"Captivating Every Student, Every Day!"
Sept. 19 - 23, 2016 Constitution Week
Safe Schools team meeting, Library, 3:00
Tuesday, Sept, 20:
SCA Officer Homeroom Rep Meeting, 2:50 - 3:30
ILT Meeting, Collab room, 3 - 4
Wednesday, Sept. 21:
Happy Birthday Mr. Coop
LAM OTB, morning
Thursday, Sept. 22:
Happy Birthday Beth Wik
Fire Drill, 10 am
Gifted Resource Parent Meeting, Room 22, 12 - 1
Green Cardinals meeting, Community Room, 2:50 - 4
Digital Innovators team meeting, collab room, 3 - 4
Spanish Immersion PLC, Christopher Farms ES, 4 - 6 pm
Friday, Sept. 23:
September 26 - 30, 2016
- Girls on the Run, 2:40 - 4:00
Tuesday, Sept. 27
- Gr. 4 Field Trip, 9:15 - 11:15
- Lockdown Drill Practice, 2:00
- PAC Meeting, collaboration room, 3 - 4
Wednesday, Sept, 28
- LA OTB
- Girls on the Run, 2:40 - 4:00
Thursday, Sept. 29
- LA OTB
- Green Cardinals, 2:40 - 4:00
Friday, Sept. 30
- LA OTB
- SCA Pizza Party, 2:40 - 3:30
In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Virginia Beach Education Foundation, $125,000 will be awarded to Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) in Virginia Beach Education Foundation grants. VBCPS staff members are encouraged to apply for these grants if they have ideas for innovative projects or programs they wish to implement to engage students in hands-on learning activities not already funded by the school division.
The Innovative Learning Grants application is available on vbcps.com. Submissions are due by4 p.m., Oct. 7 and must be sent electronically using the email address listed on the application instructions, page 1.
Thank you for sharing these opportunities available through the Virginia Beach Education Foundation. For more information, email Debbie Griffey or call 757.263.1069.
2016-2017 Annual Mandatory Safety Training
The CPR and Defibrillator module can be used for VDOE licensure and renewal requirements.
The Benefits Open Enrollment must be completed no later than Sept. 30, 2016.
All others may be completed anytime between Aug. 8 and Feb. 17, 2017. (The Trantwood Times editor has heard rumors that some are completing their training while watching the Olympics!)
Our goal is to continue with the Trantwood tradition of 100% completion by 100% of all staff. Thank you for doing your part!
Here's a picture of where to find the link to the training on the VBCPS homepage:
HOSTED HMH AND CLEVER PORTAL
CONVERSION FROM READ180 NEXT GENERATION TO READ180 UNIVERSAL - the upgrade and change from our current Scholastic Server to an HMH Hosted Platform for our reading and math inventory assessments and reading and math programs. Students and teachers will now be able to access the following programs through our Clever Portal:Expert 21, FASTT Math, Fraction Nation, Math 180, Read 180, Reading Counts, System 44, Math Inventory and Reading Inventory.
This change will allow our students and teachers to use the same single sign-on they currently use for textbooks and other programs. As with many of our other programs, students and teachers can log on to the Clever Portal at https://clever.com/in/vbcps. If students or teachers are outside of the school network, on a Chromebook, IPAD or other personal device, they will be prompted for the same username and password they normally use to log on to the computer.
The HMH products listed above can also be accessed through the following direct link:https://clever.com/oauth/instant-login?client_id=3ea94a9fa823a820a840&district_id=53274b084ccac5900d002208. If not logged on to a school computer, users will be prompted for a username and password, which is the same username and password they use to log on to a computer.
School staff who have SAM administrator accounts or teacher created accounts not in the Clever Portal will need to log in through the following new website:https://h100000315.education.scholastic.com/slms/educatoraccess. For questions regarding Clever logon, please contact instructional specialist Brooke Martinette. Thank you.
A note from Brooke Martinette: As you know I go between two schools, so next week I will not be here. If you have any questions about anything, please ask. I want to make sure you have what you need to get through next week.
Here are a couple of things I could think of that you may have questions about…
· Have you done the initial level set yet?
· How to create assignments
· How to create a grade level assessment
· Do you have to set passwords this year … No it is single sign on through Clever
Reading Inventory (formerly SRI)
· Where is it now … the HMH button in Clever
· Are you logging in as yourself with your VBCPS credentials (short email)?
o A lot of stuff will be shared via GAFE you need to be logging in with your VBCPS credentials, not your personal Google account
· If you plan on using Google Classroom do you need help setting it up?
· How to set them … https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1sJHEJ1KZbKRU5ETG5XMHNyR1U
· How to install the software you are allowed to install (ActivInspire and Chrome are the big ones right now) without an administrator password … https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1sJHEJ1KZbKNEgtSGVEQzZTM3M
I know there are tons of other questions you may have and it has been a busy week. Let me know if I can help in any way!
Daily: Post "I can" statements in a visible location using student friendly language.Sept. 30: Benefits Open Enrollment Annual Mandatory Training deadline
Oct. 28: TalentEd Professional Goals due
Oct. 28: TalentEd Formative Options Checklist due
Mrs. Owens making two special deliveries!
Rock, Paper, Sissors Smack Down!
Let the SRT fun begin!
Food for thought...
“The life of a (wo)man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service.” –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow #GrowYourGlobe