Hi everyone- Sorry for the delay, I started feeling yucky late Sunday and am starting to feel better. Hope your weekend and Cinco de Mayo were great!
It’s been a few weeks since we’ve been able to do our Monday lessons but hopefully you were able to start back again today. If you didn’t get a chance to, please see Chris’ email and find sometime to do so this week.
I am asking that everyone take just a few minutes during PLC this week to look through the placement cards and make groups of 24 for primary and 33 for upper grade. If you see a placement card for a student that you know is leaving, please pull these out. If you have students “left over” after making groups of 24 or 33, please put them together as well. YOu are NOT creating classes right now for next year, just clumping them into groups so we can get the most accurate projected enrollment counts. Kim Phifer met with me last week and at this time, we may have up to 5!! combination classrooms. Getting the best account of our numbers might eliminate a need for some combos. Chris or myself will try to be at the beginning of each PLC this week to explain and clarify if needed.
Please use the rest of your PLC time to unpack Unit 7 and/or explore Math Common Core.
We will resume ELD on Tuesday, May 6 from 8:15-8:55 for every grade level.
Staff Appreciation Luncheon:
Please join us for a yummy BBQ lunch, catered by Bil Major, as we show our appreciation for all that you do. It will take place on Tuesday, May 6th during your lunch time.
SBUSD Employee Appreciation Day:
The Board of Trustees and Exec. Team would like to show their appreciation for all that you do by providing breakfast to you this Wednesday morning in our lounge. Shelley Burgess will be there to represent SBUSD and I really encourage you to take a few minutes and stop in and be honored and thanked for your hard work and enjoy some yummy breakfast as well.
There will be no official staff meeting this week but some of our staff members will be attending meetings specific to their grade or trainings.
Recently qualified SELD teachers:
Please meet in Rm. 18 at 1:40 with Lisa Celaya to discuss next steps for SELD instruction in your classrooms.
5th grade teachers:
Please meet in Rm. 28 at 1:40 to discuss upcoming P.E. and CST Science testing expectations and schedule.
Please use this time to meet with your grade level team to plan.
This past weekend you should have received an email from Amy Illingworth regarding the upcoming PTAs. Please read this email carefully and save it as it has important details and information. Cindy has the PTAs for students and will be distributing this week.
I was able to secure us a new partnership with Naval Computer and Telecommunication Station (NCTS) Command and we will be meeting with them this Thursday to discuss how they might be able to support our school community. They are eager and open to various ideas such as tutoring, helping with school events, etc. They will be with us in some capacity for all of next school year, and maybe the partnership will continue after that as well….
I will make attendance annoucement on Tuesday morning (tomorrow). Please bring trophies to the blacktop. This will be the last month that I will be able to bring popcorn as June will be a short month and I will be too busy to do readings in every room. I will find some other way to honor classrooms for May attendance.
On this note, thank you for encouraging daily attendance and providing a welcoming atmosphere for your students as congratulations are in order. We had the second highest attendance in the district for the official reporting period and increased almost .75% from last year, yielding us almost $5000 from the district incentive program. We have also maintained some of the highest attendance for the past few years and have exceeded the district goal!!
Question of the Week:
How did you stay cool this past weekend?
Quote of the Week:
“Correction does much, but encouragement does more.”