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4/17/14 >
A HUGE thank you to Velma and all who helped for the wonderful treats to
help us celebrate National Library Week! They were absolutely delicious!
Barb, Linda, and Lori
4/17/14 >
Attention Team Leaders: please contact me to schedule a time to meet with your grade level teams. I will be gone these weeks on travel: April 21-25 & May 6-9.


The following special education staff will gone May 5-May 9 for training: Eugene Monette, Brittanie Mostad, Renae Guilbert, Melissa Bremner, Darlene Azure, Martha Walburger, Roberta DeCoteau, Jerilyn Laducer, Darla Graber.


There will be no speech services: April 23-25, staff will be at training

Please contact special education staff for questions or concerns about that week.

Thank you
Arlene Davis
4/17/14 > Common Core Questions/Answers and Tips
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Questions/Answers

*Should lesson plans focus on intentional teaching of standards or list every standard they can cover even if it is lightly covered? The focus is on intentional teaching of standards, not on spiral review, or continuous work. (Administration 4/17/2014)

*Should each standard be assessed? Yes, and recall above, the standards listed are those that will be intentionally taught. (Administration 4/17/2014)

*If teachers agree to teach the same standards and same skills in the same unit can individual teachers alter the activities in which they use to teach the content and skills? Yes, please alter the activities on the Instruction Planner to reflect the activities being used. (Administration 4/17/2014)

*Can additional assessment types be added to the Instruction Planner? Yes, Dr. Leonard will add those suggested during the April training with Pam. (Administration 4/17/2014)

Are teachers required to provide documentation and/or evidence for assessments? Yes, documentation may be a rubric, a check-list, teacher observation notes, etc. (Administration 4/17/2014)

Do assessments have to be consistent across the grade level? No, as long as evidence is provided to demonstrate the students have learned/mastered the standard a variety of assessments can be used. (Administration 4/17/2014)

What administrative guidelines do we need to adhere to in choosing and/or creating our assessments? All assessments must: 1) provide evidence, 2) be standards-based, 3) vary throughout the school year. (Administration 4/17/2014)


Tips:

Use the 'shifting dates' option only in unplanned absence situations, such as storm days.

When completing your Science and/or Social Studies standard blocks in Instruction Planner, please do not repeat the standard in the first column. The standard will be listed in the 'title', the first column will include the skills for the standard, second column will include the activities that will be used to teach the specific skills and the third column (next year) will include the assessment used to assess the specific standard.

Do not login to www.clihome.com on more than one computer at a time. This causes an overload to their server and plans may be lost.

Mark your calendars: Pam's next visit is a split visit again--1/2 day on May 14th (8:30-12:15), and 1/2 day on May 15 (8:30-12:15).
4/16/14 >
Easter Egg Hunt flyers are in the mailroom. Teachers please stop and pick some up for your students.
4/15/14 > Winners of the PBS Board In Cafeteria
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Kindergarten: Thomas Azure
Kenley Hamley

1st Grade: Riley Morin
Sydnee Boothe
Noah Peltier
Tysen Grant
Langston Poitra

2nd Grade: Fernando Lopez
Jacie Longie
Justice Parisien



3rd Grade: Zoie Belgarde
Jace Azure
Isaac Charbonneau
Shaydi Falcon
Jaysa Houle

4th Grade: Kutter Belgarde
Cole Davis

5th Grade: Ciera Dionne
Tailee Parisien
Tiffany Brunelle

Student will be taken out for lunch on April 24, 2014. More information will be put in the bulletin next week.
4/15/14 > CLASS TRIPS
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Tues. Apr. 29th
3rd Grade
Shrine Circus in Minot
4/15/14 > BIE Employees
BIE contracts for SY 2014/2015 are ready in my office for signatures.
Thanks
Lynea C.
4/14/14 >
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Revised music festival schedules will begin today.
Thanks,
Music Dept.
4/14/14 > Summer School
Summer school teachers need to see Lynea C. ASAP.
Thanks
4/07/14 > >
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Computer lab will be CANCELLED for the next three weeks due to NWEA testing.
4/07/14 > ANNUAL WRITING FAIR
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The Annual Writing Fair will be held on April 17th, 2014. Entries must be set up by your classroom or designated area by Aprill 16th at 4:00pm. You must include your registration form. Refer to the information in your mailbox for further details.

Thank You
Mrs. Poitra & Mrs. Jerome
1/14/14 >
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EARLY DISMISSALS FOR VERTICAL ALLIGNMENT:

Wed. May 14th

EARLY DISMISSALS FOR COMMON CORE:
Wed. Apr. 30th

Early dismissal times:
MS~1:15pm
HS~1:25pm
Elem.~1:35pm - Do not dismiss your students until an announcement is made.

ALL STAFF MUST BE AT THEIR DESIGNATED AREAS BY 2:00PM
9/19/13 > Common Core Resources
Staff,
over the summer, some staff members came in to search for resources that could assist you in implementation of common core standards. Please look over the attachment(s) pertaining to your grade, and save to your jump drive. Hope it helps. Thank you to the staff who worked very hard to find these resources.

Michelle T.

8/29/13 > TRIVIA
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Question: How long did it take to transmit a 98--word message from Great Britain's Queen Victoria to U.S. President James Buchanan in 1858 over the newly laid transatlantic cable?
8/29/13 > Healthy Well Being
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Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.

~ Mary Anne Radmacher
3/08/13 > FROM THE PRINCIPAL
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ATTENTION: DO NOT COOK IN YOUR CLASSROOMS.


The supply room will be open daily from 8:00am to 8:30am at no other time is anyone allowed to pick up supplies.


Teachers K-2:

To complete the 4th quarter, teachers are to use their discretion and revisit and/or reteach any standards that were not mastered by the students in your classroom AFTER they have finished their Saxon and StoryTown series. Each individual teacher will be responsible for deciding which standards their students need to be retaught and also for inputting their own units into Instruction Planner.

This is to allow flexibility within your grade level and especially within your classroom, so all students can be given the opportunity to master previously unachieved standards. There is no resource requirement, please again, use your discretion in choosing quality resources to be used as teaching tools. If you have any questions, please email me at Amy.Leonard@sendit.nodak.edu.

Mr. Gourneau
STAFF ON LEAVE
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FULL DAY: Rene Plecity, Patty LaRocque, Leah Azure, Crista Davis, Carol Smith, Lorrie Patnaude.


PARTIAL DAY: Tammy Dauphinais, Patty LaRocque, Annette Hamley, Ike Trottier, Mike Day, Stephanie Laducer, Roberta DeCoteau.
MENU ~ MEALS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE ~
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THURSDAY:
Breakfast: Cold cereal, mini muffins, juice, milk.
Lunch: Hot dogs, chips, carrots, baked beans, milk.

GOOD FRIDAY ~ NO SCHOOL
LOST & FOUND
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FOUND: Key w/remote in the cafeteria. If yours you may pick it in the office.

FOUND: Black Hills Gold bracelet, if yours you may pick it up in the office.
Library Links
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Link to PebbleGo.com
http://www.pebblego.com/login.php
Login: turtlem
Password: belcourt

Mrs. Hallaway will pick up all of her library students.
Please bring your students to Mrs. Weidemann.

To look up library materials, use Quick Search--
http://307-cc-lib-srvr/InfoCentre/Library.do?library=TMCSK8IMC

Accelerated Reader is--
https://hosted71.renlearn.com/741152/

The North Dakota State Library is found at--
http://www.library.nd.gov/

To create a bibliography (Works Cited page), use—
http://cm.oslis.org/MLACitations/elementary/
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Early Birthday Greetings to Kobi Keplin! Love Mom, Dad, Kwade, Kolten & Kooper.
Early Birthday Greetings to Kobi Keplin! From your hero Rae.
Early Birthday Greetings to Kobi Keplin! From Peggy D.


Happy Birthday to Brooklyn Parisien! Love Mom & Dad.