Ms. Mac's Memos

May 18th

Mission & Vision

Park Street Mission:

We Learn. We Grow. We Thrive.



Park Street Vision:

Our vision is to provide a collaborative foundation for successful learning and living through:


P- Positive Experiences

S- Supporting all students

E- Engaging with the community and creating

S- Students of excellence

Week at a Glance

Monday:

  • Admin Meeting 1:00 pm
  • SILT Meeting 2:30pm


Tuesday:

  • 3rd Grade Math Planning meeting 9 am
  • Clerical Meeting 10 am
  • 4th Grade Math Planning Meeting 12 pm
  • 1st grade PLC 1 pm
  • Kindergarten PD for Transdisciplinary Units 1-2 pm
  • 5th-grade math planning meeting 2 pm
  • 2nd grade PLC 3 pm


Wednesday:

  • 3rd-grade planning at 1 pm
  • 5th-grade Transdicisplinary Units 1-2 pm


Thursday:

  • 5th Grade Awards pick-up 11 am
  • 2nd Grade Phonics PD 1-3 pm


Friday:

  • Staff Meeting 11:00 am (paras and front office staff do NOT need to attend)
  • 3rd Grade Celebration

Weekly Meeting Schedule

Admin Meetings: Mondays & Thursdays at 1pm


SILT Meetings: Thursdays at 2:30pm


Clerical Meetings: Tuesdays at 10:00am


PLC Meetings: Tuesdays

  • Kindergarten- 11:00am
  • 1st grade- 1:00pm
  • 2nd grade- 3:00pm
  • 3rd grade- 9:00am
  • 4th grade- 12:00pm
  • 5th grade- 2:00pm
  • ID teachers- 11:30am


FYI...Mac's Memos will be sent Monday-Thursday

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Frequently Used Links

Staff Shout out Link

Here is the link to add a staff shout out: https://forms.gle/SjUwnFK6Dc3zHbNi6

May Calendar

We have created a calendar of the events/due dates of items coming up this month. Please click the link to view the calendar: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eg5MB_UI_rq1ENWtAJGNYyzDuhZ2njcH0mnWsFfQPdI/edit?usp=sharing

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LEARN

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Coaches Corner


Pioneer Valley Digital Reader: bit.ly/2Vi5s3Q

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Assistant Principals' Corner

F/P data entry reminder:

While the district is not requiring teachers to enter a F/P score for Q4 in Aspen, you are required to enter the student's new score for summer school students and the last (most current) F/P in Aspen.

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GROW

Common Formative Assessments

Just a reminder...


Next year we will have Common Formative Assessments (CFAs) for Reading, Math, and Writing. In an effort to take advantage of our time during school closure, we will begin to develop these Common Formative Assessments during post planning. Please plan to meet with your "new" PLC teams (some teams have changed) to begin developing these assessments during the two post-planning days. Please share your calendar invites with the Admin team.


We will discuss this in more detail in our staff meeting on Friday, May 22nd.

Future Planning

Just a reminder, I still need your feedback and input.


As we prepare for next year and the possibility of digital learning, I would like everyone to start thinking out what our "new" normal could look like. We have a great opportunity to try new things, but before we put anything in place, I would like everyone's feedback and input. Please begin brainstorming the following things:



  • How could we run effective small groups with digital learning?
  • How can we confer with students one-on-one with digital learning?
  • What would a typical teacher schedule look like?
  • What are some high-leverage strategies we could implement online to help us continue to move our students to the next level?
  • Are there ways we can make online learning more engaging and exciting for students?



We have begun to brainstorm some of these items, but please feel free to share your ideas on our Stormboard. I have added sections with these questions.


Stormboard Link: https://stormboard.com/invite/1058337/write540

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THRIVE

Remind Text Messages

Please make sure you are signed up for our staff Remind text messages. Please make sure you are checking these regularly. You may need to turn on the notifications. In the event of an emergency or last-minute reminders, this is how I will communicate with the staff. Please make sure you are receiving these.


The directions to sign up are listed below.

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SPAM

I sent two messages via remind indicating someone was sending out SPAM emails that appeared to be coming from my account. Ms. Varner has blocked that email address, but hackers are crafty.


If you receive an email that seems strange, please double-check the email address it is coming from. DO NOT RESPOND if the email address is NOT an MCS account. Many people responded to the last spam email and that is how they know you are a "real" person and they will continue to communicate with you.


If you see an email address from me with an @gmail.com it is FAKE. Please see the example picture below.

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Staff Shout Outs... (please submit shout-outs by 3pm)

1. Raquel

You have gone above and beyond communicating with parents, being available for teachers and just going the extra mile. Packing the building and being so positive. Thanks for everything you do.