Weekly Update: May 31, 2016

I hope that you enjoy a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! There are many activities this week, please review the bulletin, read your email, check your mail box and hold on tight. Enjoy the last few days of school with your students. You have built a strong community this school year. Your kiddos will miss you and will benefit throughout their lifetime for having spent time learning with you this year.

Summer Professional Development:

We provide our best for our students and colleagues when we take the time to develop and hone our skills and knowledge about best practices and innovations in education.

Bonus quote of the week.

 Please click here .  to see the flier for summer professional development. In response to feedback and surveys from teachers, the Learning and Innovations team has redesigned summer learning to be personal, differentiated and engaging. Offerings include:

  • Summer Learning Academy
  • TCRWP Summer Reading Institute
  • Workshop Cohort 2 Day 1
  • TK-2 Technology (sign up and receive a set of chromebooks)

Staff Meeting:

We DO NOT have a staff meeting this week. Use the time to work on your report cards, enter Fountas and Pinnell data or plan by yourself or with your colleagues.

Performance Tasks/Report Cards:

Scores should be in Illuminate by May 27th. Report Card Resources here Attendance and performance tasks scores (where available) will be populated on June 1st.

End of Year Checklist:

Click here to see the end of year checklist. Your summer vacation does not begin until we have your fully signed and completed checklist. Let us know if you have any questions.

Golden Eagle Award Ceremonies:

Our final Golden Eagle Awards Ceremony is this Thursday, June 2. As the schedule is tight, please be on time and keep your remarks brief.

Grade 1 @ 8:15

Gr. 4 @ 8:45

Gr. 5 @ 9:15

Gr. 6 9:45

Gr. 3 @ 10:15

Gr. 2 @ 10:45

Celebrating Attendance:

On Tuesday at 1:15, we will celebrate our students with yearlong outstanding and perfect attendance. Please look for invitations in your mail box (late Friday afternoon). On Thursday, during lunch time, we will celebrate trimester 3 perfect attendance with a pizza party. Look for VIP invitations in your mail box for this party on Wednesday.

Celebrating Emory:

We have the opportunity to create a bulletin board with information about Emory in Burress Auditorium. I would like to collect student art and writing samples for us to use to celebrate who we are and what we do at Emory. Before you leave for the summer, please give me any student work that I might use on our bulletin board. I think that we may organize our space around the 21st Century skills (collaborate, communicate, create, critical thinking) I do not have the dimensions of our display, so I will have to edit once we find out how much space we have.

Also, I have been asked to let the District know dates  of some special events to which we would like to invite District representatives (Superintendent, Asst. Superintendents, Directors, Board Members, etc) to attend next school year. Please let me know if there is anything that you would like me to highlight. I will need to know a tentative date by June 3rd.

 

Online Resources:

As we explore tools to support differentiated teaching and learning that allow us to maximize the potential of our student technology, please check out the web- based, adaptive programs listed below.  Look by yourself, with your students (as possible) or with your grade level team. We may be able to have some of the programs to use next school year to support our instruction.

Library Books:

To assist Teresa in preserving our fantastic library, please do your best to get our student’s library books back to us. Teresa should have given you an overdue list with the names of any of your students with missing books.

Student Google Docs:

ALL CURRENT STUDENT GOOGLE ACCOUNTS AND THEIR CONTENTS WILL EXPIRE AS OF JULY 1, 2016, which includes the expiration of all files in student Google Drive folders. Unless teachers follow the instructions below, even student work in Google Drive  shared with the teacher will no longer be accessible. Staff Google accounts will remain untouched and unchanged.

Notify your students that their accounts and files will no longer be accessible after June 30th. 

For teachers wishing to save any or all student work files, please click the following for: INSTRUCTIONS FOR TEACHERS SEEKING TO RETAIN ANY OR ALL STUDENT GOOGLE DRIVE FILES***

Lenovo Chromebooks:

The warranty on all Lenovo ILC Chromebooks will expire in mid-June of 2016The District strongly recommends that each ILC teacher with LENOVO CHROMEBOOKS (mostly 3rd Grade teachers) perform a hardware review (ask your students to help you) of all assigned class Chromebooks and log every Chromebook number & issue where warranty repair may be appropriate BEFORE the end of school. If any Lenovo Chromebooks appear to have serviceable issues, please submit a single OPRA work order that details the cart number, room number, and Chromebook number(s) with their issues. Example Issues to Consider: Display issues, loose or missing keyboard keys, touchpad functionality issues, etc. (See your IMRT if you have any questions)

Chromebooks this summer:

As of the last day of school:

  1. Please make sure that all Chromebooks assigned to a cart are securely locked in the cart and set to charge in the classroom before going on break and return chromebook cart key to Eunice

 

Video of the Week:

What is reader’s workshop?

Quote of the Week:

 

Weekly Update: May 23, 2016

Staff Meeting:

We DO NOT have a staff meeting this week. Use the time to score/enter your benchmark assessments or work on your report cards.

Classroom Rosters for 16-17 school year:

Thank you for all your hard work drafting rosters for the 16-17 school year. You must finalize your recommendations by Wednesday, May 25th.  Click here to review or edit the draft rosters.

Blue Slips:

I will be passing out prizes from the prize wagon this Friday, May 27th during lunch. Please be sure to bring your slips with you.

Fountas and Pinnell Reading Assessment:

Thank you for undertaking the hard work that it has been learning about this new assessment and then diving in and starting to figure out how to use the data to improve instruction for our students. If you have not assessed your students, please get started ASAP and let me know any resources that you need. Also, to prepare for next school year, I would like the assessment data for each of our students entered in Illuminate. Click here for Directions for Entering Fountas and Pinnell Scores into Illuminate Let Chris or me know if you need any help. I am happy to enter the data for you.

Performance Tasks:

  • Here are directions to access the online assessment as a teacher, preview the assessment, and login as a student. Students should be taking the ONLINE assessment. 3rd– 6thgrade teachers WILL NOT be administering a math assessment.
  • Enter scores into Illuminate by May 27th.

Report Cards:

  • Resources here
  • Attendance and performance tasks scores (where available) will be populated on June 1st.

Laptop Replacement:

If you are receiving a new laptop (you will have received an email from the district) please continue reading, if you are not receiving a new laptop this year, please skip down to the ELD section. You are responsible for backing up your own documents.

 

Click the following for a printable Help Document: QuickGuide on Backing Up & Restoring Files with District’s U: Drive

  1. Supplemental Video Demo: Backing Up Your Files to the U: Drive
2)      For additional one-on-one help in learning how to back up your own files, consult with your IMRT in the library for help.
3)      District Technicians will be available at the following “File Backup Open Lab Help Sessions”, where any staff may drop-in at any time:
File Backup Open Lab Help Sessions
Date/Time
Location
Mon May 23, 2016 2:30-3:45pm
Emory School – Tech Lab
Tues May 24, 2016 2:30-3:45pm
Nicoloff School South – Tech Lab
Wed May 25, 2016 3:15-4:30pm
Ed Ctr – Tech Lab (next to Burress Auditorium)
Thurs May 26, 2016 3:00-4:15pm
Mendoza School – Library
Tues May 31, 2016 2:30-3:45pm
Central School – Library

Last Day ELD:

Due to popular demand, the last day for ELD will be Friday, May 27th.

Student Google Docs:

ALL CURRENT STUDENT GOOGLE ACCOUNTS AND THEIR CONTENTS WILL EXPIRE AS OF JULY 1, 2016, which includes the expiration of all files in student Google Drive folders. Unless teachers follow the instructions below, even student work in Google Drive  shared with the teacher will no longer be accessible. Staff Google accounts will remain untouched and unchanged.

Notify your students that their accounts and files will no longer be accessible after June 30th. 

For teachers wishing to save any or all student work files, please click the following for: INSTRUCTIONS FOR TEACHERS SEEKING TO RETAIN ANY OR ALL STUDENT GOOGLE DRIVE FILES***

Lenovo Chromebooks:

The warranty on all Lenovo ILC Chromebooks will expire in mid-June of 2016The District strongly recommends that each ILC teacher with LENOVO CHROMEBOOKS (mostly 3rd Grade teachers) perform a hardware review (ask your students to help you) of all assigned class Chromebooks and log every Chromebook number & issue where warranty repair may be appropriate BEFORE the end of school. If any Lenovo Chromebooks appear to have serviceable issues, please submit a single OPRA work order that details the cart number, room number, and Chromebook number(s) with their issues. Example Issues to Consider: Display issues, loose or missing keyboard keys, touchpad functionality issues, etc. (See your IMRT if you have any questions)

Chromebooks this summer:

As of the last day of school:

  1. Please make sure that all Chromebooks assigned to a cart are securely locked in the cart and set to charge in the classroom before going on break and return chromebook cart key to Eunice

Coach’s Corner:

On our way to the next soccer tournament my daughter, Jasmine, told us about a speaker at school. She was very impressed by what she heard. This elderly woman who had overcome traumatic circumstances, cheated death had survived to share her story at age eighty-eight. Jasmine connected this woman’s experience to historic events and facts from her classes. Being who I am, I said, “That would be cool to read and write about?”.  “I did!”   We all went on to discuss the woman and world history. Jocelyn even thought of a Los Angeles museum we should visit. I am glad that Jasmine learned so much from this survivor and the instruction from her teachers…  Thanks to all of you for teaching our kids and providing memorable moments that makes learning come alive. I see it all around Emory.   

Can you guess what Jasmine learned about?

Trauma Informed Practices:

Next year, we will explore the effects that trauma can have on our students and how the trauma they have experienced influences their behavior in our classrooms. Watch the videos below to learn more. As we approach the end of the school year, be mindful of your actions when working with a non-compliant student. Call the office if you need help.

Ted Talk about the effects of Trauma

Family Trauma stories from youth

Quote of the Week:

Weekly Update: May 16, 2016

Staff Meeting:

We do have a staff meeting this week. We will meet in room 23 at 1:45 to develop class rosters for the 16-17 school year. I expect to receive our final staffing for 16-17 from the District Office on Wednesday morning.

Fountas and Pinnell Reading Assessment:

Thank you for undertaking the hard work that it has been learning about this new assessment and then diving in and starting to figure out how to use the data to improve instruction for our students. If you have not assessed your students, please get started ASAP and let me know any resources that you need. Also, to prepare for next school year, I would like the assessment data for each of our students entered in Illuminate. Click here for Directions for Entering Fountas and Pinnell Scores into Illuminate Let Chris or me know if you need any help. I am happy to enter the data for you.

Performance Tasks:

  • 3rd– 6th grades will only be giving ELA Trimester 3 Performance Tasks. Here are directions to access the online assessment as a teacher, preview the assessment, and login as a student. Students should be taking the ONLINE assessment. 3rd– 6thgrade teachers WILL NOT be administering a math assessment.
  • TK-2nd grade will be giving both ELA and Math.
  • All resources can be found in the Materials section of the performance task in Illuminate.
  • The window is May 16th– May 24th.
  • Please have scores into Illuminate by May 27th.
  • All Math assessment items are now solely housed in Illuminate, this includes teacher directions located under materials.  Please let Michelle Syverson know if you have not received your student copies  or if you are having difficulties accessing any math materials in Illuminate.

Report Cards:

  • EARLY BIRDS– If you’re ready to get started, you can start as early as May 9th.Resources here
  • Attendance and performance tasks scores (where available) will be populated on June 1st.

Everyone a Reader:

It is so nice to see our upper grade students volunteering their time to mentor younger readers. As we return from camp and get back into our regular recess schedule, 5th and 6th grade teachers. Please remind your recess reading tutors of the day that they have committed to tutoring. See assignments here.

Playground:

Well they finally closed us down, please be sure that you are actively supervising students during your recess supervision duty. Keep a close eye on the back of the softball/kickball field. Students have been throwing large clumps of dirt over the fence. Also, be on time to pick your student up from lunch. Two of our noon time supervisors are out for the remainder of the year, while we are fortunate to have two regular subs in place, it is especially important that you are on time to pick up your students.

Laptop Replacement:

If you are receiving a new laptop (you will have received an email from the district) please continue reading, if you are not receiving a new laptop this year, please skip down to the Coach’s Corner section.

 

STEPS IN LAPTOP REPLACEMENT PROCESS:

  1. Between May 16-May 27: A new Lenovo T460 laptop, video adapter, and case will be brought to your classroom by a Technician or IMRT who will ask you to sign the District ‘Staff Technology Check-out’ form. Please only sign out a new laptop if you currently anticipate returning as a District teacher for the 2016-2017 school year. The new desktop dock for the new laptop WILL NOT be placed at your desk by technicians until  after June 8th, so continue to use your ‘old’ laptop with your classroom dock for instruction & projection through June 7th.
  1. Between May 16-June 7: IMPORTANT: Use this time to “BACK UP” (copy to an alternative drive or location) all of your needed files & folders from your current laptop. The old laptop will need to be turned in on June 7th, so your critical files need to be backed up to another location before then. All staff are ultimately responsible for proper backup of their own files.  .

    Please review the following 3 sources of help for any of you that need assistance in successfully backing up necessary user files so you can later access them on the new laptop.

  • Click the following for a printable Help Document: QuickGuide on Backing Up & Restoring Files with District’s U: Drive
    1. Supplemental Video Demo: Backing Up Your Files to the U: Drive
  • For additional one-on-one help in learning how to back up your own files, consult with your IMRT in the library for help.
  • District Technicians will be available on Monday, May 23 @ 2:30 – 3:45 in Emory’s Computer Lab Room 16.  They will get help to transfer files to the u-drive.
  • On June 7 (LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!): Complete the ‘Staff Technology Check-in’ form that will be made available to you to check back in the old laptop – Leave the signed check-in form and the OLD laptop and case on or next to your classroom docking station when you lock up and leave your classroom (with your new T460 laptop either locked at the school or taken with you) for a blissful Summer Break!

Coach’s Corner:

Getting students to want to read and write is a challenge that we face everyday.  Making the shift to teaching readers and writers instead of the reading and the writing is tough.  As I have said before, I don’t consider myself an avid reader.  I know many people that read several books a month and read books over and over again.  So, I think about the times a book captured my attention.  I read The Fifth Wave because my daughter read it (and a movie was coming out).  I read I Am Malala because I saw a story on her on Facebook.  I read I Beat the Odds, the Michael Oher story because I like the movie “The Blind Side”.  I read the Deadpool graphic novel, well, because I am a nerd.  The point is I read because in some way I was interested in the subject matter.  To reach kids that don’t read, we have to find out what they are interested in and give them access to material (multimedia too) that keeps their interest up.  Once you have them hooked on something, let them read and write about it.  Watch videos, share short articles you see on social media,  talk about movies and video games.  Here is a video that I thought was cool and could lead to many interesting discussions, reading and writing.  Take a look and think about sharing it with your students..

‘The Present’    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjqiU5FgsYc

Box tops and Campbell’s Labels for Education:

Please encourage your students and families to bring in Box Tops and Campbell’s Labels between now and the end of the year.

 

 

Online Resources:

As we explore tools to support differentiated teaching and learning that allow us to maximize the potential of our student technology, please check out the web- based, adaptive programs listed below.  Look by yourself, with your students (as possible) or with your grade level team. We may be able to have some of the programs to use next school year to support our instruction.

Quote of the Week:

Weekly Update: May 9, 2016

Enjoy the week. Be kind to yourself and each other! One kind word can change someone’s day.

Staff Meeting:

We DO NOT have a staff meeting this week. We will meet on Wednesday, May 18th in room 23 at 1:45 to develop class rosters for the 16-17 school year. I am still waiting for final staffing for 16-17 from the District Office.

6th Grade Camp:

We will miss our 6th graders and their teachers as they will be off at 6th grade camp next week. I will be off campus Tuesday morning visiting with our kiddos.

ELD:

Unless you teach 5th grade, ELD will return to normal next week. Daishanna’s students will return to her and grades 3 and 4 will re-start rotations. 5th grade, please continue to hold your students.

Fountas and Pinnell Reading Assessment:

You may remember our lofty goal at the very beginning of the school year was that we would assess, at least one time, every single student at Emory. Well we have almost met our goal. And it is good, because we are nearing the end of the school year. Some of you have even assessed your kids multiple times.Thank you for undertaking the hard work that it has been learning about this new assessment and then diving in and starting to figure out how to use the data to improve instruction for our students. If you have not assessed your students, please get started ASAP and let me know any resources that you need. Also, to prepare for next school year, I would like the assessment data for each of our students entered in Illuminate. Click here for Directions for Entering Fountas and Pinnell Scores into Illuminate Let Chris or me know if you need any help. I am happy to enter the data for you, please let me know.

Playground Closure:

Our playground is due to close May 9th. The sandbox portion of the playground will be closed for the remainder of the year beginning. Students will be able to use the field, and all asphalt areas. Remember to use blue slips to reward appropriate behavior.

ELD Awards:

The VIP Continental breakfast has been scheduled for May 26th 8:15-8:55. English Learners who have moved up at least one CELDT level and students who have re-designated as English Proficient will be invited to the celebration. We will send invitations to the students and a letter of recognition will be provided to students during the party to be shared with their families.

Performance Tasks:

  • 3rd– 6th grades will only be giving ELA Trimester 3 Performance Tasks. Here are directions to access the online assessment as a teacher, preview the assessment, and login as a student. Students should be taking the ONLINE assessment. 3rd– 6th grade teachers WILL NOT be administering a math assessment.
  • TK-2nd grade will be giving both ELA and Math.
  • All resources can be found in the Materials section of the performance task in Illuminate.
  • The window is technically from May 16th– May 24th, but you may begin any time.
  • Please have scores into Illuminate by May 27th.
  • All Math assessment items are now solely housed in Illuminate, this includes teacher directions located under materials.  Please let Michelle Syverson know if you have not received your student copies  or if you are having difficulties accessing any math materials in Illuminate.

Report Cards:

  • EARLY BIRDS– If you’re ready to get started, you can start as early as May 9th. Resources here
  • Attendance and performance tasks scores (where available) will be populated on June 1st.

CAASPP/SBAC/STAR Testing Update:

Thank you all for your hard work preparing our students and for thoughtfully administering the CAASPP/SBAC assessments. Big thanks to Chris for coordinating the effort.

PLCs:  As of now, PLC’s will meet in room 28 this week. Chris will be using room 23 for make-ups. He will let you know when you may return to room 23.

  • Remember to send student label cards, scratch paper, notes, charts, directions that were used for testing to Chris.  Thanks to those that have done that already.
  • 5th grade, Tracy and Dave will be administering the CST/CMA Science Test on Monday and Tuesday. As well as the physical fitness test.

Coach’s Corner:

Whew! This past couple of weeks has been quite an experience.  As I think about the CAASPP event, what comes to mind is patience and perseverance.  I noticed it all around.  Even though this was our second go around, there was much to know and do.  Teachers providing a positive environment, navigating through the CAASPP website and my endless instructions and emails, encouraging students to try their best; all with quiet patience and perseverance.  It is very much appreciated.  Students signing in with their long SSIDs, working through challenging problems, reading quietly while others tested; all with determined perseverance and patience.  Not once did I experience frustration or anger, everyday was calm and focused.  Be proud of the work you and your students did this week.  Enjoy the weekend.

 

 

Ballroom Equipment:

Please check your classroom and return any equipment (balls, hula hoops etc) that belongs in the ball room ASAP. Thanks!

New Laptops:

The following classrooms are getting new laptops and need to bring their old laptop to the library on the last day school. K1, K2, 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 25 and 26. The new laptops should be here by the end of May. PLEASE START CLEANING OUT YOUR OLD FILES AND SAVE CRITICAL FOLDERS TO THE U DRIVE. If you are under 8MG save to the U Drive.  Anything over 8GB you will have to use a USB thumb drive to save your files. Click here to access directions to save to the UDrive.

Free Science Materials:

Dr. Clive Dorman, Professor Emeritus in the Geological Sciences Department at SDSU, is offering an outreach program to schools.  He provides rock sample collections to teachers for free.  Most of the rocks in the collection are from Southern California and represent the major rocks in science textbooks.   If you are interested in receiving a rock collection, or scheduling a class presentation, please contact Dr. Dorman at cdorman@mail.sdsu.edu.

Save the Date-Summer Learning Academy:

The Learning and Innovation Team is excited to announce our new Summer Learning Academy on June 8th, 9th and 10th. Signups will be coming soon for individual sessions.

Workshop Cohort:

I strongly encourage you to consider joining the next cohort of workshop teachers. Click here to learn more about this commitment.

Jen Oliveira has curated a web site with TONS of information about the workshop model. Click here Info about Workshop to learn more.

 

Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Triathlon: 

To help students stay in reading shape all summer long, Barnes & Noble offers their Summer Reading Triathlon, with activities and challenges for kids in grades K-6. Kids who complete and turn in their triathlon journal at a participating store will receive a free book. For details, click here.  

Free Tickets for Educators to the San Diego County Fair:

Beginning May 2, Mission Federal Credit Union is giving away four admission tickets to any employee of public or private K-12 schools, and colleges and universities. Just show your employee ID at any Mission Federal Credit Union.

 

Farmer’s Insurance Grant Opportunity:

Teachers can apply for $2500 or $100,000. It’s through Farmer’s Insurance Thank America’s Teachers program. https://www.farmers.com/thank-americas-teachers/submit-a-proposal/

Online Resources:

As we explore tools to support differentiated teaching and learning that allow us to maximize the potential of our student technology, please check out the web- based, adaptive programs listed below.  Look by yourself, with your students (as possible) or with your grade level team. We may be able to have some of the programs to use next school year to support our instruction.

Quote of the Week:

Weekly Update: May 2, 2016

Best wishes for a very happy Teacher Appreciation Week! I certainly appreciate all that you do for our students, their families each other and me. Thank you very much for all of your hard work this week and throughout the year.

Staff Appreciation Luncheon:

Please join us on Tuesday, May 3rd for a staff appreciation luncheon.

Who: The Amazing Emory Staff

What: Delicious Taco Lunch

Where: Lounge

When: Tuesday, May 3rd at lunch

Why: Because you’re awesome and I’m grateful for all you do

SBUSD Employee Day is Wednesday, May 4:

The District will be celebrating you on Wednesday, May 4th with a breakfast at 7:30 a.m. in our lounge. Please stop by to enjoy each other’s company and some breakfast treats.

CAASPP/SBAC: 

Testing for students in grades 3-8 continues. See schedule and details below. Bigs thanks to Chris for coordinating and to all of you for your hard work.

Click here to view the testing schedule.

 

PLC in Room 28 during testing:To allow us to use room 23 for student assessment make ups, during CAASPP/SBAC testing (April 25-May 6) please use room 28 for PLC.Sorry for the inconvenience.

Shutdown Chromebooks Daily:Because the CAASP SecureBrowser needs to be able to be updated on a daily basis, please ensure that students actually SHUT DOWN their device at the end of each day. Many students have a habit of only closing their lid or letting their device “sleep,” but this is insufficient to allow necessary updates to the system or the testing browser.

As a reminder to all, please avoid using the internet to allow our students or to use the teacher computer to stream any video content (brain pop, youtube etc) before lunch.

Staff Meeting:

No Staff Meeting this week. Please use the time to plan by yourself or with your team.

Positive Behavior Support/Character Trait:

We will be starting our new character trait for the month of May. The virtue we will be looking at is Integrity. The video is available on the connect with kids website (http://sbusd.connectwithkids.com/). The video can be reached by going to Student Resources-> Elementary->Character/Life Skills. Lesson plans to use/modify are right below the video and the K-2 lesson plans are available on the previous page. Let Lindsay know if you have any problems logging in.

Playground Closure:

I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the playground closure was delayed until May 9th. At that time the sandbox portion of the playground will be closed for the remainder of the year beginning. Students will be able to use the field, and all asphalt areas. Remember to use blue slips to reward appropriate behavior. I will attempt to hold more frequent drawings.

Blue Slips at Lunch on Monday:

Please bring your blue slips with you to lunch on Monday. Anticipating that the playground was going to close, I told students that I would award prizes from the wagon Monday, May 2 during lunch.

Unity Games:

The PTA Unity Games will be held on Saturday, May 21st from 9:00-12:00 at Mar Vista High School. By Wednesday, May 11th , please work with your grade level team to identify the students who will represent Emory at the Unity Games (they will receive a permission slip/invitation provided by the District PTA). Please email me your names. You may use your p.e. time to facilitate events and identify our winners or you may choose students who are athletically inclined and interested in participating. There probably is not a way to replicate the obstacle course competition. Please identify one boy and one girl from each grade to represent Emory in the events listed below and email me their names by May 11th. Grades K-3 should email me 10 names. Grades 4-6 should email me 16 names. (the same students may compete in multiple events)

BOYS/GIRLS GRADES K-1-2-3
·       50 Yard Rope Skip/Run
·       50 Yard Dash
·       100 Yard Dash
·       Hula-Hoop-A-Thon

·       Obstacle Course

BOYS/GIRLS GRADES 4-5-6
·       50 Yard Dash
·       100 Yard Dash
·       440 Yard Relay (4 students compete per team) 
·       Pull-Ups

·       Obstacle Course

Visiting Classrooms:

I have been off campus so much since we returned from spring break that I have not had time to visit your classrooms and observe how much our students are learning. I hope to be back visiting clasrooms this week. Please let me know if there is anything that you would like me to see. I will try very hard to be there.

 

Lunch Lady Hero Week:

This year we will be honoring our Child Nutrition Staff on School Lunch Hero Day on Friday May 6, 2016.  School Lunch Hero Day was created from a partnership between the School Nutrition Association and author Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author of the “Lunch Lady” book series.

  • There is a large banner posted in the auditorium. Please bring your students by to write nice messages to their cafeteria staff.
  • Many of your requested cards from Eunice. Please have your students complete the cards and deliver them to our child nutrition staff during throughout the week

Coach’s Corner:

Week one of assessments is done!  We are halfway through!  Everyone has been working hard, especially our students.  Primary teachers and students have been very supportive of testing.  It’s a group effort.  Please take some time and have fun with your class.  It is good for everyone to participate in activities that bring smiles, laughter and emotion.  Go out and enjoy the sun, create some artwork, read a good book (a is teacher sharing Where the Red Fern Grows), watch an inspiring video.  Balancing work and play is important.  We’ve all done the best we can to prepare and teach our students.  Don’t forget to enjoy them as well.  

Workshop Cohort:

I strongly encourage you to consider joining the next cohort of workshop teachers. Click here to learn more about this commitment.

Jen Oliveira has curated a web site with TONS of information about the workshop model. Click here Info about Workshop to learn more.

Quote of the Week: