ICEF Academic Newsletter

November 15, 2015

Welcome to Week 14!

Can you believe Thanksgiving is around the corner?!!??
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Upcoming Dates

November 17 - Time Off and New Payroll System Training

November 18 - NO Cadre Meetings (PE Still meeting!)

November 19 - Directors' Meeting

November 30 - Data Day

Instructional Focus - 3.2B - Cognitive Level of Students' Experiences?

As you observe classrooms this week, consider -


  • Who is carrying the cognitive load?
  • Who is doing all the talking?
  • Is the lesson at the appropriate level of students' ZPD?

News, Helpful Hints, and Reminders

From the Academic Team -

  • On Tuesday, November 17, Paychex will be conducting three trainings for the Payroll System - 9:30AM, 11:00AM, and 1:00PM. Directors and SOM's must attend. The training lasts approximately 1 hour and takes place in the Home Office Downstairs Conference Room.
  • On Wednesday, November 18, from 8:30AM-11:00AM Synergy Academies will be hosting a Let's Trade Secrets Workshop, focused on Organized Play at Recess and Lunch at its co-located campus at Quincy Jones Elementary School in Los Angeles. If you are interested in attending, please email Rhonda Deomampo at rdeomampo@WeAreSynergy.org.
  • On Saturday, November 21, the Creative Planet School of the Arts is hosting a liquidation sale from 8:00AM-3:00PM. The school is closing down and has numerous items for sale, including classroom furniture, literacy sets, and musical instruments. Don't miss out!

    8am - 3pm

    Creative Planet School of the Arts

    4428 N. Stewart Ave.

    Baldwin Park, CA 91706

    626-856-1710

  • To avoid the January-April crunch, it is in your best interest to have at least 1-2 Informal Observations conducted in Teachboost by December.
  • Please continue to contact Stephen Bisuano and Kene Washington, and cc Marie and Ryan for all SPED inquiries and support.

From the Operations Team -
  • The November Compliance Calendar has been sent out! Please refer to an email sent this week from Enrique.

From Our Development and Communications Team:

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Celebrations and Worth Noticing!

  • Congratulations to all those who came out for the Middle School Girls Volleyball Tournament! What a great community event! Special shout outs to Ryan Gomez, Robert Ambers and Michel Schneider for putting it together and to all those who came out to volunteer! Great work!!!

  • Check out Nia Toliver, Sports Illustrated HS Athlete of the Month! http://fi360news.com/sports-illustrateds-hs-athlete-of-the-month/

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