Howard Happenings

December 7, 2015

Shout Outs

Thank you Mr. Sherren for venturing out into the rain to provide an awesome learning experience for your students at Chabot.

Thank you Mr. Gray for the donuts Friday.

Thank you Ms. Ophelia for bringing some Holiday spirit to the first hallway. It looks awesome!

Thank you Ms. Zielinski and Ms. Shepherd or providing feedback on the new report card process.

Thank you to all teacher who have completed their report cards.

Thank you Ms. Zielinski, Ms. Chapple, Mr. Carranza, and Mr. Gray for providing a place for students who were not able to attend the 3rd grade field trip.

Thank you Ms. Eckley and the 5th grade class for continuing to have the cleanest table in the cafeteria after lunch.

Thank you teachers who have picked up their Foss Kits.

Thank you Ms. Gross for preparing for the SSC meeting and making sure we had everything we needed.

Thank you to Johnny's dad (kindergarten) for agreeing to be our black Santa for our holiday event.

Please let me know if you have a shout out you would like to see in our Howard


Yard Duty

Primary Yard-Hill

Upper Yard-Markus

Quick Reminders

  • CSC should be happening daily using the updated scope and sequence provided at our last PD.
  • SIRA assessments (grades 3-5) need to be completed by 12/4 and data entered into illuminate by 12/11
  • To ensure student safety it is important that all staff report to yard duty on time.

Clerical Corner

  • Please submit attendance by 10:30 am daily
  • Personal leave days must be requested 3 days in advance by completing a B form and submitting to Mrs Ratcliff.
  • Incident reports should be filled out and submitted to the office for all head and major injuries (Incident reports do not go home).
  • Ouch reports should be filled out and sent home for all minor injuries.
  • All supply requests should be submitted via email to Mrs Ratcliff and Ms Williams and will be filled by the end of the day for supplies on hand.
  • Sign in and out daily with arrival and departure times.
  • All independent study requests must be referred to Mrs Gross.

Week at a Glance


Williams Office Day

Reports Cards Due


Brown Off Site

Williams Walkthrough Day

Cost Meeting 11 to 12


Williams Office Day

Staff PD 2 to 3:30


Williams Walkthrough Day

Farmers Market 12 to 5:30

Science Classes


Williams Office Day

Science Classes

Student of the Month Assemblies

Report Cards Sent Home

Important Upcoming Dates

Holiday Assembly-12/16

After School Progrram-12/17

Odds and Ends

  • Please review the district's policy on email signatures.
  • Web resources (go noodle, class dojo, etc) can be found here.
  • All Howard documents can be found here.
  • PD Agendas can be found here
  • Please sign up for Chromebook carts using the Chromebook sign out calendar
  • Prep/Enrichment schedule organized by day of the week can be found here.

Urban Scholars

Thank you Team Howard for your support in the after school program. On December 17, from 4:30 - 6:00, we will be showcasing our 3rd play in 2 years entitled "The Rose that grew from Concrete", a spin off of Tupac Shakur's poem. It's a 30 minute live play full of musical performances, poetry, and skits highlighting the struggles that our students face on a daily basis (with an emphasis on the death of a guardian by violence - tribute to Malia Rideout), and how they persevere and become successful despite their upbringing.

We would love for ALL STAFF to be present. Please remind students that their behavior in your classes determine their participation in the play.

Thanks in advance.