Friday Focus

Moreau Heights Elementary

April 26

Our Mission

The Moreau Heights family is committed to providing a positive and safe learning environment to support responsible and productive citizens.

Be a Merchant of Hope

The fourth core principle that distinguish a culturized school is that its educators serve as merchants of hope. These educators know it is their responsibility to ignite a spark in the culture that allows every student and every staff member to be a part of something great. The goal is to create a culture where the members of the school community feel as if no limits are placed on their talents or strengths and where their dreams to achieve the impossible can be realized.
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PBS lesson

Our behavior data shows the greatest need is student defiance. Our lessons over the quarter will focus on skills that support student's following adult directions, even when it's hard.


The PBS lesson focus this week is I can follow a direction, even if I don't want to.


Second Steps

All grade levels, if on schedule, have finished all lessons in the sequence. This would be a great time to revisit lessons that are topics your students are still struggling with.

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Great Ideas!

Check out these ideas for streamlining your day! Who is ready for a session to learn how to do this?!
https://youtu.be/XTthx4w3mzo?list=PLWgAbXlqFhyQOVERDEyjcm0JvJQja2K9A

Celebrate the Positive!

Positive office referrals in 2019: 449


Have you kept an eye out for the positive choices by students? Have you written a positive referral to recognize a student doing a great job?

Nominations for New Professional of the Year

The Jefferson City Public Schools Foundation will be presenting awards during Opening Session to outstanding teachers who are in the first three years of their teaching career (including employment previous to JCPS). If you would like to nominate a teacher for this award, please follow this link to complete the survey.

Character Trait for May is Forgiving

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JCPS Difference Maker Recognition

Have a colleague who you would like to see recognized for making a positive difference? Here is the link to complete a nomination.

Morning Gym Duty

Jerry Ries

Briana Watson

Hallie Gaines

Danielle McGeorge

Calendar of Events

Sunday, April 28

*Mission JC at MH 9:00


Monday, April 29

*BM Service Plan (Ewing, Haugen/Day, Russler) 11:10

*PBS Team mtg 3:45


Tuesday, April 30

*PLC Team at training

*School Culture Team 3:45


Wednesday, May 1

*5th grade MAP Science

*Class lists due

*Sue at District admin mtg 8 - 11

*New Crew mtg 3:45


Thursday, May 2

*5th grade MAP Science

*Bus Driver Appreciation Day

*Tier 2 mtg 3:45

*Kindergarten Open House 5:30-7:00


Friday, May 3

*Cafeteria Staff Appreciation Day

*Transition mtg (Haugen/Day, Humphreys, Hammann/Steinman) 9:30

*Shannon out for mtg 2:00 - end of day


May 6 - 10 - Teacher Appreciation Week


Monday, May 6

*Fire Drill

*AJB SST (Bateman, Reece, Haugen/Day) 11:00

*Title I mtg - School-wide Plan Review 4:00


Tuesday, May 7

*PTO mtg 6:00


Wednesday, May 8

*School Nurse Appreciation Day

*Specials Collaboration time 7:45 - 8:15

*AS5 staffing (Watts-Hayes, Hutchison, James, Haugen/Day, Ewing) 8:30

*AM/AM4 (Paul, Mantle, Hutchison, James, Haugen/Day) 9:15

*Staff mtg 3:45


Thursday, May 9

*Sue at Principal mtg 12 - 4


Friday, May 10

*Safety Patrol Picnic

*Class lists due

*Shannon out for Counseling mtg 11:00-1:30

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Weekly Collaboration Log

This is the link to a revised communication log for your team collaboration. The expectation is that your team will complete each week.

Dr. Day's Update

What makes it possible for people who might seem ordinary to achieve great things? The answer is passion. Nothing can take the place of passion in life.


Here are four truths about passion and what it can do for you.


  1. Passion is the first step to achievement: Your desire determines your destiny. It’s true in any field: weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire creates little heat. The stronger your fire, the greater the desire - and the greater the potential.

  2. Passion increases your willpower: There is no substitute for passion. It is fuel for the will. If you want anything badly enough, you can find the willpower to achieve it. The only way to have that kind of desire is to develop passion.

  3. Passion changes you: If you follow your passion - instead of others’ perceptions - you can’t help becoming a more dedicated, productive person. And that increases your ability to impact others. In the end, your passion will have more influence than your personality.

  4. Passion makes the impossible possible: Human beings are so made that whenever anything fires the soul, impossibilities vanish. A fire in the heart lifts everything in your life. That’s why passionate people are so effective. A person with great passion and few skills always outperforms a person with great skills and no passion.


How can you find or rekindle your passion for these last few days of school in order to increase your intensity for success in yourself and your students?



Taken from The Maxwell Daily Reader by: John C. Maxwell

April Birthdays


Theresa Schell - April 3

April Steinman - April 7

Whitney Boeckman - April 13

Katie Spear - April 30

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