Updates from the West

News for January 7-11

Week's Events

Monday, January 7
First day of benchmarking (January 7-18)

Tuesday, January 8
Vision/Hearing re-screenings
6:30 - PTO Meeting

Wednesday, January 9
Grades due online
8:50 - Administrative Council (Rummel)
12:00 - MEDCO (Rummel)
2:20 - Boznos evaluation meeting
3:30 - Calendar Committee Meeting (Rummel, Brand)

Thursday, January 10
7:10 - SILT Meeting

Friday, January 11
Rummel Out AM
Report Cards

Upcoming Dates
January 16 - Young Author Kick-off with singer/songwriter Amy Lowe
January 17 - SOLO Testing (Grades 4-5)
January 18 - Day of Problem Solving - Don't forget to invite parents with an email or phone call.
January 21 - No School
January 23 - K12
January 24 - Blood Drive (2-7pm)

Staying in the Know...

-Young Authors...It is that time of year when we need to begin thinking about Young Authors. The writing will be due the last week of February/first week of March. (Above you'll notice we have our kick-off assembly coming up on the 16th.) Please be thinking about how you can incorporate creative writing into your day. Maybe you have your on-grade/enrichment group RtI time devoted to Young Authors writing? Maybe you incorporate some of your social studies/science skills into a creative book? Please be thinking about how you can encourage your students to participate in this project. (District Goal 1, Student Achievement)

-Skyport is here! This is the latest version of Skyward. You'll find a button under Quick Links on the Olympia homepage. I think you'll find Skyport to be very similar to the current version, but with lots of additional perks. I would encourage you to begin using Skyport. If you have questions, Tanya or I will be happy to help. Later this winter/spring the district will convert to Skyport, and Skyward as we know it will no longer be available.

- Do you have suggested changes to the handbook for next year? Please communicate those suggestions to a SILT member. The handbook can be found at http://www.olympia.org/vnews/display.v/ART/46cc92e36f179 (District Goals 1, 2, 3, and 4)

-Audra has ordered tag board and card stock for you to use in creating your common core manipulatives/activities. It is located on the shelves under the windows in the workroom. Please feel free to use what you need, but all extra pieces should be stored in the workroom for others to use.

Calling in Sick?

Mr. Dale - ext. 6257 cell: 309-261-1486
Dr. Rummel - ext. 6010 cell: 309-846-2139 home: 309-963-4263