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What's Happening This Week:

Monday: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day- No School

Tuesday: Purina Farms Dog Show (ZE KDG ONLY) @ DHELC 1:30pm. Good News Club @ 3:40pm.


Thursday: PLC's. Spirit Squad Practice @ 4:45. Technology & Literacy Parent Support Event @ 6:00pm.

Friday: Lego League @ 7:45am. K-5 Evaluate Make-Up Day @ 9:00. Specials PLC @ 2:50pm.


Topics will include:

Reading A-Z Home Resource (Grades K-5)

World Book and TrueFlix (Grades K-5)

Classroom/Homework Technology Support (Grades K-5)

Learning with Technology (Grades K-5)

Technology Safety (Grades K-5)

Free & Reduced Lunch Program (Grades K-5)

Date: 01/24/2019 (Thu.)

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Sponsored by: Title 1 Program

What is Title I and what type of student does it serve?


This program provides financial assistance through state educational agencies (SEAs) to local educational agencies (LEAs) and public schools with high numbers or percentages of poor children to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic content and student academic achievement standards.

Title I is designed to help students served by the program to achieve proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards. Title I schools with percentages of low-income students of at least 40 percent may use Title I funds, along with other federal, state, and local funds, to operate a "schoolwide program" to upgrade the instructional program for the whole school. Title I schools with less than 40 percent low-income students or that choose not to operate a schoolwide program offer a "targeted assistance program" in which the school identifies students who are failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet the state's challenging academic achievement standards. Targeted assistance schools design, in consultation with parents, staff, and district staff, an instructional program to meet the needs of those students. Both schoolwide and targeted assistance programs must use instructional strategies based on scientifically based research and implement parental involvement activities.

A special thanks to the folks helping to orchestrate this event for our families. We look forward to seeing you!

PBL Idea:

This project came through and I thought it would be a great extension project for students that also would have a focus and impact on our attendance!

So, the CDC has announced that we're in the middle of another nasty flu season ( Hopefully, this isn't something you've learned first hand! In this week's exercise, students are going to design a "Fight the Flu" Initiative for the school. This includes outlining the details of the plan, such as its goals, the roles of different individuals, and specific strategies and procedures that the school should implement to keep students healthy.

Here's the link:

LIM Weekly: Leadership & Quality Tools in Action

The Gantt Chart is used to plan a project timeline. Gantt charts show the start and finish dates (or times) of the project, as well as the start and finish dates of particular tasks within the project. Students can use this tool to define the timeframe for a large job, as well as the timeframe for each smaller task that will be involved in the completion of the job. The Gantt chart is an advanced graphic organizer. This simplified version is appropriate for students in the upper elementary grades.

Lighthouse Meeting Notes

PLC Agenda Focus:

  • DEC. Evaluate ELA & MATH
  • Three focus questions from the Dec. ELA & Math Evaluate (Blue Sheet)
  • Complete Positive Pop-In prior to the mtg.

No PLC Meeting on January 29th due to the PLC Conference.