The GATOR Gazette

Publication 13 : 11/11/2019

Gompers journey...#180daysofwhy

As a 70's baby...Mr. Rogers was my friend

Mr. Rogers taught me to be kind, humble, and see each and every day as a "beautiful blessing". What I loved and still love about Mr. Rogers was his genuine kindness for all human beings. His song, that I sing all the time, "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood, its a beautiful day to be a neighbor won't you be mine? please, won't you be my neighbor?". This song embodies kindness to all mankind. Wouldn't our world be better off with more kindness?? Let's teach and celebrate kindness this week and every day.

On Wednesday, November 13th let's celebrate WORLD KINDNESS DAY and embody the trait of Mr. Rogers.

I'm wearing my "red cardigan" are you???

Resources for classroom use if needed:

A week in review......#GatorNation

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Fair Act Resources and Informational Slidedeck

We have not had the opportunity to review this information at all as a site. However, classrooms in grades K-5 will receive a set of picture books resources to use. These books will be delivered this week to your classrooms.

Legal Information regarding Fair Act legislation:

Specifically slide #11, shares implementation opportunities available per grade level.

At this point, I just expect that you review the slide deck by the end of November, look at the set of books and when its time to have a discussion we will be ready.

11/14 - Staff Collaboration Meeting

Safe and Civil presents: Consistency w/ Behavior Infractions and Followthrough w/

Level of Infractions "mini-review/scenarios" (22 minutes)

Cathy Coy - Safety Understanding our role(s) (35 minutes)

Monitoring of Data Area(s)

Monitoring Data...Where are we???

Unit 1 Math Results: % of Met and Exceeded...

Kinder @ 75% (paper and pencil), 1st @ 86%, 2nd @ 78%, 3rd @ 60%, 4th @ 62% 5th @ 61%,

6@ 67% 6ACC@ 97% 7th @ 63% 7ACC@ 94% 8th @ 71% and ALG @ 96%

Unit 1 ELA Results: % of Met and Exceeded...

3rd @ 62% 4th @ 61% 5th @ 72%

6th @41%, 7th @ 37%, 8th @31%

Culture and Climate

Attendance: 98.3 (Aug) , 97.1 (SEP) & 96.7 (OCT)

Suspensions: 7 (total for 3 months)

ILT Quarterly Visitation 1/Reflections

Additional details will be discussed at Professional Release day; specifically the notice and wondering sections

11/18-21 - Instructional Pathways...Enhancing Rigor through DOK

Our 1st Professional Release Days will be coming up:

November 18-21. It will be a full day of release, See schedule:

Sneek peek into what the ILT Team will be supporting/leading us through in building our DOK understandings:

Coming Soooooon...Collaborative Inquiry Visitation

Thursday, Dec. 12th, 9am

5206 Briercrest Avenue

Lakewood, CA

Providing feedback on our PD journey instructional best practice of DOK and rigor in the examination: qualitative and quantitative.

Schedule of classroom visitations coming soon

Culture and Climate

CORE "Mini" Survey Results from 10/31:

2 categories measured:

Safety and Sense of Belonging to 3-8 grades

Safety for ES and MS

Sense of Belonging for ES 75% and MS 68%

Safety for ES 74% and MS 60%

Disaggregated data questions regarding "safety" were very depressing to be quite honest:

ES - Do kids, push. hit you when they are not playing around - 61%

MS - Pushed, shoved, slapped or kicked by someone not playing around - 55%

What is this data really telling us about our "Welcome and Safe"? What is it telling us about our implementation of daily practices with LBUSD: U6 and SEL??

Guidelines for Success: Going Green with RESPONSIBILITY

Here are some resources you can use in your classroom to support the GFS November trait of RESPONSIBILITY:


I’ll Do It, Taking Responsibility (Book Video)

Responsibility a Character Song (Primary) -

Amazing Kids of Character (3-5)

Character Video Responsibility (Elementary)

Rings of Responsibility (2-5)

Accountability vs Responsibility (4-8)


Rosa Learns to be Responsible Book (1-4)

But it's Not My Fault Book -

U6: Relationships....make a students day today..provide 1:1

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School Leadership...........


Safe and Civil:

* Presentation @ 11/14, Staff Meeting w/Level of Infractions for referral system w/scenarios

* Analysis of CORE "mini" survey data (10/31) for next steps

* Year Focus - Playground Expectations & Playground Enhancement w/"noontime" activities


Presentation leads of PD on DOK and Rigor at Professional Release/ for (2 hours)

Presentation leads for Staff meeting on 11/21

SDM: Finalization of ByLaws will be sent electronically for review by Knowlton

SSC: Minutes:



Happenings in Gompers K8 Community

Gompers will raffle 65 CHROMEBOOKS to families

Throughout our school district, Superintendent Steinhauser has made available to all schools a process for giving away "refurbished Chromebooks" to families to use at home supporting their child's access to the technology online programs that are used at school.

1. Every family may enter through the google form and **ONE form ENTRY per family*** via the parent newsletter.

2. Every family who attends their child's parent conference will receive an "additional entry" into the raffle for the opportunity to receive a "FREE CHROMEBOOK" to use at home.** I will place the form for you to complete per family who attend for a raffle additional entry**

November 18 we will announce the 65 family winners.

11/22 - Achievement Celebration & SOM

Celebrating the 1st Quarter of the school year:

Elementary K-5 - Progress/Growth Mindset/Improvement & SOM

Middle School - 1st Quarter/Progress Grades & SOM


Elementary K-5 - Progress/Growth Mindset/Improvement

9:00 - Grassy Area

Middle School - 1st Quarter/Progress Grades

3rd period in the auditorium

5th period in the auditorium

6th period in the auditorium

LBUSD is goingggggggg GREEN too!

Long Beach schools are going green. Teachers, support staff, administrators and parents who would like to assist with recycling and other sustainability efforts are invited to the Green Summit at Hughes Middle School from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 16. The school is at 3846 California Ave., Long Beach.

School district, city and local non-profit representatives will provide information on campus sustainability. Learn about the latest recycling changes and how to get started at your school with sorting and recovering food, cans, bottles, paper and more. The aim is for each school to have a green site coordinator.

A stipend rate is available for teachers/staff attending the summit (register in myPD for either the classified employee or certificated employee section of Course 9160).

Parents can RSVP at

Contact, or

Adjunct Duty

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Get readyyyyyyy for our 60 Days of SUCCESS Celebration!!!

#GompersNation it's almost day 60 and it is time to CELEBRATE in 60's fashion!!

What: Celebrating the first 1/3 of the year!!! aka 60's Day!!

Where: Come to a special "Happy Days themed luncheon" in the library

Come one, come all and wear your 60's outfits for a day of #TEAMGOMPERS "spirited fun"

Gompers Bulletin "parent news"

This parent bulletin is sent via email and text message to parents each week. It will also be available on our school's website.

November 2019

11/11 - Veteran's Day/No School

11/12 - 9:30 Miller to Board Building

11/12 - Achievement names due to Ms. Frank grades K-5

11/12- BB/Girls @ Lindberg

11/13 - Cookie Dough Delivery

11/13 - World Kindness Day - I'm wearing my red cardigan...and you???

11/14 - Thankful Thursdays...

11/14 - Staff Collaboration: Safe & Civil & Safety Understandings - Cathy Coy

11/14 - PTA Meeting

11/15 - Miller @ Principal's meeting

11/16 - Boys Track @ Wilson

11/18 - 21 - Professional Release Days (see emailed schedule)

11/19 - ILT - all day TRC

11/19 - PTA Board Meeting

11/19 - Girl's BBall @Stanford

11/20 - Counselor's meeting

11/21 - Thankful Thursdays with a twist of the 60's

11/21 - Girls' BBall @ Bancroft

11/21 - Staff Collaboration led by ILT: DOK & Increasing Rigor

11/22 - SOM and Achievement Celebration AWARDS ceremony

11/22 - Kindergarten Native American Celebration

11/25 - 29 - Thanksgiving recess

12/ 3 - Miller @ Powelll 1:30 - 3:00

12/4 - 5 - SBAC Interim Assessments for 3rd - 8th