The Week Ahead Memo

State Road Elementary School

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Events This Week!

Water Week - Spirit Week!

Our Water Week was a huge success! Thank you for all of your support throughout the week! As a building, we raised over $1,265 from change donations and candy grams. That will help purchase over 420 cases of water for the people of Flint! Congratulations to Fourth Grade for raising the most money ($273.06) and winning a popsicle party!

Candid Photo Picture Day

This Wednesday, Feb. 17, JD Photography will be in the building taking 'candid photos' of our students for Tiger Leadership, Safety Patrol, etc. All pictures will be completed before lunch.

Talent Show Practice

There will be a Talent Show Practice this Wednesday, Feb. 17 after school for those performing in our upcoming Talent Show.

Popcorn Day

This Friday is POPCORN DAY! All bags just $0.50. Thank you all for your help with this!

Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible!

Please continue to make the extra effort to promote, practice, and model our Daily Affirmation of being Safe, Respectful, and Responsible. Please continue to escort your students to/from Specials and remind them of our shared expectations while working independently in the halls or travelling with a friend to other locations throughout the building. Thank you all for your continued help with this!


I will be out of the building:

Wednesday morning for a Ed Foundation Board Meeting and a training at the ISD


Round 1 AND 2 of our Observations are done and I will begin with Round 3 this week. The 'Noticings’ and ‘Wonderings’ sections will focus on the Dimension of (A) Assessment and (PCC) Professional Collaboration & Communication for our Round 3 observations. If I have my laptop it will be an observation; if I'm in the classroom without it, I'm just visiting! :-)

  • Observations - We will again conduct a minimum of 3 observations for the year (district continuity).
  • Observation Time - 10-30 min of lesson scripting and another 15 minutes of coding.
  • I should be able to access or view your daily lesson plans with assigned standards.
  • The first two observations will be unannounced. The third observation may be scheduled as agreed upon by the teacher and administrator.
  • We will have a Dimension focus during each observation (up to two dimensions). The dimension focus areas will be the areas that the Noticings and Wonderings will be derived.

Round 3 Observation Reminders

Please email me asap IF you would like to schedule your 3rd observation based on specific dimensions of the 5D rubric (I don't need the date/time, just an idea if you want to schedule). If you are ok with me just dropping in for the 3rd observation, please let me know that as well. Thank you!!!

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What's Happening Next Week?

  • AR Prize Day is Tuesday, Feb. 23
  • School Improvement Team Meeting is Thursday, Feb. 25
  • Leo's Family Night is Thursday, Feb. 25 from 5-8pm


  • March Madness (Reading Month) begins Tuesday, March 1
  • The Relentless Tour Assembly (Grades 3-5) in the Cafeteria at 10am on Wednesday, March 2
  • The State Road Talent Show is Friday, March 4 beginning at 6pm
  • The Fenton Business Expo is Sat-Sun, March 5-6 at Fenton High School