- 2:45-3:50pm - Student Council Meeting
- 6:30-7:30pm - PTO Board Meeting in Library
- 4th Grade Writing Benchmark
- 8:00am - ARD (Jacobs, Alexander, Glarum)
- 3:30pm - STAT Meeting
- Math Curriculum Meeting w/ Valerie James
- 10:00am - ARD (Jacobs, Worley, Williams)
- 12:45 - ARD (Jacobs, Worley, Masters)
- Happy Friday!
Teacher Lesson Plans - Upload your lessons into Google Drive & make sure your file names include the date for lesson plans.
Other Important Documents:
This is my FAVE type of professional development! EdCamps are UNconference events organized by groups of educators, specifically designed to create a participant driven, fun-filled day of professional development. Educators can connect with like minded individuals, collaborate ideas, brainstorm solutions to common education problems, have group discussions, and receive information that can immediately be applied in the classroom.
Save the date for Saturday, February 20th - be sure to get your FREE ticket with the link below.
I'm happy to report that we have completed our 2nd Quarterly Report with Judy Caskey. She was very thrilled about the 3rd/4th Parent Meetings focused on student growth & goals/Bedtime Stories focused on literacy & the 360 minutes program, the upcoming Winter Writing Showcase & Dr. Suess Math/Reading Night. We shared progress our campus is making in writing in implementing the district writing program and writing samples. She has a copy of some of the data analysis protocol sheets that you all are using during PLCs.
I cannot thank you all enough for the work you're doing with the students and working with us throughout this improvement process. You're doing some amazing work and you should feel proud of not only the kids BUT yourselves too. During her visit with us last Friday, Judy Caskey picked up the phone to speak with Kenny Kaye Hudson to brag on the work/effort/data collection/student growth/campus engagement with this process. She wanted Mr. Worthy to know how impress she was with this campus. KEEP IT UP TEACHERS & STAFF! The work you do each day with our kids is important.
Staff Meeting Next Monday
We'll be having a staff meeting next Monday, February 8th to review information for TELPAS procedures and prepare everyone to complete their online calibrations.
Jayne Knighton visiting Scott Elementary - Tuesday, February 9th @ 12:00-3:00pm
Next Week, Jayne Knighton will be visiting our campus to meet/plan with our 2nd/3rd/4th grade teams. I will be sharing a tentative schedule with those teams this week.
Winter Writing Showcase - Tuesday, February 9th @ 6:00pm
I can't wait to see the different writing activities for this event. Please to communicate with our parents/students the date/time for this. I would like to see great attendance. We'll have a special treat of the homeroom teacher of each grade level with the highest attendance for the evening!
Thanks Crystal Martin and Nita Green for helping to organize our campus Winter Writing Showcase. I'm looking forward to engaging our parents/students in the process and making this a focus for campus.
Spring Pictures - Wednesday, February 10th
Time to smile! Class pictures will be taken in the gym like the previous school year.
Chick-fil-a Spirit Night - Thursday, February 11th @ 5:00pm
Be sure to stop by and show your support for Scott Elementary this night.
Valentine's Parties - Friday, February 12th
Dr. Bright will be sending a schedule with specific times for our parties.
Staff Development Day - Monday, February 15th
This year we'll be meeting at the high school for this staff development day. We'll have a schedule of events & professional opportunities of each grade level and content area. During this time, we'll have everyone complete their online TELPAS calibration assessments.
Judy Caskey Visiting - Wednesday, February 17th
She will be visiting again with some classroom walk-throughs. I would like to see great teacher attendance this day. I would like you to encourage you to talk with her has she's visiting your classrooms. Be sure to share with her some of the specific things you're doing with your students.
Tim is Closing His Place (#TeamKid | #KidsDeserveIt | #YouMatter)
Do you recall from the beginning of the school year, we talked about this gentleman that LOVES his job and does a "Dance of Magic" each day before walking into work? Here's the link of the video in case you need to remember:
Well, Tim is closing up shop! As much as he loves his place - the reason WHY he's made this decision will melt your heart. Take a look at his interview here:
I love this because Tim's story defies a traditional one of a person living with down syndrome. He's a great encouragement and example for all our students. He's experiencing a rich life despite his perceived shortcomings.
As teachers, you have the power to make a difference in your kids' life that will allow them to experience a rich life too. Everyday you have the power to make a kid feel that they can learn, they can read, do math, and express themselves in writing. You help support them as they reach their goals, and most importantly let them know they are loved!
If you do anything this week, be sure your kids KNOW that you love them.