Knights Watch

February 15 - 19

All In, Mt. Gallant!

How We Win:

  • Building and sustaining relationships with students, parents, and colleagues
  • Improving our core instruction in the areas of Guided Reading, Lucy Calkins' writing, and Number Talks.
  • Personalizing the MGES experience and learning for each child

Copy Allocations

We have quickly run out of our copy allocations for this school year. Please use what you have sparingly as we do not have much left in reserves.

Els - PLC Zone through March 14

You should now be in your team zone with math essentials. This is the time for you to compare your independent work with your PLC members. If you have questions about particular standards, please utilize the worth math specialists have put into the Canvas master courses. If you have any questions, please ask!

Sheleea and I will meet with your team to discuss your EL Progress and results from the PLC survey on Tuesday afternoon. Please meet us in the Media Center. Meeting times are as follows:

This Week:

    • No School


    • STAR Testing Begins - No GT this week
    • PTA Food & Desserts
    • PM: Grade levels meet with Moree and Leonard during scheduled times above. Remainder of the time is for your PLC.


    • TK Ceremony at 8:30am
    • Team meetings with Lisa - Rep's Room
    • 2pm - Knights Doing It Right


    • PST - See MGES Calendar
    • Moree at Principal's Network
    • Spirit Day at Chick-fil-a


    • Recycling boxes out by 7:45
    • Team minutes in Canvas

    Reading Coach's Corner

    Just a reminder:

    On Wednesday, we will meet as a team to discuss monthly Guided Reading levels of students and updates of where you are in your Calkins units. If you have any specific Calkins questions and send them to me ahead of time (by noon on Tues), I will try my best to have answers/recommendations ready for your meeting on Wed. We will meet in your grade chair’s room during the first 15 mins of your planning.

    Save the date:

    What: Book Lovers’ Ball

    When: Tuesday, March 1 @ 2:45 (before Task Forces)

    Where: Media Center

    Do you have a favorite book? author? genre? Let's share. Please bring something that tells us about you as a reader.

    Coming Up:

    25 - RHSD Teacher's Choice Gallery Reception

    22 - 26 - STAR Testing, No GT

    24 - Number Talk PD during Grade Levels


    1 - 4 - Book Fair & Read Across America Week - "Oh, the places you'll go!"

    3 - Family Literacy Night

    14 - Teacher Workday - Essentials due to Moree

    19 - Family Health Day - 2 - 4:30pm; Battle of the Books

    25 - Teacher Workday (Trade-in day if you attended the summer PLC Conference)

    30 - Spring Pictures


    13 - MAP Window Opens for K-2; Dr. Pew Visits MGES

    26 - SC Ready - Writing Grades 3 - 5 - Paper/Pencil

    27 - SC Ready - Reading Grades 3 - 5 - Paper/Pencil

    28 - SC Ready - Math Grades 3 - 5 - Paper/Pencil; Family Art Night

    30 - Recruitment Fair


    4 - MAP Window Opens for 3-5

    11 - 27 - SC PASS Online Window for Science and SS for Grades 4-5

    19 - PTA 3-5 Dance

    25 - Grades Due

    30 - No School

    31 - Field Day


    1 - Fifth Grade Promotion

    2 - Kindergarten Promotion