Team Penn

Feb. 8- 12

Faculty Meeting This Week

4th - 6th grade teachers will meet on the side of the library near the Promethean board. Please remember your SRI & SMI data reports.

PK - 3rd grade teachers will meet on the side to the library near the entry door. If you have been asked to present at CST, please remember your data and student work.

Learn your student's "Love Language" this month!

The Five Love Languages of Children

PLCs this week

PLCs will be a self - directed study with your grade level team. Resources and reflection questions will be sent by email. You may meet with your team on the day that you decide. Regularly scheduled PLCs will resume next Tuesday, February 16th.

In response to your request for Balanced Literacy resources, the video of the week focuses on Balanced Literacy : Read Aloud

Literacy Tip to Celebrate Black History in the Classroom

Celebrate Black History Month with your class by creating or incorporating black history themed activities into a literacy station. One idea is to create a biography station. Teachers can have children research a famous person in history, create a timeline, write a report or poem and draw a picture, or participate in a reader’s theatre and dress up as the person and make a presentation. These are great ways to have your kids explore this important genre by researching and celebrating black history month. Students should use text they are familiar with or that is on their independent reading level.

Reading aloud is also a great opportunity to share with students literature and non-fiction texts about historical people. Teachers can use this opportunity to discuss biography and/or autobiography with students.

This Week:

Monday, February 8

Progress reports go home

Notices for Valentine Parties go home

4th - 6th Basketball Practice at the Dream Center

Faculty Meeting afterschool ( no faculty meeting the week of 2/15)

Tuesday, February 9

Girl Scouts 3:00 - 4:30p.m.

Workout with Ms. Imeson Grrrr!

Wednesday, February 10

4th-6th Basketball Practice at the Dream Center

Thursday, February 11

TNTP will visit Penn 8:00-12:00p.m.

Mentoring: "100 Black Men" Please remind students to bring assignment.

Cub Scouts: 3:00-4:00p.m. in the gym with Ms. Gilliland

Choir : 3:30-4:30p.m. in the library with Ms. Ellington

3rd gr. tutoring: 3:15 - 4:00p.m. Ms. Gilstrap & Ms. Murray

Friday, February 12

Valentine Parties 2:00-2:30p.m..

Saturday, February 13

Basketball game at Tulsa Dream Center 1:00p.m.

February Dates to Remember

February 8 - Progress reports go home

February 8 - 26 MAP testing window (Math & Reading)

February 9 - Girl Scouts

February 19 - JA in a Day for 3rd & 4th grades

February 19 - Bulletins with student work, objective & positive message in hallways

February 23-25 - 5th grade writing test

February 26 - RSA Parent Notification

District Announcements

Faculty Advisor Positions

In collaboration with Teach For America, Tulsa Public Schools will again host a National Institute during the summer of 2016. TPS will provide 215 Faculty Advisors to support Corps Members and students at each of the 2016 summer school sites.

The 2016 applications for Faculty Advisor and Summer Academy Reading Program Teacher (3rd Grade RSA) are now available on our online application system, Applitrack. This year, you may complete your application and submit all required documents online. Attached to this memo you will find directions for completing the 2016 application.

The deadline for submitting applications is March 10, 2016. If you have questions, please contact Claire Schroepfer at 918.746.6433 or

Third Grade Summer Academy

We are now hiring Third Grade Summer Reading Academy Program teachers. Summer School will run from June 22- July 22nd, 2016. Applications are available