CSE STAFF UPDATE
Weekly Office MEMO
Week Of October 16, 2017
TRUST and Vulnerability
Funny Commercials often elicit thoughtful reflection for myself. This one was interesting to me. It points to three obvious questions for me.
1. What level is the relationship at between the supervisor and employee?
2. What do we do when we have to make quick decisions?
3. How can we be vulnerable when we make mistakes, especially in the face of authority.
I think all of these questions are answered with one singular word.
We have to have trust that all of us are doing the job we were asked.
We have to trust that everyone has the best intentions and trust those closet to the problem to come up with solutions.
We have to trust that when we make mistakes (or get caught) that we have the resiliency to get back up and own the mistake.
(SEE THE PROBLEM, OWN THE PROBLEM)
My huge mistake this week? I totally forgot to send out the schedule for this afternoon. Please forgive my oversight!
Have a great weekend!
#CSESTRONG Weekly Staff Mindfulness Challenge
1.forgive someone at work for a mistake they made! Tell them!
2. Ask for forgiveness for a mistake you made! Ask Them!
- DAY 2
- 7:30 - SAT
- NO Faith Formation - Grades 1/2
- DAY 3
- 7:30 - Staffing Day
- NO Faith Formation - Grades 3/4/5
- 8:45 - Baumann's class bowling
- 9:45 - Kramer's class bowling (switched preps w/Kothrade)
- 12:15 - Johnson's class bowling
- 1:15 - J.Freeman's class bowling
- 3:00 - Problem Solving
- DAY 4
- 7:30 - Building CI
NO SCHOOL - MEA
NO SCHOOL - MEA
Important Upcoming Dates
10/19 - NO SCHOOL - MEA Break
10/20 - NO SCHOOL - MEA Break
10/25 - Vision Screenings (Grades 1/3/5)
10/26 - Picture Retake Day
11/22 - NO Students - Building Staff Development
11/23 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Day
11/24 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
Social Media @ ROCORI
1. Fill out the short survey from this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/L2HB359
2. Send 1-4 pictures of yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org
2017-2018 WBWF Goals
The percentage of all students in grades 3-5 at CSE enrolled by October 1st who score at or above grade level targets as measured by the READING will increase from 54.6% in 2017 to 65% in 2018.
The percentage of all students in grades 3-5 at CSE enrolled by October 1st who score at or above grade level targets as measured by the MATH MCA will increase from 60.4% in 2017 to 68% in 2018.
What are potential FOCUS areas of Improvements for SLG/PGP?
Time on Text
Oral Vocabulary Usage/Development
Standard Alignment and Deconstruction
School News/ Annoucements
Staff - Reminder to get your SFM (work comp) online training taken care of soon if you have not done so already....should be done before November 20, 2017.
- Lunch count and attendance should be done by 9:00 a.m.
- Need CPI Refresher and Training DATES? Click HERE
Click HERE to access the CSE committee memberships
Why do we have Committee Structure at CSE?
1. To improve decision making process/feedback between staff/administration
2. To Empower Staff to See the Problem/Own the Problem #TOP20
3. Amplify All Voices at CSE
4. Assist in the overall communication and governance at CSE
RtI (Response to Intervention)
Click HERE to access the District RtI Notes
Committee Chair: Jim Meyer
CSE Building RTI met and updated the Yearly Assessment Matrix. We will be asking each teacher to contribute to our BUILDING Assessment Document. More information coming soon.
CI (Curriculum and Instruction)
Click HERE to access the District CI Notes
Committee Chair: Joyce Baumann BaumannJ@rocori.k12.mn.us EXT 3145
Math roll out is underway. We are looking for a way to gather information about questions, materials, training needs, etc. The "math experts" will have their training on Tuesday, the 26th. They will decide how to gather this information.
Piloting of our potential new reading curriculum will begin in October.
Deconstruction of standards work will continue this school year.
Training focuses for upcoming year: Grades K-2: Orton-Gillingham Grade 3-5: Close Reading
SD (Staff Development)
Click HERE to access the District SD Notes
Chair: Leslie Buttweiler
Items to Discuss
- Last meetings notes – discussed ongoing need for collaboration between committees
- District SD update – updates on academy day (registration, format, presenters, topics)
- Budget – 17/18 budget is significantly less (1/3) but we are told budgeting has been done differently this year to “assess” actual needs and are encouraged to “request what we need and they will adjust the funding” ??
- Fund Requests – see above
- Ideas for Academy Day – still looking for presenters!
Chair- Sharon Posch- email@example.com -Ext 3142
Why: To create a culture of literacy with students, staff, and families
Goals for the year:
- Promote an increase in student conversations around texts students are reading
- Create practice profiles for CAFÉ and Conferring
- Get some Little Free Libraries up and running in the building
- Continue the Principal Book Clubs with 4th/5th grade and possibly look at adding 3rd grade
- Get posters of books made to hang around the building to get excitement around reading the books
- Collaboration with CS Public Library
- Library Book Shelves dedicated to students’ book recommendations
Chair- Rachel McDougall Ext 3129
"Working is hard and distracts from having fun." -Orson Scott Card
Check out the email about the mugs, notebooks and birthdays. More fun coming soon!
Health, Safety, Building Improvement
Chair- Tom Petroski PetroskiT@rocori.k12.mn.us EXT 3116
Chair- Brian Kothrade KothradeB@rocori.k12.mn.us EXT 3111
Chair- Dustin Kramer KramerD@rocori.k12.mn.us Ext 3136
More Spartan Badges coming soon!
Chair Greg Spanier SpanierG@rocori.k12.mn.us EXT 3119
Daily 5 Tip of the Week.. from the DAILY CAFE
Legacy of Reading
By Gail Boushey
October 13, 2017
I read, because there’s so much more to the world than my corner of it. I read because I want to see the world through new sets of eyes.
I am a voracious reader who prefers nonfiction to fiction. My favorite reads are the books that I continue to think about and talk about after I’ve read them, and ones that spur me to do more research. My summer reading included many books that broadened me as a person and as a teacher:
- Help for Billy by Heather T. Forbes
- The Nightingale: A Novel by Kristin Hannah
- Still Learning to Read, 2nd editon by Franki Sibberson and Karen Szymusiak
- Look Who’s Learning to Read: 50 Fun Ways to Instill a Love of Reading in Young Children by Shelley Harwayne, and
- Teaching Literacy in the Visible Learning Classroom, Grades K-5 by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey
During the school year, I have less time to luxuriate in books. You may be feeling the same way. So how do we keep reading a high priority? It may help to ask, “Why do I read?” Is it to escape? Be entertained? To learn about myself and the world? With a purpose in mind, we can commit to reading 15 minutes a day, no matter how busy we are.
We can’t hope to inspire lifelong readers in our classrooms if we aren’t authentic readers ourselves. Letting our students see how and why they can fit reading into their lives each and every day is a legacy we must leave behind. Then they too will be able to see the world through new sets of eyes.
Our END OF YEAR GOAL is to hit 30 Minutes Daily of Independent Reading in Good Fit Books
CAFE STRATEGY LAUCH CHECK
How Many Years have you worked at CSE?
Special Education Para
What I love most about my job at CSEI
love when a student accomplishes a goal or understands something new, when you can really see and hear how proud they are.
Favorite Children's Book.. and Why!
I'll Love You Forever-this is a book that I read to my boys when they were little and it brings back sweet memories of reading with them.
reading, listening to music, camping, fishing, bowling, watching the MN Twins, watching my boys play sports, scrap booking, and spending time with family and friends
All Standards HOME link- http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/dse/stds/
Reading Link- http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/dse/stds/read/
Science Link- http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/dse/stds/sci/
Social Link- http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/dse/stds/soc/
World Languages Link- http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/dse/stds/world/