Points of Pride

February 11, 2018

Instructional Focus:

I am very excited to attend this year's PLC Summit with members of our staff.

As a reminder for expectations during these weekly meetings:

  • Discussions should revolve around student learning and anchored in the following four questions: 1) What do we want the students to learn? 2) How will we know if they learn it? 3) What will we do when they know it? 4) How will we respond if they don't?
  • While it's easy to get distracted during this hour, it's is critical that we keep these meetings student focused.
  • Data should drive any decisions made during this time
  • Student field trips and events should not be a topic during this time
  • This time is critical to ensure we are meeting the needs of our students! Remember, we all feel overwhelmed with our workloads, get creative in how you attack student deficits (trade kids during WIN or reading groups, be strategic and focused in intervention, ask experts if you feel you are not reaching a student, etc.)

Upcoming Events:

  • 2/13: 6th grade ELA ALP Students @ Shakespeare: 9:00-11:00; K-2 Training with Wendy Peterson
  • 2/14: 2:15 Early Release-PLC
  • 2/15: 3-6 @ Training with Wendy Peterson; MOD Pizza Fundraiser for Dad's Club
  • 2/16: Safety Committee Meeting @ 7:30; Safety Town-lunch outside; STEM Trip leaves @ 3:30
  • 2/19: No School-President's Day
  • 2/20-APEX Teacher Rally-7:15; APEX Student Pep Rally-2:00; Pilates with Tammy 3:30
  • 2/21: 2:15 Release-PLC
  • 2/22: Family Science Night: 5:30-8:00