Esperanza WAG

November 18 - 22

Quote of the Week

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Report Cards

  • ABI is now open to begin grade reporting. Please save all comments in a word document and paste them into the tool to avoid losing your work.
  • The first trimester ends December 6 and report cards must be distributed by December 13. Please complete report cards by Monday morning, December 9 to allow Mr. Jacques time to review them.

Custodial Communication

Scholars of the Week

Approval for Day Field Trips

  • Please use the new field trip forms which were approved by legal Sept. 2013 (date bottom left). Copies are in the office. Do not use any old forms which you may still have.
  • Please give the school nurse at least 2 weeks notice by completing the Health Services Notification Form at the time you are requesting approval from the principal.
  • Students with health conditions, medical orders and medications at school: teacher must take the medications and orders with them on the field trip.

Grade Level Meetings Can begin

  • Please enter grade-level meeting times on the calendar and remember to sign in for each meeting.

Instructional Leadership Team

  • ILT will be adding a K-2 representative. Please let Wes know if you are interested.
  • ILT met on Thursday to plan PD for this week. Please bring your copy of Focus and a text you are teaching to pd on Wednesday.

PD Calendar

  • November 20: Common Core Reading Standards and Authentic Literacy (Mr. Jacques, Ms. Lara)
  • December 4: Academic Discussion in Science (Ms. Lara)
  • December 11: Academic Discussion in Math (Ms. Syrowski)
  • December 18: Sharing our Learning on Academic Discussions


  • Math scores are due 11/20
  • SWT (3-5) is due 12/6, but should be administered November 18 -22 to allow for make ups and scoring.
  • Please conduct final trimester assessments by December 6. UFA meetings will be held December 10 – 12.

Weekly Calendar


  • Morning Meeting: 8:30 on the Back Yard
  • Core Value of the Week: Service (I make my community a better place. Hago de mi comunidad un lugar major.)
  • Minimum Day – 1:40 Dismissal
  • Grade-level Data Analysis 2:00 – 3:00
  • Faculty Meeting 3:00 – 4:00
  • Caring School Community Leadership Meeting 4:00 – 5:00


  • Wes off site at principal professional development until 3:30.
  • Focal 50 pizza dinner at 5:30 for students and families (teachers and staff are welcome).


  • PD: Common Core Reading Standards & Authentic Literacy (2:30 to 3:45)


  • Mr. Jacques Office Hours from 3:00 – 4:00. Please come to discuss Fall budget revisions, transition to Common Core Standards, unit design, or any other topic.


Have a great Thanksgiving vacation! See you in December.