Midnight's Memo

September 21, 2016

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Coming Up this week and next:

Happy Birthday to: Julie 9/19, Deb Dauffenbach 9/20

Be sure you're getting your Staff Panther of the Nominations turned in

Wednesday 9/21 Universal Vocabulary Staff Mtg 7:30-8:30 "Choosing Words to Teach"; Jones (7:30 Safety Comm), (9-4 Admin.)

Thursday 9/22 9:30 fire drill if weather permits, 10:00 third common planning, PBIS Tier II 1:00-4:00 Koni (Rebecca Gross), Dan (Amy Hayes), Heidi (Joanne Dietrich, Anne (Diane Trapp), Karen (Teresa Schmeling), Tina, Erin, Jen W., 2:00 second grade common planning. Running records should wrap up for students new to PKL and intervention.

Friday 9/23 9:00 fourth grade common planning, PBIS Celebration 1:30-3:30, 3:00 Kim S. to PKL to mt. w. Jones,

Jen Wagner will begin SAIG groups Round 1; Raccoon Readers coming 10:30-11:15

Monday 9/26: 11:00 5K common planning, 1:00 first common planning, 4:00 Jones/Learning Strategist planning mtg.

Tuesday 9/27: 9:30 para mtg. in Andrea's room, Colleen H./Wendy S. will be here during common planning to meet with teams about the new GT guidelines/procedures

Wednesday 9/28:

Thursday 9/29: 9:00 fourth common planning, 10:00 third common planning, 2:00 second grade common planning, 3:00 PTO walk-a-thon (4K/5K blacktop track, 1st/2nd by the kickball field, 3rd/4th by soccer fields-all like last year. PTO will have freeze pops for afterward.)

4-6 PM PTO Family Fun NIght; inflatables, Kona Ice, DJ, Dr. Rindo will be here too

Friday 9/30: District student services staff working from PKL all day (Lisa D., Dyanna K., Kim S., and Robbie). 8:50 Midnight Morning Mtg.(grade level colors), 10:30-11:15 Racoon Readers in the morning, 1-3:00 Midnight Market

Raccoon Readers Coming to PKL Sept. 30th

On Friday, September 30th our Raccoon Readers will be joining Park Lawn from 10:30-11:15. We have approximately 17 players coming. Please have a book or two ready for them to read aloud to your class. If you do not want a player coming to your room please send me an email. Otherwise, I will be taking the players around on Friday and placing them in classrooms. This will be a great opportunity for the students! -Andrea

Homecoming week of 9/26-9/30 PKL Spirit Days

Monday- Sports Team Day; "Gotta support the team" support your favorite team

Tuesday- Neon Day; Making Park Lawn the brightest school around

Wednesday- Black and White Day; this years homecoming these is Back to the 50's so let's wear black and white to commemorate all the great black and white TV shows from the 50's

Thursday: PURPLE OR for the Panther Stride/walk-a-thon shirt

Friday: Back to the 50's or Oconomowoc Pride - WEAR GRADE LEVEL SHIRTS

YUM! YUM! Wednesday Treats!

“Wednesday Treats” For the Staff Lounge

Sign up with a friend, a couple friends, or your team to bring

treats on a Wednesday “just because” everyone likes snacks J Sign up is now posted on the white board in the lounge!

Staff EMERGENCY PHONE List

A list for your review was emailed on Wed. Sept. 14th. This list will be put into your emergency folders and may be used during the year for other purposes (i.e., inclement weather, etc). If you haven't had a moment to review the list, please do so now and let me know of any errors. Joy

PTO Meeting Sign Up for Staff

Please help us show support for our PTO. Please check meeting dates and sign up in the office to join a meeting. All of these meetings are at 4:00 pm at PKL. Meeting dates this year are: 10/10, 1/16, 3/13, 5/1,

Monthly Fire Drill; THIS WEEK WEATHER PERMITTING- Probably Thursday morning

Please review with your classroom how we conduct fire drills at Park Lawn. Make sure:


  • Your class knows where to line up on the playground during a fire drill; home room and during specials
  • Your white emergency folder is stocked with your current class list and critical phone numbers for families; this folder should accompany you during ALL emergency drills.
  • Your emergency folder should also include a green and red sheet of construction paper that you show during the drill to indicate all of your students are or are not with you.
  • Remember that if you have a Wilkie-talkie on your person or in your classroom that it should accompany you during an emergency drill
  • If possible grab a reflective vest on your way out the door so that emergency responders are able to easily identify staff
  • Remind student why it is important that they remain quiet during emergency drills
  • Have a plan for children with compromised mobility
  • Remind students that the fire alarm is loud for a reason; we need to make sure everyone can hear it and it is ok for them to cover their ears
  • As always, our September fire drill will be announced and I will also prep students via PKL and I will be adding much of the above information to the Panther Press so that parents can support our safety efforts as well

Attached to this memo:

1. Staff List of Emergency Phone Numbers

2. PKL Calendar 2016-17 (inc. conferences, concerts, etc)

3. PKL Letterhead

NEW Field Trip BUS REQUISITION PROCESS

Refer to 9/2/16 memo for specifics

Assessments; updated 9-19-16

Please make sure that you enter ALL scores into Skyward by the end of the assessment period. This includes both F and P (if administered) and Words Their Way scores. Thank you!

MAP Kindergarten in October.

PBIS Corner

September 1st-23rd Theme: Panthers in Training

PKL 94 Jen will be reviewing recess expectations

Week 1: Panthers in the Classroom

Week 2: Panthers Around School (lunchroom, restroom, halls)

Week 3: Panthers on the Playground

October 10-14 Complete Internal/External assessments with hopes of next round of SAIG beginning 10/21 &10/28 depending on parent permissions.

BACKGROUND CHECKS - Volunteers

This year, EVERYONE must complete a new background check. This is completely online and directions for the process are in the office and online.

Sunshine Committee - UPDATE and Dues Info

Thanks to all who have turned in their dues. Looking for specifics regarding Sunshine? Refer to 9/2/16 memo.

NEW Alarm System - CEC Communications Engineering Co.

Refer to 9/12 and 9/14 memos for specifics

Educator Effectiveness Update...September and October

September/October: complete district assessments and review data. Craft SLO's and PPG's by October 31st. The Joan/Sarah meetings of years past will not occur this year for those on supportive. Instead I will meet with everyone via common planning or 10/7 (the PD day). Teaching and Learning staff will also be on site on 10/7 if you'd like to meet with them. Summary year friends will needs to complete the self-review as well but as I always say, "Never hurts to review the self-review."

January/February: Mid-year reviews by 2/20

April-June 30th: wrap up and complete end year stuff

Equalized Days 16-17 school year

10/6 will run as a Friday

11/29 as a Monday

2/21 as a Monday

5/25 as a Friday