Staff Update, 11/4/2019
Glows and Grows
An additional note from the Superintendent Visit on Monday was that the visiting team noticed student writing up and commented numerous times on the quality of the writing in the many classes we visited. Great job!
Thank you to Mrs. McElveen for stopping by the SASO swim meet this weekend to watch a student swim. It is much appreciated =)
Grow: I was able to visit a room on Monday where the students were purposefully engaged in planned academic conversation. The teacher has visited another school to do some observations of high quality academic conversation. She adapted it to her class and the results with OUR students was fantastic. A thought for those working on academic conversation: Have you considered growing the practice in small group as a way to build and test it?
Attendance, Student and Staff/Reminder!
Last chance to fill out the survey here: https://forms.gle/Afpxij5wLGjvPRr99
We still only have a few classes. If we can't get a few more, I'll work with leadership to pivot to another celebration/recognition of positive student attendance.
Remember, I track school wide attendance here! One of the best things we can do to find success for our students is to celebrate their presence and to make sure we are the ones leading them each day! Thanks for your commitment.
1. Please let me know if you have submitted a Donors Choose project. Send me the link and I will be sure to include it in my parent newsletter and on our Facebook page.
2. If the project includes furniture, it must be approved by our purchasing department. If you send me the specs ahead of time, I have no issue sending it to the appropriate staff for approval.
3. Send me any photos AFTER the arrival of the project and I will also include that in any parent newsletter/FB/IG post.
3rd-5th Grade ELD/Small Group Professional Development
Grade 3: November 7th
Grade 4: November 13th
Grade 5: November 14th
Coaching Day: November 15th
Please reach out if you have questions!
MTSS Tier One Plan --**UPDATED**
Our Tier One Plan for behavior for October and NOVEMBER is here! Many thanks to those that remembered this and already hit me up for Good News Referrals for October. Please commit to sending one to the office this month!
November: Focus your efforts in class and with your grade level around setting SMART goals for increasing the quality and quantity of level 2 and level 3 academic conversations.
October is focused on recognizing students with Paw Prides and Good News Referrals. Both are available in the staff workroom. Remember, students put Paw Prides in the Paw Pride box on the stage. Good News Referrals come back to me in the office. Students can visit and hand them in and I will recognize them personally.
11/4: Trotter Elementary Admin Meeting (2:30-3:30)
11/5: FSMA Meeting @ 7:00 AM, Meeting with Superintendent Corey @ 2:00
11/6: SITE MTSS Meeting @ 2:45, School Site Council @ 4:30
11/7: Principals Triad @ 8:00 AM, Sheldon
11/8: NO Students, Principal Pipeline Study @ 1:00 PM
11/11: Veterans Day, No School
11/12: Staff Meeting