F&S Dashboard: St. Benedict Prep Faculty & Staff Weekly Newsletter
Ms. Rachel Gemo's Notes
Head of Parish School (PK-12)
DATES FOR SUMMER
For those of you who signed up for Title IIA summer planning time and are returning to St. Ben's - please choose one of these two dates to come and do summer planning with Office 365: Tuesday, July 10th or Wednesday, July 25th
Please complete the annual FACULTY AND STAFF SURVEY by June 18th
Please give yourself about 15-20 minutes to complete. You must complete in one sitting; the program does not save your responses as a draft for you to return back to later.
It is important to the administration team that we receive input in order to improve on our professional practice and leadership skills. Feedback from the faculty and staff is a very important part of our learning process.
With this in mind, we are asking all faculty and staff members to complete this survey. Please complete this survey by Monday, June 18th. Heads of School will designate some upcoming professional development meeting time to begin, if not complete, this survey. Thanks for taking the time to complete our survey. We value your feedback.
Your responses will remain anonymous. Rachel G will aggregate the data and process the feedback in a way that individuals will not be easily identified through his/her responses.
The survey feedback will help inform our summer planning work and inform our individual professional goals. Last year we made some changes to programs and procedures based on teacher feedback.
Thank you for your honest feedback and the time you give in providing your constructive comments.
Teacher Week of Professional Development June 11-15th
Monday - 8AM to 3PM - Directed by your HOS; end of year checklists - lunch on your own
Tuesday - 8AM to 3PM - Directed by your HOS; lunch on your own - have everything done in GOOGLE DOCS by 7PM ...don't use the Google doc end of year stuff after 7PM
Wednesday June 13th - 8AM to 3PM - TUCKPOINTING BEGINS ON BUILDING ONE on the south end
8AM- 11:30AM Office 365 Transition, productivity tools, etc , 4-8th and HS Room 335-37, EC & Parish Room 332; Elementary in room 331
11:30-12 - Thanks/and such
12PM - Lunch PIZZA (more than likely)
12:45 - afternoon stuff until 3PM
Thursday June 14th 8:15AM to 1:30PM
Heidenreich Hall - One Note training in assigned areas
All returning teachers - in respective grade level groups; non returning teachers can work on packing up and end of year check lists
8:30AM - 1:30 PM ½ hour break for lunch - boxed lunch
3:00 Trolley Departs from school
Friday June 15th 8AM to noon
Check out day
Exit interviews for staff who are leaving
Service Project Ideas Needed
During the Summer, Kim McMillan and I (Erico Ramirez) will be leading a group of Middle School students in a week of service on campus, in the community, and in the Greater Chicago area. In the past we have done service projects at the school. This year, we would like to enhance the service that is completed on campus. This is scheduled to happen in the last week of June (6/25-6/29).
We're looking for ideas from teachers about possible service opportunities that can be done around the school. We wanted to specifically ask the teachers because we have that fine-tuned perspective from walking through these hallways daily. Examples might include: painting part of a hallway, clearing bulletin boards in shared spaces, help with moving classrooms, etc.
Please complete this Google Form by next Friday, June 1 to write in your ideas. Please keep in mind that this is an effort to stimulate brain storming. We are not assuring that your suggestion will be completed but are in need of suggestions.
Updated Priority Standards and Supporting Standards for ELA and Math
The Office of Catholic Schools led committees of teachers in the identification of Priority Standards and Supporting Standards in English/Language Arts and Math. This update to our Curriculum Benchmarks/Standards is now posted on the curriculum page of the OCS Resource Portal; and can be accessed in the table below.
Priority and supporting standards
Link to curriculum page on the OCS Resource Portal
English/Language Arts Benchmark Reports
Mathematics Benchmark Reports
Send Ethan Li Some Notes of Encouragement (added Jan 2018)
A CaringBridge Site was created for Ethan. It‘s a caring social network to help people stay connected with family and friends during a health event. Visit Ethan‘s site often to stay updated and share messages of encouragement and compassion.
Site Link: https://www.caringbridge.org/public/ethanli
Site Name: ethanli