A Cordelia Hills Staff Update, 9/21/2018

Glows and Grows

Glows: Great job to 5 amazing students in Ms. Wilcox's class! The group of students has spent countless recess and lunch hours creating an anti-bullying video. The 10 minute film short is complete and it is amazing work by a group of 10 year olds. Thanks to Michelle and staff for giving them time and space to express creative genius. Great job to all of second grade for placing an emphasis on ensuring that every second grader is writing and receiving aligned writing instruction across all rooms. Bravo. Also, thanks to 5th grade for diving into the data this last week. Important work going on!

Grows: As a staff, how do we ensure that every student (100%) has a chance to understand or at least KNOW the WHY behind what we are teaching them?

Universal Design for Learning--UDL

Check out the video below on learner variability as a follow up to this article on UDL last week.


Our Month 1 attendance numbers and essentially, we are at the same number as last year, 97.3%.

Remember, celebrate top attendance days this month. Some teachers are using chalk to celebrate on their doors while others put out signs if everyone is at school. You can use this sign if you would like! Thanks for your support of positive attendance habits at CH!

Remember, if we hit 97% this month of September, the top class will get to choose the balloons, pies, or hair for me!

Student Recognition--Names Due Today

Staff, names are due today!!

Just a reminder about Student of the Month. You will enter your names here: Student of the Month Spreadsheet.


1. Enter up to two names/month on or before the due date listed on the spreadsheet.

2. We will give you two certificates to fill out. They will have the student photo. You will fill it out and give it to them.

3. I will fill out a postcard to mail home to the parent/family announcing the award.

4. They will have pizza lunch (if they wish) served by me (all dates are listed on the calendar already). I will remind students and staff the week and day before pizza.

5. If I am really on my game, I will announce names over the course of the week on morning announcements...

6. Please really make it clear to the student what they are receiving it for.

Fun Run

Our third annual Cordelia Hills Fun Run is coming up next month. Two important dates:

Pep Rally: October 9th (8:35 Tk-3, 9:35 4-5, 2:00 p.m. for PM TK-K)

Coyote Fun Run: October 17th (10:00 a.m. for grades TK-k, 11:00 a.m. for grades 4/5, and 12:30 p.m. for grades 1st-3rd)

Student will run on the field during the fun on the same basic course as last time. This year will not include color but will include other fun activities. More information is forthcoming from PTA and the school!

Book Fair--LIBRARY

The Book Fair closes today. Please encourage your students to take one last look this afternoon! Thanks for your support.


I will list SOME calendar events below but you should have access to MY calendar and the SCHOOL calendar on google. If you don't, let me know and we will get you added.


9/17-10/5: MAP Administration for Elementary Sites

9/25: Student Greeting in the AM

9/26: TK-2, Charleston Wrapping

9/27: Picture Day

9/28: Progress Reports Due to ADMIN

9/28: Increibles Movie Night in the MPR

10/5: Superintendent Visit

10/9: SChool Wide Pep Rally for Color Run (staggered assemblies)

10/17: School Wide Color Run (staggered runs)

10/26: Trunk or Treat, 6-8 pm, Blacktop

Reminder, Schedules/Calendars

Just a reminder:

Team Drive for all Schedules and Calendars includes Bell Schedule, District Calendar, Release Schedule, Release Make-Up Schedule, and Duty Schedule. Please refer to this for all the info. If you see a mistake or need assistance, please let me know right away.