Administrators??? Meeting ??? February 4, 2016 – for All Administrators
Professional Development Opportunity for Elementary PE Teachers – for Elementary Principals
Breidenthal Donation- $250 Per School – for All Principals
Capstone Project Opportunity: The Global Student Fair – for EC-5 Administrators
ELPA21 Change of Training Date for ESL Staff – for All Elementary and Secondary Administrators
2016 Math Relays – for Secondary Administrators
Administrators??? Meeting ??? February 4, 2016
From David Smith
This is to remind you that we have scheduled the next Administrators’ Meeting for Thursday, February 4 at 8:00 am at the Central Office and Training Center. This meeting will be a follow-up to the meeting held on January 21 with Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson. Please remember to bring your copy of the DCIP to that meeting. If you missed the meeting on January 21, please let me know, and I will arrange to get you a copy of the video from the meeting to review, along with Dr. Watson’s powerpoint (in PDF form below), which is attached.
Professional Development Opportunity for Elementary PE Teachers
From Alan King
This is a copy of an email that will be/was sent to your PE teachers on Friday, January 29. As principal, it is your decision whether or not your PE teacher(s) attend this session. We understand and will comply with whatever decision you make. We apologize for the late notice.
Breidenthal Donation- $250 Per School
From Amanda Chavez
Reminder to Submit Donation Request
The Breidenthal Foundation has made a generous donation to Kansas City Kansas Public Schools. Each school will receive $250 to spend unrestrictedly for any school need. Once it is determined how your school will spend the donation money, please fill out the Donation Request Pre-Approval Form located on the Grants page on the Staff Intranet. Once the form has been submitted, we will work with accounting to have the funds distributed. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Capstone Project Opportunity: The Global Student Fair
From EC-5 Executive Directors
We have been made aware of an exciting opportunity for Kansas City-area students in grades 2-5 to learn about the diversity of their community, experience a wide range of cultures and perspectives, and develop global awareness and cultural competence through new experiences.
People to People International, a nearly 60-year-old international nonprofit organization based in Kansas City, is preparing Kansas City???s first Global Student Fair, to be held Wednesday, April 13, 2016, from 9 a.m. to noon at Union Station. The event will bring together internationally oriented businesses and organizations, cultural and ethnic groups, universities and academic programs, artists, and museums to showcase for elementary and students from around the KC metro just how international Kansas City is. The Global Student Fair supports a variety of instructional standards and offers a unique experience the classroom alone cannot provide.
We would like to encourage your school to participate in this event as part of the 5th grade Capstone project. The organization has worked to make it entirely cost-free for students. To that end, they are offering a transportation reimbursement of up to $200/school.
More information and registration are available online at http://bit.ly/1lUfmoJ through February 1. Due to anticipated interest and space limitations, registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis and may close before February 1. Early registration is encouraged.
ELPA21 Change of Training Date for ESL Staff
From Kristen Scott
The state has changed the window of the ELPA21 assessment for ESL students. The window is now February 22-April 1.
Therefore, we have had to change our training sessions for ESL staff.
We will now train ESL staff the afternoon of February 3rd. Secondary ESL staff will be trained from 12:30 to 2:00; and Elementary ESL staff from 2:30 to 4:00.
Secondary administrators, we know that this poses an issue around dismissal and such; we ask that you please work something out with your staff so we can begin that session at 12:30. If this does pose a hardship, please contact Kristen Scott through email.
2016 Math Relays
From John Scanlan
It is time to start planning for 2016 Math Relays. This year???s relays will be held on Saturday, March 5th at Wyandotte High School.
Monday, Feb. 8th through Friday, Feb. 26th – Individual events conducted at the building level using STS.
By February 10th – Individuals interested in serving as a coach, proctor or judge need to submit their name using this link. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1dw0SrA-bfuhe0JLucaEtp_uUxDuGOq6iGCvfJWzaeI0/viewform
FYI: Coach compensation is covered by the district budget based on a 25:1 student to coach ratio. Additional coaches need to be paid for by the building budget.
By February 19th – Coaches should arrange for transportation.
Contact Debbie Baker in Transportation, 621-7560, to make arrangements. Let her know that the trip is for math relays so she can charge it to the district budget.
By February 26th – Names of the students who will attend the Relays need to be provided using the links below. Each school can sent up to 98 participants.
Middle School Registration https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FhdnE6eA_vzSnYn_SsiMV0HVwWCA-hD449fJZfyUHbY/edit#gid=1
High School (and Sumner 8th grade) Registration https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bro_c1SWU3_2-CgD-_AfGctlK_D4BlxxNeeMBaBcOVo/edit#gid=1
Note: The registration deadline exists to help us plan for support staff and lunches. After the registration deadline, students can be substituted, but not added.
Detailed Information regarding the Math Relays. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B0iU28ZeSkPFfmhrSmw3OXktVmVyTXgyNTNrNHhpMGtrcm81QlVHakJWQU1GUHNEZnZHUXM
I have reached out to your math aligned teacher leader to assist with communication and coordination at your building.