Peek at the Week

Week of 1/18/16

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Oratorical Fest- This week!

Date: January 20, 2016

Lower grade: 8:45 a.m.

Upper grade: 10:40 a.m.

Judges: Ms. Dietra Atkins, Mrs. Glenda Lemon, and Ms. Sally Hansen

Tallier: Ms. Erica Donnell

Timer: Ms. Eva Murray

Entries: All students are to register with their teacher. Forms are returned to Mr. Granda (TK - 2) and Ms. Smith (3-5) by 1/18

Printed program will include individual teachers' names and grade level.


Ms. E. Smith, Oratorical Coordinator


This Week:

1/20 PTA Meeting on Transportation to Santa Fe

1/21 Annual MLK, Jr Oratorical Fest @ Glenview

1/22 SRI and SMI completed

1/22 F & P due in Illuminate

1/27, 6pm School Site Council (Toller, Anderson, Witte, Ghazizadeh)

1/28 SEL Retreat (Sullivan, Havenar, Alexander, Wong, Smith, Toller, Cuny)

1/28 Shortened Day for Professional Development

1/29 Buy Back Day (Professional Development/No Students)

2016 Assemblies

2/5 Black History Month Assembly

2/20 Oratorical Fest (8:45 lower grades, 10:40am upper grades)

3/3, Bay Area Children's Theater Performance of Aladdin

3/11 Stop Waste Assembly

3/17 Willie Wonka School Performance Assembly

3/18 Disability Awareness Day

4/29 Glenview LGBTQ Pride Day

Moving Minds- Instruction and Academics

2015-16 Oakland Unified Big Question of the Year

2015-16 Big Question

How are we aligning strategies for all targeted groups to ensure closing achievement gaps?

SMI, SRI and F & P Due this Week!

If one of your students was absent, please make sure you go back and assess them. If you need help with this, please talk to Mr. Miller!

Please remember to have your students complete the technology survey after they finish the SMI. It is located on the Glenview launch page.

Professional Development- Weds

We will continue our work with Writing Planning....

Bring your:

- Chromebook

- Any planning tools you need (writing pathways, your writing unit, etc.)

- The piece of work your grade level committed to completing

Moving Bodies- Operations & Logistics

Moving Hearts


Take time this week to reintroduce and spend time with your toolbox tools. Many of you have been sharing that your students have been extra loud or stressed, this is a opportunity to use daily RJ circles, your toolbox and reteaching your behavior with PBIS.

Looking for RJ Circle Ideas for Your Classroom?

The OUSD RJ District Office has developed "A Circle a Day: Questions to Develop Social Emotional Skills" that includes 170 different circles that teachers can facilitate in classrooms. Starting this week, you will receive Weekly Circle Ideas that you can use to encourage community building and social-emotional skills development in your classroom. If you have questions or would like to talk further about classroom circles, please contact Coach C. at

Request for Items for the Restorative Justice Office From Coach C.

"It is time to officially set-up a restorative justice office! The RJ office will be located in the hallway near the elevator, which is past the TK room on the 1st Floor. I would love to fill the space with RJ/Social Justice/Hope posters, soft sitting areas (pillows, beanbag chairs, soft chairs, etc.) in order to create a warm and inviting space so kids feel comfortable when they meet with me. If you have any items that you aren't 'using that you would be willing to donate to the RJ office, please let me know.You can email me at Thanks!"