The Weekly Rocket

Week of December 15-December 19

This Weeks Updates

Our weekly electronic newsletter supports the communication and learning community at PS 107. We welcome any ideas or information to enhance our weekly newsletter.

Important Weekly Highlights:


  • Quality Review: January 14, 2015 conducted by Dr. Ames
  • Network Mock QR: Friday, December 19, 2014
  • DRA's are due Friday, December 19 by close of business
  • Benchmark tests for 3-5th grade Monday 12/15 and Wednesday 12/17 (Please reference memo)
  • Please make sure students learning binders are updated, writing walls include students writing for September, October, November & DecemberPlease make sure to be diligent with students safety.
  • Please continue to greet our learners with kindness, organized, colorful, learning environments and with honest preparation for becoming literate, mathematicians, scientists, historians, critical thinkers, willing and able to solve world problems, in other words PLAN, meaningful, productive interactive, and engaging lessons.



SHOUT OUT!


  • To 3rd grade for conducting a successful data analysis grade level meeting with the support of Ms. Jones
  • For selected second graders in successfully sharing their narrative writing stories at our first Second Grade Writing Celebration2014-2015



Instructional Focus This years instructional focuses are: 1. Guided instruction 2. Analyzing data to inform instruction 3. Co-presenting professional development


Monday 12/15---Guided Reading @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am (Push-in teachers please be in your push in class by 9:00 a.m.)


  • 2nd Grade Teachers: LEAP Science PD @ 9am in room 211 (please refer to email)
  • Grades 3-5 ELA Benchmark tests 8:30 am - 10:00 am
  • Staff PD 2:20- 3:40--- Day 1 of Cycle 2 PD (refer to schedule)
  • DREAMERS After School Program for Grades 3-5 ---- 2:20pm - 5:30pm
  • READ After School Program Grades K-1 ---- 2:20 - 5:15
  • Harmony After School Program Grade 2 ---- 2:20 - 5:15



Tuesday 12/16---Guided Reading @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am (Push-in teachers please be in your push in class by 9:00 a.m.)


  • Parent involvement 2:20-3pm : 3rd Grade support for parents in Rm. 211/ All other grades please make sure to communicate with parents and that communication letters September - November are completeInquiry Time 3pm - 3:35pm : Please make sure that all your class "student work" data sheets are completed.
  • Please turn in complete communication letters to Ms. Diaz
  • A Taste of Broaday Trip Grades 3-5@ 8:30 am
  • DREAMERS After School Program for Grades 3-5 ---- 2:20pm - 5:30pm
  • READ After School Program Grades K-1 ---- 2:20 - 5:15
  • Harmony After School Program Grade 2 ---- 2:20 - 5:15



Wednesday 12/17---Guided Reading @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am (Push-in teachers please be in your push in class by 9:00 a.m.)


  • Academic Wednesdays--- Please Wear Green--- Every Wednesday, Achievement Coaches will have conversations with students in grades 3-5 during lunch about setting goals, improving their academics, and being College and Career Ready
  • Math Benchmark Test grades 3-5 at 8:30 am - 10:00 am
  • DREAMERS After School Program for Grades 3-5 ---- 2:20pm - 5:30pm
  • READ After School Program Grades K-1 ---- 2:20 - 5:15
  • Harmony After School Program Grade 2 ---- 2:20 - 5:15



Thursday 12/18 -- Guided Reading @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am (Push-in teachers please be in your push in class by 9:00 a.m.)


  • Radio City trip for selected students grades 3-5
  • Ms. Hunter @ PS 107---- Schedule to PD
  • PD Committee meeting @ 9am in room 211
  • Student of the Week Form due
  • DREAMERS After School Program for Grades 3-5 ---- 2:20pm - 5:30pm
  • READ After School Program Grades K-1 ---- 2:20 - 5:15
  • Harmony After School Program Grade 2 ---- 2:20 - 5:15



Friday 12/19 --- Learning Binders @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am --- Make sure you are meeting with a small group 5-6 students (20 min. group conference X 2 times) to review weekly quiz progress with students and goal setting for units based on unit goals/parent communication letter goal descriptions (Push-in teachers please be in your push in class by 9:00 a.m.)


  • Students of the Week Announcement
  • CookShop Meeting @ 9am (Ms. Nitzberg, Ms. Perez, Ms. Carrington, Ms. Evans, Ms. Sahawneh, Ms. Caputo, Ms. Otto, Ms. Spencer, Ms. Najera) in room 211
  • DREAMERS After School Program for Grades 3-5 ---- 2:20pm - 5:30pm
  • READ After School Program Grades K-1 ---- 2:20 - 5:15
  • Harmony After School Program Grade 2 ---- 2:20 - 5:15 PS 107
  • "Talent Search" 6pm - 8pm



Announcements:


  • Please make sure that your inside and outside bulletin boards are changed. Bulletin Boards were due 12/5
  • Informal observations will continue this week. Please make sure you are referencing the Danielson Frameworks 8 focus standards.
  • ALL Grades must submit their Weekly HW Calendar to both administrators before Monday for approval.
  • To all teachers, please make sure daily homework is checked. Ms. Hamm and Ms. Diaz have received several concerns across the grades, from parents that HW is not being checked. Please make sure to mark all homework assignments after they are checked.



Reminders:


  • Routines should be put into practice during guided reading so that students small groups who are not working with a teacher, are engaged in activities/centers that support their ELA needs. If you need ideas or suggestions please see one of the coaches.
  • All bulletin boards with students work must have the following: A task, a rubric, and a teacher/student comment sheet that include a positive and next steps comment based on the rubric and task for the student. Student goal should also reflect the feedback the teacher has provided.
  • Please continue to check the ECHALK Groups for updates on documents and information. Making it part of your practice will keep you up to speed with the current events and information in our school community.
  • A picture is worth a thousand words! THANK YOU for those who are including PHOTOS of students doing work and engaged in classroom activities on your bulletin boards. You may secure a school camera for use from Tim (M/W/F).
  • ALL Grade Scope and Sequence, Writing Units, and Social Studies units have been shared through e-chalk group "Classroom Resources" Group.
  • Please make sure you are planning for all core subjects (reading, writing, math, science and social studies). If your grade divides the planning of lessons, please make sure all members of your grade get a copy of the lessons in case of emergencies by Monday morning.
  • Please make sure your lesson plans are visible in the front of the room placed above the students portfolios and reflect the current date each day. This includes traveling push in teachers. Service providers please have your lessons available for visitors. All staff in your class should be included in the lesson plans (co-teachers, push in staff, Rocket Specialists, etc).
  • Paraprofessionals, please continue to maintain logs (like last year). If you need more logs or information, see Ms. Mercado.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Upcoming Events:

12/16 --- A Taste of Broadway Trip for grades 3-5

12/16 --- 3rd Grade Teachers Host Parent Tutorials 2:20-3:35 pm in Rm. 211

12/19 --- PS 107 Talent Search Talent Show

12/19 --- Network Visits PS 107X--- MOCK QR

12/20 --- Saturday Academy 8am - 12pm

12/22 --- Grade K-2 Holiday Party (schedule to be provided)

12/22 --- Pics with Santa (schedule TBD)

12/23 --- Perfect Attendance Field Trip to the Movies

12/23 --- Winter Holiday Show at 9am & 10am

12/24/14 -1/6/15 --- Winter Recess

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