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State Road Elementary School

Monday, March 21, 2016

Events This Week!

"MARCH MADNESS" Reading Month!

MARCH MADNESS Reading Month is here! Please continue to check your Reading Month Calendar for all the latest and greatest Reading Month activities taking place this month! Thank you to the Reading Month Committee and all of those involved in making this a great month of reading for our kids!!!

Principal Book Read

I have a book on kindness that I will be using for my "Book Read" during tomorrow morning's announcements... If you would like me to read this book to your class, please let me know! I'd love to visit and read to your students! Let me know if you have a certain day/time that you'd like, or if I can just 'drop in' at any time.

Meal Train for the Guile Family

Thank you to those that have been able to provide a meal for the Guile family. They have been SO appreciative of all that our staff and students have done for their family. Currently, we have two meals for them this week. They don't have any food allergies or meal preferences... They are just grateful for whatever we provide. Food can be brought to school and dad can pick up at the end of the day.

If you/your team would like to sign up for a meal, please click the link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4aa9a72aa0fe3-meal

MERTeam Meeting

We have a MERTeam Meeting tomorrow morning, Tuesday, March 22, beginning at 8:00am in the Conference Room.

Leaders for Life - Assembly!

We have partnered with other area schools to bring the "Leaders for Life" Assembly to State Road on Wednesday, March 23 at 10:30am for all K-5 students. This assembly is provided by the Detroit Lions, and Roary the Lion will also be here for our students!

School Improvement Team Meeting

Our March School Improvement Team Meeting is Thursday, March 24 beginning at 7:30am in the Media Center! All are welcome to attend!

Leo's Family Night!

Our next LEO'S FAMILY NIGHT for State Road will be Thursday, March 24 from 5-8pm at the Leo's Coney Island on Silver Lake Road. Stop by anytime for dinner and/or dessert! Even take-out orders count toward this great fundraiser! All proceeds from these fundraisers go directly to support our classroom teachers!

NO SCHOOL!!!

There is NO SCHOOL on Friday, March 25th to celebrate Good Friday and Easter Weekend!

5th Grade Showcase

Our 5th Grade Showcase (Exhibition) night is Tuesday, March 29 from 4:30-6:00pm! More information and a daytime practice will be sent out soon.

Grade 3-5 Assembly!

The "Relentless Tour" Assembly for Grade 3-5 students (originally scheduled for last Wednesday, March 2) has been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 30 beginning at 10am in the Cafetorium. Please wait for an announcement to dismiss your classroom. The assembly will last approximately 1 hour.

WEAR BLUE FOR DIABETES

Wednesday, March 30 is "WEAR BLUE" for Diabetes Day! Let's ALL WEAR BLUE to show our recognition and support for our students with diabetes.

March Madness STAFF vs. Student Basketball game

Thursday, March 31 is our Staff vs. Student Basketball Game beginning at 2:15pm! Students and staff should wear our MARCH MADNESS T-Shirts on this day!

LIGHT IT UP BLUE DAY

Friday, April 1 is our annual "LIGHT IT UP BLUE" Day is recognition and support of National Autism Awareness Month! Let's ALL "WEAR BLUE" on Friday, April 1!

Intervention Meetings

Our spring Intervention Team Meetings will be 'virtual.' Please be sure to get the information to Patty when she sends out her At-Risk Data Charts.

ALL BID ORDER / PURCHASE ORDERS ARE DUE

Friday, April 1 is the DUE DATE for all bid order money and/or purchase orders to be made. This includes your Bid Order (start-up money), as well as any internal account money that you have from fundraisers, Leo's Nights, etc. *Only the internal account dollars can be carried over... Bid Order dollars need to be spent by April 1.

Last Day of Quarter 3

Friday, April 1 is the last day of Quarter 3. Spring Break begins after school on this day! With P/T Conferences the week of April 18, grades and report cards won't be due until mid-week when we return from break.

Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible!

Please continue to make the extra effort to promote, practice, and model our Daily Affirmation of being Safe, Respectful, and Responsible. Please continue to escort your students to/from Specials and remind them of our shared expectations while working independently in the halls or travelling with a friend to other locations throughout the building. Thank you all for your continued help with this!

Out-of-the-Building

I will be out of the building:

Monday afternoon for Ad Council

OBSERVATIONS / EVALUATION PROCESS UPDATE!

Round 1 AND 2 of our Observations are done and Round 3 has started. The 'Noticings’ and ‘Wonderings’ sections will focus on the Dimension of (A) Assessment and (PCC) Professional Collaboration & Communication for our Round 3 observations. If I have my laptop it will be an observation; if I'm in the classroom without it, I'm just visiting! :-)


  • Observations - We will again conduct a minimum of 3 observations for the year (district continuity).
  • Observation Time - 10-30 min of lesson scripting and another 15 minutes of coding.
  • I should be able to access or view your daily lesson plans with assigned standards.
  • The first two observations will be unannounced. The third observation may be scheduled as agreed upon by the teacher and administrator.
  • We will have a Dimension focus during each observation (up to two dimensions). The dimension focus areas will be the areas that the Noticings and Wonderings will be derived.

Culture of Learning

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What's Happening Next Week?

  • 5th Grade Showcase is Tuesday, March 29
  • Relentless Tour Assembly for Grade 3-5 is Wednesday, March 30 at 10am
  • Wear Blue on Wednesday, March 30 for Diabetes
  • March Madness Staff vs. Student Basketball Game, Thursday, March 31 at 2:15pm
  • Friday, April 1 is "Wear Blue" to Light It Up Blue in support of Autism Awareness

DOWN THE ROAD...

  • Grades are due in PowerTeacher on Thursday, April 14
  • Report Cards will be printed on Friday, April 15
  • Parent/Teacher Conference Week begins April 18
  • Evening Conferences are Monday and Wednesday (4:30-7:30pm); afternoon conferences on Thursday (12:00-3:00pm) (Half Day for students)
  • No School on Friday, April 22