EV Staff News

Jan. 7, 2019

Happy New Year!

Hi Everyone!!

I am so excited to see you all on Monday! I hope your break was relaxing and peaceful. Most of my time was spent with family hanging out at home. Cameron and Kas are planning their wedding. As a family we are thinking about a trip to Spain next summer to see the family. I hope your time away was enjoyable!

Reflection is what I do a lot of when I am not caught up in the day to day. This break gave me some time to think about some of the things I need to as a leader and educator. For the last four years I/we have been focused on improving literacy through new curriculum and PD. We decided to invest in the teaching staff by offering professional development. To this end we have found teachers willing to support the learning of the group, in addition to Teachers College professional development opportunities. I BELIEVE IN YOU and your skills as educators, therefore investing in you is the right thing to do! I need to do a better job at appreciating and recognizing that hard work!

I recognize that there are several areas that I need to get better at as a principal. The 12 Days the Holidays made me realize that we need to celebrate more. This break I read a lot about student behavior and school culture. Relationships and listening to children is key to supporting children in our classrooms. Special Education is another area I am focusing on as well.

Maite's 2019 Goals:

1. Celebrate more - bring back FUN! Once a month some kind of staff appreciation! January is BINGO and Smoothie Bar! I am open to suggestions for upcoming months!

2. Work on supporting staff and students with behavior, by sharing some of the literature with staff regarding school and classroom supports for students.

3. Strengthening support for special education students by taking a greater role in monitoring goals and intervention support. I have a document I started that i will share with all of you soon.

I hope these goals will provide you with greater support. My job is to help you so you can help our students! I have always believed that and designed my leadership in that way.

Happy New Year! It's great to be a Mustang!!

much love and appreciation, maite

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What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong?

This is a link to an article about student behavior. I think we use many of the strategies the article suggests. It is a good reminder. I have used many of the ineffective strategies one the years. Particularly the one quoted below.

Is giving him a consequence—suspending him, calling his grandparents—is that going to teach him not to throw chairs?” she asks. “When you start doing all these consequences, they’re going to dig their heels in even deeper, and nobody is going to win.”


Anyone interested in reading this book.. let me know. I will purchase it for you! This book provides some practical application to the article about discipline. Cornelius Minor is a TC staff developer and a middle school English teacher. Is style, format and text features make this a quick read.
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Up Coming Events


Mon, Tues, Wed - Hareem at EV

Mon. 7 Staff meeting

Wed. 9 Grd Level meeting 1:40pm - 15

Fri. 11 Principals TK-12

Mon. 14 District Grade Level Meeting

Wed. 16 Maite, Chris and Gen at UCD & Grd Level meeting 1:40pm -16

Fri. 18 Restructuring Team

Wed. 23 Grd Level meeting 1:40pm -17

Fri. 25 Elementary Principals & ELAC 6pm

Mon 28 Staff meeting

Wed. 30 Staff Development (non stu day)


Wed. 6 Grd Level meeting 1:40pm -18

Thurs. 7 DELAC

Mon. 11 Staff meeting

Wed. 13 Grd Level meeting 1:40pm -19

Thurs. 14 Coffee Day & Principals TK-12 & Rebecca from TC

Fri. 15 Staff Development (non stu day)

Tues. 19 District Grade Level Meeting

Wed. 20 Grd Level meeting 1:40pm - 20

Thurs. 21 Elementary Principals

Fri. 22 Restructuring Team & SSC & ELAC

Mon 25 Staff meeting

Wed. 27 Maite, Chris and Gen at UCD & Grd Level meeting 1:40pm - 21


Wed. 6 Grd Level meeting 1:40pm -22

Thurs. 7 DELAC

Fri. 8 Bus Evacuation 9am

11 to 15 Parent Teacher Conferences

Fri. 15 Principals TK-12

18 to 22 Spring Break

Mon. 25 Staff meeting

Wed. 27 Grd Level meeting 1:40pm - 23

Thurs. 28 Elementary Principals & Rebecca from TC

Fri. 29 SSC & ELAC & Rebecca from TC


Wed. 3 Grd Level meeting 1:40pm - 24

Thurs. 4 DELAC

Fri. 5 Leadership Meeting

Mon. 8 Staff meeting

Wed. 10 Grd Level meeting 1:40pm - 25

Fri. 12 Principals TK-12

Mon. 15 District Grade Level Meeting

Wed. 17 Grd Level meeting 1:40pm - 26

Thurs. 18 Elementary Principals

Fri. 19 Restructuring Team

Mon. 22 Golf Tourney

Wed. 24 Grd Level meeting 1:40pm - 27

Fri. 26 SSC & ELAC

Mon 29 Staff meeting


Wed. 1 Grd Level meeting 1:40pm - 28

Fri. 3 Cinco de Mayo

Mon Staff meeting

Wed. 8 Grd Level meeting 1:40pm - 29

Thurs. 9 DELAC

Fri. 10 Restructuring Team

Wed. 15 Maite, Chris and Gen at UCD & Grd Level meeting 1:40pm - 30

Thurs. 16 Elementary Principals

Fri. 17 Principals TK-12

Mon. 20 Staff Meeting

Wed. 22 On your own for Open House

Wed. 22 Open House

Thurs. 23 Coffee Day

Fri. 24 SSC & ELAC

Mon. 27 holiday

Wed. 29 Grd Level meeting 1:40pm - 31

Fri. 31 EV Field Day and BBQ


Tues. 4 Preschool Grad

Wed. 5 On your own

Wed. 5 Awards Assembly

Thurs 6 Promotion

Fri. 7 Teacher Work day

Thurs. 13 Elementary Principals

Fri. 14 Principals TK-12

Fri. 21 Leadership Meeting for maite

Staff BINGO - DON'T USE THIS BOARD I CHANGED SOME THINGS! This is an example only.

You will get a board at school. We might try this a couple of different ways!

1. Keep your individual sheet

2. Make it public and place a giant bingo board in the staff room.

3. maybe both?!

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