The Weekly Rocket

Week of April 20 -April 24, 2015

This Weeks Updates

Our weekly electronic newsletter supports the communication and learning community at PS 107X. We welcome any ideas or information to enhance our weekly newsletter.


SHOUT OUT!

    • To ALL Testing Proctors, Co-Proctors, and Testing Team for a smooth testing week!


    Weekly Highlights:

    • NYS Math Testing Wednesday 4/22- Friday 4/24, 2015
    • Grades K-2 classes attending field trips during testing dates.
    • Grade K-2 Teachers: Please make sure Only TWO parent chaperones attend during each trip. Each parent must pay a one time $10 fee for their participation in as many of the 6 trips they chaperon.
    • EVERY student should have a book baggie, knows their reading level, a book log, and books at their reading level. If you need a book baggie for a new student, please see Ms. Otto.
    • Please make sure to be diligent with students safety and are supervised at all times. Students should be escorted by an adult to the bathroom, the lunchroom, and dismissal.
    • As part of Danielson Domain 4--- Student Binders should be updated with current work
    • ALL Staff, please continue to support our schools PBIS initiative by wearing your Rocket Bucks, distributing to all students, and attending the Rocket Store at your scheduled time
    • Teachers please include online resources in homework sheets (i-ready/vport math/ myon, etc.) See Ms. Oblines or Mr. Lampson for your students log in information


    Instructional Focus This years instructional focuses are: 1. Guided instruction 2. Analyzing data to inform instruction 3. Co-presenting professional development


    As a REMINDER...

    • QR will be on Friday, May 15, 2015
    • ALL TEACHERS please check the QR checklist in your box for specifics on what needs to be put in place for the Quality Review 5/15/15.


    Monday 4/20/15---Guided Reading @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am (Push-in teachers please be in your push in class by 9:00 a.m.)

    • Writing PD in Room 211:
    • Kindergarten: Period 5

      1st Grade: Period 1

      2nd Grade: Period 2

      3rd Grade: Period 6

      4th Grade: Period 4

      5th Grade: Period 3

    • Monday PD Schedule @ 2:20pm: Continue Writing Planning. Bring Materials provided for Writing Units. Turn in unit plans to Ms. Otto by 3:30pm

    Kindergarten: Room 425

    1st Grade: Room 427

    3rd Grade: Room 428

    2nd Grade: Room 421

    4th & 5th Grade: Room 419

    • Guided Instruction period back to normal:

    K-2: Skills & Guided READING

    3-5: Guided Reading/Close Reading & Independent Reading

    • Young Scientist Program: Ms. Nicoletti 2-421@ 9:00 am --- Ms. Hernandez 2-311 @ 9:50 am --- Ms. Bartholomew 2-315 @ 10:40 am --- Ms. Shei/Ms. McGriel 2-415 @ 11:35 am
    • DREAMERS After School Program for Grades 3-5 ---- 2:20pm - 5:30pm
    • READ After School Program --- 2:20 - 5:15 pm
    • Harmony After School Program Grade 2 ---- 2:20 - 5:15
    • ASPIRA After School Program for Grades 3-5 ---- 2:20pm - 5:45pm


    Tuesday 4/21/15---Guided Reading @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am (Push-in teachers please be in your push in class by 9:00 a.m.)

    • Guided Instruction period back to normal:
    • K-2: Skills & Guided READING

      3-5: Guided Reading/Close Reading & Independent Reading

    • Parent Engagement Time: 2:20 pm - 3:00 pm: Kindergarten prepare for Parent PD / Professional Inquiry Time: Grade level teams work on GRADE Level DATA BINDER
    • DREAMERS After School Program for Grades 3-5 ---- 2:20pm - 5:30pm
    • READ After School Program --- 2:20 - 5:15 pm
    • Harmony After School Program Grade 2 ---- 2:20 - 5:15
    • ASPIRA After School Program for Grades 3-5 ---- 2:20pm - 5:45pm


    Wednesday 4/22/15---Grades K-2 Field Trips. Students are to remain in the auditorium. Please make sure that students go to the bathroom before boarding the bus.

    • Testing starts at 9am SHARP. Please secure testing material by 8:30 a.m.
    • ACADEMIC WEDNESDAY: Please support our 3rd -5th grade students by wearing GREEN
    • DREAMERS After School Program for Grades 3-5 ---- 2:20pm - 5:30pm
    • READ After School Program --- 2:20 - 5:15 pm
    • Harmony After School Program Grade 2 ---- 2:20 - 5:15
    • ASPIRA After School Program for Grades 3-5 ---- 2:20pm - 5:45pm


    Thursday 4/23/15 ---Grades K-2 Field Trips. Students are to remain in the auditorium. Please make sure that students go to the bathroom before boarding the bus.
    • Testing starts at 9am SHARP. Please secure testing material by 8:30 a.m.
    • DREAMERS After School Program for Grades 3-5 ---- 2:20pm - 5:30pm
    • READ After School Program --- 2:20 - 5:15 pm
    • Harmony After School Program Grade 2 ---- 2:20 - 5:15
    • ASPIRA After School Program for Grades 3-5 ---- 2:20pm - 5:45pm


    Friday 4/24/15 --- -Grades K-2 Field Trips. Students are to remain in the auditorium. Please make sure that students go to the bathroom before boarding the bus.

    • Testing starts at 9am SHARP. Please secure testing material by 8:30 a.m.
    • After School Program for Grades 3-5 ---- 2:20pm - 5:30pm
    • READ After School Program --- 2:20 - 5:15 pm
    • Harmony After School Program Grade 2 ---- 2:20 - 5:15
    • ASPIRA After School Program for Grades 3-5 ---- 2:20pm - 5:45pm


    Announcements:

    • To all teachers, please make sure daily homework indicates independent reading, and all online learning V-Math, I Ready, and MyOn.
    • All homework should be checked.


    On going reminders:

    • Continue to greet our learners with kindness, organized, colorful, learning environments and with honest preparation for becoming literate, mathematicians, scientists, historians, critical thinkers, willing and able to solve world problems, in other words PLAN, meaningful, productive interactive, and engaging lessons.
    • Routines should be put into practice during guided reading so that students small groups who are not working with a teacher, are engaged in activities/centers that support their ELA needs. If you need ideas or suggestions please see one of the coaches.

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    Upcoming Events:

    4/20/15- Writing PD (See schedule above) continued during Monday PD

    4/22-4/24- NYS Math Exams

    4/22-4/24- Kinder - 2nd Grade Field Trips

    4/25/15- Saturday Program

    5/2/15- NO SATURDAY PROGRAM

    5/5/15- Student Surveys

    5/4-5/22- DRA End of Year Testing

    5/11-5/22- MOSL Testing

    5/15/15- Quality Review

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