BSE and China - A few reminders
Many of you have been curious about how HSE got involved. HSE school was asked if they desired a partnership with the city of Ningbo for all HSE schools. In that invitation we were originally had planned on welcoming our new partner to visit us this past August (you may remember that communication to parents last year), but they failed to get visas for travel. With their cancelation of a visit they quickly invited us to come to them in October to initiate the partnership. With that invitation only 6 total schools accepted the new partnership. LRE, GES, FES, HRE, SCI, and BSE did accept and all six of us principals will travel together next week. In turn we will all welcome students and teachers from our partner school next August. It is then my hope to take a return trip with teachers, parents, and students in 2019.
The Chinese partnership with Gaung Ji Central is only one small piece to our 21st Century and HSE21 goals to ensure our students are connected and engaged with the global population. It is my hope that this partnership will inspire new interest, new knowledge, and new experiences for those students who may not have looked to as far as China in their childhood. We do have many students who are blessed with international travel, so this may not inspire them as much as others, but we are fortunate to have the opportunity to help our students develop a friendship with students on the other side of the world. I am also blessed to get the opportunity to represent BSE on the first trip to kick off this partnership.
Welcome to our New BSE Bears!
PTO Serves Dinner for Parent Teacher Conferences
Remember this is our opportunity to highlight what children CAN DO and engage parents in partnership with us to help ensure success. If you are participating in student led conferences be sure to have the child begin with "What I'm amazing at and proud of is....."
We are looking for 100% participation. If you have a no show or a reschedule make sure and document your attempts to reach out. A phone conference is better than no conference. Thank you for your extra hours...we have seen you before school...using your prep...using your lunch and staying wee hours after dark. Thank you.
A message from transportation about study trips....
New Cameras at BSE
- Make sure you have your long evaluation on the calendar with your evaluator.
- TURN IN YOUR PLANS in SFS the MONDAY OF YOUR LONG EVALUATION WEEK.
- Remember that a long evaluation will always follow with a conference with your evaluator.
- Shorts will happen Monday through Friday rain or shine, minimum one per teacher.
- No evaluation conference will be scheduled after a short unless you or the administrator prefer to have one.
7 Extra Professional Development Hours: What is the plan?
Progress Monitoring & AimsWeb
LLI Reading Intervention
Leveled Literacy Intervention is an effective small-group instruction for students who find reading and writing difficult. With engaging leveled books, fast-paced systematically designed lessons, LLI empowers both teachers and students as together they work toward attaining reading and writing proficiency.
How can I get started?
Megan or Fatima will model a minimum of two lessons in your classroom in order for you to get started. One of them will also walk you through the checkout procedure for materials and how to access materials online when needed.
Accessing the LLI Repository - CLICK HERE.
Make the Call! Communicating with Parents
Since Parent Night...how many families have you talked with over the phone? There are definitely times when email is appropriate or even Remind and See Saw but if a quick phone call regarding an awesome day or an undesired behavior goes a long way ...then why not have a parent hear your voice? Sometimes it's even quicker than drafting an email! Make the call!