Staff Update, 11/18/2019
Glows and Grows
Grow: I reflected a ton about our staff meeting conversation on small group data collection. While it is just one part of getting small group up and running, I think the conversation leads to a bigger instructional data questions: How do you know what students know? How soon do you know it? What do you do with that information once you know (small group, one on one, or whole class)?
Minimum Days/Spirit Week
Our Student Leadership Team is hosting a Spirit Week that week and has dress up days/themes for each day. Specific themes for each day will be announced ASAP via a PTA flyer and signs. A preview:
Monday Multiples day - cause twins are great but why stop there?
Tuesday: Dress like a parent day or wear formal wear (tie/collared shirt or dress up dress)
Wednesday: Crazy/Wacky Wednesday - from a couple of years ago - this was their favorite day
Thursday: Teacher/Student/Principal Swap - kids dress up like teachers/principal and adults dress up like their kids
Friday: Sports and cookies day - Students
Attendance, Student and Staff/Reminder!
Our MTSS Team reviewed chronic absent students this past week. We identified 39 currently chronic absent students. That number is slightly higher now a week later. Many of the students are a few days away from being off the list. We have now identified eight students for case management and will monitor the rest. If you have concerns about a students attendance, feel free to reach out to me or to Karen Latora to discuss cases and/or strategy.
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.
11/18: Mtg with maintenance director @ 7:00, Martha Lacy Ed visit @ 8:00, Elementary Level Meeting @ Suisun Valley @ 3:00, K-8 Principal FSMA Discussion @ 5:00
11/19: Elementary Level MTSS @ 1:00
11/25-11/29: NO School, Thanksgiving Break. Please make sure to shut down your class
12/2: School Reopens, Monday Admin Mtg
12/3: Staff meeting
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.