Killian STEAM Leaders- Friday, October 16, 2015
Our School Culture
Leadership (Shared Leadership)
Collaboration (Schoolwide Collaboration)
Consistency (Cooperative Consistency)
Kimberly Greene- Oct. 19Kimm Mack- Oct. 19
Pamela George- Oct. 22
A Closer Look
Monday, October 19
Full Faculty Meeting (PBL)
Tuesday, October 20
4th Grade ALERT Field Study
Cookie Dough Pick-Up
5th Grade Washington, DC Parent Information Night 6:00-7:00 pm
Wednesday, October 21
Thursday, October 22
Teacher Work- Day/ District PD
Friday, October 23
Here's what's happening the following week
PE Rotation Week
Monday, Octbober 26
Team Leaders/ Leadership team meeting.
2nd Grade Testing
Tuesday, October 27
Wednesday, October 28
End of 1st Nine Weeks
2nd Grade Testing
School Health Council Meeting
Thursday, October 29
2nd Grade Testing
Friday, October 30
Student Showcase Display updated
2nd Grade Testing
Daily Schedule for Next Week
Please be reminded that teachers and staff members are expected to report to work at regular time. We will resume our regular related arts schedule next week.
Our 21st Century Program will resume regular schedule next week as well.
A Time to Restore
Many families suffered losses of property and precious belongings as a result of the flood. Many of us were so fortunate and did not suffer any loss. If you are one of the fortunate, please join us in supporting others by providing one non-perishable food item next week. Our goal is to have no less than 700 items to share with Harvest Hope Food Bank. Our students' families have been requested to join us in this effort.
Thank you for your support of this effort.
Leader in Me Overview
This week:Quick Start Guide Week 8
Next Week and for the rest of October: Habit 1 Be Proactive
November: Habit 2 Begin with the End in Mind
During Week 8, students will need to set new monthly personal and academic goals. Although you may choose a different time frame, any less than one month is too short to change behavior and any more than one month may be too long for younger students. You now have a classroom of students who have learned the life skills they will refer to throughout their lives. Rather than specific “school behavior,” the 7 Habits transfer to real-world situations.Ask students for real-world connections they experience or witness.
• Continue to establish routines.
Ask, “How can we Sharpen the Saw at school?”
• Model and reinforce one specific way to Sharpen the Saw, i.e. “Leaders sharpen their heart at school by doing random acts of kindness.”
• Student greeter continues lead role in greeting students and visitors. Continue to model appropriate greetings.
• Revise or create new monthly personal and academic goals and share with
• Post progress on class goals on scoreboard.
• Celebrate learning Habit 7!
• Read the Habit 7 story from The 7 Habits of Happy Kids.
• Rotate classroom leadership role assignments
. • Enlist the help of students to add examples or pictures of sharpening the saw to your 7 Habits bulletin board.
Please also keep Nurse Hanzlik and her family in your prayers. She lost her father-in-law, Ed Hanzlik, on Tuesday. She has traveled to Pennsylvania to be with her family this week.
In your quiet time, please think about our Killian family in their time of bereavement.
Mrs. Knotts-Holiday- Sparkleberry County Fair Grant
Mrs. Vermillion- DonorsChoose/ SONIC Drive-In
Fourth Grade Team- Sparkleberry County Fair Grant
Mrs. Marine- Sparkleberry County Fair Grant
Coach Ana Byrd has begun a program, K-Fit Kids, in which she will work one on one with students who have a BMI greater than 25. Students will use exercise equipment to promote cardiovascular health. Thank you Coach Byrd for seeing a need and meeting the need to ensure we do all we can to promote healthy living to our students!
When you see these teachers in the hallway, give them a THUMBS UP for a job well done!
Teacher Power Zone
Points to Remember
- Professional Development opportunities for Thursday, October 22 for the District Professional Development Day have been posted in PD Express. Sign up for your sessions soon as spaces will fill up quickly. Here is the link to access PD Express for your convenience!
- Kudos to our very own Mrs. Kimm Mack for stepping out of her box and presenting a session! Way to go Mrs. Mack! Mrs. Raley will also be presenting on Thursday! Good luck ladies, we know you will represent Killian in a marvelous way!
- Cookie Dough fundraiser items will need to be picked up by parents on Tuesday, Oct. 20th between 2:30-6:30 p.m.
-Grades due by Monday, Nov. 2 at noon Report cards will go home on Friday, Nov. 6th.
-Recess Clean-Up In an effort to beautify the grounds behind our school, please ask students to throw all trash into the trash can by the bus loading entrance.
- It is important that all ALERT students are released to go with their ALERT teacher on time. Please assist Mrs. Ross and Mr. Anthony with this to ensure they have adequate time with their students.
Quote of the Week
Positive Behavior Tips
The Morning Meeting: The Secret to Binding your class together.
-Made up of 4 sequential components and can last up to 30 min. each day
-The components overlap but each component has its own purposes and structure.
-The components provide opportunities for students to practice the skills of greeting, listening and responding, group problem solving, and noticing and anticipating.
The four components:
Greeting: Children greet each other by name, often including handshaking, clapping, singing and other activities.
Sharing: Students share some news of interest to the class and respond to each other, articulating their thoughts, feelings, and ideas in a positive manner.
Group Activity: The whole class does a short activity together, building class cohesion through active participation.
News and Announcements: Students develop language skills and learn about the events in the day ahead by reading and discussing a daily message posted for them.
(The Morning Meeting Book by Roxann Kriete)
Kudos to the following teachers who were observed having an outstanding Morning Meeting!