Monroe Staff Weekly Update

Integrity * Inclusiveness * Collaboration * Optimism

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3 Weeks at a Glance

MONDAY, MARCH 12

  • Book Fair
  • Ice Pop Sales
  • Chess Club, 7:30 am
  • First Grade Spelling Bee, 1:30


TUESDAY, MARCH 13

  • Book Fair
  • Ice Pop Sales
  • Tornado Drill
  • Third Grade Spelling Bee, 9:45 am
  • Kindness Ambassadors Group 1, 3:00 pm


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14

  • Book Fair
  • Ice Pop Sales


THURSDAY, March 15

  • Book Fair
  • Ice Pop Sales
  • GMM
  • Second Grade Spelling Bee, 10:00 am
  • Yoga Club, Group 3, 3:00 pm
  • Parent Teacher Conferences, 5-8 pm


FRIDAY, March 16

  • End of Third Quarter
  • Parent Teacher Conferences, 8 am - Noon


March 19-23


  • SPRING BREAK!!!!!



Monday, March 26


  • Chess Club, 7:30 am



Tuesday, March 27


  • Bethesda, Pre-K
  • All-City Orchestra Rehearsal, 9am



Wednesday, March 28


  • Bethesda, 2nd Gr.
  • Safe/Healthy School Committee Meeting, 7:30 am
  • Staff Meeting - Test Inservice, NPSF Grant Awards 3:10 pm



Thursday, March 29


  • Bethesda, Kindergarten
  • Intervention
  • OKC Museum of Art 2nd Gr. Field Trip, 9:30 am
  • Yoga Club Group 1, 3:00 pm



Friday, March 30


  • Hat Day
  • GMM
  • Fred Jones 4th Gr. Field Trip, 9:30 am
  • Band Recruiting - 5th Gr, 2:00 pm

Requires Action

3rd Quarter Grade Posting


  • Grades 1-5 3rd Quarter Grade Posting Window will open at 8:00 am, Wednesday, 3-14-18 and close Tuesday, 3-27-18 at midnight(11:59 pm)
  • Kindergarten and Pre-K 3rd Quarter Rubric Posting Window will close Tuesday, 3-27-18 at midnight (11:59 pm)


Please see the following links for grade posting instructions and timelines.


Fri 3-16 . END OF QUARTER


Wed 3-14 (8:00 am) through Tues 3-27 (midnight) TEACHERS HAVE ACCESS TO GRADES


Wed 3-28 SITES PRINT GRADE CORRECTION SHEETS FOR TEACHERS


Thurs 3-29 and Fri 3-30 SITES MAKE NECESSARY GRADE CORRECTIONS IN INFINITE CAMPUS


Mon 4-2 & Tues 4-3 SITES PRINT REPORT CARDS


Thurs 4-5 REPORT CARDS SENT HOME IN THURSDAY FOLDERS


Grades 1-5 Posting Instructions


Kindergarten Posting Instructions


Pre-K Posting Instructions


Time Line for Grade Posting


NPS Surveys

  • Teachers please set up at least one MacBook outside your classroom during PT Conferences with a link to the NPS Parent Survey. Also, send the link to parents in your weekly newsletters.
  • Gr. 3-5 students should complete the NPS Student Survey.
  • Certified staff only should complete the NPS Teacher Survey
  • All surveys are due by April 30.


DISTRICT STAFF DEVELOPMENT SURVEY

  • Please remember to take the survey in order to provide helpful feedback on future staff development.
  • The survey must be completed by March 16, 2018 and takes less than 15 minutes.
  • Participants will be entered into a drawing for a $20 gift certificate to the PDC Gift Shop. There will be a winner from each level: elementary, middle, and high school.
  • Survey Link


Peer Observations
  • Please complete your 2nd semester peer observations before May 1.

NEWS & REMINDERS

Info from District: MARCH 14 NATIONAL STUDENT WALKOUT

  • Elementary students will likely not participate in the walkout. Should an older student get up and leave his/her class, have a plan in place for where students go and how they are supervised. There will be no penalty given to them for walking out, if that happens. They will need to return to class after the 17 minutes for 17 lives.
  • Please remember this is an optional event that many of our students, particularly secondary, will choose to participate in. We are not encouraging it or promoting it, but we are making plans to ensure students who do participate are safe and supervised.


March 14 National Student Walkout - Monroe Info

  • We will not be making an announcement or planning anything else at Monroe for the walkout.
  • I have talked with principals at other schools and the consensus is that many parents of elementary age students have chosen to not discuss the tragedy in Florida and we don't want to bring it up over a month later.
  • If you do have a student who asks you about walking out for 17 minutes, you may tell them they can come to the office to observe the 17 minutes.
  • This is not something we are promoting or organizing, just having a plan in place if a student chooses to participate.
  • Let me know if you have questions.


NPS Safety Website


NPD VISITS

  • The NPD recognizes that the Elementary Schools are our most vulnerable point because we do not have SRO’s there.
  • District Units (Beat Officers) will begin visiting the elementary schools, introducing themselves, and becoming familiar with the layout of the schools.
  • Be on the lookout for an officer may be stopping by in the near future! Please greet them; invite them to your classroom if you have some time... and help them to build some immediate relationships with students!


District Math Philosophy


DILEMMA: CALLING PARENTS BACK FROM YOUR CELL PHONE

  • Have you ever needed to call someone back only to realize it is after-hours, you are away from school, and... you would rather they not have your personal cell phone number?
  • If you have an iPhone, you can turn off your caller ID by following these steps:
  • Go to Settings > Phone > Show My Caller ID; toggle the switch to the off position.
  • Voila! Your caller ID will not be visible to the recipient (you will have to hope they answer those types of calls, of course). DON'T FORGET TO REVERSE THE PROCESS and turn your Caller ID back on, so that your family and friends WILL know who you are!

Lori's Schedule March 12 - March 16

Monday - Here all day

Tuesday - Here all day

Wednesday - Here all day

Thursday - Here all day

Friday - Here all day

Lori's Schedule March 26 - March 30

Monday - Here all day

Tuesday - Here all day

Wednesday- Here all day

Thursday - Here all day

Friday - Out all day

Food for Thought

INTERESTING ARTICLE ON "JUULING" - DID YOU KNOW?

  • Click HERE for more information.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Susan Roach - March 4

Joanna Brown - March 14

Norma Ting - March 23

Mandi Bridges - March 29

Amanda Trujillo - March 31

Monroe Elementary Mission

The mission of Monroe Elementary is to provide a positive learning community that achieves academic excellence through creativity, independent thinking and teamwork. We are committed to meeting the physical, social and emotional needs of our school community where every member is valued.

NPS Mission & Values

MISSION: To prepare and inspire all students to achieve their full potential.


CORE VALUES:

  • Integrity - Integrity is the cornerstone of everything we do.
  • Inclusiveness - We positively affirm the unique identity of every individual.
  • Collaboration - We collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to maximize our shared knowledge and resources to bring greater value to our students, staff and stakeholders.
  • Optimism - We aspire to maintain a positive attitude and expect the best possible outcome in every situation.
Monroe Staff Website

Check here for links to important documents, staff calendar, etc.