Week of May 16, 2016
BE THERE! Dates and Times to put in the Calendar
Workday- 8:30am - 4:00pm
Supervision Spots by 8:35am and 3:40pm
Lesson Plan due by 8:30am each Monday
May 16 - SRI Testing Begins
May 16 -20 - Observations - 15 minutes all classrooms
May 17 - Camp Belzer Field Trip -All School
May 18 - Staff Meeting
May 25 - NWEA Testing Begins
If you have any dates or events that you would like to include on the Bulldog News please send them to Mr. Pippin.
IN THE KNOW! Information to Plan By....
SRI and NWEA schedules were release a few weeks ago via an email from Ms. Jackson. Please be prepared to test your students at the scheduled time. Staying on schedule is always the goal. I know we are going to see growth!
PIVOT is canceled for the week due to the whole school field trip.
Athletic Banquet - June 2, 2016 is the Athletic Banquet for all school sports. Ms. Jackson and Ms. Carter are organizing the event to honor the students that participated in sports. We are hoping to provide a nice dinner to go along with awards. We have secured the main course and dessert but are need of donations of sides such as roll, green beans, mashed potatoes or corn. If you or your team are willing to help please see Ms. Carter or Ms. Jackson. Any help is appreciated.
All Field Trip Planning for the remainder of the year are Due by Thursday 5.5.2016: Once submitted I review for approval. Please use the attachments included in this email to plan and submit requests for field trips. Please remember that permission slips, money and required paperwork are due by 12:00pm the day prior to your class field trip. Waiting until the last minute to have everything is stressful on everyone involved.
Substitute Plans: We have very high fill rates for substitute teacher the last few weeks. Please be prepared for your students when you are out of the building. Leaving lesson plans that can actually be followed by a substitute is just the beginning of pulling of a successful day of learning when your not here. Be sure to have copies of the student work arranged in an easy and rational order. Additionally, make sure that you have an updated class list printed and included in your sub folder as well as important numbers the substitute may need. You also need to include your classroom behavior plan so that the substitute can continue to follow your management plan. This is the expectation for absences.
Emergency classwork: Emergencies happen to all of us. Please be proactive in your planning for missing work. Your students are coming regardless if you are here. Each teacher must have prepared substitute plans, in addition to emergency packets of student work in the event that students have to be split. You need to plan for 2 days of work packets at minimum. The packets should be robust enough to keep the student engaged in meaningful work for the entire school day. The packets should be easy to locate and clearly labeled. This is a professional expectation.
Work hours: Please plan to arrive for work on time. The work day begins at 8:30 A.M. I would suggest checking local traffic reports in the morning to help you navigate any potential delays. Tardiness stresses the school resources and causes disruptions to school day.
Duty Expectations: Everyone has a duty in the morning and in the afternoon. It is imperative that we are all at our assigned posts during these times. In the morning this means that you need to be on post at 8:35 and in the afternoon at 3:40. Supervision of the students is compromised when staff are not at their duty post. I recently passed out duty assignments at a stand up meeting. If you need another copy please see me.
Students are not to be placed in the hallway as a means of discipline. Students in the hallway are without supervision and this is not allowed. As outlined in the staff book, please follow the House Behavior Plan and utilize buddy rooms. If a student needs to be sent to Ms. Jenkins, the teacher must complete a transmittal form.
Hallway Expectations: Teachers please make sure students are following expectations. If your class is not meeting expectations prior to leaving the classroom, they will not change their behavior in the hallway.