Week of September 8th - 11th
This Week's Happenings -
Labor Day - Enjoy!
2:20 Pixar @ Studio 21
2:20 Alt. Eval meeting
8:00 Friday Flag
Upcoming Dates to Know
9/15/15 My Connect Tech Tuesday
9/18/15 Staff BBQ
9/15/15 Learning Design Challenge Ends
9/28/15 District Pro. Growth Day
10/3 & 10/4 /15 Maker Faire @Balboa Park
10/13/15 TECH Tuesday - Compass Learing
My Connect - Your Online Classroom Portal- Stacey Campo to Help 9/15/15
What's Up with Lexia?
We have Lexia at least through December. The district uploaded our students last week, so you are ready to go. Please encourage your students to use it at home as well. Additionally, please use Lexia as an intervention tool with any student that you are worried about. The data tracking will help us evaluate the needs.
Let us know how we can help you with this great resource.
College T-Shirt Wednesdays
Friday Flag Sign-Ups
Tech Tuesday- MyConnect Support with Stacey Campos
Innovate ~*~ Design ~*~ Create
Jump into worldwide learning with the Oreo - Our Really Exciting Online Really project
Classrooms around the world are invited to participate.
Classrooms will need to have each student stack oreo® cookies as high as he or she can and then average all their individual results to achieve a final Class result.
Click here to learn more!
September 14 to October 16, 2015
Monarch Migration Global PBL - Begins NOW
You can make your own GeoGuessr game and then share the URL on your MyConnect or save in your booksmarks to play together.
30 Day Classroom Design Challenge! - Ends September 25th
It's almost time to showcase your transformations. You will be able to upload your pictures and share your discussions on our Westood Professional Learning My Connect site under Design Challenges.
The following resources will help you dive into the influence space has on students!
***** New resource to peruse! http://all4ed.org/six-keys-to-a-classroom-makeover/#.VdAGWBbdnmI.twitter
September is National Attendance Awareness Month
SEPTEMBER –ATTENDANCE AWARENESS MONTH: To commemorate September as Attendance Awareness Month, the California Department of Education (CDE), in collaboration with Attendance Works, is sharing resources to address the attendance crisis that is impacting school-aged children and youth in our communities.
If you need additional information or have questions about attendance, please contact David Kopperud, Education Programs Consultant, with the CDE at firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-323-1028
Remember that sporadic attendance, tardiness, and chronic truancy or absenteeism are not always intentional. Unidentified and untreated mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, victimization, family problems, and learning disabilities can be a root cause of chronic absenteeism. It is critical that parents and school personnel identify and intervene early to address mental health needs.