Staff Weekly Bulletin

~Week 16~Dec. 14-18~

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January Assessments

2nd - 5th Grade

SRI Testing - during library

(December scores will suffice for this requirement)

3rd - 5th Grade

SMI Testing - during library



K- EDI opens-TBD

(If you assessed your students prior to report cards, you will not be required to retest the students).


~Safe & Welcoming Environment~

Let the SLCs come to our families...Home Visit Program

Dear colleagues,

Are there specific families that did not show up to the SLCs, you ran out of time or you really need to meet with a parent? Why not conduct a home-visit this week! I am more than happy to join you!

Our most neediest families at times need us to reach out to them; they may need for us to be more aggressive and go to them.

In the spirit of our school vision and for equity, I cannot emphasize it enough to take this paid opportunity to conduct home visits.

For those of you already starting your home visits, please use this link to log your visits and hours: Parent Teacher Home Visit Log - Payroll Timesheet.

Community Assembly/Crew


Queznel & Vidal

Goodie & Parchia
Brown & Tapia

Ferrus-Garcia & Garcia-Pena

Hudson & Davis

Community Assembly: GROUP A

Udovic & Cato
Saleski & Nunez
Pastrana & Perrone


Gudiol & Zucker

Last Call! Community Service Opportunity

ATTENTION 4th-5th grade teachers!

SEED has a great opportunity to engage our students to give back to the community during the month of December.

The executive director of Street Level Health Project has provided us the opportunity to engage our 4th & 5th grade students to part-take in helping to wrap gifts and set up tables for their annual event. This organization is also looking for our students to use their bilingual skills to speak to the guests as they are predominantly Spanish speaking.

The dates are: Wednesday, 12/16 and Friday, 12/18. The students and some parent volunteers would walk the students over at 2:45 pm & arriving around 3:15 pm. The community service would be for two hours to make decorations. On Saturday, 12/19, we would need more help and would like our students to continue their community service. Please let us know if you are open to engaging your students in this meaningful community service.

If you are interested, please email Beatrice, Yael Falicov at or Lidia Leon at



Winter Break Reading Challenge

We ask that you encourage your students to participate in the Winter Break Reading Challenge.

Please join us for our second reading challenge!

T-K & K:

Parents, need to read daily to their children and mark the daily minutes down each day!

1st and 2nd Grades:

Students will be required to read to their parents daily and have them mark your minutes down and sign.

3rd-5th Grades:

Students will be required to read everyday and mark your minutes down with your

parent or guardians signature!

1st & 2nd Grade:

Level 1: 210 Minutes

Level 2: 350 Minutes

Level 3: 490 Minutes

Level 4: 630 Minutes

3rd Grade:

Level 1: 210 Minutes

Level 2: 350 Minutes

Level 3: 490 Minutes

Level 4: 630 Minutes

4th & 5th Grade:

Level 1: 420 Minutes

Level 2: 560 Minutes

Level 3: 700 Minutes

Level 4: 840 Minutes

There are different levels and each level will have a different incentive.

The reading logs will be collected by your teacher on Friday, January 8th and no later by Mr. Todd.

The Reading Challenge Lunch-with-the-Principal

On Thursday, 12/17 from noon through 1 PM, ALL Reading Challenge winners of the Lunch-with-the-Principal will have lunch with Beatrice. We will try to hold the luncheon in the courtyard or cafeteria (TBD due to possible inclement weather).

Please remind the students to bring their blue coupon awarded to them last week. We will have a list of those students handy in case they have misplaced their coupon.

COST Referrals...

Here is the link to submit a COST referral: Coordination of Services Referral - click here!

Data Chats - 12/14-12/17


Please click on this link to see the data chat schedule.

Math Data Chats:

(Please bring your students Math EOU assessment results)








Literacy Data Chats:

(Please bring with you EDL &/or DRA running records)

All TK/K Team







Paul - need to finish with test

Denise - need to finish with test

Click here to view the data conference form that we will use during our data chats.



Locks for Cabinets

Hi All,

I am asking that you please email me the numbers on your cabinets locks (little tiny numbers around the lock itself) so that we can have keys made to store things like Chromebooks and personal items you may want to keep locked up. We are still in process of ordering Chromebook charging lock boxes, and I think it would be a good idea to have your cabinets have the capacity to be locked any way.

Please do this ASAP so I can put in a work order all at once.


Strings Class

There will be no string class on Monday Dec. 14.

Thursday Dec 17 I will combine the 2:15 class the the 12 pm class .

Thank you so much for sharing your students with me.

Stephanie Holmes

Library Time Change

Thank you for being flexible this with your class library time!

Here is the schedule for this week:

Ms. Ana's class Monday 2:15-2:45

Ms. Tapia's class Thursday 9:05-9:35

Mr. Victor's Class Thursday 2:15-2:45

Staff Lounge

Greetings Crew!

Please ensure that you empty the refrigerator before leaving for the Winter Break. Anything left there that is perishable will be thrown away.

Securing your classroom before the holidays!

Dear Colleagues,

Prior to you leaving for the holidays, please ensure that you do the following:

1. close ALL blinds in your classroom

2. lock ALL windows and cabinets

3. put away ALL checked out chrome-books in a secure location in your classroom

4. take with you any perishables

5. take with you any small pets (such as lizards and fish)

6. turn off all lights

7. ensure that you lock your classrooms when you exit

OEA/OUSD non-approved personal days

A gentle reminder, personal days are not allowed the day before/after a holiday.

December 18th

January 4th

If you are calling in sick, please submit a doctor's note upon return to work.

Running Team Site!

I created a new site for our running team to help raise money to Grow the Music Program at Manzanita SEED Elementary School! benefiting LOS AMIGOS DE MANZANITA SEED.

Simply go to the page below and click the big FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN button and you'll instantly have your own fundraising page as a part of our Team.

Please let me know if you won't be taking part in the running festival this time around.
Thanks so much.

Sam Davis

Monies for Classroom Libraries

Here is my draft

Each teacher will receive 500 to order leveled books for your library. We encourage you to order high interest books for the levels where your library is not as complete, or leveled books to coordinate with your expeditions. Please fill a shopping cart at

Need more books for your classroom library, here are community resources:

Thank you,


New SEED Restrooms!

Effective 12/7, SEED has a set of new student restrooms. These restrooms are located next to P7.

Principal from MCS would like for us to remind our students that they WILL NO LONGER be allowed to use the restrooms in front of the large yard. I ask that you kindly remind the children to use their new restrooms.

We are still trying to figure what will happen when the students are in the cafeteria and they are in need of a restroom. I personally believe that the children should be allowed to go to the restrooms facing the yard, but we are still in talks to come up with a solution that both site's can accept.

Don't forget to send your students with passes. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE PASSES, PLEASE REQUEST THEM FROM THE OFFICE STAFF.

Students are expected to use the restrooms that are closer to their classroom. During lunch, all 1st-5th graders will use the new restrooms.


Monday, December 14th

Data Chats

9:30-10:20 Daniel

10:30-11:20 Natasha

11:30-12:20 Cato

12:55-1:45 Priscilla

1:55-2:45 Tapia

3:00-4:00 PM
Staff Meeting

Location: P5

*Please bring your chromebooks.

Click here to take the survey!

Password: OUSD2015

Deadline to take survey: Dec. 19


I. General Announcements

II. Equity Survey

Recommendation: Conduct SLC home visits for any pending students.

Tuesday, December 15th

Data Chats

8:30-9:20 Olivia

9:30-10:20 Paul

10:30-11:20 Beck

11:30-12:20 Anne

12:55-1:45 Mark

1:55-2:45 Victor

3:00-4:00 PM
PBIS Meeting

Recommendation: Conduct SLC home visits for any pending students.

Wednesday, December 16th

Data Chats

9:00-9:50 Deborah

10:05-10:55 Tania

11:10-12:00 Connie

12:35-1:25 Teri

1:45-2:45 PM

Wednesday PD

Location: P5

2:45-3:30 PM

Grade level collaboration

Please submit grade level notes via Google docs.

Recommendation: Conduct SLC home visits for any pending students.

Thursday, December 17th

8:30-2:45 PM

PBIS Committee Sub Release Time

Data Chats

8:30-9:20 Anahi

9:30-10:20 Briana

10:30-11:20 Estela

1:00-1:50 Ana

12:00-1:00 PM

Reading Challenge Lunch w/the Principal

4:45-7:30 PM

Holiday Bazaar

Location: Courtyard

Recommendation: Conduct SLC home visits for any pending students.

Friday, December 18th


8:00-9:00 Yobel Matias Pablo

9:00-9:45 Princess McCain

9:50-10:35 Tierra Murphy

2:00-2:45 Jonathan Funes

Recommendation: Conduct SLC home visits for any pending students.


Tech Corner - Check it out!

Tech Workshop

Optional technology workshop for planning tech-based lessons after the staff meeting on Monday, December 14.

See you then!