The Dream Team

10/19/15 Weekly Memo 13

Table of Contents

  1. Week at a glance
  2. Upcoming Events
  3. Cultural & Instructional Focus Areas
  4. Good Things
  5. Duty Schedule
  6. Message from the Coach

Week at a Glance

Monday, October 19th: B Day

Professional Dress

Arrive by 7:20 am

Morning Meeting 7:25 am

Lesson Plans Due (If you are using CTL plans- you must submit the modification protocol)


8th Grade Parent Meeting @6pm in the library

--We will focus on the end of year assessments & events

--Payment plans for the events

Tuesday, October 20th: A Day

Professional Dress

Arrive by 7:20 am

Morning Meeting 7:25am

Wednesday, October 21st: B Day

Professional Dress

Arrive by 7:20 am

Morning Meeting 7:25 am

If you have any shout outs or good things to share email David Gardner by 12 pm on Wednesday for your message to be in the memo.

Parent Teacher Conferences beginning at 3pm

--Parents will sign up for a 10 minute time slot.

--Team Leads were emailed the script and it is attached to this email.

Thursday, October 22nd: A Day

Professional Dress

Arrive by 7:20 am

Morning Meeting 7:25 am

Friday, October 23rd: B Day

Jeans and a Hampton/College Shirt

Arrive by 7:20 am

Morning Meeting 7:25 am

Lesson Plan revisions due on blackboard

Coming Soon...

October 23rd-31st: Red Ribbon Week

October 23rd: $2 Dress Down

October 23rd- ISPRs handed out by Ms. Wallace by 10/23

October 24th: Fall Festival @ Hampton 10am-1pm

October 26th: Parks Out for NHP's ISR

October 27th: Progress Reports Go Home

October 30th: Pink out Day $2 Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser (Susan G. Komen Foundation)

October 30th: Midnight Madness @8pm

October 30th: ISPRs due

November 6th: Fall Dance @6:30-9:30pm: We need 1 or 2 volunteer teachers from each grade level to chaperone.

Instructional & Cultural Focus Area

We want to focus on two very specific areas.

1. Scholars speaking in Complete Sentences

2. Teacher to Scholar talk ratio.

Complete Sentences- we want our scholars to be able to communicate in any environment in which they are placed and that starts with their ability to speak.

We want to make sure that scholars are speaking in complete sentences in your classes and that scholars are holding one another accountable to this expectations by holding up the letter "C" with their hand.

Teacher Talk vs. Scholar Talk- decrease the amount of time you are spending lecturing to scholars in the INM & GP components of the lesson and have scholars own their own learning and think critically.

We want to increase the amount of scholar talk in the classroom and decrease the amount of teacher talk in the classroom. Consider scripting when scholars will speak in your class- planning this out helps to make this process more efficient. Scholars have to be able to othink critically.

We will have foocused observations over the next few weeks focused on these two components.

The Awards Ceremony was a SUCCESS! Thank you all for being such a great team!

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Good Things!

Mrs. Parks says...

Shout out to the Specials team for consistently working hard, asking questions, and covering classes!

Shout out to Ms. Golledge for holding the Team Lead meeting and capturing some great feedback from the team!

Shout out to the Team Leads for expressing upgrades! (We encourage your feedback more often!)

Shout out to Mrs. Campistrano for printing report cards already!

Shout out to Ms. Jackie for the conversations, the jokes, and for always going the extra mile to help our school be successful!

Shout out to Chad and Mike for setting up the gym for our awards ceremony!

Shout out to Ms. Thomas for the beautiful decorations!!

Mr Gardner says...

Shout out to Ms. Landis, Ms. Pietroboni, and Mr. Wright for diving into the data on Collaboration Day and calendaring their tutoring objectives for re-teach over the next 6 weeks as well as creating tutoring groups. DDI all day.

Shout out to Ms. Golledge for tirelessly unraveling the mysteries surrounding scholar misbehavior and standing firm on our discipline policy in the face of really difficult conversations with irate parents. Beast.

Shout out to Mr. Luna for taking the time to help fellow teachers print their grade verification after school on Wednesday.

Ms. Golledge says...

Shout out to Ms. Thomas for always going above and beyond in her content lead duties. Shout out to Mr. Gardner for always considering the third way.

Shout out to Ms. Gregory for always putting the scholars first.

Shout out to Mrs. Parks for putting together this incredible awards ceremony!

From a parent:

Mrs. Parks,

The assembly this evening for the middle school was so nice! It was a great idea to have them "dress for success" and the decorations and the staff's attendance made it even more special.

Duty Schedule

Morning Duty- Updates coming soon.

Lunch Duty-

  • 6th Grade Lunch- 6th Grade Lead, Specials Team Member and Administration

  • 7th & 8th Grade Lunch- 7th and 8th Grade Team Leads and Administration

All teachers must arrive to pick up your class from the cafeteria 5 minutes prior to the end of the lunch period.

After School Duty- Updates coming sooon.

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A Message from the Coach

Dearest Dream Team-

Always remember that you were put on this planet to make a difference! It will be hard but will be gratifying in the end!

The Dream Team Will Fight,


Strategic Priorities

Professional Capacity

Goal: We will build upon the knowledge & skills of all staff members

Parent, School, & Community Ties

Goal: We will engage ALL stakeholders in the school’s culture.

School Learning Climate

Goal: We will create a safe and orderly environment that promotes the sense of urgency required to climb the ladder of academic and behavioral excellence.