Anchor Weekly

A newsletter for Alta Vista Staff~Week of January 29, 2018

Don't Forget! Next Week's Calendar

  • RtI Updates ALL WEEK **See schedule below.**
  • District Writing Test (Gr 4)
  • Faculty Meeting on Wednesday, January 31
  • Kindergarten GT Nominations due Wednesday, January 31
  • Alta Vista Choir at BU Game on Wednesday, January 31
  • Jump Rope for Heart (PK-2) on Thursday, February 1 at 1:45 pm
  • Jump Rope for Heart 3-5) on Thursday, February 1 at 2:15 pm
  • 100th Day of School Celebration on Friday, February 2
  • Reading PLCs (Achieve 3000) on Friday, February 2
  • Fab Friday Superbowl Potluck on Friday, February 2


COMING UP! College & Career Week (Week of 2/5/18)


Calendar Link: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=wacoisd.org_ok91siiqr44vtt9t99o7ije19k%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Chicago

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100th Day of School

We will be celebrating the 100th Day of School on Friday, February 2. Please email Ms. Connie Barron if your class is planning activities that parents are invited to attend.

Tutoring

We will continue READING tutoring next week. Let me know of students that need to be added. Please see link for updated rosters: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11HKPn0YbB3tRqsz8jHxM23tZALHmXwRK8-CAAu8ZA7M/edit?usp=sharing
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Reading PLC

Achieve3000 will be doing follow-up training during reading PLCS this Friday. Bring your laptop and any questions you have!

From Your Captain

Check out a great article on "The Law of the Skyscraper." http://www.jongordon.com/positivetip/law-of-the-skyscraper.html


Let Mrs. Logan know if there are any classroom materials, books, etc. you would like to order from Lakeshore or another vendor.


Don't forget to sign up to bring something tasty for our Superbowl Potluck this Friday.

Conscious Discipline

Weekly Commitment: We will be safe by facing forward when walking in the hall.
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TFI Campus Walkthroughs

Campus staff,


This message is to inform you that the Tired Fidelity Inventory (TFI) for behavior will be completed this spring. The TFI will give each campus a clear picture of our current behavior program along with next steps for improvement.


As part of this inventory, external behavior team members (WISD and Baylor University) will visit each campus next week (Jan 29-Feb 2):

• You may be asked to answer three-five brief questions about behavior

• A few of your students may be asked to answer three-five brief questions about behavior


The purpose of the survey is to gather information to improve positive behavior interventions and supports. No names will be collected - answers are anonymous. Please answer honestly to the best of your ability!


Thanks for all you do for our students.


Trudy Bender, Ed.S., LSSP, NCSP

Cookie Exchange & Pokeno

Join the kindergarten team with a fun cookie exchange and pokeno card game. The fun will be on Thursday, February 22 at 5:30-7:00 pm (ish). Location to be determined. Kindergarten will be sending out more information later...but put it on your calendar now!
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Wellness BINGO

Join us in a BINGO challenge to focus on personal wellness. For each BINGO, put your name in the Wellness Jar in Nurse Leather's office. We will draw names every Wednesday at faculty meeting for prizes through Wednesday, February 21. See the attachment below for the downloadable version.