Teacher Weekly

St. Vincent de Paul Parish School

Greetings Staff!

I hope each of you enjoyed some YOU time over this Spring Break. You each are deserving of some quiet relaxing time for your hard work here at SVDP each and every day! Thank you for all that you do!


Over the Spring break we finalized our STEM application to the State of Ohio. We should hear back in the next few weeks if we will gain STEM equivalent designation. As you know, our current STEM program is highly founded on PBLs, technology and Stewardship. We will continue on this path towards integrating more subjects into our PBLs with a solid Engineering component built into the PBLs as well. I love the conversation I hear as I walk through the halls about some upcoming PBLs (Middle School's Great Garbage Patch!, 5th grade's Solar System project, 3rd grade's play, and Kindergarten's Water Cycle). Keep up the awesome work!


Kids at heart in Catholic education,

Maria

The Week's Notes

PLC: There is NO PLC this week. (Hattie Larlham, will be coming out to talk with our intermediate grades about a real-world problem going on in their organization and how our learners can help solve the issue!)


STAFF MEETING: There will be a scheduled staff meeting TODAY at 3:00 p.m. in the Scullen Room. Please bring the activity regarding 21st century skills and critical thinking, for your grade level.


NEW PBLs: Please send me your new PBLs for our Current Content in the Classroom, if you have completed the posted one. The news ones will be printed on BLUE paper.


ENGINEERING LAB TEACHER INCENTIVE: Please keep track of your funds, but run any small fundraisers by me first before communicating to your class. Please send any envelopes marked "Kim Guseman" to the office. Kim is keeping track of the tickets. The program ends Friday, April 29th- you will turn your money into me on that day.


AIR TESTING: ALL TESTING WILL BE DURING THE WEEK OF APRIL 11th (Monday) All tests should be turned back in by April 22. )

  • English language arts tests – April 4 to 22, paper tests;
  • Mathematics, science and social studies – April 4 to May 6, paper tests;
  • GRADE 3: ELA AND MATH
  • GRADE 4: ELA, MATH, AND SOCIAL STUDIES
  • GRADE 5: ELA, MATH, AND SCIENCE
  • GRADE 6: ELA, MATH, AND SCIENCE
  • GRADE 7: ELA, and MATH
  • GRADE 8: ELA ,MATH, AND SCIENCE



OBSERVATIONS/WALK-THROUGH: Observations will begin April 18th. You will be emailed with the necessary information.


CONTRACTS: Meetings to sign contracts will begin the week of April 11. Please stand by for more information.


START DATE: August 10th is our first teacher work day for the 2016-2017 school year.

The Week Ahead

Monday, April 4

Staff Meeting


Tuesday, April 5

Autism Awareness Day


Wednesday, April 6

Hattie Larlham visit 10:30 a.m.


Thursday, April 7

7th grade STVM Visitation Day


Friday, April 8



Get ready... Rest of the year upcoming events:

4/14 Parent-Teacher Conferences

4/15 NO SCHOOL

4/20 ELMS Visitation

4/26 HOBAN Visitation

5/6 Kindergarten Mothers Day

5/10 Fireman Talk (PK-2)

5/14 Carnival (3 hour volunteer requested for staff)

5/17 Spring Musical

5/20 Campus Cleanup Day

5/23 primary ZOO trip

5/24 K and 8th grade graduation

5/25 Mass, Awards, Picnic 1:00 p.m Dismissal

5/57 Last Day for Teachers

1st grade PBL: Engineering a Leprechaun Trap!

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What is 21st century education?