HRE Weekly Bulletin

September 2nd through September 6th

New Format for the Weekly Bulletin!

I'm trying this new format for the weekly bulletin...hope you like the new look...it's iPad friendly!

This Week at a Glance...

  • Mon, Sept 2nd: No School, Labor Day
  • Tue, Sept 3rd: NWEA Training for 3rd & 4th Grade Teachers, 8:10 (Computer Lab)
  • Tue, Sept 3rd: Elementary Principal Meeting, 1:00
  • Wed, Sept 4th: Vision Screenings for K, 1st, and 3rd (See info below)
  • Wed, Sept 4th: NWEA Testing Window Opens for 3rd & 4th Grade (See info below)
  • Thu, Sept 5th:
  • Fri, Sept 6th: School Spirit Day!...Please follow the "S" Week Schedule

If you have Library on Mondays, please see Lauren for a make-up time due to Labor Day

STAFF MEETING CHANGE...

We are going to cancel the staff meeting due to the need of NWEA training. Training has been moved to Tuesday, September 3rd at 8:10 for 3rd and 4th grade teachers only. Training for K, 1st, and 2nd grade will be communicated soon.


Next Week at a Glance...

  • Mon, Sept 9th: Bus Evacuation Drill, 8:45
  • Tue, Sept 10th: Admin Team Meeting, 9:45
  • Wed, Sept 11th:
  • Thu, Sept 12th: Grade Level Rep Meeting, 8:00
  • Fri, Sept 13th: School Spirit Day!
  • Fri, Sept 13th: Early Student Dismissal, 12:01
  • Fri, Sept 13th: Staff Luncheon provided by PTO, 12:15
  • Fri, Sept 13th: Teacher PD Session, 1:00
  • Fri, Sept 13th: PTO Carnival, 5:00 - 8:30




Is this a Mug Shot?

NO!

It's our first staff winner of the year who was caught "Getting a GRIP". Doug, our head custodian, was caught by Mrs. Simmonds showing respect. Congratulations Doug!


Be sure to nominate a colleague this week who you catch "Getting a GRIP"!

PTO Meeting Updated and Informed HRE Parents

Thanks Katie, Beth, and Kate for taking time to present to parents!

Be sure to visit the HSE21 site!

Vision Screenings for K, 1st, and 3rd

This year HSE has partnered with Ossip Vision to provide vision screenings for all Kindergarten, first, and third grade students. This change in procedure is largely due to changes the State has made in screening requirements. HRE is scheduled for Wednesday, September 4th. We will call classrooms down as spots are open, so please be flexible with us during the screening process. Notes from Stephanie Loane are as follows...


Grade K and 3 Teachers

· This will be a very quick acuity screening. Each K and 3 teacher will receive a basic class roster from the office. You’ll line your students up into alpha order and bring them into a screening room and give your roster to the doctor. The doctor will mark pass or (DNP) did not pass next to each student’s name.

· You’ll copy your roster after the screenings and give one copy to the office. They will pass this along to the nurse.

· You’ll keep a copy and then call home on any DNPs. We ask that you inform families that their child was screened and some possible vision concerns were noted. You’ll let them know that you’ll be sending home a referral sheet. Families should take this referral sheet to their family eye care provider to see if any further action concerning their child’s vision is needed.

· We truly appreciate your efforts in all of this and know that our families appreciate the personal contact.

· Please ask families to keep you up to date on any developments from their eye care provider. Please also FW those updates onto your nurse. They will keep notes on student needs concerning glasses, etc.

Grade 1 Teachers

· Your students will participate in a more thorough screening now required at grade 1. It will be quick but will require visiting a few stations in the screening room.

· Each grade 1 teacher will receive a basic class roster from the office. You’ll also receive a MCT sheet for each child. You’ll put your student’s name on the top of this MCT sheet.

· You’ll line your students up into alpha order, ask them to hold onto their MCT sheet and then bring them into a screening room. The doctors will mark their sheet as they travel around quickly to each station.

· At the end of their stations you’ll head out and collect all of their sheets. Please make a copy of these to keep as a class set.

· Then use your class roster to mark pass or (DNP) did not pass next to each student’s name. The doctor will indicate Pass or DNP on the MCT sheet.

· You’ll then copy your roster after filling it in and give one copy to the office. You’ll also give the office your class set of copied MCT sheets. They will pass these along to the nurse.

· You’ll keep a copy of your roster and then call home on any DNPs. We ask that you inform families that their child was screened and some possible vision concerns were noted. You’ll let them know that you’ll be sending home their child’s MCT sheet which contains information for their family eye care provider. Families should take this MCT sheet to their provider to see if any further action concerning their child’s vision is needed.

· You can also send home the MCT sheets for students that passed.

· We truly appreciate your efforts in all of this and know that our families appreciate the personal contact.

· Please ask families to keep you up to date on any developments from their eye care provider. Please also FW those updates onto your nurse. They will keep notes on student needs concerning glasses, etc.

NWEA Testing Time is Here

Our first round of NWEA testing begins on Wednesday, September 4th. Kate has emailed the testing schedule to teachers, so please review that. Unfortunately, this round of testing has to be completed in the computer lab, so the computer lab will be closed during the testing window. Thank you for being patient as we all learn this new assessment tool. We've been told that we will be able to use iPads in the future to conduct the NWEA assessment, so we shouldn't experience this problem with the lab again.


A schedule for training teachers and testing students in grades K, 1, and 2 will be sent out very soon.

August PBIS Reward

The August PBIS Reward, ice cream and extra recess, can be taken at your discretion. Be sure to see Shawn in the clinic to double check for allergy concerns BEFORE you give students the ice cream.


The September reward will be held on Tuesday, September 24th at 2:15 in the gym. Your grade level PBIS rep can give you more details.