Friday Focus

Moreau Heights Elementary

March 30

Our Mission

The Moreau Heights family is committed to providing a positive and safe learning environment to support responsible and productive citizens.

Be an Awesomizer!

If we understand that even the simplest of comments or words of encouragement can make a life changing impact on our students, the job seems less daunting. When we take time to invest in conversations with others, we are often pleasantly surprised by the smiles these interactions bring to our faces and the warmth they bring to our hearts.

That's how we carry the banner for students and for each other: one conversation and one interaction at a time. Little by little we connect, support, and encourage, and by doing so, we begin to create a positive culture for our students and our school communities. And we don't speak negatively about those we support and serve. We can have the best of intentions and tell our students and our colleagues that we care about them, that they are important to us, that we are here to help them be successful, and that we will not let them fail; however, carrying the banner for our students and our colleagues means we maintain such support even when they fail to live up to our expectations. Each of us possesses the power to be a difference maker for every student, every day. We must be willing to do whatever it takes and not give up on our parents, teachers and administrators. Our school don't need more awfulizers; they need more awesomizers!

You can be that awesomizer! It will be the way you pause and make one child at a time feel valued rather than invisible. It will be the encouragement you offer to a struggling student or the chance you take to show a little faith and be an advocate for a student whom others just "don't get." Every student and every staff member deserve to work in an environment where they are given the opportunity to leave their legacy because someone is carrying the banner for them.

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Planning a field trip?

As field trip season is upon us, Nutrition Services asks that you please give a minimum of a 2 week advance notice for sack lunches. We don't always have all the necessary ingredients or supplies on hand to be able to honor last minute requests.

PBS lesson

Our behavior data shows the greatest need is student defiance. Our lessons over the quarter will focus on skills that support student's following adult directions, even when it's hard.

The PBS lesson focus this week is a review of expectations as we return from spring break and head into the last months of school.

Our Second Steps. . .

Lesson 22 is where we have each classroom paced on lessons:

Kindergarten- Having fun with our friends

1st grade - Reviewing Second Steps Skills

2nd grade - Reviewing Second Steps Skills

3rd grade - Reviewing Second Steps Skills

4th grade - Reviewing Second Steps Skills

5th grade - Reviewing Second Steps Skills

Celebrate the Positive!

Positive office referrals in 2019: 250

Have you kept an eye out for the positive choices by students? Have you written a positive referral to recognize a student doing a great job?

Character Trait for April is Accountable

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JCPS Difference Maker Recognition

Have a colleague who you would like to see recognized for making a positive difference? Here is the link to complete a nomination.

Morning Gym Duty

Jerry Ries

Briana Watson

Hannah Lenger

Jessica Yates

Monday is April 1

Remember to play!

Calendar of Events

Monday, April 1

*classes resume

Tuesday, April 2

*Fire Drill

*KJ SST (Mantle, Haugen, James) 9:15

*Literacy Team mtg 3:45

*Tier 2 mtg 3:45

Wednesday, April 3

*Paraprofessional Appreciation Day

*Kindergarten at model classroom

*Sue at District Admin 8 - 10:30

*JG staffing (Day, Hutchison, James, Watts-Hayes) 8:30

*MG IEP (Hutchison, Haugen/Day, Lenger, Spear) 11:00

*IM Staffing/IEP (Hutchison, Ewing/Gragg, James, OT/PT, Haugen/Day) 1:15

*DB Staffing (Treat, James, Dunham) 3:45

*New Crew mtg 3:45

Thursday, April 4

*Librarian Appreciation Day

*3rd grade tobacco awareness presentation in library 9:00

*MAP testing training 3:45 in library

Friday, April 5

*EA 504 (Haugen, Yaeger) 8:30

*KM IEP (Vignola, Haugen, Lueckenhoff, Lock, Hammann, Steuber, Humphreys) 10:00

*IT 504 (Haugen, Strange, OT/Love)

Monday, April 8

*Marty Huitt visit all day

*MO IEP (Hutchison, Day/Haugen, Cremin, Reece, Ewing/Gragg) 3:40

Tuesday, April 9

*Intruder Drill

*Marty Huitt meeting with grade level teams

*CH IEP (Gragg, Haugen, Hammann) 10:15

Wednesday, April 10

*Specials Collaboration 7:45-8:15

*HD IEP (Connelly, Haugen/Day, Lock, Cremin, Hammann, Humphreys) 10:00

*HL IEP (Basinger, Hutchison, Haugen/Day, Ewing, Love) 1:20

*NA staffing (James, Jungmeyer, Spear, Hutchison, Haugen/Day, Strange)2:15

*KJ 504 (James, Mantle, Haugen/Day, Treat) 3:45

Thursday, April 11

*Enloe and Rowden visit MH

*Principal mtg 12-3:30

*KH IEP (Hutchison, Spear, Haugen, Schell) 3:45

Friday, April 12

*Mid-terms go home

*CG IEP (Vignola, Haugen, Lueckenhoff, Hammann, Lock, Steuber, Humphreys) 10:00

*RL staffing (Day, James, Steinman, Gragg) 10:15

*Shannon at Counselor mtg 2:00

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Weekly Collaboration Log

This is the link to a revised communication log for your team collaboration. The expectation is that your team will complete each week.

Dr. Day's Update

Some of you know, but for those that don't, I'm currently working on coursework for a Reading Specialist degree. Right now I'm taking a class on diversity and we had a great, very short, video to watch this week and I thought I would share it with you. I loved the message of the speaker in being able to see what lies underneath instead of just what's on the surface. Only 7 minutes long, but very worth the watch!

What Do You See? | Rhina Williams | TEDxGeorgiaStateU

March/April Birthdays

Theresa Schell - April 3

April Steinman - April 7

Whitney Boeckman - April 13

Katie Spear - April 30