Developing Lifelong Learners Who Grow, Lead and Inspire
November 15, 2015
Art as a Comprehension Strategy
United Way Campaign
Monday: Silly Sock Day
Tuesday: Mismatch Clothing Day
Wednesday: Hat Day
Thursday: Game Day--Support your favorite team
Friday: Twin Day
Monday: Drink Delivery Cart
Tuesday: Chips and Dips
Wednesday: Baked Potato Bar for Lunch
Thursday: Coffee Bar
Friday: Sweet Treats
Krista Mornar will send out a seperate SMORE doc with more details on staff campaign. Please consider a payroll deduction to help the district reach our goal of $50,000. For a bit of inspiration, you can watch the video from Ryan Allan again (Here’s the link to the video ) or think about the positive effects of Born Learning, Kindergarten Academy and Summer ROAR--all supported at Southside through MUW!
Make Closing the Gap for LEP a Professional Research Priority
Race to the Top Teacher Survey
As part of our federal grant with Race to the Top, we are required to reflect and give feedback on Kid Friendly program components and progress. It is time for TEACHERS to complete the Standards and Indicators Scholastic Review (SISR) teacher survey. Below are the instructions and other information for completing the survey:
Only certified instructional personnel should complete the survey.
· The survey must be completed in one sitting.
· The survey should take less than 25 minutes to complete.
· Survey Deadline: December 4, 2015.
· Click here to begin the survey: http://www.wku.edu/rocksolid/surveys.php
If you encounter problems with the survey, please contact the survey developers at email@example.com or 270-745-3260. A progress report will be sent to principals every week in order to monitor the percentage of teachers who have completed the survey.
Southside Teacher of the Year
Celebrate great teaching at Southside! Nominate one of our excellent Southside teachers for the SCPS Teacher of the Year award! Eligible teachers must have 3 years of teaching experience in Shelby County Public Schools, and they must be currently employed in a full-time (1.0) position.
Please complete the nomination form sent out by Robyn & submit it to Robyn Marcum via email or hardcopy/mailbox by 3:00 pm on Monday, Nov. 16th.
*The following teachers have already received this honor:
Southside students honored the veterans in their lives with photo and biographies. Thanks to Ms. Plottner for organizing the awesome collection!
Example of Service
Zavion's mom, LuWanda Knuckles, came to talk to his class. She is the first female veterans coordinator to address the needs of KY's 33,000 women veterans
One of our 3rd grade students will get a service dog this spring! This is an expensive process for the family. $6 from each Autism awareness shirt is donated to the cause-Order here: http://www.pieceofherheart.com/
Example of Service
Thinking Strategies Institute at Blair this Week
Student Growth Goal Work Sessions
- Wednesday, November 18 (Susie)
- Thursday, November 20 (Robyn)
- Monday, November 23 (Robyn)
DEADLINE: Your SGG must be completed for review in your TPGES slides by 10:00AM on November 25th.
IMPORTANT: Preserve Our WiFi Band Width
Thanks to Anthony Shiola for the reminder:
With the amount of devices across the District now, we need to help alleviate the stress on the wireless. As many of you know, there are some days that you have issues with the simple task of logging on. I have a very helpful hint to help alleviate some of these issues.
- If you have ANY devices that are NOT District owned (Cell phones, personal iPads, etc.) take them off of the iDevices wireless and add them to BYOD. That is what it is there for.
- Turn wifi off on these devices if they are not being used for instructional purposes.
These simple steps will help assure that there are enough IP address for the devices that require them.
Math Embedded PD Follow Up
Thanks to Robyn Marcum for this follow up information:
Charlene Ruble, math consultant from bby Publications, was at SSE on Tuesday & Wednesday of last week. She & Robyn worked with our Kindergarten-3rd grade teachers on building students' number sense & place value understanding through the use of What's My Place, What's My Value? Mrs. Ruble also worked with our 4th & 5th grade teachers on building students' understanding of fractions through the use of Fraction Bait. After her visit, Mrs. Ruble set a few goals for our teachers to accomplish by the time she returns to SSE on January 12-13.
1. Math notebooks or journals for every student
2. Increase rigor by having high expectations and giving students more choices.
3. Evidence of moving through the steps to abstract
-Grids, (five frames, ten frames, twenty frames, and hundred grids)
-Abstract or other algorithm showing place value, relationships or properties
Feel free to contact Mrs. Ruble with questions between her visits! Her email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Class Goal Setting: Behavioral and Academic
This Week at Southside
Nov 16-20 Metro United Way Week at Southside
PARK ON THE EAST SIDE OF OUR LOT THIS WEEK--TSI @BLAIR CENTER
Monday, November 16
5th Grade Data Team 7:45AM (Math)
I team meetings during planning-Meyer & Mitchell
Behavior I team mtgs 2:40-4; Valerio, Roberts, Childers
District Science Team Meeting 3:00 @CO
Southside Report to the Board of Education 7:45PM @ CO
Tuesday, November 17
Dr. Neihof and Lisa Smith visit Southside 9:00-11:30
RTI Day with Krista Mornar
Tuesday Folder goes home
NO Staff Meeting: Next week Writing PD until 5:00!
Wednesday, November 18
TPGES/SGG Feedback Session 2:45-3:45 Library (Susie)
Thursday, November 19
K-4 Data Teams @planning (Reading--Running Records)
New Teacher PLC 2:45 (Kaitlin Mitchell's Room)
Born Learning Workshop #6
Friday, November 20
Santina OUT @ Lead ARC Chair training 9:00-11:00
Picture Day Make Up
SBDM Committee Meeting: 7:00AM
Morning Meeting 7:40-8:00
Lunch and Learn Family Workshop-Leader in Me 11:30 Conference Room
Nov 23 Music Tech Assembly 9:30 (Gym)
Thanksgiving Staff Potluck Lunch (upstairs workroom)
Special Called SBDM Meeting 3:00 (Conference Room)
Nov. 24 Author Visit: Suzanne Nelson
Thanksgiving Dinner in Cafeteria--visitors welcome!
Writing PD/Staff Meeting 2:45-5:00
Nov 25 TPGES/SGG/PGP/POP/PD Log DUE in Google Slides by 10:00AM
Nov 25-27 Thanksgiving Holiday Break
Nov 30 EL Parent Academy @SSE 5:30-6:30
Dec 1, 2, and 3 PBL Follow Up Training (1 day for each participant)
Dec. 1 EL Parent Academy @ SSE 5:30
Dec. 3 Born Learning Graduation Event 5:30
Dec 4 Race to the Top Teacher Survey Deadline
Dec 5 Southside Staff Holiday Party (Emily and Peter Tower's Home)
Dec 8 KTIP Cycle 1 Meetings
Dec 10 Schoolwide Field Trip to Collins for Little Mermaid
SBDM Meeting 4:00 Conference Room
Dec 11 Southside Economics Walking Trip--Downtown Shelbyville
Dec 12 Southside SantaFest 8:00-11:00
Dec 14-18 PTO Holiday Shop for students
Dec 19-Jan 3 Winter Break