Sunday, February 28, 2016

February 29th Updates


Thank you to Star, Rachel and Karen F-V for hosting 12 teachers from Oak Grove Elementary who are just beginning their journey with Conscious Discipline and wanted to "see it in action."  Following the classroom observations, the debrief session allowed the teachers to ask questions and share strategies about implementation. 
Student Editors 
5th Graders at CAM
The 5th Grade Docent Program is off to a great start!  Students are learning the importance of various public speaking skills and are beginning their study of the artists and artwork that will be showcased at CAM.  Volunteer. Also the students will be the docents of the museum on the first Friday of the month. 

Foundation Summer Camp Auction is wrapping up (ends Tuesday). All proceeds go to the foundation. One of the focuses for the foundation funds will be for our instructional assistants. As a school we created three positions to support our classroom instructional assistants. So please continue to provide information about our foundation -- Summer Camp

NCTies 16 -- We have 11 staff members that will be learning with each other form a variety of educators in North Carolina and around the country in integrating technology to enhance learning.

Read Across America with Daniels Students be sure to sign up to participate on Wednesday March 2nd.

Critical Thinking 

Some of the take-aways from the Strategic Directives principal's meeting discussions; we need some models of how the four Cs looks in the a school, resources (funds, space and people), and time for collaboration for school staff. 

Writing in all subjects -- Empowering Writers Toolkit

  North Carolina’s Severe Weather Awareness Week March 6-12, 2016     Statewide Tornado Drill for 2016 Wednesday, March 9, at 9:30 AM EST

As a reminder, classroom teachers are responsible for consistently implementing IEP and 504 accommodations and modifications.  CCR teachers and Mrs. Romero can help classroom teachers understand how accommodations and modifications are delivered, but it is the legal responsibility of the classroom teacher to provide, as specified on an IEP, and 504 items such as modified in class assignments, modified homework, and differentiated instruction in the general education classroom. Please be sure that this is happening in your classroom.  If you have questions or need clarification please see me.


Our Meet and Greet Event breakfast was held on Tuesday to welcome newly accepted families for the 2016-2017 school year.  Parents were able to meet with PTA parents to learn more about Underwood, ask questions and get to know one another.

Teacher Working Conditions Survey is from March 1st-22nd. I will be giving leadership chairs the pages with codes to be used when completing the TWC. Feel free to trade codes as the surveys are anonymous. 

Congratulations to Scott Brown --- he will be attending NCCAT: Expanding Your Technology Toolbox. 


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