Happy New Year!!
3 Stars and a Wish
2. It is 2016 and a great time to reflect on the many aspects of our instruction.
3. We had 16 days to rejuvenate!
A Wish: (or two)
1. Apply for the grant! You could be the one who could get 1,000.00 for your room.
2. Take a look at your room and see if there is anything you can do physically to make it more engaging for students. (seating, arrangement or tables or desks, lighting, music, etc...)
Week of January 4-8
4th- First Day Back- Welcome Back!!!
5th- Leadership- Please give input about Focus Teams, Theme, or any other reflections or suggestions you would like to discuss. (see below under Leadership)
6th- PTA -AM- Teri possibly gone
7th- K-Prep- 6:00
8th- Storm Drill 9:25
Calendar for January
11th-Focus Teams- Individual Groups 8:00-8:30
11th- CPT- 2nd Grade 2:30- Please make sure to have your Lexia report ready as well as any other reading data you use in order to show progress of your students.
11th- Second round of flu shots
12th- MVP luncheon
12th- CPT- 5th-9:15, 4th-10:15-K-11:45- Please make sure to have your Lexia report ready as well as any other reading data you use in order to show progress of your students.
13th- Principal's meeting- Teri Gone All Day
14th- Teri Gone to SPED Conference
15th- Teri Gone to SPED Conference
14th- PTA Planning meeting
18th- NO SCHOOL
19th- PTA Executive- AM- Teri Gone
19th- Intruder Drill 2:50
20th- Future Eagles Story Time 10:30
22nd- Carver Orchestra performance 5th grade assembly 9:15
25th- Focus Team- Whole Group- Please have chart filled out that was given to you earlier in the month concerning your stories about Engaging, Relevant and Personal instruction. We will be sharing out. (I will be getting this to you)
25th- Mann Huddle
27th- CPT 3rd- 10:15-Please make sure to have your Lexia report ready as well as any other reading data you use in order to show progress of your students.
29th- CPT 1st- 1:45- Please make sure to have your Lexia report ready as well as any other reading data you use in order to show progress of your students.
29th- Family Game Night 6:30-8:00
Duties for January
Front Sidewalk Duty: - Wamsher
Car- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday- Sweet/Wednesday and Friday- Smith
Bus- L. Johnson
Parking Lot Exit-Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Pheonix/Wednesday and Friday- Maxwell
At A Glance
Things that are coming up and due dates:
For those of you on the evaluation cycle, please schedule an observation with me if you have not already done so.
GRADE LEVEL/DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS JANUARY'S ASSEMBLY:
January 25th- Second Grade is responsible
HAVE NAMES READY FOR THE MANN HUDDLE BY THIS DATE:
Have 2 Brag Tag names and 1 MVP ready for the assembly on the 25th
MVP LUNCHEON DATE FOR THIS MONTH’S MVPS
February 9th- Please send home the MVP letter with your student. They are located on Canvas.
Collaborative Planning Meetings
INFORMATION NEEDED FOR THIS MONTH:
For January please be prepared to show your MOY scores compared to the BOY scores for math and reading. (those if you who tested late will do this in February)
Also, be prepared to share Lexia reports, anecdotals, running records etc...to show the progress of your students.
Reflect on these questions:
-What percentage of your students are on target to meet their end of year goals?
-What conversations are you having with your students about their goals?
-What do you have in place in order to help your students meet their goals?
-What other support or resources do you need?
For those how did not have BOY to MOY scores, please bring those.
For Grades 3-5- Please be prepared to tell me how Dreambox is going? Please be prepared to pull up reports for your students to discuss their progress.
For K-2- TBD
General PTA MEETINGS
All musical meetings will be held at LIFE 360 at 6:30
February 18th 4th grade at 6:00 and LIFE 360
February 18th 2nd grade at 6:30 at LIFE 360
April 21st Art- Kindergarten 6:30- in the gym
LEADERSHIP TEAM INFORMATION:
Reps for each grade level:
K/1 – Johnson, L. 2/3 – Hoos 4/5 – Iman SPD/SPC – Feistner
Please always give this information:
A solution to any suggestions or concerns
If there is ever anything you feel should come to the Leadership team and it has not been covered, please let your rep or me know.
Date Topic Date to get input to rep
January 5th Give input by Jan. 4th- We did not get to these items in December because of our major project discussion. Please give your input on the following:
Any thoughts on our theme? How are the attendance tickets going?
-Other? Any other reflection items
Feb. 2nd TBD Jan. 29th
March 1st TBD Feb. 26th
April 5th TBD April 1st
The second Tuesday of the month is the MVP luncheon-(except March- It will be on the 15TH due to Spring Break)
The third Tuesday of every month is faculty meeting. Not all will be seated. Some will be on Canvas.
The third Tuesday of every month is PTA executive meetings- Teri Gone
The first Tuesday of every month is Leadership- please send feedback with your rep.
The first Wednesday of every month is PTA Teri usually gone. AM
The second Wednesday of every month is Principal Meeting- Teri gone
Remember to fill out field trip forms, check the master calendar and tell the cafeteria if you are not eating at school that day. Also, new this year, all end of year field trips MUST be scheduled by April 1st.
Good To Know- anticipated employee high absence days
For the 2015-2016 school year, we anticipate heavy employee absences on the dates listed below. Historically, Kelly Services has had a difficult time filling absences with substitutes on these dates. If possible and if an event hasn’t already been scheduled, we’d appreciate any effort you might make to avoid scheduling events on these days. Also, it would be extremely helpful if we can ask teachers to avoid Fridays for Assessment Testing. This made a huge difference last year! Beyond these, please take into consideration these high absence days:
· Friday, March 25th – Good Friday
· Monday, March 28th – Easter Monday
· Friday, May 5th – SPS Graduation
· Friday, May 6th – SPS and Evangel Graduation
· Friday, May 13th – MSU and Drury Graduation
Birthdays and Recognition Days
ALL OF THIS HAS BEEN UPDATED ON CANVAS. Please make sure you know when you are responsible for your day or month.
Special Recognition Days:
January Birthdays: Teri, Blair and Jenny are responsible:
Jason Sweet 1st
Justin Frieze 5th
Morgan Johnson- 10th
Katie Burrows- 16th