The Treasure Map

January 14- January 18

The Week in Preview

Monday (Jan. 14)

  • 2:45 Third Grade PLC meeting
  • 2:45 Fourth Grade PLC meeting
  • 2:45 First Grade PLC meeting
  • MAP testing window open- see details in Dec. 10 email from Rhonda (last day to test is February 22)
  • Welcome Darcy Swartout! She will begin classes on Jan. 22
  • Glenda Wright's birthday is the 13! Happy Birthday, Glenda!

Tuesday (Jan. 15)
  • MAP testing window open through February 22
  • FYI: Karen Roof will begin teaching a Winthrop class here at IHES on Tuesdays at 4:00.

Wednesday (Jan. 16)

  • 2:45 Second Grade PLC meeting
  • 2:45 Fifth Grade PLC meeting
  • MAP testing window open through February 22
  • Stacey Myers birthday!
  • Acceptable Evidence meeting at DO for K, 1, and 2 representatives Taylor, Bunchman, Hallman

Thursday (Jan. 17)

  • MAP testing window open through February 22
  • End 2nd nine weeks
  • Acceptable Evidence meeting at DO for 3,4, and 5 representatives Powers, Janicke, GH
  • Data/GBE conferences begin today

Friday (Jan. 18)

  • MAP testing window open through February 22
  • Meet with RK and/or CG to review GBE progress and students
  • Terrific Kid write ups due
  • Grades due in Power School by noon
  • Book Study chapter 6 due Monday, Jan. 21
  • Tonya Janicke's birthday is January 21. Happy Birthday, Tonya!

PLC Focus

Most grade levels have moved beyond forming and norming within their grade level PLC's. See our PLC book pages 70 and 71 for more information on The Stages of Team Development.

With this being said we need to keep moving forward with our PLC efforts. In light of this you will occasionally find a section in the Treasure Map that asks questions for your grade level PLC to discuss during your PLC team meetings.

This week we want you to answer these two questions as a grade level and provide us with your feedback. Your responses to these questions will be used for data analysis. The link for the form for you to use to write down your grade level's thoughts on these questions can be found below.

1) We would like to look at F and P data in terms of a year's growth, not necessarily meaning a child came to you on grade level, but are children making a year's growth in terms of F and P levels. What does a year's growth look like at your grade level? Please provide specifics, i.e.-a student who moves 5 F and P levels would be considered having made a year's growth.

2) What does a 4 look like on the RHSD report card for ELA and Math at your grade level? What evidence are you using to warrant giving student's a 4 on their report card for Math and ELA? (There are children who deserve 4's in all grade levels.)

The Pirate Way.

  • If you have had students come in with iPads or with their own devices please make sure you have the acceptable use form signed. Also, please let us know if you have devices coming in and how many. We would like to know where we are with this.
  • Please make sure to send home information about the Daddy/Daughter dance which will be February 8, 2013. We want this information to go home quickly especially to those who must choose between this event and the one sponsored by the city. The student council is in charge of this, this is a great way to support these students!
  • Be mindful and check doors constantly. Doors should not be held open with magnets or toggled open. Please alert the office if you see this happening, we will address this!
  • Please do not go outside for recess if the temperature is below freezing.
  • Remember to keep your eyes peeled for opportunities to recognize each other for going above and beyond for our students and reward those efforts with a duck!
  • Remember to let Darcy and Crystal and Rhonda know when your grade level will be available to meet with her Monday through Thursday next week. This information was sent in an email to first through fifth grade on January 9, 2013.
  • Ms. Pursley will welcome Doug Pearson to her classroom on January 22, 2013. He comes to us from Rawlinson Road and will be here as a full time shadow.
  • If you need a Griffin Survivor case for the first iPad that was purchased for you, please let Crystal know before leaving on January 17th the order will be placed on the 18th.

Have you been "DUCKED"? If you feel someone needs a duck for going above and beyond please come and get one from the office!

Guidance News

The character trait of the month is COOPERATION. Be sure to emphasize this in class and choose a student that best represents this trait.

Mrs. McCoy has taught the students cooperation means working with others to accomplish a goal, respecting classmates and the group, doing your part, encouraging others, listening and using compromise.

K, 1, and 2 Names are due January 30

3,4, and 5 names are due January 28

Happy Birthday!

Shout Outs

Thought for the Week

Remember, the Romans did not build a world empire by just talking....Okay, they did it by killing all who opposed them, but still....