The Week Ahead Memo

State Road Elementary School

Monday, November 16, 2015

Events This Week!

Staff Meeting

Our November Staff Meeting is tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 17 beginning at 7:35am in the Media Center. Snacks will be ready by 7:30am. The agenda will be emailed out later today!

Intervention Team Meetings

Our Fall Intervention Team Meetings are tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 17 during your planning time. Feel free to come in 15 minute shifts during your scheduled time.

PTO Meeting

The November PTO Meeting is tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 17 beginning at 9:00am in the Media Center. If you have anything for the PTO, please be sure to get it to Katie. As a reminder, the Craft Show is this Sunday!!!

Fenton Ski & Snowboard Club

Please share with your parents: There will be a Fenton Elementary Ski & Snowboard Club meeting this Wednesday evening beginning at 6:30pm at Tomek-Eastern. Parents can contact Mrs. Sara Eastman at 591-6800 for more information or email

Popcorn Day

This Friday, Nov. 21 is our next POPCORN DAY! All bags just $0.50!

Principal for the Day!

This Friday, Nov. 20, first grader Ava Seigle will join me as Principal for the Day which her family won at the Tomek auction. I will have a variety of principal 'stuff' for her to do that day, including greeting kids in the morning, announcements, lunch with friends, reading to classes, etc. Please help make this a special day for Ava if you see her on Friday!

State Road CRAFT SHOW!

The State Road Arts & Craft Show is THIS SUNDAY, Nov. 22 from 10am-4pm! Thank you to all those who are able to help and volunteer your time at this great PTO fundraiser!


I will be out of the building:

Monday afternoon for Ad Council

Wednesday morning (before school) for a FEF Board Meeeting


Round 1 of our Observations have started! The 'Noticings’ and ‘Wonderings’ sections will focus on the Dimension of (P) Purpose and (SE) Student Engagement for our first observation. If I have my laptop it will be an observation; if I'm in the classroom without it, I'm just visiting! :-)

  • Observations - We will again conduct a minimum of 3 observations for the year (district continuity).
  • Observation Time - 10-30 min of lesson scripting and another 15 minutes of coding.
  • I should be able to access or view your daily lesson plans with assigned standards.
  • The first two observations will be unannounced. The third observation may be scheduled as agreed upon by the teacher and administrator.
  • We will have a Dimension focus during each observation (up to two dimensions). The dimension focus areas will be the areas that the Noticings and Wonderings will be derived.

Culture of Learning

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What's Happening Next Week?

  • NO SCHOOL Wednesday - Friday, Nov. 25-27
  • Happy Thanksgiving!!!


  • Leo's Coney Island Family Night on Thursday, Dec. 3
  • Staff Christmas Party (most likely Friday, Dec. 4; time & location TBD)