The Week at a Glance:
Tuesday, February 16th: #CelebrateTuesday
I am on the road this morning! I am out of the building as our house in Bowling Green sold and we are signing the final papers. I am hoping to be back by 12:30 p.m. I am a text away if you need anything!
Faculty Meeting 3:45 p.m. Agenda below
Wednesday, February 17th: Spelling Bee Fun! See you in the Cafeteria at 2:00 p.m.
Join us in as our learning continues with TLIM book study 3:45 p.m.
Thursday, February 18th: Data Team Meetings today!
Join us tonight for our FSP Meeting it is going to be catered and Mr. Tilley will be joining us to discuss the State of CoMo Public Schools! 6:00 p.m. sharp!
Friday, February 19th: Strapping on the feedbag once again! Foods We Love Carry In!
3-5 Distinguished Dragon 2:30 p.m.
In preparation for P/T Conferences we are printing grade cards today!
Upcoming Dragons Events:
February 24-25 Parent/Teacher Conferences...we were so close let's make it 100%
February 22-25 Progress Monitoring this week!
February 24th Dragon Tales Submissions Due
February 25th February Principal's Birthday Lunches
February 25th Morning Gathering! 8:30 a.m.
February 26th No School! Thank you for your work to ensure 100% of P/T Conferences
March 2nd BLT Meeting 3:40
March 3rd Fire Drill
March 3rd Derby Dine 6:00 p.m.
March 3rd FSP BOE Meeting 6:00 p.m.
March 4th K-2 Distinguished Dragon Assembly
March 7-11 Progress Monitoring Week
March 8th Columbia Regional Spelling Bee
March 9th Morning Gathering featuring Dr. Stiepleman and the Dragon Fire Choir
March 9th Special Faculty Meeting 3:45 p.m.
March 10th Learning Target discussions during planning
March 10th Kindergarten Registration 4:30-6:30 p.m.
March 11th 3-5 Distinguished Dragon Assembly
March 11th Chuck E Cheese Family Night for DRE
March 14-18 Food Drive
March 16th TLIM Book Study 3:45 p.m.
March 17th FSP Meeting 6:00 p.m.
March 18th Principal Birthday Lunches
March 18th Spring Pictures
March 18th Grade Level Off Site Walks
March 21-25 DRE Spirit Week
March 21-25 Progress Monitoring Week
March 22nd FACULTY MEETING: Notice the date change!! Dr. Stiepleman will be in attendance
March 23rd Dragon Tails Newsletter Items Due
March 24th DATA TEAM Meetings
March 24th Fancy Lunch
March 28-April 1st Spring Break
April 4-8 Progress Monitoring Week
Drop in the Bucket:
Thanks for our Learning Target Discussions! Powerful discussions of our hearts! Thanks for working to focus our efforts and look to our criteria chart discussions and the dynamic feedback collaboration that is happening and all that is to come! Can I get an OoOh, Yeah!
Kudos to Tricia and the crew! I can't wait to get a look at the results! Thanks for setting up the survey to raise our communities voices! Job Well Done TEAM DRAGON, Job Well Done!
Incredible parties and buddy day fun! The smiles, the laughter, the fun--thanks Student Leadership and our whole Dragon Family for spreading the love! Thanks for unleashing the creativity by creating the boxes/bags and for the games and so much more--the spirit of community is alive and well at DRE!
CandyLand fun--thanks for the donations, thanks for the teamwork, thanks for giving and giving more and more of your time and talent! Our family is blessed--from the Sweet Success Boxes to all that is CandyLand! Take a Bow DRE for a job well done!
What a GREAT celebration with our Secret Cupids! Thanks Team Community for the coordination to make it all come together! I know my Secret Cupid did an amazing job showering me with friendship, chocolate, goodies and much, much more! Thanks a million!
February 16th: A Learning Afternoon
Agenda Items for our Learning Afternoon!
Let's Synergize for Parent Conferences! We will begin PROMPTLY at 3:45 so bring your P/T Conference schedules and Let's GET 'ER Done!
K. Williams needs a little time to share!
Round and Round for Learning!
Enjoying some TANG! Greg Tang! Thank you Clarissa James, Laura Buddemeyer and Jill Walters for leading our learning!
We will then go to rotations for learning tips from Frank Kros and ST Math! What an amazing learning afternoon!
February 17th: Spelling Bee
Here are the details: Spelling Bee is Feb. 17 from 2:00 - 3:15 in the cafeteria. We ran long last time so I would love for fourth and fifth grade to bring their backpacks so we can go all the way to 3:15 if we need to. All of fourth and fifth grade come to watch. There will be four champions and one alternate from each fourth and fifth grade class. Competing champions need to meet me on the stage at 1:45. Last year third grade all came to get them exciting for participating the following year.
Looking forward to an amazing C-E-L-E-B-R-A-T-I-O-N!
Appointments Ahead: MidYear Checkins
Agenda items for the meetings
State of your world discussions (email attachment to guide our conversations)
Looking forward to our amazing discussions! Let me know if you have questions! Excited to check in and all the powerful collaborative conversations ahead!
February 18th: Data Meeting Fun!
March meeting is set for....March 24th
May Data Summit: May 16th and 17th
The Word on DRA and ELL:
Can we focus on verbal answers for ELL friends versus written....the answer is YES!!!
Words from Becky Stanley:
I always ask teachers to think about their purpose for the assessment. The “levels” are designed to help you identify where to start teaching. The written summary is just another way to assess the summary skills and writing ability for the “average” student at that level. If you want to know that the students can read & orally respond to the comprehension questions to then start your reading instruction, that is perfectly fine. ELL and special ed students have flexibility in their programming and sometimes need the same in their assessment. Use the assessment for what you need it for and be satisfied it is meeting your instructional needs.
Questions? Please don't hesitate to ask Me (Kristi Shinn) or Cindy Hutchinson
Parent/Teacher Conferences: We will make 100%
We are printing off Grade Cards on February 19th!
I can't thank you enough for your commitment to our 100% goal! Please don't hesitate to let us know how we can help you reach the 100% goal.
What can I do to help? Attend?? Track down contact info?? Just let Rachel and I know how to best support you!
Most Importantly! Snacks! We will have Sandwiches and Snacks in the workroom on Wednesday and Thursday!
Again, thank you for your commitment to communicate with our families!
Technology Growing Legs! Be Alert! Be Alert!
Please, please stay alert! Please stay vigilant! Please ensure you are LOCKING your doors when you are NOT in your classroom! Also, keep your ear to the ground---if you hear of anyone speaking of the systems--please let us know!