Beating the Odds
Lakeview Staff Newsletter - March 8
Moving the furniture
Moving the furniture, continued ...
But thinking flexibly is not easy. Remember ... we're not doing anything else or anything new. We're rearranging how we use what we already have in place in order to meet student needs.
When the furniture in your living room doesn't work with the traffic flow through the room, you don't buy new furniture - You rearrange it for better traffic flow. Or you might rearrange when you have a party ... or when you put up a tree at the holidays. We rearrange in order to be responsive to the needs that present themselves.
Here's my simplified message for you right now: Trust yourself. Shorten the time you spend reading TC guides. Use that same time to look at student work instead. Rearrange the way you use workshop time to respond appropriately.
Monday, March 11
Report cards due by 8 a.m.
Summer school recommendations due by 8 a.m.
Tuesday, March 12
District Character Ed Leadership team 4 p.m.
Wednesday, March 13
All-school field trip to Admiral's game. See below for more info.
Thursday, March 14
PTO meeting 6-7 p.m. (note the 6:00 start time this month)
Friday, March 15
Report cards sent home
Sunshine event after school
Tuesday, March 19
GOLT meeting 3:45 p.m.
Lakeview concert 6:30 p.m.
Rescheduled upcoming staff meetings:
Cancel the staff meeting in the morning on 3/20 (morning after concert)
Grades 3-5 plan to meet from 3:45-4:30 on Wednesday, March 20
Grades K-2 plan to meet from 7:30-8:15 on Thursday, March 21
We will continue our discussion about workshop, but tailored to different levels.
Our first 14 students celebrating academic growth!
3-5 Teachers - Forward testing
In preparation for the Forward Examination, please make sure all of your students verify that they have the correct app. To do so, have students turn off their Chromebook. After restarting, do not log in. Click on apps, then DRC Insight Online Assessments. Double check that Forward comes up and not Access. If they do still have Access, have them restart again. Any students who cannot get Access to switch over to Forward will need to bring their Chromebook to the library to get Powerwashed.
Here's the schedule that 3-5 teachers have provided for Forward testing:
4th grade - April 2, 3, 4, 8
3rd grade - April 8, 9, 10, 12, 15
5th grade - April 15, 17, 18
Make up testing - April 29
This means that for most of April, our south hallway will need to be quite quiet to support productive testing environments.
Special ed teachers - be sure to get your accommodations entered into the form sent by Leo. Brian Gannon will handle accommodations the same way we handle them for tests like the ACT.
Admiral Game Wednesday - Buses leave at 9:15. Bring a sharp pencil for each student. Make sure you get your bus driver's cell phone number. We will have a sign for each of our 7 buses. Stay in your classroom until we call for you to board. Sit close to your ticketed seats (we know it's never quite perfect). The classroom teacher is responsible for holding on to all of the tickets for your group - do not distribute ahead of time. Have fun! Thanks, Rachel, for coordinating!
School supplies in 132 - It's that time of year when kids may need extra school supplies. These are donations meant for individual students who may be in need (not to use as general classroom supplies).
Keys and fobs - Everyone that has a building fob and/or interior door key received a letter to sign. This letter was placed in your mailbox on Thursday. Please return to Roxanne by Tuesday, March 12.
Family newsletter - Link to this week's family newsletter
Elementary Blackout Dates - Here is a link to the calendar