Staff News #7

Windermere Primary School

CST Visits - Oct 29, Nov 11

Our CST team loves coming to WPS! They were very complimentary AGAIN! During the walkthroughs we continue to see the growth in our Success Criteria implementation. The statements are specific and kid friendly. We should continue to work on verbally introducing the lesson and closing the lesson with them. We also discussed that we have room to grow in listing the steps necessary to successfully complete an objective.

A question raised: How often during whole group lessons are the teachers utilizing frequent talk?

You People Need a Break Survey Results coming soon!

Anne Lee Moving

We are sad to let you know that our new friend and ARD Facilitator, Anne Lee, will be leaving us at our Thanksgiving break. She and her husband are moving closer to family near Dallas. Please join me is wishing her and her family well in their new chapter.

Feedback from PLC Visit

Kettisha Jones, Asst. Superintendent for Elementary Schools and Siegel's supervisor, came to observe the Berrios Team during a PLC meeting. They were great role models for our campus! Thank you to Specials Teachers, Intervention staff, and several others for being so flexible with the schedule on this day. Ms. Jones thought the team did a great job with discussing small groups, interventions, and supporting their "new teacher" team mate.


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Ship Bell

The Ship Bell in the main hallway is a way to celebrate our accomplishments at WPS. We will be getting dowel rods for each classroom/teacher very soon. The sticks will be used to ring the bell. Staff will be able to decorate their sticks as a class. A student can be sent with a partner, or you can take your class to ring the bell. Please preteach some bell ringing expectations. Some examples of reasons to ring the bell are:

  • Good work/exceptional work
  • Reaching a personal goal
  • Problem solving with friends independently
Ringing the bell should happen fairly often. It should not be held as a difficult to reach opportunity, but it is also not frivolous. The leadership team truly hopes you can enjoy this opportunity to celebrate those students who need an extra incentive and especially those who are always doing the right thing.

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