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Principal's Weekly Communication -Week of January 1/11

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PBIS


Our next meeting will be to firm up the matrix and start looking at office referral forms, classroom managed vs office managed behavior and definitions of the behaviors.

Our work can be found in the:

PBIS Folder

Our next meeting will be on Jan.8th

School Improvement Planning Through Rising Star

At our January meeting we will be looking at putting together time for teams to review an upcoming unit of literacy with Interventionist to to differentiate by target, enhanced, and prerequisite. The unit plans also differentiate learning activities among various modes of instruction – whole-class instruction, independent work, small-group and station -based activities.

Learning Environment: CL8 The school culture supports teachers in practicing effective and responsive instruction to meet individual student needs.


Educator Quality: ID13 Instructional teams meet for blocks of time sufficient to develop and refine units of instruction and review student learning data.



Teaching and Learning: IIB04 Teachers differentiate instruction based on assessment results to provide support for some students and enhance learning opportunities for others.

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Technology You Can Use

https://sites.google.com/a/d47.org/icoach-thorsen/ - Just in case you need to reference any tips.


This week I wanted to highlight Epic! Books, containing a wealth of eBooks FREE for your students. I know many of you are familiar with this site, but I wanted to make sure everyone was aware of this amazing resource for your classroom. If you have not heard about Epic! Books for Kids, be sure to CLICK HERE! Epic! Books not only provides students with another avenue for reading, but it's also free for educators! If you'd like to learn more about Epic! Books or need help with getting started, please contact me! The beauty of this site is the app that can be downloaded to your iPads.


Hope to hear from you soon!

Kristin Thorsen


iCoach (Innovation Coach)

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RTI Check Ins

To be on the same schedule as a building we are using 1/25 and 2/22 for all RTI student check in dates. This may be slightly different than what was on the RTI spreadsheet. At these PLC RTI check in dates please have progress monitoring data available to review.

Domain 4b-f due January 20th

Non-tenured staff and tenured staff that is completing the performance evaluation process this year should complete this domain no later than January 20th in Teachscape.

MAP Report Information

This document contains information on the types of reports you can access from the NWEA site and how to read them.

http://www.iowatag.org/wpcontent/uploads/2012/07/ReportsPortfolioforWebBasedMAPUsers.pdf

2nd Joint Institute Day on Friday, January 15, 2016-Reaching All Learners

We are excited to bring everyone together again for our

​2nd Joint Institute Day on Friday, January 15, 2016. This video explains the purpose of our Joint Institute Day and how important it is for all of us to come together.

The Participation Expectation Guide will help prepare you for the day as well. It has been saved in our Husmann Central Folder under the Early Release Folder.

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We will communicate specific details related to meeting locations and groups the week of January 11.

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Online Key Check out System

This new online system was developed as a result of feedback from HUS CLETA team wanting more keys to check out on the weekend. We are unable to order more keys. This online system will allow staff to know who has a key and see their phone number to contact them in order to coordinate when to come and let each other in. Online access grants the visibility of who has a key from any location on your devices. Just a friendly reminder, if you are coming into the building it is best practice, liability wise, to have someone else with you. If someone were to get hurt someone else is here to help you.

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District 47 Bravo Shout Out

Click the link below to give a “shout-out” to someone you think deserves recognition! Deadline for submission is the 15th of every month. Let Denise know if questions.

http://goo.gl/forms/U2L1L8Mmf2

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Husmann staff rocks for coming back stronger than ever after a long break jumping right in to work with our kiddos!

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