The Weekly Rocket

Week of November 10- November 14

This Weeks Updates

Our weekly electronic newsletter supports the communication and learning community at PS 107. We welcome any ideas or information to enhance our weekly newsletter.


Important Weekly Highlights:

  • Have you heard the noise after school? All PS 107X Classrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floor are being wired by electricians for air conditioners. Please excuse the noise and dust from the work.
  • Bulletin Boards Were Due Friday 11/7. Please make sure inside and outside bulletin boards have been changed by close of business Monday, 11/10.
  • Every Friday: Quizzes for Reading, Math, Science/Social Studies, Spelling should be given. Please see memo in your box for details on Weekly Quizzes.
  • Please continue to greet our learners with kindness, organized, colorful, learning environments and with honest preparation for becoming literate, mathematicians, scientists, historians, critical thinkers, willing and able to solve world problems, in other words PLAN, meaningful, productive interactive, and engaging lessons.
  • The Rocket Store is open. Your time will be the same every week. Grades 2-5 please make sure students bring their Rocket Bucks at lunch if that is their scheduled time.


SHOUT OUT!

  • Ms. Nitzberg for entering her students reading levels in STARS Student Report Cards.
  • Ms. Petersen for taking time from her retirement to complete a students IEP and attend the IEP meeting to support the students academic planning.


2014-2015 Instructional Focus

  • This years instructional focuses are: 1. Guided instruction 2. Analyzing data to inform instruction 3. Co-presenting professional development


Monday 11/10 --Guided Reading @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am (Push-in teachers please be in your push in class by 9:00 a.m.)

  • Staff PD 2:20- 3:40--- Cycle 1 of PD begins today. Please check your boxes for the PD Schedule. Please be on time to PD's.
  • DREAMERS After School Program for Grades 3-5 2:20pm - 5:30pm
  • READ After School Program Grades K-1 2:20 - 5:15
  • Harmony After School Program Grade 2 2:20 - 5:15


Tuesday 11/11--- Veteran's Day---- No School


Wednesday 11/12 --Guided Reading @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am (Push-in teachers please be in your push in class by 9:00 a.m.)

  • Picture Day---Please make sure to check the schedule for your classes appointed time for pictures. Please be on time... Please make adjustments in the days flow of the day in order to cover all content areas ... your flexibility is appreciated.
  • DREAMERS After School Program for Grades 3-5 2:20pm - 5:30pm
  • READ After School Program Grades K-1 2:20 - 5:15
  • Harmony After School Program Grade 2 2:20 - 5:15


Thursday 11/6---- HALF DAY---- Parent Teacher Conferences ( Afternoon 1pm - 3pm/ Evening 5pm - 8pm)--- Guided Reading @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am (Push-in teachers please be on time)

  • Lunch Schedule for Half Day (Teachers please stay with your students): Grades K-1 10-10:25 am/ Grades 2-3 10:30 -10:55 am/ Grades 4-5 11-11:25am (Please have 4th and 5th graders come down with their belongings) There is NO After school Programs
  • Dismissal at 11:30 a.m. Location as usual.
  • Please submit your "Star of the Week" by the close of business (11:30 a.m.) in Star of the Week Box (Yellow Label) next to Ms. Najera's Box.
  • PD Committee Meeting (Ms. C. Rivera, Ms. Evans, Ms. Jones, Ms. Mercado, Ms. Otto, Ms. Hamm, Ms. Najera, Ms. Hunter) @ 9:00 a.m. in Room 211


Friday 11/13--- Learning Binders @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am (Push-in teachers to assist and support small group)

  • Friday Quiz Day--- Reference Quiz Memo
  • Learning Binders @ 9:00-9:50 am. Please adhere to the protocol and purpose for learning binders. Push in teachers are there to support the process, please plan for their assistance. Please make sure to use students data during the conversations.
  • DREAMERS After School Program for Grades 3-5 2:20pm - 5:30pm
  • READ After School Program Grades K-1 2:20 - 5:15
  • Harmony After School Program Grade 2 2:20 - 5:15


Announcements:

  • Informal observations will continue this week. Please make sure you are referencing the Danielson Frameworks 8 focus standards.
  • ALL Grades must submit their Weekly HW Calendar to both administrators before Monday for approval. Please make sure to include announcements about Veteran's Day, Picture Day, and Parent Teacher conferences.
  • To all teachers, please make sure daily homework is checked. Ms. Hamm and Ms. Diaz have received several concerns across the grades, from parents that HW is not being checked. Please make sure to mark all homework assignments after they are checked.


Reminders:

  • Routines should be put into practice and refined to reduce loss of transition times (Classroom transitions to and from the classroom/ Core Curriculum in the classroom/When I'm done activities-next steps).
  • All bulletin boards with students work must have the following: A task, a rubric, and a teacher/student comment sheet that include a positive and next steps comment based on the rubric and task for the student. Student goal should also reflect the feedback the teacher has provided.
  • Please continue to check the ECHALK Groups for updates on documents and information. Making it part of your practice will keep you up to speed with the current events and information in our school community.
  • A picture is worth a thousand words! THANK YOU for those who are including PHOTOS of students doing work and engaged in classroom activities on your bulletin boards. You may secure a school camera for use from Tim (M/W/F).
  • ALL Grade Scope and Sequence, Writing Units, and Social Studies units have been shared through e-chalk group "Classroom Resources" Group.
  • Please make sure you are planning for all core subjects (reading, writing, math, science and social studies). If your grade divides the planning of lessons, please make sure all members of your grade get a copy of the lessons in case of emergencies by Monday morning.
  • Please make sure your lesson plans are visible in the front of the room placed above the students portfolios and reflect the current date each day. This includes traveling push in teachers. Service providers please have your lessons available for visitors.
  • All staff in your class should be included in the lesson plans (co-teachers, push in staff, Rocket Specialists, etc).
  • Paraprofessionals, please continue to maintain logs (like last year). If you need more logs or information, see Ms. Mercado.

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    Upcoming Events:

    11/21--- Radio City Field Trip for selected students

    11/21--- 5th Grade Science Field Trip with Ms. Spencer and selected students/teachers

    11/21--- Family Movie Night

    11/21--- School Visit for Principal Annual Space Survey 2014-15 @ 1pm

    11/22--- Saturday Academy 8am -12pm

    11/24--- 5th Grade Science Field Trip with Ms. Spencer and selected students/teachers

    11/25--- PS 107x's First Annual Turkey Trot

    11/26--- Grade Level Harvest Festivals and Super Hero Day

    11/27-28--- Thanksgiving Break

    Go R.O.C.K.E.T.S! Check out our website: www.ps107x.org