Weekly Update: 3/17/2014

Happy St. Patrick’s Day and here’s to a much needed Spring Break right around the corner!  Here’s a brief weekly update:


Please review Hallway Expectations on Monday morning for our PBS block.  As I walk around the campus, this is one area that requires us adults to be clear and consistent with our expectations.  I see lines that have students who are walking quietly with hands to their sides or arms crossed with teachers at the back of the line monitoring their students and lines that are noisy and chaotic.  I know lines are a constant battle but please do your best to reinforce this.


We have one change again this week.  Tuesday, 3rd grade will have PLC and Thursday, 2nd grade will have PLC.  Please continue to work on unpacking standards, scoring PTA’s (if applicable), planning, or working on report cards.

Golden Eagle Assemblies:

These will take place this week.  Please make sure you notify parents with at least a few days advanced notice if their child is earning an award.

Report Cards:

Report cards are due to be entered by this Wednesday, Mar. 19th at the end of the day.  They are to be sent home this Friday, Mar. 21 which is a MINIMUM DAY.

Prep Day:

We have another Professional Development Day/prep day scheduled for Monday, April 7th.  We will learn more about Common Core math for part of the day and then the rest of the day will be available to you to prep and/or plan with your grade level.

PLNU Art Students return:

This Tuesday, March 18th, our PLNU partnership will resume and we will have Art students visiting to plan with you for a few brief minutes after school.  This semester due to calendar conflicts, they will be working with Gr. 2-4 teachers.  There are 12 students so one teacher will have 2 student teachers co-teaching.  I will send you the names of your student teachers for the Art lessons on Monday.  Dr. Sangren from PLNU, their professor, has been out of town and forgot to send them to me earlier.  The actual art lessons are scheduled for after Spring Break.  Please let me know if there is a conflict with Tuesday after school ahead of time so I can alert Dr. Sangren.

Writing Lessons:

Thank you to those of you who have signed up for us to observe a writing lesson.  It is really exciting to see everyone jumping into something you have learned through our time with SDAWP.  Trial and error is what it’s all about.  Chris and I are seeing some exciting lessons, keep it up and keep inviting us to see what you are working on.

Question of the week:

What are your plans for Spring Break?

Quote of the week:

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” -Maya Angelou

20 thoughts on “Weekly Update: 3/17/2014

  1. I will be BTSAing in between dates with my kids and husband. 2 sleepovers, 3 movies, spring clothes shopping… exciting stuff.

  2. The Math Units of Study work for 3 days, lunches/dinners with friends, appointments, Chelsea being home for a week and hopefully my dad and stepmom coming to visit us.

  3. My little Ian is turning 3 so we are spending a few days at Disneyland. Ian is all about Mickey Mouse these days.

  4. I hear you Erin…sleeping in is so much fun!….Will make my way to Seattle, exploring! Continue walks, FUN with grandkids…..:)

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