Monday Memo

Week of December 21, 2015

WICKERSHAM ELEMENTARY

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School Announcements & Updates

JANUARY ASSESSMENT CALENDAR

DIBELS - 1/11,1/12, 1/14 (see attached schedule)

Phonics screener from IU13- 1/20/16

EasyCBM 1/4-1/29 window (all students need to be completed by end of window)


K-2 District Writing Prompts 1/4-1/12 window (scoring during PLC PD time)


3rd Grade CDT 1/21 & 1/22

4th Grade CDT 1/25 & 1/26

5th Grade 1/27 & 1/28 (see attached schedule for details and specials adjustments)


ACCESS TESTING INFORMATION

The ESL team plans to test ACCESS beginning 1/25 until hopefully no later than 2/19. This year will be different due to the majority of the testing being completed online. The Computer Lap has been blocked off or 1/29, and 2/1-2/19 (with many days off in between). A rough schedule for the classroom teachers the testing affects closer to the testing period will be provided. Please discuss any questions with your supporting ESL teacher.

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Schoology Update

New on Schoology:


  • Updated-December Attendance Meeting Outcomes
  • Classroom teachers of students who have received citations are being notified directly. This is for informational and awareness purposes only. No action is needed.

Morning Meeting Focus: KINDNESS

District Updates & Announcements

District Classroom Instructional Visits-

Steve Barkley, a consultant, with other district administrators will be visiting Wickersham classrooms on January 6th from 8 a.m.-12 p.m.. Steve has been working with the district to provide Professional Development for administrators, coaches, and teachers. The focus will be on levels of student engagement through writing and LETRS strategies (1st and 2nd). You can learn more about Mr. Barkley on his website: http://barkleypd.com/about/


2016 Outstanding K-12 Science Trade Books

As buildings seek to build the non-fiction literature offerings found in both classrooms and school libraries, consider perusing the following link which provides an annual list of books that have met the criteria of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) to be considered outstanding trade books for students K-12.http://www.nsta.org/publications/ostb/ostb2016.aspx

STAFF SPOTLIGHT


See someone going above and beyond...email or leave a note for Mrs. Mercado so we can celebrate and acknowledge each other through the staff spotlight section of the Monday Memo!

Week-At-A-Glance

MONDAY 12/21/15

  • Lil Shoppers' Shoppe-12-4


TUESDAY 12/22/15

  • Lil Shoppers' Shoppe-12-4
  • Free Jeans Day


WEDNESDAY 12/23/15

  • Lil Shoppers' Shoppe-12-4
  • Free Jeans Day

LOOKING AHEAD

Winter Break: 12/24-1/3

Return to School- 1/4

1/6/15-Barkley, District Admin, & Superintendent visit to Wickersham

WICK WIZ QUIZ UPDATE

12/7/15 WINNER: Janess Crawford!


WIZ QUIZZES WILL START BACK UP IN JANUARY!

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December Birthdays

12/12 Jen Irizarry

12/16 Dave Calendar

12/17 Janess Crawford

12/20 Melanie Snyder

12/23 Miriam Melendez-Swinton