This Week at Remynse

February 1st- February 5th

Welcome to February!

It is hard to believe that we are already going to start the month of February. I sit here reflecting on our year and thinking about all that you do for our students and the Remynse family. Since we are in the middle of the kindness challenge, I want to share a few of the kind acts that have occurred to me or that I have seen happening around the building.

Thank you to the wonderful teacher that sent me a text message on Friday night when she noticed that my car was still parked in the front of the school. She just wanted to make sure that I was okay before she left for the night. I also want to thank the teacher that has been bringing me samples of recipes she has cooked and for helping me learn a few more things to cook at home. I have been well fed this past week. I also want to thank the teachers and office staff that often step in when they notice there is an unhappy parent. Thank you for always sharing with our parents about our students being our number one priority.

It warms my heart to see all of the kind gestures happening around school. I love seeing how you are helping each other out with students. I am amazed by the systems you have established so that students continue learning. I also notice how you often cover for another staff member so that they can take care of their personal needs. I also see how you make sure your team is fed by either cooking or picking up lunch. I am sure there are many more Acts of Kindness happening. Is there something you would like to share? Send me an email so that I can feature it in our newsletter next week.

Learning Walk Information

Thank you so much to the teachers we visited last week. As I stated earlier, we were looking at student engagement strategies. We will continue looking for this during our walks on Monday. In our walks we look specifically for engagement, but also look at other factors that may affect student engagement.

I will begin to include a small overall summary of what we saw. In these walks, we will never include names. We are using this information as a tool to see the needs of our campus. When I write my summary, I will give information like:

2/6 teachers used an engagement strategy while we were in the classroom

3/6 of the teachers were on schedule with their lesson

5/6 classes were working on worksheets

5/6 included "We will, and I will" statements in their Learning Objectives

The information above is not a depiction of what we saw last week, but gives you an idea of what I may be including in my summary.

Dates to Remember:

Monday, February 1st:
  • Learning Walks with the Leadership Team- We will continue to look for engagement strategies in the classroom.
  • Leadership Team Meeting @ 11:30 am
  • Ozuna out of the building at 1:00 pm at Admin. building
  • Intent to Return page due today. Please place these in my box.

Tuesday, February 2nd:

  • Ozuna, Simmons, and V. Lowe out of the building for Leader in Me Symposium
  • Coding Club

Wednesday, February 3rd:

  • Ozuna, Simmons, and V. Lowe out of the building for Leader in Me Symposium
  • ARD meetings

Thursday, February 4th:

  • It's the 100th Day of School! Congrats!
You can wear jeans today if you show your 100 day spirit. Prizes will be rewarded to the most creative staff members. If your 100 day idea does not let you wear jeans on this day, I will give you a jean pass to wear for another day. Be creative! You can

only wear jeans if you are sporting something to do with the 100th day of school.

  • Special Appearance by "1der Woman" today. Shh! She asked that I not let the students know.
  • PLC meetings for 3-6 to review CBA #1 results. Please come with your data reviewed, your students tiered, and an action plan for intervention for students. I will send you some guiding questions for the meeting since we have a short amount of time.
  • Math Academy after school @ PDC
  • Vertical Team Meeting/Staff PD meeting at 3:50 pm in the library

Friday, February 5th:

  • Science Bowl during lunch. Please be sure to have your questions in to Lisa Spencer before Wednesday.
  • Spirit Shirt and jeans

Future Dates to Remember:

Wednesday, February 10th

  • PBIS Fidelity Walk at 8:30
  • Benchmark Testing for 4th and 5th grade

Thursday, February 11th

  • Benchmark Testing for 4th and 5th grade

Friday, February 12th

  • Valentine's Day Class Parties
  • Tentative Sweetheart's Lunch for parents in the cafe

Thursday, February 25th

  • Math Night from 5:30 pm-7:00 pm