Staff Weekly Bulletin

~Week 22~Feb. 8-12~

Thank you for an inspiring Expo!

February Assessments

3rd - 5th Grade

SMI & SRI Testing - closes 2/12

K - 5th Grade

  • Math EOU CUM Opens 2/16
  • Math EOU CUM Closes 3/4

K-5 Grades

  • On-going reading assessments
  • data results and report out - 2/24

5th grade

  • CHKS (California Healthy Kids Survey) - Opens 2/16
  • CHKS Make-Ups - closes 2/26
  • Location: during library time

5th Grade

  • PFT (Physical Fitness Test) Opens - 2/1
  • PFT Closes - 3/18

3-5 Grades

  • SBAC Teacher Training - 2/17 from 1:45-2:45 PM, location-P5
  • SBAC Interim Window Opens - 2/22
  • SBAC Interim Window Closes - 3/11

3-5 Grades

  • SIRA Open - 2/22
  • SIRA Closes - 3/4

2015-2016 CELDT Results

CELDT Snapshot 2015-2016

1st - 5th grade students on this report: 176

CELDT Reading - Overall Performance

34% - Intermediate (level 3)

17% - Early Intermediate (level 2)

35% - Beginning level

CELDT Writing - Overall Performance

39% - Intermediate (level 3)

29% - Early Intermediate (level 2)

22% - Beginning (level 1)

1st grade (37 students)

Reading - 30% intermediate, 16% early intermediate, 38% beginning

Writing - 22% intermediate, 43% early intermediate, 22% beginning

2nd grade (32 students)

Listening - 40% Intermediate (level 3)

Reading - 22% Early Intermediate (level 2), 38% Beginning (level 1)

Writing - 25% Intermediate, 38% Early Intermediate, 38% beginning

3rd grade (47 students)

Reading - 36% intermediate, 15% early intermediate, 32% beginning

Writing - 45% intermediate, 21% early intermediate, 21% beginning

4th grade (36 students)

Reading - 53% intermediate, 17% early intermediate, 22% beginning

Writing - 56% intermediate, 25% early intermediate, 14% beginning

5th grade (24 students)

Reading - 38% intermediate, 42% beginning

Writing - 46% intermediate, 25% beginning

CELDT Growth-Flat-Slide data

ELLs in need of SRI in order to be reclassified

Science PD Interest

Greetings Crew!

Math COI will continue on the following dates: February 17th.

***Keep in mind that ANY teacher in grades 3-5 will be trained on the SBAC Interim on 2/17 so they will NOT be able to participate in the Math COI.

We will also be scheduling some Science or BAL PDs for February 17th. Please communicate with Teri your interest on Science topics. IF there's no recommendations, we will move with BAL COI.

Click here to submit your Science PD interest.


~Safe & Welcoming Environment~

It's Black History Month, is this enough?

Gogurt Parties on 2/12

GoGurt Parties will take place on Friday, Feb. 12 at 2:30 PM. Ms. Alicia will deliver the Gogurts to your classroom.


January Best Attendance

Ms. Nuñez & Mr. Victor

Golden Spatula Winners:

Kinder - Mr. Pastrana

1-2: Homeroom of Ms. Tapia

3-5: Homeroom of Ms. Nunez

Golden Baton

1-2 - Goodie

3-5- Nunez

Character Development


Month-long Focus: Compassion

Learning Target: I can show compassion towards others.


Any student arriving past 8:40 AM, please send them directly to the office to get a late pass.

Community Assembly/Crew

CREW changes this week!

If there are additional changes to crew, please submit by 2/10.

Community Assembly: GROUP B

Tapia & Vidal New

Goodie & Parchia
Brown & Queznel New

Ferrus-Garcia A & Davis NEW

Hudson A & Garcia-Pena A NEW


Udovic & Perrone NEW
Saleski & Cato New
Pastrana & Nunez NEW


Gudiol A & Zucker A NEW




As part of OUSD settlement with CDE, ALL teachers are required to fill out this report to ensure that the mandated instructional minutes are being met.

Please click on the link below to take you to the PE Minutes Teacher Report.

Teachers: PE Minutes Report

Section 1: Place check on it, SEED fulfills the PE minutes the following ways:

1. 2- 50 minutes PE preps led by EEIP teacher

2. 1- 30 minutes PE teacher/Playworks every two weeks

3. 70 minutes spread out through two week period via teacher directed lesson plans as indicated on daily/weekly schedule

***Please print, sign, and return the Teacher PE Minutes Report to Beatrice by no later than 2/5.

*FYI: this request was given to the sites on 1/31 and required to submit urgently.

STIP Sub's Push-In Schedule

Greetings Crew!

Here is Ms. Morelia's new small group/guided reading push-in schedule; please click on this link.

TGDS/OETF Peer Observation Sign Ups

Dear Team,

Please sign up for mandatory peer observations for the month of February. A sign up poster can be found in the staff lounge door. We are scheduled to begin with peer observation on Tuesday, February 9th.

Peer Observation training scheduled for Wednesday, February 10th from 1:45-2:45 PM.

This date was identified since we did not receive confirmation for Science/Math PD interest.


ATTENTION 3-5 grade teachers! SBAC training on 2/17 from 1:45-2:45 PM.

ALL teachers in grades 3-5 need to log into their TOMS account by January 29, 2016. Reset passwords and add users as needed. Please do not wait for staff to contact you; be proactive.

SBAC ELA & Math Resources

ELA/Literacy SBAC Blueprint

SBAC Math Resources

Math SBAC Blueprint

Holding Data Chats with your students...

In preparation for our upcoming data chats (tentatively scheduled for 2/22-2/26), please ensure that you begin holding data conversations with your students.

You will be required to bring artifacts of group/individual data chats with your students.

SSTs for this week

9:00 AM - Gerardo Ramirez

9:35 AM - Jimmy Garcia

10:35 AM - Oosfary Madrigal

12:00 PM - Halo Web

COST Referrals...

Here is the link to submit a COST referral: Coordination of Services Referral - click here!



2016-2017 Budget Recommendations


Please click on this link to view the 16-17 SY budget recommendations. The recommendations are aligned to our academic, social-emotional, and operational needs; click here to view my rationale for these recommendations & School Performance Formula.

Budget lock-in session: 2/10 @ 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Please take some time to give input on this link.


Dear Crew!

Last week, we had a high number of teachers that did not meet their attendance responsibilities by 10 AM. We need for you to do your part. When you do not meet that deadline you negatively impact Julio's deadlines.

Deliverable: Restroom Logs

ALL teachers are required to have a restroom log from this point forward. We need you to have a restroom log, this will help us identify the student(s) and ensure that there's accountability, disciplinary action, and community restitution.

All grades in 2-5 are required to have a restroom log; this will support any investigation that deals with restroom vandalism.

ATTENTION 4-5 Grade Teachers: The new restrooms are being vandalized by 4/5 graders. Please closely monitor your students and ensure that you have restroom logs; I may be asking for those records when investigating these issues.



Monday, February 8th

Beatrice continues with informal observations for all!

3-5 PM
Special Staff Meeting

Re: 2nd Session of Culturally Responsive Parent Engagement Workshop

*all staff members that stay past 4 PM will be compensated for their time.

***Submit to Nancy your grade level Expo parent sign in sheets***

5-7 PM

  • Special SSC Meeting


I. Approval of January Minutes

II. 16-17 SY budget proposal, recommendations, and voting

III. AA Family Engagement Sub-Committee Proposal/Petition

IV. Adjournment

***SSC documents to be used to determine priorities, click here to access.

Tuesday, February 9th

Beatrice continues with informal observations for all!


Beatrice @ LGDS Mid Year Review (off-site)

1:30 PM
SEED Black Family Engagement Meeting

Wednesday, February 10th

Beatrice to conduct informal short observations for all teaching staff.

8:30-10:30 AM

Parent Workshop: Understand Your Child's Reading Level

11:30-1:30 PM
Beatrice at 2016-2017 Budget Lock-In Session (off-site)

1:45-2:45 PM

TGDS Peer Observation Training - TBD

Location: P5

2:45-3:30 PM
Grade level collaboration; collaboration notes due to drive.

3:45-4:45 PM
Technology Committee PD Planning Meeting

4:00-5:30 PM
Parent Workshop: Understand Your Child's Reading Level & OTX computer workshop & give away of refurbished computers

4:00-6:00 PM
Multilingual Pathway Fall Call Workshop Proposal Guidelines

Thursday, February 11th

Beatrice to conduct informal short observations for all teaching staff.

8:45-9:45 AM

Coffee with the Principal

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Mr. Edwards @ Leadership in Blended Learning

3:00-4:00 PM

COST Meeting

Friday, February 12th

Beatrice to conduct informal short observations for all teaching staff.

2/15 Holiday Make-Up prep


9:00 AM - Gerardo Ramirez

9:35 AM - Jimmy Garcia

10:35 AM - Oosfary Madrigal

12:00 PM - Halo Web

9 AM -1:00 PM

4th Grade


Location: Library

*library time is cancelled for the day

3:00-5:00 PM

ILT Meeting Agenda

1. Committee/Content Leads - Report Out

2. Learning Targets & SEL Learning Walks - SSC & ILT

3. School Performance Formula SPF

4. Continuous Improvement Guide & Accountability

5. BAL & On-going assessment grade level agreements

6. New CELDT scores and language implications

7. Enrollment projection updates

8. 2016-2017 Budget Proposal


What's coming up?

2/15 - Holiday


Technology PD & CHKS

literacy on-going assessments - bring evidence to PD

3/2 - K-5 Math EOU CUM scoring & scanning time

OUSD Article 12

Article 12: New Process for Teacher Staffing

Running Team Site!

I created a new site for our running team to help raise money to Grow the Music Program at Manzanita SEED Elementary School! benefiting LOS AMIGOS DE MANZANITA SEED.

Simply go to the page below and click the big FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN button and you'll instantly have your own fundraising page as a part of our Team.

Please let me know if you won't be taking part in the running festival this time around.
Thanks so much.

Sam Davis