Happy Friday, Happy Weekend, or Happy Monday, depending when you are reading this. Here are the updates for the upcoming week:
We have had a last minute switch and 4th grade will have PLC on Tuesday and 5th grade will have PLC on Monday. Barb Montfort, who was planning on coming on request of 4th grade will come the following Monday, Feb. 3rd.
2nd grade should be finishing up administration of their second PTA and all scores are due into DataDirector (DD) by Feb. 7th. 1st grade PTAs begins Mon. Jan. 27th and scores are due in DD by Feb. 18th.
Thank you for your engagement at the last staff meeting focused on “Rigor”. I very much enjoyed reading your “tickets to leave” and appreciate your willingness to try new techniques that will challenge your students. We will have Part 2 of DOK professional development this Wednesday, Jan. 29th at 1:40p.m. in Rm. 11. Please bring your composition book and any materials that you have received regarding DOK in last 2 weeks. Barb Montfort will attend and support us in our learning.
Principal Round Table:
Our round table meeting will take place on Tues. Jan. 28th at 7:30 in rm. 11 (Thank you Maile).
This will take place on Wed. Jan. 29th with the support of some of our Impact Teachers. Thank you Kindergarten for volunteering!! (ha, ha). First grade teachers will be released from 8:15-11. I will send first grade team an email with details.
Please read Adriana’s emails carefully for details about ELD cancellations for certain days and info about Imagine Learning. I appreciate that Adriana sends out detailed informational emails so please take the time to read them.
Science and Math Sheds:
Thank you soooo much to Dana and Board Member Ellsworth, aka Melanie, for giving their time to clean and organize our two sheds. Your classroom key now opens both sheds so I encourage and invite you to pop your head inside and see all the wonderful resources that are hidden there.
We are ALL expected to get our picture taken next Thursday while the Child ID program is here. The district is expecting all staff members to get their picture taken through this program so that badges can be made for all of us to wear while we are on campus. This is just one part of our effort to ensure the safety and welfare of our students. Please make sure to stop by the cafeteria at some point. If you are absent, I believe there are still other sites that have this scheduled in the future but it will require you to go to another site.
Resource of the Week:
I know there are so, so many websites that are helping us to learn more about Common Core but one of my favorites is here , Tulare County’s Office of Ed Common Core homepage. I, and others, find it to be very user friendly and informative. If you look on the lefthand side of this page, you will find easy links to other more specific resources. (ELA CC, ELA resources, Math CC, Math resources, etc.)
Thank you for those of you who were able to attend the Board Meeting where I highlighted Emory, it meant a lot to me. Please don’t feel badly if you weren’t able to attend, you all show your support of our school in many ways daily! I am happy to report that my presentation was only 8 minutes!! We were supposed to keep it around 10- I don’t know that anyone would place a bet that I would stay under 10 minutes! My own “personal best”!
Please take a quick look on the other “tabs” on this site. Weekly Bulletin will give you other specific information about the week and weeks to come and PLC Calendar also gives you a glimpse of what’s to come. Feel free to post a “shout out” for one or more of your colleagues or share something you have found success with.
Question of the Week:
Do you have a favorite restaurant that you can recommend to others?
Quote of the Week:
“I believe that our very survival depends upon us becoming better systems thinkers.”
– Margaret J. Wheatley