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The Elementary School Principal's Calendar
A Month-by-Month Planner for the School Year

Second Edition


March 2006 | 256 pages | Corwin
Updated from the top-selling first edition!

An easy and effective way to get organized – and keep your school running smoothly!

Effective planning can help you be a truly effective principal. Get off on the right foot in July and set your course for a successful school year with this month-by-month planning tool developed by veteran administrators. Developed for both new and experienced elementary school principals, this book lays out everyday challenges and administrative necessities to help you plan strategically for the academic year.

The Elementary School Principal's Calendar provides a month-to-month guide that will make the school year run smoothly from opening to closing. Chapters cover key tasks for each month, beginning in July:

Overview of tasks

Communications – letters, memos, correspondence, media relations

Planning – workshops, orientations, field trips, fundraising activities

Personnel – assignments, schedules, rosters, tenure recommendations

Checklists to monitor progress with an assortment of tasks

Resources to proactively plan and execute effective and decisive leadership

A handy checklist for each month offers flexibility for modification and the monthly calendar helps busy administrators avoid reinventing the wheel each year. Also included is a rich resource of sample documents to help with a variety of communication needs: from samples of your summer letter to parents and memos on standardized testing to information and permission forms for programs designed to help children cope with divorce. The Elementary School Principal's Calendar is essential for every principal faced with juggling the varied tasks of school administration.


 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
1. July
July's Key Tasks

 
July's Communications

 
July's Planning

 
July's Personnel

 
July's Checklists

 
 
2. August
August's Key Tasks

 
August's Communications

 
August's Planning

 
August’s Personnel

 
August’s Checklists

 
 
3. September
September’s Key Tasks

 
September’s Communications

 
September’s Planning

 
September’s Personnel

 
September’s Checklists

 
 
4. October
October’s Key Tasks

 
October’s Communications

 
October’s Planning

 
October’s Personnel

 
October’s Checklists

 
 
5. November
November’s Key Tasks

 
November’s Communications

 
November’s Planning

 
November’s Personnel

 
November’s Checklists

 
 
6. December
December’s Key Tasks

 
December’s Communications

 
December’s Planning

 
December’s Personnel

 
December’s Checklists

 
 
7. January
January’s Key Tasks

 
January’s Communications

 
January’s Planning

 
January’s Personnel

 
January’s Checklists

 
 
8. February
February’s Key Tasks

 
February’s Communications

 
February’s Planning

 
February’s Personnel

 
February’s Checklists

 
 
9. March
March’s Key Tasks

 
March’s Communications

 
March’s Planning

 
March’s Personnel

 
March’s Checklists

 
 
10. April
April’s Key Tasks

 
April’s Communications

 
April’s Planning

 
April’s Personnel

 
April’s Checklists

 
 
11. May
May’s Key Tasks

 
May’s Communications

 
May’s Planning

 
May’s Personnel

 
May’s Checklists

 
 
12. June
June’s Key Tasks

 
June’s Communications

 
June’s Planning

 
June’s Personnel

 
June’s Checklists

 
 
Resources
 
Resource A: Teacher Handbook
 
Resource B: How to Build a Mission Statement
 
Resource C: Summer Letters to Parents
 
Resource D: Meet Your Teacher Night – Suggestions to Teachers
 
Resource E: Weekly Memo to Staff
 
Resource F: Parents’ Elementary School Guidebook
 
Resource G: Best Practices in Quality Education for Students With Severe Disabilities
 
Resource H: Teacher Job Description
 
Resource I: Helping Children Cope at Holiday Time
 
Resource J: Retirement Congratulatory Letters
 
Resource K: Attention Deficit Disorder
 
Resource L: Parallel Block Scheduling
 
Resource M: Spring Break Welcome Back Letter
 
Resource N: National TV Turnoff Week
 
Resource O: Standardized Testing Memo to Teachers
 
Resource P: Standardized Testing Letter to Parents
 
Resource Q: Summer Reading List
 
Resource R: End-of-the-Year Sign-Out Checklist

"Administrators will enjoy this! The book has a clear reflective piece for principals throughout the text, the material is truly applicable and realistic, and the book could be used in any school by any principal, new or veteran."

James Davis
Principal Intern, Bethel Elementary School, Concord, NC

"This book will be helpful to the elementary school principal, especially the beginning principal seeking a guide to the overall school year."

Christi Buell
Principal, Neihardt Elementary School, Omaha, NE

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1


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