The Weekly Rocket

Week of April 4 -May 8, 2015

This Weeks Updates

Our weekly electronic newsletter supports the communication and learning community at PS 107X. We welcome any ideas or information to enhance our weekly newsletter.


SHOUT OUT!

    • To Ms. Suazo-Moore and Ms. O'Blines for filming the PS 107X Commercial! (Soon to be shared)
    • HAPPY TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK!


    Weekly Highlights

    • Quality Review----- Friday, May 15th ----Monday Schedule will be followed for Preps and Flow of the Day ---> Reading, Guided Reading, Math, Writing, Science
    • ALL Bulletin Boards should be changed (inside and outside)
    • PLEASE DE CLUTER YOUR ROOMS. No piles of paper should be visible.
    • MOSL Testing Grades 3-5 this week
    • Classroom libraries should be organized.
    • EVERY student should have a book baggie, knows their reading level, a book log, and books at their reading level. If you need a book baggie for a new student, please see Ms. Otto.
    • Please make sure to be diligent with students safety and are supervised at all times. Students should be escorted by an adult to the bathroom, the lunchroom, and dismissal.
    • As part of Danielson Domain 4--- Student Binders should be updated with current work
    • ALL Staff, please continue to support our schools PBIS initiative by wearing your Rocket Bucks, distributing to all students, and attending the Rocket Store at your scheduled time
    • Teachers please include online resources in homework sheets (i-ready/vport math/ myon, etc.) See Ms. Oblines or Mr. Lampson for your students log in information


    Instructional Focus This years instructional focuses are: 1. Guided instruction 2. Analyzing data to inform instruction 3. Co-presenting professional development


    As a REMINDER...

    • QR will be on Friday, May 15, 2015
    • ALL TEACHERS please check the QR checklist in your box for specifics on what needs to be put in place for the Quality Review 5/15/15.


    Monday 5/4/15---Guided Reading @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am (Push-in teachers please be in your push in class by 9:00 a.m.)

    • 4th Grade Science MOSL 8:30am - 11:30am
    • APPLE Program PD 10am - 12pm -----> Room 423 (Computer classes in room 421 CANCELED TODAY)
    • CPR TARINING 9am - 3pm room 401F (Science Room): Spencer, Spencer-Stewart, Yarde, Mosley, Valentine, Robinson, Diaz, Moore, Najera
    • Monday PD Schedule @ 2:20pm:-- DRA Norming in Room 211---- K-1 Teachers, Ms. Marrero, Mr. Rivera, Ms. Gomez ----- Grades 3-5: Review Writing Unit--- Meet in Room 428
    • Guided Instruction period back to normal: K-2: Skills & Guided READING

    <--- VERY IMPORTANT to set protocols

    • DREAMERS After School Program for Grades 3-4 ---- 2:20pm - 5:30pm
    • READ After School Program --- 2:20 - 5:15 pm
    • Harmony After School Program Grade 2 ---- 2:20 - 5:15
    • ASPIRA After School Program for Grades 3-5 ---- 2:20pm - 5:45pm


    Tuesday 5/5/15---Guided Reading @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am (Push-in teachers please be in your push in class by 9:00 a.m.)

    • Happy Teacher Appreciation Day!
    • ELA MOSL Testing Grades 3-5
    • Guided Instruction period back to normal: K-2: Skills & Guided READING
    • <--- VERY IMPORTANT to set protocols for independent reading

    • Parent Engagement Time: 2:20 pm - 3:00 pm: Kindergarten Parent PD in Rm 213/ Early Childhood PD: Ms. Otto & Ms. Marrero in Room 211 Professional Inquiry Time Grades 1-5: Continue to work on classrooms for QR. make sure to have anchor charts for writing, de cluter classrooms, and organized libraries.
    • DREAMERS After School Program for Grades 3-4 ---- 2:20pm - 5:30pm
    • READ After School Program --- 2:20 - 5:15 pm
    • Harmony After School Program Grade 2 ---- 2:20 - 5:15
    • ASPIRA After School Program for Grades 3-5 ---- 2:20pm - 5:45pm


    Wednesday 5/6/15---Guided Reading @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am (Push-in teachers please be in your push in class by 9:00 a.m.)

    • ELA MOSL Testing Grades 3-5
    • Guided Instruction period back to normal: K-2: Skills & Guided READING
    • <--- VERY IMPORTANT to set protocols for independent reading

    • ACADEMIC WEDNESDAY: Please support our 3rd -5th grade students by wearing GREEN
    • DREAMERS After School Program for Grades 3-4 ---- 2:20pm - 5:30pm
    • Last day of READ After School Program --- 2:20 - 5:15 pm
    • Harmony After School Program Grade 2 ---- 2:20 - 5:15
    • ASPIRA After School Program for Grades 3-5 ---- 2:20pm - 5:45pm


    Thursday 5/7/15 ---Guided Reading @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am (Push-in teachers please be in your push in class by 9:00 a.m.)
    • MATH MOSL Grades 3-5
    • K-2: Skills & Guided READING <--- VERY IMPORTANT to set protocols for independent reading
    • DREAMERS After School Program for Grades 3-4 ---- 2:20pm - 5:30pm
    • Harmony After School Program Grade 2 ---- 2:20 - 5:15
    • ASPIRA After School Program for Grades 3-5 ---- 2:20pm - 5:45pm


    Friday 5/1/15 --- Learning Binders (Please take this time to make sure students work is organized in their learning binders. That students can talk about the work in their binders --- and that you have a conversation with students about ways for them to improve)

    • Math MOSL Grades 3-5
    • First Day of DREAMERS for 2nd Graders
    • Community Works Dance Program Planning Meeting- K-202, 1-305, 2-421 Time TBD
    • After School Program for Grades 2-4 ---- 2:20pm - 5:30pm
    • Harmony After School Program Grade 2 ---- 2:20 - 5:15
    • ASPIRA After School Program for Grades 3-5 ---- 2:20pm - 5:45pm


    Announcements:

    • To all teachers, please make sure daily homework indicates independent reading, and all online learning V-Math, I Ready, and MyOn.
    • All homework should be checked.


    On going reminders:

    • Continue to greet our learners with kindness, organized, colorful, learning environments and with honest preparation for becoming literate, mathematicians, scientists, historians, critical thinkers, willing and able to solve world problems, in other words PLAN, meaningful, productive interactive, and engaging lessons.
    • Routines should be put into practice during guided reading so that students small groups who are not working with a teacher, are engaged in activities/centers that support their ELA needs. If you need ideas or suggestions please see one of the coaches.

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    Upcoming Events:

    5/15/15- Quality Review

    5/4/15--- CPR Training

    5/4-5/13---NYSESLAT Testing by Mr. Morales

    5/4-5/8---- MOSL Testing Grades 3-5

    5/11-5/22- DRA End of Year Testing

    5/11-5/29- MOSL Testing Grades K-2

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