Elementary Principal/Curriculum Coordinator`s Report

December Elementary Principal Report
We had about 100 parents signed up for Parent Day on November 20, but we had an early-out because
of a snowstorm. No make-up day is planned.
All Iowa Assessments were completed by 100% of our students. The assessments were shipped out to
be scored December 1.
The Iowa Assessment student reward movie “Peanuts” went over extremely well. Staff, bus drivers and
parent volunteers made numerous comments about how well behaved our students were the entire
day. A big thank you goes out to PTO volunteers Jamie Tjossem, Tisha Halverson, Lynn Steffens and
Taylor Paulsen for helping out at the theater. Kris Wilbur did a great job organizing this event.
November 25, Randy Hofmeyer and Mike Grove applied a new product on our Elementary gym floor. It
looks terrific and the floor is very tacky / non-slippery.
Mr. White and Mr. Fernstrum conducted the CIP data gathering on AIW implementation in our
elementary school on December 3. They are sharing the data results with our staff on Wednesday.
December 7, our TK – 4th grade Christmas Concerts were well attended. Over 100 people attended each
afternoon matinee and we were 100% capacity with the evening concerts. Mrs. Meyer did a great job.
December 8 and 9, we had eight teachers grades TK – 3 attend Shari Zimmer’s reading training at the
Sioux City NWAEA. I participated with this training on December 8. The training was excellent and this
will greatly influence our Early Literacy Program and reading interventions to assist our struggling
readers. The team of teachers presented to our staff December 16 on what they learned during their
two day conference.
December 14, we had great attendance at our 5th and 6th grade Christmas Vocal and Band Concerts.
Again, Mrs. Meyer did an excellent job.
We have conducted some” Jean Day” fundraisers with our elementary staff. We raised over $400 to
assist some of our area families in need of some assistance during the holiday season. Parent and
community support donating winter clothing (coats, gloves, snow boots and snow pants) has been
Office referrals were up three (54 total) compared to last year. November was busy with PT
Conferences, Iowa Assessments, Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving.
The elementary student council concession stand has made over $700 during this Jr. High boys
basketball season. Mr. Gloden has done a great job organizing these 5th and 6th grade students.