Eagle's Eye View

Growing Juntos

Week at a Glance 4-11-16 to 4-15-16

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: CO (the what) /LO (the how) --> Comprehensible Input (manipulatives, visuals, hands-on, videos, linked to past learning, linked to student's background, etc.) --> Student Artifacts (PLAN WITH THE END IN MIND)


Also, CPA/Grade-Level Meeting:

1)what do you want them to learn?

2) How do you know they learned it and what does mastery look like?

3) What do you do if they got it?

4) What do you do if they don't get it?


Lunes - LOD is Spanish


  • Today OCCT testing begins. Here is the link to the entire testing schedule. Thank you to Sra. Aubert and Srta. Bennett for preparing all of these tests and schedules. This is NOT an easy task and they have been flawless. Also, thank you teachers for preparing these kiddos for success. :-) https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qkRqpK0bYJ1elO2CIzoQguzI9NNZbU2f3c52HWhprTY/mobilebasic
  • PLEASE ensure that we follow hallway norms during this month. We need all halls to be very quiet. Thank you in advance for making this happen.
  • Zumba 4:45-5:45
  • Please, promote our LOD. Gracias


Martes - LOD is English


  • OCCT testing continues
  • PTA General Meeting at 6:30. There will be voting for the new board. Please come if you can.
  • I will be at Wilson for a meeting from 2:00-4:30.
  • No Zumba today.
  • Please, promote our LOD. Thank you.


Miércoles - LOD is Spanish


  • Keep on teaching just like you all have been. Stay focused and know that you're wonderful.
  • Zumba 4:45-5:45
  • Please, promote our LOD. Gracias.


Jueves - LOD is English


  • CPAs today. See above for our focus. Please, have student work ready to review based on what you're teaching. Bring to the table what you would like to ficus on most. For example, LA, Math, Science, etc.
  • Keep up the good work. We got this!
  • Foundation Board Meeting tonight at 6:30.
  • Zumba 4:45-5:45
  • Please, promote our LOD. Thank you.


Viernes - LOD is Spanish


  • TGIF!!!!!! Keep up the good work! We made it another week!
  • 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!

ZIS Family Member of the Week

El Orgullo de Zarrow

Drum roll please..........................................................................................This week's ZIS Family Member of the Week is..........YOU TELL ME! Continue to send me your nominations. Last week's nomination were the following:


I would like to nominate Emily Smith. She consistently tries to support the language of the day during her interactions with the students, she helps students find their next good read by giving them book ideas, keeps the library books organized and shelved, does library stortimes in English and in Spanish, and many other things. Basically, she keeps the library running smoothly so that I can be involved in other things, never having to worry about the students access to the library! She is amazing!

~Sra. Lagers





Esta página nos da una oportunidad de reconocer de una sencilla manera, aquello que sentimos a diario, y aunque a veces las palabras se quedan cortas …me gustaría agradecer a Kailtin muchas cosas. Pero sobre todo ser el motor de la escuela (aunque a veces me tire cubitos de hielo). Sin su ayuda mi adaptación hubiera sido más dura. Ella me recibió en la escuela con una sonrisa, y hasta ahora. Me resuelve cualquier problema y hasta nos calma ante las dificultades. Es increíble. Tan pronto me ayuda a revisar para piojos, como me ayuda con la cantidad de trámites que tenemos que hacer los españoles.

INCREIBLE MOTOR de la escuela ZARROW.

GrAcIaS Kaitilin.

Agradecer también a mi equipo (Sra. Chávez, Sra. Benitez, Sra. Sánchez) por enseñarme cada día las rutinas de Zarrow. La educación en España es muy diferente a esta y gracias a ellas 3 me han hecho sentir parte del equipo. Como una más. Aportando ideas, que a veces no eran las adecuadas, pero con nuestro empeño han salido a la perfección.

Gracias Sra. Williams. Mi “mamá americana” como yo digo siempre que es ella. Porque me ha cuidado desde el día que llegué. Acogiéndome en su casa, llamando para ver qué tal estaba, si comía bien, cómo me encontraba, salir a pasear, o simplemente una buena tarde de película y hablar tranquilamente de cómo nos va.

Tendría que agradecer a cada uno por todo lo que me ha aportado. Gracias Kellito por la energía compartida, al menos ya no me encuentro como la única pegando saltos en la escuela. Gracias Sra. Ana, por hacer de mis travesuras tirando confeti, algo lleno de risa, hasta para los de prek. Gracias profes de cuarto grado, porque os tengo al lado y siempre me recibís sonriendo y dando abrazos temprano en la mañana al igual que las de quinto grado, maestras de kínder por dejarme leer a vuestros niños, maestras de tercero por enseñarme a no estresarme y compartir tantos recursos, maestros de humanidades por colaborar tanto con nosotras, …………..

……En general a TODA la familia que forma la escuela cada día de ZARROW. Porque es verdad que es duro estar lejos de tu familia biológica, pero levantarte cada mañana para recibir sonrisas, es lo mejor para llenarte de energía y salir adelante.

SOY FELIZ!! GRACIAS por ocupar un huequito en mi corazón!!

~Srta. Primo





I nominate Amy Lagers, who is always coming up with new ideas, supporting instruction, bringing in technology in new and interesting ways. She and Emily Smith know the library and every book in it. If I need a resource, they know where to find it. I can even say, “I want a book but I don’t know the title nor the author,” and most of the time they know just what I want! Wow.


I also nominate Emily Tamez, whose class is always calm, working and organized, even though she’s 9 months pregnant and the school year is nearly at an end! She is really working hard right to the end.

~Sra. Ramirez





I nominate Sr. Kellito for giving up his Parking spot so others could enjoy the benefit of having an assigned parking space ESPECIALLY on assemblies days when a parking space is worthier than gold around here. I would like to nominate him for being so positive, supportive and enthusiastic!! For truly taking into account what we think and say.

It's truly a blessing to have a principal like you! Ah! And one more thing: you keep up in shape physically being the BEST ZUMBA instructor in the whole planet Earth!!

Abrazos para ti Kellito!! Mi respeto para usted mi querido Director!!


It's about time you enjoyYOUR OWN parking spot! :)


Sincerely,


Raquel Astacio



(I love you all and am so happy and proud to be with you at school! ~Sr. Kellito))

Zarrow International Elementary School

One Child, Two Languages - Unlimited Possibilities