Weekly Update: November 5, 2018

Thank you so much for your efforts to host a Fall Carnival for our school community. It has been a very busy few weeks. I hope that you enjoy a relaxing weekend!!

Staff Meeting:

We DO meet as a staff. We will spend time looking preparing for our Emory Academy of Global Leadership and Empowerment Kickoff Assembly and planning school transition activities. The meeting will begin at 1:40 and end at 3:10. Unless you have duty, please plan to be in room 23 at 1:40.

School Mission:

We have a school mission statement! See below.

Our mission is to empower students to be civic and service-minded individuals by developing their leadership skills and inspiring them to serve others. Our students make the world a better place.
At Emory, we grow great leaders who dream more, learn more, achieve more,
Emory Academy of Global Leadership and Empowerment
Emory School Board Presentation:
Thank you for showing the Superintendent and Trustees how amazing Emory is! I hope you will be able to join me Thursday, November 8th at 6:00 (Burress Auditorium) when I present to the Board about our school.
Imagine Learning:
Before and after school Imagine Learning will begin Nov 5th. Thanks to Laura for coordinating our efforts. I also wish to thank Leslie, Laura and Dene who will be facilitating the sessions in their classrooms. You should continue to use Imagine Learning in your classrooms during the school day.
New Impact Teacher:
Please be sure to welcome our new Impact Teacher, Michael Martinez. He will be supporting ELD time with the hope of minimizing the size of the English only groups.

Teachers College Visit Nov 7-9 (Grades 3-6):

Please see the schedule for our visit from Christine Ikin, our TC staff developer. Below the table, please note that many of you have changes to your planning time that week. The times listed below will be in room 6 and in place of your regularly scheduled planning timeAlso, you will need to do self-contained ELD on Thursday and Friday.
Teachers College Visit November 7, 8, 9
Angelica, Don, Erin, Dave, Patty, Shelly
Meet in Room 23
Erika, Tracy, Holli, K.C.
Meet in Room 23
RoseAnn, Aranzazu, Leslie
Meet in Room 23
Planning Time Changes (new time)
Patty                   Monday (11/5)               9:10-10:10
              Erin/Dave           Monday  (11/5)              1:25-2:25
              Aranzazu            Wednesday (11/7)          8:10-9:10
              Holli                    Friday (11/9)                   12:45-1:45
              Angelica             Thursday (11/8)              11:00-12:00
              Don                     Thursday (11/8)              1:25-2:25
              K.C.                     Wednesday (11/8)          8:10-9:10

Report Cards in Cum Files:

Thank you for your hard work completing your report cards. Please remember to file a copy in each child’s cum folder. Thank you to those of you who have already completed this.

Number Talks Resources:

The Math TOSAs created a website with resources for Number Talks. It has power point slides created for the various number talks for each grade level span and includes the title of the strategies for each of the mathematical topics that are in the actual book.
Make sure you click on your grade level, which is found at the top of the page in a light gray color.

District Champions:

There are many amazing students, families and staff who support us each and every day. Use this link to submit nominations for your colleagues, staff, students, parents, volunteers, and community partners.

Teachers College Wisdom:

Cindy Wagner attended the Teachers College Leadership Conference. She shared a few notes from Lucy Caulkins which I have listed below.

Test Prep Findings From TCRWP
·        SBAC to Reading Level Correlation is 85%
·        Number one way to increase test scores is to have students reading at grade level!
·        Test PREP is very different that test PRACTICE
·        Focus on maximizing the volume of reading and writing for students all year long
·        The curriculum and having kids spend lots of time reading and writing and getting to grade level.
·        Find ways to make test prep fun and joyful.  This will add confidence on the day of the test. When we think about test prep from a stressful vantage point, we pass that along on testing day.
·        Test prep unit starts four to five weeks before test.  No sooner!
·        The skills and strategies needed on the test ARE taught in the UOS.  


Upcoming Dates:

  • Christine Ikin TC gr 3-6-Nov 7,8,9
  • Emory Presentation at SBUSD Board Mtg-Nov 8
  • Soaring to Success-Respect-Nov 13 (Tuesday)
  • Emory E.A.G.L.E Kick Off Assembly Nov 15

Quote of the Week:

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