Addams Staff Newsletter

September 11, 2015

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Principal's Message

Dear Addams Staff,

Wow, what a great 1st week of school! It was great to see all our students excited to enter the building and our classrooms this week. We're definitely off to a very positive start to the 2015-2016 school year!

Thank you for working so hard to get your classrooms prepared and for welcoming and supporting our students as well! I'm proud to be a part of our very strong Addams Learning Community!

In an effort to create an avenue for staff to recognize each other for positive things, I’ve created the “Addams Spotlight.” I encourage you to take 10 seconds to recognize other colleagues. Click on the link below to add comments:

Also, click on the "Youanes Addams Calendar" link below to view my updated Google Calendar. You can also click on the "Addams Building Calendar," below to review the most updated events going on at Addams!

Addams Updates and Reminders

Teacher Evaluation:

If you have not logged into Teachscape yet, please do so ASAP! Click on the link below to view the activation guide and follow the steps provided in that document.

Click on the links below to review more Teacher Evaluation documents:

Teachscape Activation Guide:

New Teacher Eval Rubric:

Danielson Domain Overview:

Highly Qualified Forms:

Each year, teachers are required to complete the following forms to ensure that they are Highly Qualified. Please complete the proper form and return to me no later than Friday, September 20. Let me know if you have any questions or need help.

Elementary Teacher Form:

Elementary Special Education Teacher Form:

Lunch: Please be sure to take accurate lunch counts each day for the next day so that we have the correct amount of lunches available to students in both of our lunch times. Check the Addams Game Plan, within the Schedules folder to view our lunch schedule for the 2015-2016 school year.

Addams PBIS Updates

Addams Family Circles:

As we reviewed during our opening staff meeting last week, we have been working hard to coordinate our Addams Family Circles! We won't meet in September because the only late start is the 2nd day of school and we choose to wait until October for our first Addams Family Meetings!

Please spend some time reviewing the information below regarding our PBIS program and our new Addams Family Circles! More information will be coming soon!

Curriculum and Instruction Updates

Curriculum and Instruction September Newsletter: Click on the link below to view the August 2015 newsletter created by Lisa Shannon:

District Math Memo:

Elementary Assessment Calendar:

District Writing Memo:

Kindergarten Assessment Calendar: Click on the link to review the Kindergarten assessment calendar for the 2015-2016 School Year:

MDE: Spotlight on Assessment and Accountability- September 3, 2015: Your source for important student assessment and accountability information.

Addams Tech Tips

Google Help: Click on the link to sign up for some Google help from Mr. Youanes:

Color Code Email Labels:

Twitter @ Addams!

Follow the #AddamsLearners on Twitter and stay updated on the wonderful happenings at Addams Elementary! Also, check out the first page of this newsletter to follow some of our Addams Educators on Twitter.

If you decide to join Twitter at this point, please follow so we can follow back!

Click on the image to view more pictures from our #AddamsLearners!

Twitter for Teachers: A Quick Start Guide:

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