Staff Weekly Bulletin

~Week 21~Feb. 1-5~

Thank you for a productive professional development day!

It's EXPO Week!


3rd - 5th Grade

SMI Testing - during library

SRI Testing - during library

window closes 2/12

Click here to view 3-5 grade SMI scores.

Science, Math, & Tech PDs

Greetings Crew!

Math COI will continue on the following dates: February 10th & February 17th.

***Keep in mind that ANY teacher in grades 3-5 will be trained on the SBAC Interim on 2/17 so they will NOT be able to participate in the Math COI.

We will also be scheduling some Science or BAL PDs for February 10th & 17th. Please communicate with Teri your interest on Science topics. IF there's no recommendations, we will move with BAL COI.


~Safe & Welcoming Environment~

It's Black History Month, is this enough?

Character Development


Month-long Focus: Compassion

Learning Target: I can show compassion towards others.


Please report any child that has been consistently absent or tardy to Julio.

Community Assembly/Crew

NO Community/Crew this week!

Friday, Feb. 5th


Queznel & Vidal

Goodie & Parchia
Brown & Tapia

Ferrus-Garcia & Garcia-Pena

Hudson & Davis

Community Assembly: GROUP A

Udovic & Cato
Saleski & Nunez
Pastrana & Perrone


Gudiol & Zucker



Urgent: CAL200

As part of OUSD settlement with CDE, ALL teachers are required to fill out this report to ensure that the mandated instructional minutes are being met.

Please click on the link below to take you to the PE Minutes Teacher Report.

Teachers: PE Minutes Report

Section 1: Place check on it, SEED fulfills the PE minutes the following ways:

1. 2- 50 minutes PE preps led by EEIP teacher

2. 1- 30 minutes PE teacher/Playworks every two weeks

3. 70 minutes spread out through two week period via teacher directed lesson plans as indicated on daily/weekly schedule

***Please print, sign, and return the Teacher PE Minutes Report to Beatrice by no later than 2/5.

*FYI: this request was given to the sites on 1/31 and required to submit urgently.

TGDS/OETF Peer Observation Sign Ups

Dear Team,

Please sign up for mandatory peer observations for the month of February. A sign up poster can be found in the staff lounge door. We are scheduled to begin with peer observation on Monday, February 8th.


ATTENTION 3-5 grade teachers!

ALL teachers in grades 3-5 need to log into their TOMS account by January 29, 2016. Reset passwords and add users as needed. Please do not wait for staff to contact you; be proactive.

SBAC ELA & Math Resources

ELA/Literacy SBAC Blueprint

SBAC Math Resources

Math SBAC Blueprint

Past Due Deliverable: Setting NEW reading goals with our young scholars!

Dear Colleagues,

As per our agreements & data chats, all classroom/individual student reading goals need to be set & visibly posted in the classroom. Please work with Emily if you needed additional support to ensure that you are holding meaningful conversations with your students about their new individual reading goals.

New Class Reading Goals & New Individual Student Goals need to be visible in the classroom by Monday, February 1st. ALL students must know their new reading level & know their own independent reading goal.

Thank you to those that submitted this deliverable on 1/29.

Holding Data Chats with your students...

In preparation for our upcoming data chats (tentatively scheduled for 2/22-2/26), please ensure that you begin holding data conversations with your students.

You will be required to bring artifacts of group/individual data chats with your students.

SEED Spelling Bee

SEED will be holding a Spelling Bee on Friday, February 5th for 4th & 5th graders!

Proposal for the Spelling Bee:

1. Each class is given a written spelling test to determine the top 2 spellers.

2. (optional) have a practice bee in your classroom to make a final determination of who will go to the school wide be.

3. School wide Bee on February 5th at 9:00 AM after the assembly

All 4-5th grade classes would watch the Spelling Bee

4. 1 winner is nominated by February 10th to the district Spelling Bee.

COST Referrals...

Here is the link to submit a COST referral: Coordination of Services Referral - click here!



Please read: MCS & SEED Shared Space Agreements

Dear Crew!

Please read the following shared space agreements between SEED & MCS. It's everyone's responsibility to stay informed and that we honor these agreements.

We recognize that we are limited in space, therefore, we all must do our part to maintain strong and respectful relationships with our sister school.

Please click on this link to review the agreements.

Deliverable: Restroom Logs

ALL teachers are required to have a restroom log from this point forward. We need you to have a restroom log, this will help us identify the student(s) and ensure that there's accountability, disciplinary action, and community restitution.

All grades in 2-5 are required to have a restroom log; this will support any investigation that deals with restroom vandalism.

ATTENTION 4-5 Grade Teachers: The new restrooms are being vandalized by 4/5 graders. Please closely monitor your students and ensure that you have restroom logs; I may be asking for those records when investigating these issues.


1/29 Past DueDeliverable: Field Trip Monies

Attention Grade Leads,

If you did not submit your grade level plan for the use of any remaining monies for field trips, these monies will now be transferred to other budgetary needs. Nancy & I will meet this week to begin the reallocation of any remaining funds.

Past Due Deliverable - Classroom Libraries Order

We will begin making the orders for the classroom libraries; if you failed to submit this list to Nancy & Emily, please do so immediately.


Monday, February 1st

Beatrice continues with informal observations for all!

No Scheduled school events.

ASP switch to begin today - tentative

***Submit to Nancy your grade level Expo theme and two representatives.

Tuesday, February 2nd

Beatrice continues with informal observations for all!

8:45-10:00 AM

Parent Nutritional Class

3:00-4:00 PM

PBIS Meeting

Wednesday, February 3rd

Beatrice to conduct informal short observations for all teaching staff.

1:30-2:30 PM

Expo Prep

2:30-4:00 PM


Thursday, February 4th

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Beatrice @ Principal Meeting

Admin Designee: Morelia Rivas

2:15-3:30 PM
PBIS School Visit

3:00-4:00 PM
Culture & Climate Committee Meeting

4:00-6:00 PM

SBAC Training for Beatrice, Morelia, Carl, Emily, Kevin & Nancy

Friday, February 5th

Beatrice to conduct informal short observations for all teaching staff.

9 AM -10 AM

4th-5th grade Spelling Bee

Location: Auditorium

2:30-5:30 PM
Beatrice @ PAC Meeting

3:00-5:00 PM
ILT Meeting moved to 2/12


TGDS/OETF February Peer Observations...

TGDS/OETF Timelines:


  1. Admin conducts short informal observations for ALL teaching staff (15-20 minutes)
  2. Rates Domain 2 & 3 ONLY
  3. Admin scripts short observation
  4. Admin tags evidence of OETF on script
  5. Schedules post-observation conference with Prob 1 & Prob 2
  6. Prob 1 & Prob 2 - reflect in Post-conference
  7. ALL tenure teachers - post conference is optional
  8. Will post sub-release peer observation for sign ups


  1. Teachers observe peer teacher (on/off-site)
  2. Teachers meet to debrief and provide feedback on SMARTe goal focus
  3. Teacher extra pay time is provided to hold peer debrief after contract time
  4. Professional learning time is provided upon request to admin
  • sub-release time
  • extra teacher pay

Alternate Observer schedules short observations

Visit Teachboost to log-in, click "Get Help" in the top right hand corner of the screen, then click "OUSD Playbook for teachers" in the box that pops up.

  • This will take you step-by-step on how to access your observation tool.


What's coming up?


  • 2nd semester roster switch

3-5 PM

  • Staff Meeting Re: Culturally Responsive Parent Engagement
  • Teachers that choose to stay past their contract time will be compensated for their time.

2/12 - Make up preps for President's Day Holiday

Running Team Site!

I created a new site for our running team to help raise money to Grow the Music Program at Manzanita SEED Elementary School! benefiting LOS AMIGOS DE MANZANITA SEED.

Simply go to the page below and click the big FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN button and you'll instantly have your own fundraising page as a part of our Team.

Please let me know if you won't be taking part in the running festival this time around.
Thanks so much.

Sam Davis