Weekly Update: April 22, 2019

Chromebook/Computer Lab Use During Testing- ALL Grades:

During CAASPP testing, I must ask you to refrain from using all technology- ST Math, Dreambox etc. during testing days/times.

Tuesday- Friday        8:15-12:00

Student Model United Nations:

We have a wonderful new opportunity for our students.  In support of our new E.A.G.L.E Academy mission statement, we are working towards establishing an Emory Model United Nations.  This group of students will work to uphold the goals of the UN in our community.  These goals are:

  • to keep peace in our school and community
  • to help students get along
  • To improve living conditions for people in our community
  • and to make the world a better place.


There will be only two meetings this year, but we are trying to get it started now, so that it will be up and running next school year.  We are asking that teachers select 1- 2 students by class vote, teacher choice or volunteer.  If you are really feeling inspired, you can have students write a short essay and select from there.  Each student will represent a country in our Model UN and will borrow an “official” vest, flag and country’s plaque.  They will learn about parliamentary procedures, global leadership attributes and approve several UN proposals for our school and community.  Our first meeting will be held on Monday April 29, 2019. The meeting will last approximately 2 hours, so students will be out of the classroom for an extended period of time. Below are several links to introduce the idea of the United Nations. 

Who: Our students

What: Emory Model United Nations

When: Monday, April 29th 8:15-10:15 (approximate)

Where: Cafeteria

Why: Support our Mission of developing leadership and empowering students

It is a wonderful learning opportunity for all students K-8.  We hope you are as excited about the Emory Model United Nations, as we are.  We look forward to meeting your representatives.



Staff PD:

We DO NOT meet as a staff this week. This week is a teacher directed PLC. You may wish to plan for your upcoming Reading and Writing Units small group work, discuss Second Step Implementation, strategize how to teach without our chromebooks (no use 8:15-12:00 Tuesday through Friday) plan for self contained ELD or anything else of value to your team.

LCAP Family/Community Surveys-all grades:

Thank you for your efforts to have our families complete the survey! Please continue to share the survey link (below) with our families via dojo, classroom, seesaw etc. Thank you!!

Parent survey direct link is: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfgO_K4vSkZ2IC3UpHOtWW8uaCdKO_Hr6tW5UPbB-4AOjil-Q/viewform?usp=sf_link

Smarter Balanced/CAASPP Test Schedule 4/22-5/17:

A few reminders…

ELD will be self contained from April 22-May 17.

Primary grade–When going out to recess and returning from recess, please use the first grade hallway.

Linked Here

CAASPP Testing Schedule for 2019

Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays
Make-ups 3rd (8:15 AM- 9:50 AM )5th (10:25- 12:00 PM) 4th (8:15 AM- 9:50)6th (10:25- 12: PM)
Math CAT April 22 April 23 April 24 April 25 April 26
Math PT April 29 April 30 May 1 May 2 May 3
ELA CAT May 6 May 7 May 8 May 9 May 10
ELA PT May 13 May 14 May 15 May 16 May 17PE Data due
May 20-24Additional Testing time if needed May 20Science May 21 May 22Science May 23 May 24
Best Practices for Reading Intervention for Upper Grade:
Best Practices for Reading Intervention for Upper Grade Teachers, Tuesday, April 23rd.
We will focus on readers workshop, taking teachers through the process of planning and scheduling small group instruction that supports the needs of students reading below grade level. This session will center around striving readers levels J and above, and will include strategy groups, level introductions, and small group interactive reading to support comprehension.
TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2019 FROM 3:30-5:00pm
Out-Of-Contract Pay Provided
SIGN UP HERE  (If you have already signed up in the past, and indicated your intention to attend this final session, you do not need to sign-up again.)
If you have any questions, please let your Literacy TOSA know.  Thank you.


Number Talks Books:

We now have 10 more copies of NUMBERS TALKS. If you would like to check one out, please see Teresa in the library.

New Nurse:
From our new nurse… stop by the health office and welcome her to our school
My name is Megan & I am now your nurse at Emory! I will be available in office on Thursdays & Fridays and our Health Clerk, Marianna, will be in office Monday, Tuesday, and most Wednesdays.
I look forward to getting to know Emory and working with you all. Please let me know if you have any questions & feel free to swing by and say hi! 
Megan Martinez, RN, BSN
Credentialed School Nurse
Email: mestill@sbusd.org


Transportation Safety Plan:

The document linked below contains the Transportation Safety Plan. You may wish to read the document to learn more. An important details for those of you who ride school buses on field trips….After exiting the bus (at your destination/return to school) teachers must walk the bus to look for students just like bus driver does. This is mandated by edcode to ensure that students are not left in the bus. 

Quote of the Week:
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