Principal Sheyka's Share Out
Arroyo News | 1st Edition | 10.1.19
Your Arroyo PTA Board
I would like to thank our incredible PTA Board members. These moms volunteer countless hours of their time In support of our Arroyo students and staff. They are encouraging, supporting, generous and passionate. On behalf of the entire Arroyo staff, THANK YOU for all that you do.
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Meet the Masters: Joan Miro
Thank you to PTA for funding our engaging Meet at the Masters art program. The students loved their first experience of the year and can’t wait to see who our next new artist will be.
Each grade has their own equipment this year which includes bouncy balls, hula hoops, jump ropes, soccer balls, basketballs, and arts and crafts. Thank you to our PTA for donating this incredible equipment to our students. Because of your generosity our students have more equipment and opportunities for play on the playground than ever before.
Arroyo Teachers Learning and Growing
Carl Anderson rights: conferring is not the icing on the cake; it is the cake. Conferring truly is the sweet spot of all that we do. It is through conferring that we build community with our students; conferring affords us the opportunity to teach into every single reader and writer in our classrooms.
All Arroyo teachers are participating in monthly Lab Days this year, which are targeted toward our schoolwide Signature Practices: Reading Workshop, Writing Workshop, Cognitively Guided Instruction in Math (CGI) and Science (Next Generation Science Standards-NGSS). Tustin Unified has provided all schools with two instructional coaches who support our teachers with refining our instructional practices. Thank you for your support on these days when teachers are out of the classroom for 60-minute increments. Like students, it is very important that the teachers continue to learn and grow each and every day.
A professional learning community, or PLC, is a group of educators that meets regularly, shares expertise, and works collaboratively to improve teaching skills and the academic performance of students. The term is also applied to schools or teaching faculties that use small-group collaboration as a form of professional development. Shirley Hord, an expert on school leadership, came up with perhaps the most efficient description of the strategy: “The three words explain the concept: Professionals coming together in a group—a community—to learn
We appreciate our Arroyo parents funding our Fit Tuesday PE program, which affords teachers the release time needed to engage in weekly PLCs. Thank you!
Lending Library and Intervention Teachers
The Lending Library supports our teachers with providing ROBUST classroom libraries as students move through the many different reading levels throughout the year. Thank you to our PTA for funding this important project.
We are very fortunate to have an outstanding team of Reading Intervention Teachers, again, funded entirely by our generous Arroyo PTA.
THANK YOU for supporting our emerging and accomplished readers, parents!
Social-Emotional Learning Coach
Meet Mrs. Kirkman! We are so pleased to have her support this school year! Mrs. Kirkman supports students 5 days a week for 3.5 hours a day running social skills groups, checking in with students per parents' requests, reading character development books to classes and much more! She is our primary resources for the implementation of our Zones of Regulation and Social Thinking Skills.
We are BEYOND grateful to our Arroyo PTA for funding this very relevant and needed position.
This is the place to be if you want to see students create, innovate, collaborate and think critically. THANK YOU, PTA, for funding our phenomenal MakerSpace teacher, Mrs. Townsend, and providing materials, resources and technology to support students' learning experiences.