Think College Now

Teacher Times & Week at a Glance Week of 3.9.15


  • Thank you teachers for preparing your students for the Writing Fair! Students were on time, prepared, and respectful during the event. The level of writing and feedback keeps getting better!

  • Thank you teachers for participating in our TGDS & CHKS surveys! Because of high participation on the TGDS survey, we will be receiving a free lunch and massage chair for teachers! Details to come on when this amazing day will happen :)

  • Thank you to the 15-16 TCN Staffing Team (Julia, Kyla, Katie, Maddie, and Allison) for kicking off the new staffing team season!

  • I want to appreciate Michelle and Zulma for allowing me to step outside the office for some time to be in my son's classroom and be just another parent in his class. - Arcelia

TCN 4th Grade Oratorical 2015

Assessment Info

Winter Assessments: Please read the following memo for details about Dibels, F&P, Math, and Word Study -

F&P: Thank you Emma, Julia, Jennie, Katie, Kyle, Ryan, Jennifer, and Marlene for submitting 100% of your students' F&P scores in your data spreadsheets! If you have students missing in your data spreadsheets, please update the spreadsheet, assess students, or reach out for support ASAP.

Math C-EOU: Thank you to teachers who turned scantrons in on Thursday at 3:30pm (the date set by the 1/30/15 email). This allowed us to submit our scores at Tilden by the OUSD deadline. If you still haven't submitted your scantrons, please put them in Sarah's box ASAP.

Actions Requested

Teachers, please add important dates below to your personal calendars or to-do lists and click the links!

  • Literacy Night: Sign-up to lead a workshop! Sign up and see more information at
  • Report Cards: Please find all important report card info (translation schedule, report card translations, etc.) and links here -
  • Home School Folders: Encourage students have their families complete the Salad Bar Survey (in the Home School Folder) even if parents can't volunteer. The class with the highest response rate will get a reward of their choosing - you know what's motivating to your classes :)
  • Enter your students’ total minutes in the Reading Goal Tally Spreadsheet. This will help student council, ILT, and the team monitor our progress [Monday, 3/9]
  • Facilitate the ELD lesson study lesson & collect artifacts by our PD on 3/11. Being prepared will help us support each other develop in ELD. Resources and colleagues' lessons can be found at [Wednesday, 3/11]

As Needed:

  • Add important dates to the Internal Calendar (field trips, family meetings, special events, or absences) or email Allison, Arcelia, and Michelle to add it. Please also invite Allison to the event, and email key people affected or who would benefit from an FYI such as the main office, coaches, specials/prep/intervention teachers. This communication will help ensure a strong team to best serve our students. [ASAP]
  • Need to request supplies, SST, buildings & grounds, etc.? Find the form you are looking for at
  • Need to meet with Allison? Click on a time at

Week of 3/9/15

Report Card Conferences & Minimum Days [dismissal at 1:30pm, 1:10pm on Wednesday]

Information on specials can be found at

Monday, March 9th
  • Devin Dillon, Chief of Teaching & Learning, visits TCN! [8:30-10am, schedule to come]
  • Send Home School Folders with students & read the letter aloud

Tuesday, March 10th

  • COST [10-11am]
  • ILT [3:15pm-4:30pm]

Wednesday, March 11th

  • Allison's Parent Office Hours [8:30-9:00am]
  • NO PD!
  • Salad Bar Volunteers: 3rd Grade families needed

Thursday, March 12th

  • Family Fitness [7:30-8:15am, Gym]
  • CCEC Farmer's Market [8:15-10am, The Yard]
  • Allison Off-site at Principal Learning [not available for report card conferences]
  • Family Science Night - Engineering Extravaganza! [5:30-6:30pm, Gym]
    Sign up at
  • Salad Bar Volunteers: 3rd Grade families needed

Friday, March 13th

  • Panther Paw Assembly - 2nd Grade [8:30-8:45am, Gym]
  • TCN Parent Rep [9-10am, Cafeteria,]
  • Panther Party [1pm, Yard/Cafeteria]
  • Intervention with Julie:

    3rd: 9:00-9:35

    4th: 11:10-11:45
    5th: 9:40-10:15

  • Salad Bar Volunteers: 3rd Grade families needed

Week of 3/16

Monday, March 16th
  • Too Tall Foyle Assembly [K-2 10-10:45, 3-5 11-11:45,]
  • Staff Meeting [3:15-4:15pm, B106]
  • 5th Grade I'm Going to College Lessons [2-3pm, B205/B207]
  • CASP Endangered Species Assembly [4-5pm, Gym]

Tuesday, March 17th

  • COST [10-11am]
  • ILT [3:15pm-4:30pm]
  • OUSD ILT Data Summit [4-7pm, Tilden]

Wednesday, March 18th

  • Allison's Parent Office Hours [8:30-9:00am]
  • TCN PD [2:15-3:30pm, B106]
  • SDC Field Trip to UC Berkeley!
  • College Track Info Session for 8th grade alumni [5-6pm, Cafeteria]

Thursday, March 19th

  • Family Fitness [7:30-8:15am, Gym]
  • CCEC Farmer's Market [8:15-10am, The Yard]
  • 5th Grade Visitors -CRScience Basis Presentation [10:45-11:45am, B207]
  • 1st Grade Field Trip to Ardenwood
  • 3rd Grade Field Trip to Oakland Museum

Friday, March 20th

  • Panther Paw Assembly - 1st Grade [8:30-8:45am, Gym]



2nd & 3rd Grade Guided Reading: Saturday, March 28th 8:30-3:30pm, Chabot Space & Science Center, Paid,

Kinder & 1st Grade Guided Reading: Saturday, March 28th 8:30-3:30pm, Chabot Space & Science Center, Paid


"Double Your Impact" Campaign for Teacher Projects on


Oakland Reads 2020 (OR2020) is currently offering a "Double Your Impact" campaign to match donations to classroom literacy projects posted by Oakland teachers

OR2020 has committed $25,000 to "double the impact" of donations made to eligible classroom projects, ultimately providing one-half of the funding for projects that meet their fundraising goal. Since January, OR2020 has matched nearly $11,000 in donations for 45 projects at 19 schools. Click here to view the current list of qualifying projects.

OR2020 encourages teachers to post projects to (see eligibility requirements below) and take advantage of this match! Teachers can create a profile and set up a project through the teacher portal.

IMPORTANT: In order to qualify for the OR2020 match, projects must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Location: An Oakland public school (district or charter) or preschool where at least 65% of students qualify for Free/Reduced Price Lunch
  • Age: Grades PreK – 2
  • Subject: Literacy & Language
  • Total cost: $1,000 or less

A fact sheet with more information is attached, please share broadly with your networks. Feel free to contact or 510-899-7914 with questions.

Support TCN!

Think College Now is excited to participate in the Oakland A’s Step Up to the Plate for Education program for the 2014 season! Everyone has the opportunity to purchase special fundraising tickets for select A’s games. A portion of each ticket will go directly back to TCN. To purchase tickets and view the available games, please our link:

TCN A's Game! [Plaza Outfield]

Friday, May 15th, 7pm

7000 Coliseum Way

Oakland, CA

RSVPs are enabled for this event.