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Jenkins Elementary

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Goodbye to 2015-16 school year.............

  • We are almost there! Tie a knot and keep a grip.
  • Read your emails carefully in the upcoming days...they will help guide you and keep you on the right track.
  • Inventory check in instructions were provided by Dr. Watts; Read her email carefully.
  • Read your end of the year Checklist and make sure you have initials for each area that is applicable to you.
  • Most importantly, it is a fact that "Greater is Coming".
  • You are winning more than you can see, trust the process. :-)
  • Remember, all good things come to an end. But, by seeing the end come to pass, it will allow the new beginning to emerge.
  • Let's keep it moving TEAM JENKINS!!

Pressing forward to higher heights ALWAYS!!!!

Jenkins Elementary Summer Staff Development

Topic: Refining the Workshop Model through Gradual Release

Jenkins Summer Staff Development

July 13 8:00-3:00

July 14 8:00-12:00

Certified teachers are invited to join us for a day and half of collaborative learning as we:

· Enjoy a Guest Speaker

· Learn about the Gradual Release model

· Dig into differentiation

· Engage in vertical conversations

· Revise lessons plans from 2015-16

· 1 PLU & a stipend included

Register with the Coaching Team by April 18 if you will be attending.

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Vision will focus on the three essential components of literacy workshop that will include specific instructional strategies that will target the architecture of the minilesson and conferring in grades K-12 in order to enhance the writing instruction across the district. Elementary teachers will dig deeply into the Units of Study in Writing and learn how to utilize the district resource on a daily basis in their classrooms in order to accelerate writing achievement. Middle and high school teachers will build units of study for literacy workshop in order to enhance the reading and writing instruction that is taking place each day in the classroom. Participants with at least 80% attendance will earn two PLUs; participants with 100% attendance will receive copies of all professional and mentor texts used in their grade level class during the Vision sessions.

What: Vision

When: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm on Aug. 13, Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Dec. 3, and Jan, 21

Where: Discovery High School

Teachers should register in the PD&E tool by May 30, 2016. New hires may register once they have obtained an employee identification number.

Kndg. – #23284

1st gr—#23285

2nd gr—#23286

3rd gr—#23287

4th gr—#23288


GCPS Math Boot Camp

The Math Department is excited for a professional learning opportunity for the 2016-2017 school year. We have dedicated four Saturdays to dig deeper in the AKS at our K-5 Math Boot Camp. K-5 Mathematics teachers will focus their learning on analyzing, understanding, and modeling Mathematics AKS from a concrete level to an abstract level.

The K-5 Math Boot Camp has opened today in the PD&E tool. The course number is #16775.

When: Saturday, August 27th

Saturday, September 24th

Saturday, October 22nd

Saturday, December 10th

Times: 8:00-12:00

Location: Discovery High School

Transforming Literacy for English Learners

Developing the academic language skills of English Learners presents a whole different set of challenges for classroom teachers. This class will provide teachers in every content area with a framework for developing the literacy skills of their ELs while helping them meet academic content standards. Pre-requisite: successful completion of Teaching Academic Language and Content to ELs. K-12 Content Teachers.

Date: 5/31/16-6/3/16

Location: International Newcomers Center

Time: 8:00 AM 1:00 PM

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Georgia Milestones Preliminary Schoolwide Results for 3rd, 4th & 5th grades.

3rd Grade


53%-Level 1/2

47%-Level 3/4


45%-Level 1/2

55%-Level 3/4


49%-Level 1/2

51%-Level 3/4


54%-Level 1/2

46%-Level 3/4

4th Grade


72%-Level 1/2

28%-Level 3/4


69%-Level 1/2

31%-Level 3/4


66%-Level 1/2

34%-Level 3/4


55%-Level 1/2

45%-Level 3/4

5th Grade


64%-Level 1/2

36%-Level 3/4


65%-Level 1/2

35%-Level 3/4


53%-Level 1/2

47%-Level 3/4


52%-Level 1/2

48%-Level 3/4

**Final analysis of Georgia Milestones data is continuing at the district and state level. The results have not been completed for any school at this time. The data review above is simply preliminary results that we are able to analyze at this time. It is important to use multiple data resources to determine a child's overall level of performance and ability of mastering the GCPS AKS and state standards.

**Please ONLY use the data as a snapshot of our students true level of performance and all of the hard work that you have done over this school year.

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Moving Forward in the 2016-17 school year.......

1. We will own ALL of our data and use the results as a teaching tool to adjust the instructional practices here at Jenkins Elementary.

2. The goal will be to INCREASE our Level 3/4 percentages in all subjects on every grade level.

3. As a classroom teacher, remember, the students have been under your direct supervision and instructional practices. The data outcomes are an extension of your guidance, student efforts and their cognitive ability and application.

4.. Data speaks for itself. Be reflective of your impact and teacher effectiveness.

5. The students and parents depend on us to the be the EXPERTS we are as educators.

6. Exemplary Teachers get exemplary student achievement data results.

7. Continue to FOCUS on making GAINS for each child, one by one, and the GROWTH will meet the TARGET.

Onward & Upward we go!!!

Safety and Security

  • Visitors are not allowed inside of a GCPS local school without signing in at the front desk.
  • Visitors must follow the check in and check out procedures.
  • Unauthorized visitors are considered trespassers and action will be taken against them accordingly if necessary.
  • Please do not prop our surrounding doors for any reason. This is a breach against our safety security process and can create an opportunity for an intruder to enter.
  • Practice safe habits for yourself and everyone else daily.
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Celebrate our SHINING KNIGHTS!

Well wishes are our hopes for our Administrative Teammate!

Kristi Ryzcek will be joining Walnut Grove Elementary School to serve as an Assistant Prinicipal in the 2016-17 school year. Kristi has continuously moved "Onward & Upward" since becoming an employee here in GCPS. She is currently working on her Doctorate degree, looks forward to completing her course work and defending her dissertation in the upcoming future. Kristi's leadership as a Assistant Principal here at Jenkins and overall impact to our Administrative Team will be missed. We wish you all the best as you continue to grow as a leader and in your future endeavors.

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End of the Year Celebrations

May 24th

3rd - 10:15 - 11:30 a.m.

4th-11:45 - 1:00 p.m.

5th - 1:15 - 2:30 p.m.

*See modified schedule email from Dr. Smith for changes in lunch, recess, & specials.

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Plan ahead for your own personal childcare needs before Post-Planning days next week.

Schedule for Post-Planning

*Moving from one classroom to the next is your responsibility, not the custodians. All classrooms will come with required teacher furniture and student desks. DO NOT scratch our floors by dragging mental objects across it.

May 25th -3:30 p.m. – 7 –Moving day (Custodial team will support

Kndg. Team with any movement)

May 26th –May 26th-GCPS Mandatory Post-Planning Day; 8:00 a.m. – Noon-Moving day; ******Teacher key turn in to Lisa at 2:00 p.m. (Building open till 7p.m.)

Custodial support provided during the following times:

7:30 a.m. -9:00 a.m. – 5th grade

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – 4th grade

10:30 a.m. – Noon- 3rd grade

Noon -1:30 p.m.- End of the year faculty meeting & luncheon

(Location: cafeteria)

2016 Key Turn-In to Lisa Mosley

Computer check out/check in for the summer

1:30 p.m. -2:30-2nd grade & SPED

2:30 p.m. -3:30 p.m. -1st grade & SPED

May 27th- GCPS Mandatory Post-Planning Day; ALL personal items in room MUST be moved to newly assigned classroom by the end of the work day. Please stack all chairs, desk, boxes on one side of the classroom.(Building open till 7 p.m.)

May 27th- MUST have all signatures and administrator sign-off on end of the year checklist before leaving for the summer.


Upcoming Timeline

  1. OPEN SATURDAYS-May 21st, & 28th-building open 8a.m.- 4p.m.
  2. May 30th- building is CLOSED.
  3. May 31st - June 15th- building open 6a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  4. June 15th-LAST DAY to work in your classroom until July 27th.
  5. July 27th, 28th & 29th-building open 6a.m. - 4p.m.
  6. August 4th- regular building hours for the 2016-17 school year, 6a.m. -7:00 p.m.