I hope that you enjoyed a nice three day weekend!
We will NOT have flag salute this week.
We have PLC this Wednesday. Perhaps you might spend time further calibrating your Fountas and Pinnell assessments, or look at some of your data together. Or maybe review ELD groupings (see next item).
English Learner Task Force Update:
Thanks to Angela, Karina and Rebecca for meeting this week to look at the recently released CELDT data and make recommendations about our student’s needs. In early February, I will meet with each of our designated ELD teachers to review ELD groupings. Please use illuminate and look at the recently released CELDT data and ELD formal and informal assessments and discuss any recommended changes. Teachers of English only groupings should focus on providing instruction and practice in speaking and listening skills.
Before winter break I had the opportunity to visit a school site for professional development from Teachers College Reading and Writing Project staff developers. The following are some insights that the staff developer shared in regards to Reading Workshop student notebooks:
- Reading Notebooks should show a progression in writing about reading.
- Students should be jotting thoughts, not necessarily writing full paragraphs or essays.
- A teacher’s notebook should be a model to what a student’s notebook should look like.
- Reading notebook may include printouts of charts (glued to pages).
“A notebook is a place to capture ideas that are worthy of a conversation.” –TCRWP Staff Developer
Soaring to Success- Kindness:
Thank you for your support of our Soaring to Success student recognition program and thanks to Holli for helping us remember to provide our names and write ups to Eunice. Names and write ups for Kindness are due to Eunice Monday, January 23rd. Our Kindness assembly is scheduled for Friday, 1/27.
The District is working with a FREE email based flyer system. They used the email addresses which families provided on their registration forms. Not all families provided email addresses and not all addresses are still active. To refer families please send them to the Emory Web Page. See additional information below from Amy Cooper.
Family Events this Week:
Tuesday, January 17 4:30 Military Family Night- resources for military involved families
Tuesday, January 17 5:00 PTA Family Bingo Night
Friday, January 20 8:15 Coffee with the Principal
Friday, January 20 8:30 Nutrition Classes for families (offered in Spanish)
San Ysidro Health Clinic Bus:
On January 25th, and once a month through the end of the school year, the San Ysidro Health Clinic bus will park in the Emory school parking lot and see patients in their mobile clinic. They will need to use the four staff spots in our upper parking lot.
Gate Testing begins this week. Thanks to Lindsay for coordinating, Jeanne, Melinda, Georgina and Monica for helping students and Shelly for supporting.
Sherwood Jan 17 8:15-9:30 computer lab
Lobato/Hueso Jan 17 12:45-2:10 computer lab (Molina sends 5 kids to support)
Seubert Jan 18 8:15 classroom
Book Club Update:
As a reminder, Book Club will meet next Wednesday, January 25 at 1:45.
Planned Power Outage: