Friday Focus

Moreau Heights Elementary

January 26

Moreau Heights is a collaborative community focused on student growth with a commitment to excellence.

PBS lesson - Review of Expectations

The PBS lessons for the week will focus on how to get an adult's attention. Please look to reinforce appropriate choices by being responsive to raised student hands and consistent in requiring a raised hand during class discussions.

Our Second Steps lessons this week will focus Managing Emotions. The third week is about .

Kindergarten will learn about handling waiting.

1st grade will work on self-talk for calming down.

Grade 2 will work on managing anxious feelings.

Grade 3 will work on managing disappointment.

Grade 4 will focus on managing anxiety.

Grade 5 will work on managing frustration.

Are you using Charger Cash to reinforce PBS expectations and Second Step skills?

- We want to use positive reinforcement to draw attention to what we want to see more of from our students.

- How do you make sure you are putting the focus where you want it?

- Are you remembering to use all your tools? Specific feedback? Charger Cash?

"You are a giant, yellow highlighter. Highlight behavior you want more of, and help children become aware of the many kind and helpful things they do each day."

Link for Great Strategies for Specific Areas of Need

Want some ideas of how to respond when students show they need it? Check out the suggestions via this link!

Conscious Discipline Connection - Shifting the classroom focus to "kind and helpful"

The Kindness Tree is a routine in the classroom that can help put the focus on student acts that are kind and helpful.

Watch the 3 videos below to see how this might work in various classrooms. How could you add this way to highlight kind and helpful acts to your classroom? How might this positively impact your classroom climate and culture?

Duties for the Week

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Wanting Some Behavioral Support Ideas?

If you are wanting to set up a time to talk with Doug about behavioral interventions and support for a student in your class, please submit the form through the link below.

Calendar of Events

Monday, Jan. 29

*Parent meeting 1:15 (Dunn, Haugen, Holtmeyer)

*SST with Reece 2:00 (Reece, James, Haugen, Holtmeyer)

*Literacy Team mtg 3:30

Tuesday, Jan. 30

*IEP for AF 8:20 (Treat, Haugen, Watts-Hayes)

*Major Saver Limo/Pizza Party 11:00

*SST with Hammann 1:15 (Haugen, James, Hammann, Holtmeyer)

*Tier 2 mtg 3:30

Wednesday, Jan. 31

*Sue meeting at BOE 9:45

*SST with Reece 2:00 (Reece, Haugen, James)

*Problem Solving Team mtg 3:30

Thursday, Feb. 1

*Collaboration Day - ICLE Coach present

*Progress Reports Go Home

Friday, Feb. 2

*Intruder Drill 9:00

*504 for MS (Haugen, Cremin, McKim, Boeckman, Uthe)

Monday, Feb. 5

*Parent mtg 1:00 (Haugen, Frank, James)

*MAP training for 5th grade teachers 4-6 at West School Library

Tuesday, Feb. 6

*New Crew 7:00 a.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 7

*District Admin meeting 9 - 11:30 (Sue at Dix Rd)

*DB IEP (Treat, Haugen, Mantle, Hoffmeyer) 3:30

*MAP training for 4th grade teachers 4-6 at Dix Rd.

Thursday, Feb. 8

*Collaboration Day

*Elementary Principal Mtg 8 - 12 (Sue at BOE)

*PTO Talent Show 6:00

Difference Maker Nomination Form

Nominate a staff member who has made a positive impact for students, families and staff!

iReady Data

See below the growth comparison for math and reading from our first and second testing windows this year.

Reading - First Window

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Reading - Second Window
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Math - First Window
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Math - Second Window
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Kelly's Coaching Corner

As we prepare for additional professional development time with our ICLE representative, it is an opportunity for us to grow as educators...

What If We Adopted a Growth Mindset?

What if schools and districts adopted a growth mindset? While simply adopting and implementing higher standards will produce welcome change within the existing system, what if we viewed our transition to CCR standards as an opportunity to reimagine what’s possible in our schools and classrooms—for both students and teachers. What if we believed that with enough hard work and determination— and with help from CCR experts—anything might be possible? Harvard business professor and innovation expert Clayton Christensen (2011) establishes the difference between sustaining the status quo, that is, using CCR standards to improve existing instruction and curriculum versus disrupting the status quo, or using the CCR standards as an exciting opportunity to transform curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

If you are interested in learning on the link for entire article from the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE). Disrupt the Status Quo Three Questions That Light the Way to Higher Standards

Notices and Reminders:

*Progress reports go home Thursday, Feb. 1. Make sure you are prepared to send home information to parents about their child's progress!

*Enter graded assignments in Infinite Campus each week by Tuesday to keep grades updated. We have parents who use this tool to track their child's academic progress!


1 - clean your filter. a clogged filter leads to a shorter bulb life, which leads to a frustrated teacher who is waiting for a new bulb.

2 - turn off your projector when it is not in use. I at times see empty classrooms with projectors left on. This leads to a shorter bulb life, which leads to a frustrated teacher who is waiting for a new bulb.

*Our next fire inspection is next week. Our use of extension cords has been an identified problem in the past. Please be sure you are using extension cords properly (not overloading). There is a true preference for 3 pronged cords rather than the 2 pronged ones for fire safety reasons.