Weekly Update: April 2, 2018

Welcome back! I hope that you enjoyed your spring vacation!

Staff Meeting:

We DO meet as a staff this Wednesday at 1:45 in room 23.

Health and Safety Fair:

Thanks to Ms. Cindy, our Health and Safety Fair is scheduled for this Friday, April 6th from 8:15 to 11:15 on the blacktop and dirt field. Thanks to Erika and Holli for, again, coordinating ur flashmob and to all of you for practicing the dance moves during p.e. time with our students. Additional details will be shared at our staff meeting on Wednesday.

Dr. McNamara Visit:

Dr. McNamara will visit Emory on Thursday, April 5th from 9:00-11:00.

Jump Rope For Heart:

Thanks to Karina for coordinating our Jump Rope for Heart campaign! On Tuesday, April 3 we will jump. Please have your students bring their chairs to the blacktop for the event. In advance of the event, you will need to number your students from 1-5. Remind your students to wear sunblock and comfortable shoes and to bring the envelopes with donation $ by Monday, April 2 or 3rd. Teachers please send the envelope to K-1 or place in Karina’s mailbox. Tell your students they will get Jax/ clasp if they donate $5.

 

PLNU:

Thanks to K.C., Erika Pehrson, Angelica Goulding, Melinda Seubert, Shelly Molina, Erin Major, Dave Benson, Patty Valdivia, and Don Brizendine. 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.

Teacher Meeting            April 5   2:30-3:00

First Lesson                     April 19 1:30-2:25

Second Lesson                April 26    1:30-2:25

Learner Profiles:

During vacation, I placed a copy of the new district “Learner Profile” poster in your mailbox. Please post this in a visible place in your classroom. The Learner Profile was created through a collaboration of certificated teachers, management, and classified staff and the University of San Diego (USD). Future Ready Team members included:
Carlos Jimenez, Technology
Susy Chavez, Academic Coach, Bayside
Gina Maestre-Chavez, Teacher, Sunnyslope
Angela Muniz, Teacher, Emory
Melinda Rose, Teacher, Nicoloff
Edythe Solis, Teacher, Berry
Angelica Goulding, Teacher, Emory
Becky Jarrett, Teacher, IB Charter
Clinton Anderson, Assistant Principal, Mendoza
Ken Quisenberry, Director, Technology
Katie McNamara, Superintendent
Jennifer Oliveira, Coordinator, Learning and Innovation

Budget Update:

We will receive an additional $23,240 into our school Title I budget for the 2017-18 school year (our current year). We will be allowed to carryover 15% of our full allocation which is $11,050. This leaves $12,190 to spend by April 14th, 2018. This money is allocated for services and materials above and beyond the regular school program. I invite you to attend our next Site Shared Decision Making meeting or speak to a School Site Council Representative about things to purchase with the additional funds

Shared Decision Making                           Tuesday, April 3rd

School Site Council                                    Thursday, April 5th
ELPAC Testing:

 

The ELPAC testers will return April 2-4 to continue administering the 1:1 assessments to students in grades 3-6. They return in May to administer the ELPAC to students in grades TK-2.

Teachers College Visit:

As a reminder Christine Ikin returns to Emory to support the teachers of grades 3-6 on Thursday/Friday April 12th and 13th. See the schedule below.

 

Thursday/Friday

3rd                                8:00-9:45

4th                                10:05-12:00

5/6                               1:05-2:40

Supervision:

All before and after school supervision duties happen even if it is raining. Morning- report to cafeteria.

Teachers College Test Prep Unit Grades 3-6:

How to access the Test Prep Units in the Treasure Chest

Login to www.readingandwritingproject.org/member/treasure-chest .  Go to “Member Dashboard”

 

  • Suggested timeline- 2-3 weeks
  • Where to fit it in:
    • Option A: Finish the current unit then start the next
    • Option B: Start current unit, after Bend I or II, start test prep, then return to current unit (not ideal)
  • Stick to Workshop structure using the teaching points provided.
  • Teaching points used should be targeted at what your students need
  • Use accessible texts for kids to teach the THINKING STRATEGIES needed to attack the testing
  • Test prep unit is in place of Reading and Writing Workshop for those 2-3 weeks you’re doing test prep.

A week could go like this:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Reading Workshop:Shared Experience(will be like Shared Reading, longer than a mini-lesson and more whole group than normal) Mini-lessonPartner work around a new passage

 

Mid-WS Teach: something you’re noticing students could get a reminder about

 

Small groups on test structure and language and conferring

Mini-lessonIndependent work around same passage

 

Mid-WS Teach: something you’re noticing students could get a reminder about

 

Small groups on test structure and language and conferring

Mini-lessonMid-WS Teach: something you’re noticing students could get a reminder about

 

Small groups on test structure and language and conferring

Marathon Readingonline 60-70 minutes

 

Small groups on test structure and language

Writing Workshop: Mini-lessonMWT

Share

Small groups on test structure and language, and conferring

 

Use the checklists to support goals

Writing Workshop: Mini-lessonMWT

Share

Small groups on test structure and language, and conferring

 

Use the checklists to support goals

Writing Workshop: Mini-lessonMWT

Share

Small groups on test structure and language, and conferring

 

Use the checklists to support goals

Writing Workshop: Mini-lessonMWT

Share

Small groups on test structure and language, and conferring

 

Use the checklists to support goals

Writing Workshop: Mini-lessonMWT

Share

Small groups on test structure and language, and conferring

 

Use the checklists to support goals

Practice Test

Release Items

Online practice texts

My adaptation summary

 

Innovation Expo- April 25:

The District Innovation Expo is April 25th from 4:30 – 7:00.

Student Speaker application process.  If you have anyone interested in applying, they will need to submit an application which includes a one-minute video.  Student speaker video submissions are due April 6th  The topic is:

         Tell the story of a moment when you realized: *

         You inspired yourself; OR

         You inspired someone else

Click here to access the student speaker application.


Here is the RSVP for any Student/family that is attending.  Dinner will be offered so they need to know who will be attending!  I’m guessing we would need to do this for student speakers as well but we need to see if student speakers get selected.

If Then Unit Planning for grades 1 and 6:

Join your Literacy TOSAs and plan your upcoming If… Then.. unit!

Thursday, April 5th from 3:30-5:30

Ed Center, Conf. Rms 1, 2, and 3

Click here to SIGN UP

Out of contract pay provided.  Bring your computer, If…Then… unit book and a collaborative spirit!

 Physical Fitness Testing:

Grade 5

This year you will be collecting all PE Data in Illuminate. Here are the directions for entering your data, along with a way to download a data collection chart. Please have ALL data entered by Friday, May 18th.

Here are some training modules and videos.

Here’s a link to the cadence files.

Here’s a link to the manual.

Education Foundation Grants:

Need $MONEY$ for a special project? The SBUSD Education Foundation has grant  money available for the 2018-2019 school year.  Applications are available at sbusdef.org beginning April 2, 2018, with submissions due on or before April 27, 2018.   These grants are for up to $500.00 for each person listed on the application. Certificated and classified employees of SBUSD are encouraged to apply.  Grant applications will receive a blind read by a committee of community members, and an announcement of recipients will be made on May 15, 2018. Contact Karen Tomlinson at sbusdef@yahoo.com with any questions.

LCAP Parent Survey:

Parents:

Thank you very much for sharing the LCAP family survey link with our families. As appropriate, please continue to do so through Friday, April 6th. 

Emory families, please use the link below to provide feedback about your child’s educational experience. English and Spanish Parent Survey   https://goo.gl/forms/x6rwkQ0dmIOWQ9d32

 Quote of the Week:

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