Wilson News

May 2, 2016

Happy Birthday Debbie M. (5/4), Laurie (5/4), & Justine (5/8)!

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Good Morning, Wilson Team,

I hope you had a nice weekend and were able to enjoy the warm weather. I had a bit of a stressful "Mommy" weekend as I spent most of the day Saturday in Sacramento at the ER. My oldest daughter, Libby, had her last volleyball tournament at CalExpo and after diving for a loose ball and colliding with a steel beam, we found ourselves in the emergency room. Thankfully it was only her knee and not her head that struck the beam! Needless to say, however, it was a very scary event!

On another note, I want to reiterate how much forethought went into determining assignments for next year. I also wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the conversations that took place prior. Although I was unable to place everyone in their ideal assignment, please know that every decision I made was done through the lens of "what is BEST for kids".

I am looking forward to our work ahead as we grow as grade level teams and work together to do what is best for kids!

I BELIEVE that 2016-2017 will be an AWESOME year for our TEAM and hope that you will join me in this optimism!

Important Reminders for the Week:

  • CAASPP Testing Begins this week (5/1-5/13)
  • Recesses will take place at 10:40-11:00. The Leadership Team decided that we will all have recess together. Let's give it a try!
  • No AM intervention classes, (5/1-5/13)
  • CAASPP Stretching with Mrs. Denman, Tuesday-Friday @ 8:35 AM in the field
  • Bucket Fillers Due by Friday @ 9:45 AM
  • Special Olympics, Friday, 5/6
  • Jog-a-Thon Money Due, Friday, 5/6

CAASPP Testing Reminders

  • All anchor charts, word walls, sentence stems/starters, math charts, etc MUST be covered!
  • SSID Cards are secured items. Please collect, count, and store daily!
  • Hang both testing signs (whiteboard & outside of door) & remove when done testing
  • No late students will be permitted to class. They will wait in room 17
  • No cell phones may be used during testing!
  • Please call the office for any testing questions/concerns & Diana, Craig, or I will help
  • Recess for all grades = 10:40-11:00
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What Does it Mean to Teach Like a Pirate?

P=Passion (Rediscover your professional/content passion!)

I=Immerse (Immerse yourself in the lesson)

R=Rapport (Build rapport/relationships with your students)

A=Ask/Analyze (What could I do to make this lesson better? Reflect!)

T=Transformation (Transform your teaching! Push yourself out of your comfort zone!

E=Enthusiasm (Your demeanor will influence your students! Would you want to be a student in your class?)

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"Teamwork Makes the Dream Work" in Action Around Wilson!

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