Eagle's Eye View

Growing Juntos

Week at a Glance 12-7-15 to 12-11-15

ZIS Vision: One Child, Two Languages - Unlimited Possibilities


ZIS Mission: We will provide and assist each student with a well-rounded and differentiated education that is centered around the immersion of the Spanish language and cultures to prepare them for a global society.


Instructional Focus: The SIOP Model in ALL classrooms. Please, por favor, PLEASE review, use, and reflect upon the components of SIOP and continue conversations within your grade level meetings during your common planning times. I believe in the use of this model and want to implement it with fidelity as we grow our eagles into bilingual and biliterate citizens.


Lunes - LOD is Spanish


  • My Papa and Keke are coming to have lunch today with me. Feel free to come get some grandparent love if you want. I CAN'T WAIT! I love them so much!
  • As we use LOD, please do so with fidelity. I understand it is a change, but some students are really doing it well, and others are not...same with teachers and paras. It takes a village, but together we can really help increase the amount of Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills amongst us ALL...myself included. I have to be better, too.
  • PTA Board Meeting tonight at 6:30. Please, let me know if you want me to share any news or information.
  • Today, at 9:00, I have a radio interview with Qué Buena. I will be out of the building just for a little while. I will be able to share about our KG Tours and talk about your greatness. Please, e-mail me anything you all think I should share in the interview about Zarrow's greatness. :-)
  • Corazón will be hanging out with Sra. Lagers today. So, if you need a relaxing second to breathe she is available for her Therapy Dog services. ;-)
  • Weekly Gathering today in the library.
  • Zumba at 4:45-5:45
  • I will be out of the building at 1:30 for a presentation about Zarrow for Community Action Project (A.K.A.: CPA KG Tour)
  • Please, promote our LOD. Gracias


Martes - LOD is English


  • Class Pix Today
  • KG Tour at 1:00 (We need a new girl, Sra. Tschida and Buell. We will use Harry for one more week as he helps train the new girl counterpart. They have been doing so SO SOOOOO well!!!!)
  • Zumba from 4:45-5:45
  • Please, promote our LOD. Thank you.


Miércoles - LOD is Spanish


  • KG Tour at 1:00
  • CAP Presentation at 2:00 (Srta. Kaitlin and Srta. S....GRACIAS)
  • I will be out ALL-ish day for a Principals' Meeting (#ilovemeetings). I will return for the KG tour.
  • Fire Drill today in the morning. (Srta. Kaitlin, let's get together and discuss a good time:) I know I will be out of the building, but I also know that you all are already the best leaders of the school and I trust you completely!
  • Please, promote our LOD. Gracias.


Jueves - LOD is English


  • Students return to Costa Rica today. Sad day for us, but I am sure they are ready to return to Pura Vida :-) I will be at the airport this morning to tell them goodbye. Thank you all for making their stay one to remember!
  • KG tour at 1:00
  • CAP "tour" with Srta. Kaitling and Srta. S. Again, thank you for helping with this outreach! You two are GREAT ZIS representatives.
  • Zumba from 4:45-5:45
  • Please, promote our LOD. Thank you.


Viernes - LOD is Spanish


  • CAPs today. I'd like to change it up and meet in your rooms instead. We can choose the room as we meet in the halls. ;-) My office is so blah sometimes, and I like to talk about kids WHERE KIDS ARE. Sometimes my office is nice, but sometimes it's nice to be in your/our environment.
  • Please, promote our LOD. Gracias.
  • Online gradebook

    An updated and accurate grade book is an invaluable tool for all educators. It is expected that grade books will be updated on a weekly basis. Please perform a gradebook report on PowerSchool each Friday to ensure grades are not lost when report cards go out. TPS policy requires a minimum of:

    · 2 grades per week for Reading

    · 2 grades per week for Math

    · 1 grade per week for Social Studies

    · 1 grade per week for Science.

    · 4 grades per quarter for Specials subjects

    · Grades from library projects will be infused into the grade book of the subject it is covering as needed.



    Have a GREAT WEEK! You are the best of the best, and I am blessed to be with such great professionals like YOU! This is the best school in the nation!

Teacher of the Week

El Orgullo de Zarrow

Drum roll please.....................................................................................................This week's Teacher of the Week is Sr. Santiago!!! You get the Principal's parking spot for the week :-)!!!!


Sr. Santiago brings us so much insight from Spain's educational world, and offers the most beautiful Spanish to his 1st grade students. I have even received e-mails from parents talking about his greatness! I am impressed with his true efforts in doing what is BEST for children. He not only researches on his own, participates in different PDs, but also becomes involved in conversations with me about what he is doing well and what he wants to learn more about and this, in turn, makes me a better principal. Anyone who charges your battery, like Sr. Santiago does, is worth SO MUCH in our educational world.


Sr. Santiago, usted me inspira y le agradezco por siempre demostrar su pasión por la educación en nuestra escuela. Le admiro más que sabe y intento adoptar muchas de sus características en mi vida. No hay palabras suficientes para describir lo increíble que usted es. Gracias por estar aquí con nosotros ahora, y en nuestros corazones para siempre.



Zarrow International Elementary School

One Child, Two Languages - Unlimited Possibilities