Mrs. Berger's Weekly Update!

February 8th, 2016

Dear Families,

It was nice to see all of the students working online on Thursday and Friday. I hope you enjoyed your weekend. Today in class connect we will be talking about Azary's passing. Attendance to is optional.

Please read the important information below for updates for the week!

As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


April : )

Your OLS Progress Goal is 55% by Friday, February 12th!

Click above to view and print the weekly progress goal tracker

Important Information

  • iReady interim assessments begin today. Please have your student log in to iReady to complete both math and reading assessments before Friday. New students do not take the interim assessment, only their initial diagnostic assessments.
  • Make sure students are taking their classes in order and not jumping around.
  • Please pay close attention to the due dates below. Work samples will need to be MAILED to me this next collection time in March.
  • Have a great week!

Mark Your Calendars

3rd Quarter: February 4th – April 14th


8th – 12th- iReady Interim Assessments

15th- President’s Day- No School

19th- LP6 PE Log Due

29th- Semester 1 Student Recognition Assembly


11th – Q3 Work Samples with Cover Sheet

*Original Work, Please mail to my address above. No emailed/scanned samples this time will be accepted.

o Math

o Language Arts (4 total= Composition, GUM, Vocab AND Literature)

o Science

o History

o Art and Music (if applicable)

Week of March 14th- Science Fair (Unit 11 will need to be completed to participate in the Science Fair. Contact me if you are interested!)

Week of March 14th- iReady Interim Assessments

18th- LP7 PE Log Due

18th- Composition: Research Report (Unit 5) Prewriting & Final Paper

*Mail, email, or Kmail

18th- Math: TGA (Unit 9, Lesson 11)

21st-25th- Spring Break- No School


14th- Literature: Critical Skills Assignment (Unit 15)

*Mail, email, or Kmail

22rd- LP8 PE Log Due

18th- 29th- Q3 In Person Meeting Window

CAASPP (State Common Core)testing window is late April through May. More information to come soon.

4th Quarter 4: April 15th – June 17th

iReady final assessment – date TBD (in May sometime)

Check the weekly OLS plan for links to the following weekly class connect sessions:

Class Connect Classes For All 6th Graders
  • Homeroom: Mondays 9:30a.m. (Optional)
  • Math: Tuesdays-Fridays 9a.m.
  • Language Arts for GUM and Composition: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11a.m.

Class Recordings

If your student cannot make a live session they will be recorded and available to watch at a later time. Access the link to the recording on the weekly plan on the day and time of the session you missed or see me for an updated list of recordings by date, subject, and lesson.

Student Support Classes

Students may be invited support classes throughout the week. The students invited to the classes are subject to change weekly. Links to the classes, if invited, will appear on your weekly plan.

About Me

This year marks my 1st year as a teacher with CAVA, and 5th year teaching overall. Prior to teaching here I worked for Capistrano Unified as an elementary school teacher. I also worked as an English Language Development Support Teacher for Vista Unified overseeing the ELD program at my school site. I have been married to my husband Matt, a firefighter for OCFA, for 17 years. We have two children. Ryan is 13 and Claire is 10. We live in Ladera Ranch. On the weekends you can find me on the soccer field watching my son play or at the pool watching my daughter swim. When we have a weekend free of sports you will usually find us at the beach! I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, running, riding my beach cruiser, and making digital scrapbooks with our family photos!