Weekly Update: April 10, 2017

Staff PD:

We do not meet as a full staff this week. Book Club meets at 1:45 in room 23. Hope to see you there.

CAASPP Schedule:

Click Here to view the schedule. CAASPP testing begins April 26th. Teachers in grades 3-6, please spend the next few weeks, building up our students’ confidence, stamina and practicing the tools of the test. You have worked hard this year and your students will do well.

Upcoming PD:

Summer Learning Academy                                                                   June 7, 8                     Sign up Information to follow

Teacher’s College Summer Writing Institute                                   June 12-16               email Cindy Wagner to indicate interest.

SEBT Spanish English Biliteracy Transfer                                    June 9-10 OR July 6 & 7 see email from Lisa Celaya for registration details

Report Card Committee:

The District is convening a committee to review the appropriateness of our report card. If you are interested in participating, please click here to sign up. Report Card Committee

School Brand:

The District survey data, and I think my experiential data as well, have shown that families are interested attending a school that has a specific brand (language academy, STEM academy, etc). Over the next few weeks, I will be visiting with your grade level team during PLC to think about our “school brand”.

Parent Class Request 2017-18:

As we approach the end of the school year, you may start to hear from families about their teacher preference for the next school year. Do or don’t have these conversation as you are comfortable. Please let families know that they may submit a teacher request form with Ms. Dani, but that making a request does not guarantee placement.Please DO NOT tell a parent that you will make sure their request is honored.

Emory’s Innovation Fair:

Thank you for encouraging your students to participate in the Innovation Fair.Please encourage all your students and families to visit the fair (Wednesday, April 12th @5:30 in the Emory Cafeteria) and see our students’ and families’ innovative ideas.

Facilities Review:

On Friday, April 21st, Dr, McNamara will visit Emory and walk campus with Don Visnick and me to identify priorities for the maintenance department. If you have any concerns about our campus, please complete the survey below. Please be specific.

non-specific- lots of termites in our lounge

specific- following the repair of the wall in our staff lounge, the termites appear to be entering the lounge via the south, westernmost window sill in the teacher’s lounge. Please check and caulk.

Click here to complete the survey

Talent Show Permission Slip:

It’s almost Talent Show Time again. Thanks to Leslie and Rebecca for coordinating this event for our school.  Here is a link to the application file in case you need to make extra copies for your students. Please encourage your class in participating in this fun end of the year event.


Quote of the week:
Don’t ask kids what they want to be when they grow up but what problems do they want to solve. This changes the conversation from who do I want to work for, to what do I need to learn to be able to do that.
-Jaime Casap

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