Gray Wolf Gazette

February 24 - March 2, 2016

Pioneer Trail Mission

Creating a community of learners where students' are actively engaged to reach their full potential and display positive character.

Character Trait February: Honesty

Character Trait March: Trustworthy

Funny Stuff...

Nuts and Bolts

February Box Top Winners: Culp, Carel, Case, Bopp, Sprenger, Hendrickson Congrats!!

I've got a small amount of instructional budget left over to spend. Please come talk to me if you have any other requests.

Mark your calendars: March 15th Teamwork Tuesday will be Onsite Technology Support with multiple members of the Tech Team to help out, update, work with hardware, software, account access, and much more. All teachers will be expected to meet with them to make sure all technology is up to date. They will be sending out an email with more information.

Due to ICLE Trainings, the March Faculty meeting has been changed to March 30th, and

the April Faculty meeting has been changed to April 20th.

LU is looking for placement of a few education students for 5 hour observations in various classrooms. All placements go through the principal and teachers are always notified in advance.

We are looking for a few good parents to nominate for PTO board and committee positions for next year. If you have a great parent in your class, please ask if they might be interested and send Suzy their name! We need nominations by the end of the month. Thank you!

Infinite Campus grade books must be updated by the end of each Tuesday with the previous weeks grades.

Make sure your grade level team share files with math data are up to date by the end of each month.

Scott and I will be completing walk-thru's and scheduling summative evaluation meetings over the next few weeks. Probationary teachers will need Growth Plans completed in the shared summative form by the time we return next week. All other teachers need growth plans completed by Monday, Feb. 29th.

JCPS Health Screenings

It is that time of year again! We are excited to offer Health Screens to everyone that partakes in the JCPS Health Insurance. We offer the Health Screens as an added benefit to each of you. It is a great way to monitor your results from year to year, plus it puts money back in your pocketbook! By participating in the health screens you receive a $30 premium reduction each month! That totals $360 in savings a year!

The Health Screens will be held each day at the Dix Road Education Center on the following days: March 22, March 23, March 24, March 30

To register please use the following link from CRMC

If you have any questions please contact Becky Pfenenger.

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Additional Summer School Notes: There will be a lead teacher for each building, and a person to lead a developed recess activity, leading students in an activity and giving teachers a break each day.

Engaging Students Through Questioning

Watch the short video to see how effective open-ended questioning can engage students in deeper thinking and understanding.

Teacher Question Stems by Quadrant

In your learning environment, try using the following question stems that align to each quadrant. This can help move students toward increased rigor and relevance.
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Remember 4:1 - Positive office referrals are one great way to recognize your students (or coworkers)! Link it back to the matrix if at all possible.

Calendar of Events

Thursday, February 25

Churchill/Case out all

IEP , McCutchen, 7:30

CARE Mtg, 8:15

RED , Wilson, 8:50

RED, Hendrickson, 9:15

RED, Verslues, 9:40

Staffing, Sprenger, 10:30

RED, Dampf, 10:50

RED, Merk, 1:20

IEP, Juneau, 2:10

RED, Case, 2:10

Service Plan, Todd, 3:30

PTO Movie Night, 6:00-8:00

Friday, February 26

Sucker Sales before school

TST, Merk, 7:30

February Awards Assembly, 8:30

Assembly Day Schedule for specials

Transition Room meeting, 12:30

Suzy meets with Kathy Foster, 1:30

Monday, February 29

"Mixed Up Monday" Spirit Day - Wear Mixed Up Clothing

3:30 - Leadership Team Meeting

Tuesday, March 1

"Top Hat Tuesday" Spirit Day - Wear Your Favorite Hat!

Teamwork Tuesday

Retention Mtg, Nguyen, 1:20

3:35 - PBS Team Meeting

Wednesday, March 2

"I'm Not Going To Get Up Today - Wear Your PJ's" Spirit Day

Read Across America Day

8:50 - TST (Ludy)

9:00 - 11:00 - Suzy and Scott Out for Admin Council

3:30 - Pioneer Trail New Teachers Meeting

4:30 - SYOPS Mtg, Suzy

Thursday, March 3

"Theodore Thursday" Spirit Day - Dress Like Your Favorite Dr. Suess Character

Freddy's Night/Papa John's Pizza Night

8:15 - CARE Team meeting (Long, Harrison, Wilson, Salmons)

9:40 - TST (J. Bax)

1:30 - Statewide Tornado Drill

2:10 - TST (Case)

3:30 - Service Plan St. Martins

Friday, March 4

Professional Development Day - No School for Students (Agenda to Come)

7:30-12 Secretaries Training

Staff Birthdays for March

Rachel Todd - March 5

Stephanie Kampeter and Christina Smith - March 6

Jessica Bax - March 20