The Friday File
December 12, 2014
HS out all day
6:00-8:00 p.m. KLC rings Salvation Army bell inside the Marshall's at Zona Rosa
7:30 a.m. Staff Holiday Breakfast
Ugly Sweater Day
2:40-3:25 Winter Parties
NO EARLY RELEASE
End 2nd quarter
11:00-11:45 Winter party make-up
December 22-January 2 Winter Break
Aimsweb Window Opens
7:45 a.m. BLT Meeting
8:30-11:30 K-2 Math Solutions
12:30-3:30 3-5 Math Solutions
PBS STAR Assembly
Zero Based Budget
The district will be operating from a zero based budget again in the 2015-2016 school year. This will require us to plan for our essential needs for the upcoming school year and justify each item. The budget needs to be aligned with the district scorecard, district goals and our SIP.
Please complete your budget proposals by January 16th. Information/forms are in the Shared Drive/Budget Folder.
Holiday Building Hours
Building closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.
Please remember there is one flexible workday built into your contract to be used before the 2nd semester starts. Utilize the building while it is open, or work from home if you prefer.
2nd Quarter Grade Card Timeline
Jan. 5th Grades and comments due by noon
Jan. 6th Changes made by 4:00 p.m.
Jan. 9th Grade cards go home
December and January Birthdays
Student Centered Coaching Cycles
It is an expectation that everyone will go through a coaching cycle sometime within the next school year (this year or next year).
PLTs have been revamped to allow greater flexibility for planning and teaching 2nd semester. We will meet formally for PLTs around specific assessments to complete the Data Protocol. That means if an assessment was given one week, the next week we would meet to look at the data.
The off weeks will be open for coaching cycles and other PLT work such as collaboration, unit planning, and the creation of CFAs and other assessments. Please see the attached schedule for PLTs starting in January.
Remember to turn in your Coaching Cycle form to Heather T. by Dec. 19th.
*See me if you have questions!
Another talk move we encourage you to incorporate into your teaching is that of "adding on". "Adding on" is simply prompting students for further participation. It might sound as simple as, "Would someone like to add on?" This move can be used after you (or a student) has revoiced what a student has said. This prompting for more input on previous statements will, over time, result in learners who are more willing to weigh in on what the group is considering.
December 19th Lunch Schedule