Curriculum Connections

News from Ms. Welch, CST

Week of September 19-23, 2016

Upcoming Dates:

Sept. 26 - School Governance Mtg. @7:15am

Sept. 26 - New Teacher Check-in @3:00 Collab. Room (all welcome, 2nd year teachers encouraged)

Sept. 27 - SLDS Training for Staff @2:45 Media Center

Sept. 28 - Birds of Prey Program 3-5@9am then K-2@10am

Sept. 29 - Summer Reading Ice Cream Sundae Party during lunch (stage)

Sept. 30 - personalized learning modules due
Oct. 3-7 - Write Score for grades 2, 3, 4, & 5
Oct. 4 - Picture Retake Day
Oct. 10 - NO SCHOOL

Oct. 11 - Conference/PD Day

Oct. 13 - 1st PAWS PD
Oct. 17 - IOWA test begins for grades 3 and 5

Everyday - Log into SLDS (TAC)

Each week - Log your RTI interventions in Fulton Connect

NPE doing #therightwork this past week! LOOK!

Write Score - Grades 2, 3, 4, & 5

Write Score is Coming Oct. 3-7

A Write Score webinar was offered on Sept. 20 but it was during instruction. The recording of that webinar has now been posted. It is here: and then scroll to “Webinars by Write Score”. You will se a link labeled "Write Score Writing Webinar - ES - 2016". You will need your county credentials to sign in to view these items.

PLEASE NOTE the resources available on that page as well, including a guided script for how to administer the Write Score assessment, rubrics used for scoring the assessment, and test-taking features the students will have access to when they take the assessment.

Our first window for Write Score is the week of Oct. 3-7. Please sign up for a computer lab time for your class to go take this assessment.

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New Teacher Check In (all are welcome)

Monday, Sep. 26th, 3pm

Collab Room

Our focus for this check in is TKES standard #2, Instructional Planning. We will break apart the standard and then look at our personal lesson plans to ensure the components of this standard are included.

Bring your laptop and plans for this week.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


Our Professional Learning Committee is proud to present opportunities for you to receive short, personalized professional development this year on various topics and on various days after school. The best part is that our own talented Panther Staff will be sharing their skills and expertise with you!

Many incentives will be available this year for participation in sessions. Example incentives include, early leave passes, class coverage so you can plan or take a break, & classroom funds.

Our goal is to provide you with PD opportunities that relate to our school improvement plan, are meaningful, and can be easily used in your classroom.

A survey will be out this week to help us plan future sessions!


Kids Are Gross: Mom receives hilarious call from school

Read this funny article to add some joy to your day!