Adams Week At A Glance/Friday Focus

September 16, 2016

THE LEADER IN ME: 7 HABITS OF HAPPY KIDS

September Focus: Habit 2 — Begin with the End in Mind

Have a Plan

I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision. I look for ways to be a good citizen.

THE WEEK AT A GLANCE

September 19-23

Monday, September 19 8:15 start time

  • ACUITY AND NWEA WINDOWS OPEN
  • 8:00 Case Conference (McCafferty-PAR-Pantazis)
  • 8:15 Meet in Media Center to schedule sibling conferences-there will be another one of these in case you have another committment or don't have all scheduled.
  • 8:15 Solution Team Meeting front conference room
  • Guidance Lessons for grades 3-5
  • 9:30 CORE TEAM MEETING
  • 1:30 Office Meeting
  • 2:00 Informational Meeting for Eligible Classified staff/HR-LGI
  • Student Council after school

Tuesday, September 20 7:45 start time

  • K-1 practice new APPS from grade level meetings

  • 7:50-8:30 SPED PD @ Annex

  • 8:15-4:05 2nd grade Rep Meeting @ CTEC

  • 8:15 technology Meeting

  • Kindergarten Field Trip

  • GRADE LEVEL MEETINGS DURING PREP-should be quick/K on Wednesday

  • 4:00-5:00 District Title I Meeting @ CTEC

  • 6:00 Adams Title I Meeting

  • 7:00-8:00 District Title I Meeting @ Adams

Wednesday, September 21 7:45 start time

  • PLC -Thank you for being on time.

  • Students wear a hat for a $ for an Arlington Family

  • 8:30 Case Conference (Schoene-PAR-Morgan)

  • 3:30-5:00 Drama Club

Thursday, September 22 8:15 start time

  • 8:15-4:05 3rd grade Reps @ CTEC

  • Schoene @ Leadership Meeting all day

  • 8:00-1:00 Energy Star Inspection from Schmidt in building

  • 5:30 Homecoming Parade

Friday, September 23 8:15 start time

  • END OF 3RD GRADING PERIOD
  • Send home Parent/Teacher Conference Confirmation
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FRIDAY FOCUS

THANK YOU

  • Thank you to all who are helping with the Homecoming Float. Thanks to Cassandra and her hubby for the truck and trailer!
  • Thank you to Pam Shuck for adopting the lonely bookcase at the end of the 3rd and 4th grade hall!!
  • Thank you to Billie for your leadership with the district technology team and for sharing the info with us this week!
  • Thank you to Mindy for leading a very informative parent meeting for Drama Club on Wednesday!
  • thank you to the Leadership Team (PL221) for the great conversations this morning. VERY POSITIVE!

SCHOOL ASSESSMENT

The High Performing School

Effectiveness Indicator #3 School Assessment

3F. State and local assessment data are collected, disseminated, and readily available

  • NWEA-WINDOW IS 9/12-9/23-4TH GRADE PILOT-please do not check out Chrome Books from 9/6-9/23.
  • ACUITY-WINDOW IS 9/12-9/30-3RD AND 5TH GRADES-USE YOUR COMPUTER LAB TIME FOR ACUITY. Teachers, please check your rosters in Acuity for accuracy. 3RD GRADE WILL BE USING ACUITY A AS AN INSTRUCTIONAL TOOL. 5TH GRADE WILL HAVE STUDENTS TAKE IT COLD AND UTILIZE THE DATA.



  • I am still waiting on Pearson/CTEC for ISTEP+ 2016 final scores and reports. As soon I am able to access, we can start DIGGING!
NEW - ISTEP+ Spring 2016: Accessing Part 1 Items and Student Responses The ISTEP+ Spring 2016 Part 1 released items and rubrics make great instructional tools! Please refer to the following document for helpful ideas. Schools may also use their students' actual ISTEP+ Part 1 responses as instructional tools, as well. Please refer to the following memorandum for more information.

SCHOOL/CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT

The High Performing School

Effectiveness Indicator #8: School Environment

8E-Positive character traits are taught and reinforced as part of the instructional program.


TOOLS FOR SELF-MANAGEMENT

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/tools-for-student-self-management-andrew-miller?utm_content=buffer98967&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

SCHOOL/CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT

The High Performing School

Effectiveness Indicator #7D: Attention to the Needs of Students at Risk

For Kids, Anxiety About School Can Feel Like 'Being Chased By A Lion'


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Classroom Instruction

Effectiveness Indicator #2 Instructional Program

2D-Teachers organize instruction to support clearly articulated and communicated learning target

HOW TO BOOST MATH PERFORMANCE

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New FREE K-5 Intervention Support Tools and Guidance for Reading See link below~

https://www.tes.com/lessons/mcxVmRLub525ag/free-k-5-intervention-support-tools-and-guidance

2016-2017 Parent / Teacher Schedule

Elementary Schools

3:30 – 7:30 on Wednesday (PLC Early Release)

4:00 – 8:00 on Thursday

The two half days of conferences are to equal a work day. Four hours each half. The work day includes 30 minutes for lunch, which would be 15 minutes each of the two days of conferences.

UPCOMING DATES

SEPTEMBER

19 Student Council Meeting 3:50-4:30

20 Title I Parent Meeting 6:00

22 Homecoming Parade

23 End of 1st Nine Weeks

26 Red Ribbon Week

3 & 5 grade vision screening

OCTOBER

3 5th grade Miracle Mile at FTMS West

4 Cheeseburger in Paradise Restaurant Night

5 & 6 Parent Teacher Conferences

7 School Spirit Day

7 Adams Apple

Last Day before Fall Break

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COACH'S CORNER


  • Continue to let me know if you would like to do an instructional round to go observe another teacher, classroom, or idea! They have been going great!
  • I will coming around to each grade level to discuss my lesson schedule! I'm excited to get in classrooms!
  • New Teachers: If you need any assistance with infinite campus as we get closer to our end of the first nine weeks, just let me know.
  • Raz-Kids is ordered! I will let you know as soon as we receive our stuff from the company and I will get all classrooms ready to go!
  • Don't forget about the amazing leveled library in my office! Use these materials for teacher table, stations, modeled reading, or to build background knowledge! They are awesome!

Dates Color

September 5 Red

September 12 Yellow/Green

September 19 Red

September 26 95% Routine #23

October 3 Red

October 24 Yellow/Green

October 31 Red

November 7 95% Routine #24

November 14 Red

November 21 Yellow/Green

November 28 Red

December 5 95% Routine #25

December 12 Red

January 2 Yellow/Green

January 30 Red

February 6 95% Routine #26

February 13 Red

February 20 Yellow/Green

February 27 Red

March 6 Yellow/Green

March 13 95% Routine #27

April 3 Red

April 10 Yellow/Green

April 17 Red

April 24 95% Routine #28


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Gentle/Friendly Remidners

  • Please add the new Party visitor policy to your newsletters. You can just copy the blurb below.
  • Thank you for ensuring that you utilize RAZ in some way. The PTS purchased it for us and can be used in many different ways. If you need help with finding a way, just let us know.
  • I will becoming around to classrooms during the week of October 7 to read my favorite book to your class. Please send me a time that works for you. I will not be able to come in on Thursday due to the principal meeting.
  • Thank you for submitting your PLC feedback form. Good jobs to those who have!
  • Transportation has asked that we NOT park in the front handicap spot where the blue lines are. The SPED bus has trouble getting through. Can we continue to park like we did today? Thank YOU!
  • Thank you for either sending me your newsletter electronically, or putting it in my mailbox weekly.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Thoughts have energy. Make sure your thoughts are positive and powerful!!

Volunteers and Guests for Class Parties


Visitors to our building can now pre-register to come into the building for special programs, volunteering, or lunch. By doing this, the sign in process once in the building should take about 15 seconds. Please note, that if you have pre-registered but have not yet had your picture taken at the school it is required before a tag can be given. If you do not pre-register, you must bring a picture ID. This may cause a delay with getting to your child’s classroom on time. Thanks for your cooperation!

Please visit the following website to pre-register.


www.secure.safevisitorsolutions.com/Safe/Visitor/franklin000012