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Teacher Times & Week at a Glance Week of 1.11.16


  • Thank you Jennifer and Jennie for creating the Tech Forum - I am excited to participate!
  • Daniel, thank you for reaching out to our networks and connecting us to a new trusted sub to add to our pool!
  • Damion and Tania you are both rockstars for leading more indoor recesses in the past few days than we have had for the entire year! It is amazing how quietly you have been able to lead entire grade levels of students through hallways.
  • Shout out to Mariya and Jodi Murphy for jumping into B107 with so much positive energy and enthusiasm!
  • Thank you Moni & Ryan for supporting such a great StuCo Face Painting fundraiser! It was clear how well prepared the kids were, and how much joy and pride they had.
  • Thank you Alex & Ryan for opening up your classrooms for students to give speeches from their writing unit. They were so persuasive!
  • Thank you Julia for taking the time this past Monday to greet every student at 1st & 2nd grade lunch and ask how their break was.

Actions Requested

While reading the TT, please add important dates to your personal calendars or to-do lists and click the links!

This Week:

  • Think through plan for Oratorical participation for your students with your grade level partner.
  • Review recess/playground rules and expectations with students - winter break and rainy days make for a good time for review!
  • Share your Winter HW with Maddie - it's not too late!
  • Books for Classrooms! Every classroom is receiving 100-150 books. Make sure you reference this email from Maddie to make sure the books are ready for students by winter break.
  • Thank you for making sure Maddie & Allison are shared on all assessment data
  • 2nd-5th Grade Teachers: The SRI is coming up! Please be on the lookout for an email with more details next week. Please do not assess students prior to this!

  • 3rd-5th Grade Teachers: The SMI is coming up! Please be on the lookout for an email with more details next week. Please do not assess students prior to this!

As Needed:

  • Reimbursement Forms - Click here for a link to the OUSD Reimbursement Form. If you are not already set up as an external vendor, you will need to fill out this form as well.
  • Need to meet with Allison? Set an appointment here or check her calendar here
  • Need supplies, SST, buildings & grounds, COST referral etc.? Find the form you are looking for at
  • Want to share pictures, appreciations or upcoming events. Please email Jennifer with TT in the subject line by end of day Monday to be included in the next issue of the Teacher Times. Teacher Times will be sent out Fridays at 8am.

Week of 1.11.16

Monday, January 11th

  • Staff Meeting [3:15pm - 4:30pm, B203]

Tuesday, January 12th

  • Maddie Off Site [AP PD]
  • Visitor from Madison Park
  • SSC [3:15pm - 4:30pm, TCN Library]

Wednesday, January 13th

  • TCN PD [2:15pm - 3:30pm, B203]
  • TCN Technology Forum [3:30pm - 4:30pm, B203]
  • Visitors from Garfield ELAC 8-11am

Thursday, January 14th

  • Allison Off-site for Principal Operations PD [8-1pm]
  • ILT [3:15pm - 4:30pm]

Friday, January 15th

  • Panther Paw Assembly - 4th

Week of 1.18.16

Monday, January 18th

  • Yesley's birthday

Tuesday, January 19th

  • Marin Headlands - 5th Grade Off Site, Sarah Off Site
  • Student Council [3:00pm - 4:00pm]
  • Mariya Out [8-12pm]

Wednesday, January 20th

  • Marin Headlands - 5th Grade Off Site, Sarah Off Site
  • TCN PD [2:15pm - 3:30pm]

Thursday, January 21st

  • Marin Headlands - 5th Grade Off Site
  • K-2 Staff Developer Visit
  • ILT [3:15pm - 4:30pm]

Friday, January 22nd

  • Marin Headlands - 5th Grade Off Site, Sarah Off Site
  • 3rd Grade Field Trip
  • K-2 Staff Developer Visit
  • AR: 3rd marking period ends
  • Panther Paw Assembly - 3rd grade
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Upcoming Events

  • TCN Tech Forum - Join us right after PD on January 13th, 3:30-4:30pm. This is a PAID opportunity to talk more about integrating technology in our classrooms.
  • Spelling Bee - Dates TBD [Jan/Feb] but more info can be found here
  • Oratorical Celebration - January 28th/29th more info can be found here
  • African American Read In - More info to come! Mark your calendars for February 1st - 5th.
  • Family Math Night - Get ready! Math Night is coming...Thursday, February 25 from 5:30-6:30. The goal of this evening is to make it an engaging event where families feel excited about doing math at home and supporting their students. After the new year, we will share more information about the format and schedule of the event. In the meantime, here are some links to a few sites and ideas to get your creative juices flowing: Family Math Night and Fun Math Games
  • Oakland Running Festival - March 20, 2016. Believe it or not, March will be here before we know it. Last year, a group of teachers/staff/families from TCN participated in the 5k at the Oakland Running Festival. We'd love to get a group going again this year, so mark your calendars!


  • Fund For Teachers
  • 2015 Grants (only 7 in Oakland and 2 were from TCN!) Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Program - Click here to see November's menu of fresh snacks.
  • TCN Chromebook Use - Please read this document for TCN Chromebook Procedures and Norms.
  • Wireless Printing: Click here for directions to set up printing from your Chromebook to the new wireless printer in the teacher workroom.
  • The Marshall Memo - A Weekly Round-up of Important Ideas and Research in K-12 Education. Check out the current issue.
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