Clarks Creek Staff News

AUGUST 8, 2014

Clarks Creek students have PRIDE!

Ensuring that ALL students carry themselves with pride and confidence beyond our doors as honorable, skillful learners and thinkers, ready to enrich our world.
Dear Staff,

Wahoooo! The first few days of school have been truly outstanding! Our students are already working on new skills and reviewing those that may be rusty after the summer. I am so proud of our school and the work going on in it - and we're only three days in!

Have a great week,
Marisa

Around the Building

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Thanks to everyone who was able to come to the Sundaes on Sunday event!

GOOD NEWS TO SHARE!

  1. You made it through the first week!
  2. 23 preschool students made it in on the first day without crying! (We can't say as much for some of the parents, but they're getting used to the idea of all of it now!)
  3. More than 850 kids are getting an amazing education at Clarks Creek! We may have full classrooms, but would we really want them to be anywhere else??

To-Do List


  1. Make sure you have reviewed the information on bloodborne pathogens and handling bodily fluids in the staff handbook and signed the training log in the nurse's office to indicate you have watched the "Mr. Teech" video on Universal Precautions.
  2. Turn in your "PCSC Annual Notifications to Staff" sheet with your initials/signatures to Tina by Monday, August 11th.
  3. Make sure Marisa and Matt have the dismissal assignments from your grade level - who is taking which roles for afternoon dismissal.
  4. If, since January, 2014 you have completed your Master’s Degree or have accrued +15 or +30 hours beyond your Master’s Degree you are eligible for an increase. Please provide Jeana McGriffin with a transcript verifying your degree/hours by Friday, August 15. This will ensure that your salary is correct on the 2014-15 contract.

  5. Sign up for a staff PRIDE shirt! In the workroom, you will find a sign-up sheet on the table to indicate your name and size of shirt desired. Please sign up by Wednesday, August 13 if you want a shirt. The shirts will be ash gray with a PRIDE design.

10+ Day Forecast of Upcoming Events

THIS WEEK

August 11, 2014

First Day to Award PRIDE Credits!



August 11, 2014

Parent Orientation Grade 2

6:00 – 7:00 p.m

Gr 2 Rms



August 11, 2014

Parent Orientation Grade 3

7:00 – 8:00 p.m

Gr 3 Rms



August 13, 2014

District ELL Committee Meeting

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Central Office



August 13, 2014

Parent Orientation Grade 4

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Gr 4 Rms



August 13, 2014

Parent Orientation Grade 5

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Cafeteria



August 13 – Sept. 4 2014

BoY mCLASS TRC/DIBELS Gr. K-2



August 14, 2014

Staff Development Meeting

4:00 – 4:50

LGI



August 14, 2014

School Board Meeting

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Central Office



NEXT WEEK


August 18, 2014

PTO Meeting – Library

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Library



August 19, 2014

First Day for WRE – Gr. 4



August 19, 2014

Parent Safety/Security Meeting

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

LGI



August 20, 2014

September Field Trip Deadline



August 20, 2014

PTO Officer’s Luncheon

11:30 1:00 p.m.

Central Office



August 21, 2014

Community Forum – K/New Parents

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

PHS Auditorium



August 21, 2014

Staff Development Meeting

4:00 – 4:50

LGI

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS

  • Learning (Reading) A-Z software will be available for use in about two weeks. Nancy is currently working on getting all of the licensing set up for us. I will let you know when it is available.
  • Reading Eggs will be available soon. Karla will be loading student data in the next few days once movement of students to various classes is complete.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  • Dayna Cade - August 7th
  • Lauren Heckman - August 12th


(I'm going off of an old list, so if I've missed your birthday, please let me know! We'll have an updated list soon!)

TRY IT

We're a few days out from our training on the "Language of Discipline." Review the major elements from this philosophy of dealing with student behaviors in the PowerPoint in the CC Staff Handbook. Have you identified which of your students are demonstrating behaviors as a result of the seven positions? Which are the attention seekers? Which are trying to avoid being wrong? Plan ahead how you will talk to each of your students in each of these "positions."

ARRIVALS and DEPARTURES

New Staff
  • Ginny Laning - Sign Language Interpreter
  • Kari Tallent - Special Education Assistant
  • Stacey Hallatt - Evening Custodian
  • Denise Lehman - Student Teacher with Karisa Miller
  • Megan Paschal - General Ed Instructional Assistant

Departing Staff

  • Sidra Saeed

BE INSPIRED! Click below to check out this awesome example of creativity!

What will your students do that no one has thought of before? How will you encourage them to think in ways that lead to new ideas?