Celina Curriculum Newsletter
Volume 2 Issue 5 - December 2021
What's in this Issue?
This Newsletter includes the following: Upcoming Events, Meetings, and Breaks, Amplify in Action Continues, Literacy Update, Bulldog Talk Update, ACL Implementation Committee, District Vision, Mission, and Beliefs and Goals, December Curriculum Update, and 21-22 Celina Professional Development (PD) Plan.
Upcoming Events, Meetings, and Breaks
Here are upcoming events, meetings, and breaks:
-Holiday Break: December 23 - January 2 (students return to classes on January 4).
-January 3rd PD Day: Celina staff will participate in a Professional Learning Day (Details were shared via email to staff).
-Summer Enrichment Meeting: We are holding two voluntary, information-seeking sessions for our K-6 Summer Enrichment Program. The purpose of the session(s) is to collect feedback from this past summer's program and share potential ideas for this year's Program. Interested teachers would only need to attend one of the sessions. Meeting dates/times/locations: 1/11/21 at 3:30 in CPS Media Center OR 1/13/21 at 3:30 in CES PD Room.
-DLT Meeting: The Celina DLT will meet on January 19 from 7:00-8:30 am at Celina High School Media Center.
Amplify in Action Series Continues
Here are episodes that were released in December:
Episode 2 (Amy Stammen: 4th Grade at Celina Elementary)
Episode 3 (Hannah Schwieterman, Aaron Winner, Brittany Giere, and Lauryn Timmerman: 3rd Grade at Celina Elementary)
The purpose of the Series is to share the impact story of implementing our Amplify literacy resources in grades K-8. Past episodes can be found here.
ACL Implementation Committee to be Formed
As with our Literacy Program, we would like to start an Assessment Capable Learner (ACL) Implementation Committee. All Celina teachers are welcome. The purpose of this Committee is to design and monitor implementation of our ACL district-wide strategy. This includes designing professional learning experiences and timelines, reviewing/analyzing implementation data, etc. Reach out to Vaughn Ray (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested.
Vision, Mission, and Beliefs
Below you will find our District Vision, Mission, and Beliefs and Goals for the 21-22 school year. Currently, we have a two-pronged approach for our staff professional development (which we are monitoring with our goals): Assessment Capable Learners (ACL) and Literacy.
Celina Curriculum is on Facebook and Twitter
Celina Curriculum is on FaceBook (@CelinaCurriculum) and Twitter (@BulldogLearning). The purpose of these pages is to provide Celina teachers and the school community with information and resources to implement our district strategy and provide high-quality instructional practices that challenge, prepare, and empower our students.
December Curriculum Update
Celina City Schools Curriculum Director Vaughn Ray shares his December update on January 3rd Professional Development Day, Math Curriculum, Amplify in Action video series, and Bulldog Talk with Celina Primary teacher Kelsey Gudorf.
Celina City Schools PD Plan for 21-22 School Year
Below is our Staff Professional Development Plan for the 21-22 school year.