Below are two options for the additional staff shirt for the 2015-2016 school year. (both options have ladies sizes) PLEASE VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE....MAJORITY WINS!! You have until Sunday, June 7th to cast your vote. I also need your shirt size....THANKS!
Mastery Connect Reports-Monday at 3:00 is the LAST day to add comments, DRA scores and assessment data. I will begin printing the reports on Tuesday
Monday Meeting-We will meet at 3:30 in the library for a short end of the year meeting. We will recognize our Teacher of the Year, Staff Member of the Year, those who are leaving, and SHOUT OUTS from you to other deserving staff! This will be a time to recognize ALL of the amazing things others have accomplished this year.
Tiger Pride Assembly-Tuesday is our last Tiger Pride of the year. Please record your MVT here. We will have ice cream sandwiches and our MVT luncheon on Thursday.
Grade Level Meetings-No meetings this week. You can use this time to finish up your classroom/end of the year requirements.
Check-Out-I will have boxes in my office starting on Wednesday for you to add your items. (extra time log, check out sheet, letter to students...) PLEASE check your name off of the list once you have added your items to the boxes.
Technology-All classroom technology devices will need to be check in at the library this year. This includes iPads, laptops, Chromebooks... I will have a cart in the library for you to add your devices. There will also be a spreadsheet for you to record your items. This will help keep track of the devices for check out next year.
Friday Lunch-The cooks will have sack lunches for students on Friday. We will NOT have lunch supervision. You can eat in your room, outside, courtyard...
Linda's Party-Don't miss the party after school on Monday in the library! Stop by to wish Linda the best in her new chapter in life and eat some special treats!
Grade Level Mtgs-I don't need to meet this week. Please use the time to catch up on EVERYTHING that is on your plate.
Report Cards OPEN-You can start putting comments and DRA scores in MasteryConnect. You will be able to load assessments and comments until the Monday, May 18th at 3:00. On the 18th it will take a snapshot of everything you have entered. Report cards go home the LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!
Field Day-You should have received a copy of the FIELD DAY schedule in your mailbox today. Please send home copies with the students. Coach will also be delivering shirts to classrooms. KEEP YOUR FINGERS CROSSED FOR GOOD WEATHER!!
Lunch Balances-Don't forget to keep you lunch balance up to date. The last two days of school will be cash only for teacher lunches. Mr. Pratt will be sending out a notification to any teacher who has a negative lunch balance after school is out and they will be fined $50 from their summer paycheck.
Next Monday-Next Monday, we will have an early out meeting in the library after school. We will recognize the WS Teacher of the Year, WS Staff Member of the Year, Cindy Brown's retirement and Charity Hodum's leave for TX. I will also have time for you to give a SHOUT OUT to other individuals who deserve some recognition for their efforts this year. Please feel free to bring a note or card and we can recognize others.
Inventory-Don't forget to complete your inventory on the G:DRIVE. If you do not have one, please copy and create one from another grade level teammate.
Instructional Excellence-Don't forget that your final documents are due no later than Monday, May 18th.
District Growth Hours-Your six hours need to be completed ASAP....THANKS!
This week is a CELEBRATION to the hardest working group of teachers in the world! I don't tell you enough how much I appreciation ALL that you do each and every day to make a difference in the lives of our children. Y are truly amazing and I am privileged to work beside you each day.
Teacher Appreciation Week Activities
Leadership Team Meeting-Our building Leadership Team will be meeting off campus on Thursday, May 7th. If you have an agenda item that you would like for us to discuss, please let me know by Wednesday. (t-shirt ideas/colors, recess, special class times, assemblies....)
Extra Day-Certified staff members will need to log one additional day due to snow days this year. Here is the TIME LOG for you to complete by May 22nd.
DRA Testing-The window for testing is May 4-15. Please make sure you add student scores to the DRA PROGRESSING MONITORING form.
Parent Surveys-You should have received your parent surveys on Friday afternoon. I also received a copy. These surveys contain a lot of information. DO NOT FRET OVER A FEW COMMENTS....easier said than done...I know! Use the information to grow as a teacher and reflect on your practices.
End of the Year-Here is a document to help with the end of the year madness and preparing your rooms. You will also need to complete this END OF THE YEAR CHECKOUT FORM and return it to the office the last week of school for checkout. (more info later)
Monday Meeting-I don't have a meeting schedule. Please use this time to pick up your supplies for our Fine Art Night on Thursday.
Grade Level Meetings-We will NOT have grade level meetings this week.
Tiger Pride Assembly-Our April TPA is Tuesday at 2:45. I need your MVT! MVT lunch is Friday, May 1st from 11:00-12:30.
Summative Conferences-I will be meeting with all tenured certified staff members on Wednesday or Thursday of this week. (only if I complete your summative) We will be discussing your Professional Development Plan and your Self-Reflection. SIGN UP HERE!
ESL Family Night-Join the ESL Department and their families at the Title III Family Night from 6:00-7:00 at the MS Commons area.
Fine Arts Night-I will place flyers to send home with students in your mailbox on Monday. It should be a FUN evening....don't miss it! THURSDAY, APRIL 30th 6:00-7:00
DGH-Just a reminder that you need to complete your six District Growth Hours by May 8th in TalentEd. This will allow me time to submit the hours to Central Office for payroll.
April 30th-LAPTOPS & INSURANCE!!!!! Staff laptops need to go to the library. Every staff member will also need to meet with Insurance reps in the workroom.
Welcome to WS-I would like to welcome Kylee Matlock and Kara Boehmer to WS for the 2015-2016 school year. Kylee will be our new art teacher and Kara (Kennedy) Boehmer will return to 4th grade....CONGRATS!!!
The MAP test is here and we are ready to ROCK IT! I know that our teachers and students have been preparing for months. I am confident of two things.....we will have glitches but we will survive!!
Monday Meeting-We will have a short meeting in the library at 3:30 for EVERYONE who is involved with testing.
MAP Schedule-Please be aware of the testing times for our 3rd and 4th graders.
Grade Level Meetings-No meetings this week due to testing.
Secretaries Day-This Wednesday is Secretaries Day. A BIG SHOUT OUT to Carrie and Stan for all that they do on a daily basis! Answer the phones, enroll/drop kids, GET SUBS, take attendance, answer LOTS of questions, put up with me...and soooooo much more! I truly appreciate how they balance all of the craziness each day. You are both lifesavers!
Insurance Meeting-Central Office will have an informational meeting after school on Thursday in the WS library regarding our new insurance options. Please make sure you attend if you have questions.
Tiger Pride Assembly-Next Tuesday, April 28th is our Tiger Pride Assembly. Please submit your MVT by this Friday. Our MVT lunch will be on Friday, May 1st from 11:00-12:30
Fine Arts Night-Mark your calendar....FINE ARTS NIGHT is APRIL 30th! Don't forget to pick up your grade level supplies.
Leadership Team-We will have a Leadership Team meeting after school from 3:30-4:15 in the computer lab. Here is a link to the agenda. Please feel free to add AGENDA items as needed.
Subs-It is that time of year when the sub list continues to grow! This week Tuesday and Friday are CAP days and there are no extra subs. Please be aware that just because you submit a leave request does not guarantee that you will receive the day off for sick leave or personal day. These have to be approved and are becoming more difficult as the year ends. So, stay healthy and keep a positive outlook. The year will be over in a blink of an eye.
Kindergarten Screening-We have K screening on Tuesday this week. We will be using the library and computer lab for screening. Be on the lookout for little ones! :)
Rehire-CONGRATULATIONS to all of the amazing staff members! Our Board of Education rehired all certified staff members on April 7th. WOOT, WOOT!!
Grade Level Meetings-We will meet on Thursday this week.
Teacher and Staff Member of the Year-This is always SO HARD to pick just one of each. We have so many outstanding staff members here at WS! However, it is that time of the year to pick the most outstanding teacher and staff member at Willard South. CLICK HERE AND FILL OUT THE FORM BY FRIDAY, APRIL 24th. We will announce our outstanding staff at our May 18th end of the year celebration!
Parent Surveys-Each classroom teacher will have a parent survey that should be sent out to your parents soon. We will go over these results together before the end of the year.
Happy Monday! I hope your three day weekend was fabulous! We have 35 days of school left this year. HOLD ON TIGHT...it is going to fly by us very quickly.
Monday Mtg-I do not have anything planned for after school today. Please use this time as additional planning.
Grade Level Mtg-No meetings this week.
Admin Meetings-I have an admin meeting today from 9:00-1:00 at the library station. I will also be out of the building on Wednesday from 8:00-1:00.
K Music Program-Don't miss the kindergarten music program on Thursday at 2:45.
Conferences-Don't forget to submit your log sheet to me once you have completed your conferences and working your additional hours. LOG SHEET
Week at a glance.....
One of the speakers that I heard at my conference last week was Will Bowen. He has written several books and talked about one called A Complaint Free World. It was a very interesting concept about actually living life and STOP COMPLAINING! It hit home because I started to really listen to the words that I was speaking. WOW...talk about self-reflection! The main reason people complain is to GRIPE! (Get attention, Remove Responsibility, Inspire envy, Power, Excuse poor performance) His concept, using a purple bracelet, is to be cognizant of what you say. If you complain you need to move the bracelet from one wrist to the other. The goal is to be complaint free for 21 consecutive days. So, give it a try....you might be amazed at what words and message you are sending to others.
Monday-You need to use this time to fill out the DRA/Progress Monitoring Google doc by entering student DRA levels. We will be using this information at grade level meetings on THURSDAY.
Monday Afternoon-I will be leaving early on Monday due to a dentist appointment for Jada.
Grade Cards-Grade cards will go home with students on Monday.
Grade Level Mtgs-I would like to meet with everyone on THURSDAY to discuss class DRA levels and summer school forms.
Flip Flop Fashion Show-You are invited to watch the 4th grade girls at the annual Flip Flop Fashion show on Tuesday at 6:00 in the cafeteria. It is great event and the students just SHINE!
Parent Appreciation Dance-I hope you and your family can make it to our annual appreciation dance from 6:00-7:30 on Thursday evening. This is a really FUN event for the entire family. The dance and snacks will be located in the cafeteria. We will have games in the gymnasium. PLEASE SIGN UP HERE TO HELP!
Picture Day-We will have individual and class pictures in the gymnasium on Thursday. Here is the picture schedule!
Tiger Pride Assembly-Next Tuesday is our March Tiger Pride Assembly. Please add your MVT to the chart by Friday. We will have our MVT lunch next Thursday, April 2nd.