K-2 Team Newsletter

October 28, 2019

Principal's Message

We had a fantastic week of learning as well as a celebration of scholars with our Fall Festival. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported because our scholars and families had a blast! We also want to send a special shout out to our grade level team costume winners...first and second! Woo Hoo...you have earned two free jeans passes from Rokicki! Also, I will be continuing my listening party this Friday. Please sign up if you didn't get a chance to last week. It was great to connect with those that stopped by and for me to get some dedicated principal face to face time in with my amazing staff!

"The most important things in life are the connections you make with others." ~Tom Ford

Operations Important Information


If you see any issues with your quarter 2 gradebooks, please let Rhodes know ASAP so she can correct any issues.


In an effort to keep and make our space clean. Please take a moment to take the cleanliness survey here. It is 5 questions and your feedback is needed for coaching purposes.


In an effort to keep us all safe, please DO NOT PROP DOORS open without supervision. If you witness a door open without supervision, please secure the building immediately. If you are missing keys or need assistance, please email me and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

School Wide Focus

Priority #2 - No Opt Out Academics

As we delve into this priority, our current target areas are WDMs and AgMo. During Friday PD we worked on the first key components of AgMo: exemplar in hand and announcing your laps. Keep the following in mind as your prep this week:

  • Check your high scholars first

  • Get to every scholar in 1 minute or less

  • End in a place where you can see every scholar

Deans of Academics

*Update* Progress Monitoring: Scholars who are in Tier 3 RTI need to be progress monitored EVERY week starting this week. You should use your RTI time to progress monitor.

The updated schedule will look like this:

11/1- Progress Monitor Tier 3 Scholars

11/8-Progress Monitor Tier 2 & 3 Scholars

11/14- Progress Monitor Tier 3 Scholars


Aggressive Monitoring: This week as we observe, we will be checking that you have your exemplar in hand, are walking your self created pathways, and announcing your procedural and conceptual laps.

Weekly Data Meetings: Kindergarten has their WDM on Tuesday during planning. Please have your grades entered by EOD Sunday and your exit tickets turned into Ayana’s desk by EOD Monday.

Dean of Culture

As we get ready to welcome the month of November let’s revisit the goals and focus areas we set in August:

    • 100%: 100% compliance, 100% of the time, 100% of the way is the expectation because it fulfills the promise that we believe in the achievement of all scholars!

    • Radar - Be Seen Looking, be aware of the misbehaviors that are happening, figure out the source of the behavior, and decide on the best teacher move up and down the ladder to correct it.

    • Least Invasive Form of Intervention - Assume the best, decrease the amount of air time you give to broken expectations, use strong silent hand signals to reinforce expectations, and then move up the ladder.

      • Non-Verbal Intervention

      • Positive Group Correction

      • Anonymous Individual Correction

      • Private Individual Correction

    • Issue Glows and Grows at a ratio at or above 3:1

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This week’s WIG WINNER IS...

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Congrats 2nd Grade for making Silver this week!
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Dean of SEL

Over the next two weeks, we will be focusing on good versus bad secrets, and tattling versus reporting. Good secrets are surprises that make you happy, like parties or gifts. Bad secrets are secrets that people make you keep but can hurt someone. We will discuss examples and use our trusted triangle to report bad secrets!

Thank you to everyone for your participation and joyful attitudes during Fall Festival! I can't wait to make next year even better!

LIM Habit: Synergize. Work together, and support others when they are succeeding. Help others when they are facing a challenge.

Fall Festival Fun


  • Principal and GLLs should be notified of late arrivals (after 7:28 am) or "early outs" (before 3:45 pm). Please see K-5 Playbook for details.

  • Yearbook - Just a friendly reminder to send pictures for the yearbook of events, activities, etc... to Jaquandria Hayes or Jessica Moore

  • Review the Crisis Management Plan (here).

  • Use Kronos to schedule an absence in advance
  • All sub plans should be updated immediately after an absence
  • Input all unplanned absences in Kronos within 24 hours of your return
  • Grades should be updated in Illuminate weekly --> PROGRESS REPORTS THIS THURS!

Upcoming Events

Oct. 31st
Progress Reports

Nov. 1st
Community Celebration
  • 8:45-9:15 am (be on time)

Dr. P's Listening Party Part 2
  • 9:30 am -1:30 pm (sign up on the door)

2nd Grade Sponsored Team Builder
  • Detailed email coming soon from GLT

Nov. 11th
Veteran's Day -- NO SCHOOL

Nov. 13th
Manager Appreciation Day

Nov. 14th
Math Family Night
  • 5:30-7:00 pm

Nov. 21st
Progress Reports

Nov. 22nd
Coffee w. the Principals
  • 8:15-9:15 am

Mental Health Day - NO PD

Nov. 27-29th
Thanksgiving Holiday -- NO SCHOOL

Staff Absences

Oct. 29th

Dr. Perrault (Admin - PD)

Oct. 30th

Tori Rokicki (Admin - PD)

Macie Garrett (1st - PD)

Oct. 31st

Kelley Simpkins (1st)

Shelly Gaughan (2nd)

*1/2 Day PM

Nov. 1st

Crystalline Jones (Admin)

Kelley Simpkins (1st)

Emily Tibbs (2nd)

Tiffany Johnson (2nd)

Shelly Gaughan (2nd)

*1/2 Day AM

Shout Outs

Congrats to our G.R.E.A.T. Winners of the Week and check out the Class Photo of the Week!

Dr. Tianay Perrault

Lower Elementary School Principal