The Week Ahead Memo

State Road Elementary School

Monday, December 07, 2015

HOUR OF CODE!!!

Staff, if you did not participate in the 'Hour of Code' event last week, please find an hour this week to "code" with your class! The links below will help guide you. Please send pics of your students "coding" if you took any! Thanks!

How to: https://hourofcode.com/us/how-to

Get Started: https://code.org/learn

Events This Week!

Staff Christmas Breakfast

Our Staff Christmas Breakfast will be Thursday, December 17 beginning at 7:30am in the Media Center! ALL Staff are invited to join us for this fun holiday breakfast get-together!

Holiday Concert - Dress Rehearsal

This Thursday at 2pm is our SECRET Holiday Concert Dress Rehearsal! I will make an announcement to dismiss all classes to the Cafetorium for an all school event! Shhhhhh... Don't tell your students! :-)


The actual concert date and times are below:

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Out-of-the-Building

I will be out of the building:

Monday afternoon for Ad Council

Wednesday morning before school for an FEF Board Meeting

OBSERVATIONS / EVALUATION PROCESS UPDATE!

Round 1 of our Observations are done and I will begin Round 2 this week. The 'Noticings’ and ‘Wonderings’ sections will focus on the Dimension of (CP) Curriculum & Pedagogy and (CEC) Classroom Environment & Culture for our Round 2 observations. If I have my laptop it will be an observation; if I'm in the classroom without it, I'm just visiting! :-)


  • Observations - We will again conduct a minimum of 3 observations for the year (district continuity).
  • Observation Time - 10-30 min of lesson scripting and another 15 minutes of coding.
  • I should be able to access or view your daily lesson plans with assigned standards.
  • The first two observations will be unannounced. The third observation may be scheduled as agreed upon by the teacher and administrator.
  • We will have a Dimension focus during each observation (up to two dimensions). The dimension focus areas will be the areas that the Noticings and Wonderings will be derived.

Culture of Learning

Quote of the week...

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What's Happening Next Week?

  • Christmas Break is Wed., Dec. 23 - Friday, Jan. 1, 2016

DOWN THE ROAD...

  • School Resumes Monday, Jan. 4, 2016