major contribution to our many successes!


It is our wish that each of you have a truly tremendous break. In addition to time with family and friends, please take some time for yourself to rest, relax and recharge!


Sincerely,


Tim Joines and Susan Agrue

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North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions Survey

As of this morning RPS is at 98.25% for completion of the 2016 North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions Survey. I am going to assume (yes, I know what can happen what you assume - LOVE that Sheetz commercial!) that perhaps the one person who did not complete the survey is somehow an error on the State's part. We will have a free dress-down week the week we return from Spring Break - April 4 through April 8.


I'd like to thank everyone for taking part in the survey! We should have results before the end of the school year.

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Education Updates

Panel Of Educators, Activists Pan N.C.'s System Of Grading Schools

http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2016/03/15/panel-of-educators-activists-pan-n-c-s-system-of-grading-schools/


Southern Lawmakers Reconsidering Role of Test Scores in Teacher Evaluations

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacherbeat/2016/03/reconsidering_test_scores_in_teacher_evaluations.html

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Mark Your Calendars!

March 22 - Joines, Agrue and some staff to Silverdale for Leader in Me Leadership Day

9:00-1:00

March 23 - Staff Meeting 3:30 (Leader in Me Book Study Make-Up)

March 25 - Holiday - No School

March 28 - April 1 Spring Break - No School

April 4 - April 8 - Free Dress-Down Week for TWC Survey Completion!

April 4 - 2016/2017 RPS Teaching Preference Survey provided to staff

April 4-6 - Joines on AdvancED School Review Team

April 5 - 1:30 Media Center - Wellington Benefits Meeting for office staff, student services, custodians and TA's with availability.

April 5 - 3:45 Media Center - Wellington Benefits Meeting for teachers, assistants and staff not able to make 1:30 meeting

April 6 - Staff Meeting 3:30 (Leader in Me Book Study Make-Up)

April 6 - End of the Grading Period

April 7 - RHS Readers

April 8 - 2016/2017 RPS Teaching Preference Survey due

April 11 - Report Cards

April 12 - Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

April 13 - Staff Meeting 3:30 (Leader in Me Book Study Make-Up)

April 14 - 1st Grade Gem Mining 9:00-3:00

April 15 - 1st Grade Rock Quarry 9:00-1:30

April 17 - 22 - School Volunteer Week

April 19 - CiCi's Pizza Night

April 20 - Early Release

April 21 - RHS Readers

April 21 - Media Specialist Day

April 24-29 - Administrative Professional Week

April 26 - HWY 55 Character Ed Trip

April 26 - 2nd Grade Life and Science Museum 8:45-6:00

April 27 - BT Meeting 3:45

April 28 - 2nd Grade Chess Tournament 9:00-2:00 NSH

April 29 - Snow Day Make-Up Day "E" Day

June 8 - 7 Habits Training, Launching Leadership 8-4 (location TBD)

June 9 - 7 Habits Training, Launching Leadership 8-4

June 10 - 7 Habits Training, Launching Leadership 8-4

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CUBS Care!

School Volunteer Week April 18-22

Media Specialist Day April 21

Administrative Professional Week April 25-29


Birthday Wishes to the following Staff Members!


March 24 - April Orel

March 25 - Katie Riggs

April 2 - Christy Howard

April 5 - Jaclyn Futreal

April 8 - Susan Dempsey

April 13 - Crystal Houston

April 22 - Courtney Koonce

April 27 - Keonia Dixon

May 1 - Karen Huffman

May 4 - Jane Baker

May 5 - Natalie Batchelor

May 9 - Judy Clemmons

May 9 - Sandra Jones

May 11 - Wilson Antoine

May 14 - Cordell Bush

May 14 - Alana Kolstad

May 20 - Kelsey Metts

May 27 - Giommar Sanchez

May 30 - Elisa Hewitt


Congratulations to:

Lauren Simpson for being accepted into ECU's MSA program!

eleot Scoreboard

The Effective Learning Environments Observation Tool (eleot) focuses on seven key learning environments that promote effective learning and student success:

  • equitable learning

  • high expectations

  • supportive learning

  • active learning

  • progress monitoring and feedback

  • well-managed learning

  • digital learning


The observer is focusing on student behaviors. Observations range from 10 - 15 minutes in length (20 min. maximum).

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