Staff Weekly Bulletin
~Week 28~March 21-24~
A note of gratitude...
As we wrap up this week, I wish all of you a well deserved break. This job is never-ending so we need to take care of ourselves. We are in a much better position to serve others when our own basic needs are met and our “tank is full". Enjoy your time with family and friends! Much love and respect for all that you do.
~Safe & Welcoming Environment~
~TEACHING & LEARNING~
We are excited to have the opportunity to have award winning author, Ramona Moreno Winner to do a reading and presentation next Weds. from 8:30-9:15 AM for TK-2nd grade and 9:30-10:15 AM for 3rd-5th grades. The interactive assembly will be in SPANISH and will be on the following topic:
-- The Mighty Mesquite assembly – Grades K-6
- Life cycle from seed to tree.
- Food web and adaptation of desert plants and animals.
- Traditional uses of mesquite-tree, seedpods, flowers, sap, and wood.
- Desert weather conditions.
- Culminates with students having an opportunity to taste the flour made from the mesquite-tree seed pods.
See responses to Ramona’s assemblies: https://animoto.com/play/p9NyMkvp3Yx088w06QhZ9g
I have been sent sample books of her's so that if any teachers would like to read and preview this topic they may borrow them for their classes in preparation for the assembly.
All books are bilingual. These are the titles:
The Mighty Mesquite
Freaky Foods from Around the World
The Wooden Bowl
Lucas and His Loco Beans
Please stop by my desk if you would like to check them out for your class!
Past Due - Time Sensitive: February & March: CAL200
February CAL200 PE Minutes report are due March 10th
March CAL200 PE Minutes report are due March 15th
A hard copy of the PE Minutes report can be found in the staff sign-in tablet in the front office. You can also submit your report via the below link.
Please click on the link below to take you to the PE Minutes Teacher Report.
If you have any students that you are potentially thinking to retain, the following steps must take place:
1. multiple SSTs held
2. parent communication
* if you have NOT had ANY SST to this date, you CANNOT recommend a student for retention.
Deadline to meet & communicate with families of their students potential retention is April 29th. A formal letter will be sent to the families outlining their rights retain/not retain their child.
Here are the SST's happening next Tuesday 3/22. I have not scheduled any for Thursday. I will email those teachers individually as I schedule them.
8:45 Jibril Maddox
9:35 Sielo Mgallon
10:20 Bryan Romero
12:45 Ivette Osorio
2:00 Princess McClain
ALL classrooms that submit 100% will earn a Go-gurt Party for the students.
Teachers that encourage their students to submit the enrollment confirmation forms will also get a prize!
OEA/OUSD Non-Approved Personal Days
A gentle reminder, personal days are not allowed the day before/after a holiday.
If you are calling in sick, please submit a doctor's note upon return to work. - No exceptions
-Failure to call for a sub in a timely manner will affect ALL OF US, as a result, your students will be split...and...
No, we cannot/will not use our STIP to cover your absence.
Securing your classroom before the break!
Prior to you leaving for Spring Break, please ensure that you do the following:
1. close ALL blinds in your classroom
2. lock ALL windows and cabinets
3. put away ALL checked out chrome-books in a secure location in your classroom
4. take with you any perishables
5. take with you any small pets (such as lizards and fish)
6. turn off all lights
7. ensure that you lock your classrooms when you exit
As April is approaching, all Temp/Probationary teachers need to schedule the following:
1. pre conference for the long observation
2. long observation
3. post conference for long observation
4. Summative Evaluation Conference
Please provide Nancy these dates by the end of March 18th. The pre-conference need to take place the week of March 21-24.
TK-K & SDC Classrooms
We recently have received concerns from parents that the Kinder classrooms are not swept or trash emptied.
Please know that ALL TK-K & SDC classrooms are part of the daily custodial run sheet. This means that the classrooms are to be cleaned DAILY. Please let Nancy, Ms. T, or Beatrice know if this is not the case.
We also ask that the chairs are picked up daily so that it is easier for Mr. Lopez to sweep and mop.
Thank you for all of our teachers that helped Mr. Lopez with picking up your chairs daily this week. Please ensure that you continue reminding your students.
Wednesday, March 23rd
The Mighty Mesquite Assembly
- TK-2nd grade
- 3rd-5th grades.
- The interactive assembly will be in SPANISH.
SBAC Summative Training for grades 3-5 & RSP/SDC teachers
Location: Beatrice's Office
K-2 BAL PD
Grade level collaboration - submit & share collaboration notes
I. Approve minutes
II. Update from BFE committee
III. Title I Mid year Adjustment recommendations and Approval
IV. Review & Discuss End of Unit Math Assessments
What's coming up?
3/23 - 3:00-4:00 PM - COST meeting
Last day to submit SSTs
3/25 - Holiday/Spring Break
3/28-4/1 - Spring Break
4/8 - ILT
4/8 - SSTs
4/4 - TGDS Long Observations Begin
4/4 - Math Data Chats - tentative
4/8 - SBAC Assembly
4/11 - SBAC starts
Thank you to Mr. Edwards!
The 25 chromebooks and cart have arrived and ready to use, they are located in the office.