Team Penn

January 19 - 22

Dear Faculty,

I have heard positive reviews about Friday's Professional Development! If you learned a strategy that would be beneficial for the staff and it aligns with our focus for the year, please let me know. We look forward to hearing about all that you have learned!

This week's Activities

IOC Drill this week

Monday, January 18

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (No School)

Tuesday, January 19

PLCs Conference room (including specials teachers)

Faculty Meeting 3:20p.m. Library (Bring your laptop/ipad)

Wednesday, January 20

American Fidelity in room 18 8:30a.m. - 3:00p.m.

4th-6th Basketball Practice at the Dream Center

Thursday, January 21

Mentoring: "100 Black Men" Please remind students to bring assignment.

Cub Scouts: 3:00-4:00p.m. in the gym with Ms. Gilliland

Choir : 3:30-4:30p.m. in the library with Ms. Ellington

Friday, January 22
No activities

Saturday, January 23

1st Basketball game 1:00p.m. at Dream Center

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Morton - Monica will only see students Thursday this week. Melissa will be on campus as scheduled.

Ms. Black, the health assistant, has adjusted hours of 7:30-12:00p.m. beginning Tuesday, January 19th. More details to come.

Kravis Summer Arts Camp

If you have students who are artistically talented, please contact Ms. West. She will provide them with information for the Kravis Summer Arts Camp. If we sign the student up soon, we will be able to apply for their scholarship. Transportation will also be provided. Please contact Ms. West with a name as soon as possible!

Kravis Summer Arts Camp is a two-week camp for students entering grades 1-12 each summer that exposes students to artistic experiences of all types. The elementary and middle school programs have been held at Will Rogers College Junior High.

This is a great opportunity for enrichment for our students!

American Fidelity

American Fidelity is the plan provider for the district's Section 125 plan. This plan allows employees to maintain pre-tax benefits such as medical, vision, dental, flexible spending, Health Savings Accounts (HSA), cancer and accident insurance. American Fidelity is willing to provide education and communication for the benefits that TPS offers, especially the HSA.

On Wednesday, January 20, 2016 , American Fidelity will be sending representatives to our site to see employees.

It is an IRS requirement that employees visit with an American Fidelity representative to sign their Section 125 election form. This form acknowledges the benefits that are available to them on a pre-tax basis for the coming plan year to avoid IRS penalties to the district.

Distribution of W-2's

The W-2s for 2015 will be distributed to work sites during the last week of January. Distribution to the work sites, as opposed to mailing them to home addresses, saves the district over $3,000 annually.

W-2s can be viewed using Employee Self Service (ESS) two or three days before they arrive at the work sites. Instructions for viewing in ESS are shown below:

  • Go to the TPS Website -
  • Place your cursor over "Employees" - in blue bar at top right
  • Select "Employee Self Service"
  • Once again select "Employee Self Service"
  • Select "Pay/Tax Information"
  • Select "W-2"
  • To view the actual W-2, click "View W-2 Image" to the far right of your name
  • If you need help call 918-746-6232 and select Option 0


Join educators from all over Oklahoma and surrounding states for Edcamp918. An Edcamp is a form of unconference designed specifically for teachers and their needs. Registration is free! Sign up on EventBrite.

8:00-8:45 - Breakfast and Networking, Door Prizes

8:45-9:00 - Opening

9:00- 9:20 - Welcome/opening/Schedule Building

9:30-10:30 - Session 1

10:30-11:30- Session 2

11:30-1:00 - Lunch/door prizes

1:00 -1:30 APP Smackdown

1:30-2:30 - Session 3

2:30-3:30- Session 4

3:30-4:00 Door Prizes - wrap up

When Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Where Wilson Teaching and Learning Academy - 2710 E 11th Street Tulsa, OK 74104

January Dates to Remember

January 19 - 28 - 2nd Grade Cogat Testing ( Gifted & Talented)
January 25 - Feb. 4 - SRI Window (Grades 3rd - 6th)
January 25 - Feb. 4 - SMI Window (Grades 4th - 6th)
January 25 - Feb. 4 - All students in System 44 take SPI

Safe & Healthy Schools - 2nd Tuesday of each month 3:20p.m.
Parent Advisory Committee- 1st Tuesday of each month 7:00-7:30a.m.
Happy Schools Committee - January 28th 3:15p.m.