Rosa Parks Journal

Week of February 1st

Moving Forward......

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education." -Martin Luther King Jr.


Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by Black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. With that being said let's use this time to share the many contributions that were made by African Americans with our students. If you are planning on any special related activities with your class, please let me know. Also don't forget that each morning, we will be reading our "Who Am I", and students can bring responses to the cafeteria during lunch time. Use this time to continue to motivate our students that they one day can become a part of history...


GO TEAM ROSA!!!!!!!

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

Thanks to ALL the staff members that participated in the the EDINSIGHT Training on last Tuesday. I hope that each of you found the information session valuable and useful. Please continue to login and work through the system.


Thanks to following staff members that have dedicated their time for After School Tutoring. This shows your on-going commitment to ensure the success of our students her at Rosa Parks.


Ms. Blazer

Ms. Heard

Ms. Zimmerman

Ms. Knollman

Ms. Templeton

Ms. Snelling

Ms. Murphy

Ms. Edgar

Ms. LeForce

Ms. Green

10th Annual Rosa Parks Day

Teachers, please use the flyer to make sure students are preparing for this years Rosa Parks Day. This will be the 10th anniversary for this special day here at our school. Let's work to encourage students to write, write, write.....


If your students are having some difficulty with the topic, please consider the this topic that might be somewhat helpful.


What are some of the decisions you make now good or bad, big or small that could effect your life and others in the world in years to come?


ALL ESSAYS ARE DUE BY February 18th...

DIBELS Testing.....REMINDER....

Teachers now that the ALL DIBELS Testing is complete, please work to make sure that you are completing your Progress Monitoring of all students. Remember the following:


  • Students in RED are to be progressed monitored EVERY WEEK.
  • Students in YELLOW are to be progressed monitored EVERY 2 WEEKS
  • Students in GREEN, progress monitor if you feel that it is needed. BUT please make sure that these students are continuing to move forward.



If you have any questions, please let me know or see Mrs. Holbrook.

Tutoring Sessions

Teachers there will be a letter that will need to go home with students that have signed up for after school tutoring. Due to the slow return of tutoring sheets, we will officially plan on starting tutoring the week of February 8th.

TBT Discussions...

Teachers, during your TBT's please consider the following: (Just in case you have not yet done so.....)


Materials: Teacher Achievement Status and Growth Reports , 2 different color highlighters



Actions:

  • Highlight all students who met projected growth in one color
  • Highlight all students who did not meet projected growth in a different color.



Discussion Points:


  • What percent of students met projected growth targets? Why?
  • What percent of students did not meet projected growth targets? Why?
  • Did you use supports of the Learning Continuum?

Upcoming Dates / Events

Monday 2/1 - District PBS Meeting

Tuesday 2/2 -

Wednesday 2/3 - BLT Meeting 7:45-8:45 Principal PLC 9:30(Comer)

Thursday 2/4 -

Friday 2/5-

FYI......

Always be prepared for visitors. Our New Board of Education members are wanting to come out and visit each of the schools. If they happen to show up, make them feel welcome, but more important, show them what a wonderful staff we have here at Rosa Parks.

Achieve 3000

Just to give everyone a heads up. On 3/2/2016, a representative will be here from Achieve 3000 to provide on-going support. During that time the representative will share some information on how we can use Achieve 3000, to help prepare students for the State Testing. Please mark your calendars...