Weekly Update: September 12, 2016

Thank you for all your hard work! Team Emory is the best because of you! Big thanks to Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell for the donuts on Friday.

Staff PD:

We will NOT meet this week.

Stand up to Bullying Week- Sept 12-16:


On Friday, you received copies of Student Pledge Cards in your mail boxes. Please have students read and sign during your PBS time. Please show this four minute video about being an upstander. (it ties directly to the pledge card). Student Council will be encouraging students to wear blue on Friday to show unity in our commitment to Stand up to Bullying. Lindsay will send you a powerpoint presentation about bullying for you to use with your students. If you are interested, there are some other bullying prevention/upstander activities for you to review at this web site.

Fall Break PD (still tentative schedule):

Save the date(s)- tentative fall break professional learning schedule.

Monday, Sept 26-Systematic English Language Development (SELD) Day 1

Tuesday, Sept 27-Spanish to English Bi-literacy Transfer (SEBT) Day 1

Wed. Sept 28-SEBT Day 2

Thurs, Sept 29-Workshop Day 2 (must have completed blended Workshop Day 1 prior)

Friday, Sept 30-Fall Learning Academy

Blue Slips/Prize Wagon at Lunch Monday:

Please bring your blue slips to lunch on Monday. I will be passing out prizes from the wagon.

PLC Time:

Please be prepared to spend about 45 minutes looking at data together. (Fountas and Pinnell, CAASPP/SBAC, CELDT etc). Click here to see more about what we will do.

Innovation Caravan:

For 5th and 6th Grade Teachers…..

 Here is the application for the South Bay Innovation Caravan. (due Nov 18th)

From Jennifer Oliveira

“Consider students in your class who might have an idea to share. Although we will be excited for any and all applications, DO NOT feel like you have to have your whole class participate. At the same time, don’t feel like you have to limit the number of applications from your class. Remember this can be based on something students are already doing with you OR can be an outside of school project.”

Fall Book Order:

The District has allocated money to support classroom libraries. As we already have the money, I’d like to get books in the hands of our students sooner rather than later. We have a budget for approximately $200 per classroom. Please complete the survey at this link by Wed. Oct 5th .

Classroom Furniture Budget:

As a reminder, you have a classroom Furniture Budget of $75.00. All receipts must be submitted by Oct 12th. You may use this money to purchase bookshelves, rugs, flexible seating for students. If you are not sure if something would be appropriate, please see me to discuss in advance of your purchase.

Box Tops Teacher Contest:

Our goal is to raise $1500 in Box Tops collections this school year. If we earn $750 in our first collection (until December), we will provide $100 to be spent on classroom materials (furniture, books, etc) to the teacher who’s classroom collects the most money. Please encourage your students and families to return them to the school.

TK-2 Technology Update:

Teachers in grades TK-2 should expect IT to deliver your “Tech Tub”, 8 total touchscreen (Asus) Chromebook Flip devices per room and 8 sets of headphones. 

District Champions Program:

These quarterly awards will recognize students, parents, staff, and community members who demonstrate outstanding work, dedication to the District’s mission and goals, commitment to our community.You may submit a recommendation via thislink.Team Emory is amazing! Please submit names of your colleagues, students, family and community members who deserve recognition.

Future Ready Committee:

The District is looking for volunteers to help define the South Bay vision for technology and personalized integrated learning. We’re looking for teachers, principals, coaches, IMRT, and parents. APPLY HERE.

Home Depot Grant:

Our PTA would like to write a Home Depot grant in support of our school. As I reviewed the Home Depot website, I thought this might be a good resource to support innovate classrooms or your classroom library. Keep in mind that the grants are limited to $500 total per school. If you are interested in partnering with the PTA in this capacity, please let me know.

Emergency Backpack:

Thanks to Dr. McNamara, we have the opportunity to replace missing classroom emergency backpacks. Please email Eunice no later than Tuesday, September 13 if your classroom does not have an emergency backpack. As a reminder, these are only to be used in the event of an emergency, or as appropriate, during emergency drills. If you are aware of another classroom location which does not have one, please include that in your message to Eunice.

Imagine Learning Start Date:

Imagine Learning before and after school tutoring will begin on Oct 10th. Please look for invitations in your mail boxes and encourage recommended students to participate.

South Bay Knows our Way–Walk to School Day:

Save the date. We will be encouraging students and families to walk to school on Wednesday, October 12th

Quote of the Week:

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