Weekly Update: June 3, 2019

Congratulations on completing another school year at the fabulous Emory Academy of Global Leadership and Empowerment! Thank you for your hard work and dedication. Enjoy a fun and refreshing summer!

Cleaning out our classrooms for the end of year/new furniture delivery:

Please refer to your email for a timeline for the end of year and delivery of our new furniture.

Classroom Check Out list


Summer Learning Academy:

Wednesday and Thursday, June 5th and 6th

Ed Center

8:00AM to 12:30PM (no afternoon sessions)




Depending on the sessions you choose, you may need electronic access to Math Framework, TCRWP Progressions, ST Math, DreamBox, Google Tools. You might also consider bringing your 1st reading unit.


* Computer with power cord

* Water bottle

* Snack


A Cognitively Guided Instruction Mathematics Institute will be held from June 24-27, 2019 for thirty K-2 and thirty 3-5 teachers in SBUSD.  This is an opportunity to learn and practice the principles of CGI.  Certificated staff will have an opportunity to participate in an intensive professional learning institute based on problem solving.  This institute will be based in the understanding and application of Cognitively Guided Instruction.  Cognitively Guided Instruction is a research-based model of children’s thinking that teachers use to interpret, transform and reframe their knowledge about a child’s mathematical thinking”. (T. Carpenter, 1996). Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI), a knowledge base designed to help teachers understand children’s thinking and use this knowledge to make instructional decisions. Results of the studies show that teachers’ knowledge and beliefs about students’ thinking are related to students’ achievement.  Teachers will participate in four days of professional learning with two follow-up days throughout the school year. Please complete this form no later than June 4th to be considered for participation.


Creator’s Lab:

For the last two days of school, the Creator’s Lab is offering the opportunity for teachers to have 45 minutes of prep time. Carrie will be at Emory for the first half of these two days, which means that I will only be able to offer these 45 minutes to an entire grade level at a time. If you are unable to come at these times, I unfortunately will not be able to reschedule. Please know that this is completely optional. Your students are not required to come, and there won’t be enough time or space for anyone to “miss out” on a project. Please bring your students to room 6 at the scheduled time if you would like. Unfortunately, the auditorium and playground are unavailable, so it will be tight. You can find the schedule below.

DAY 8:15-9:00 9:15 – 10:00 10:15-11:00



4th Grade


3rd Grade





2nd Grade 5th Grade 1st Grade

Prep Week:

You officially return to work on Tuesday, July 16th. We will begin the day with an optional continental breakfast (7:30-8:30 lounge). The day is yours to get prepared for the new school year.

We will all meet on Wednesday, July 17th at 8:00 in room 23 for a full day of Professional Learning.  

On Thursday, July 18th, we will meet for a hosted lunch time celebration (time tbd). The remainder of the day will free for you to get your new furniture situated.

You will have Friday, July 19th free to finalize planning for the new school year.

Shared Leadership/Emory Staff United Nations:

All are welcome to join us at our summer Shared Leadership on Monday, July 15 from 8:30-12:30 Attendees will be compensated four hours out of contract time.

CAASPP Updates and Survey:

Survey– Now that we are winding down from our testing season, please take a minute to complete Jennifer Oliveira’s post-test survey. She would LOVE to hear from students as well. Please share the link with them so that they may give feedback about their experience this year. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSebqn5DHpwxclpez9UPe_ldjp6cMb1ayYEC7j-Q0Adfezzd8Q/viewform

Electronic Score Reports– This year families will receive a paper copy of the score report and can also view scores and score reports through the Illuminate Student Portal. You might remember when we did our own district benchmarks in Illuminate, families will be able to access scores the same way. Families will receive these directions to help with accessing. It would be helpful to review these with students before they leave for the summer. You can also use this video to help. (English / Spanish

Quote of the Week:

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