Compass Elementary Staff Newsletter
October 14, 2016
First Quarter Grading Window
It is an expectation that all classroom teachers make comments to parents for all your students. Thoughtful comments that support the reporting of standards only enriches the understanding of anyone who looks at report cards. (ie. parents, students, and other schools). Generic comments are not necessary and are typically very transparent to those reading the report cards. Also, it doesn't look good if a parent has two kids and one teacher is leaving comments for students in his/her class and the teacher down the hall who has their other child is not.
First quarter report cards will be emailed home on Friday, October 21st.
Need Behavior Interventions?
Running Record Levels and 1st Quarter Grade Card
***New This Year***Instructional Reading Level - You will be utilizing the standards based grading scale to report a SBG score on the report card under the 'Reading" heading. The SBG score should be based upon where the student should be by the end of the year. The scoring guide for this can be found on the PCR3 Elementary Reading Correlation Matrix.
In addition, you will be required to report each student's "Instructional Reading Letter Level" in the comment section.
Comment Template:Your child's instructional reading level is ______. By the end of the school year, the grade level expectation is _______. Your child's goal for next quarter is _____________________.
Your child's instructional reading level for 1st quarter is Below A. The end of year instructional reading level expectation for this grade is D/E. Your child's instructional reading goal for next quarter is B.
3rd Grade Example:
Your child's instructional reading level for 1st quarter is L. The end of year instructional reading level expectation for this grade is P/Q. Your child's instructional reading goal for next quarter is N.
Ex. You're child's instructional reading level is a Level M. My goal for your child is to increase one letter level by Quarter 2.
5th Grade Example:
Your child's instructional reading level for 1st quarter is Above W. The end of year instructional reading level expectation for this grade is V/w. Your child's instructional reading goal for next quarter is to focus on deeper comprehension of non-fiction texts.
PCR3 Foundation Fundraiser
Fall Party Information
We had to adjust party times a little bit. Please make note of your class party time because it may be different than originally communicated.
Quality Classroom Resources
Quality Continuous Improvement
We will signal the start of the drill over the intercom. In a real earthquake your signal will be the beginning of shaking itself. After the announcement, inform your students that the earthquake drill has begun and to Drop, Cover, and Hold On. Remain under a desk or table until the drill is complete. We will announce the completion of the drill after a couple minutes. In the event of a real earthquake, you would use your evacuation procedures to exit the building.
- Ms. Peters whose father is having some health issues
- Mrs. Cordova whose mother-in-law is having some health issues
Upcoming Dates to Know
Saturday, October 15th
- Brea Austin's Birthday!
Monday, October 17th
Tuesday, October 18th
- PTA Meeting-6:30 p.m. at Siegrist
- Happy Birthday Carrie Gray!
Wednesday, October 19th
- Leadership Meeting-7:45 a.m.
- 1:45 early release day
- Pirate's ROCK Celebrations
- Black out day, No ALDs
Thursday, October 20th
- Faculty Meeting-Innovation plan team meetings-7:45 a.m.
- Earthquake drill-10:20 a.m. (Great American Shakeout)
- School board meeting-5:30 p.m.
Friday, October 21st
Monday, October 24th
- P/T Conferences 4:30-8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 25th
Wednesday, October 26th
- Improvement team meetings
Thursday, October 27th
- P/T Conferences-4:30-8:00 p.m.
Friday, October 28th
- No school