Hello Emory Eagles Staff- Here are the updates for this week:
Chris has sent out the latest PBS lesson which is regarding bullying- Part 1. This is one of our biggest challenges in schools so please take the time to discuss this with your students.
BoxTops and Campbell’s Labels:
These will be collected on Monday. I urge you to continue (or begin) encouraging your students to bring these to school. In light of our budget challenges around supplies, this is a very easy way to raise money for our school. The first step is for our staff to promote this with our students. Thank you!
We will be posting our two classroom openings for this upcoming year on Monday for 4th grade GATE and 6th grade. These openings are open for site reassignment to any current Emory teachers will probationary or permanent status. The postings will be open for 5 days. If you are interested, please let me know.
Ultimately, I will be making final decisions about site assignments and will be discussing with teachers my intentions for 2015-16 assignments in the next couple of weeks. However, please keep in mind that most assignments could be subject for change should our numbers change from now until the beginning of next school year.
G.A.T.E. testing will be administered to our 2nd grade students on Tuesday at 1:00p.m. in the auditorium. Please do not plan to use the auditorium for dance practice on Tuesday afternoon.
We will not have a meeting this Wednesday. IF Leslie and Holli have anything important to share regarding CAASPP testing, 3rd-6th grade teachers will be notified if we need to have another short meeting. It is highly encouraged for 3rd-6th grade teachers to have your students take the practice test this week to help them become more familiar with the upcoming assessment.
PLNU Art Students:
Our Art student teachers will be on campus on Thursday to teach their first lesson at 1:30 to most 1st-3rd grade classrooms.
This Friday at 3p.m, Emory’s Extended Learning program will be visited by Board Members, Supt. McNamara, Extended Learning Director Melissa Griffith, a representative from the Children’s Initiative and special guest Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez . We will be reserving several parking spaces for their visit and will also be making sure that our auditorium/cafeteria is looking it’s best.
Stars Under the Stars:
We have had $20 collected for our Stars Under the Stars basket for this event. Please consider donating so that we can create a wonderful gift basket for this event. Cindy would like to continue to purchase items but needs to be reimbursed for what she has already purchased as well as buying some gift cards to include. If every staff member donated just $5 we would have more than enough money to build a top notch basket! We would like to have donations by the end of this week so we can finalize purchases by next week.
Jump Rope 4 Heart:
Thanks again to everyone in supporting this cause and great event which teaches our students not only about heart health but also about giving to a worthy cause. Special thanks to Karina Martinez for all of her efforts to make this happen and a shout out to DJ Chris as well!
Question of the Week:
Most of us received two years of professional development around the area of Writing. Which element of that PD or what part of teaching Writing is most challenging for you? We are hoping to revisit ways that we can support this.
Quote of the Week:
“Very few burdens are heavy if everyone lifts.” -Sy Wise