Acton Weekly Update: 9/15/2017
T.E.A.M. Together Everyone Achieves More
Here are a couple of questions you can ask yourself and I encourage you to talk to your team about.
1. How does your team hold one another accountable for learning of every student?
2.How could your team be more effective at holding one another accountable?
Curriculum and Instruction
Way to go on the A from the DOE!
This was such great news to receive this week! Please remember that this information is still embargoed so we can't share with families or the public yet. Trust me, I will as soon as we can!
Anchor charts build a culture of literacy in the classroom, as teachers and students make thinking visible by recording content, strategies, processes, cues, and guidelines during the learning process. This is an area where I see can grow. As I walked the building I struggled to find rooms that were print rich in anchor charts. Below is an article that talks more about the purpose of anchor charts. You can also see some samples of anchor charts at Acton.
Nuts and Bolts
Evacuation Drill rescheduled for Monday at 3:15.
Parent Teacher Conferences Coming Soon!
October 4th 3:30-7:00pm
October 5th 4:00-7:30pm
Reminder- There will be no PD or PLC that week. You are encouraged to use the mornings to meet with parents so that your Wednesday and Thursday conferences aren't as tight on time.
We will use PTCFast.com again to set up conferences. The timeline for conference set up should be as follows:
September 18th Send out PTC Fast Invite. Parents will have the week to sign up. Please check in with anyone who has not signed up by September 21st.
September 25th Sign up any families that have not yet signed up.
September 29th Send out reminders to all parents
October 2-6 PTC Week- No PD or PLC to assist with scheduling.
What's Coming Up
18 1st Grade Kasey the Dog
18 Evacuation Drill
19 Grade level meeting KDG
20 Grade level meeting 1st
21 Grade Level meeting 2nd
21 School Board/Ctech presentation at Acton
22 Oct, Nov Field Trips Due
22 PTO Fundraiser-a-thon
26 Grade level meeting 3rd
27 Grade level meeting 4th
28 Grade level meeting 5th
29 End of first grading period
2 Evacuation Drill
3 HR Nuts & Bolts Meeting
4-5 Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences
5 Principals Meeting
6 KDG fieldtrip-Tuttle Orchards
6 MCHD Vision Screening 1, 3, 5
6 Fall Class Parties
9-20 Fall Break
23-27 Red Ribbon Week
24 1st Grade Field Trip-Kelsay Farms
24 Grade 1-5 CoGat Trng
25 SpEd Elem Data PLC
27 4th grade field trip-Conner Prairie
30-11/17 COGAT Testing Window