Weekly Update: September 17, 2018

Staff PD:

We DO NOT meet as a staff this week.

E.A.G.L.E Pledge Challenge:

As we transition to the Emory Academy of Global Leadership and Empowerment, we are asking our students to write a pledge. Please share THIS DOCUMENT with your students. You may take class time to ask your students to work on this or you may present it to them to work at home. Please collect submitted pledges and give them to me no later than Sept 21. Our Student Council members will be working to develop a DRAFT. Please let me know if you have any questions.

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Report Card Window Open:

Here are a few reminders:

·       Assessment and Report Card document which is designed to answer all of your questions

·         Remember all report cards this year will use 8.5 x 11 paper and are 2 sided with grades on BOTH sides.

·         Here is a video about ELD Grades. The previously mentioned Assessment and Report Card document has a lot of the same information. UPDATEAs we have not received any guidance yet from CDE, we will be keeping the process the same until further notice.  
·         TIP: Use a text editor (like Word or Google docs) to type your comments, then copy and paste into Illuminate.
·         Remember to SAVE often!
·         If you’re new to Illuminate and report cards check out more informative videos about entering grades – Learning and Innovation website, click on the Assessment tab, then Illuminate Resources.
·         Chrome, Chrome, Chrome
·         You will have 750 characters (including spaces) to write your comments. It may look like you have more space but you’ll only have 750 characters.
·         If you are using the Standards-based Gradebook, this document will help you connect the grades to the report card.
·         Attendance and other heading data will be populated by 5pm on Friday, October 12th.
Grass Field Partial Closure:
We learned late on Thursday that the District had extra sod and plans to partially sod our lower grass field. This means that we must close a portion of the grass field for the next 6-8 weeks. The closed area will be fenced off. Please keep students off the closed portion of the field for as long as the fence remains up. 
Math Labsite:
Emory Math Labsite Schedule October 9 & 11
# of Subs Needed
Classroom lab
Room #
Standard to teach
Leon, Martinez, Shultz
Laura Acosta/Dene Sanchez
Perkins, Pehrson, Kinnamon
K.C. Kinnamon
Leslie Ochoa
  • Meet in room 23
  • Need to make-up planning time for Martinez, Carson, Hueso, Perkins

Field Trip Calendar:

By November 2nd, please enter, to the best of your ability, all your field trips for the 2018-19 school year. If you are unsure about the date, please enter a placeholder and update the calendar as appropriate. Use the calendar linked here Field Trip Calendar

After Nov 2, I will share the calendar with the District Office team. Linked here  Field Trip BP/AR is the SBUSD Board Policy and Administrative Regulations governing our field trips. Thank you to those of you who have already begun entering trips!

October 12th Fountas and Pinnell Calibration Release:

*Visit room 24 with team and TOSA Elma

*Identify students who might be comfortable with a “fishbowl” Fountas and Pinnell Assessment

*Elma model assessment/teachers score


* If time, repeat


9:10-10:10 Shelly, Dave, Erin, Patty 

10:25-11:25 Laura, Georgina, Maria, Melinda, Jeanne

12:15-1:15 Connie, Karina, Christy, Rebecca, Monica

1:25-2:25 Angelica, Don

Teacher 1 Hour Prep/Planning Schedule:

Please deliver and pick up your students to classroom 6 and pick them up there at the end of your planning time. Please be mindful of the noise your students make during the transition. Carrie Wahamaki is in room 6 and teaching STEM and/or Visual and Performing Arts. Please let me know if you have any feedback about the process. 

  • These are ENRICHMENT classes–no grades on report card
  • VAPA and STEM teachers are NOT teaching classroom science.  Science remains a core content area to be taught by classroom teachers.  Instead, STEM teachers are teaching design, engineering, robotics, coding, etc.

Click here to view the schedule

TC Test Prep Unit/Smarter Balance Interim Assessments Grades 3-6:

I feel like we always get to March and think, I wish I began using the Smarter Balance Interim Assessments (or this past year) the TC Test Prep Unit much earlier in the year. Here is your reminder to think about how you might use these resources/ provide access to our students more strategically earlier this school year. Let me know if you have any questions/need support accessing these tools.


You should have received a welcome email from Dreambox. Dreambox is live and ready for your students to login to. Ideally, students access Dreambox for 60 minutes or 5 lessons per week. There is a login link on the School Links page. The District is not immediately providing professional development. There are written and video links available after you login which may help get you started. (across the top my flexpd and resources). You may check in with me, your colleagues or complete a Teacher TOSA request for additional support. Our Math Labsite is scheduled for the week after fall break (Grades TK-5 only), we may learn more then. The District plans PD in the future to support reports/more sophisticated implementation questions.

Donation Request Reminder:

All requests for donations (through DonorsChoose, GoFundMe, Ed Foundation Mini-grants, UCSD Day of Service, etc.) must be approved by the Principal prior to submission.  Request language must be reviewed for appropriateness, funding options, and to identify any possible long-term impacts (e.g., adding a campus garden requires ongoing landscaping, maintenance, and irrigation).
Upcoming Dates:

Sept 17 Blue Slips at Lunch

Sept 18  Shared Leadership/Emory Staff UN

October 9 and 11 Math Labsite Grades TK-5

October 10th  Staff PD

October 12th Cindy Wagner/Principals at Emory and will visit classrooms

October 31    Costume Parade

November 1  SBUSD Board of Trustees Visit Emory

Special greetings to Adrianna, Mileidee, Angela and other Emory family members who still read the blog 🙂

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