Staff Weekly Bulletin
~Sept. 22-26~Week 5~
9/22 CELDT Starts for 1:1 by CELDT Sub-Mr. Ivan Simmons
CELDT Testing Window Closes 10/24
- All English teachers (1st through 5th) will need to be trained to administer the CELDT
- English teachers will administer the CELDT Listening, Reading, & Writing sections
- Kinder & 1st grade teachers will be exempt; Mr. Ivan Simmons & district CELDT examiners will support with the Kinder assessment.
- CELDT Moodle link will be shared with you to begin the on-line CELDT training
September 26th - all CELDT moodle training due for all 1st - 5th grade teachers. Affidavit's due to Beatrice (can be found in your box)
Classroom CELDT testing starts on 9/30 in English classes.
Positive & Welcoming Environment
September Character Development: RESPECT
Junior Coaching for 4th & 5th Graders
Attention 4th & 5th Grade Teachers: students that are suppose to be on the yard out 5 minutes before recess time.
Are morning circles taking place daily in your classroom?
~CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION~
6 Weeks Cycles of Inquiry to Resumes this week!
- I can embed habits of scholarship learning targets that foster/develop performance character & academic success for all their students.
- I can embed AD as a key vehicle to deepen understanding, build comprehension, & develop oral language
Fostering Character & Habits of Scholarship through the lens of Academic Discussions
Location: TBD by groups
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM
Professional Development COI
2:00 pm Differentiated Planning Groups for AD & fostering character
- Meet w/your COI Team and Review Norms and Protocols:
I can be mindful of grade level and cognitive differences.
I can assume positive intent.
I can feel safe taking risks.
I can be honest and provide constructive feedback.
I can come up with alternative suggestions if I don’t feel I can implement an idea.
3:00-4:00 PM - Prep
SPECIAL DAY CLASS (1ST-3RD)
Vacancy SDC1-3 Teacher Position:
- Beatrice is working with sub to ensure that SDC 1st-3rd grade students have General Ed. time. Thank you to Kevin Eback & Paul for providing us the students' IEPs.
- Update: PEC still looking for a credentialed teacher to take on this position. They may transfer a teacher from another site this week. Stay tuned.
SDC grades 4-5: Paul is to give you a copy of the SDC 4-5 grade IEPs.
A confidential file has been created in the office (see Nancy) for easy access of IEPs.
Guided Reading Groups...
Need the log-ins for your students' Chromebook access?
Library Schedule has been altered!
1. Math & other instructional minutes were being affected in the lower grades
2. Library time landed in not ideal time slots due to the sharing of the library with our sister school.
3. Teachers were not showing
Library will resume next week!
Week 4 ADA-Average Daily Attendance: 97%...great job; our goal is 98%!
Committees need to begin meeting!
Please sign up if you have not done so...can I sign you up?
Which committees are still in need of sign-ups?
- ELA District Teacher Lead - OUSD stipend
- Family & Community Outreach (1 more member)
- School Site Council-1 teacher & 1 classified vacancy
- Friends of Manzanita SEED (non-profit) - 1 certificated vacancy
- Spelling Bee Coordinator - 1x p/yr event
- Oratorical Fest Coordinator - 1x p/yr event
- Technology Committee - 1 classified vacancy
Past Due Items: Please address
We are still missing these items from many of you...
2. Summer Expeditions through Shared Google Drive - we cannot pay you until you submit them. Need help up-loading them to the Drive? See Priscilla, Beatrice, or Anne.
3. If you are in need of a classroom printer, please let Todd know.
- Community Assembly & Crew
...by 10 AM
- Day 20th Head Count
Tooth fairy classroom visits from Big Smiles on Monday A.M. Permission slips and toothbrushes will be passed out.
- Beatrice @ meeting w/Nancy
- Coach C at Playworks Training
Beatrice = Daily Walk-throughs!
Submit all Back-to-School Night Sign-in sheets to Nancy or Marisol
* EL School Designer here all day - classroom observations, teacher debrief, & support
COI Week 2 - Differentiated Groups
3 PM - Collaborative Groups Notes due to Google Shared Drive
Wright Institute Interns Begin at SEED!
Beatrice @ Data Governance Executive Board Meeting
The Science Department is offering a SIRA "Just in Time" training on Wednesday September 24, from 2:30 - 4:00 pm. It will take place at TCN, in the Library.
This training is for 3rd and 4th grade teachers who have not attended any previous SIRA trainings.
Thank you, and have a great week,
Buy-Back-Day Registration Oct. 10th
Offerings for Buy Back Day
The On-Track Registration System
All attendees need to register using the On-Track Registration System.
On-Track also lists the buy back day offerings by content area.
All Certificated Staff, please register for the following class: Training PD5542
PE teacher: PD5553
Library Tech: PD5577
GRANTS, GRANTS, GRANTS!
Opportunities for free money!
Jamba Juice: It's About the Fruit and Veggies
The Fall 2014 Jamba Juice "It's About the Fruit and Veggies" Garden Grant provides youth garden programs with gardening supplies, curricula, and funding for soil amendments and plants to create engaging nutrition and gardening experiences. Maximum award: $1,500. Eligibility: schools, community organizations, and non-profit programs in the United States, gardening with at least 15 children between the ages of 3 and 18. Deadline: October 1, 2014. More
IRA: Teacher as Researcher Grant
International Reading Association Teacher as Researcher grants support classroom teachers who undertake action research inquiries about literacy and instruction. Maximum award: $4,000. Eligibility: All applicants must be members of the International Reading Association (IRA) and practicing pre-K-12 teachers with full time or permanent half-time teaching responsibilities (includes librarians, Title I teachers, classroom teachers, and resource teachers). Classroom teachers will be given preference. Applicants may apply as a collaborative group or individually. Deadline:November 1, 2014. More
NCTM: Professional Development Grants for Grades PreK-5
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Professional Development Grants for Grades PreK-5 Teachers support professional development to improve the competence in the teaching of mathematics of one or more classroom teachers. Maximum award: $3,000. Eligibility: current (as of October 15, 2014) Full Individual or E-Members of NCTM or teachers at a school with a current (as of October 15, 2014) NCTM Pre-K8 school membership, currently teaching grades PreK-5 level and with three or more years teaching experience. Deadline:November 7, 2014. More
NGA: Youth Garden Grants
National Gardening Association Youth Garden Grants support schools and community organizations with child-centered garden programs. In evaluating grant applications, priority will be given to programs that emphasize educational focus or curricular/program integration; nutrition or plant-to-food connections; environmental awareness/education; entrepreneurship; and social aspects of gardening such as leadership development, team building, community support, or service-learning. Maximum award: a $500 gift card to the Gardening with Kids catalog, seeds and plants from Bonnie Plants, an Ames tool package, and educational materials from NGA. Eligibility: schools, youth groups, community centers, camps, clubs, treatment facilities, and intergenerational groups throughout the United States. Deadline: December 5, 2014.More
Character Development Grant!
Send us your best ideas for cultivating character strengths in your classroom!
The 7 teachers with the best ideas will win $10,000.
You know what it would take to grow character strengths and skills in your classroom – it’s time everyone else did, too. We want to help bring your promising ideas to life, as well as help you test their impact. A class-wide detective game to promote curiosity? An investigation unit about color and form in nature to help promote the appreciation of beauty? An open mic stand up night to teach about humor? A peer-mediation project to promote forgiveness? We’ll help you evaluate the impact, and then we’ll help spread the word.
Field Trip for Teachers!
Thursday, October 2
4:00-5:30 PM: CRS Field Trip For Teachers - behind the scenes event for CRS Members
5:30-8:00 PM: LHS Educator Open House
Please RSVP if you plan to attend
Join CRS and our host, the Lawrence Hall of Science (the Hall), for an afternoon of learning and fun. Our Field Trip for Teachers is designed give CRS members an exclusive time to explore the Hall and meet a gecko up close, try an engineering challenge, and to discover even more explorations that you can share with your students. You'll also be able to talk with expert Hall science educators about great resources to support science learning in your classroom, from supporting English language learners in science to supporting you with NGSS. Following our program, teachers will be welcome to stay for the Educator Open House. CRS member special preview and behind the scenes event: 4 pm -5:30; LHS Educator Open House from 5:30 - 8:00 PM