Addams Staff Newsletter
May 2, 2016
Staff appreciation week is upon us! However, I must say that staff appreciation week should take place all year! We are blessed at Addams with many things, but ONE of the most important things are the wonderful staff members that help make Addams the great place that it is! Please enjoy the many thanks and signs of appreciation that comes your way this week!
In an effort to create an avenue for staff to recognize each other for positive things, I’ve created the “Addams Spotlight.” I encourage you to take 10 seconds to recognize other colleagues. Click on the link below to add comments: http://bit.ly/1yetiP5
Also, click on the "Youanes Addams Calendar" link below to view my updated Google Calendar. You can also click on the "Addams Building Calendar," below to review the most updated events going on at Addams!
Addams Updates and Reminders
Educator Evaluation Info:
Click on the link to get the most updated info regarding the teacher evaluation process and timelines for tenured and non-tenured staff as well. https://goo.gl/1UNpke
A calendar for the 2016-2017 school year is now available! You can view an outline of the complete calendar here. Building and program specific calendars, as well as a complete calendar for our current school year, are available from the calendar page of our district website.
Pearson Update: Be sure to have all info updated in Pearson that is required of you. As we approach the 4 MP, this info should all be in. Please verify that you have Pearson updated
Curriculum and Instruction Updates
Curriculum and Instruction February Newsletter: Click on the link below to view the April 2016 newsletter created by Lisa Shannon: https://goo.gl/dDXcU1
Elementary Assessment Calendar: https://goo.gl/QVvJHc
Kindergarten Assessment Calendar: Click on the link to review the Kindergarten assessment calendar for the 2015-2016 School Year: https://goo.gl/J87TNg
MDE: Spotlight on Assessment and Accountability- April 28 , 2016: Your source for important student assessment and accountability information. http://goo.gl/gGji9a
Addams PBIS Updates
Addams Family Circles:
Please spend some time reviewing the information below regarding our PBIS program and our Addams Family Circles!
- Review Addams PBIS Matrix and Upper and Lower El Think Sheets
- New Ideas for Addams OAKS Currency, Addams Shout-Outs
- Family Circles Teacher Groups: https://goo.gl/UZAB9y
- Calendar of Addams Family Circles Topics: https://goo.gl/1x9Nk6
- New Addams Elementary Logo: http://gdurl.com/rVi2
PBIS End of the Year Update
We have several exciting things planned for the end of the school year! Please see the attached link for an update. https://goo.gl/i16OuE
March PBIS Newsletter: https://goo.gl/q6Xr4x
March PBIS Agenda Notes: https://goo.gl/PZfPhq
May PBIS Meeting: May 9 3:40-4:10
Please see a PBIS Team member if you have questions or concerns to be added to our PBIS Agenda for May.
Addams Family Circles:
Our next Addams Family Circle will take place on May 18. This is a change from our original date. Please note this change in your lesson planning. The Family Circle lesson will focus on Accountability. The lesson and transition times will be sent to you in an email soon!
Addams Learners in Action
Working on writing!
4th graders working on equations on their desks!
Working in their stations!
Twitter @ Addams!
Follow the #AddamsLearners on Twitter and stay updated on the wonderful happenings at Addams Elementary! Also, check out the first page of this newsletter to follow some of our Addams Educators on Twitter.
Please take some time to click on the link below and add your name and Twitter username so that we can have it all saved in one location.
Staff Twitter List: https://goo.gl/kXje8C
Also, I've provided a link below to Allyson Dewar's presentation on Twitter that she used with us last week. Thank you again for taking the time to explore this new avenue!!
Twitter Presentation: https://goo.gl/I9Bqur
Twitter for Teachers: A Quick Start Guide: http://goo.gl/QqFdoi
Follow these Addams Educators on Twitter: