Cabell Chargers

Week of November 9- November 13 Vol.1 Edition 15

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Principal's Note

Hello Cabell Staff,

We have made it through October, dubbed the toughest month in education, and we are now midway through November, a shorter month. We understand that the demands of providing high quality education for our students can take a toll on teachers physically and emotionally. We encourage you to hold on for a little bit more. In the meanwhile we share this link with you with a few ideas to as to how to take a minute or two for yourself.

Teachers, some of you have emailed your schedules but we want to collect and save all schedules in one area. Please upload your schedules to the Schedule Folder on the Cabell Drive under Staff by the end of day Monday 11/16. Similarly, post a copy of your schedules outside or by your classroom doors in a visible area. For the Dual Language classes, make a note on when you teach Spanish and English Reading and Language Arts. Also, Dual Language teachers, please post the Language of the sign outside your doors for the Dual Language Classes.

Staff we need your support! Staff members that join the PTA by this Friday will be entered in a gift card raffle! We need 100% participation in the PTA! With that said, we give a warm and cordial welcome to the Cabell Chargers staff to Ms. Amy Estrada, our community liaison! We are excited to have her join our staff as we continue to engage parents and the community in a meaningful way to impact student learning and academic achievement.

Second grade wants to thank all of you for your support so far to the Good Samaritan Project. They are depending on your continued help to ship the boxes to children all around the world. Thanks to Shelton and Mr. Tarlton for their interest in this project.

Cabell Chargers Cheerleaders at Susan Komen Cancer Walk @ Brookhaven College

Thank you to Ms. Graves, cheerleaders and parents for supporting this most important cause and representing our school at this event.
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Teachers and Staff are invited to our PTA event night this Tuesday at 6pm. 2nd Grade students will be performing.


Action Required

  • Upload Class Schedules to the drive, EOD Monday 11/16
  • Upload lesson plans to the drive, due Thursday 11/19

Upcoming Events

  • Anti-bullying week
  • Report Cards Issued, Monday 11/16
  • Staff PLC, Monday 11/16
  • PTA Assembly/Event Night, Tuesday 11/17 @ 6:00
  • Avance Book Club, Wednesday 11/18 @ 8:30 am
  • Tutoring, Nov 18-19
  • CAR, Nov 18-19
  • Thanksgiving Potluck, Friday 11/20

Staff members Attend the iNACOL Conference

Seven staff members from Cabell attended the iNACOL conference along with staff members from other Personalized Learning schools such as Zaragoza and Rogers Elementary. iNACOL’s annual conference is the industry’s leading event for K-12 online, blended and competency-based learning. Attendees had an opportunity to learn from experts about trends in online, blended and competency education. The symposium attracted more than 3,000 attendees and included over 180 workshops. Workshop sessions covered a range of topics such as designing new school models, setting a vision for blended learning, examining student data privacy in blended learning, and measuring student outcomes.

A recurring theme of discussion throughout many of the sessions was how to measure blended learning success and if test scores are an accurate representation of whether or not blended learning is positively impacting student achievement. New research was also revealed as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launched its report titled Continued Progress: New Evidence on Personalized Learning, which shows evidence that personalized learning can improve students' outcomes in both math and reading.

Here are the shared notes taken from the staff attending many of the sessions at iNACOL.

Habits of Mind: Be respectful of others.

If we are to live in a civil society, all of us must understand the delicate balance between the rights of the individual and those of the group. Students in particular must respect others’ right to learn. This mind set also includes respect for authority.

Mission Statement

our mission is to promote student success through a high quality education. For every child to succeed, we must hold students and ourselves to high expectations. Only the courageous pursuit of excellence will lead to success.