At a Glance
March 23, 2015. 10 items this week
It is a pretty neat job that we are allowed to do, when it all comes down to it. Thank you for what you do. Each day, parents send you that which is most precious to them. They aren't leaving the good ones at home. And you meet them every day with knowledge and with love. A thank you is not enough, but it is sincerely what I have to offer. Thank you for what you do each day.
Proud to be your principal,
Report Card Timeline
Sunday 22rd: Grades due into the grade book
Monday 23rd: PDF Report sent via email to verify grades by 4 PM.
If changes are needed, please email Tracy.
Wednesday 25th: 2nd PDF Verification sent to those with changes made on Monday
Thursday 26th: Report Cards printed and placed in mailbox
Friday 27th: Report Cards go home in Friday Folders
Class List Planning Dates
Class list meetings will take place in the front office conference room next week.
Tuesday, 3/24/15 – 5 ½ day subs
- Kindergarten - 12:30 – 4:00 p.m.
- Kindergarten teachers eat from 12:00 – 12:30
Thursday, 3/26/15 – 6 full day subs
- 1st - 8:00 - 11:30 AM
- 1st grade teachers eat at their normal time (11:42 - 12:24)
- Substitute teachers eat from 11:35 - 12:05
- 4th grade teachers eat at their normal time (11:16-11:56)
- 4th 12:10-3:40 PM
Friday, 3/27/15 – 6 full day subs
- 2nd 8:00-11:30 AM
- 2nd grade teachers eat at their normal time (12:42-1:22)
- Substitute teachers eat from 11:35-12:05
- 3rd grade teachers eat at their normal time (10:50-11:30)
- 3rd 12:10-3:40 PM
LSTC & Media Specialist Survey (From Tracy and Mary)
After navigating to the survey website and entering your code you will first see a survey for the LSTC. Once you have completed that survey you will be prompted to enter the same code a second time for the Media Specialist survey. I've included the link to the survey below. http://tellgcps/surveys/FPS_LSTC.htm
Item Types: There are 4 different item types – Selected Response, Constructed Response, Extended Constructed Response, and Extended Writing Response. This chart shows which item types are included in each subtest, as well as the point value.
Time Limits: The time limits for each day vary. This chart shows the minimum and maximum times allowed for each section of testing.
Milestones Online Testing
In order to prepare for the online testing, we need to close the labs from April 13 through April 29th. Once the computers have been set we are unable to allow anyone to use the computers for testing security purposes. Additionally, we will need to utilize all SMALL laptops in the building. Marianne and I will be sending out an email instructing you where to bring the laptops by April 3rd. We promise to get the laptops returned as soon as we have completed online testing. We greatly appreciate your understanding and flexibility, and we apologize in advance for any inconveniences.
- April 3rd - All Small Laptops Brought to Marianne and Tracy (Location to be determined)
- April 13th - Labs Prepared for Milestones testing
- April 14th & 15th - Actual Practice Test for Milestones (Six Online Teachers to Take)
- April 20th-29th - Online Testing in all Computer Labs and some classrooms with small laptops.
Jawana is joining us from Berkely Lake ES. She is coming from a 2nd grade class and will be joining our 2nd grade team.
Tammy is joining us from Mason ES. She is coming from a SpEd IRR position and will be joining our IRR team.
Technology Update - Student Portal Overview
Life's 10 Essentials
It’s surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy schedules and weekly routines have a tendency to put the brain on autopilot. Some of life’s essential truths need repeating.
3. FEAR IS THE #1 SOURCE OF REGRET
When it’s all said and done, you will lament the chances you didn’t take far more than you will your failures. Don’t be afraid to take risks.