Happy Mother’s Day (belatedly if you are reading this after Sunday) to all of you amazing mothers and grandmothers! In my eyes, all of you are “moms” as you give of yourselves daily to take precious care of children and therefore deserve recognition!
Here are the updates for this week:
We will review Rainy Day expectations in case we get anymore late spring showers.
During PLCs this week, please finish up creating classes for next year. (1st/5th and 2nd/6th were accidentally left off of the bulletin-sorry.) Please take this time to put academic levels, behavior, CELDT levels, etc. on the class sheets that I provided to you last week. Please tally these levels at the bottom to make sure the classes are balanced. Then make sure the cards are placed in alphabetical order. Make sure to send “teacher request” forms home if the parents requested a teacher on the card but did not complete and sign a teacher request form. This ensures that parents have read the form and understand that their request may or may not be honored. These forms should be stapled to the card afterwards.
We will have our last ILT PD on Tuesday. This will be a high impact day so please do your best to be at work on Tuesday as we will not have people available for coverage should we be short guest teachers. Last week, we were short on two different days and were scrambling to get coverage.
We will have PD this Wednesday in Rm. 21 at 1:40 around Math. Please bring your laptop, journal, and a writing utensil. After this Wednesday, we will have only one more staff meeting on May 27th. Please mark your calendars for our meetings on May 13th and May 27th.
Please see Adriana’s email from last week with important dates around ELD and Imagine Learning. Please write these dates down in your planning book so everyone is on the same page with regards to ELD and IL. Beginning this Tuesday, we return to regular times for ELD now that testing is complete. (8:15-8:55)
On Monday, I will be meeting with some community members who have adopted our school to do some volunteer work. They will begin with work around our school garden as it is not something maintained by district maintenance employees. They will come on Saturday, June 6th to do this work. I will share a little more about this at one of our upcoming staff meetings.
As mentioned last week, our SBUSD board members along with Supt. Mc and Asst. Supt. Schaub will visit this Friday, May 15th and are eager to see our instruction around CC Math. For this reason, please rearrange your daily schedules for Friday to ensure that you are teaching Math between 10:30a and 12noon. I am so excited to show them the great instruction that you are doing which in turn is leading to more learning for our students!
Question of the Week:
Please continue the tradition and share a special memory with regards to your mother or of being a mom yourself.
Quote of the Week:
“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” — Oprah Winfrey