THE THORSON WEEKLY

Week of December 14, 2015

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EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, December 14
  • Sped Department Meeting - 7:45 a.m. - Computer Lab
  • Jaguar Jumpstart All-School Meeting - 8:45 a.m. - Gym
  • PTO Meeting - 7:00 p.m. - Library


Tuesday, December 15

  • PBIS Committee Meeting - 7:45 a.m. - Computer Lab
  • Teacher Compensation Plan Meeting - 3:45 p.m. - Computer Lab
  • 4K Implementation Team Meeting - 4:00 p.m.


Wednesday, December 16

  • Barbara Hilliker will be here for co-teaching and other consultation
  • Emergency Response Team Meeting - 3:45 p.m. - Computer Lab
  • School Board Meeting - 7:00 p.m. - CHS LGI


Thursday, December 17

  • Faculty Meeting - 7:45 a.m. - Art Room
  • Angela has a Crisis Management Team Meeting at DO at 10:00 a.m.
  • EC Holiday Programs - 10:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
  • 5th grade to CPAC for rehearsal - 1:00-2:30 p.m.
  • 5th Grade Sounds of the Season Concert - 6:30 p.m. - CPAC


Friday, December 18

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • December 22 - Staff Holiday Breakfast
  • December 23 - January 3- Winter Break

"NUTS AND BOLTS" NOTES

Teacher Compensation Plan Meetings

Teachers: You should have received an email from Todd today regarding meetings being held next week to explain the updated Teacher Compensation Plans. The email contains a document that explains the changes that will be put into place for this year. There are various meetings being held next week and you are welcome to attend whichever one works best for your schedule. Here are the meeting dates and times:


Monday, December 14 at 2:50 PM at CHS in the cafeteria

Tuesday, December 15 at 3:45 at Thorson Elementary

Wednesday, December 16 at 3:00 PM at Webster

Thursday, December 17 at 7:50 AM at Parkview

Friday, December 18 at 8:00 AM at Westlawn

Faculty Meeting

At our Faculty Meeting on Thursday, John Koster and Office McNerney will be here to answer any questions you have regarding lock-downs or other safety procedures. Please come prepared with your questions. If time permits, we will review the district RtI Updates, so please read the below update if you have not yet.

RtI Update

In this month's edition of the CSD Teaching and Learning Newsletter, there was an update on the district RtI work that is being done. Here is the update for your information. Be sure to check out the rest of the newsletter if you haven't yet!


Problem Solving Cycles

RtI Update #1

Each of our schools have been utilizing a process to regularly convene a school problem solving team to discuss the needs of students. Whether it be an academic area of need, a behavioral challenge or an area of notable strength (including gifted and talented students), schools have been utilizing a process that works for them.


To capitalize on the strengths of each of our schools and their own RTI processes, we've unified our approaches. Three team meeting structures will be utilized at each school to ensure the problem solving process is systematically implemented. Below are three keys areas around the RtI process that each school will now be using, effective January 2016.

  1. Universal Screening - 3 times per year
  2. Mid-Cycle Progress Review - 2 times per year
  3. District Calibration of Practice - 2 times per year


Problem Solving Cycle Document

Welcome To Thorson's Newest Bundles of Joy!

Both Abby and Nicole had their babies this week.


Margaret Marie Schwanz was born on December 9th and 9:10pm and was 9lbs 4oz and 21.5in long.

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And... Aaron Jerome Kikkert was born on December 11 at 4:25am.
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Both Abby and Nicole are doing well. Congratulations Schwanz and Kikkert families!

SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK

Positive Jaguars of the Month

Novembers positive Jaguars of the Month and a friend of their choice got a special lunchtime experience on Wednesday, December 9. K-3rd grade Jaguars of the Month got to sit at a special table in the lunchroom and 4th and 5th grade Jaguars of the Month were treated to a pizza lunch in the Conference Room. A great time was had by all involved!