Frank Elementary Weekly Memo!!!!!

Week of November 16-20

Great Things Happening at Frank Elementary During the Week of November 5-11!

PD Days...

November 16 (Day 6: District PD)

November 17 (Day 7: District PD...ISs meet with Dr. Glesser)

November 18 (Day 8: Staff Meeting at 8:15 AM in the cafeteria)

November 19 (Day 1: 1st Grade TBT from 8:15-9:45 AM)

November 20 (Day 2: 2nd Grade TBT from 8:15-9:45 AM)

Important Information...

-Thanks for a successful Veteran's Day Program. If you have any feedback, please be sure to share that with me.

-November 12 will be our next IEP/ETR day. We only have two scheduled at this point, so it should not be a major disruption to our routine on this day.

-Please do not distribute birthday invitations. Neither students nor teachers should be distributing birthday invitations in your class. As stated in our handbook, "Private birthday parties are not school-sponsored activities and therefore; invitations to such events may not be distributed at school. School employees are not permitted to share addresses or telephone numbers of students in the school for the purpose of distributing birthday invitations." It is important to be consistent with this. Thank you for your help!

Just an FYI, Toth PTO is bringing in national guest speaker Bruce Boguski this Thursday, November 12 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Toth Lobby. Everyone is welcome if you would like to attend. Bruce is an author and media personality and he will present: "Raising Successful Students."

-The STAR Testing window is set for November 30 until December 11. I wanted to let you know that we will be conducting SWARM the week of December 7.

-Twitter Chat Night #2

Our first Twitter Chat Night was a big success and we are looking forward to #2. Here’s the details:

  • When: November 15
  • Time: 7-8pm
  • Hashtag: #Pburgchat
  • Topic: Student Device Survival Guide
  • Who: All teachers, staff and administrators
  • Moderator: Thom Ziems

We’ll be looking at what works with students in the classroom who have devices. This includes all grade levels and all devices (Chromebooks, MacBook Airs, iPads, iPods, etc.).

-Our next staff meeting is on November 18. We will be debriefing from the safety drill we conducted on November 3. We will then be having a discussion as a staff about the plans that we will implement moving forward. We are at the point where we have collected lots of feedback and now we must all be on the same page with a plan of action. Also, during that meeting, grade level teams will have some time to examine data (AIR/PARCC from 2014 and TGRG IOWA Testing -- Fall 3rd grade test 2015).

-OSU/UM Spirit Day will be on Tuesday, November 24. Students and staff are invited to wear the colors of the team they support!

-Please read the brief article called, Carol Dweck Revisits the 'Growth Mindset'. Please visit the following website and post a response:

(The response should be an idea that you learned or something that you could apply in your classroom. Please also include your name with your response. Please post your response by Friday, November 13.)

-The Learning Express Fundraiser will be November 13-15. Please refer to the email sent out recently. Please help promote that fundraiser.

-Please send me the total number of conferences you held with parents by the end of the day on Friday, November 13.

-Since it is now the middle of the 2nd quarter, please don't forget to use your gold coin and sign up to observe another classroom! This is a great way to share ideas! Please remember: The goal is to go visit 1 other classroom each semester!!!!!!

-Please continue to send good news phone calls down to me. These are a great way to positively connect with the families and the parents love receiving these calls!

-There will be a Digital Divide Presentation on cyberbullying on December 2. The presentation will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 2 at the Perrysburg High School Auditorium. It will be open to all parents, guardians, grandparents, childcare workers, youth ministers, home school parents, local private schools, etc. in the area. No children will be permitted to attend. More details will be able to be released soon, but mainly I just wanted to make sure all of you have the date and time at this point.

-Please continue to fill out and turn in Bucket Fillers. It is very special to have names turned in each day. This is a great way to recognize our outstanding students.

-Please also continue to fill up the Bucket Filling Board in the staff lounge!:)

-Please take a look at the Do Not Photograph list and please make sure to follow that throughout the year.

-I have started classroom observations. I will be in and out of classrooms for the majority of November.

-The SAPP program will take place on November 12th for 3rd grade.

-The Frank Safety Committee will meet on Thursday, November 12, at 3:30 PM.

-There will be a Pupil Services Meeting at Toth Elementary at 5 PM on Thursday, November 12. This is a meeting for parents who have a child on an IEP.

-The Olweus Committee will be meeting on Friday, November 13 at 8:15 AM.

-There will be a Board of Education Meeting on Monday, November 16, at 5:30 PM. All staff members are welcome to attend.

-The Frank BLTs will meet for a 1/2 day PM meeting on November 18 beginning at 12:30 in the large conference room.

-We will test out the bandwidth/AIR testing site on Thursday , Nov. 19th at 9:30 AM. Ms. Collins will get with you to determine who goes to the labs. This will be for 3 and 4 in the labs, and 5 on chrome books. Please do not take pictures of any students testing.

-The Frank Girls on the Run Team has been working hard the last two months and will run their practice 5K at Bicentennial Park this Friday, November 13th after school. If you are available Friday from 4-5PM, the girls would appreciate fans to cheer for them, help with the water stop or run along side them!

As a part of the Girls on the Run program, each team picks a Community Impact Project to give back to the community that supports them. TheFrank Team will be making posters to encourage the other 1200+ runners during the Girls on the Run 5K at the Shops at Fallen Timbers on Saturday, November 21st at 9AM. The Team welcomes anyone in the Frank community to cheer for the 5K participants, including our own 20 member team, in the Frank cheer poster area.

-We will be celebrating on Monday, November 16: We will be celebrating our November #CelebrateMonday!

Here is how it works:

-Take some time and reflect on the great things happening at Frank.

-Send an email out to the Frank staff describing 1 or 2 or 3 or 5 (or 10) great things happening at Frank.

-End your email with the following: #Celebrate Monday

-I will also come visit each classroom on Monday to recognize the great things happening and to #CelebrateMonday!

What a great way to motivate each other to have a positive Monday while also reminding each other of all of the awesome things taking place in our building!

-The 5th graders will be taking the Wood County Survey on Monday, November 16.

-Our next safety drill will be on Friday, November 20. This will be a teacher choice drill where the teacher has to decide whether to barricade/lockdown or evacuate.

-Our next Frank Talk will go home on Friday, November 20.

-The Operation Bread Basket Food Drive will be November 30-December 11.

-The Frank Elementary Parents' Club is creating a School Directory. In order to do this we need your help! If you would like your information to appear in the Frank Directory, please complete the required information below by November 24.

The link to share your information is:

Food For Thought...

Don't focus on focus. Focus is a byproduct of clarity and flow. When you are in the flow you have great focus.

No matter how many years we have been teaching, we should feel a little bit like a rookie EVERY year by trying something new and not being afraid to fail. Heidi Pauer

-The only way to do great work is to love what you do! Steve Jobs

-The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.

-We need to be more concerned with the learning taking place and less concerned with how they show it.

-We can't just teach lessons, we need to create experiences!