Weekly Update: January 9, 2016

Welcome back and Happy New Year! I hope that you enjoyed relaxing and fun vacations!

Staff Meeting:

We will meet this Wednesday (1:45 in room 23) to discuss the Fountas and Pinnell assessment and meet our new Military Family Counselor.

Fountas and Pinnell Assessment Data entered by February 3rd:

Many of you began assessing your students and found some of them had made great growth. If you have not yet begun assessing students, please do so soon. All students must be assessed and have data entered by February 3rd. Let Araceli or I know if you need any assistance. Click here for instructions for entering Fountas and Pinnell data into Illuminate. Different than last year, you will select 2016- 2017 SBUSD Fountas & Pinnell 2nd Administration to enter data. As you enter student data, please be sure that for each student you indicate the Instructional Level, Independent Level, Accuracy, Fluency and Comprehension and note the Genre.

Fountas and Pinnell District Benchmarks:

The District created a benchmark chart to support our understanding of our students’ progress toward the goal of having all students reading at grade level by third grade Click here to view the chart.

Kindness- New Character Trait:

We will be starting our new character trait this week- Kindness. The award assembly will be on January 27th. 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.

Learning and Innovation visit grades 4,5, 6 PLC:

After spending a week with Teacher’s College, the Learning and Innovation team has new thinking about the sequence of the Units and they will come by and chat with teachers in grades 4, 5 and 6  for about 20 minutes during PLC this week. 


Team Emory news:

Patty will be home for a few weeks recovering from a recent hospitalization.

Baby Citalie was born December 19th and is home with Leslie and their family.

Military Family Counselor:

David McGue from Magellan (an agency that supports our Military Involved students) will join the Emory team Monday, January 9th. He will be stationed in room 1. He will arrive at 7:45 and stay through the end of the school day on Mondays. Most of his work will occur on the playground during our morning and lunch and recesses. At our staff meeting on Wednesday, we will learn referral procedures.

Upcoming Dates:

January 16th                                       School Holiday- Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 17th 4:30 p.m.                   Military Family Evening Presentation

January 17th 5:00 p.m.                   PTA Family Bingo Night

January 18th                                       PLC/Minimum Day

January 20th 8:15 a.m.                    Coffee with the Principal

January 25th 1:45                               Emory Book Club

Quote of the Week:

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