Weekly Update: February 6, 2017

Staff PD:

We do not meet at a team this week. Perhaps use the time to begin your report cards or plan with your team.

Performance Assessment Window:

*******ELA PT/Interim Benchmark must be administered before spring break. You will not administer a MATH District assessment.

Shared Leadership Team had a great conversation about our plan. We will, likely, administer the CAASPP Interim Assessments to students in grades 3-6 and the SBUSD benchmarks/Performance Tasks to students in grades TK-2. Click here to check out the Interim Assessment Page. You will need your TOMS login to access.

District On- Demand Writing Assessment:

On Tuesday, March 7th, we will administer the Narrative On-Demand writing prompt. Using the same prompt will allow you and your teams and students to have conversations around progress. Directions will be the same as the one completed in August. 

Coach’s Corner:

ELD groups have been updated, based on the 2016-2017 CELDT data. I will be discussing the modifications with each grade level during PLC meetings this week to finalize the rosters for each group. The new ELD groups are expected to begin on Tuesday February 14th.

Winter Workshop Planning Meeting:

Join the Learning and Innovation team for the (rescheduled) Winter Workshop Planning meeting on Tuesday, February 21st at Emory School from 3:30- 5pm, starting in room 23. We will meet together then break up into grade level teams. This meeting is for ANYONE using the Teachers College Units of Study and is designed to answer questions, offer support, and to provide an opportunity to collaborate with grade level peers about what you are teaching. If you signed up for our cancelled January 31st meeting, no need to sign up again. If you haven’t signed up and would like to attend, please sign up here.

Integrated Professional Learning System Pilot:
The Integrated Professional Learning System pilot is for the 2017-18 school year for our new evaluation process focused on professional growth. Participating teachers will receive a $1,000 stipend.
They are offering one final informational meeting to be held at 3:30 p.m. on:
February 7, 2017 at Pence School Library
Please view this one minute video and, if interested, attend one of the meetings being offered.



6th grade teachers

This is not an introduction and you can sign up for Thursday, March 9, or Tuesday, March 14. They need a minimum of 8 participants, or the March 9th date will be canceled. Please sign up here for either of these dates.

SEBT Training:

SEBT provides guidance for teachers as they help their students reach grade-level literacy in both Spanish and English, through coherent biliteracy transfer instruction of foundational reading skills aligned to the CCSS and CCSS en Español.  Please fill out the survey to help identify dates for the training. Please follow this link.

Power Outage:

A planned power outage has been scheduled for Saturday, February 11 at 8:30AM for up to 3 Hours to replace overheating equipment in the area (weather permitting and barring any other unforeseen circumstances).

Box Tops Results:

Thanks to your help, Emory will be $224 richer pretty soon!  Please keep putting out the word that lets the kiddos know that with every 25 box tops they will get one entry in the drawing for the cash card!


Top Box Tops Collectors from Dec 2016-Jan 2017

Martinez  71

Leon 318

Shultz 50

Sanchez/Acosta 93

Carson 51

Adams-Sherwood 99


Castellanos 57

Hopkins 76

Kinnamon 159

Perkins 74

Brizendine 112

Goulding 244

Major 721


Hueso 67

Pay Stubs:

Beginning January 2017, please use Peoplesoft to view your current and future paystubs.  The user name is your six-digit employee number, and the default password is the first four letters of your last name in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS and the last four digits of your Social Security Number.  Your 2016 W-2 is also available for viewing in Peoplesoft.



Computers to Kids San Diego:

Registration for the SBUSD Computers 2 SD Kids (C2SDK) has begun.  Information about this affordable technology for SBUSD families can be found on our web and the location for distribution this year will be at Nicoloff Elementary. Please send all applications to Jennifer Oliveira at the Education Center.

More Info:

Computers 2 SD Kids (C2SDK) is a non-profit organization that assists qualified children and their families to obtain computers, software, training and support in order to help them become computer literate as well as increase their access to educational, occupational and financial resources and the related skills to effectively use that technology.  C2SDK’s prime goal is to place the needed computers into the homes of 28% of San Diego County families who cannot afford this essential educational tool. For more information, please see the flyer.  The application may be completed online or printed and filled-out by hand.  Please note the deadline for application submission is Monday, February 13, 2017.

Optimist Speech Contest:

The 2016-2017 Optimist International Oratorical Contest is here This year’s topic is, “What the world gains from optimism.”  The contest is open to 4-8 grade students.  Applications are due by March 3.  The club Oratorical will be held on Tuesday, March 7 at the Ed Center.

Quote of the Week:

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