Mr. Ebeling's Updates
Navigating the Five C's TOGETHER
January 3, 2014
3rd Grade Hire
As you know, it is crucial to find the right person who not only is an excellent teacher, but an excellent teammate and Bay Harbor Sailor! I will keep you posted on the progress.
Running Record Information (**changes)
1st: O and up DO NOT need to be assessed **change from "All"
2nd: R and up Do Not need to be assessed **change from "All"
3rd: U and up Do Not need to be assessed **change from "O"
4th: X and up Do Not need to be assessed **change from "S"
Basically, F &P states that any students 2 grades above and beyond do not need to be assessed at the mid-point and ALL other students do. These assessments should continue to guide your instruction and inform you whether or not the work you are doing with that student is making a difference.
Data Day: January 13th will be your opportunity to get a majority of the assessments completed. All data needs to be entered into Inform by February 1st.
2014 Winter Olympics
Nick Baumgartner Information
Educator Effectiveness- Message from Ryan Welnetz
The next step in your Educator Effectiveness cycle is the Mid-Year SLO Review form. This form is meant as a way for you to reflect on your SLO goal and to make decisions about next steps based on what you know / have learned.
Paul Hermes, Associate Principal of Bay View Middle School, put together a really nice screencast that explains the Mid-Year SLO Review form to you. I highly recommend that you watch it…it takes about 4 min. 30 sec.: http://youtu.be/UT_y-w4qifQ
1. The form currently states that it is due on January 15. We have CHANGED THE DUE DATE to February 15. Since many of your SLO goals were written to address improvements on assessments, we felt as though the due date needed to be extended to a time after the winter assessments were completed. Again, the new due date is February 15.
2. Your principal has to release the form to you. He/she will do that soon and will let you know when it is ready.
3. Remember that your SLO goal was written as a team or PLC goal. However, each of you is individually responsible for that SLO goal. For the mid-year review, you should consider reporting out on how your team has done with the goal AND how you have done individually within your classroom(s).
Second Student Survey
The second and final student survey should be given around the week of Feb. 15th. Again, all of these dates and times will be reviewed again
PTO Family Movie Night
The Ebeling's at Lambeau
Reminders from last newsletter
Jan Richardson Book Study
We are progressing our way from early emergent to Fluent readers. I have been hearing great conversations as well as certain aspects of GR that you are using from this study. Awesome! The ultimate goal is that we continue to add knowledge and skills to our teaching repertoire.
College Student able to Tutor in January
I volunteered our school for her services figuring we could find a plethora of opportunities for her to meet with kids, etc.
PLEASE contact me if you have some students you think she could work with during that time. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Assessment Day- January 13th
Message about LUNCH and process that day from the desk of Sally:
The date for the second all school “Data Day” is soon approaching (Monday, January 13th). With that comes a change in the lunch schedule/menu for the day. The school lunch for that day will be a bagged “Munch a Lunch”. In the take home envelopes today will be yellow lunch slips for parents to fill out to let the kitchen know what their child(ren) will be doing for lunch that day (purchasing a bagged school lunch, bringing a lunch/drink from home, or just purchasing a milk). When you receive these slips back from your parents, please keep all of them until Friday, January 3rd and then on that date you can turn these slips into Sheree Marto personally or into the “kitchen” mailbox. Please also give her a list of those students who did not turn in a slip. The office will call the parents of any student who didn’t turn one in and will fill out a slip for them.
More information will follow as to the lunch schedule and also the lunch time procedures for that day to make sure that all students purchasing a lunch or just a milk that day is accounted for.