SEES Weekly Bulletin

February 15 19


This Week:

Monday, 2/15 No School - George Washington's Birthday

Wednesday, 2/17 Early Release Day, Structured Teacher Collaboration Time 2:30pm

Wednesday, 2/17 SEES Book Club Meeting, 6:30pm Cafe Stoked. Chapter 1-3 of Mindset, the New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

Thursday, 2/18 Soaring Eagle Award: put 3 names on google doc, print awards and submit to Admin. for signature

Friday, 2/19 Flag Salute: Soaring Eagle Awards, AR awards, PE Awards

Friday, 2/19 Employee of the Year nominations due

Friday, 2/19 Report Cards Go Home

Next Week:

Monday and Tuesday at SEES: 100th day Fair - Please sign up for a time:

Monday, 2/22 Teaching Math with Meaning 3rd Grade PD - 8:30 - 3pm SEES Library

Monday, 2/22 SEES Library Closed all day: Please join a buddy class for make-up time

Monday, 2/22 Open ED Tech Help @ SEES 11-1:30

Wednesday, 2/24 Early Release Day STCT 2:30-3:45

Thursday, 2/25 Student of the Month, Mathematician of the Month names on Google Docs and certificates submitted to admin. for signature

Thursday, 2/25. Math Night of the Century 5:30-7:30pm

Friday, 2/26 Flag Salute: Student of the Month RESPECT, Mathematician of the Month: Attends to Precision

Saturday, 2/26 Father Daughter Dance

Two February Flag Salutes

Friday, February 19th: Semester 1 Soaring Eagle Awards, AR Awards, PE Awards

For Soaring Eagle Awards: Please enter the names of 3 students who have exemplified Living the Eagle Way during the first semester:

Print out certificates:

submit to admin for signature by Thursday morning. Don't forget to invite families to attend Flag Salute. This is a big deal!

for AR Awards:

Enter band needs:

Enter Gold Medals:

Print Awards:

Friday, February 26th

Student of the Month: Respect

Mathematician of the Month: Attends to Precision:

Print Certificates and submit to admin by Thursday morning

End of Semester 1 Dates to Remember

SEES Report Cards Go Home on Friday, February 19th

Report Cards Due to Admin for Review by Monday, Feb. 8th

See directions below how to send reports cards from Illuminate, in a PDF file.

TK, K, 1st: done! thank you (:

2nd, 3rd:

4th, 5th:

How to Send Illuminate Report Cards to Admin for Review - Thanks Dean!

  1. Go to the Grades tab on the top of your Illuminate screen
  2. Scroll down to “Printing & Print History”
  3. You should have some drop boxes to select your class information
  4. Grading Period -Report Card -Section/Course -Student Status
  5. After choosing the correct information in each of the above categories, hit “Select Students”
  6. A list of all of your students should appear. Make sure that there is a check mark next to all of the students to print (you can hit the select all button to check them all at once).
  7. Scroll to the bottom and hit the “Print” button (do not actually print).
  8. This will then create a PDF file of all your report cards. It should pop up at the bottom of your computer and have a name like “rc_815”, or something similar
  9. Open the PDF, and then save the PDF under your name. Ex. Faulkner Semester 1 Report Cards
  10. Now, you can send this file to admin to review your report cards without having to print them first.
  11. Need help? No Worries! Call Kathy, Jimmy, Dean, Christine, Laurie....

SEES Book Club: Mindset, the New Psychology of Success

Join teachers, parents, school staff and admin for a discussion about the book Mindset, the New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck, PhD. The discussions will be led by John Paul, Audra and Van.

6:30-7:30 Cafe Stoked

Wednesday 2/17: Chapter 1-3

Wednesday 3/2 Chapter 7

Wednesday 3/16 Chapter 8

Resources to Teach Close Reading during Black History Month: K-5

To celebrate Black History Month this February, bring videos, primary sources, articles and poetry into your classroom:

These collections includes primary sources and articles generously shared by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and videos shared by HISTORY®.

Happy Teaching!
The ReadWorks Team

Making a Difference with our English Learners

"ELs face the daunting task of learning the academic curriculum and a new language concurrently. They need to learn English quickly enough and fluently enough to participate in academic work, and like all children, learn grade level mathematics, reading/language arts, social studies, and science." Jack O'Connell former Superintendent of Public Instruction

Integrated ELD: A Strategy to Support English Learners: Anticipation Guide

An anticipation guide is a comprehension strategy that is used before reading to activate students' prior knowledge and build curiosity about a new topic. Before reading, students listen to or read several statements about key concepts presented in the text; they're often structured as a series of statements with which the students can choose to agree or disagree. Anticipation guides stimulate students' interest in a topic and set a purpose for reading. Below are two Anticipation Guide Templates for you to use.

Character Trait for February


Tolerance and Acceptance

I will be tolerant, respectful and accepting of others who are different than me.

7 Habits: Seek First to Understand and then be Understood

Week 1: How can I be respectful in my classroom?

Week 2: How can I be respectful at the lunch tables?

Week 3: How can I be respectful on the playground?

Week 4: How can I be respectful during Flag Salute?


Thank you in advance for your flexibility. Our library is the only place at SEES where we can host our grade level Math Professional Develop meetings. If you have library on one of the PD days listed below, please arrange for your class to go to the library with another class who attends at a time that is convenient for you.

The Library will be closed:

Thursday January 28 Grade 5 Math PD

Monday February 1 GATE testing

Monday February 22 Grade 3 Math PD

March 1 or March 2 Book Fair Delivery before 9am (TBA)

Thursday March 3 Bookfair Setup

Friday March 4 Bookfair Setup

All Week March 7-11 Bookfair: No LibraryCheck out

Tuesday March 15 Grade 4 Math PD

Thursday March 24 Grade 2 Math PD

Thursday April 14 Grade 1 Math PD

Monday April 25 TK/K Math PD

Find a buddy class:

Prepare for Rainy Day Dismissal

Please prepare for the probability of rainy day dismissal for students.

Kindergarten families will walk directly to the classroom if it is raining during dismissal time.

Students in grades 1-5 need to know if their parents will drive up or walk to the classroom for pick up.

  • We will open gates at 3:00pm for parents to walk onto campus and pick their child up directly from the classroom. Parents need to be prepared to give student name and teacher name to enter our campus.
  • Drive up parents need to be prepared with their child's name, grade and teacher on a piece of paper. This expedites our pick process. Students being picked up at drive up will wait in the cafeteria.
  • Any and all help with rainy day dismissal is SO appreciated.

Chromebook Cart February Sign up - now located in SEES Staff Website

Thanks Laurie! Go to our SEES Staff Website:

Go to the Technology tab

Click on your grade level group to reserve the chromebook cart.