Eagle's Eye View

Growing Juntos

Week at a Glance 2-8-16 to 2-12-16 (Black History Month is this month)

ZIS Vision: One Child, Two Languages - Unlimited Possibilities

ZIS Mission: We will provide and assist each student with a well-rounded and differentiated education that is centered around the immersion of the Spanish language and cultures to prepare them for a global society.

Instructional Focus: The SIOP Model in ALL classrooms. Please, por favor, PLEASE review, use, and reflect upon the components of SIOP and continue conversations within your grade level meetings during your common planning times. I believe in the use of this model and want to implement it with fidelity as we grow our eagles into bilingual and biliterate citizens.

Lunes - LOD is Spanish

  • WIDA ACCESS Starts
  • CPAA and MAP window is open until the 26th
  • Weekly Gathering 3:45-4:30
  • Zumba today from 4:45-5:45
  • Please, promote our LOD. Gracias

Martes - LOD is English

  • PTA Meeting at 6:30
  • Zumba from 4:45-5:45
  • Please, promote our LOD. Thank you.

Miércoles - LOD is Spanish

  • Lockdown drill today - Sra. Buell/Sra. Hamer - Will you meet with me about this? Just find me when you're free. Gracias :-)
  • I will be out all day for a Principal Meeting...and as always, I will be missing you and wanting to be at school!
  • No Zumba today.
  • Please, promote our LOD. Gracias.

Jueves - LOD is English

  • Site technology visit at 9:00
  • Zumba from 4:45-5:45
  • Progress Reports Issued
  • Please, promote our LOD. Thank you.

Viernes - LOD is Spanish

  • Wear anything that shows love today...hearts, red, pink, Valentine's, smiling faces, ANYTHING that makes us remember that it's all about the love and the love for what we do. :-)))))
  • CPAs are today. We will meet in your rooms. (I like being with you more than in my office...;-)
  • 3rd grade show from 6-7
  • Lincoln's birthday
  • Have a great weekend
  • Please, promote our LOD. Gracias.
  • Online gradebook

    An updated and accurate grade book is an invaluable tool for all educators. It is expected that grade books will be updated on a weekly basis. Please perform a gradebook report on PowerSchool each Friday to ensure grades are not lost when report cards go out. TPS policy requires a minimum of:

    · 2 grades per week for Reading

    · 2 grades per week for Math

    · 1 grade per week for Social Studies

    · 1 grade per week for Science.

    · 4 grades per quarter for Specials subjects

    · Grades from library projects will be infused into the grade book of the subject it is covering as needed.

    Have a GREAT WEEK! You are the best of the best, and I am blessed to be with such great professionals like YOU! This is the best school in the nation!

Teacher of the Week

El Orgullo de Zarrow

Drum roll please.....................................................................................................This week's Teacher of the Week is Sra. Buell!!! You get the Principal's parking spot for the week :-)!!!!

SOOOOOO, I have to say that this individual has pushed herself more than I think she ever has. I have learned that she has a huge passion for children in general, but is adamant that they be bilingual and biliterate. It has been a shift of instruction, but she has encouraged more Spanish speaking in her classroom, dealt with the backlash from some parents, worked progressively with other teachers, and did so with a smile on her face. Not to mention, she has been a huge help in Title I notebook situations and made sure that we were in compliance. We just recently got our 100% for the notebook. (Gracias a Dios). I am so happy that I have this person as a resource for continuing the greatness of Zarrow, but also someone who spends HOURS outside of her contract time to help me think up of the pedagogical strategies we need to help our school and our Zarrow family.

Sra. Buell, I know that you know how much I appreciate you! I try to tell you all of the time. What I have not said is that you have saved me in my first year...professionally and emotionally. Your professionalism and expertise has helped me be a better leader, and deeper thinker. Your presence at Zarrow allows for me to grow and be human at the same time. You, as a person, have shown me that there is a great sense of pure goodness in this world. I am proud of you as a teacher, a parent, and a mom to be (again). We are blessed to have you and I thank you, personally, for all you have done to help and support me in my high times and my difficult times. You, as well as many others, exude the greatness of this school by just being you!

Thank you!


Sr. Kelltio

Zarrow International Elementary School

One Child, Two Languages - Unlimited Possibilities