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Teacher Times & Week at a Glance Week of 5.16.16


  • Jennie! I am obsessed with your class's audio books. Thanks for leveraging technology so intentionally.
  • Moni & Emma, the videos of your poetry slam were beyond impressive (and adorable)
  • Ryan, thank you for leading the recruitment charge this Weds. and working on behalf of all TCN kids!
  • Megan, Vida Verde is an amazing undertaking and a HUGE opportunity for our kids. Thank you for making it happen.

Actions Requested

While reading the TT, please add important dates to your personal calendars or to-do lists and click the links!


  • Hype up the Book Swap! Check out this memo from Leanne for more info.

This Week:

  • Student Surveys: See this memo for details
  • TCN Reading Goal Tally 15-16: Please enter your students' total minutes weekly here.
  • Updated Chromebook Norms - As we use the carts more and more, it is important that we continue to revisit this document to ensure equity and safety. Please review the updated document (changes are highlighted in teal). If you have feedback, please let Jennie, Jennifer, Maddie and Allison know so we can consider updates for next year.

As Needed:

Week of 5.16.16

Monday, May 16th

  • Kinder/3rd Grade Assessment Release
  • Action: Distribute Home School Folders

Tuesday, May 17th

  • 1st Grade Assessment Release
  • Damion Out 10:00-1:00
  • Student Council [3:00pm - 4:00pm]

Wednesday, May 18th

  • Electives [9am - 11am]
  • TCN PD [2:15pm - 3:30pm]
  • ASP's Spring In Lak'ech [4:30pm - 5:45pm]

Thursday, May 19th

  • 2nd Grade Assessment Release
  • Last day of Reading Partners Tutoring
  • Student Surveys [See Info here]
  • ILT [3:15pm - 4:30pm]
  • Action: Return Home School Folders to FRC

Friday, May 20th

  • Alex Out
  • Leanne Out
  • 5th Grade Assessment Release
  • Panther Paw - 5th Grade
  • Student Surveys [See Info here]
  • Action: Sign Weekly Attendance Report

Week of 5.23.16

Monday, May 23rd

  • 4th Grade Assessment Release
  • Book Swap [9:00am - 11:00am]
  • Earthquake/Fire Drill [2:20pm]
  • Final Monday Music of the Year
  • Kinder Class List Making [3:15pm - 4:15pm]
  • Action: Distribute Home School Folders

Tuesday, May 24th

  • Final Tuesday Music of the Year
  • Writing Fair [9:00am - 11:00am]
  • SSC [3:15pm - 4:30pm]
  • Open House [5:00pm - 6:30pm]

Wednesday, May 25th

  • Book Swap [9:00am - 11:00am]
  • TCN & ICS Parent Academy [9:00am - 10:30am]
  • Parent Appreciation [1:15pm - 2:15pm]
  • 3rd Grade Class List Making [3:30pm - 4:30pm]
  • Action: Elective choices due
  • Action: Return Home School Folders to the FRC

Thursday, May 26th

  • Minimum Day
  • Read-a-thon
  • ILT [3:15pm - 4:30pm]
  • GO's Thank an Oakland Teacher Night (5:00pm - 8:00pm]

Friday, May 27th



  • OMCA is recruiting you! "Oakland, I want you to know..." will explore social, economic, and demographic changes in Oakland through the eyes of community members. They're looking for teachers who might be willing to 1) do an hour-long book-making project with their students and 2) send the books back so they can feature the students in the exhibition. Check out the flyer for more info.

TCRWP Online Courses::


  • TCN Last Weeks Calendar: This is your go-to document for important dates in the last few weeks of school. It will continue to change, so please keep checking the new link each week. Additionally, this document has critical information about events in the final weeks.
  • 2016-2017 Calendar is here! Check it out!
  • The Marshall Memo - A Weekly Round-up of Important Ideas and Research in K-12 Education. Check out the current issue.
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