Teacher Weekly

St. Vincent de Paul Parish School

Greetings Staff!

Snow this past weekend and 70 degrees on the forecast for this weekend. While outside may be crazy, inside is rockin' it! The PBL board is changing...look for the blue sheets with new PBLs coming into play in some classrooms. Some of you are knee-deep into your original PBLs- and doing some awesome work. Tech is taken to a whole new level in some classrooms- first graders are Kahoot masters and fifth grade & Middle School have become newscasters! Community partnerships are slowly being built into your curriculum... what a wonderful world of STEM. Keep up the awesome work!

Kids at heart in Catholic education,


The Week's Notes

PLC: There is NO PLC this week. Please continue to work on the 21st century and critical thinking assignment from our last staff meeting.

STAFF LUNCH: THE SVDPCC will be providing a staff lunch this Wednesday in the Teachers Lounge- please plan to enjoy.

PT CONFERENCES/STEM PREVIEW: PT Conferences are scheduled for Thursday. They will run a bit differently this year. Signups for conferences will be held during 3:30 p- 5:45 p. At 6:00 p.m. in the gym, I will hold a "STEM PREVIEW NIGHT". The Engineering Lab blank space and plan for the summer will be displayed as well as a small quick presentation to discuss teacher changes, PD for instructional staff, and our community partnerships. The evening should conclude by 7:00 p.m. You job is to mingle and get our parents excited about STEM and the Engineering Lab (the carnival is about a month away!) If you have an exciting project digital or not, PBL or not, please let me know. I will have some tables set up throughout the gym for display. LINK TO CONFERENCES: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d45adac2ea3ff2-svdp3 You are permitted to leave after the preview night has concluded.

STAFF MEETING: There will be a scheduled staff meeting Monday, May 2nd at 3:00 p.m. in the Scullen Room. Please bring the activity regarding 21st century skills and critical thinking, for your grade level. Jeremy will be joining us to assist with the beginning of the curriculum mapping process.

INTERIMS: I will print interims on 4/21. They will be sent home with learners on Friday 4/22. Please have grades updated by 8:00 a.m. on 4/21. K/1 please have your interims in my mailbox by 4/21 at 3:00 p.m.

VIRTUS: Please put an updated VIRTUS training bulletin in my mailbox by May 27th.

NEW PBLs: Please send me your new PBLs for our Current Content in the Classroom, if you have completed the posted one. The news ones will be printed on BLUE paper.

ENGINEERING LAB TEACHER INCENTIVE: Please keep track of your funds, but run any small fundraisers by me first before communicating to your class. Please send any envelopes marked "Kim Guseman" to the office. Kim is keeping track of the tickets. The program ends Friday, April 29th- you will turn your money into me on that day.

AIR TESTING: Please return all testing to the Auxillary office by Thursday April 21st before leaving for the day.

START DATE: August 10th is our first teacher work day for the 2016-2017 school year.

The Week Ahead

Monday, April 11

Tuesday, April 12

Wednesday, April 13

SVDP CC Teacher Luncheon

Thursday, April 14



Friday, April 15

NO SCHOOL :) Enjoy a beautiful three-day weekend.

Get ready... Rest of the year upcoming events:

4/14 Parent-Teacher Conferences


4/20 ELMS Visitation

4/26 HOBAN Visitation

5/6 Kindergarten Mothers Day

5/10 Fireman Talk (PK-2)

5/14 Carnival (3 hour volunteer requested for staff) EMAIL TO COME SOON

5/17 Spring Musical

5/20 Campus Cleanup Day

5/23 primary ZOO trip

5/24 K and 8th grade graduation

5/25 Mass, Awards, Picnic 1:00 p.m Dismissal

5/57 Last Day for Teachers

What is 21st century education?