Ridgeview Weekly Newsletter

February 1st, 2016

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  • Power Walks for playground
  • Check out the Schedule
  • Thank your partner - you couldn't do this without them!
  • Meet in Stacy's Room for instructional rounds
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Gratitudes (a new section in our weekly Newsletter!)

  • Thank you to the PBiS Team for planning our fun Snow Day. Everyone LOVED it! Take a moment and thank everyone on that team!
  • Thank you to Shannon Samuelson for staying all day in the snow with our kids! And to Valeria Piatt and Kacey Daugherty who also shared in the snow day fun! Take a moment and thank these ladies!
  • Thank you to Vera Turner and Zack Allen who coordinated the Science Discovery Day at CNCC! Rhonda and Crystal took 20 students. What a great day!!!
  • Thank you to Sara Linsacum, Rhonda Counts, and Crystal Greenhow for hosting an amazing iPad Parent night last Monday. The school was packed with 5th grade parents, students, and siblings. My favorite quote for the night "We are 8th graders and we have no idea how our 5th grade brother knows how to do this stuff".
  • Thank our wonderful SPED paras: Frances McMann, Carol Morton, Cynthia Trout, and Ashley Yanick. Neither teachers nor kids could make it through the day without your support! Thank You.
  • Thank our maintenance man Glen Rodewald the next time you see him. He does some pretty precarious roof maintenance in the snow to keep our school leak free. Take a moment and thank him.

If you have a gratitude for our weekly newsletter, please send Amber a quick email and it will be included!

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POWER WALKS for the week

Please support PBiS by covering PAWS ON THE PLAYGROUND this week.

Practice Respect

  • Include everyone
  • Take turns
  • Keep hands and feet to yourself
  • Know and obey the rules
  • Use Kelso’s Choices
  • Respect adults and each other

Act with Kindness

  • Be kind to everyone
  • Use kind words
  • Share
  • Take turns
  • Play fair
  • Apologize, even if it was an accident
  • Smile
  • Make a new friend
  • Include everyone

Work Together

  • Use problem solving steps
  • Include others
  • Play fair
  • Practice good sportsmanship
  • Clean-up together
  • Share equipment

      Stay Safe

      • Slide on your bottom, feet first
      • Swing on your bottom, no jumping off
      • Stay off of ice
      • Touch football only
      • Use walking feet on all sidewalks
      • Dress for weather
      • Use equipment properly
      • Wear snow gear (snow boots, snow pants, gloves & coat) to play off of the blacktop
      • Think before you act

      Instructional Rounds

      Please join us in Stacy's office during your planning period. See you soon!

      Reading Part 2: Learning Targets and Learning Events

      See pic below from the whiteboard in Stacy's Room from last week's instructional rounds.

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      All Call on Cisco Phone System

      Placing an “All Call” from your classroom phone

      The phones in Amber and Cyndee's offices can place an “All Call” for Ridgeview and also a district wide “All Call”. All other phones in our building can place an “All Call” that goes out to Ridgeview only.

      To place an “All Call” at Ridgeview:

      • phone has to be off-hook (pick up the handset OR push the speaker button to be off-hook).
      • Dial 1056
      • Put in PIN number: 775#

      Happening this week . . . .

      Monday - February 1, 2016

      • Art @ RV - C Day
      • PARCC Groups Due
      • Kindergarten Family Connection Day
      • 8:00 a.m. Sara and Amber
      • 8:45 Communication Team Meeting (Tonia, Sara, Amber)
      • 3:30 Art After School Program
      • 4 p.m. Problem Solving Committee (IBS) @ Admin

      Tuesday - February 2nd, 2016

      • Art @ RV - D Day
      • Instructional Rounds - Reading Part 2
      • 2:00 p.m. RV Instructional Team Weekly Meeting
      • 3:30 Spanish After School Program

      Wednesday - February 3rd, 2016

      • 8:30 a.m. Elementary Principals Meeting
      • 2:15 RV Child Study Team
      • 4:00 p.m. UbD Meeting
      • Youth in crisis and school safety: Helping School and District Leaders to Respond (Amber/Renae)

      Thursday - February 4th, 2016

      • 9:00 Counselor Collab (Administrator = Sarah)
      • CAESP Meeting in Denver (Amber)

      Friday - February 5th, 2016

      • Broncos Day!!! Wear your gear and your jeans!
      • Amber in Denver (National Distinguished Principal Selection Committee)

      Looking Ahead. . . . .

      Monday - February 8th, 2016

      • 8:00 a.m. Sara and Amber
      • 8:45 Communication Team Meeting (Tonia, Sara, Amber)
      • 3:30 Art After School Program
      • 4 p.m. District Personnel Evaluation Committee (DPECC) @ Admin
      • 5 p.m. Craig Park and Rec using Gym: K-2 BBall

      Tuesday - February 9th, 2016

      • Art @ RV - C Day
      • Instructional Rounds - Writing Part 1
      • 2:00 p.m. RV Instructional Team Weekly Meeting
      • 3:00 Book Room Tours
      • 3:30 Spanish After School Program
      • 3:30 RV PAC Meeting in Library
      • 5 p.m. Craig Park and Rec using Gym: K-2 BBall

      Wednesday - February 10th, 2016

      • Art @ RV - D Day
      • 8:30 a.m. Admin Team Meeting
      • 2:15 RV CST
      • 4 p.m. Benefit Committee Meeting @ Admin
      • 5 p.m. Craig Park and Rec using Gym: K-2 BBall
      • 6:30 p.m. GE- PAC meeting @ admin

      Thursday - February 11th, 2016

      • 7 a.m. Board of Education Work Session
      • 9 a.m. Counselor Collab (Administrator = Kamisha)
      • 1 p.m PARCC SAC Meeting
      • 5 p.m. Craig Park and Rec using Gym: K-2 BBall

      Friday - February 12th, 2016

      • Amber and Stacy in Maybell
      • 5th Tour of Power Plant!
      • 2 p.m. SPED DLM/CoAlt Training @ Admin
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      Professional Expectations

      As with prior weeks, we will continue to work our way through the MCEA professional expectations survey in our newsletter for reminders and clarification.


      What time does collaboration begin in your building on Friday afternoons?


      9/22 marked as soon as my duties are done on Friday

      4/22 marked 2:10-2:20

      4/22 marked 2:20-2:30

      4/22 marked n/a

      1/22 marked 2:30-2:40

      Answer: Ridgeview begins collaboration on Friday afternoons as soon as Friday afternoon bus and outside duties end, which is usually between 2:10-2:20 p.m. When we travel for district collab, we try to arrive sometime between 2:30-2:40 p.m.


      Is your Friday afternoon collaboration time interrupted by other activities?


      10/22 marked rarely

      7/22 marked sometimes

      4/22 marked n/a

      Answer: Friday afternoons have been designated as time for grade level teammates to spend together in deep planning on the scope and sequence. There are times when Friday afternoons are interrupted by collaboration with District teammates, interventionists sharing data, stand up meetings, etc.