APE Weekly News

Week of November 16th & November 30th...

Announcements - Fessler's Class

Bee Gees - You Should Be Dancing

CWT Walk-through Look Fors...

1. Structures the class for independent work, pairs groups and whole class and In a thoughtful and deliberate way.

2. Classroom activities support varied learning styles in student acquisition of content

3. Structures purposeful student discussions think pair share etc. looking for DI strategies.

4. Ask questions that both build and reveal new understanding of content. Avoid yes and no questions higher order thinking

5. Using varied student response methods to build content understanding. Not using thumbs up and thumbs down.

Congratulations for Angie Dratler and Hope Houston

Our team would like to nominate Angie Dratler for Staff of the Month. Never have we worked with a teacher that works as hard for not only her students, but for the teachers on her team. Without Angie as our team leader, well, let us just say, it wouldn’t be nearly as good.

Hope has been very positive and energetic. The ideas she is coming up with this year have been awesome---math and science are truly her gift! The connection she has with her class and partner this year has been great.

Let the Wobbling Begin!

The Thanksgiving holiday is around the corner, we have decided to “gobble” one another. No gifts involved, just a sweet way to show our colleagues why we are thankful for them.

If you receive a “You’ve Been Gobbled” note on your door, you are then required to gobble 3 staff members in return.

The GOBBLE sheets will be in the copy room!

Please make sure these notes are posted on the doors or near the staff members box if they are a paraprofessional!

PE This Week

Coach Berkowitz

Monday - Wednesday - Extended Day

Thursday & Friday - Gym

Coach Welch

Monday - Wednesday - Gym

Thursday & Friday - Basketball Court Water Fountain

Project ESL

Can’t wait to meet and discuss our students’ progress over warm and yummy snacks.

As part of our district/campus in-depth tracking of our ESL students, please bring

  1. a copy of your class DRA report and

  2. documentation of students’ current reading instructional level.

Each time we meet now, we will be tracking this information as well as rating our kiddos on the

4 language domains: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Thanks in advance for all that you do!

ESL Team

November 16th

  • Data Integrity Meeting 7:30 a.m.
  • 5th Grade Colonial Day

November 17th

  • Math DA 3rd - 5th
  • SLT Meeting 3:30 - 4:30 Library (snacks will be served)
  • 2nd Grade Chick-fil-A Night 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

November 18th

  • Math DA 3rd - 5th
  • 5th Field Trip
  • National CCC Appreciation Day!
  • Project ESL during conference periods

November 19th

  • Science Night 6:00-7:30 p.m.

November 20th

  • Teacher of the Year (TOY) Ceremony 8:30 a.m.
  • APE Thanksgiving Feast
  • Kinder Thanksgiving Feast
  • 1st Grade Corn Shucking

Student Council Food Drive

The Food Drive is underway. If you still need a bag or box send me an e-mail. Your Student Council representative will come by sometime on Thursday to pick up you boxed/bagged dinners.


November 23rd - November 27th

Thanksgiving Break

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Week of November 30th...

PLC's with Admin This Week

Announcements - Grove's Class

Charlie Brown Christmas Dance

Diffentiated Instruction Lesson Invitations...


If you are planning a lesson using differentiated instruction, please invite admin to visit your classrooms.

November 30th

  • Data Integrity Meeting 7:30 a.m.

December 1st

  • 2nd Grade Lounge/Café Workers/Custodial Staff Month
  • ELA Curriculum Meeting 3:30-4:00 p.m.

December 2nd

  • PLC Planning - Admin will attend
  • Student Council Meeting 3:10-3:55 p.m.
  • Baby Shower for Holly Rohring 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

December 3rd

  • 4th Reindeer Games 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

December 4th

  • RTI Core Team Meeting 7:30 - 8:00 a.m.
  • Data Integrity Affirmations Due Today
  • Writing Benchmark Data Entered into Eduphoria Today
  • JA for 3rd - 5th 8:30 - 2:30 p.m.
  • 10:10 a.m. - Heat Map Meeting - 3rd Grade