Mrs. Berger's Weekly Update!

January 19th, 2016

Dear Families,

I hope everyone had a wonderful three day weekend! Last week in homeroom we discussed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his contribution in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

The semester is quickly coming to a close. If your students are following along with the class connect schedule and they are not quite at 50% in a few subjects please do not be overly concerned. Their grade should not be affected. I would rather them stay on the class connect schedule if the classes help them, and be a few percentages behind than to hurry along just to get to 50%.

Please read the important information below for updates for the week!

As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


April : )

Your OLS Progress Goal is 49% by January 22nd

Click above to view and print the weekly progress goal tracker

Important Information

  • MANY items were due Friday 1/15. Please see the calendar below for important items that were due. Although they will now be marked late, it is still better to turn them in late than to not turn them in at all.
  • The Q2 work sample cover sheet is posted on symbaloo for your reference.
  • Work samples need to have the proper heading and the cover sheet completed. If they do not they will be returned to be revised and returned. Thank you for understanding. Samples can be found on the symbaloo page.
  • Assignments can be mailed to my home address above or emailed.

Mark Your Calendars

2nd Quarter: November 5th to January 27th


  • 15th LP4 PE Log Due 12/2-1/12
  • 15th PE Semester 1 Assignment Due
  • 15th Q2 Work Samples Due- Original Work
Language Arts (Composition, GUM, Vocab AND Literature)
    Math, Science, History, Art and Music (if applicable)
    • 15th Composition Due- “Persuasive” Unit 4 Pre-writing & Final Paper
    • 15th Math TGA Due- Unit 5 Lesson 13
    • 15th Literature- Critical Skills Assessment- Unit 9
    • 15th History Writing Assignment Due- Unit 5
    • 18th Martin Luther King Day- No School
    • 24th-29th National School Choice Week
    • 27th End of Quarter 2 / 1st Semester
    • 29th LP5 PE Log Due 1/13-2/17

    Check the weekly OLS plan for links to the following weekly class connect sessions:

    Class Connect Classes For All 6th Graders
    • Homeroom: Mondays 9:30a.m. (Optional)
    • Math: Tuesdays-Fridays 9a.m.
    • Language Arts for GUM and Composition: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11a.m.

    Class Recordings

    If your student cannot make a live session they will be recorded and available to watch at a later time. Access the link to the recording on the weekly plan on the day and time of the session you missed

    Student Support Classes

    Students may be invited to 1-3 classes per week. The students invited to the classes are subject to change weekly. Links to the classes, if invited, will appear on your weekly plan.

    About Me

    This year marks my 1st year as a teacher with CAVA, and 5th year teaching overall. Prior to teaching here I worked for Capistrano Unified as an elementary school teacher. I also worked as an English Language Development Support Teacher for Vista Unified overseeing the ELD program at my school site. I have been married to my husband Matt, a firefighter for OCFA, for 17 years. We have two children. Ryan is 13 and Claire is 10. We live in Ladera Ranch. On the weekends you can find me on the soccer field watching my son play or at the pool watching my daughter compete in local swim meets. When we have a weekend free of sports you will usually find us at the beach! I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, running, riding my beach cruiser, and making digital scrapbooks with our family photos!