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Elms Elementary School Weekly Notes December 7th - 11th

MISSION:

Preparing Learners Today for Opportunities Tomorrow


VISION:

To provide educational excellence for all students

To attain the highest level of student achievement

To provide a caring, safe, and orderly school community

To strive for continuous improvement



Teachers: Lesson Plans are due on Mondays by 9:00 am



Count Day: Please pay careful attention to attendance during this Count Day Window


Staff Birthdays: Beth Harris (12/17), Trina Sidam (12/18), Trisha Krul (12/29)


Monday – December 7, 2015

1. Instructional Staff please complete daily attendance reports online AM only.

2. Pre-Observation Conference - (11:30 a, - 12:00 pm) - Instructional Staff/Mr. Hagens - Mr. Hagens Office

3. Meeting with Catholic Charities Representative - (2:30 - 3:00 pm) - Mr. Hagens/Mrs. Groulx - Mr. Hagens Office

4. Showcase Choir Performance - (7:00 pm) - 5th/6th Grade Showcase Choir - Flushing High School Auditorium



Tuesday –December 8, 2015

  1. Instructional Staff please complete daily attendance reports online AM only.
  2. District Improvement Meeting - (7:30 am - 3:00 pm) - Mr. Hagens, Mrs. Twohig, Mr. Daniel - Room 105 ECC
  3. PTA Meeting - (4:00 - 5:40 pm)- All are invited - Elms Library

Wednesday – December 9, 2015

1. Instructional Staff please complete daily attendance reports online AM only.

2. Pre - Observation Conference - (8:05 - 8:35 am) - Instructional Staff - Mr. Hagens Office

3. Parent Meeting - (9:00 am) - Mr. Hagens - Mr. Hagens Office

4. Flint Institute of Music Troubadors - (9:30 - 11:00 am) - All Classes - Elms Gym

5. Early Dismissal - (8:40 am - 1:50 pm) - Elementary Students - Elms School

6. After School PD - (2:00 - 5:30 pm) - Instructional Staff - Elms Library/Computer Lab


Thursday – December 10, 2015

1. Instructional Staff please complete daily attendance reports online AM only.

2. Pre-Observation Conference - (8:05 - 8:35 am) - Instructional Staff/Mr. Hagens - Mr. Hagens Office

3. Mobile Dentist - (9:00 am - 3:00 pm) - All students with permission slips for cleaning - Room 106


Friday – December 11, 2015

1. Instructional Staff please complete daily attendance reports online AM only.

2. Pre-Observation Conference - (8:05 - 8:35 am) - Instructional Staff/Mr. Hagens - Mr. Hagens Office

3. PTA Open Gym - (6:00 - 8:00 pm) - All students are invited - Elms Gym



Have a Wondrous Weekend!

Early Dismissal After School Professional Development Wednesday December 9th (2:00 - 5:30 pm)

Agenda


Self Assessment (SA) 2:00 - 3:30 pm


  • Please bring with you the handouts that we used a few weeks back when we began the self assessment. The goal will be to complete the SA within this block of time.
  • Once we have all standards completed, we will review as a group how we rated ourselves this year compared to last year in an open discussion forum


Technology Updates & Presentations - 3:30 - 5:30 pm

  • Scott Roy - Google Classroom
  • Molly Spodney - Google Classroom
  • Hannah Schwanz - Tech to Teach
  • Jenny Thompson - Smore
  • Mr. Hagens - Google Classroom/Group lesson plan submission

Sometimes children know what to do when the adults are out of control. I hope this makes you laugh. We all can use a little humor to start our week!

A Thanksgiving Miracle - SNL

The Troubadors are Coming!

They will be here this Wednesday from 9:30 - 11:00 am. There will be two performances. 1st - 3rd Grade at 9:30 am. 4th - 6th Grade at 10:15 am.
The Troubadours

Teacher Evaluations

We are steadily working our our way through the evaluation process. Each of you may be at different steps in the process, however thus far they have been coming along pretty smoothly. Please come to me if you have any questions along the way. I have been intentionally trying to get into classroom to observe reading and writing this year, however that may not be what I see for everyone. Please keep your lesson plans up to date. This is how I am able to properly schedule observations. I have been seeing some great things and look forward to completing everyone's first observation by January 15th. The absolute due date us January 22nd.

Staffing Updates

As you may know Stevee Carlston is no longer working in Trina Sidam's classroom. Chelsea Morse started this morning and will finish out the long-term sub position for the next two weeks and three days.


I am also happy to announce that Mrs. Morse will be subbing for Hannah Schwanz during her maternity leave.


Please take a moment to welcome Mrs. Morse to the Elms family!