January 4, 2015
The New Year
I am amazed by the work we do for our students every single day. Your dedication to students and their families is the heart of it all. Prestwood has such an important place in the lives of our students and in our community. I can't wait to see what we do for them in 2016. It is bound to be amazing. Onward!
This Week's Events
6:00 - 7:30 ELAC Meeting (Library)
Tuesday, January 5, 2015
8:30 - 9:00 School Assembly (Blacktop unless raining)
Wednesday, January 6, 2015
1:45 - 3:00 GL Collaboration - Walk to Read Data: 2/3 (Room 12) and 4/5 (Room 34)
Thursday, January 7, 2015
8:30 - 10:00 BEST Day Training for grades 4/5
Friday, January 8, 2015
8:30 - 10:00 BEST Day Training for grades 2/3
Most Likely To Succeed
Staff Meeting on Monday, January 11th:
I am thrilled to announce that the staff survey was unanimous and we will be going all elementary teachers in SVUSD to view a new thought-provoking documentary about education called Most Likely to Succeed. A few of us attended the viewing back in October hosted by the Ed. Foundation. I left the theatre that night thinking about how we can push ourselves to create even more relevance and student-centered learning in our classrooms and school. We never have enough time for reflection on our practice and the educational system we participate in on a daily basis. This film allows some time to do just that. The Sebastiani Theatre will open their doors to us on Monday, January 11th for a special viewing. So, instead of holding our staff meeting on site, we'll take a field trip to the Sebastiani Theatre with the rest of of the 4 elementary teaching staffs! The movie starts promply at 3:30 and ends at 5:00. Classified staff members are also invited to attend on a voluntary basis.
Here is a link to the film trailer: https://vimeo.com/122502930
Outdoor Classroom Meeting
We held our meeting for the outdoor classroom and got some ideas nailed down. We will be working with Nyberg Landscape and will begin in February. This is going to be an amazing space for student learning. Our students will be so lucky!
You have complete discretion for using your class funds as you see fit to support your students. However, our school budget is tight, and unexpected expenses are tough to accommodate. If you have an expense you would like the school to cover, please check with me before spending any money. We will not be able to cover expenses with site funds that don't have prior approval. Thank you for your understanding.
Upcoming Meeting Schedule
Please remember that our meeting schedule is posted in the staff handbook, and you can review it at any time. Also know, that this schedule changes as leadership, the district, or life makes changes necessary. I try to post what I can, but this schedule has our topics for staff and grade level meetings. If you have questions or suggestions, please let me know or talk to your leadership representative. Here is a link to the schedule: https://goo.gl/YwAOs8
Excellent turn out for the Jingle Bell Jog.
Who knew that "multi-use" also meant this?
Hour of Code
Room 40 completed The Hour of Code!
On the Horizon
1/11 BEST Training Day (K/1)
1/11 Staff Meeting
1/11 PTO Meeting
1/12 K/1 Walk to Read Begins
1/4-1/22 District STAR/EarlySTAR
1/21-2/5 Math PT Administration Window
1/21 Spelling Bee in Multi
1/25 District Grade Level Meeting
2/1-2/5 Prestwood Maker Week
2/1 PTO Meeting
2/2 School Site Council
2/5 Math Performance Task
2/8 Staff Meeting
2/22 Staff Meeting
2/23 Writing Training #1 (@ Prestwood)
3/7 District Grade Level Meeting
3/8 Writing Training #2 (@ Prestwood)
4/4 Staff Meeting
4/11 District Grade Level Meeting
4/19 Writing Training #3 (@ Prestwood)
4/25 Staff Meeting
5/9 Staff Meeting
5/23 Staff Meeting