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Teacher Times & Week at a Glance Week of 2.22.16


  • Thank you to everyone who made No One Sits Alone day such a success!
  • Thank you teachers for welcoming Naturebridge Instructors into your classrooms. Special thanks to Dina, Daniel and Sarah for allowing them to spend large blocks of time observing the great work in your rooms!
  • Thank you Emma and Ryan for being great recruiters and sharing TCN's job posting with many people and networks!
  • Thank you Kathy for being such a tremendous addition to our TCN community. TCN was so lucky to have you be a part of it's early days, to ensure it got on the right trajectory, and we are incredibly honored that you came back to support our youngest striving readers. Thank you for your work and partnership!
  • Inspired by how 1st and K are using part of extended collaboration to continue the work they started in our last PD cycle and with Rebecca
  • Ryan, thank you for your support of all of our spellers, including bringing Jerlin and her mom to the citywide bee and cheering them on!

Actions Requested

While reading the TT, please add important dates to your personal calendars or to-do lists and click the links!

This Week:

  • TGDS Peer Observations kick off next week! All of the materials can be found here. This doc explains the process. Using TeachBoost is optional, and this form is recommended. The debrief protocol is here.

  • TCN is staffing! Thanks for sharing our teacher job posting and FRC coordinator job posting with strong candidates and relevant networks.

  • Double Check that your grade level shared your extended collaboration agenda with Maddie

  • Math Night: Sign up to lead a workshop or volunteer for Family Math Night on Thursday, February 25th from 5:30-6:30pm.

As Needed:

  • Reimbursement Forms - Click here for a link to the OUSD Reimbursement Form. If you are not already set up as an external vendor, you will need to fill out this form as well.
  • Need to meet with Allison? Set an appointment here or check her calendar here
  • Need supplies, SST, buildings & grounds, COST referral etc.? Find the form you are looking for at
  • Want to share pictures, appreciations or upcoming events. Please email Jennifer with TT in the subject line by end of day Monday to be included in the next issue of the Teacher Times. Teacher Times will be sent out Fridays at 8am.

Week of 2.22.16

Monday, February 22nd

Tuesday, February 23rd

  • Kinder Field Trip to Junior Center of Arts and Science
  • SSC [3:15pm - 4:30pm]
  • Student Council [3:00pm - 4:00pm]

Wednesday, February 24th

  • TCN & ICS Parent Academy (9:00am - 10:30am)
  • TCN PD [2:15pm - 3:30pm, E101]
  • Action: Return Home School Folders to the FRC

Thursday, February 25th

  • 3rd Grade Community Garden Visit
  • ILT [3:15pm - 4:30pm]
  • TCN Family Math Night [5:30pm - 6:30pm]

Friday, February 26th

  • First Grade Field Trip - Cal Performances
  • Panther Paw Assembly [Kinder]
  • Fire Drill - 9:00am
  • SF Opera Visits 4/5 [10:30am - 11:15am, Gym]
  • Action: Sign Weekly Attendance Reports

Week of 2.29.16

Monday, February 29th

  • Mariya Out
  • 3rd Grade Assessment Release
  • Maddie Off Site [1:30pm - 4:00pm, SBAC training]

Tuesday, March 1st

  • Mariya Out
  • Damion Out
  • Ryan Off Site [math PD]
  • Kinder Assessment Release
  • Student Council [3:00pm - 4:00pm]

Wednesday, March 2nd

  • Mariya Out
  • TCN PD [2:15pm - 3:30pm, E101]

Thursday, March 3rd

  • 4th Grade Assessment Release
  • ILT [3:15pm - 4:30pm]
  • Action: Return Home School Folders to FRC

Friday, March 4th

  • Megan Out
  • Panther Paw Assembly - Kinder
  • 1st Grade Assessment Release
  • Action: Sign Weekly Attendance Report

Upcoming Events

  • Math Night, Feb. 25, 5:30pm - 6:30pm - Plan an activity or sign up to lead a station! More details above. Link to sign-up and resources here!
  • Digital Learning Day (#DLDay) is on February 17th. In the spirit of technology integration, check out all the fun activities on
  • Oakland Running Festival - March 20, 2016. Come run or walk with TCN as part of the Oakland Ed Fund Team on Sunday March 20th. Support Oakland and have fun as a team! Register here!


  • Reading Workshop Units of Study: Remember way back when we did our own course of study in a text band during PD? Remember how you found yourself thinking, "I love this!" Well guess what? Now you can do a video course of study! TC just released online courses of study on the new units of study for each grade level. Check them out here!
  • BookMentors: This is a great resource similar to Donor’s Choose only for requesting books. You can start a book drive or simply request a single book. Check it out!
  • Science Pacing Guides - Thank you Sarah for providing updated pacing guides. All pacing guides can be found in Drive.
  • New Tools for Teaching ELs - Bay Area Writing Project is hosting a weekend workshop on February 27th. Check out the website for more details and to register.
  • TCN Chromebook Use - Please read this document for TCN Chromebook Procedures and Norms.
  • Wireless Printing: Click here for directions to set up printing from your Chromebook to the new wireless printer in the teacher workroom.
  • The Marshall Memo - A Weekly Round-up of Important Ideas and Research in K-12 Education. Check out the current issue.
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