Ms. Mac's Memos

April 23rd

Mission & Vision

Park Street Mission:

We Learn. We Grow. We Thrive.



Park Street Vision:

Our vision is to provide a collaborative foundation for successful learning and living through:


P- Positive Experiences

S- Supporting all students

E- Engaging with the community and creating

S- Students of excellence

Week at a Glance

No meetings due to packing up the building. Meetings will resume on May 1st. We will be checking in with grade levels about Schoology, but we realize with two people from each team being in the building to pack up each day, it will be difficult to maintain our normal meeting schedule.


Please be sure to touch base with your grade level teams this week.

Weekly Meeting Schedule

Admin Meetings: Mondays & Thursdays at 1pm


SILT Meetings: Thursdays at 2:30pm


Clerical Meetings: Tuesdays at 10:00am


PLC Meetings: Tuesdays

  • Kindergarten- 11:30am
  • 1st grade- 1:00pm
  • 2nd grade- 3:00pm
  • 3rd grade- 9:00am
  • 4th grade- 12:00pm
  • 5th grade- 2:30pm
  • ID teachers- 11:30am


FYI...Mac's Memos will be sent Monday-Thursday

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Frequently Used Links

Staff Shout out Link

Here is the link to add a staff shout out: https://forms.gle/SjUwnFK6Dc3zHbNi6

Zoom Live Lesson Form

We know you have started live lessons and we are excited to see all the amazing things you are doing. Use this hyperlink to access the document PS Live & Recorded Lessons. Log your live lesson(s) schedule. We know many of you store recorded lessons in different areas of your individual or grade level folders. Share where you store your recorded lessons. There is a tab for each HR teacher and additional tabs for ESOL, EIP, IRR, and Specialists.


The document has an “example” tab.

Example 1: If you teach the same subject the same day or days using a recurring Zoom link.


Example 2: If you teach subjects on the same day OR different day using a new Zoom link every time.


Example 3: Ms. Vogt completed her tab for this week.


The document allows administration and coaches one stop access to everyone’s lessons. We will add the link to Mac’s Memo so you may update the document as your lessons progress or as links change. Do not hesitate to ask any questions.

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LEARN

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Assistant Principals' Corner

Grading

(K-8) Guidelines from the District: (sent to families)

Teachers will determine the average of the first three grading periods for each student – this “base average” will be used as the standard for whether any work completed during the school closure will help or hurt a given student. Scores on assignments during distance learning should not be entered if they fall below the given student’s “base average”. Traditional progress reports for “Quarter 4” would normally be visible in Aspen by April 30; this report will not be generated given our sensitivity to our students’ access to technology and the flexibility we want to provide in completing assignments. You can still, however, see your student's current progress/grade in Aspen at any time by logging into Aspen and clicking on the “Academics” tab, located on the left side. As students and families have specific questions about assignments and grades, please contact your child’s teacher.

(3rd-5th)

Teachers please be reminded that you are continuing to collect grades for Q4. The minimum expectation is:

  • 2 Reading/Writing grades and 1 Math grade per week. That grade can be any grade they want to pull (the district did not specify so you could use discussion board comment, writing assignment, etc.)
  • Science and SS should be one culminating project grade for the quarter
  • There will be an option in Aspen to mark "inc" in the event the student doesn't complete an assignment.

F/P Assessments

Typically you would complete a final F/P assessment and enter this information into Aspen. This year, please add information from your most recent F/P assessment for Quarter 4. Quarter 4 includes Accuracy and Comprehension. If you don't have all of this information, please add what you have.

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Student supplies pick up

Just a reminder, we changed the supply pick up days to be tomorrow, Friday, April 24th from 10am-1pm and Tuesday, April 28 from 4-7pm. Please share the updated information with your families.

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GROW

Summer School

Teachers, feel free to complete the summer school registration on behalf of families. We realize some families may need assistance and it will be easier for you to register their child. Please continue to send out the survey until the May 6th deadline.

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THRIVE

Building will no longer be accessible after MAY 1ST

May 1st is the final deadline for anyone to access the building. After May 1st, the construction crew will begin preparing the building and exterior spaces for demo. Any item that does not have a label will be left in the building and will demolished.


Please be sure to take any items of personal value home. Also, if you are concerned about fragile items being broken, please take these home as well.


Any items that are boxed will be moved out prior to demo and you will NOT have access to them until we move into our new building.

Boxes

We will have a beautiful new building and we want our classrooms to be fresh, inviting, and bright. Please try and limit your classroom boxes to 15-20, with two additional storage containers. We understand that classroom libraries take up about 9 and teacher editions take up about 2-3 more.


We want to be realistic about what you need, but please remember if you did NOT use it this year, it needs to either go home or be thrown away. Storage space is limited in the new building and I don't want you to have to do double work on the back end of throwing away excess things that won't fit in your classrooms.


Staff Shout Outs... (please submit shout-outs by 3pm)

1. Linda Skaggs

Skaggs, thank you for all your help with packing up my room. I would not be this far along without you! Thank you, thank you!

2. Stephanie Sims

Sims, thank you for all your time and energy with helping me pack. Thank you for always going above and beyond for our kiddos. I appreciate all the time you have spent with me zooming, texting, calling and taking care of what we need to do for our kiddos' online learning!

Coaches' Corner

Virtual Camp