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Acton Weekly Update: 9/15/2017

Brook Wessel-Burke

Cell: 317-331-1920

Twitter: @bwesselburke

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T.E.A.M. Together Everyone Achieves More

I've learned that you all have high expectations and are constantly talking about being responsible for the learning of OUR students. That is awesome and something that I believe is a strength of ours. We can continue to grow by having more conversations about how all of our kids learn and trusting that we are helping one another while we share our students and work on their needs.

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

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.

Read more here!

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.


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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