ECH NEWSLETTER january 2017

EVERY END IS A NEW BEGINNING...

As a new year begins but our school year is nearly over, we have a unique yet amazing opportunity to mark our students hearts and minds in meaningful ways. I hope that as we wrap up the school year in the following months more memorable learning opportunities will arise for you and your children.

UPDATES

  • Staff Traveling to UIO- In order to continue our alignment process and improvement of our program next week our Counseling Deparment and Andrea L. (Art teacher) will be traveling to Quito on January 9th to the 11th. Andrea will get in touch with all classrooms that have class on those days in order for core teachers and ta`s to take over.
  • Classroom Observations- Starting next week Nicky and I will be walking into the classrooms during different times of the day. We will be using the 9 Elements sheet and will also provide extra feedback.
  • Bullentin Boards-┬áBulletin boards must reflect students imagination and uniqueness. Make it meaningful and allow it to show how our students learn in different ways and our instruction is differentiated.
  • January 26- IMAGINATION DAY and Half Day for students. Plan ahead on this day reflecting our Character Counts as we respect everyones view.
  • Half-day PD- We will be working together on reviewing assessments process and report cards for the end of the school year.
  • Next School Classroom Lists Committee- As we did last year on the week of January 30th to February 3rd we will be meeting by level to make the classrooms lists next year. I will be sending out the schedules with the guidelines and procedures for the meeting. Begin on splitting your students by strenghts: academic, english proficiency, social emotional and so on...

Classroom Projects

If your classroom has a strong project that you can start focusing on until the end of the year plan ahead on sharing it with Nicky and I. Think in which ways the project can be shared with your classroom parents demonstrating the learning objectives clearly.

5 STRATEGIES TO RAISE MORAL, KIND CHILDREN

Thank you Scott for sharing this wonderful resource!!!! Please take a look at this short video with great advice from Richard Weissbourd, a Harvard psychologist with the graduate school of education, and the Making Caring Common Project have come up with recommendations about how to raise children to become caring, respectful and responsible adults.

As you know the school is growing quickly and we like to plan ahead of time. Soon we will start interviewing teachers for next year so if you have someone you would like to recommend there are several open positions for both areas ECH and L.S.

If you would like to share the information please give out our H.R email. D.sandoval@colegiomenor.edu.ec

THANK YOU ALL AND HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK! Great to have you all back at work!

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