Early Learning News

January 4th-8th

Happy New Year! 2016

Attend the GISD 16th Annual Literacy Conference!

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16th Annual Literacy Conference Pre-K to 6th grade

This year's GISD Literacy Conference will be held at the Erwin L. Davis Education Center 2413 West Maple Avenue, Flint. The keynote speaker will be Melody Arabo, 2014-2015 Michigan Teacher of the Year. The conference will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 7:30-2:30. If you would like to attend this conference, register online at http://site.geneseeisd.org/earlylit/ Registration deadline is January 22nd, 2016. I also need you to RSVP to me by this date so that I can make payment arrangements.

2015-2016 Kindergarten Roundup Statistics

At our next staff meeting, we will being looking at early learning data from kindergarten round up. The data shows results from the preschool survey given during round up. The survey measures how many students went through round up, how many attended a preschool of any kind, and how many students attended our local preschools. School readiness skills are also measured and percentages of student at and below benchmarks are revealed. Follow up Fall data including kindergarten DiBELs and DRA are also reported. Result are encouraging, and the increase in our preschool population during the last several years has significantly increased! I look forward to sharing this data with you and having meaningful conversation regarding readiness measurements and what we should be striving for when it comes to preparing our preschoolers for success.

The Week ahead and a little bit more...

  • Monday, January 4th- $5 Jean Day to benefit the Community Foundation Fund!
  • Tuesday, January 5th- Cardinal's Nest- Susan
  • Wednesday, January 6th- GISD GSRP mtg- Susan, IEP 1:30- Bowen, IEP 2:00 Bell
  • Thursday, January 7th- Siple Staff Mtg. 7:40-Susan
  • Friday, January 8th- GISD PD, Ooey, Gooey, Lady 8:30-12:00 (All lead and associate teachers) Balanced Calendar Intersession think tank 9-11(Susan)


Coming up...


  • Wednsday, January 13th- Early Release Day- a.m. students attend only, Mrs. Clark's room dismissed at a.m. dismissal times
  • Monday, January 18th- MLK day - No School for students or teachers
  • Thursday, January 28th- Last day of sememster (89th day of school!)
  • Friday, January 29th-No School- Record's Day
  • Saturday, January 30th- Literacy Conference @ GISD

Keeping the Code!

The first week in January should be dedicated to reviewing all behavior expectations. Here is a preview of the Cardinal Code lessons that should be taught this month:

Jan 4- All Behavior Expectations

Jan 11- Hallway

Jan 18- Classroom

January 25- Restrooms


Have a fabulous first week in the new year!

Susan