A Survival Kit for the Elementary School Principal with Reproducible Forms, Checklists & Letters

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For the new and veteran elementary school principal, here is a unique "survival kit" packed with tested advice, practical guidelines, and ready-to-use materials for all aspects of your job. From the perspective of an author with twnty-five years experience, this book offers techniques such as creating a school vision, building and sustaining morale, utilizing technology, and long-term, strategic school planning.

The included companion CD-ROM serves as the perfect enhancement to this book. This time saving device contains all of the book's forms, checklists and letters for easy print out and use.

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For the new and veteran elementary principal, here is a unique “survival kit” packed with tested advice, practical guidelines, and ready-to-use materials for all aspects of your job gleaned from the author’s 25 years of experience in both public and private schools.

The Kit focuses on the issues, situations, and tasks that you face daily in your roles as leader, arbitrator, evaluator, chairperson, disciplinarian and more...

...from working with angry parents and ensuring the safety of all students...to stimulating your staff to reach for new goals... integrating technology into the regular school program... and promoting support for your school through positive parent and community relations.

What’s more, it includes over 150 letters, forms and checklists that can be used as is or readily adapted for any elementary school. For example, you’ll find a practical form to use when interviewing teacher candidates, a template for developing a school master schedule, and checklists for examining the school plant and preparing the budget,

All of this tested, ready-to-use help is organized for quick access into 20 sections and printed in a big spiral-bound format for easy photocopying. Following is an overview of section topics with one sample reproducible from each:

  1. Your Role As Principal—Flyer Seeking Volunteers for a Curriculum Committee
  2. How to Plan for the School Year—Parent Letter Outlining School Goals
  3. Shared Decision Making—Constitution for a School Leadership Council
  4. Improving Teacher Observation & Evaluation—Classroom Observation Report
  5. Curriculum Development & Renewal—Curriculum Map for Science Instruction
  6. Assessment purposes & Practices—Portfolio Assessment Forms
  7. Using the School Testing Program—Standardized Testing Schedule
  8. Reporting Student Progress—Form for Scheduling Parent Conference
  9. Programs for Special Needs Students—Student Records Inspection Log
  10. Student Discipline—Student Expectations Management Form
  11. Improving Professional Development—Staff Development Proposal Form
  12. Keeping School Staff Informed—Sample Staff Bulletin
  13. Promoting Positive Parent Relations—Letter of Thanks to a Parent Volunteer
  14. Technology & the School Program—Internet User Contract (Grades K-5)
  15. Budget Preparation & Control—Budget Development Worksheet
  16. Maintaining a Clean, Safe Environment—Building Inspection Checklist
  17. Effective Class Placement Policies—Letter to Students Announcing Placement
  18. Effective Scheduling Practices—Elementary School Scheduling Grid
  19. Staffing & Hiring—Sample Letter Announcing Staff Hiring
  20. School Traditions & Ceremonies—Sample Program for an Opening Assembly

And to save you even more time and effort, the Kit includes a “bonus” CD-ROM containing all of the reproducibles in it arranged in section order. You can use this to customize letters, reformat the text to enhance your own special message, and/or print any communication on special stationery!

About the Author:

Dr. Abby Barry Bergman is the principal of the Ralph S. Maugham School in Tenafly, New Jersey - an elementary school in a nationally reputed "lighthouse" school district. He is the co-author of The Complete School-Age Child Care Resource Kit (1995, The Center for Applied Research in Education), adn the author of Learning Center Activities for the Full-Day Kindergarten (1990, The Center for Applied Research in Education), and science education and activity books published by Prentice Hall.

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