Weekly Update: May 20, 2019

Staff Professional Development:

We DO meet as a staff in room 23 from 1:40-3:10.

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

Please refer to your email (hard copy placed in your mail boxes) for a timeline for the end of year and delivery of our new furniture.

Classroom Check Out list

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sqgefPZ26vjeu8kxIwDEAtuf3fN9fv2g8AlkxySCxf8/edit

Fountas and Pinnell Data Entered- May 24:

Fountas and Pinnell data must be entered by May 24th. I know many of you are almost done assessing your students. I am excited to see the growth our students have made this year!

Summer Learning Academy:

SAVE THE DATE!

Summer Learning Academy

June 5th and 6th

Sessions presented by teacher leaders to include supporting all students, Math Units of Study, K-2 Phonics, and MORE!

Sign-ups will be available soon!

Report Cards:

from Jennifer Oliveira

The report card window is open for business as of MONDAY, MAY 13. Here are a few reminders:

  • Here is my extensive Assessment and Report Card documentwhich is designed to answer all of your questions. This document is updated often.
  • Remember all report cards this year will use 8.5 x 11 paper and are 2 sided with grades on BOTH sides.
  • TIP: Use a text editor (like Word or Google docs) to type your comments, then copy and paste into Illuminate.
  • Remember to SAVEoften!
  • 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 Wednesday, May 31st.
  • Reading Assessment Data– Please CLEAR your filters then search “fountas” or “DRA”. Use the 2018-19 3rd Administration.
  • Reading Assessment Data should NOT go on the report card as in: “Jennifer has improved her reading level from level 12 to level 16.” You can include behaviors students ARE exhibiting, and are not yet exhibiting, to support family understanding about reading process and development, as in: “When Jennifer is reading, she uses sounds and meaning to help her read fluently.” OR “When Jennifer is reading, she uses sounds, pictures, and meaning to help her read fluently.” Page 11 of the Assessment Document talks a little bit more about this rationale.
  • NEW! 6th Grade Teachers– Sweetwater has requested any reading assessment information we can provide. Plan on placing in the CUM folder the most recent DRA or F/P running record assessment, the summary page (including texts and scores), and any other information you think necessary.

If you anticipate having any trouble meeting the June 4th report card closing date, please schedule time with your principal to input report card scores after that date. 

ILT:

Thank you to Karina, Laura, Monica, RoseAnn, Holli, Angelica, and Dave for representing us at ILT.

By July 1, the first two revised math units of study will be available.

From Angelica…..

I’m currently attending ILT and have been inspired by some great information that has reminded me again of “why I teach”  and how we as a school can  work together to bring out the best in our students. It’s a collaboration of teachers, administration, and community (home). I hope you find a few minutes to browse through this information and especially watch the video that will hopefully fill your heart with joy. Enjoy.

(FYI- have a box of tissues close by)

I Believe in You: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxfAvkkUHfA

 

Students in high-performing urban schools believed their teachers cared, in part because students perceived that their teachers taught challenging academic content, insisted upon good behavior, and demanded high-quality work. ”

Dr. Joe Johnson, National Center for Urban School Transformation, NCUST

What is Collective Efficacy

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1aaP3ZhWD4qKGdVLGxJGYEQrBR2BArlbXH4KpWDzSKyI/edit#slide=id.g592b9536da_0_40

 

Below are some inspiring reads:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1aaP3ZhWD4qKGdVLGxJGYEQrBR2BArlbXH4KpWDzSKyI/edit#slide=id.g59caca5636_0_16

Multicultural Fair:

We will have our Multi-cultural Fair on Wednesday, May 29th from approximately 8:15-11:00(more details to come). We are currently organizing the day’s activities, however, it will be similar to our Health and Safety Fair.

Focus on Reading Instruction:

Recently, 3-8 grade teachers participated in a three part series of after-school Professional Development facilitated by our Literacy TOSA’s.  The series focused on reading instruction – specifically, how to meet the needs of our diverse readers in responsive small group instruction.  A variety of small group structures were presented, including:

  • Interactive Read Aloud (highly scaffolded to build comprehension).
  • Shared Reading (supports students with the reading process, word study, fluency, and comprehension).
  • Guided Reading (supporting students to move to the next reading level).
  • Strategy Groups (strengthen the work of the unit and support the needs of students).

For continued support with providing small group instruction to meet the needs of all students, contact your Literacy TOSA.

Quote of the Week:

Image result for quotes hang in there

 

 

Weekly Update: May 13, 2019

Wow! I am so impressed with the classroom clean outs that have been happening. Thank you for your hard work. I am getting excited about the new furniture (and opportunities) that are coming our way!

Staff PD:

We will meet in room 23 from 1:40-2:40 for a Principal PLC.

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

Please refer to your email (hard copy placed in your mail boxes) for a timeline for the end of year and delivery of our new furniture. I will visit your classroom this week to discuss items which will stay. Also, we will select your furniture height.

Classroom Check Out list

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sqgefPZ26vjeu8kxIwDEAtuf3fN9fv2g8AlkxySCxf8/edit

Student Model United Nations Update:

Thank you to Shelly for coordinating this week’s meeting! Your Model UN representatives passed a school-wide initiative to help fund water projects around the world.  This organization donates 100% of the proceeds to bring clean water to areas in our world that lack this basic need. I know we are extremely busy, but if time permits, please take a few minutes in the afternoon to show the video for this organization to jump start our coin drive.  The organization is Charitywater.org  If you scroll down a bit from the home page, you will find the video.    Please set a goal of filling it by May 17th, 2019.  Thank you for your support 🙂

https://www.charitywater.org/

CAASPP Testing:

CAASPP testing continues….

Thank you teachers in grades 3-6 for your thoughtful work in ensuring that our students are ready for the state assessments. Thanks to all for keeping students quiet in the hallways and teaching without using our chromebooks/the lab. Big thanks to Erin for coordinating our efforts.

As a reminder, you may not have our students use technology between 8:15-12:00 Tuesday-Friday.

Fountas and Pinnell Data Entered- May 24:

Fountas and Pinnell data must be entered by May 24th. I know many of you are almost done assessing your students. I am excited to see our results.

Soaring to Success Assembly Times- May 17th:

Please note the adjusted schedule to accommodate CAASPP testing.

8:10     2nd

8:40     5th

9:00      3rd

9:20      6th

9:50      1st

10:15   4th

Report Cards:

from Jennifer Oliveira

This email is to let you know that the report card window is open for business on MONDAY, MAY 13. Here are a few reminders:

  • Here is my extensive Assessment and Report Card documentwhich is designed to answer all of your questions. This document is updated often.
  • Remember all report cards this year will use 8.5 x 11 paper and are 2 sided with grades on BOTH sides.
  • TIP: Use a text editor (like Word or Google docs) to type your comments, then copy and paste into Illuminate.
  • Remember to SAVEoften!
  • 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 Wednesday, May 31st.
  • Reading Assessment Data– Please CLEAR your filters then search “fountas” or “DRA”. Use the 2018-19 3rd Administration.
  • Reading Assessment Data should NOT go on the report card as in: “Jennifer has improved her reading level from level 12 to level 16.” You can include behaviors students ARE exhibiting, and are not yet exhibiting, to support family understanding about reading process and development, as in: “When Jennifer is reading, she uses sounds and meaning to help her read fluently.” OR “When Jennifer is reading, she uses sounds, pictures, and meaning to help her read fluently.” Page 11 of the Assessment Document talks a little bit more about this rationale.
  • NEW! 6th Grade Teachers– Sweetwater has requested any reading assessment information we can provide. Plan on placing in the CUM folder the most recent DRA or F/P running record assessment, the summary page (including texts and scores), and any other information you think necessary.

If you anticipate having any trouble meeting the June 4th report card closing date, please schedule time with your principal to input report card scores after that date. 

Classroom Mission Statement:

By May 20th, please work with your class to develop a class mission statement.  Please see your email for mentor missions.

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.

Multicultural Fair:

We will have our Multi-cultural Fair on Wednesday, May 29th from approximately 8:15-11:00(more details to come). We are currently organizing the day’s activities, however, it will be similar to our Health and Safety Fair.

Quote of the Week:

Image result for quotes about joy

 

 

 

Weekly Update: May 6, 2019

Staff Professional Development:

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, discuss/plan for small group work, discuss Second Step Implementation, plan for self contained ELD or anything else of value to your team.

CAASPP Testing:

Thank you teachers in grades 3-6 for your thoughtful work in ensuring that our students are ready for the state assessments. Thanks to all for keeping students quiet in the hallways and teaching without using our chromebooks/the lab. Big thanks to Erin for coordinating our efforts.

I pasted the testing schedule below, however, please see the hyperlink to access an easily read copy of the, slightly adjusted, schedule for next week.  

ELA CAT May 6
make-ups
May 7
8:15:

3rd, Perkins
10:30:

5th

May 8
8:15:

3rd, Perkins
10:30:

5th, Perhson (Ka Co w/ Lindsay or Monica)

May 9
8:15:

Kinnamon
10:30:

6th

May 10
8:15:

4th
10:30:

6th, Ka Co (w/Tracy)

 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yQUW5eGznU-P72QQCqwC5qi6M9LcFRaIeFLdDhvk-Wo/edit?usp=sharing

District Teacher Leadership Opportunities:

Please click on the links below to express and interest in participating by May 8th.  Most teams will meet on an ongoing basis approximately once a month after school.  We look forward to launching each of these teams in the coming weeks.  Out of contract pay will be provided for participation if the meeting is held after school or during breaks.

Continuing Teacher Leadership Teams:

  • Technology Practices Committee
  • Consultation Committee
  • Math Units of Study Revision Team
  • NGSS Leadership Team

NEW Teacher Leadership Teams:

  • Upper Grade Word Study Team:  Will meet for a series of four to six meetings to learn about and discuss the role of word study in the upper grades and identify most appropriate instructional materials. Team is open to 3rd-6th grade teachers and special education teachers serving students in those grade levels. We hope to begin this team in the next few weeks.
  • Restorative Practices and Behavior Support: Will meet across the 2019-2020 school year to study and discuss the role of Restorative Practices in building relationships with students, encouraging positive behavior, and creating community within classrooms and across a school.
  • Literacy Leadership: Will meet across the year to serve as a “think tank” related to balaced literacy practices, implementation of the Reading and Writing Workshop Instructional Framework and determine professional learning opportunities.

 Save the Date—Summer Learning Academy, June 5th and 6th—Details to Follow

Classroom Mission Statement:

By May 20th, please work with your class to develop a class mission statement.  Please see your email for mentor missions.

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.

Report Cards:

from Jennifer Oliveira

This email is to let you know that the report card window is open for business on MONDAY, MAY 13. Here are a few reminders:

  • Here is my extensive Assessment and Report Card documentwhich is designed to answer all of your questions. This document is updated often.
  • Remember all report cards this year will use 8.5 x 11 paper and are 2 sided with grades on BOTH sides.
  • TIP: Use a text editor (like Word or Google docs) to type your comments, then copy and paste into Illuminate.
  • Remember to SAVEoften!
  • 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 Wednesday, May 31st.
  • Reading Assessment Data– Please CLEAR your filters then search “fountas” or “DRA”. Use the 2018-19 3rd Administration.
  • Reading Assessment Data should NOT go on the report card as in: “Jennifer has improved her reading level from level 12 to level 16.” You can include behaviors students ARE exhibiting, and are not yet exhibiting, to support family understanding about reading process and development, as in: “When Jennifer is reading, she uses sounds and meaning to help her read fluently.” OR “When Jennifer is reading, she uses sounds, pictures, and meaning to help her read fluently.” Page 11 of the Assessment Documenttalks a little bit more about this rationale.
  • NEW! 6th Grade Teachers– Sweetwater has requested any reading assessment information we can provide. Plan on placing in the CUM folder the most recent DRA or F/P running record assessment, the summary page (including texts and scores), and any other information you think necessary.

If you anticipate having any trouble meeting the June 4th report card closing date, please schedule time with your principal to input report card scores after that date. 

Multicultural Fair:

We will have our Multi-cultural Fair on Wednesday, May 29th from approximately 8:15-11:00 (more details to come). We are currently organizing the day’s activities, however, it will be similar to our Health and Safety Fair.

If you would like for your class to create art, dance, demonstrate anything, please let me know by Wednesday, May 8th the following information:

Country

Activity

Display (may be visited without you/your students present examples- art work, display boards, etc)

Demonstration (you/your students would need to be there- dance, other student presentation, etc)

I know that it is a VERY busy time of the year and do not expect that you will present something, however, if you are interested, we would love for your class to participate.

Also, our TOSA’s will be supporting the event. By Tuesday, May 7th, if you have the time, please let me know if your students would like to learn about a particular country. I will share this information with our TOSA’s and they will design activities for our students.

Quote of the Week:

Image result for quotes martin luther king

Weekly Update: April 29, 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:

Who: Our students

What: Emory Model United Nations

When: Monday, April 29th 8:15

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.

https://kids.kiddle.co/United_Nations

https://secure.brainpop.com/socialstudies/worldhistory/unitednations/

Dr. McNamara Visit- Thursday, May 2:

Dr. McNamara plans to visit Emory this Thursday, May 2 from 8:45-9:30 a.m.

Below is our tentative classroom visit schedule.

Leon                   8:45

Martinez            8:47

Shultz                 8:50

Carson                8:52

Acosta                8:54

Wahamaki         8:56

Hopkins              8:58

Hueso                 9:00

Hernandez         9:02

Castellanos        9:04

Ochoa                 9:06

Sherwood           9:08

Seubert              9:10

Lobato                9:12

Brizendine          9:14

Molina                9:16

Major/Benson   9:18

Pehrson/Rolfe    9:20

Valdivia              9:22

Kinnamon          9:24

Perkins               9:26

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.

TCRWP Summer Institute:

Learning and Innovation is thrilled to announce the fourth annual TCRWP Summer Institute.  The institute will run for four days, June 10th-13th.  The sections offered this year are as follows:

K-2 Phonics (25 Advanced: Participants must have attended a reading or writing institute in the past)

K-2 Writing (25 Beginning: Open to NEW participants)

3-6 Writing (25 Beginning: Open to NEW participants)

3-6 Writing (25 Advanced: Participants must have attended a writing institute in the past)

Please submit your interest through this form.  If there are more participant requests, than spots we will hold a random lottery. Interest Forms are due by Friday, May 3rd.  Teachers will be paid out of contract pay for attendance.  Participants must commit to all four days.

Teacher Leadership Opportunities:

Please click on the links below to express and interest in participating by May 8th.  Most teams will meet on an ongoing basis approximately once a month after school.  We look forward to launching each of these teams in the coming weeks.  Out of contract pay will be provided for participation if the meeting is held after school or during breaks.

Continuing Teacher Leadership Teams:

  • Technology Practices Committee
  • Consultation Committee
  • Math Units of Study Revision Team
  • NGSS Leadership Team

NEW Teacher Leadership Teams:

  • Upper Grade Word Study Team:  Will meet for a series of four to six meetings to learn about and discuss the role of word study in the upper grades and identify most appropriate instructional materials. Team is open to 3rd-6th grade teachers and special education teachers serving students in those grade levels. We hope to begin this team in the next few weeks.
  • Restorative Practices and Behavior Support: Will meet across the 2019-2020 school year to study and discuss the role of Restorative Practices in building relationships with students, encouraging positive behavior, and creating community within classrooms and across a school.
  • Literacy Leadership: Will meet across the year to serve as a “think tank” related to balaced literacy practices, implementation of the Reading and Writing Workshop Instructional Framework and determine professional learning opportunities.

 Save the Date—Summer Learning Academy, June 5th and 6th—Details to Follow

Classroom Mission Statement:

By May 20th, please work with your class to develop a class mission statement. Our United Nations Representatives will discuss this work on Monday 4/29 at the MUN meeting. Please see your email for mentor missions.

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 20-24

Additional Testing time if needed

May 20

Science

May 21 May 22

Science

May 23 May 24

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.

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.

Child Nutrition Super Hero Day:

On Friday May 3rd, 2019 the Child Nutrition Site Staff will be celebrated as School Cafeteria Super Heroes in each of our school site cafeterias. South Bay has celebrated School Lunch Hero Day for the past three years with students and staff showing appreciation for our Child Nutrition Heroes in many creative ways with letters, cards, and posters or just verbally saying “Thank you for all you do”.   It would be great if students and staff can participate again to recognize their Cafeteria Staff on Super Hero day.

District Social Worker:

The Student Support and Accountability Department is excited to announce the addition of  Crystal Escamilla, Educational Social Worker, to the team! Crystal was employed with the Child Welfare Department where she most recently held the position of Protective Services Worker in a specialized mental health unit. She worked with CWD for 12 years after extensive work experiences in conjunction her educational career. Crystal’s vast experience and knowledge regarding supporting children and families is invaluable. She will be the department’s foster youth and homeless liaison, oversee attendance and the SARB process, identify needed resources and services, and work directly with other staff members to uncover underlying trauma that contributes to students’ daily school experiences.

Quote of the week:
Image result for kofi annan quotes

 

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.

https://kids.kiddle.co/United_Nations

https://secure.brainpop.com/socialstudies/worldhistory/unitednations/

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.
 
SESSION 3:
TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2019 FROM 3:30-5:00pm
EDUCATION CENTER, CONFERENCE ROOMS 1, 2, 3
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:
Image result for quotes joy

 

Weekly Update: April 15, 2019

Staff PD:

We DO NOT meet as a staff this week. This week is a principal directed PLC. Grades 3-6 (and Monica) should meet in room 23 from 1:40-2:40 for CAASPP training. Grades K-2 should meet with your grade level team. You may wish to plan for your upcoming Reading and Writing Units, discuss Second Step Implementation, de-brief the strategy group work that we did with Elma and Beth or anything else of value to your team.

LCAP Student Surveys- grades 3-6:

By April 17, please have students in grades 3-6 to complete the survey in class. Encourage students to be honest and answer the last question in a productive and responsible manner.  It should take about 20 minutes or so to complete.

The direct link is:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfzNYQgf3QQ2UTZoLFrpvqw_1kLiX4fibjUrvihf7qBIQqZvQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

LCAP Family/Community Surveys-all grades:

Please 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

Upper Grade Teachers College Visit April 15/16:

Teachers College Visit April 15, 16

5th/6th Angelica, Don, Erin, Dave, Patty, Shelly 8:00-9:50 Labsite-Shelly Molina Meet in Room 23
4th Erika, Tracy, Holli, K.C. 10:10-12:00 Labsite-Erika Pehrson Meet in Room 23
3rd RoseAnn, Aranzazu, Leslie 12:35-2:25 Labsite-Aranzazu Castellanos Meet in Room 23
Samsung Grant:

Last year, Shelly and Aranzazu were successfully awarded a Samsung grant which provided 6 t.v.’s for our school (Library, Office, Cafeteria etc) Linked below is the new application which is due April 22nd.  We anticipate this will be the last year they do this. Please let me know if you plan to apply and how I may help you with the application. Here is a link to the application:

https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/061260_c9e2193407d04eb78ddbc5fd54e51302.pdf

Chromebooks Stay Here- beginning April 15th:

Beginning, Monday, April 15 please have your students leave their Chromebooks in the classroom.  That will give you a week to make sure you have all the Chromebooks and chargers set up in the cart before testing starts. Students will be keeping their chromebooks at school during testing.

Test Prep Units:
The new test prep units are available in the Teachers College Treasure Chest. Jen Oliveira sent an email with the links. Teachers in grades 3-6 received a hard copy of the units this week.
Additional Resources from Angela’s email this week…
Smarter Balanced/CAASPP Test Schedule 4/22-5/17

Below you will find our 2019 CAASPP testing schedule. As you and our students will remember, we had many technical difficulties during last year’s administration. These issues were experienced across the district and, I believe, negatively impacted our students’ results. Additionally, they heightened our students’ and our frustration levels. Due to this, the District recommends that we minimize the number of students testing at any time. Therefore, this year’s schedule is VERY different. Below the schedule you will find additional notes about ELD and planning times.

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 17

PE Data due

May 20-24

Additional Testing time if needed

May 20

Science

May 21 May 22

Science

May 23 May 24

 

Planning for Friday and Mondays switches

ELD canceled- Self Contained ELD

Chromebooks MAY NOT go home during the test window- teachers must set up the carts with the chargers like they used to be (estimated to take 30-45 minutes) and all CB MUST stay in the classroom for the duration of testing.

Rationale and Benefits:

  • Heavy technical issues may have had an impact on student engagement with the test last year
  • Kids reported stamina was a challenge
  • Decreases strain on network
  • Promotes attention to teaching and learning versus a focus on testing
  • Allows time for TCRWP Test Prep unit
  • Minimizes authentication failures at login

NEW THIS YEAR!

  • Electronic Score Reports will be distributed through a “parent portal” either through Synergy or Illuminate. Updates and more information to follow.

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Weekly Update: April 8, 2019

Welcome back!

Staff Professional Development:

We DO meet as a staff in room 23 at 1:40. 

Teachers College TK-2 April 8 and 9:

Schedule:

Kindergarten/TK

Karina Martinez

Connie Leon

Christy Shultz

      8:00-9:45

8:00-8:40

8:40-9:25 Labsite

9:25-9:45

2nd

Maria Hopkins

Jeanne Sherwood

Melinda Seubert

      10:00-11:40

10:00-10:35

10:35-11:15 Labsite

11:15-11:40

1st

Rebecca Carson

Dene Sanchez/Laura Acosta

Georgina Lobato

Monica Hueso

 

**Monday

12:15-1:40

12:15-12:45

12:45-1:20 Labsite

1:20-1:40

 

**Tuesday

12:15-2:25

12:15-1:0) 5

1:05-1:45 Labsite

1:45-2:25

What to Bring:

  • GR K
    • Persuasive Writing of All Kinds
    • a bunch of student writing folders (5 or more)
    • teacher demonstration writing
  • GR 1
    • Poetry and Songs Unit
    • a bunch of student writing folders (5 or more)
    • teacher demonstration writing
  • GR 2
    • Lab Reports and Science Books
    • a bunch of student writing folders (5 or more)
    • teacher demonstration writing

Dr. McNamara Visit- April 11 11:30-12:15:

Please see the tentative schedule for Dr. Mc’s visit Thursday, April 11th

11:30    Carrie Wahamaki

11:35    Aranzazu Castellanos

11:38    Leslie Ochoa

11:42    RoseAnn Hernandez

11:46    Erika Pehrson/Tracy Rolfe

11:50    K.C. Kinnamon

11:54    Angelica Goulding

11:58    Patty Valdivia

12:04    Don Brizendine

12:08    Shelly Molina

12:12    Erin Major/Dave Benson

LCAP Student Surveys- grades 3-6:

By April 17, please have students in grades 3-6 to complete the survey in class. Encourage students to be honest and answer the last question in a productive and responsible manner.  It should take about 20 minutes or so to complete.

The direct link is:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfzNYQgf3QQ2UTZoLFrpvqw_1kLiX4fibjUrvihf7qBIQqZvQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

LCAP Family/Community Surveys-all grades:

Please 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

Chromebooks Stay Here- beginning April 15th:

Beginning, Monday, April 15 please have your students leave their Chromebooks in the classroom.  That will give you a week to make sure you have all the Chromebooks and chargers set up in the cart before testing starts. Students will be keeping their chromebooks at school during testing.

Test Prep Units:
The new test prep units are available in the Teachers College Treasure Chest. Jen Oliveira sent an email with the links. Teachers in grades 3-6 will receive a hard copy of the units the week we return from spring break.
Health and Safety Fair- Friday, April 12:
Scheduling details to follow via email. Please remind students to dress for a morning outside (sunblock, hats, etc).
The time is here once again for Emory’s flashmob! This year, we will be dancing to Imagine Dragon’s “Thunder.”
Please see the email from Holli with the powerpoint which has the link to “Thunder” in it. As in the past two years, we will be performing the dance at the Health and Safety Fair on Friday, April 12th. It is perfectly fine to use PE minutes to teach the dance.
Holli will send out other emails as the week progresses stating days/times we will have practice sessions. The plan, however, is to have practice sessions in the morning next week and the week of April 8. We may also have a few sessions at the end of the day.
There are a few places where the boys sign and chant their group name, COJB. We would like to substitute and shout out E M O R Y during these portions. It will make sense once you see the video.
Stop the video at 2:52, as the song is over at this time.
A huge thank you to those already learning the dance for Emory’s 3rd Annual FlashMob!! For those who have seen it, there is a portion where the boys shout out their group name. We are going to copy change that to shout out Emory. There are 3 different places where this will happen. Attached is a sample of what this should sound like.
Teachers College Visit April 15/16:

Teachers College Visit April 15, 16

5th/6th Angelica, Don, Erin, Dave, Patty, Shelly 8:00-9:50 Labsite-Shelly Molina Meet in Room 23
4th Erika, Tracy, Holli, K.C. 10:10-12:00 Labsite-Erika Pehrson Meet in Room 23
3rd RoseAnn, Aranzazu, Leslie 12:35-2:25 Labsite-Aranzazu Castellanos Meet in Room 23
Samsung Grant:

Last year, Shelly and Aranzazu were successfully awarded a Samsung grant which provided 6 t.v.’s for our school (Library, Office, Cafeteria etc) Linked below is the new application which is due April 22nd.  We anticipate this will be the last year they do this. Please let me know if you plan to apply and how I may help you with the application. Here is a link to the application:

https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/061260_c9e2193407d04eb78ddbc5fd54e51302.pdf

Quote of the Week:
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