The Week Ahead Memo

State Road Elementary School

Monday, June 01, 2015

Events This Week!

M-STEP Testing is over!!! (Almost)

Great job to all of our third - fifth grade teachers and students for all their time, hard work, and efforts getting us through this first year of M-STEP testing. We just have a few students with make-ups this week and then we will be completely finished! YEAH!!!

AR Prize Shopping Day!

Tuesday is our AR Prize Shopping Day on the stage!

Intervention Meetings!

Our last Intervention Meeting for the year is this Thursday, June 4 during your planning time!

Field Day!!!

Our FIELD DAY is this Friday, June 5!

Out-of-the-Building

I will be out of the building:

on Monday afternoon for Ad Council

on Tuesday for a few hours for the 5th grade Transition to AGS

Grade Fixes for the Year!

As a reminder, our “Grade Fixes” that we agreed to pilot for this school year are:

▫ Fix 1: Don’t include student behaviors in grades; include only achievement

▫ Fix 5: Don’t consider attendance in grade determination; report absences separately

▫ Fix 6: Don’t include group scores in grades; use only individual achievement evidence


"Grading" SI Action Team Requests:


  • As a staff, we are going to focus on one fix per month
  • For this month, please read Fix #6: Don’t include group scores in grades; use only individual achievement evidence. Please read pp. 52-56 and provide your feedback to either Gabe or Callie. It is actually very easy reading and we do value your comments as we used them to lead our discussion.

    We will compile and share this feedback at our January team meeting and with the rest of the staff.

Observation / Evaluation Process Update

YEAH!!! We are done with observations and evaluations for the year!

Culture of Learning

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What's Happening Next Week?

  • Our next Staff Meeting is Tuesday, June 9
  • Grades Due is PowerSchool on Wednesday, June 10
  • Last Day of School for students and staff is Thursday, June 11 (Report Cards will be sent home with students)
  • 5th Grade will be hosting a "Leo's Family Night" on Thursday, June 11 from 5-8pm to help raise funds for 5th Grade Camp next school year! Please let your students know!

DOWN THE ROAD...

  • Teachers last day in the building is Thursday, June 18 to allow for our summer cleaning, as well as to avoid the construction traffic from our main entrance remodel and parking lot addition.

Kid's Hope USA

Staff, I have been working with a local church to bring "Kid's Hope USA" to State Road! This is an adult mentorship program where trained adults would work with select students one hour per week in a supportive, caring role. This program will take some time to get the Kid's Hope Coordinator and mentors trained and certified. It's my 'hope' to have this great program start in the fall!