Moreau Heights Elementary
Giving our students HOPE for a better tomorrow one skill at a time!
You work hard when we have are with students and need to balance that with time for yourself when possible.
I have included a link below for an article about teaching with trauma. It is a great read, worth the time.
When we return from break we will take time to review our PBS matrix and expectations. There will be specific areas of focus in a slideshow that will be shared.
- Be sure to plan extra time to review your classroom expectations and procedures as well.
- How will you refine your procedures to improve on classroom management?
- How will you reinforce these routines?
Our Second Steps. . .
I have listed below what SHOULD be the next lesson for each grade level. I will leave this the same for the next full week to allow time to review what is needed for PBS.
Kindergarten- Bullying - Lesson 4
1st grade - Bullying - Lesson 4
2nd grade - Introducing Emotional Management
3rd grade - Introducing Emotional Management
4th grade - Managing Strong Feelings
5th grade - Managing Anxiety
Character Trait for January is Motivation/Hardworking
Have a colleague who you would like to see recognized for making a positive difference? Here is the link to complete a nomination.
JCPS Foundation Grants
Check out the grant applications to see what is available. Grant applications close January 14th. More details will come soon!
Duties for the Week
Car rider line (7:30 - 8:10)
Back door (7:30 - 8:15)
Bottom of 5th grade staircase (near workroom) 7:30 - 7:45
4th/5th grade teacher
Bottom of cafeteria staircase 7:30 - 7:45
2nd/3rd grade teacher
Front hallway by restrooms near office 7:30 - 7:45
Gym 7:30 - 7:45
2 teachers on duty
Front Door 7:30 -7:45
K/1st grade teacher
Bus supervision/welcome 7:30 - last bus arrives
All grade level teachers will collect students from the gym at 7:45.
Hallway supervision 7:45 - 8:10
By TV in front hallway
By Gann’s office door
Specials teacher (on rotation)
By Speech room
By water fountain between 3rd and 1st grade
By cafeteria doors
Between Dunham and Yaeger’s classrooms
Have you nominated a colleague?
1 Teacher of the Year NominationsWant to nominate one of our deserving educators for the 2019 Eisinger Teacher of the Year award? Nominations are currently being accepted. The nomination window will close on January 9, 2019. Fill out the online nomination form here.
Educators eligible for this award include full-time, certified teachers, school librarians, guidance counselors or instructional coaches. You are welcome to nominate as many teachers as you would like. The nominated teacher must have five years of teaching experience, with two of those years being served in the Jefferson City Public Schools. For more information, call the JCPS Foundation at 573-659-3743 or click here.
Calendar of Events
Wednesday, January 2
*PD day - details below
Thursday, January 3
*Breakfast in Classroom begins!
Friday, January 4
*Grade cards go home
Monday, January 7
*iReady Math testing window opens (open until Jan. 18)
Tuesday, January 8
*Tier 2 meeting
Wednesday, January 9
*District admin mtg 8 - 11
*LW staffing 11:00 (Reece, Haugen, Spear, Hutchison, James, Lock)
*New Crew mtg 3:45 - 4:45 in library
Thursday, January 10
*Principal meeting 12 - 4
Friday, January 11
*5th grade Growing Up lessons 2:15 pm
PD Day - January 2nd
1. All grade level teachers will meet at Lawson for science resource training at 8:00. You will need to bring a tech device (chromebook) and a teacher's edition. This session will end at 11:00.
All paraprofessionals will report to the Hawthorne room for a training 8-11 to focus on strategies for de-escalation of student behaviors.
Specials teachers or other departmentalized staff, you should have received details for your professional development sessions for the morning of the 2nd from your department chair.
2. All staff will meet at Moreau Heights at 11:30 for lunch. We will be providing pizza for lunch, soda for drinks and desserts.
3. We will spend the afternoon with a training to develop our toolbox of skills for supporting students with disruptive/defiant behaviors. Marty Huitt will be our presenter.
4. We will end with some time to look at development of our mission statement.
Our day will end at 3:45.
**I understand that there are some district department meetings scheduled this day. Please make plans to be at Moreau Heights for the afternoon for our lunch and training.