Sunday, October 16, 2016

October 17th


UNC REX and Underwood Elementary - Valentine's Day Card request - Last year we had over 200 cards that were sent to patients at Rex Hospital Valentine Cards. If this is something that you would like to do with your class, please email me and I will add you to list. We will be collecting cards February 

United Way School Captain volunteer and ask them to attend one of the (45 min) training session.  Our United Way Representative will host the training and share our vision, goals, process and other meaningful information to help achieve success again this year. Please email me if you are interested in being our United Way Champion.

State Fair -- YEAH ARTS at Underwood, Students finished #2 overall in school's at the North Carolina State Fair!

Hall Displays - Love seeing the hall displays, be sure to put a note that says the objectives and general purpose of the learning opportunities. 


Heather Peaden will be transiting to a 3-5 grade level teacher support position. We would like to welcome Neeta Shah to third grade and will be starting on October 19th. Heather will start as at a 3-5 support teacher on October 24th.

MTSS Walkthrough -- on October 26th a WCPSS Mtss team member will be completing walk throughs looking at 7 categories of adult behavior through Hattie's research. This is NOT a teacher evaluation tool. This information will be shared with our MTSS team in December.  Please review a two minute -- to learn more about the purpose.

Oct. 16-22 is International Character Counts Week. Take a picture, write a short description, and tweet it using #WCPSShasCharacter - Courage, Perseverance, good judgment, respect, integrity, responsibility, kindness, and self-discipline.

Spirit week - Monday - Crazy hair/socks, Tuesday Favorite Team, Wednesday - Hat day, Thursday - Pajama, Friday - Underwood Trot day. Be sure to have Rachel F. take a class picture.

Early Release Lunch - PTA will be providing lunch on Friday for us!!! Also, specialist will be helping with Unicorn Trot, so no specials.

Critical Thinking 

CD Cohort - bring CD book (if you have one) and handouts to Kim's session for our October 21st Early Release meeting.

PBIS - Be sure to wire up students (minor/major referrals) - we use this data to make data decisions about classroom learning and decisions. Write ups should be written when it's impacting learning/teaching and/or a repeated occurrence.

Alignment Lessons - Be sure to let Alex or Ashley know if as a grade level you don't want these lessons. 


Thursday, October 20, 2016 to offer support with your implementation of Conscious Discipline® 

Thank to those who came to support the Grounds Crew Clean up. 5th Grade residency will continue this week. 

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