WestWood Elementary

September 16, 2016

Thank you

Thank you for a great first full week of school. I concluded my WestWood Pride lessons today, and enjoyed getting to know the students. It was a pleasure to be in all of our 27 classrooms. Thank you for making time in your schedule for me. My goal of learning 635 names has been communicated, so I better get moving! I look forward to being in your classrooms throughout the year.

Staff Meeting: Responsive Classroom Reset

We are a Responsive Classroom School and it shows. Thank you for your participation in our WW staff morning meeting as we went through the four components of morning meeting. The additional stories about Mrs. Submarine, Ms. Flasher-our new principal, and the "protagonist" provided lots of laughter. Shouldn't we begin everyday like this?

As you continue your RC practice, or begin to learn, know that many of us will support you. For starters the RC leaders have created an RC folder in which resources will be added. You can access it at this link: Responsive Classroom

School Continuous Improvement Plan...

is in progress! The Building Instructional Leadership Team has devoted several hours of discussion around Reading, Math, Science, Innovation, and Behavior. We have good things happening in those areas, which we want to keep improving - our Strategic Direction Core Work for Improvement. We are also having conversations about our Strategic Direction Development Work. Below is a list of strategies for our action plans. We will continue to discuss, develop and communicate the goals, action plans, strategies, and timelines to you.


Small Group Instruction

Leveled Literacy Interventions

Guided Reading

Core Instruction

Reading Conferences


Math Core Instruction

Skill Groups (Guided Math)

Tier 2 intervention


ESTEM Notebooks

Inquiry-based learning (using Scientific Method & Engineering Design Process)


Makers Days

Project-based Learning

Outdoor Learning


Responsive Classroom


Determine & Analyze Classroom/Office Referrals by sub-groups.

Learning Teams at work!

Next Week at a Glance

  • Monday, September 19: 6:30 PM Fall Festival @ PLHS
  • Tuesday, September 20: 8:00-12:00 Administrative Meeting - DSC
  • Wednesday: 8:10-9:00 Learning Teams
  • Thursday: 8:10-9:00 Building Instructional Leadership Team - Conference Room
  • Thursday: 6:00 PM PTC Ice Cream Social - WestWood Playground
  • Friday: 8:10 PST - Conference Room
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Have a great weekend everyone!