The GATOR Gazette
Publication 9 : 10/21/2019
Our journey........... #180daysofwhy
Thank you for your THOUGHTFULNESS
Thank you for the thoughtful acknowledgment of Boss's Day!
Your card and generosity with a lovely plant, "green balloons" and gift cards were a special treat.
I love all the goodies...I am set for lunch with popcorn for a good two months...lol
It is an honor to serve, I am trying and will continue to do my best and be the boss you deserve.
Kudos to our ILT Team
Click the link for a brief "snippet" into our PD work and pedagogical/instructional shifts throughout the year : https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ZMvkX-l-BvVZrKRqzmEOCY3oUQIYTFcnQzyMVy_C2gc/edit?usp=sharing
Noticing of Visiting Classrooms this past week.......
#AMAZING things are happening every day...here are just a couple of examples!!!!!!
Ramirez - supporting procedural fluency with 3 digits #'s and subtraction via a game, most powerful instructional move - reflective questions posed to students about their thinking understanding after the game
Primrose - powerful instructional move - asking students how they are organizing their thinking of the information vs giving them a map, students were justifying their reasoning with tablemates
Knowlton - error analysis in writing with student samples, powerful instructional move asking students to identify elements of claim and reasoning as supported in textual reference.
Please note, as I visit classrooms this week, I will continue to look for instructional activities that match the daily learning target posted and its match to a grade-level standard/rigor --- What grade level standard is being addressed during the lesson? Secondly, it is also important that students know how they will reach the given target/success criteria. Lastly, I strongly urge you to appropriately close your daily learning/period or time block section with a recap of the learning intention, therefore, cementing the learning.
Monitoring of Data Area(s)
The following "data points" will be shared via grade level/content areas:
*RAPID Screener %s
*ELA and Math synergy exams %s
*CORE5 weekly completion rates
*STMATH course syllabus weekly completion rates
Click the link for resources if you choose to use with your class
Culture and Climate
Daily SEL w/Sanford Harmony
What: Sanford Harmony - Social-Emotional Curriculum
How: Program materials overview via video in the embedded link:
When: October 22 @ 8:00 to 8:40, presented by Kate Komatz, Elementary Counseling Supervisor
**Classrooms kits are available for all levels, see Ms. Frank if you are interested in a kit**
MIndset Mondays and TuneUp Thursdays......
There are going to have to be some collective structural changes that involve a full "ALL IN" and "ONBOARD" to support a more positive narrative for our school's success.
I know and understand that there is a lot of NEW THINGS HAPPENING,...but our climate is telling us that this has to be addressed.
I will work be working collaboratively with Safe and Civil regarding the next steps.
We got this..I know and I believe in OUR SCHOOL and ITS SUCCESS and OUR ABILITY TO CREATE the SUCCESS NARRATIVE!!
Increasing our Technology KNOWLEDGE OF GSUITE aka Google APPS
Where: Library @ 3:30
When: October 15, 22 & 29 (3 Consecutive Tuesdays...information builds on each other)
Yes, it is voluntary buttttttttt ohhhhhh so worth it!
LBUSD is goingggggggg GREEN too!
Long Beach schools are going green. Teachers, support staff, administrators and parents who would like to assist with recycling and other sustainability efforts are invited to the Green Summit at Hughes Middle School from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 16. The school is at 3846 California Ave., Long Beach.
School district, city and local non-profit representatives will provide information on campus sustainability. Learn about the latest recycling changes and how to get started at your school with sorting and recovering food, cans, bottles, paper and more. The aim is for each school to have a green site coordinator.
A stipend rate is available for teachers/staff attending the summit (register in myPD for either the classified employee or certificated employee section of Course 9160).
Parents can RSVP at lbschools.net/green.
Happenings in Gompers K8 Community
This parent bulletin is sent via email and text message to parents each week. It will also be available on our school's website.
October 21 - 31st
21- 25 - Red Ribbon Week
21 - Admin Meeting @ 9:30
22 - Office Supervisors Meeting
22 - 8:00 - 8:40 Stanford Harmony presentation: Kate Komatz (voluntary)
23 - Unity Day - Unity Against Bullying
23 - MS/K8 Counselor's meeting
23 - Parent Workshop - What is Bullying @ 3:30 - Library
24 - Staff Meeting/Culture of Prevention - BP Mandated Training
24 - 8th Grade Field Trip - Theater
24 - Miller read w/ Students and families @ 2:45 - Library
24 - Safe and Civil Team @ 2:40 - Estrada's room
25 - Opera - 2nd and 3rd grades
25 - Miller @ MSK8 Principal Meeting - Ms. Beverly Moulet will be on site as ADMIN
25 - Ghoulish Gala = Tent or Treat/PTA @ 5:30 - 8:30pm
28 - Student of Month (GRIT Recognition)
29 - Safe and Civil @ 9:00
29 - SSC @ 3:30
30 - End of 1st Quarter
31 - Halloween Parade for Kinder @ 10:45
Upcoming - November
Parent-Teacher Conferences 4-12