Nuts & Bolts
November 11, 2019
Thank you, Nicoletta, for leading the staff meeting SIT professional learning on Monday while I recovered. Thank you, Autumn and Amanda, for fielding tough questions while protecting student privacy.
Thank you early childhood and lower el for putting up with our classrooms visits with the reading consultant. She had some great feedback that I will share with you soon.
Thank you, Dana and the special ed team, for having IEPs and associated documents/files in order for our USBE special education file review. Dana has shared that feedback with you all already.
Thank you all for your welcoming of the Booster Fun Run team! They have had a wonderful time this year at MMA and are happy to be here to help us all - while earning our school money.
I am really hoping that this week will be exciting, but in a good way. Have a good week,
SIT Professional Learning Feedback
Fun Run Deets
I have put a time for your class to go out to recess; and, as you can see - LE recess overlaps with the EC run. I'll check with Charlie tomorrow to see if that is going to be an issue for the Booster peeps and know that UE will probably be asked to stay out of the fun run area.
8:40-9:10am - AM EC
9:15-10:15am - lower el
10:15-11:15am - upper el
11:30am-1pm - LE recess
12:10-12:45pm - PM EC
12:30-1pm - UE recess
1-1:15pm - Sliming event - whole school invited (probably outside)
2-3pm - JH color run
2-2:15pm - 6th grade students go out and cheer for JH color run
**Please emphasize with JH students that they will not be returning into the building after their color run as they will be disgustingly dirty. Have them take their backpacks and other items outside before the run.
A class cannot go out with an adult rep (either a teacher or assistant) from their class. Classes should walk out (and in) from recess in silent line formation with an adult at the front of the line so that students arrive outside with an adult or shortly after their adult.
Upper el should not be going outside during lower el's regularly scheduled recess, which is 11:30-12pm. Also, lower el should not be going outside during upper el's recess time, which is 12:30-1pm. If you need extra recess, please go out outside of these times.
Adults supervising recess need to be in their assigned zones and not talking to each other or on the phone or reading or writing (unless it's an injury report). The adults supervising recess need to be actively monitoring student activity and whereabouts.
The reason for this reminder is that I have had several individuals report to me that these things are not happening - including reports from our neighbors. Also, whenever I have to tell a parent about a recess incident/injury - their first thing they ask is - where was the adult outside? I need to be confident in my answer to parents. And, it's a liability issue for the school whenever students are not being properly supervised.
If you have questions or concerns, please check in with your lead teaching assistant or speak to me. Thank you for your cooperation.
Save the Date
11 SIT Meetings
12 PLC Meetings (Mandatory for full-time staff)
12 MMA Board Meeting, 5:30pm
13 Boosterthon Fun Run
14 Lifetouch Student School Picture Re-Takes
14 E.Y.E. Mentees Meeting 3:30pm-4:30pm
18 Advisory Meeting
18 Junior High Parent Contact
18 Elementary Parent-Teacher Conference Sign-ups Open
19 Vertical PLC Meetings (Mandatory for full-time staff)
21-22 Junior High Parent-Teacher Conferences 3:00-7:00pm
21 MAPA Gratitude Feast @ 12:00pm
21 Junior High Grades Posted
22 International Festival 1-3pm
25-26 Teacher Compensation Day; No School
27-29 Thanksgiving Break; No School