Friday Feature

News and Notes for the Madison Staff (4/24/15)

ELA Pacing Guide

Principals are looking to gather feedback from PLCs after our first year with the ELA Pacing Guide. I'll be coming to PLC meetings or teams can come to me with a good time to discuss it. I'll be looking for feedback regarding

  • number of standards in each trimester
  • phrasing of standards (understandable for parents?)
  • trimester(s) the standards are assessed on report card.

2015-2016 Class Lists

We are going to have a grade-level problem solving day on May 18 with the hourly target of assembling class lists using our behavioral, FnP, and other data. I will meet with specialists ahead of time to discuss some special groupings.

Permenant Sub Update

  • Ruheena Padshah is no longer a permenant substitute. She is a college observer in Amy King's room three days a week, but is available to sub on Thursdays and Fridays for jobs in Subfinder.
  • Subs are often hard to come by this time of year. So, to finish this year, please submit your sub needs on SubFinder. Jobs that are not picked up will be filled by Sarah Wojtovich. Today we had a great example of the need to keep Sarah available as a need arose and subs are hard to come by this time of year (especially on Fridays).

Fountas and Pinnell

  • In May, K-2 students will all be assessed.
  • K-2 teachers all receive one day sub. Kim receives 2 sub days.
  • See Stacy to plan ahead.
  • Grade 3-4 students will be assessed if "below level" on multiple assessments.
  • Find protocols here by searching "Fountas"

Important Dates

Mon, Apr 27: PARCC Testing

Tue, Apr 28: PARCC Testing

Tue, Apr 28: 7PM "Digital Safety Seminar" w/ Att General Specialist @ Hubble

Wed, Apr 29: PARCC Testing

Wed, Apr 29: New parent orientation at Edison

Wed, Apr 29: 8:30AM Staff Meeting

Mon, May 4: Teacher Appreciation Week

Mon, May 4: 2:30PM All School Outdoor Photo

Wed, May 6: "Bike to School Day"

Thu, May 7: 10AM and 1:30PM Kindergarten Visitation

Fri, May 8: 9:30AM Orchestra, Band and Chorus Concert

Mon, May 11: 7PM Band, Orchestra, Chorus Concert

Thu, May 14: 11:30-1:00PM Aide Appreciation Lunch

Fri, May 15: "Paw"sitive Behavior Assembly (TBD)

Mon, May 18: Grade Level Problem Solving Meetings (Class Lists)

Thu, May 21: 12PM PTA Meeting

Fri, May 22: EMD

Thu, May 28: 4PM District retirement celebration

Fri, May 29: Madison retirement party

Thu, June 4: Volunteer Appreciation Lunch

Thu, June 4: Field Day

Mon, Aug 17: Institute Day (at Madison all day)

Mon, Aug 17: Meet and Treat

Tue, Aug 18: Teacher Work Day

Wed, Aug 19: First Day (Grades 1-12)

Thu, Aug 20: First Day (EC-Kindergarten)

Thu, Sep 3: Picture Day

Wed, Sep 16 and 17: Madison Run-a-Thon

Fri, Sep 25: Institute Day

Sat, Oct 17: PTA Trivia Night

Thu, Nov 12: Multi-Cultural Day

Fri, Nov 13: Teacher Work Day