Weekly Update: October 23, 2017

Thank you for a fantastic bosses’ day! You are an amazing team to lead!

Staff PD:

We DO NOT meet as a staff this week. You might join us at Book Club at 1:45 in room 23. We are reading Guide to the Writing Workshop Ch 1-4. You might finalize your report cards or you might help Erin and Shelly get set up for the Haunted Hallway (1:30-5:30) in the cafeteria.

Report Cards and IEP Goal Progress:

As a reminder, you will send report cards home on October 27.

IEP Goal Progress reporting:
Any student receiving Special Education services must have their progress on IEP goals updated and sent home along with the report card.

Report Cards:

Here is a link to all of the report cards Watch this video for info about ELD Grades. The Assessment and Report Card document has a lot of the same information as the ELD video check pg 9

I sent an email letting you know that you may select “na” using the drop down menu for students who are fluent in English.

* Attendance and other heading data will be populated by 5pm on Wednesday, October 25th.

Google Expeditions Augmented Reality:

Google will be at Emory on Monday, October 30th. You will receive your scheduled 25 minute time slot by Tuesday. Thank you for your willingness to adjust your daily schedules to make this happen for our students.

To prepare:

  1. Mark your calendar we will meet from 7:30-7:55 on Monday October 30th in room 23
  2. Group students into groups of 3-4

Imagine Learning:

Thanks to Laura, Connie, Heather, Sharon and Monica for supporting Imagine Learning this year! Licenses may be used during the school day and/or in our before or after school sessions. Thank you for returning permission slips. Last year we purchased 100 licenses, this year, we have only purchased 70. Before and after school sessions will begin the week of Oct 23.

ST Math:
As a reminder it is recommended that students in grades K-2 use ST Math for 60 minutes per week and grades 3-6 use it for 90 minutes. It is recommended that students use it for no fewer than 20 minutes per session.
Red Ribbon Week:
Red Ribbon Week will be Oct 23-27. The theme is “Your Future is Key, So Stay Drug Free”. See the email from Laura Acosta with lesson ideas and other helpful documents. See excerpt of message from Laura below:
 “please remind students of the theme for each day, or send in class dojo.  Some students might not realize until they see everyone that day.  I will put posters around, but if you can put reminders in your class it would be great.
Here are the themes for each day:
Monday: Kick off day-  “Red Day”- wear red (you can even let students write in red that day, up to you 😉
Tuesday: “Turn your back on drugs”- wear clothes backwards day
Wednesday: “Team up against drugs”- wear jersey or team shirt
Thursday: “Follow your dreams, don’t do drugs” – wear pajamas
Friday: “Superheroes have the power to say NO”- wear your favorite superhero shirt
********Door decorating Winner Announced  today
Eagle Pride Reward Tshirt:
Thank you for your hard work developing criteria for your team’s reward t-shirt. As a reminder, they must be finalized by Wed. Oct 25th. Please be sure you have shared with me your final draft (in paper or via google docs. No later than Nov 3rd, please share this information with your students and families. Cindy Pillado has the t-shirts and will be your point of contact to obtain them for your students.
Restraining Orders Update Office:
This week I attended a meeting about revising our site safety plan. We were advised by the Sheriff’s Department to let staff know that if you have a restraining order against any person, to please provide that information to me so that we may support your and our safety.
Steam Maker Fest:
See information below about the Delmar Steam MakerFest
http://www.steammakerfest.org/ It is being held this year on Saturday December 2nd. There are really cool Team Challenges Let me know if you would like to attend or are interested in preparing teams from your class to compete.

Teacher’s College Visits to Emory and Learning and Innovation Labsite Date:

Our Labsite week with Learning and Innovation schedule for Nov 6-10 has been cancelled and a 1 day Writing Workshop Labsite has been scheduled for 11/29.
Grades TK-2 Visit Dates- we share our staff developer with Berry Elem  Staff Developer Beth Hickey
December 7,8 and March 5, 6, 7
Grades 3-6 Visit Dates- we share our staff developer with Sunnyslope Staff Developer Christine Ikin
January 22-24 and April 12 and 13
As the dates approach, I will develop a schedule for the time of day that you will be out of your classroom. Also, rather than meet with grade level bands, you will meet as a grade level team with the developer.
You may click here Staff Developer Bios and find our staff developers’ names on the list to learn a bit about who is coming to work with us.
Please look at any scheduled field trips/events etc and re-schedule ASAP. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Computer Lab:
It is recommended do not hang headphones on the tower.  Either lay them down on the keyboard or hang them on the side of the table. Connie has taken time to put zip tags on each headphone to organize the long cord.  Please do not let students remove the zip tags. Please do not let student take off the soft headphone cushions. Please email Teresa with any problems with a computer that needs a work order.  
Point Loma Upcoming Visits:

We are excited to continue to host students from Point Loma Nazarene. As a reminder, these students are enrolled in an art class and this will be their first time teaching students. We are excited to for these students to provide two lessons about a famous artist to our students.  Thank you Dene, Sharon, Georgina, Maria, Rebecca, Jeanne, RoseAnn, Leslie, Aranzazu, Monica and Erika!

Teacher Meeting            Nov 7    2:30-3:00

First Lesson                     Nov 28 1:30-2:25

Second Lesson                Dec 5    1:30-2:25

Upcoming Events:

Oct 27                Fall Carnival

Nov 3                 Soaring to Success Awards (re-scheduled from Oct 27)

Nov 6-9              Labsite week at EMORY CANCELLED

Nov 7                 PLNU Teacher Meeting

Nov 9                 Emory Board Presentation (would love to see you at Burress!!!!)

Nov 14               SBUSD Board of Trustees visits Emory

Nov 29               Learning and Innovation Labsite @Emory

Quote of the Week:

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