Peterson's Post

January 11-15th

3 Stars and a Wish

1. You made it through the first week back from break!

2. Lexia and Dreambox reports are being accessed more and more. Number of minutes are going up and you appear to be getting more familiar with the data. Keep it up!

3. The second computer cart is up and running. Hopefully, this extra technology will help with testing and getting our minutes in for our reading and math programs.

A Wish: (I am keeping these two wishes from last week's Smore!)

1. Apply for the grant! You could be the one who could get 1,000.00 for your room.

2. Take a look at your room and see if there is anything you can do physically to make it more engaging for students. (seating, arrangement or tables or desks, lighting, music, etc...)

Congratulations Gail Iman!

Gail was selected as one of the District's December Employee of the Month! Way to go Gail!

This is what was said about Gail:

Dedicated; leader; goes above and beyond; just a few of the words used to describe Gail.

Always thinking and brainstorming new ideas to engage all of her Mann students, she challenges them to learn, to reach something higher; to be better versions of themselves. Leading by example, while teaching, makes her successful in the classroom. She embodies the Engaging, Relevant and Personal aspects of our district's mission.

Friday Feedback

Please click on the link above to go to the Friday Feedback link. Please do this each Friday!


Please remember that field trips MUST be scheduled by April 1st. This is so we do not have any concerns getting transportation at the last minute.

Week of January 11-15

11th-Focus Teams- Individual Groups 8:00-8:30

11th- CPT- 2nd Grade 2:30- Please make sure to have your Lexia report ready as well as any other reading data you use in order to show progress of your students.

11th- Second round of flu shots

12th- MVP luncheon

12th- CPT- 5th-9:15, 4th-10:15-K-11:45- Please make sure to have your Lexia report ready as well as any other reading data you use in order to show progress of your students.

13th- Principal's meeting- Teri Gone All Day

**** I am not sure of what my week will look like. I will be in either tomorrow or Tuesday morning to complete an assignment, but will be leaving after that is completed. I have my cell phone and computer and will check my email. You may email, text or call. Sharon will be gone tomorrow. She is on the crisis team for Disney. Katie Williams will be teacher in charge while Sharon and I are out.

My dad is in a regular room now, but his blood levels are still not normal. At some point we are taking him to Barnes for more scans. Thank you again for all the emails and texts.

We will reschedule the CPT meetings once I know what is going on with my dad.

Calendar for January


19th- PTA Executive- AM- Teri Gone

19th- Intruder Drill 2:50

20th- Wendy EVAL- 9:45

20th- Future Eagles Story Time 10:30

22nd- Carver Orchestra performance 5th grade assembly 9:15

25th- Focus Team- Whole Group- Please have chart filled out that was given to you earlier in the month concerning your stories about Engaging, Relevant and Personal instruction. We will be sharing out. (I will be getting this to you)

25th- Mann Huddle

27th- CPT 3rd- 10:15-Please make sure to have your Lexia report ready as well as any other reading data you use in order to show progress of your students.

29th- CPT 1st- 1:45- Please make sure to have your Lexia report ready as well as any other reading data you use in order to show progress of your students.

29th- Family Game Night 6:30-8:00

Duties for January




Front Sidewalk Duty: - Gratton

Car- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday- Sweet/Wednesday and Friday- Smith



Load- Wrinkle

Load- Felton

APR- Carson


Bus- Iman

Parking Lot Exit-Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Pheonix/Wednesday and Friday- Maxwell

At A Glance

Things that are coming up and due dates:

For those of you on the evaluation cycle, please schedule an observation with me if you have not already done so.

Assembly Information


January 25th- Second Grade is responsible


Have 2 Brag Tag names and 1 MVP ready for the assembly on the 25th


February 9th- Please send home the MVP letter with your student. They are located on Canvas.

Collaborative Planning Meetings


For January please be prepared to show your MOY scores compared to the BOY scores for math and reading. (those if you who tested late will do this in February)

Also, be prepared to share Lexia reports, anecdotals, running records show the progress of your students.

Reflect on these questions:

-What percentage of your students are on target to meet their end of year goals?

-What conversations are you having with your students about their goals?

-What do you have in place in order to help your students meet their goals?

-What other support or resources do you need?

For February:

For those how did not have BOY to MOY scores, please bring those.

For Grades 3-5- Please be prepared to tell me how Dreambox is going? Please be prepared to pull up reports for your students to discuss their progress.

For K-2- TBD


All musical meetings will be held at LIFE 360 at 6:30

February 18th 4th grade at 6:00 and LIFE 360

February 18th 2nd grade at 6:30 at LIFE 360

April 21st Art- Kindergarten 6:30- in the gym


Reps for each grade level:

K/1 – Johnson, L. 2/3 – Hoos 4/5 – Iman SPD/SPC – Feistner

Please always give this information:




A solution to any suggestions or concerns

If there is ever anything you feel should come to the Leadership team and it has not been covered, please let your rep or me know.

Date Topic Date to get input to rep

Feb. 2nd-We have money in our activity account that has been placed there for us to purchase items that are needed for our school/students/teachers. Please give your representative your thoughts on what you would like to purchase by Jan. 29th. We will compile a list and get it back out to you to make a final decision.

March 1st TBD Feb. 26th

April 5th TBD April 1st


The second Tuesday of the month is the MVP luncheon-(except March- It will be on the 15TH due to Spring Break)

The third Tuesday of every month is faculty meeting. Not all will be seated. Some will be on Canvas.

The third Tuesday of every month is PTA executive meetings- Teri Gone

The first Tuesday of every month is Leadership- please send feedback with your rep.

The first Wednesday of every month is PTA Teri usually gone. AM

The second Wednesday of every month is Principal Meeting- Teri gone

Remember to fill out field trip forms, check the master calendar and tell the cafeteria if you are not eating at school that day. Also, new this year, all end of year field trips MUST be scheduled by April 1st.

Good To Know- anticipated employee high absence days

For the 2015-2016 school year, we anticipate heavy employee absences on the dates listed below. Historically, Kelly Services has had a difficult time filling absences with substitutes on these dates. If possible and if an event hasn’t already been scheduled, we’d appreciate any effort you might make to avoid scheduling events on these days. Also, it would be extremely helpful if we can ask teachers to avoid Fridays for Assessment Testing. This made a huge difference last year! Beyond these, please take into consideration these high absence days:

· Friday, March 25th – Good Friday

· Monday, March 28th – Easter Monday

· Friday, May 5th – SPS Graduation

· Friday, May 6th – SPS and Evangel Graduation

· Friday, May 13th – MSU and Drury Graduation

Post Cards

How many post cards have you sent out this year? Remember that each student should receive one by the end of the year. Brittany has the stamps

Birthdays and Recognition Days

ALL OF THIS HAS BEEN UPDATED ON CANVAS. Please make sure you know when you are responsible for your day or month.

Special Recognition Days:

January Birthdays: Teri, Blair and Jenny are responsible:

Jason Sweet 1st

Justin Frieze 5th

Morgan Johnson- 10th

Laura McEndree-12th

Katie Burrows- 16th

Shop With A Hero

Please let me know if you are interested in shopping with a student. In addition, please send me the names of any students you feel would benefit from this program.

The Shop With A Hero program will continue this year (funds and support were recently confirmed). Please start thinking about 3 students from your site that may benefit from this opportunity that will take place Saturday, February 6th.