C & I Update

Commitment to Excellence 9/16/16

Portola High receives $254,715 donation!

Congratulations to Portola High School for receiving the remarkable donation of $254,715 dollars from Karen Pittman! Karen was a 1962 alumna of Portola High School, who designated PHS as a beneficiary on her retirement annuity. Karen leaves behind a remarkable legacy for the future of Portola High School and the opportunities that will be made possible by this generous donation. Principal Sheridan will work with staff, students and parents to gather feedback for suggestions on future fund allocation and at a future date, the school will create a prioritized budget. In the meantime, the school is just in the idea and gratitude phase.

Strengthening the Start

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

Learning Environment: A sustained, successful start routine promoting positive behavior and a positive learning environment is evidenced for all students.

Instructional Time: A sustained, successful start routine optimizing efficient and effective student learning is evidenced for all students.

Student Engagement: All students actively participate and engage in the sustained, successful start expectations.

Tech Tuesday, 3:30-4:00

Thank you to the sixteen of you who joined me last week! Please join this Tuesday to talk about being a connected educator and expanding your professional learning network (PLN) through Twitter.

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!

9/13 Using Google Calendar to be efficient with your time

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:

9/20 Google Calendar

9/27 Google Docs

10/4 Google Slides

10/11 Google Forms

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

9/17, 9/18 Google Apps for Education Summit- Kristy Warren, Yvonne Casalnuovo, Lara Hollister and Suzanne Stirling attending, Chico

9/20 Instructional Leadership Team Meeting in Indian Valley

9/20 Community Forum, Measure B, Greenville

9/22 Principals at PBIS Conference

9/22 Community Forum, Measure B, Chester

9/23 Math and Science Vertical Team Meeting (7th and 8th grade)

9/27 PBIS Training Day, PBIS teams from all schools, QHS rm. 26

9/29 Counselor Meeting

10/3-10/7 Minimum Days K-6, Parent Conferences

10/12 ELA and Social Studies Vertical Team collaboration day

10/13 First and Second grade collaboration day

10/19 Electives Vertical Team collaboration day

Monday Professional Learning Communities Schedule

9/19 Elementary- schedule parent conferences

CHS, GHS, PHS- Site PLC (Instructional Coaches at PHS)

QHS- Independent Planning

9/26 Elementary- prepare for parent conferences

CHS, GHS, PHS- Keenan Safe Schools


10/3 No PLC, parent conferences or SSTs (high school)

10/10 Elementary- Site PLC


QHS- Keenan Safe Schools

10/17 Elementary- Keenan Safe Schools

CHS, 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