Weekly Update: December 4, 2017

Dec 6th Network Wednesday:

Proposed Schedule

1:55                   Meet in the Emory School Cafeteria

2:05                   Breakout Session

2:50-3:10          Closing Activity

Breakout Sessions include: (choose one) Trauma Informed Practices, Artful Thinking, Tips for Conferring, Supporting students with Special Needs during Reading/Writing Workshop


This is our last week (Dec 4-8) with our current LLI groups. During the week of Dec 11-15), Heather Ecker and Jennifer Hurtado will visit 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade PLCs (along with the math TOSAs) to check in with your, briefly, about their and your recommendations for our new groups which will begin January 8th.

Hour of Code:

Again, Emory will participate in international event- The Hour of Code….. Dec 4-10 during International Computer Science Week. I suggest finding time on Friday, Dec 8th, however, any hour during the week that works best for your class is good, too.

Overview for all Hour of Code video

Check out this link for student tutorials and videos.How to teach one hour of code


Book Club:

It’s not too late……..We are reading chapters 1-4 in Writing Pathways. Join today. All are still eligible to get a Emory Book Club Shirt. Our next meeting is December 13th 1:45-2:45 in room 23.

Thursday PLC Relocated:

On Thursday, we will need to re-locate PLC to room 24. Please see Eunice or Carlos to obtain a key for day or to have the room opened.

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!

Second Lesson                Dec 5    1:30-2:25

Teachers’ College Visit:

On Thursday and Friday, Dec 7 and Dec 8. Beth Hickey will lead professional development for teachers in grades TK-2. We will have roving subs release you, please plan to provide lesson plans. Christine Ilkin’s first visit to Emory is Jan 22-24 to support teachers in grades 3-6.

Schedule Dec 7/8
7:50-8:35           pre-meet
8:35-9:25           class lab   Karina Martinez
9:25-9:40           debrief
Connie Leon
Karina Martinez
Christy Shultz TK/K
Second Grade
10:00-10:40       pre-meet
10:40-11:25       class lab        Rebecca Carson 2/3
11:25-11:40       debrief
Jeanne Sherwood/Adams
Maria Hopkins
Rebecca Carson
Monica Hueso- Melgar Primary Grade SDC
First Grade
12:15-1:00         pre-meet
1:00-1:45           class lab      Sharon Aguilera
1:45-2:00           debrief
Sharon Aguilera
Dene Sanchez/Laura Acosta (job share)
Georgina Lobato

Impact Staffing Change:

Following winter vacation, Jan 8th, Mayra Gomez and Jennifer Hurtado will trade positions. Jennifer will teach our STEM elective rotation and Mayra will support ELD and LLI. Please support them in their new roles and let me know if you have any questions.

Math TOSA’s visit PLC Week of Dec 11-15:
They will be facilitating a conversation around math instruction for all grade levels for the purpose of addressing grade level/school wide needs in math as well as being able to tailor professional support in math for Emory.   
Fountas and Pinnell Data entered Feb 2:
Our next Fountas and Pinnell data must be entered by Friday, Feb 2nd. This may seem like a long way away, but it is actually only 28 school days (and two paydays) away. You may wish to get started before break, you will definitely want to get started as soon as we return from winter break.
Eagle Pride Reward T-shirt:
Thank you for your hard work developing criteria for your team’s reward t-shirt. You should have already shared 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. Here is a letter which you may wish to share as well. Emory Eagles School letter 
Emory Holiday Party:
We hope you can join us at the 2017 Emory Holiday Party! Thanks to the Perkins for hosting us again.  Details to follow. Potluck at 6:00 p.m. on Dec 15 at the Perkins’ home in Point Loma.
Emory PTA Newsletter:

From email from Emory parent Sonya Vargas….

The newsletter will include an article/statement from the principal.  It will also include an article from the PTA.  We want to give you the option to submit your own article about your class.  This is not mandatory!  We understand that you are so very busy with all that you do at Emory, and wish not to add on to your work.  But we also want you to know, that we understand you have a voice!  Therefore, if you are interested, and would like to write a small article about your class, there is a section for you.  It might just be an article stating how proud you are of certain students for a perfect attendance, so far this year.  Or what the importance of reading and leveling up is for the students future.  Or how the students have learned about the Monarch Butterflies.  The article can be whatever you wish, if you decide to write one.  This newsletter is for the parents.  We want to keep them up-to-date as much as possible with the in’s and out’s of our Emory Family!  The newsletter isn’t just to keep parent’s informed, but to inspire as well!  Together we can show just how wonderful the Emory Family truly is! If you have question’s or wish to submit an article, please feel free to email Ms. Grondek or myself.

*Deadline to submit would be the 13th of December.

 Read aloud templates:

Below is a link to read aloud templates for the ELD libraries that were ordered last year for the Systematic ELD Units.  Lisa Celaya read all the books for 3rd – 6th grade in Intermediate and Early Advanced/Advanced and wrote read aloud templates for most of the books. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GzH_NAEV9nUDwPNiwOkCrgAuR9BAvqFL

Quote of the Week:

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