WAG: Week of April 27th

The Esperanza Way!


great job 3rd grade and Benge on completing the SBAC testing!

Shout our to Mrs. Duenas for keeping up our library and always looking for ways to get more books for our students!

Thanks to Chaz for the continued coordination of the Raider Camp!

Shout out to Mrs. Sami for keeping our school clean!

Raiders Camp



SBAC testing

SSC meeting 8:30-9:45


SBAC testing


SBAC testing

final observation debriefs please sign up for a time

I will place a calendar on my office door.


K-3 anti bullying assembly 8:40 in the auditorium

SBAC testing

final observation debriefs please sign up for a time

I will place a calendar on my office door


SBAC testing

Arnold of site

District Updates

ELA Materials for 2015 - 2016

The district will be purchasing the following for schools sites, with a planned Board Adoption in the Fall:

  • Lucy Calkins' Reading Units of Study K - 5
  • Classroom leveled libraries to support the units
  • Words Their Way for grades K - 5 with student workbooks
  • Leveled Literacy Intervention Kits (LLI)

OCR is still the adopted curriculum for the district and needs to stay in classrooms for the 2015-2016 Williams case.

Summer Professional Development SAVE THE DATES

  • BAL201 Morning PDs: June 23 (Conferring), June 24 (Writing Workshop), June 25 (ELs in the Reading Workshop)
  • TCRWP Training of Trainers: July 27 - 30, for teams of 5 from each school site (ideally 2 lower, 2 upper + coach/principal) who will be responsible for facilitating professional learning at their site I am trying to get a team of us to attend this training. Please let me know if you will be able to attend. Keep in mind we will have a common core teacher leader that will help in the planning and implementation of pd. This is a great opportunity to build our skills in BAL. Thanks!
  • BAL101 Two Day PD: August 11th and 12th

computer upgrade

We have begun the process of upgrading our classroom computers. We are exchanging our current classroom computers for refurbished computers. We are also connecting printers in each classroom. In preparation for your classroom computers to be upgraded please drag all of your files to the drive. Also if you have anything you need on the office computer please do the same. Drag your files to the drive. I am trying to place 2 computers in the office like we had before.



One Platform for Teaching Tools & Student Data

Say goodbye to Edusoft for next year!

Illuminate will be our new online assessment system as part of OUSD1 - our new one stop shop for teachers.

OUSD1 will provide one starting place for accessing all online resources using the same sign on information.

As part of OUSD1 we will also be transitioning from ABI to for attendance and grade reporting.

This month we are working with school representatives and other partners to build a comprehensive training and support plan. Go to theOUSD1 website for more details

Stay tuned for more exciting news on OUSD1!


BAL newsletter

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content related cartoon/videos

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The Esperanza Vision and Mission


Students engage in rigorous, high quality, biliterate academics which prepare them for college and career. Esperanza students and families take responsibility for their learning which allows them to be academically strong in two languages. With a growth mindset, they are unique individuals, who critically think and are determined to succeed. Students show respect for themselves, others and the environment.


Through PLC’s teacher are able to plan for mindful and purposeful instruction. Teachers collaborate to implement rigorous instruction, that meets the needs of all students. Teachers engage in peer observations to receive and give constructive feedback. Teachers use data to drive instruction and make clear plans for corrective instruction. We engage the family and community in quarterly meetings to review growth and set goals.