Weekly Update: 9/8/2014

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.

ILT meeting:

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.

Parent/Teacher Conferences:

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:

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.

Classroom Visits:

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




16 thoughts on “Weekly Update: 9/8/2014

  1. I love so many movies (and am the person who will watch them AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN), but here are the first three that popped into my head: The Big Lebowski, Big Fish, and Snatch.


  3. There are soooo many movies that can be watched over and over again. Little embarrassed by my choices…not life changing or shattering but hey: Father of the Bride, The Wedding Planner, and The Wizard of Oz.

  4. Tough one! I love so many different kinds, but I think my all-time favorites are Shawshank Redemption and The Joy Luck Club. On the complete opposite end of the spectrum are movies like Pretty in Pink and the Notebook. I also like stand-up comedy movies like The Original Kings of Comedy. I could go on and on, but the limit was three and I am already over!

  5. 1. Shawshank Redemption
    2. Up (the first 15 minutes are an emotional roller coaster)
    3. Steel Magnolias (laughing through tears)
    …and many more 🙂
    the best movies are the ones I’ve seen in the past but now am seeing with my boys for the first time 🙂

  6. Believe it or not, It’s hard for me to sit still for the duration of a movie! But my husband convinces me to do so anyway for some of the great ones (and even some not so great).

  7. I thought about this as I drove to work today- what would be my top 3? I agree, it’s really hard to name just 3 but I was amused to see that some of you have mentioned what I would say are in my top 3:
    Shawshank Redemption
    Good Will Hunting (loved Robin Williams in that role!)
    Tommy Boy (My husband and I quote lines from this all the time!)
    and sorry, I can’t stick to 3- Aliens (loved the first one but the second one is my favorite)

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