Friday Flight

September 9-13

Caffeine & Curriculum

As noted below, this takes the place of our weekly faculty meeting so we'll see you all there! I have a call on Monday morning with Meredith to share your interests & questions about Standards Based Grading, Synergy, & assessments to ensure our time with her is maximized. If you have any other questions, send them my way.

Enjoy this story and take some time to reflect on what it means to your role at Lowell...

PLC Membership

Please send me a brief update from your PLC this week including the following:

  • PLC members
  • Norms
  • Any needs or concerns

Resource, Instructional, ELL, Reading & Speech staff should all be part of a grade level PLC. If that means you, please see me if you'd like to discuss what might be the best fit for you. If you were part of a PLC last year that was a good fit, feel free to continue your work there. When we have Google accounts, you'll be able to just keep your notes in a Google doc & simply add me as a viewer; then you won't have to send them to me.

Lowell Committees

Time to take a look at committees! Please add your name to this spreadsheet under any committee of which you are a part. If there are other committees at Lowell that I've missed, please feel free to add them. You can type right on the spreadsheet & it will autosave/update.

Math Manipulatives

They are stiiillll arriving & some items are back-ordered. If you'd like to check the status on a particular item, please e-mail me the name of the item as it appears on the spreadsheet. Thanks for your patience with this.

Lowell Memo

The first edition of the Lowell Memo went out today. You'll have hard copies for students that might need them next Monday. Please take a few minutes to review it here. Please note that the Memo is public, while I've made these staff communications private.

Join the PTA!

As our PTA supports us in so many ways, we'd like to show our appreciation and support by becoming members. Our goal this year is 100% teacher membership. Please see me if you have any questions or concerns.

Tech Tip- Dot Day & Global Connections

Students are hearing about The Dot in the LLC & Art. Interested in exploring it further or making a global connection? Read more here & see Kathy if there's something you'd like to try. International Dot Day is September 15th!

Next Week's Events

Monday, September 9th

Wish Steffanie Meeks a happy birthday! Her birthday is Saturday, 9/7.

Green Club/ 3:30-4:45 p.m.

Tuesday, September 10th

Kathy @ Elementary Principal's Meeting in a.m.

Wednesday, September 11th

Staff meeting for this week is Caffeine & Curriculum. Please be in the LLC promptly for an 8:30 start.

Thursday, September 12th

Problem solving updates as scheduled

PLCs (unless alternately scheduled)

1st PTA Meeting @ 7 p.m. in the LLC

Friday, September 13th


* I will begin adding after school clubs & PTA events to the staff news, as well.