CIES Wednesday Envelope

for Elementary Staff--January 20, 2015

In This Issue:

  • February 1st System Staff Development Updates and Session Descriptions
  • Elementary Science Feedback Survey
  • Science Updates from Minnesota Department of Education

February 1st System Staff Development 12:45-4:00 PM

Below are descriptions of sessions that will be offered to elementary staff on February 1st during System Staff Development time. Please look for your work group. If your work group is not called out specifically, please follow the directions for Elementary Staff.


Elementary staff receive an email on Friday, January 22nd at 7:00 AM with a link for registration.


Site Program Skills Teachers

Location: ESC N10

Sessions: Nurtured Heart

Contact: Jill Lesne for further information


Elementary BITs

Location: ESC Board Room

Session: Information will come from Sara Vernig shortly

Contact: Sara Vernig for further information


Elementary Physical Education Teachers

Location: Osseo Senior High Media Center

Session: CPR-please register in KeepCertified

Contact: Melissa Elias or Robin Gunsolus for further information


Elementary Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers

Location: Park Center Senior High

Sessions: 12:45-2:15 PM Crisis Team Training

2:30-4:00 PM Click here for required 12:45 session registration

Contact: Jill Lesne for further information or your SDAS for further information.


Elementary Staff

Location: Park Center Senior High

Sessions: Click here to view all choices for February 1st sessions

Contact: your SDAS for further information

Elementary Science Feedback Survey

The District Planning Advisory Council, a group comprised of parents, students, community members, and district representatives, is exploring recent student achievement results on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment for 5th Grade Science.


We would appreciate your thoughts, perspectives, and insights around Science, at the elementary level, and have created a 3 question survey survey for you to complete. We are hoping to utilize the feedback that you provide to make a recommendation(s) to the School Board in order to improve student achievement in elementary science for all students in our system.


Survey Link

Thank you for taking a few moments of your time to respond to this brief survey.

Science Updates from Minnesota Department of Education

Below is a link to the Science Update for January - February which includes:

  • Science Standards Feedback and Instruction meetings and workshops
  • Science Teachers Conferences
  • Summer workshops
  • Teacher awards and grants
  • Student challenges and opportunities


MDE Science Update

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