Parkdale Elementary Weekly Update
Happy Mother's Day! I hope everyone had an enjoyable day today.
Hiring Updates - Our interview committee of Shannon, Kathleen, Rosie, and I interviewed a number of qualified applicants last week. We are looking to make some offers by the end of this week.
School Board Meeting the week at PDES - We will host the school board meeting at PDES this week. You are welcome to attend, of course. By no means do I expect you to be there. I will likely introduce you if you are interested in staying. I'll also be highlighting our PTO for all they do for our students.
Have a great week!
PDES Committee Work
Here are the topics. Please let me know if you are interested in doing some work at the curriculum rate on one or more of these this summer:
Second Steps - Adopting a Scope and Sequence for 2nd Steps and some of our Growth Mindset lessons
Teaching with Poverty in Mind - Developing a list of best practice strategies and some professional development for staff
Arts Integrated Programing at PDES - Researching successful programs and exploring how it might be applied at Parkdale.
Native Language Literacy - Research is clear on this topic. Best practice for ELLs is a native literacy program that transitions to English by 3rd or even 5th grade. However, as we know, there are many barriers for a program like this, especially in a small school like ours. This work would be focused on reviewing how native language literacy went for us when we did it as a school in the past and then providing a recommendation for our future.
Again, please contact me if you are interested in doing some of this work over the summer.
Engagement and Classroom Management with Shannon
Tuesday, May 10th, 3:15pm
Collaborative Problem Solving Training with Sue Jepson
Tuesday, May 24th, 3:30-5:30pm
Growth Mindset at Parkdale Elementary
The Growth Mindset strategy of the week this week is...
Let go of student labels and bias
Other ideas that we came up with as a staff are linked below
Teaching the Mountaineer Expectations: Month 2, Week 1
Learning happens every day at our school. An important skill for learning is focusing attention. When we focus our attention we use our ears, our eyes, and our brain! This week, put on your attent-o-scopes and notice how they help you listen and learn.
Events This Week...
Book Fair Week
2:20 pm PBIS Committee Meeting (Sischo's Rm)
3:15 - 4:15 CPS Class - Holly's Room
2:25 PM - Staff Meeting
6:00 - 6:45 PM - Kindergarten Story Time
6:30 PM - School Board Meeting at Parkdale
Green Day - AM: Tim Snyder (including Lavoie), PM: Tech
Tasting Tables - Mushrooms
2:15 PM - Reading Intervention Meeting
* 5/16 - 2:20 PM - Site Council Meeting - Shelly's Room
* 5/18 - District RTI Meeting
* 5/19 - 2:30 PM Best Follow Up Meeting
* 5/20 - 2:15 pm - Baby Shower for Mara and Sonia - Jenni Donahue's House