Hello Emory Staff. Here are the updates for this upcoming week:
Monday Flag Salute:
We will be announcing attendance winners after the flag salute so please bring your trophies to the blacktop. Thank you to the winners of last month for finding a buddy to host popcorn with this past month.
We will review Playground Expectations this week. Please review with students that we should be walking to the playground. I see lots of students run from their lines/hallway/classroom to the playground. I usually just remind them that while I know it’s hard NOT to run as it’s natural to be excited about getting to recess, I ask them why we have rules about running and they are all very good about saying that running can cause injury. They know, they just need reminding. Thanks for helping with this.
Your PLCs this week should continue with one of more of the following tasks: unpacking standards (Math and/or ELA), planning lessons and common formative assessments, and looking at student work.
This Wednesday we will begin the process of creating classes for next year. Please come to Rm. 21 and bring sharp pencils and sit with your grade level. 6th grade will have this time to meet together since they missed their PLC last week due to testing issues. Erin can give input regarding her 5th graders ahead of time.
Summer Professional Development Opportunities:
Please make sure to read your email from Amy Illingworth that was sent out recently regarding the multiple learning opportunities that will be provided this summer. For instance, I know our 3rd grade teachers will want to sign up for ChromeBook training as they will be receiving ChromeBooks next school year. Along with this are other opportunities for all teachers and the email provides the links so it’s a very helpful and user-friendly email!
Field Trip reminders:
I know this is the time of year for many of you are going on field trips. Please remember to inform the office, please remember to inform the cafeteria, and please see Eunice if you need forms for any parents who are driving separately and plan to take their OWN child home in their car. The form protects us from any liability. I will also send it to you all via email.
For parents who want to take their child home from a field trip that ends before dismissal time, they must sign the “early dismissal form” at the field trip site or they must call the office before doing so. If you offer this as an option, you need to make sure that you have this form with you at the field trip and you need to inform parents that this will count against a child’s “perfect attendance” if they have 3 or more late arrivals or early dismissals.
SBUSD Employee Day/s:
MARK YOUR CALENDARS- lots of food this week…..
-Please come hungry on Tuesday as I will be serving you pancakes in the lounge before school starts.
-SBUSD will be providing everyone with a yummy and nutritious breakfast this Wednesday, May 6th in the lounge in honor or SBUSD Employee Day. Asst. Supt. Kim Phifer will be there as well to recognize all of our hard-working employees. Please stop into the lounge from 7:15-7:55 to grab a bite.
-Please bring a light lunch on Thursday if you like nachos as we will have nachos available during lunch in the lounge.
-Please come hungry on Friday and DO NOT bring lunch as I will be providing lunch to everyone to culminate our SBUSD Employee’s week.
I sincerely appreciate all that you do for our students and their families!!
Question of the Week:
Which book or piece of text has helped you teach a specific CC ELA standard well this year? Which standard? Briefly explain so that we may learn from one another.
Quote of the Week:
“Virtually every great accomplishment of movement was started by someone who believed passionately in something–and someone who believed passionately in that person.”