Cordelia Hills Staff Update

Believe, 5/28/2019

Glows and Grows

Glows: WE are 100% done with CAASPP! Thank you to all of our teachers for working through a tough few weeks. Results are starting to pour in and I am excited to see the final picture of how our students did this year. Congratulations!


Grows: As I was driving to work today, I was thinking about the final 9 days of the school and the inevitable uptick in negative behaviors. I was thinking about what I plan on saying to students and in announcements in regards to following our three school rules. But I had an ephiany (after nine years of being an elementary school principal...doh!). I believe that much of the behaviors are tied to a a decrease in our attention to high quality instruction. It is easy to do. We are tired. Worn. Impatient. Take advantage of these last nine days to test out new strategies, to be positive, and to carry out the final days with some amazing instruction. I am positive it will have a great impact on what we see in our students. Thanks for all that you do!

Leadership Team, 2019-2020

I am still looking for 6-7 site leaders who can work with me to guide decisions around instruction, school culture, intervention, and staff collaboration. Please reach out me if you are interested in chatting about leadership. I don't need it to be "one staff member per grade level". Thanks in advance for your consideration and help and many thanks to those that have emailed already. I am still looking for more interest.

STEAM Fair

The CH STEAM Fair is coming May 30th at 5:30 in the MPR. The link is updated and live. Check it out.


https://sites.google.com/fsusd.org/chescienceandhealthfair/

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Join Us at EdCamp

For a 2nd year in a row, CHE will host EdCamp. I hope you can attend. See the flyer to sign up!

Upcoming Dates/Events

5/24 and 5/27: No School

5/30: Science Fair

5/31: Student of the Month Lunch, Kickball

6/3: Field Day

6/5: Staff Taco Party @ 2:00

6/6: End of Year Student Recognitions, TBD

6/7: 5th Grade Farewell @ 10:30

Mindfulness


New link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yJPcdiLEkI


Links on mindfulness/trauma/brain science:


Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks


Stop, Breathe, and Think Video


Link on mindfulness and kindness


http://www.justmindfulness.com/ , kid friendly hip hop music with a mindful message.


http://www.mindfulartssf.org/puppy-mind/, kid friendly art and mindful activities.