Staff Weekly Bulletin

~Week 18~Jan. 11-15~

January Assessments

2nd - 5th Grade

SRI Testing - during library

Window closes 2/12

Schedule - TBD


3rd - 5th Grade

SMI Testing - during library

SRI Testing - during library

Dates: TBD - window closes 2/12


K-5

K-5: EDL/DRA

K- EDI opens-TBD

(If you assessed your students prior to report cards, you will not be required to retest the students).


ATTENTION: We are required to enter BOTH scores on to Illuminate, the "Instructional" & "Independent" Score.

Math Comprehensive Data

SEED's Math EOU Participation: 94%

Students NOT assessed: 25


NEW! Elementary Math C-EoU Dashboard

Math C-EoU Dashboard includes Performance Task, Constructed Response, Selected Response, and Overall scores; (user permission required).

Performance Bands

  • Performance Task - 224 students (54%) scored "At or Above Proficiency"
  • Constructed Response - 244 students (58.8%) scored "At or Above Proficiency"
  • Selected Response - 122 students (46.1%) scored "At or Above Proficiency"
  • Over all Score - 228 students (55%) scored "At or Above Proficiency"


Over all Performance by Demographics


  • White - 35 students (83%) scored "At or Above Proficiency"
  • African American - 21 students (44%) scored "At or Above Proficiency"
  • Latino - 145 (50%) scored "At or Above Proficiency"
  • English Learners - 97 students (46%) scored "At or Above Proficiency"
  • Low Income - 224 students (55%) scored "At or Above Proficiency"

On-Demand Writing Assessment - Optional

The writing assessments are not on the district assessment calendar and are not required. However, many sites on their own, or at the advisement of their Network Superintendent, have chosen to do them and report their scores using Illuminate. Whether or not they are recorded or submitted, pre and post unit Writing Assessments are essential for guiding instruction and monitoring progress of students' writing abilities.


K - 5 Elementary On-Demand Writing Assessments Now in Illuminate!

To access On-Demand Writing Assessments from Illuminate:

  1. Click on assessments --> list assessments
  2. Hit the clear button
  3. Type the keyword "lucy" into the search bar

Full Announcement

NEW! Comprehensive Student Data Roster for Fall Marking Period 2

The Comprehensive Student Data Roster is a student-level Excel spreadsheet containing as many as 100 data points for each pupil. You must be signed into your OUSD.org Gmail Account to access the "Protected Student Level Data" folder.

EDL/DRA Class Profile Doc

Dear Teachers,


As we embark in this new assessment cycle, you are required to use the following document to document your students' EDL/DRA scores, please click on this link to take you to the document. More information will be provided on 1/6/16 PD.

Running Records & Student Progress Monitoring - Memo

Staff, please click on this link to read the new expectations for running records and student progress monitoring.


ILT & SSC will have the opportunity to review this and provide input but most of these expectations are to be implemented effective January 2016.


For January Testing window:

  • 10 thorough DRA/EDL per class

    • Students should be below grade level in their first language, or more than 1 year behind in their second language.

    • Fill out the class profile for these 20 students

  • For the rest of the class, you can find their reading level in one of these two ways:

    • DRA/EDL

    • A running record on an unknown book that you will use in your reading groups.

      • If you already did this in preparation for conferences, you can use the scores that you got at that time.

  • Release Days

    • Each teacher will be provided 1 full release day to complete testing.

    • Some testing will need to be completed during class time.

  • Deliverables by January 22nd

    • A list of current reading levels for all students in both classes

    • A class profile spreadsheet including:

      • 10 students from each class

      • physical copies of the forms used for testing

      • paper or online versions acceptable

~Memo - PD Changes & Focus~

Staff,


Please click on this link to see a memo providing you the rationale of the restructuring of our PD calendar. The ILT and SSC will also have the opportunity to provide input on some of the changes, but I felt it necessary to regain our PD calendar after such unstable directives from OUSD leadership.

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~Safe & Welcoming Environment~

Looking for alternative rewards?

Check out these reward coupons that you can use in your classroom to recognize students. Click on this link to take you to K-3 grade reward coupons or for 4-5 reward coupons.

Character Development

BUILD CREW

Month-long Focus: Honesty

Learning Target: I can be honest about my actions and can solve problems honestly.

CHRONIC ABSENCES INCREASED TO 8%

Please encourage your students to come to school every day. Report to Julio any student that is coming to school late or missing school 1+ days per week.

Perfect Attendance Ribbons!

Please ensure that you distribute the Perfect Attendance Ribbons to ALL awardees for the months of November & December. Julio placed a roster with highlighted names (and the ribbons) in your box.

If you have not given them out to students, please do so by no later than the end of this week.


***These ribbons will be the new process to recognize our students who are displaying perfect attendance. It was a lot more manageable and cost effective.

Community Assembly/Crew

Crew: GROUP B

Queznel & Vidal

Goodie & Parchia
Brown & Tapia

Ferrus-Garcia & Garcia-Pena

Hudson & Davis

Community Assembly: GROUP A

Udovic & Cato
Saleski & Nunez
Pastrana & Perrone

Beck

Gudiol & Zucker

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~TEACHING & LEARNING~

Setting NEW reading goals with our young scholars!

Dear Colleagues,


As per our agreements & data chats, all classroom/individual student reading goals need to be set & visibly posted in the classroom. Please work with Emily if you needed additional support to ensure that you are holding meaningful conversations with your students about their new individual reading goals.


New Class Reading Goals & New Individual Student Goals need to be visible in the classroom by Monday, February 1st. ALL students must know their new reading level & know their own independent reading goal.


Please make time during Friday, January 29th afternoon planning to finish this deliverable. Emily, Morelia, and Beatrice will be available to collaborate, plan, and support you.

Have you checked out these new resources?

Greetings Crew!


Here are some fun and useful resources to make SLA instruction more meaningful and engaging for our students. All these resources are CCSS aligned and mostly benefit 3rd through 5th grade.


You will find:

  • Story elements posters & interactive notebook resources
  • figurative language resources
  • tools to expand on your literacy centers
  • informational text resources
  • graphic organizers for informational text
  • interactive notebook for figurative language
  • interactive notebook for story elements
  • figurative language posters
  • graphic organizers for voc development

...and many more.


Enjoy!

Winter Break Reading Challenge

Click on this link for the results of the Winter Break Reading Challenge. Mr. Todd also added a page of the top 10 readers. The list will be printed and displayed around school.


We will also look at the RazKids minutes for those students that engaged through technology.


Break down of the reading minutes per grades:

TK-2nd

Level 1 240-399

Level 2 400-559

Level 3 560-719

Level 4 720 and above

3rd Grade

Level 1 400-559

Level 2 560-719

Level 3 720-879

Level 4 880 and above

Grades 4 & 5

Level 1 480-639

Level 2 640-799

Level 3 800-959

Level 4 960 and above


Thank you, Mr. Todd for all this work!

SSTs for this week...

  • SST Sub-Release Time

10:50-11:35 AM

Jah'ney Holton Follow up

12:00-12:45 PM

Halo Webb

12:55-1:30 PM

Josiah Stinson Follow up

1:30-2:15 PM

Jason Cruz

2:15-3:00 PM

Jonathan Funes Hernandez

COST Referrals...

Here is the link to submit a COST referral: Coordination of Services Referral - click here!

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~OPERATIONS~

Restroom & Hallway Passes

Have your passes gone missing? Do you need a replacement? Please provide your needs to Ms. Alicia Marshall.


Reminders...

1 restroom/hallway pass per student

TK-1st grade - Have restroom/hallway buddies

2-5 - 1 restroom/hallway pass = 1 student (No exceptions)


Reminder:

We have new restrooms next to P7. Please ensure that your students go to those restrooms, especially if these restrooms cuts down on the distance.

Field Trip Monies

Attention Grade Leads,


Please communicate to Nancy by no later than January 28th if you will be using the full amount of the allocations for field trip. If by this date you have not informed her, we will be moving these monies to other school related needs.

LAST CALL! - Monies for Classroom Libraries

Teachers, if you do not provide us with a list, we will move forward with making the order to the best of our knowledge.


Each teacher will receive 500 to order leveled books for your library. We encourage you to order high interest books for the levels where your library is not as complete, or leveled books to coordinate with your expeditions. Please fill a shopping cart at http://www.booksource.com/.


Need more books for your classroom library, here are community resources:


Thank you,


Emily

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Monday, January 11th

Beatrice to conduct informal short observations for all teaching staff.


Sub-Release time for EDL/DRA testing


Click on this link to view the sub release schedule, if you have not signed up-please do so immediately.


3-4 PM

Staff Meeting

Location: P5

Agenda

I. Team-building (5 min.)

II. Operational & Committee Reports (10 min.)

III. Annual Technology Survey (15 min.)

IV. Crew Planning (30 min.)

Tuesday, January 12th

Sub-Release time for EDL/DRA testing


Click on this link to view the sub release schedule, if you have not signed up-please do so immediately.


Beatrice to conduct informal short observations for all teaching staff.

Wednesday, January 13th

Sub-Release time for EDL/DRA testing


Click on this link to view the sub release schedule, if you have not signed up-please do so immediately.


Beatrice to conduct informal short observations for all teaching staff.


1:45-2:45 PM

Wednesday PD - PBIS

Location: P5


2:45-3:30 PM

Grade level collaboration, please submit grade level notes via Google docs.


3:30-5:30 PM

Tech Committee Meeting

Location: Office

Thursday, January 14th

Sub-Release time for EDL/DRA testing


Click on this link to view the sub release schedule, if you have not signed up-please do so immediately.


8 AM - 12 PM

  • Beatrice @ Operational Principal PD
  • Admin Designee: Morelia Rivas

12:30-3:00 PM

  • Beatrice @ Training - TBD

3-4 PM

  • COST Meeting

5-7 PM

  • Beatrice @ Monthly DL Leadership Meeting

Friday, January 15th

Sub-Release time for EDL/DRA testing


Click on this link to view the sub release schedule, if you have not signed up-please do so immediately.


Beatrice to conduct informal short observations for all teaching staff.


  • SST Sub-Release Time

10:50-11:35 AM

Jah'ney Holton Follow up

12:00-12:45 PM

Halo Webb

12:55-1:30 PM

Josiah Stinson Follow up

1:30-2:15 PM

Jason Cruz

2:15-3:00 PM

Jonathan Funes Hernandez

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Tech Corner - Check it out!

School Website!

Thanks to Priscilla and Carl, we have a website. Check it out!


http://manzanitaseed.weebly.com/

Annual Technology & Learning Survey

Please complete Annual Technology & Learning Survey by Jan. 22

We need your feedback around how technology supports learning; OUSD is continuing Year 3 of the Tech Survey. Results will be provided in February for budgeting.


Click on the designated links to take the survey:

Teacher & Administrator

Student

Parent


Cotact John Krull, Chief Technology Officer, john.krull@ousd.org

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TGDS/OETF February Peer Observations...

TGDS/OETF Timelines:


January

  1. Admin conducts short informal observations for ALL teaching staff (15-20 minutes)
  2. Rates Domain 2 & 3 ONLY
  3. Admin scripts short observation
  4. Admin tags evidence of OETF on script
  5. Schedules post-observation conference with Prob 1 & Prob 2
  6. Prob 1 & Prob 2 - reflect in Post-conference
  7. ALL tenure teachers - post conference is optional
  8. Will post sub-release peer observation for sign ups

February

  1. Teachers observe peer teacher (on/off-site)
  2. Teachers meet to debrief and provide feedback on SMARTe goal focus
  3. Teacher extra pay time is provided to hold peer debrief after contract time
  4. Professional learning time is provided upon request to admin
Options
  • sub-release time
  • extra teacher pay

Alternate Observer schedules short observations

Visit Teachboost to log-in, click "Get Help" in the top right hand corner of the screen, then click "OUSD Playbook for teachers" in the box that pops up.

  • This will take you step-by-step on how to access your observation tool.

What's coming up?

January 4-22nd

Release days
January 22nd

DRA/EDL window closes
January 20th

PD time for entering scores into illuminate & complete Class Profile
January 27th
EDL/DRA Grade level analysis of data
grade level reviews data prior to sending data letter to families
January 29th

On-Site PD

  • Class profile must be complete before this day

Running Team Site!

I created a new site for our running team to help raise money to Grow the Music Program at Manzanita SEED Elementary School! benefiting LOS AMIGOS DE MANZANITA SEED.

Simply go to the page below and click the big FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN button and you'll instantly have your own fundraising page as a part of our Team.

http://www.crowdrise.com/growthemusicprograma

Please let me know if you won't be taking part in the running festival this time around.
Thanks so much.


Sam Davis

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