Friday Focus

West Elementary School

Monday, January 18th

Our Mission

Our mission as a school community is to ensure high levels of learning and character development for all students by providing a safe, nurturing, student centered environment.

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, January 19th- Brandi is out of the building all day at ICLE training.

Wednesday, January 20th- 2nd Grade OLSAT Testing.

Thursday, January 21st- Mentor Celebration.

Monday, January 25th-Tuesday, January 26th- Steve, Shawn, Melanie, Jennifer T., Brandi at Powerful Learning Conference all day.

Wednesday, January 27th- Staff Meeting, 3:50 p.m. SRC and Literacy Training.

Friday, January 29th- Earthquake Drill.

February 2016

Black History Month.

Monday, February 1st- Friday, February 5th- National School Counseling Week.

Monday, February 1st- PTA, 6:00.

Wednesday, February 3rd- Instructional Leadership Team, 3:50 p.m.

Thursday, February 4th- 3rd- 5th Grade Monthly Assembly, 9:00 a.m., Student Led Conferences. Midterms go home.

Friday, February 5th- K-2nd Monthly Assembly, 9:00 a.m.

Monday, February 8th-Thursday, February 11th- The Great Kindness Challenge!

Monday, February 8th- Student Led Conferences.

Wednesday, February 10th-School Culture Team Meeting, 3:50 p.m.

Thursday, February 11th- Valentine’s celebration. 2:45-3:25 p.m.

Friday, February 12th- No School- Staff Compensation Day.

Monday, February 15th- No School- President’s Day.

Tuesday, February 16th- 5th Grade Fine Arts Recruitment Day, 9:00-12:00.

Thursday, February 18th- Papa John’s Pizza Night.

Wednesday, February 24th- 3rd Grade Tobacco Education Performance, Staff Meeting.

Thursday, February 25th- Fire Drill.

Friday, February 26th- Spring Pictures, Fire Drill.

Meeting Reminders

1/20- 2:00 p.m. -K.R. Staffing- Scheperle, Frank, Chamberlain, Fatherley, Hoffmeyer.

1/26-3:45 p.m.- D.B. Staffing- Eiken, Frank, Chamberlain, Hoffmeyer, Fatherley.


Please make sure you are marking your calendar for morning and afternoon duties! We have had several people miss duties and your help is needed! Please be there when you are assigned.
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Four Essential Questions

  1. What do we want Students to learn?

  2. How will we know they have learned?

  3. How will we respond when they don’t learn?

  4. How will we respond when they already know?

January Character Trait: Hardworking and Motivation

Bloom's Taxonomy with Verbs!

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Inquiry-Based Learning: From Teacher-Guided to Student-Driven

Inquiry-Based Learning: From Teacher-Guided to Student-Driven