Eagle's Eye View

Growing Juntos

Week at a Glance 11-16-15 to 11-20-15

ZIS Vision: One Child, Two Languages - Unlimited Possibilities

ZIS Mission: We will provide and assist each student with a well-rounded and differentiated education that is centered around the immersion of the Spanish language and cultures to prepare them for a global society.

Instructional Focus: The SIOP Model in ALL classrooms. Please, por favor, PLEASE review, use, and reflect upon the components of SIOP and continue conversations within your grade level meetings during your common planning times. I believe in the use of this model and want to implement it with fidelity as we grow our eagles into bilingual and biliterate citizens.

Lunes - LOD is Spanish

  • Today is the start to a great week! Talk to your teammates about what they learned at OABE. It was a GREAT time and a wonderful conference! I had an incredible time.
  • CPAs today - a follow-up with Sra. Janet McKenzie
  • No Weekly Gathering this week. I have to go to a meeting for a Transgender Training for TPS from 2:30-5:00.
  • Please, promote our LOD. Gracias

Martes - LOD is English

  • KG Tour today
  • Zumba from 4:45-5:45!!!
  • Please, promote our LOD. Thank you.

Miércoles - LOD is Spanish

  • Leadership meeting today in Sra. Buell's classroom. We will discuss our Value-Added scores and will present on this on the 23rd.
  • Zumba from 4:45-5:45!!!
  • Fire Drill today
  • Progress reports go out today
  • Please, promote our LOD. Gracias.

Jueves - LOD is English

  • KG Tour today
  • Jessica Haight, my ILD, will be coming to visit today. We will be walking around the entire building. MAKE SURE WE HAVE OUR MISSION AND VISION POSTERS, CARDS, DESIGNS, ETC., UP ON THE WALLS, AS WELL AS THE COLLEGE AND CAREER READY PERSONAL INFORMATION. If you have any questions, or need any assistance, I will do anything for you if you let me know. ;-)
  • Tonight is Tikki Tikki Tembo. Mr Parkhurst has been working hard, as has the wonderful Zarrow Eagles. Please, make sure to come and support the students if you are available. I will be there with a huge smile on my face.
  • No Zumba today so the gym can be all set up for the musical.
  • Please, promote our LOD. Thank you.

Viernes - LOD is Spanish

  • It's FRIDAY!!!!!! Have a great day!
  • Flu Vaccines from 9:00-12:30
  • Please, promote our LOD. Gracias.
  • Online gradebook

    An updated and accurate grade book is an invaluable tool for all educators. It is expected that grade books will be updated on a weekly basis. Please perform a gradebook report on PowerSchool each Friday to ensure grades are not lost when report cards go out. TPS policy requires a minimum of:

    · 2 grades per week for Reading

    · 2 grades per week for Math

    · 1 grade per week for Social Studies

    · 1 grade per week for Science.

    · 4 grades per quarter for Specials subjects

    · Grades from library projects will be infused into the grade book of the subject it is covering as needed.

    Have a GREAT WEEK! You are the best of the best, and I am blessed to be with such great professionals like YOU! This is the best school in the nation!

Teacher of the Week

El Orgullo de Zarrow

Drum roll please... This week's Maestro of the Week is................................

Srta. Bennett!!!!!!!!!! You get the Principal's parking space for the entire week. (I'll do this for everyone when it's your week.)

Although this is a random drawing I'd like to point out this teacher's strengths. Srta. Bennett has been a true keystone to the educational success for many of our students in need of remediation, as well as special education services. Her talents have not only ensured that we are compliant with special education law, but have also ensured that children are reached where they need to be reached. Her passion and knowledge, combined, have proven to support the success of many students in the past, and more students than you know this year. I love seeing her working with children, hearing her success stories, and watching her learn more about bilingual education and become a true advocate for this program's success. The field of special education is not an easy one, and has faced many obstacles in a bilingual education model, but this has not been an issue for Srta. Bennett. From Saltamontes to reading on an appropriate grade-level Srta. Bennett has made a difference in the lives of children and in their education.

Srta. Bennett, I hope you know how much I appreciate you. Thank you for keeping us legal with IEPs, etc., and thank you for sharing your passion for children with me. It's people like you that make principals like me strive to be better and more educated in areas such as special education. We must always make sure that we support a free and appropriate public education for all, and you are definitely a true leader in this area. For this reason, and many more, I thank you for your commitment to Zarrow and the education of our Eagles!

Zarrow International Elementary School

One Child, Two Languages - Unlimited Possibilities