Hi everyone- I hope everyone survived another HOT weekend in San Diego! Here are the weekly updates:
Monday, Sept. 9 will be our first official School-wide PBS lesson in the morning. Please see Chris and Melinda’s email for your powerpoint or flipchart lesson on “School-wide Expectations”.
Navy Partnership Meeting:
I will be meeting at 3p.m. at a district Military liaison meeting from 3-4:30 on Monday. We will be partnered with our same Navy unit as last year and I look forward to setting up opportunities for them to help our school in various ways.
Thank you to our ILT members who will be meeting with Chris afterschool on Monday at 2:45p. in Rm. 28 to review and discuss PLC expectations, PLC minutes form, and best hopes.
PLCs finally begin this week. Please read my email from last week with expectations of what information you should leave for the impact teachers and look at the schedules so you know what content area your students will be involved in first. If you are Gr. 1-3, the impact teacher will be taking roll and teaching ELD along with their special content area. (Tech, Art, Science).
Bikes for Kids:
A special student from Angelica’s class will be suprised and honored with a new bicycle on Tuesday. Maria from Salvation Army and Ch. 7 Weatherman Whitney will be visiting in the morning in Rm. 25.
These begin this Wednesday and go through Friday, Sept. 19th. (All minimum days with Fri. Sept. 12th being a full day of conferences with no school for students) Please make sure to send your conference schedule to Eunice if you haven’t already. Also, it would be very efficient for you to have your yellow folders with you for these conferences. (for students who already have one started and also for students who you believe should have one initiated) This is a great way to document your meeting with parent and sharing of possible support/interventions that you and parent have agreed upon.
Imagine Learning will begin this Wednesday- only in the morning, before school, for the time being. Adriana is sending out invitations. Until we find a Newcomer Impact teacher, we do not have someone to run after school Imagine Learning. Therefore, we only have limited spots for our before school program which will be supervised by our impact teacher, Melina Waltl. I know that we have many students that can benefit from this but for the time being, Adriana is using our most current CELDT data to determine the most needy candidates. Hopefully, we will soon find another impact teacher who can serve our Newcomers and supervise after school Imagine Learning. At this time, there have been no BCLAD applicants for our Impact teacher positions.
Behavior Support Open House:
A huge “thanks” goes out to Tracy and Lindsay for taking their time last Friday to offer an “Open House” with suggestions and resources for working with challenging behaviors. We plan to have another opportunity like this in a future staff meeting as well.
Chris will be doing Instructional Rounds with other academic coaches at Emory on Wed., Sept. 10th. This is an opportunity for the coaches to calibrate the way they collect data around District goals and Common Core instruction/expectations. Chris and Amy I. will also be visiting classrooms for similar purposes on Thurs. Sept. 11th in the a.m.
Question of the Week:
Name 3 of your all-time favorite movies.
Quote of the Week:
“Quality is not an act. It is a habit.” -Aristotle