Barber Bulletin

Pontiac Elementary Week of May 4-8


Thank you for all that you do to make PES a great place to teach and learn!

A big thank you to the Foundation for Wellness Professionals of the Midlands Health Clinic who will be providing free 10 minute massages all week to our staff!

Sign up here!

Other celebrations this week include:

Monday: I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for ICE CREAM!

Marble Slab will be set up in our media center at 3:15pm to kick off our afternoon meeting with an ice cream sundae bar!

Tuesday: It's Cinco De Mayo! Join us afterschool at the San Joses on Sparkleberry for chips, appetizers, and fun times with your colleagues!

Also on Tuesday - Teachers eat free at CiCiS with a school ID!

Wednesday: Hands Down! PES has the best teachers around!

Thursday: Pay it Forward - Let's look ahead and celebrate those teachers who are joining the profession from university programs!

"This act can be anything, large or small. Whatever it is, they'll be grateful, just as you were!"

Consider adding to the PAY IT FORWARD TEACHER BASKET SET UP IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM. Might be a gift card or a favorite teacher book or even a read aloud for the first day of school! Thank you for contributing to our newest teachers' success!

Friday: PTO luncheon in our Media Center! Lunch catered from ZOES!


We have many students at Pontiac that need a special push and extra motivation for the remainder of the school year. ADD THESE STUDENTS TO THE LIST! Some were close to retention........some are beginning to regress with behavior.......and others lack parental support to finish out the academic year with success.

Consider being a PONTIAC PAL! You don't have to know the student! Get to know them and check on them often for the last stretch of the school year! Thank you for your help with our students' success!

Add your name or a students' name to the Google Doc here and start TOMORROW being a true PONTIAC PAL!

SCHOOL LEVEL RTI Interventionist - Interested?

We are in the infancy stages are adding a school level interventionist to serve our RTI needs.

Job role to include:

  • Works with the most fragile learners in Tier III intervention.
  • Organizes RTI staff in daily intervention delivery (sends out schedules, student groups, and progress monitoring calendars).

  • Meets with Teachers every frequently (monthly or every 6 weeks) to review data and make decisions for movement between levels of tiers.

  • Meets with several groups of Tier III students daily to support their reading and math development.

  • Maintains all data collected through universal screening and progress monitoring with the support of the district specialist.

  • Attends IAT meetings.

  • Provides teachers with strategies and resources in Tier I for the Tier II, and III students.

  • Meets with administrative staff to review data and progress of students in intervention.

  • Communicates effectively with parents to help build an understanding of intervention, specifically in educating parents of the multi-tiered system of support (Tier I, II, III).

  • Progress monitors Tier III students weekly.

  • Manages instructional assistants to ensure that intervention is consistent and delivered effectively with the help of the district specialist.

  • Works 190 days

If you are interested, please notify K.Barber to learn more. An informational meeting about this position will be held soon.


WeVideo now has the feature to Capture your screen and record your voice. The new screen recording tool is perfect for teachers who want to create “how to’s” or directions on the computer. Here is the link to the instruction video: WeVideo Screen Recording


Monday: F day

3:30pm Staff meeting (K-3 PD: Utilizing Math Journals in media center) (4-5th grade: PASS Training, Location TBD)

6:30pm PTO meeting

Tuesday: A day

EVAAS support for Grades 3-5 with Jeff Potts. Please bring a device to the Parent Perch during your planning.

Hope to see you at San Joses at 3:30pm!!!

Wednesday: B day

Thursday: C day

PASS Science Test for Grades 4-5

Friday: D day

PASS Soc.St. Test for Grades 4-5

PTO Luncheon

6PM-12AM Relay for Life at Westwood High School