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Teacher Times & Week at a Glance Week of 10.5.15


  • Shout out to Jennie and Emma for building connections and bringing middle school Life Academy students to support our students!
  • Thank you Jennie for creating a letter to invite families into the classroom to celebrate the many wonderful cultures and languages represented at our school. Click the link to the Family Read Aloud Letter to copy and share with your families.
  • Thank you Arcelia, Jacqui, and Aurora for your amazing ideas and hard work building strong partnerships with families!
  • Shout out to Tania, Yesenia, Jonathan, Coach Kenny, and Coach Damion for braving the weather for indoor gym recesses during both the morning and afternoon recesses! Thank you for keeping students safe and active while solving the occasional conflict :)
  • Thank you Megan for your leadership around Latino/a Read-In Week. From the resources you shared to the robust library you're building in your room, you're such an asset to ALL our readers and teachers!
  • Thank you Dina and Daniel for going above and beyond for our 5th graders. You both led such a strong, positive 5th grade parent meeting.
  • Thank you Alex and Ryan for reaching out to cool community resources. The ASPCA visit was so exciting for your kids.
  • Thank you Claudia for everything you do. You managed to welcome, support, and encourage new families and students this week all while keeping our front office on-point.
  • Thank you Emma for your OEA leadership. It's not an easy job, and you're keeping everyone informed and engaged!
  • Ryan - you are a wonderful teacher. TCN is so lucky to have you. Thank you for being an awesome educator, thought-partner, buddy teacher, and friend!!
  • Thank you Maddie for your persistence and effort to connect teachers and families with resources from the refugee office. Thank you to teachers of refugee and recent immigrant families for taking advantage of the supports and doing the hard work of finding translators for various languages.

Actions Requested

While reading the TT, please add important dates to your personal calendars or to-do lists and click the links!

This Week:

  • Grades 2-5: Student Council applications are in your boxes. Please distribute to students and make copies as needed.
  • First 5 Family Conferences: Please document meetings with families for the 1st 5 family conferences. If you need support please reach out to Allison or Maddie.

This Month:

  • Elect two representatives and one alternate for Student Council by Friday, October 23rd.
  • Books for our classrooms! Each grade level is receiving $250 from the Scholastic Dollars Catalog to help build our libraries. Please take the time to determine your library needs. You should have received an email from Scholastic asking you to submit your wishlist. Please contact Allison if you have not received an email. Feel free to browse the catalog here!

As Needed:

  • Reimbursement Forms - Click here for a link to the OUSD Reimbursement Form. If you are not already set up as an external vendor, you will need to fill out this form as well.
  • Need to meet with Allison? Set an appointment here or check her calendar here
  • Need supplies, SST, buildings & grounds, COST referral etc.? Find the form you are looking for at
  • Want to share pictures, appreciations or upcoming events. Please email Jennifer with TT in the subject line by end of day Monday to be included in the next issue of the Teacher Times. Teacher Times will be sent out Fridays at 8am.

Week of 10.5.15

Monday, October 5th

  • 2nd/4th Progress Monitoring Release

Tuesday, October 6th

  • 1st/5th Progress Monitoring Release
  • Vida Verde Family Info Meeting 4th grade Families [5:30pm, B203]

Wednesday, October 7th

  • TCN PD [2:15pm - 3:30pm, B107]
  • 1st Grade Family Potluck [5:30pm - 6:30pm, 1st grade patio]

Thursday, October 8th

  • 'Wired Parent' Technology Workshop with Ms. Allison [8:30-9:30am, Computer Lab]
  • 3rd/Kinder Progress Monitoring Release
  • TCN Family Literacy Night [5:30pm - 7:00pm]

Friday, October 9th

  • Julia Out
  • Ryan Out
  • Panther Paw Assembly - 2nd Grade
  • Student Council Applications due to Ms. Lewis

Week of 10.12.15

Monday, October 12th

  • Ryan Out
  • Allison Off-site [at TC Coaching Institute]
  • Student Council Meeting [12:20pm - 12:40pm, B107]
  • Staff Meeting [3:15pm - 4:30pm]

Tuesday, October 13th

  • Ryan Out
  • Allison Off-site [at TC Coaching Institute]

Wednesday, October 14th

  • Ryan's Birthday!
  • Allison Off-site [at TC Coaching Institute]
  • TCN PD [2:15pm - 3:30pm]

Thursday, October 15th

  • Allison Off-site [at TC Coaching Institute]
  • CCEC Drill: Earthquake/Fire 'The Great Shakeout' [10:15am]

Friday, October 16th

  • PD Day for Teachers

Upcoming Events

  • TCN will be participating in the FIRST ANNUAL LATINO READ-A-THON the week of October 5 - 9. More information to come. Check out this link to read about the most recent Pura Belpre award winners on the American Library Website.
  • Hispanic Heritage month is September 15 - October 15. During the month, PBS is streaming some AMAZING documentaries for free! Check them out!
  • TCN Super Stars Family Literacy Night - Mark your calendar! TCN's annual Family Literacy Night is Thursday, October 8, 5:30pm - 7:00pm.
  • TCN/ICS Family Science Night - Engineering Extravaganza! TCN and ICS are teaming up once again to host a hands-on evening of engineering activities on Thursday, October 29th, 5:30-6:30pm.


  • FREE BOOKS! dd's DISCOUNTS is partnering with First Book to bring 20,000 brand new, FREE books to kids in the Bay Area. Click here to RSVP and to receive more event details (this is a first come, first serve opportunity). Book pick up is Thursday, October 8th, 2:00pm - 5:00pm in San Leandro.
  • Field Trips to Cal Performances - Apply for a free sponsorship for Cal Performances. (Normally it's $8 per kid). See this link for the brochure.
  • TCN Chromebook Use - Please read this document for TCN Chromebook Procedures and Norms.
  • Wireless Printing: Click here for directions to set up printing from your Chromebook to the new wireless printer in the teacher workroom.
  • - Fuel Your School - Start submitting on September 1st! See website for more info.
  • The Marshall Memo - A Weekly Round-up of Important Ideas and Research in K-12 Education. Check out the current issue with articles about 'Emotional health and self-renewal in classrooms' and more.
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