Franklin Elementary School

Week Oct. 17th - Oct. 21st

Weekly Events

Monday, October 17th - Kindergarten Field Trip, Staff Council

Tuesday, October 18th - 3:00 PBIS, Fundraiser Ends

Wednesday, October 19th - Danielson Morning Meeting, End of 1st Quarter, Workout Wednesday, TAT, DRA window closes

Thursday, October 20th- Florissa Jeans Day, Pumpkin Make and Take, PLC Meetings

Friday, October 21st - PreK to Selmi's

Monday, October 24th - Staff Meeting (We are NOT contagious - Tad will be here) Red Ribbon Week - Dress Day ______


Reminder to CDT teams....You have 1 day per quarter to use this year. Summer hours for next summer we are unsure about as of right now and it is highly likely they will be very minimal if we even receive any. That being said, please use your days this year wisely. If you have decided on a date with your team please email Becky, myself as well as Joell. Thanks!


I know all of you will read this part, when you see the word FREE.....Robin and I have spoke about the books in the hallway by the color copier. We would like anyone to take these if they see a use for them in their classroom.

PBIS October Incentive

Bathroom Behavior - The PBIS team identified that the bathroom behavior has been an area of concern and during the last 2 weeks of October we will be watching for classrooms who are using the bathroom with all expectations in mind. It could be the whole class or just one student, you never know when we will CATCH someone having amazing bathroom behavior. The class that we CATCH will get the GOLDEN PLUNGER to set outside of their classroom. The plunger will travel every Mon, Wed. and Friday.


The day was AMAZING!!! We had so much fun with all the students and engaging activities! Big thank you to all the extra help and the Special Days COMMITTEE!!!


Becky Haas has asked Administrators to share this professional development opportunity with our staff members. This professional development is sponsored by ISBE and encourages anyone who is interested to join other educators for a day of collaboration, networking, and information sharing at the ISBE Classrooms in Action conference. Classroom teachers will benefit by receiving and actively engaging in content specific information and resources supporting instruction aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards.

If you are interested, please check out this link and then let me know if this is something you would like to attend.

Important Events Coming Up

Pumpkin Make and Take - Oct. 20th

Red Ribbon Week - Oct. 24th - Oct. 28th

Cut Score Rubrics Due - Oct. 26th

Wednesday Half Day - Oct. 26th

October SUPER STAR Lunch - Oct. 27th

Halloween Party - Oct. 28th

Teacher Talks - Oct 31st

Fall Conferences- Nov. 1st and 3rd


Once a month our PBIS committee will honor 2 students from each classroom who show great behavior. They will get to eat on our stage with a special guest. In October we are welcoming our Sterling High School Football team to eat with our students. We will continue to do our Captain of the Month which is similar to student of the month.


SIP team met and came up with some tasks for our 3 goals....see the notes below

1.)Technology - Integration -

*How are we going to spend the $ we have fundraised in our 3-1 account

*Other - Suggestions - $ SSF/ Divide Among Needs - Survey -

  • Plan for rotating our ipads - when do we determine they need to be retired

  • Plan for Purchasing an App

  • Easy way to get apps/apple id/update sync apps/cheat sheet/ half day wednesday time/shared doc

  • Improve on how to integrate technology into our pedagogy to deepen and accelerate learning

2.)Implementation of Guided Math

  • Observing each other

  • File Drawer

  • LOVED ½ day to collaborate - time to talk

  • Time for 2nd grade team to go watch 3rd Grade

3.) Building Relationships with Students and Parents

  • Previous schools visit to see old students

  • announcements by the students -

  • Green Screen Videos - Captain of the month - project -

  • Singing a song

  • Calm Classroom modeling video possibility

  • Showcase for birthday selfies??

Quarter Information

Quarter 1 End Date - Wednesday, Oct. 19th

Grade Due: 10/23/16

Reviewed by teachers : 10/24/16

Report Cards home: 10/25/16

Fall Conferences: 11/1/16 and 11/3/16