Monday Minutes

March 18, 2019

Welcome back! I hope you had a wonderful and restful break! We have a number of things happening this week that I want to be sure you are aware of.


1. Our staff meeting for this month will take place on Wednesday in the library. Please plan to join us there right after dismissal. Part of our discussion will center around Total Participation Techniques. Please be prepared to discuss the following questions:


What new strategy have you used in the last month?

What less effective practice have you abandoned as a result of our study this year?


2. Thursday is spring pictures - I always enjoy seeing everyone dressed so spiffy. Join us in the gym at 7:20 for our staff photo.


3. Friday will be a very busy day! Kindergarten registration will be happening all day in the office. To add to that, we will have our 3rd nine weeks assembly at 2:00 PM in the gym. We will end our evening with the PTA multicultural event. Whew!


Grade level teachers - please let me know by Wednesday at noon who you have selected to receive the Bethany Brag for this nine weeks. Remember, we are celebrating one student per class who leads by example.


All 3rd-5th teachers - please have all grades entered for the third nine weeks by Wednesday at noon so that I can run honor roll certificates.


Thank you!

Instructional Minute

Do you have the Lead4ward app? The Lead4ward app puts the Lead4ward resources instantly at your fingertips! Snapshots? Ideas for scaffolding? Thinking stems? Playlists? It's all there! Check it out!


One of my favorite things that Lead4ward has to offer is the playlists. These instructional strategies are interactive and appropriate for many content areas and grade levels. Take a look at them and spice up your instruction!


https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1C3zwBGtnqjV024oGS7L87R2J9KtqRcVHL1cJ6zkrbOY/edit?usp=sharing

Upcoming Events

March 18 - Beginning of Nine Weeks

March 20 - Staff meeting

March 21 - Spring Pictures

March 22 - Kindergarten Registration

March 22 - 3rd Nine Weeks Assembly 2:00 PM

March 22 - Report Cards go home

March 22 - PTA Multicultural Event 6:00 PM

March 25 - Bryan and Wendy out for training - AM

March 25 - 5th grade parent information night, 6:00 PM SMS cafeteria

March 25 - Baby shower for Madison 3:15 PM - Library

March 27 - Principal meeting (Bryan and Wendy out AM)

March 27 - TL meeting

March 28 - GT Update 3:30 PM

April 2 - All Pro Dad's Breakfast

April 2 - Extended Planning

April 3 - Principal Meeting (Bryan and Wendy out AM)

April 3- TL Meeting