The GATOR Gazette

Publication 18 : 12/16/2019

Holiday Gratitude....

As we inch ever closer to the well-deserved two-week break, I want to make sure each of you knows how much I appreciate all that you do to make Gompers such a wonderful place! Every staff member that steps foot on this campus through those "gates" makes a huge difference each day, and for that, I am tremendously humbled and grateful. Thank you!!

The holiday season can be quite hectic and exhausting. However, in the midst of the hustle and bustle, I urge you to do some "SELFCARE". Read a good book, sit by the fireplace, sleep in, take some naps mid-day, play scrabble and Taboo with friends, enjoy the ski slopes/mountains or simply the warmth of your favorite blanket...... Just simply take time to rejuvenate yourself and your being. I know, I will at my favorite place...Burke Williams!!!

I think it is important to celebrate all of you and am grateful to those of you who have joined me in celebrating the 12 Days of Holiday Cheer...its been fun!.

Friday is a minimum day for our students with a 2:00 pm dismissal for grades 1-8. It is my hope that you all will get your planning and prep work done (for the week we return in January) early in the week so that you may walk out the door with your students on Friday and commit to some much needed (and deserved) rest and relaxation.

In closing, I wish you and your family and loved ones a blessed holiday season full of love, peace, and memories. I look forward to seeing you in the new year committed to our focused goals for student success for the Gompers Gators in whom we serve.

In Gratitude,

Dr. Miller

Gompers journey...#180daysofwhy..#students

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If Gompers teachers engage in standards-based instruction with increasingly higher levels of DOK (Depth of Knowledge) tasks and provide opportunities for collaborative work, then students will think critically and strategically, which will positively impact their conceptual understanding and transferable skills.

Week in review in #GATORNATION!!!

Collaborative Inquiry Debrief of "Good Tidings of Positive Progress" & Staff Collaboration: 12/19

12/19 - Agenda in Library:

Reindeer Games (10)

Where are we?? Review of Change of Principal workshop (10)

Collaborative Inquiry Feedback by Walking teams - ILT"walking" Members to Lead (25)

Holiday Wishes (10)

Due to Sexual Harassment training. on 12/12..slight revisions to the schedules for meetings with grade/department.... thanks for understanding

19-20 Assessments.....What is the data telling us?????

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Assessment Calendars...Don't fall behind

All Grades have reported/administered math unit exams except 4th and Algebra.

Preliminary data indicates a positive trajectory in student achievement results. Remember to test your absent students, all students need a score..thanks.

Math Units

1st Grade Unit 3-- Testing Window Opens Dec. 2

2nd Grade Unit 3 – Opens Nov. 18

3rd Grade Unit 3 – Opens Nov. 19

4th Grade Unit 3 – Opens Dec. 9

5th Grade Unit 3-- Opens Dec. 9

6th - Opens Nov. 7 & 6thACC - Opens Nov. 7

7th - Opens - Nov. 15

7ACC - Opens - Nov. 7

8th - Opens - Nov. 7

ALG - Opens - Dec. 13

ELA Synergy Assessment

Grades 2-8 Unit 2 Oct. 21-Dec.2 (5 wks)

Window Opens on Nov. 18 and Closes Jan. 14

Google Tech Integration professional development "VOLUNTARY" buttttt ohhhh sooo worth it!!

When: December 16

Where: Library

** The 1st three technology PDs in October all engaged with GOOGLE CLASSROOM usage...NOWWWWW the "technology" learning turns to use technology in daily use in lesson planning.

Dec 5 - Modeling via sample how to use all the google apps/tools in a 3-day lesson (ELA)

Dec 12 - Modeling via sample how to use all the google apps/tools in a 3-day lesson (Math)

Dec 16 - It's your turn to TRY with your own lesson plan book.

PD provided by: Mr. Rick Bosochio, OCIPD/COTSEN PTN Coach

Culture and Climate

End the year with a BANG of "festive" Holiday CHEER!!!!

Click the Link to view the calendar of FUN!!!

Be an active and SPIRITED part of GATORNATION HOLIDAY Fun!!!

School Leadership...........


Safe and Civil:

Developing the slides for presentation at the GFS assemblies for January 6 & 7 to students

Reminder to parents regarding Scholarly Dress; daily reminders

Training to recreation team for Referral system and Playground Rules

SDM: By-Laws approved, Nominations for Committees members now underway


Meeting 12/3 Agenda

Minutes 10/29

Adjunct Duty

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Gompers Bulletin "parent news"

This parent bulletin is sent via email and text message to parents each week. It will also be available on our school's website.

December 2019

12/16 - Technology Integration

12/16 - Subcommittee w/Master Schedule @ 3:45

12/16 - Tech Integration Part II @ 3:30

12/17 - ES Music Concert

12/18 - ES Music Concert & Choral Concert

12/19 - Hot Chocolate - Caroling - Sing a Long - 1-2

12/20 - 12/12 - Hot Chocolate - Caroling - Sing a Long - K

12/20 - Minimum Day - Teachers are expected to have their bags packed and be ready to enjoy their family and loved ones...Teachers walk out of the door with students at dismissal

1/6 - School resumes - Welcome Back and Welcome 2020!!!!

1/6 - GFS Assemblies for ES

1/7- GFS Assemblies for MS

1/7 - SDM Meets

1/8 - 7:45 ILT

1/9 - PTA

1/11 - Kindergarten Festival @ Dooley Festival