Weekly Update: October 29, 2018

Thank you for your hard work preparing for and sharing with our families during conferences. Thanks to all of you who have volunteered for our Fall Carnival!

Staff Meeting:

We DO NOT meet as a staff this Wednesday. You should meet with your grade level team. You may request TOSA support during your collaboration time.

Flag Salute- Eagle Stomp Leaders:

Everyone should have received a yellow eagle pin with your class number on it. Your stomp leader should wear this at Monday’s Flag Salute. All stomp leaders will be called to lead the stomp at this time. Stomp leaders should keep their pins on so students who may need extra support learning the stomp may go to them at recess, both morning and lunch. If you didn’t receive your pin, it’s in your mailbox.
 
Thank you everyone for taking time out of your busy, shortened days to teach the stomp to your class!!! If you haven’t yet provided the name of your stomp leader, the list is in the lounge.
 

Costume Parade- October 31:

Please be back on the black top at 8:15 with your students and their chairs. Also, please bring your Change for Change Box and identify a student to place it on the emcee table. 

Mission Statement:
Please see the latest Mission Statement revision (below). By 4:00 on Tuesday, October 30th, please email me to let me know if you like the revised Mission Statement.
 
If I do not hear from you, I will assume that you are supportive of the statement as representative of the work we do here at Emory.
 
Thanks in advance for your feedback.
 
Jenn
 
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 studentsmake the world a better place.
At Emory, we grow great leaders who dream more, learn more, achieve more,
BECOME MORE!
Emory Academy of Global Leadership and Empowerment
Board Visit Schedule Nov 1:
Below you will find the tentative schedule. We may visit your classroom a bit earlier or later.Please review the schedule and let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks in advance for showing the trustees how awesome we are at Emory!!!
Board Visit Schedule- November 1, 2018
9:00-9:30           Office
 
9:30                    15 Brizendine                                26 Perkins
9:35                    17 Molina                                      25 Goulding
9:40                    20 Pehrson/Rolfe                          19 Major/Benson
 
9:45/9:50           Student Council Welcome/Stomp Dancers
10:00                  Library
10:10                  Volunteer Center
             
10:15                  K1 Martinez                                   5 Shultz
10:20                  2 Acosta                                         3 Carson
10:25                  7 Hopkins                                       12 Sherwood
10:30                  9 Hernandez                                  14 Castellanos
10:35                  8 Hueso                                           6 Wahamaki
 
10:40-11:00       Office
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. 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
5th/6th
Angelica, Don, Erin, Dave, Patty, Shelly
8:00-9:50
Labsite-Erin/Dave
Meet in Room 23
4th
Erika, Tracy, Holli, K.C.
10:10-12:00
Labsite-Holli
Meet in Room 23
3rd
RoseAnn, Aranzazu, Leslie
Wednesday**
12:35-1:40
Thursday/Friday**
12:35-2:25
Labsite-Aranzazu
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.

Staff Meeting time Survey:

Thank you for completing the staff meeting start/end time survey. The majority voted to begin at 1:40. Unless you have duty, I will expect you to be in room 23 at 1:40 (at our upcoming staff meetings).

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:

  • Art Box Art Due Oct 30
  • Costume Parade Oct 31
  • Red Ribbon Week Oct 29-Nov 2
  • SBUSD Trustees Visit Emory classrooms- Nov 1
  • Fall Carnival- Nov 2
  • Field Trip Calendar Updated by Nov 2
  • 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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Weekly Update: October 21, 2018

Staff Meeting:

We DO NOT meet as a staff this week. Our next Staff PD is November 7th.

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.
Word Study Pilot:
K-2 Teachers Only
 
The Learning and Innovation Team is seeking participants to study phonics instruction and choose materials most aligned to our beliefs and knowledge about building strong foundational skills in K-2.  If you are interested in joining this group, please complete the following interest form.  The group will be limited in size in order to ensure thoughtful participation and collaboration among all members.
 
We will meet after school on three (and possibly four, if needed) afternoons to accomplish the following:
  1. Study what makes strong phonics instruction
  2. Learn more about instructional practices that support learning and transfer of skills into reading and writing
  3. Analyze two possible resources for alignment to our beliefs/knowledge
  4. Test out sample lessons in our classrooms
  5. Offer insight, feedback and recommendations to the Learning and Innovation Team  
 
Teachers will be compensated with out of contract pay for attendance at meetings.  If you are interested in participating in this group, please complete the interest form HERE no later than Monday, October 22ndTENTATIVE dates of meetings will be November 6th, November 13th, and December 6th from 3:30-5:00.  If selected, you will be contacted by Learning and Innovation.  Please understand the need to keep this group a manageable size.  We will do our best to ensure most sites are represented and there is equal participation among grades K-2.

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.

Staff Meeting time Survey:

Thank you for completing the staff meeting start/end time survey. The majority voted to begin at 1:40. Unless you have duty, I will expect you to be in room 23 at 1:40 (at our upcoming staff meetings).

E.A.G.L.E. Stomp:

  1. We will be performing a school-wide stomp on Monday, Nov. 5th to practice for our E.A.G.L.E Academy kickoff.
  2. To ensure your class is prepared, see the link below for the tutorial. Feel free to use this as your PE minutes.
  3. When watching the video, stop watching at minute 2:04.

Stomp Tutorial

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

I feel like we always get to March and think, I wish I began using the Smarter Balanced 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.

  • INTERIM ASSESSMENT ROSTERS– Rosters have been updated for the current year. Here is the link to the Interim Assessment User Guide.
    • PLEASE complete all Interim Assessments by Spring Break. Do not use Interim Assessments after Spring Break as test prep. Use the practice and training test for test prep. 
    • PLEASE submit a work order for ANY technical issues you experience at all, and please try to include as much information as possible.
  • WAYS TO BUILD IN TEST PREP THROUGHOUT THE YEAR-
    • Reading marathons in between units- 60-70 minutes of online reading
    • Maintain workshop structures every day, even during test prep
    • Volume of texts at just-right level
    • Model and foster rereading
    • Practice getting “the gist” all the time
    • Genre matters, approach each one differently and teach the strategies
    • Reflect- During read aloud, are the questions I am asking reflective of test-like questions using academic vocabulary?

Upcoming Dates:

  • RFEP Forms Due Oct 25
  • Report Cards Home Oct 26
  • Costume Parade Oct 31
  • Red Ribbon Week Oct 29-Nov 2
  • SBUSD Trustees Visit Emory classrooms- Nov 1
  • Fall Carnival- Nov 2
  • Field Trip Calendar Updated by Nov 2
  • 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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Weekly Update: October 15, 2018

Thank you for your hard work preparing for your conferences with your students’ families! Enjoy the time getting to know a bit more about the children in your care.

Staff Meeting:

We DO NOT meet as a staff this week. Our next Staff PD is November 7th.

Great American Shakeout Drill:

Thursday, Oct 18th at 10:18 a.m. we will participate in the Great American Earthquake Drill. This is during 5/6 grade recess.

  • As appropriate, (especially 5/6) please prepare your students for the expected actions during the drill.
  • Listen for the announcement informing you to begin your duck, cover and hold on drill.
  • Direct students to drop to the floor, get under their desks (as possible) and/or cover/protect their heads and hold onto a desk or table leg (staff should also practice).
  • Stay in drop, cover hold on position, until announcement ending the drill (approximately 3/4 minutes).

Additional earthquake safety tips.

  • Stay where you are until the shaking stops. Do not run outside. Do not get in a doorway as this does not provide protection from falling or flying objects, and you may not be able to remain standing.
  • Drop down onto your hands and knees so the earthquake doesn’t knock you down. Drop to the ground (before the earthquake drops you!)
  • Cover your head and neck with your arms to protect yourself from falling debris.
    • If you are in danger from falling objects, and you can move safely, crawl for additional cover under a sturdy desk or table.
    • If there is low furniture or an interior wall or corner nearby, and the path is clear, these may also provide some additional cover.
    • Stay away from glass, windows, outside doors and walls, and anything that could fall, such as light fixtures or furniture.
  • Hold on to any sturdy covering so you can move with it until the shaking stops. Stay where you are until the shaking stops.

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.

Staff Meeting time Survey:

Thank you for completing the staff meeting start/end time survey. The majority voted to begin at 1:40. Unless you have duty, I will expect you to be in room 23 at 1:40 (at our upcoming staff meetings).

E.A.G.L.E. Stomp:

  1. We will be performing a school-wide stomp on Monday, Nov. 5th to practice for our E.A.G.L.E Academy kickoff.
  2. To ensure your class is prepared, see the link below for the tutorial. Feel free to use this as your PE minutes.
  3. When watching the video, stop watching at minute 2:04.

Stomp Tutorial

 

School Mission Statement:

The work continues….

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.

  • INTERIM ASSESSMENT ROSTERS– Rosters have been updated for the current year. Here is the link to the Interim Assessment User Guide.
    • PLEASE complete all Interim Assessments by Spring Break. Do not use Interim Assessments after Spring Break as test prep. Use the practice and training test for test prep. 
    • PLEASE submit a work order for ANY technical issues you experience at all, and please try to include as much information as possible.
  • WAYS TO BUILD IN TEST PREP THROUGHOUT THE YEAR-
    • Reading marathons in between units- 60-70 minutes of online reading
    • Maintain workshop structures every day, even during test prep
    • Volume of texts at just-right level
    • Model and foster rereading
    • Practice getting “the gist” all the time
    • Genre matters, approach each one differently and teach the strategies
    • Reflect- During read aloud, are the questions I am asking reflective of test-like questions using academic vocabulary?

Upcoming Dates:

  • Costume Parade Oct 31
  • Red Ribbon Week Oct 29-Nov 2
  • SBUSD Trustees Visit Emory classrooms- Nov 1
  • Fall Carnival- Nov 2
  • Field Trip Calendar Updated by Nov 2
  • 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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Weekly Update: October 8, 2018

I hope that you are enjoying an amazing fall break!

Staff PD:

We DO meet as a staff this week. Room 23 at 1:45. We will look at the Single Plan for Student Achievement, new school logos and a bunch of other fun stuff. We will end our meeting with guests from the Special Education team.

Report Card Window-Now 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!
·         Chrome, Chrome, Chrome
·         You will have 750 characters (including spaces) to write your comments.
·         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.
Additional info about ELD grades from Lisa C

So Performance Level 1 = Emerging

Level 2 & 3 Expanding (for Level 3 there is a cut scale score)

Level 3 & 4 Bridging (again there is level 3 cut scale score)

Math Labsite:
Emory Math Labsite Schedule October 9 & 11
Time
Grade
Teachers
# of Subs Needed
Classroom lab
teacher/grade
Room #
Standard to teach
7:45-
9:30
Labsite
8:15-
9:15
TK/K/1
Leon, Martinez, Shultz
Carson
Lobato
Sanchez/Acosta
Hueso
7
Laura Acosta/Dene Sanchez
2
TBD
10:15-
12:00
Labsite
10:45-
11:45
4/5
Perkins, Pehrson, Kinnamon
Rolfe
Goulding
Brizendine
6
K.C. Kinnamon
22
TBD
Lunch
12:35-
2:25
Labsite
1:00-
2:00
2/3
Sherwood
Seubert
Hopkins
Hernandez
Castellanos
Ochoa
6
Leslie Ochoa
13
TBD

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:

Canceled- the District re-allocated the subs

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.

Grass Field Partial Closure:
The District partially re-sodded 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. 

Dreambox:

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.

The Learning and Innovation team will host an OPTIONAL Dreambox training at 2:30 on October 9th in room 23.  

Upcoming Dates:
October 9     OPTIONAL DREAMBOX training at 2:30 in room 23

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

October 31    Costume Parade

November 1  SBUSD Board of Trustees Visit Emory

November 1 PLNU student meet and greet

November 2 Fall Carnival

November 8 Jenn’s presentation about Emory at the Board Meeting

Quote of the Week:

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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.

Slideshow Advertisement from Student Council President and Vice President

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
 
Time
Grade
Teachers
# of Subs Needed
Classroom lab
teacher/grade
Room #
Standard to teach
7:45-
9:30
 
Labsite
8:15-
9:15
TK/K/1
Leon, Martinez, Shultz
Carson
Lobato
Sanchez/Acosta
Hueso
7
Laura Acosta/Dene Sanchez
2
TBD
10:15-
12:00
 
Labsite
10:45-
11:45
4/5
Perkins, Pehrson, Kinnamon
Rolfe
Goulding
Brizendine
6
K.C. Kinnamon
22
TBD
Lunch
12:35-
2:25
 
Labsite
1:00-
2:00
2/3
Sherwood
Seubert
Hopkins
Hernandez
Castellanos
Ochoa
6
Leslie Ochoa
13
TBD
 Notes:
  • 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

*Debrief

* If time, repeat

Schedule

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.

Dreambox:

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 🙂

Quote of the Week:

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Weekly Update: September 10, 2018

Hope your weekends were fabulous! There is a lot of good stuff below. Take it as it comes, do your best and hang in there.

Staff Professional Development:

We DO meet as a staff this week. Elma will be facilitating a Fountas and Pinnell calibration session. Details to follow via email.

IXL/Dreambox:

Our IXL subscription expires on Sept 13th. You all should have received welcome emails from Dreambox. Dreambox is live and ready for your students to login to. I will send an email update as I do not know the student login formula (if YOU know it-please share it with the team). 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.

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. I will announce this to our students at our Flag Salute on Monday. Please see THIS DOCUMENT ,which was created at Shared Leadership on Tuesday, 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.

Active Shooter Drill- October 5 8:30-?:

As a campus, we need to be prepared for emergencies of all kinds in order to ensure the safety of our students, staff, and visitors.  Being prepared requires the participation of site leaders, teachers, office staff, and support employees. You are invited to join our school team at an Active Shooter Drill on Friday, October 5 at 8:30 AM at Imperial Beach Charter School.  The drill will be a realistic scenario led by law enforcement and will be followed by a working lunch to debrief and discuss our learning. Please let me know via email by Sept 19th, if you would like to join us. 

Study Trips:

**Update- I have heard from a few of you with concerns and have sought clarification for Executive Team. Please do your very best to schedule all trips that you are able to by the deadline. Please check in with me about anything you would like to schedule past the deadline and I will do my very best to help us enrich our program for students. 

At my Leadership meeting on Wednesday, we were given a deadline that all Study Trips/Field Trips need to be planned/scheduled for the year by September 28th– which for you, means Sept. 21st.  (See below for info given to us) Then I am to submit the calendar by Sept. 28th.

o   Calendar for planned Study Trips submitted to the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Leadership and Superintendent by September 28, 2018 (next year one month earlier)

o   Do not schedule study trips during CAASSP (3rd-6th) or ELPAC testing

o   Study trips must “supplement and enrich the classroom learning experience, lead to increased student achievement, and foster student engagement.” (BP/AR)

Updated Emory DRAFT Mission Statement:

Our Site Shared Leadership/Staff United Nations reviewed the Mission Statements which were submitted at our last staff meeting. Below is a revised DRAFT Mission Statement combining the DRAFTS which we created a few weeks ago. Please review the Mission Statement (below) and provide any feedback to me by Tuesday, September 11th.
  
Emory Updated Mission Statement- DRAFT
 
 
Our mission is to create civic and service-minded leaders by developing their leadership skills and inspiring a heart for serving others. Our vision is to spark students into action and create positive change in the world.
 
At Emory, we grow great leaders who dream more, learn more, achieve more,
BECOME MORE.
 
Emory Academy of Global Leadership and Empowerment

Apex Leadership Campaign/Fun Run:

Thank you for your support of our Apex Fundraiser and Leadership Campaign. Here are the links to the videos for you to show to your students each day. Please show the daily video prior to Cool Kyle’s visit. password apexteam

Lesson 4 – Overcome – https://vimeo.com/277666466 (Monday, September 10th)

Lesson 5 – Next Level – https://vimeo.com/277666479 (Tuesday, September 11th

Lesson 6 – Grateful – https://vimeo.com/277666480 (Wednesday, September 12th)

Fun Run Schedule Sept 14

8:10-9:30 Leon, Martinez, Shultz, Lobato, Acosta, Carson, Hueso

9:30-10:50 Hopkins, Seubert, Sherwood, Hernandez, Castellanos, Ochoa, Kinnamon

10:50-12:10 Perkins, Pehrson, Brizendine, Goulding, Major, Molina, Valdivia

School Site Council:

Congratulations and thank you to Angelica, Erika, Dene and Eunice who will represent us on the Emory School Site Council.

Library Transition:

We have the opportunity to apply for an $8,000 grant from the District to transition the Library or other campus space into a “maker space” which Teresa would facilitate.As a result, we are considering returning to every other week library schedules. With the addition of the new classroom libraries, it seems as though we may be less reliant on weekly visits. Please share any feedback that you have with me regarding a change to the library schedule or your interest in being a part of the “maker space” design.  

Imagine Learning:

Your students may log into Imagine Learning TODAY in your classrooms. All Emory students are entered. We are waiting for clarification from the District regarding the password re-set. Thank you for your patience. For now, all students may login via the google login. 

Student Login grades Tk-1:

user name:birthday

password:birthday

Student Login grades 2-6:

google login

Laura Acosta is again taking the lead with supporting Imagine Learning please let her know if you have any questions.

Teachers can log in to Imagine Learning by using their SBUSD email and selecting “Forgot Password” to set up a new one. 

Imagine Learning recommends that students access IL for 100 minutes per week to maximize the program benefits.

Teacher 1 Hour Prep/Planning Schedule:

Personal planning begins this week! 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.

Emory School Calendar:

You received this calendar via email. However it is linked here. It contains many important dates throughout the school year (TCRWP Visits, School Events etc). Please review and let me know if you have any questions/concerns.

Emory School Calendar

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 12 Staff PD

Sept 13 Dr. McNamara visits all Emory classrooms 8:45-9:30

Sept 14 Apex Fun Run

Sept 17 Blue Slips at Lunch

Sept 18  Shared Leadership/Emory Staff UN

October 9 and 11 Math Labsite Grades TK-5

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

Quote of the Week:

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Weekly Update: September 4, 2018

I hope that you enjoy the three day weekend! You have worked hard- get some rest, have fun and be ready to kick off our Apex Fundraiser!

Apex Leadership Campaign/Fun Run:

Here are the links to the videos for you to show to your students each day. Please show the daily video prior to Cool Kyle’s visit.

Lesson 1 – Selfless – https://vimeo.com/277666438 (Wednesday, September 5th)

Lesson 2 – Trustworthy –https://vimeo.com/277666449 (Thursday, September 6th)

Lesson 3 – Refuel – https://vimeo.com/277666461 (Friday, September 7th)

Lesson 4 – Overcome – https://vimeo.com/277666466 (Monday, September 10th)

Lesson 5 – Next Level – https://vimeo.com/277666479 (Tuesday, September 11th

Lesson 6 – Grateful – https://vimeo.com/277666480 (Wednesday, September 12th)

Apex Kick Off Assemblies

Tuesday, Sept 4

           TK-3 1:00-1:40

4-6     1:45-2:25 ** bring backpacks

Fun Run Schedule Sept 14

8:10-9:30 Leon, Martinez, Shultz, Lobato, Acosta, Carson, Hueso

9:30-10:50 Hopkins, Seubert, Sherwood, Hernandez, Castellanos, Ochoa, Kinnamon

10:50-12:10 Perkins, Pehrson, Brizendine, Goulding, Major, Molina, Valdivia

Apex Classroom Visit Schedule 2018

Sept 5, 6, 7/Sept 10-13

Wednesday Other Days Room
Brizendine 8:15 Brizendine 8:15**Thursday re-schedule with Kyle 15
Molina 8:25 Molina 8:25 17
  Major/Benson 8:35 19
Pehrson 8:45 Pehrson 8:45 20
Valdivia 8:55 Valdivia 8:55 22
Kinnamon 9:05 Kinnamon 9:05 21
Shultz 9:15 Shultz 9:15 5
Carson 9:25 Carson 9:25 3
Castellanos 9:35 Castellanos 9:35 14
Ochoa 9:45 Ochoa 9:45 13
Martinez 9:55 Martinez 9:55**Tuesday re-schedule with Kyle K1
Sanchez/Acosta 10:30 Sanchez/Acosta 10:30 2
Hueso 11:05 Hueso 11:05 8
Hopkins 11:15  Hopkins 11:15**Monday re-schedule with Kyle 7
Hernandez 11:30 Hernandez 11:30 9
Major/Benson 11:40
Leon 12:45 Leon 1:45 K2
Perkins 12:50 Perkins 12:50 26
Goulding 1:00 Goulding 1:00 25
Sherwood 1:10 Sherwood 1:10**Monday re-schedule with Kyle 12
Seubert 1:15 Seubert 1:20 11
Lobato 1:20 Lobato 1:30 10

Staff Professional Development:

We DO NOT meet as a staff this week. Please work with your grade level teams. Our next staff meeting is scheduled for September 12th.

Site Shared Leadership/Staff United Nations:

We will be meeting Tuesday, Sept 4th at 2:45 in room 23 to continue to discuss the transition to the Emory Academy of Global Leadership and Empowerment.

Soaring to Success:

ASSEMBLY TIMES

8:15      1st

8:35      2nd

9:00      3rd

9:20      4th

9:50      5th

10:30    6th

Library Transition:

We have the opportunity to apply for an $8,000 grant from the District to transition the Library or other campus space into a “maker space” which Teresa would facilitate.As a result, we are considering returning to every other week library schedules. With the addition of the new classroom libraries, it seems as though we may be less reliant on weekly visits. Please share any feedback that you have with me regarding a change to the library schedule or your interest in being a part of the “maker space” design.  

Imagine Learning:

Your students may log into Imagine Learning TODAY in your classrooms. All Emory students are entered.

Student Login grades Tk-1:

user name:birthday

password:birthday

Student Login grades 2-6:

google login

Laura Acosta is again taking the lead with supporting Imagine Learning please let her know if you have any questions.

Teachers can log in to Imagine Learning by using their SBUSD email and selecting “Forgot Password” to set up a new one. 

Imagine Learning recommends that students access IL for 100 minutes per week to maximize the program benefits.

Teacher 1 Hour Prep/Planning Schedule- begins this week:

Personal planning begins this week! Please deliver and pick up your students to classroom 6 and pick them up there at the end of your planning time. 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.

Click here to view the schedule

Emory School Calendar:

You received this calendar via email. However it is linked here. It contains many important dates throughout the school year (TCRWP Visits, School Events etc). Please review and let me know if you have any questions/concerns.

Emory School Calendar

Box Tops:

Thank you for encouraging students to collect Box Tops!

Top classes this time were:

Shultz with 185

Goulding with 122

Molina with 120

Teacher Evaluation:

I have contacted all certificated staff who will be evaluated this school year. If you have not heard from me, you WILL NOT be evaluated this year. 

Upcoming Dates:

Sept 4  Shared Leadership/Emory Staff UN

Sept 5 PTA Family Bingo Night

Sept 7 Soaring to Success Awards

Sept 12 Staff PD

Sept 13 Dr. McNamara visits all Emory classrooms 8:45-9:30

Sept 14 Apex Fun Run

October 9 and 11 Math Labsite

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

Quote of the Week:

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