Howard Happenings

November 13, 2017

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Shout Out To:

Meg for all your hard work organizing the food giveaway for Howard. We were able to provide food for 150 families.

Mrs. Jimenez for your flexibility and all the great food you provide.

Cycle 2 Information

October 2 to December 1
  • Scholar Skills-Excellence, Curiosity, Perseverance, and Flexibility
  • Readers Workshop-Mini-lessons and Interactive Read Alouds

Cycle 2 Theory of Action

If we implement common core standards aligned readers workshop minilessons and interactive read alouds and develop student's scholar skills then students will develop grade-level proficiency and skills.

Cycle 2 Look Fors

  • Posted objectives
  • Standards Aligned Mini-Lessons and Read Alouds
  • Scholar Skills

Important Information

  • On Monday, November 13th Julie, Nikki, and Christi Roscigno, Elementary Literacy Coordinator will be observing minilessons using the observation tool. The tentative is schedule below.

  1. 9:35-9:50 Friedman
  2. 9:50-10:05 Markus
  3. 10:10-10:25 Sherren

  • If you have not already completed October PE Minutes, please complete by Monday at 4pm.

  • Report Cards are now open in Aeris. The end of the trimester is 11/17 and report cards should be ready for review by 11/29. Please send me an email once you complete your report cards.

  • All requests for personal days must be submitted in writing either via email or a B Form at least 3 days advance of any days taken. Please note that personal days taken without prior approval will not be approved.

  • Math C-EoUs should be administered between 11/13-11/16 and entered into Illuminate by the end of the day Friday, 11/17.

  • Please note the below collaboration schedule. Julie will meet with you in your classroom during the below times.

For PL/PLC please bring

  • Wednesday: Post On Demand Writing Assessments for all students. We will use the entirety of this PD/PLC to score our writing samples and develop next steps for our focal students.

  • Thursday: Math assessments. We will use this time to score our Math assessments.

Prep/Enrichment Schedule

Staff Roster

Bell Schedule

Teacher Evaluation Handbook

Howard Community Handbook

Howard Staff Handbook

Math Curriculum Document

Primary Yard Duty Schedule

Upper Yard Duty Schedule

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Yard Duty

Primary Yard-Amanat

Upper-Grade Yard-Mathis

Focus-Excellence and Caring

This week we will focus on the Scholar Skill of Excellence and the Wise Way expectation of Caring. Please use this time to positively reinforce students who demonstrate excellence and caring.

By Friday at Lunch, please submit two students to the office who exemplified excellence and 1 student who exemplified caring.

Week at a Glance


  • Morning Message 8:30 to 8:40
  • Literacy Walkthrough 9:30 to 11
  • Cost Meeting 11 to 12
  • Staff Meeting 3 to 4


  • Foss Rotation


  • Minimum Day
  • Hootenanny 1 to 1:30
  • Howard Professional Learning 1:45 to 3:30


  • Minimum Day
  • Williams Off Site-Principal Professional Learning
  • Howard Professional Learning 1:45 to 2:45
  • Farmers Market 2 to 5


  • End of the Trimester
  • Minimum Day
  • Report Card Work Time 1:30 to 2:45
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Month at a Glance

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