Weekly Staff Bulletin

~March 17-21~Week 27~

Dear Colleagues,

Thank you so much for all your support this past week! I have been out a lot due to multiple meetings with budget, site plan, instructional rounds, etc. Many of you have come to the aid of your colleagues & that means the world to me; it just reconfirms my commitment & loyalty to you!

Have a wonderful week!

Tests & Assessments


Physical Fitness Test - 5th Grade

Opens on February 3rd, closes March 21st

Check in on March 27th & 28th


SR 3 - closes 3/21, Check in April 4

SR 4-opens 3/24


Grades 3-5

SWT 3 - Opens April 21st

STAR Testing Window

CST/CMA: Science - 5th grade

CAPA: 2nd - 5th grade

Opens April 9th

Closes May 16th

Check In: May 19-21

SBAC - Field Testing Window

ELA &/or Math

Opens April 7th

Closes May 16

~What's going on this week?~

Monday, March 17th

3:00-4:00 PM

Staff Meeting

Location: Mr. Zucker's classroom

Tuesday, March 18th

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Beatrice @ Principals' All Day Meeting

Admin Designee: Mark Zucker & Jennie Tunney

3:00-5:00 PM

ILT Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, March 19th

8:30-9:30 AM

Coffee with the Principal @ Shared Space

2:00-3:00 PM

Wednesday PD - Expeditionary Learning Planning & Collaboration

Collaboration Notes due by 4 PM through Google Drive/email.

Chromebooks scheduled to arrive!

Thursday, March 20th

Data Chats
Please see the link for the schedule: https://docs.google.com/a/ousd.k12.ca.us/document/d/1yQY4vCAtHeZmLbpmWVPvrtwfXfM6dKIEd16zyIrFOaE/edit?usp=sharing

3:30-5:30 PM

SBAC Training

4:00-6:00 PM

Elementary Leadership Collaborative

(ELA, Math, & Science Leads)

Friday, March 21st

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Beatrice @ Summer Hub Principal Meeting & Training

1:45-2:30 PM

Site Wellness School Visit

4:00-5:00 PM

Arts Integration Grant Meeting

~Safe/Welcoming Environment~

Parent Concern: School Safety

A couple of parents voiced their concern about the safety of their children due to the incident that occurred at Achieve two Fridays ago.

When parents ask what is SEED doing to ensure the safety of their children, please use the following talk points:

  1. ALL adults at school MUST sign-in at the office. A sign outside each classroom states the state/district/school policy. Please enforce this!
  2. Close campus: Gates are locked at 9:15 AM & are unlocked 15 minutes before/ end of the school day
  3. The pedestrian door next to the large gate is left unlocked for the convenience of our families.
  4. K-1 grade students have a buddy student to go to the restroom.
  5. All students are expected to go to the restroom closest to their classroom.
  6. Restroom logs are a recommendation from administration for all classrooms
  7. ASP: Gates are locked at 4 PM; are reopen at 5:30 PM
  8. School gates will be locked by no later than 7 PM.
  9. Office & main building are locked by no later than 4 PM

Safety First!

Effective immediately, all gates ( E27th, 26th Street, 25th Ave, and E27th black gate), will be locked at 7:00pm daily. Please inform Staff and Support Staff of this change.

On 3/13/at 8:40pm, Mr. Lopez was notified that an unidentified man was on campus. Mr. Lopez asked the man "what are you doing here" and he replied "using the bathroom". Mr. Lopez then asked the man to leave. He left running with 2 bags he said was recycle can. Also, he looked like the man that was hiding in Seed's Office. Therefore, in order to help ensure Night Staff security the above procedures is now in place.

If you have any questions, please let me know.




PE Schedule for this week: WEEK 3


9:05-9:35 AM - Ms. Elana

1:55-2:25 PM - Ms. Hudson


9:05-9:35 AM - Ms. Udovic

1:55-2:25 PM - Mr. Mayock


9:05-9:35 AM - Ms. Mazy

1:55-2:25 PM - Ms. Superfine


2nd Round of Accelerometers


I received the following message about our second round of accelerometers. Hope this helps for your planning and I will do my best to make all survey and information collection as easy as possible and do my best to get it back to them ASAP so we can receive our stipends! Many thanks for all your help with this and please let me know if you have any questions. I will keep you posted if I hear anything else.



· April 28-May 2: Data Collection Week for Oakland Schools

We will not be sending student packets this time around, so you should only expect to receive the box of accelerometers along with student surveys for the 4th-6th graders who participated in round 1. We will prepare materials on our end to simplify data collection as much as possible. I will send around an updated protocol for round 2 within the next week or two, but in the meantime please let me know when you may be available for a quick check in (via phone is fine) to review any questions, concerns and go over the updated (and simplified!) protocol for data collection.

Thank you all again for your commitment to this project!

Talk soon,

Alex Mignano


Grant Opportunity!

State Farm Youth Advisory Board Service Learning Grants. Public K-12, charter, and higher education institutions are eligible to apply. Grants range from $25,000 to $100,000. Applications must be submitted online by May 2, 2014. Grant requests must fall under one of the following issue areas:

- community safety and natural disaster preparedness

- environmental responsibility

- accessing higher education/closing the achievement gap

- social health and wellness issues

- financial literacy and economic inclusion, or

- arts and culture


Attention teachers & staff,

Any student that is sent to the office for discipline need the following:

  1. hallway pass
  2. a detailed description why the student was sent to the office (specify if the student needs to reflect or if a referral is on its way)
  3. little notes on scratch sheet of paper WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

Hall Passes

More & more students are seen out of class without a pass. All students must have a pass to go to the restroom, office, buddy teacher, etc. Any child seen without a pass will be returned to class immediately.

Lunch Time


Gentle reminder: please remember that it is your responsibility to drop off your classroom in the cafeteria & wait for them to get their food. We have had incidents that students misbehave while walking to the cafeteria or waiting in line & the classroom teacher is not around. My expectation is that you escort your students to the cafeteria & monitor their behavior while in line. Let's come together to decrease incidents.

Teacher Recess Supervision

Recess schedule posted outside office door.

Please let's all do our part; this past week we had teachers arrive late or not show up at all. We need you & it is obvious that when you are on duty, student incidents decrease.

Student of the Month Nominations

It's that time again to nominate students; S.O.M. recognition will take place on March 21st & 28th.

Submit your nominations to Dulce by the end of the week, especially if your class participates in the March 21st assembly. I highly recommend that you use the most recent data to highlight students' growth.

Perfect attendance report will be generated by Dulce.

Friday's Community Assembly

Week 27

TK/K: Mr. Pastrana & Ms. Saleski

1st: Ms. Superfine & Ms. Hudson

2nd: Ms. Ortiz

3rd: Ms. Perrone

4th: Mr. Mayock

5th: Mr. Zucker

La Cosecha Annual Conference

UPDATE: SEED is in search of 1 more teacher that are interested in participating in the annual La Cosecha on November 19-22 in New Mexico. Special consideration will be taken for teachers that have not attended any conferences in the 13-14 SY.

Please let Zoe or Beatrice know in order to begin the registration process.

Check out the link: http://www.dlenm.org/lacosecha2014/

Annual ATDLE Conference

Interested in participating in the annual dual immersion ATDLE conference?

I am looking for 2 teachers that are interested in being SEED's representatives at the 22nd Annual ATDLE conference from June 23-26 in Sacramento. Consideration will be given to new teachers or any teacher that did not participate in any conferences during the regular school year.

Please submit your interest to Beatrice &/or Zoe.

Check out the website: http://atdle.org/conferences/