Silberstein Superheroes



Just a friendly reminder that we are meeting in the library after dismissal today to meet the new principal, Mr. Heffernan. He will be arriving around 2:30 because he is wanting to observe dismissal, mainly in the front.

He will then be introduced by our Executive Director, Ms. Casas. Mr. Heffernan will speak briefly and will be available after to meet and greet each of you or to answer any questions.

Climate Survey

Check your emails. The climate surveys were sent out this week. Please take time to complete the survey. It would be great to get 100% completion!

I have listed the core beliefs for your convenience and the action steps.


  • Our main purpose is to improve student academic achievement.

  • Effective instruction makes the most difference in student academic performance.

  • There is no excuse for poor quality instruction.

  • With our help, at risk students will achieve at the same rate as non-at risk students.

  • Staff members must have a commitment to children and a commitment to the pursuit of excellence.

Action Steps (School Priorities/ Key Actions):

  • 100% of the Silberstein Faculty and Staff will know and support the campus vision that 100% of our scholars will achieve at 80% mastery and how this belief aligns with the District's core beliefs in an effort to improve student academic performance.

  • Silberstein Teachers will strengthen curriculum alignment through the use of data driven instruction in order to improve student academic achievement.

  • Teachers will utilize data to plan and implement good first quality instruction, reteach lessons, RtI and small group.

  • The leadership team will strengthen the culture of continuous improvement through effective monitoring and accountability systems.

  • Based on the climate survey 85% of faculty and staff will show that they have opportunities to build leadership.

Silberstein Summer School

As we create classes next year we will also be selecting students that are in need of extra interventions. We will be asking you to identify students that would benefit from 14 days of summer school at Silberstein.

May Calendar

I will be sending you the May Calendar today. I hope I didn't forget anything :-)