Eagle's Eye View

Growing Juntos

Week at a Glance 4-4-16 to 4-8-16

ZIS Vision: One Child, Two Languages - Unlimited Possibilities

ZIS Mission: We will provide and assist each student with a well-rounded and differentiated education that is centered around the immersion of the Spanish language and cultures to prepare them for a global society.

Instructional Focus: CO (the what) /LO (the how) --> Comprehensible Input (manipulatives, visuals, hands-on, videos, linked to past learning, linked to student's background, etc.) --> Student Artifacts (PLAN WITH THE END IN MIND)

Also, CPA/Grade-Level Meeting:

1)what do you want them to learn?

2) How do you know they learned it and what does mastery look like?

3) What do you do if they got it?

4) What do you do if they don't get it?

Lunes - LOD is Spanish

  • Weekly Gathering 3:45-4:30 - Sra. Tschida will report on Dr. Gist's Cabinet notes, etc.
  • PTA Board Meeting at 6:30 in my office
  • Tornado Drill today. Review drill procedures and let me, or someone know if you have any questions before hand. It will probably take place in the afternoon.
  • Zumba 4:45-5:45
  • Please, promote our LOD. Gracias

Martes - LOD is English

  • Today is an Election Day. We will be following the same procedures as we did the last Election Day as we ensure safety in our school. This should not affect any of you personally.
  • Mr. Regnier, my principal mentor, will be here today. You may or may not see him in your room. Just a "heads up."
  • No Zumba - Talent Show Dress Rehearsal 3:30-5:30
  • Please, promote our LOD. Thank you.

Miércoles - LOD is Spanish

  • Spring pictures today.
  • Jessica Haight will visit me today (10:00-11:30), and maybe you in a classroom or two. :-)
  • Zumba 4:45-5:45
  • Please, promote our LOD. Gracias.

Jueves - LOD is English

  • I will be out all day today so Sra. Hamer and Sra. Buell are in charge. (Thank you, both!) I was invited to help represent TPS at a an OSU job fair. Also, Human Capital told me that we should not be losing any vacancies due to budget issues, and we should still get our 5th grade additional position. I was thrilled to hear this and am anxiously awaiting another great year with you all next year. And don't forget, my door is open if anything changes in these last few months. This can be the time of change and I am only your biggest supporter in everything.
  • Since I will be out, let's reverse the CPA/Grade-level meetings. Today will be grade-level, and next week CPA, then the 21st grade-level, and the 28th CPA. Sorry for the mix-up. Please, support each other as much as possible and reflect on our instructional focuses found at the top, as well as the mission and vision of our amazing school.
  • No Zumba today :-((((((((
  • Please, promote our LOD. Thank you.

Viernes - LOD is Spanish

  • Picture deadline for the Yearbook. I am not sure who the contact is, but we can find out if you have any pictures you'd like to submit.
  • Talent Show in the gym at 5:00-7:00 tonight!!!
  • Please, promote our LOD. Gracias.
  • Online gradebook

    An updated and accurate grade book is an invaluable tool for all educators. It is expected that grade books will be updated on a weekly basis. Please perform a gradebook report on PowerSchool each Friday to ensure grades are not lost when report cards go out. TPS policy requires a minimum of:

    · 2 grades per week for Reading

    · 2 grades per week for Math

    · 1 grade per week for Social Studies

    · 1 grade per week for Science.

    · 4 grades per quarter for Specials subjects

    · Grades from library projects will be infused into the grade book of the subject it is covering as needed.

    Have a GREAT WEEK! You are the best of the best, and I am blessed to be with such great professionals like YOU! This is the best school in the nation!

ZIS Family Member of the Week

El Orgullo de Zarrow

Drum roll please..........................................................................................This week's ZIS Family Member of the Week is..........YOU TELL ME! Continue to send me your nominations. Last week's nomination were the following:

Yo quisiera nominar a Beatriz por su honestidad, su dedicación y su esfuerzo diario. Gracias a ella, mi clase ha mejorado muchísimo y le agradezco diariamente que quisiera venir a ayudarnos a sabiendas del nivel de exigencia que implica un primer grado.


Santiago Benítez

(I, Sr. Kellito, was only thinking of ZIS faculty, etc., but Sra. Aubert sent me this and I think it is so wonderful and sweet. We do need to let parents know how great they are, too. Thank you, Sra. Aubert, for opening my eyes, also. This is why we are great as a whole...different ideas, etc. So energized by you all!)

My nominations so far...

Catalano's family (Sharon is the BEST...I know, she was principal of the day, but she deserves it)

Simpson's (Rachel has been excellent behind scenes coordinating not just Viva Zarrow, but many other things)

Uy family (years of coordinating Science enrichment and other activities through different grade levels).

Maxwell family(Liz) I am not sure if she is still involved at the same level, but the year she was my homeroom mom, she literally became my personal- working for free- secretary.

Sra. Aubert

I nominate Ana Martinez who has been working doubly hard this past week to keep Zarrow from overflowing in trash. She never complains . She is flexible and always cheerful. She truly shows Zarrow pride!

Sra. Williams

Sra. Nájera has nominated Sra. Torres for her excellence in education and great achievements in math!

Zarrow International Elementary School

One Child, Two Languages - Unlimited Possibilities