Prestwood Messenger

February 8, 2016

Maker Faire!

What a great week we had in the Maker Room. First off, we need to acknowledge Kathy Irvin who brought all this together. If you see her this week, be sure to let her know how much we appreciate her work. Secondly, we have a lot of things planned for our Maker Fair on Tuesday. Make sure to bring your projects into the MPR and then come back with your class to tour the room.

Rick Phelan will be on campus between 8:30 and 10 on Tuesday with some robotics stuff. If you want to see what he brings, schedule some time to check him out.

Finally, we will have a parent night from 5:00 to 7:00 on Tuesday. There will be food trucks and lots of fun. Consider making an appearance if you are able.

Have a great week!

This Week's Events

Monday,February 8, 2016

8:20 - 9:20 IEP (Katzel)

9:30 - 10:30 IEP (Pagano)

10:30 - 11:30 IEP (Pipkin)

11:30 - 12:30 SST (Pipkin)

1:00 - 2:00 IEP (Griffith)

3:00 - 4:30 Staff Meeting

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Prestwood Maker Fair

8:30 - 4:00 Equity at the Core Conference (Jason in Santa Rosa)

2:50 - 3:50 SST (Peterson)

5:00 - 7:00 Maker Faire Family Night

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

8:30 - 4:00 Equity at the Core Conference (Jason in Santa Rosa)

1:35 - 2:30 Collaboration: Walk to Read curriculum groups - sharing best practices

Thursday, February 11, 2016

11:00 - 11:45 Visiting Author Jory John

Friday, February 12, 2016

Staff Development Day


Postcards for Students

I will be giving you 4 more postcards at staff meeting this Monday. Think about some students that you would like to give some encouraging words. Your postcards mean a lot to our students.

ELA Performance Task

Third through Fifth Grade Teachers: The window for the ELA Performance Task is this week and next: 2/8 through 2/19. A set of administration instructions and protocol will be in your boxes Monday. Please make sure that you teach the 30 minute Classroom Activity one to two days prior to administering the first test. A copy of the classroom activity for your grade level will be provided for you along with the aforementioned administration instructions. Beth or Fred will be available to assist you in the lab, but you will be setting up your test session and on your laptop.

Staff Development Day

Our staff development day is coming up. We will be taking time to look at performance tasks, talk about what elements are important, and score student work. While it is different than previous Staff Development days, this work is a different kind of staff development and will support our school math goal. Please go with an open mind and find ways this work can support your grade level COI for Math Discourse which we started earlier in the year.

Night Custodian

We now have a full-time night custodian. This means that your rooms will be cleaned every other day. The exception to this is the Kindergarten and Pre-school which are cleaned every day.

Busy Thursday

This Thursday will be busy. Adele will be doing a performance first thing in the morning for some upper grade classes. At 11:00 we will be joined by visiting author Jory John. This author is for K-2 classes. Because it is during K/1 walk to read, we will need to cancel Thursday for K/1. Also, the author will likely be presenting through the recess time for K/1, so they should plan on eating first and having recess when the 4th and 5th grade students have recess.

Leadership Notes

Please find the notes from the last leadership meeting on the bottom of the agenda at this link.

On the Horizon

2/8 Staff Meeting

2/9 Prestwood Maker Faire and Maker Night

2/11 Adele Harrison performance for grades 4 and 5

2/11 Visiting Author Jory John

2/12 Staff Development @ Altimira

2/15 No School

2/17 School Assembly

2/21 Father/Daughter Event

2/22 Staff Meeting

2/22 ELAC Meeting

2/23 Writing Training #1 (@ Prestwood)

2/29 Staff Development Day

3/1 School Assembly

3/3 School Site Council

3/4 Prestwood GATE Symposium

3/7 District Grade Level Meeting

3/8 Writing Training #2 (@ Prestwood)

3/7-3/18 STAR/EarlySTAR

4/4 Staff Meeting

4/11 District Grade Level Meeting

4/25 Staff Meeting

5/9 Staff Meeting

5/9-5/20 STAR/EarlySTAR

5/23 Staff Meeting