The Week Ahead Memo

State Road Elementary School

Monday, February 01, 2016

Events This Week!

NWEA Testing!

Our Winter NWEA Testing is OVER! Thank you all for your time and patience getting through this testing window. I only have 2-3 students to make-up today due to extended absences.

Intervention Meetings

Our Winter Intervention Meetings are tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 2 during your planning time. Please be sure to have all relevant data for your meeting.

Report Card Week

With the technology/internet issues the past few weeks, our report card schedule has been adjusted.

Grades are due in PowerSchool tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 8:40am.

Report Cards will be printed Tuesday and/or Wednesday

Report Cards should be sent home with students on Thursday, Feb. 4

*Please be sure to include the M-STEP Parent Report (from last school year) for grades 4-5

Talent Show Auditions

Auditions for the Talent Show are this Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 3 & 4 after school on the stage in the cafetorium!

Winter Blues Dinner!

It's not too late... The Fenton Ed Foundation's WINTER BLUES DINNER is THIS Friday night, Feb. 5 beginning at 6:30pm! It would be great to have a ton of State Road staff attend this FUN event! Click the link for more info and ticket information!!winter-blues-dinner--fundraiser/cz1c

Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible!

As we get started in this new year, I want us all to make the extra effort to promote, practice, and model our Daily Affirmation of being Safe, Respectful, and Responsible. Please continue to escort your students to/from Specials and remind them of our shared expectations while working independently in the halls or travelling with a friend to other locations throughout the building. Thank you all for your continued help with this!


I will be out of the building:

Monday afternoon for Ad Council


Round 1 of our Observations are done and I will continue with Round 2 this week. The 'Noticings’ and ‘Wonderings’ sections will focus on the Dimension of (CP) Curriculum & Pedagogy and (CEC) Classroom Environment & Culture for our Round 2 observations. 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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Quote of the week...

Ships don't sink because of the water around them...

Ships sink because of the water that gets in them.

Don't let what happens around you

get inside you and weigh you down!

What's Happening Next Week?

  • February's Staff Meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 9
  • Hungry Howie's Pizza Night is Thursday, Feb. 11
  • No School on Monday, Feb. 15 (President's Day)
  • Popcorn Day on Friday, Feb. 19


  • AR Prize Day is Tuesday, Feb. 23
  • School Improvement Team Meeting is Thursday, Feb. 25
  • Leo's Family Night is Thursday, Feb. 25 from 5-8pm