The Toll Gate Tidings
September 13, 2015 Edition
Important Dates to Note
9/14: Rosh Hashanah – No school
9/15 - Pull-outs begin - special education, BSI math, ALM 4, EA, 4th & 5th WIN
9/15 - PLCs begin (therefore, HR buddies need to begin their coverages)
9/15 - All IEPs need to be read in Tracker
9/15-9/25 - Universal Screenings/RTI assessments (*note date change)
9/16 - Faculty Council Meeting
9/17: Back to School Night
9/18 - All Field Trip forms due.
*Forms are available in Google Drive, search under "Curriculum Office".
9/23: Yom Kippur – No school
9/29: Picture Day
10/1 - PTO meeting
10/1 - PTO Welcome Back Picnic
10/5 - Tier 3 interventions
10/12 - Schools closed; Staff Development
10/14 - Valic rep visit during lunches
10/14 - PK-5 Grade Level Meetings
10/19 - Faculty Meeting
10/20 - AXA rep visit during lunches
10/20-22 - OW trainings
10/26 - Additional 90-minute meeting
10/30 - SGO due and entered into OnCourse
**All specialists whose classes do not begin immediately should assist HR teachers with initial assessments before your classes begin
Back to School Night
Our BTS night this year is scheduled for Thursday, September 17th. We will follow the same schedule as last year, but we will rotate the grade levels, as is past practice. Please see the schedule below, and let me know if there are any questions/concerns/etc...
Time/ Event/ Location
6:00-6:30pm/ 2nd & 3rd grades/ Individual Classrooms
6:35-7:00pm/ Ms. Smith’s Welcome, PTO, TASK/ Cafeteria
7:05–7:35pm/ 4th & 5th grades/ Individual Classrooms
7:40-8:10pm/ K & 1st grades/ Individual Classrooms
7:00-7:45pm/ Special Area teachers, CST/ Cafeteria
A good idea this year would be to show your parents how to navigate OnCourse - how to get to your webpage, what is located there, etc... As a suggestion from last year’s Faculty Council meeting, consider posting your PowerPoint presentations online or making them available as a packet so parents can view at a later time, thus limiting all of the information that needs to be discussed in the 30-minutes you meet with parents.
Please DO NOT feel as if your room needs to be perfectly set up. We have the “Under Construction” signs available in the main office if you want to use them on your bulletin boards and walls.
I will announce that conferences are over on the PA system at 8:10pm. Please make your best efforts to keep your presentations to 30 minutes, so that parents can move to their next session on time, or so that my announcement will not interrupt you! You may also want to keep your door open so that you don't get into individual parent discussions - this is not what the night is for. I know you will all be your positive and professional selves - let's make it a great night!
Gator Gathering Sign-Ups
Here's the link again in case you want to switch your marking period!
A PLC Reminder...
New Technology Staff
Please welcome Joe Gwynne as our new technology specialist. Danielle Doogah will be working as well as an intern for our building. Both will be shared with HES.
To all staff - please make sure you have read and reviewed all IEPs in Tracker. Debbie Batchelor would like all read by Friday, September 18th. Thank you!