Weekly Update: October 30, 2017

Thank you for your hard work communicating student progress to families (report cards) and helping our school community come together and each other’s company (Fall Carnival).

Google Expeditions Augmented Reality:

Google will be at Emory on Monday, October 30th. Click here to see the schedule. Teachers in the left column meet in 23 and right column meets in 24. 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

Staff Professional Development:

This week we DO meet as a staff at 1:45 in room 23. Please bring your laptop. The Learning and Innovation Team TOSA’s will be here to help further our knowledge and understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards.

Report Cards in Cum Folder:

Reminder– please place a copy of each trimester one report card into your students’ cum folders.

School Safety Plan Update:
We have updated Safe School Plan and Material Safety Data Binders. If you are interested or have the need, you may review the binders located next to the office copier/printer near Ms. Dani’s desk.

Report Card Committee Feedback:

Congratulations on making it through Trimester 1 report cards! Jen Oliveira was hoping you might take one minute to give the Report Card Committee some feedback about the new report card (5 questions, and one of those is your grade level).

A few words about supervision duty:

There is nothing more important to me than the safety of you, our students and families. Therefore, I’d like to remind us all that it is critical that we are on time to our supervision duties and present- not chatting with colleagues, but scanning and moving through the area we are supervising. Thank you for supporting guest teachers and trading duties as needed.

Eagle Pride Reward Tshirt:
Thank you for your hard work developing criteria for your team’s reward t-shirt. . 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.

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 began 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.

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.
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:

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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