Gray Wolf Gazette

October 15th through 23rd

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Pioneer Trail Mission

Pioneer Trail Elementary will foster a community of students, parents, and staff dedicated to the development of every individual’s ability to learn. Staff and parents will expect each student to achieve at his or her maximum potential, both academically and behaviorally. As a community, we promote a safe, supportive environment that encourages curiosity, inquiry, and a life-long passion for learning.
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Thankful to work with great people!

Need to Knows

For all new staff/new grade level staff: October 26 is the deadline for having your Growth Plan completed in Talent Ed. This is only for NEW STAFF even though all staff have the notice on their TalentEd profile.

Bulletin boards need to be updated and/or ready for conferences! Use your bulletin boards to display great student work! Parents will love seeing these at conferences next week. Be sure to remind students to be KAHFOOTY to bulletin boards.

If a parent contacts you for a conference change, please update that in the Google Sheet! Mrs. Milhollin will be available to sit in on conferences on Thursday, Oct. 22. Dr. Wilson will be available to sit in on conferences on Monday, Oct. 26. Please check the Google Sheet for availability!

Matrix Market help needed! Please request in your newsletter for a bag of candy, or other trinkets (seasonal items, pencils, erasers, etc...) for your classroom Matrix Markets. We are OUT of stock and waiting until the next Spirit Sucker sales before we can purchase anything!

Grades should be updated in Infinite Campus every Tuesday. When you have assessed a standard, enter the rubric score in IC.

Share/send/give your Math Unit Pre/Post test results with Dr. Wilson.

Digital Literacy Wall - please make sure at your next Teamwork Tuesday that your team has updated the wall to reflect beginning of the year scores. If you have students who have IEPs, 504s, are ELL, EER, etc... Please make a note by clicking in the name box for that student and adding a note.

Officer Martin is happy to come to classrooms to read books or have discussions with your class. Please email him at if you are interested.


Grades K-1, Thursday, October 15

Grades 2-3, Monday, October 19

Grades 4-5, Monday, November 2

Location: Dix Education Center, 4:15-5:15

The purpose of this session is to look at the revision work completed over the summer to enhance the reading and writing Units of Study. We will highlight the revisions that were made for each grade level and showcase the available resources for Unit 1. We will also walk you through the digital organization of the documents on Google Drive and explain the plans for posting the remaining Units of Study. This Drive folder is a place to collaborate with your grade level team across the district by providing an easy way to share resources with each other for reading, writing, math, science, social studies, classroom management, and more. Time will be provided for you to talk as a grade level team about how your grade level would like to use your Drive folder for ongoing collaboration. Please join us to learn more about the collaborative grade level Drive folder and all the available resources for supporting literacy instruction in your classroom. Let Dr. Wilson know who is attending.

SchoolNet Trainings

The Offices of Staff Services and Data, Assessment, and Planning are hosting training on how to access district curriculum and generate data reports from SchoolNet. The district's goal is for all curriculum to be accessed through SchoolNet by second semester. Schoolnet will also serve as a place for teachers to access longitudinal data on the students currently on their roster. Teachers will need to know how to access both curriculum and student data in Schoolnet. This training will be different than other Schoolnet training provided up to this point.

Dates available include:

10/20, 10/27, 10/28

All trainings will be at Dix Road from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Register on MyLearningPlan to attend.

Musical Morning Announcements with Gabrielle Union

Calendar of Events

Thursday, October 15
Brewer, Bopp, Dampf, Ludy, Harrison, White ALL Hendrickson/Smith AM Churchill PM
Staff Appreciation Breakfast, 7:30 Congrats to Tammy Bopp and Andrew Berhorst!
TST (White/Muenks), 7:30
Elementary Principal's Meeting (8:00-11:00)
Earthquake Drill, 10:15
Firehouse Safety, 10:30
TST (White/Nguyen), 1:20
Flu Shots for Staff, 3:30
K/1 Literacy Presentation @ Dix Rd., 4:15

Friday, October 16
Custodian Appreciation Day
Dampf out ALL, Wigle PM
IEP (Dampf/Kroeger), 7:30

Monday, October 19

End of 1st Quarter
IEP (Dampf/Kroeger), 7:30

4:1 Observations with PBS Consultants
TST (White/Higgenbotham), 7:15
Evaluation Meeting (Dr. Wilson), 10:00
2/3 Literacy Presentations @ Dix Rd., 4:15

Tuesday, October 20
Smith/McCutchen ALL, Churchill/Kampeter PM
Teamwork Tuesday
Board Member Facility Tour, 9:30
Delta Dental Land of Smiles Performance (K, 1, 2), 1:30 in Gym
PBS Tier 2 Meeting, 3:30 in Mrs. Harrison's Room

Wednesday, October 21
Chick-Fil-A Breakfast Biscuit Sale
Book Fair Begins!
Early Release - Students start dismissal at 1:05
PD begins at 1:35

Thursday, October 22
Book Fair
TST (Dampf/Spencer), 7:30
RED (Hendrickson/West), 8:50
RED (Kampeter/O'Donnell), 9:15
Staffing/IEP (White/Buschman), 1:20
Claudia Borgmeyer Retirement Reception, 4:00-6:00, Miller Center

Friday, October 23
Case and Carel out ALL
IEP (Verslues/Hilgert),
Safety Kids Performance (K-5), 2:15 in Gym

#jcedchat is October 20

This year’s first #jcedchat will occur at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, October 20 on Twitter. Our first #jcedchat topic for this year will be Growing and Empowering JC Graduates. All JCPS employees are encouraged to participate by sharing ideas about how we are building successful students pre-K through 12th grade across the district.

#jcedchat is co-moderated by Jeff Luttrell (@JeffersonPinata) and Emily Vallandingham (@mle_val). To participate, tweet to #jcedchat and join in on the conversation. If you can’t make the #jcedchat, you can also catch up on the discussion via Storify, which will be tweeted out on following the conversation.

Email or tweet to Jeff or Emily if you have questions. We are really looking forward to a great conversation across the district concerning the efforts and successes teachers, support staff, and administrators.
Schedule Parent-Teacher Conferences Using Google Sheets

All parent-teacher conferences will be scheduled using this shared Google Sheet. You will not have to turn in copies of your conference schedule. This document will be the most current schedule. Use this when making/changing conferences.

Character Trait: Responsible

Responsible is being able to be trusted to do what is right, and to do the things expected or required.