Weekly Update: 10/14/2013

Here is a short preview of this week:

Spirit Day:

Don’t forget to wear your favorite sports team’s jersey on Monday!


: We have a switch in PLC which is documented on last week’s update and this week’s bulletin.  6th grade goes on Monday and 4th grade goes on Thursday.  Use this week to continue to work on Unit 3 planning.   Some grade levels have also been using the time to read through the expectations of the first ELA performance exam.

Staff Meeting:

We will have a staff meeting this week in Rm. 2 (We will begin having staff meetings in ALL classrooms due to popular requests so be prepared to sit in small chairs.)  We will analyze some student work/task as a means of deepening our understanding of Common Core standards– WHAT WE TEACH.  Please bring your writing composition book.

Mark your calendars:

-The math benchmark will be administered the week of Nov. 4.  It will be just like past GVC benchmark assessments.  Cindy will give you a class set once they arrive.

– School Carnival will take place on Nov. 6

Time 4 Kids:

If you are a teacher that requested Time 4 Kids and are interested in accessing on-line resources, please see the email that Eunice sent you last week for info on how to do that.

PBS lesson:

We will have another school wide PBS lesson this Monday, Oct. 14 at 8:15 on Cafeteria Expectations.  Please look for the email from Chris with the power point.

CELDT testing:

CELDT whole group testing will take place this Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  This will take place during ELD so there will not be ELD on those days.  Please see the schedule that Adriana sent out and is also posted on white board in lounge.


We will soon be having a parent meeting for those families who are interested in allowing their child/ren ride bikes to school.  Our school is not located in an area that is ideal for this but the school board passed this policy last year and all schools are now expected to allow this option for students.  There will be some strict rules around this, one being that parents must attend this meeting for their child to participate.  I will send you more info after I set the date for the meeting.  If students begin to ask you about it, as they have of me, please let them know there will be bikes allowed soon, but there will first be a parent meeting.

Supt. and Asst. Supt. Visit:

Supt. McNamara and Asst. Supt. Burgess visit this Tuesday from 10-11:30.  We will be visiting primary grades (K-3) this week to observe CC ELA lessons.

Quote of the Week:

“Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.”

-Rabindranath Tagore


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