C & I Update

Commitment to Excellence 3/24/17

It's been a great week for CTE!

GHS Culinary- Congratulations!

A HUGE Congratulations to Greenville High School Culinary Team led by Instructor Judy Dolphin for winning FIRST PLACE in the state-wide California Resturant Association Foundation Cooking Competition. The competition included 27 schools with 32 teams competing from around the state. The GHS Culinary team included students- Destiny Potts, Kelsey Heard, Tanner Meigs, Sidney-Lyn McIntosh, and Chainy Carson. The team is now headed to Nationals in South Carolina and will be sponsored by Johnny Rockets!! This is an incredible and inspiring accomplishment. The student's even admitted that they couldn't believe they had won, but as Judy Dolphin said - "Small really is Mighty".

And another congratulations- QHS Youth Entrepreneurship

Congratulations to Quincy Junior/Senior High students Cody Morrison and Luke Zemple for placing 4th out of over 80 teams, in the Youth Entrepreneurship competition in Redding Ca on March 23. If you haven't already check out their pitch and idea by following the link! https://youtu.be/7MfQI8aZKNI
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Physical Fitness Testing

As you may know, we are required to administer the Physical Fitness Test (PFT) to all of our 5th, 7th, and 9th grade students. The State Board of Education designated the FITNESSGRAM as the test we are to use. Students in grades five, seven, and nine are required to take the PFT, whether or not they are enrolled in a PE class. Students who are physically unable to take the entire test battery are to be given as much of the test as conditions permit. The testing window is now open and it will close on Friday, May 19, 2017.


PFT administration videos are available at the following website: https://pftdata.org/training.aspx

Need the audio file for the Pacer test? Access it here.

Upcoming CAASPP Assessment

If you haven't logged into your TOMS account through www.caaspp.org, please do so.

Your username is your email and your password was emailed out earlier this year. If you have trouble with logging in, please contract dgarland@pcoe.k12.ca.us.

Need resources to help prepare students for the upcoming assessment? Administer a practice test, either individually or projected and used as a teaching tool. Click here to access the practice test, no student log in required.

CAST- Science test grade level assignments for 2017

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Textbook Ordering for 17-18

Please see a stand alone email for details on ordering textbooks for the 17-18 school year.


1. Inventory existing materials, enter on order form.

2. Estimate anticipated enrollment (roll forward numbers), enter on order form.

3. Determine needs for 17-18 school year, enter on order form

4. Turn into your Principal, or designee, by Friday, 3/17


1. Review current inventory

2. Review projected enrollment numbers

3. Review individual teacher orders

4. Put together all teacher orders by site on one order form, submit to Kristy Warren by Friday, 3/24

Strengthening the Start

PUSD is focusing on a strong start to each class period or learning opportunity, honing in on these three areas:

At the midpoint of our school year, district-wide data is after each component:

Learning Environment: A sustained, successful start routine promoting positive behavior and a positive learning environment is evidenced for all students. (88% All or Most)

Instructional Time: A sustained, successful start routine optimizing efficient and effective student learning is evidenced for all students. (71% All or Most)

Student Engagement: All students actively participate and engage in the sustained, successful start expectations. (86.2 % All or Most)

Tech Tuesday, 3:30-4:00

Join Kristy via Google Hangout for Tech Tuesday, every Tuesday from 3:30-4:00 where we talk about a specific tech tool. All are welcome! Join if you have something to share about the topic or want to learn more!

Click here to join!

Click here for the resource guide that goes along with the topic

You can also go to our district website, www.pcoe.k12.ca.us and navigate to the Curriculum Department, where you will see a section on Tech Tuesday. Follow the link from that page to get to the Google Hangout!

Upcoming topics:

3/28/17 ThingLink

4/4/17 Zaption

4/18/17 Plickers

4/25/17 Zearn

5/2/17 Bloomz

5/9/17 Socrative

5/16/17 Chrome Extensions

5/23/17 Prezi

5/20/17 Emaze

6/6/17 App Smash

Would you like a text reminder using Remind.com?

Text @238dc to 81010

Instructional Coaches

Our Instructional Coaches are here for you!

Contact them at:

Yvonne: ycasalnuovo@pcoe.k12.ca.us

Susan: sfrediani@pcoe.k12.ca.us

Upcoming Dates

3/30, 4/1 NGSS K-6 Training Day, Choose one

4/3/17- 6/2/17 PUSD/PCOE CAASPP assessment window

Monday Professional Learning Communities Schedule

3/27 Elementary- Independent Planning

CHS, QHS, GHS, PHS- Independent Planning

Useful Links

Textbook Request Form

Technology Help Ticket

username: plumas help password:technology

TK/K- 6th Grade ELA

ThinkCentral for all your textbook resources

Curriculum and Instructional Services

Kristy Warren

Assistant Superintendent, Instructional Services

@kristymwarren on Twitter

@PlumasUSD on Twitter