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Moreau Heights Elementary

January 1

PBS Focus of the Week -

When we return, it will be time for a PBS reminder period. A schedule of lessons will be provided on Monday, January 4th. We will have one day, January 6th, during which specials will be impacted to allow for additional practice of playground, cafeteria, and dismissal.
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Our Character Trait for the month is Hardworking/Motivation

Duties for the Week

Please see your schedule in the handbook for Charger Time duty.

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Calendar of Events:

Monday, January 4

*Professional Development session in library 8:00 - 12:00

*Team collaboration time 1:00 - 3:30

Tuesday, January 5

*Meeting re: AB5 8:20 (Pistel, Franklin, Holtmeyer, Treat, Haugen)

*Staffing for JP4 9:15 (Mantle, Treat, Haugen, Frank, Cummins)

*TST for EP5 3:45 (Watts-Hayes, Albers, Haugen, Holtmeyer)

*Part-time secretary interviews 5:00 (Carter, Haugen)

Wednesday, January 6

*District admin mtg 9:00 - 11:00 (Sue at Dix Rd)

*IEP for KH3 3:45 (Kimble, Cummins, Treat, Haugen)

Thursday, January 7

*School-wide PBS Boot Camp Day (schedule will be provided)

*Grade cards go home

*Papa John's Pizza Night

Friday, January 8

*Staffing for DG2 10:15 (Dunn, Cummins, Haugen)

*TST for EA2 2:15 (Borgmeyer, Haugen, Brondel, Holtmeyer)

Monday, January 11

*PBS SET visit

*IEP for AP5 8:30 (Henderson, Treat, Haugen)

*School Culture mtg 3:40

Tuesday, January 12

*New Crew mtg 7:00 a.m.

*Intruder Drill 8:45

*Literacy Team mtg 3:40

Wednesday, January 13

*Vickie Robb visit and training

*Early Dismissal 1:15

*PD with Vickie Robb 1:45 - 3:30

Thursday, January 14

*Elementary Principal's mtg 8 - 11 (Sue at Board Office)

*TST for SD3 3:45 (Fleming, Frank, Haugen)

Collective Commitment of the Week

Staff will create a sense of belonging so all feel proud, accepted and welcome.

  • We will make an effort to form relationships by welcoming, smiling, greeting, and introducing ourselves.

How do we respond when we have guests in our building? Do we welcome them with a smile and a greeting?

How do we model this type of behavior for students to help them develop their social skills? Do we recognize students for being polite and respectful to guests?

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January 4th Professional Development

Monday, January 4th of our Professional Development Day. A continental breakfast will be available in the library hallway beginning at 7:30. Bagels, fruit, juice and coffee will be provided. Our meeting will begin at 8:00 in the library.

Our morning will be spent with a dual focus. We will spend the first part of our morning with a review of effective practices to support the acting-out child and plans for our January Boot Camp. With the rest of our morning, I will be be sharing with you some information from ICLE (International Center for Leadership in Education) related to relationships, rigor and relevance. The workshop on December 16th was positive, empowering and exciting! I look forward to sharing this with you on Monday!

The afternoon will still be spent within your team, working to match instruction with standards. This is important work! I will be around to meet with grades 3-5 about CDT tests.


*Be aware that all students will take the SRI (FRA for kindergarten only) when we return in January. The window for assessment is January 5 - 22.

*Check your website to see that it is updated.

Grading Window

The grade card window closes Wednesday, January 6th at 7:00 a.m. Please let Leslie know when you are finished posting grades (specials too). She can start printing off grade cards when she knows everything is ready and this gives you more time to look them over for errors while the window is still open! Grade cards will be sent home January 7th.

Required Annual Videos

This is a reminder that staff members are required to annually watch training videos. All training videos must be watched and completion forms submitted by February 1, 2016.

These training videos are required by state law and/or district policy, and you must annually provide confirmation that you have completed each of the training modules.

Staff members in certified positions are required to watch:

  • Confidentiality of Student Information
  • Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation
  • Identifying Signs of Sexual Abuse in School Children
  • Standard Precautions for Avoiding Infections
  • Student Discipline

Staff members in non-certified positions are required to watch:

  • Confidentiality of Student Information
  • Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation
  • Identifying Signs of Sexual Abuse in School Children
  • Standard Precautions for Avoiding Infections

You may watch the videos at your convenience by logging in to your SchoolWires account. (If you experience trouble logging in to SchoolWires please contact Jan Lange at 659-3121).

Once you have signed in, you can view the videos by selecting the "District Departments" drop-down menu, then selecting "Human Resources", and then finally the "Staff Training Videos" on the left side of the page.

Once you have finished watching all required videos, you will log in to TalentEd Records and submit the completion form that is in your "Needs Attention" task list.

As a reminder, TalentEd Records functions best in Google Chrome. Your user name is your firstname.lastname and your password is what you use to log in to your computer each day.

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