The Weekly Rocket

Week of March 31- April 4, 2014

This Weeks Updates


Our weekly electronic newsletter supports the communication and learning community at PS 107. We welcome any ideas or information to enhance our weekly newsletter.


Weekly Highlights

  • The P.S. 107 Rocket Store Opened Friday, March 28th. The first group of classes shopped at the rocket store and were thrilled to see some of the items for sale. Students shopped and practiced math skills. Ms. Hamm had the pleasure to overhear a student say "I have 4 Rocket buck at home and 1 in my pocket, that makes 5!" Please continue to support PBIS by giving students Rocket Bucks for wearing uniform, completing HW assignments and Being SAFE, RESPONSIBLE, and RESPECTFUL throughout our building.
  • Thank you to all the teachers in grades K, 1, & 2 classrooms that created amazing banners and cards for our testing grades! Those tokens of good luck have made students in grades 3-5 very happy.


Announcements/Reminders:

  • In an effort to continue MOSL there will be ongoing learning walks through out the week focusing on Domain 2a, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d. If you have any questions or concerns regarding instructional support please speak with an Instructional Coach or Administrator
  • Grades 3-5 English Language Arts Tests are Tuesday April 1-Thursday April 3rd. Please wish our 3rd-5th Graders the best of luck as they complete these exams!
  • Teachers in Grades K-2 please follow up with phone calls to parents who have not sent the permission slips for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday's Trips.
  • Teacher Effectiveness Artifacts are due Friday, April 11th by 3:00 p.m. to Ms. Hamm
  • Artifact PD by Advance Representative: Wednesday, April 2 @ 3:30 in Rm 211 & Saturday, April 5th 10am-12pm
  • Outside and inside bulletin boards were due 3/21/14. Please make sure they are updated.
  • 3rd-5th grade testing proctors, please make sure your classrooms are covered for testing.
  • 3rd - 5th Grade Proctors please make sure to read over the NYCDOE Testing Administrators Manual and ELA Testing Teacher Directions. If you have not received these documents please see Ms. Najera to sign off for these documents by close of business Monday 3/31.
  • During test administration Tuesday-Thursday we will have state monitors in the building supervising testing. Please make sure to follow the directions as per the Memo and the NYCDOE Testing Directions Manual.


Monday 3/31

  • NO Instructional Planning Today
  • Clubs are Canceled for Grades 4 & 5
  • Tweed Visits PS 107 Today
  • Making Books Sing- 1st Grade (Follow last weeks schedule)
  • Proctors who have not signed off on Testing directions, Mods Memo, and NYCDOE Testing Manual please see Ms. Najera before the end of the day.


Tuesday 4/1

  • No Instructional Planning Today
  • Clubs are Canceled for Grades 4 & 5
  • Grades 3-5 ELA NYS Tests 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
  • State testing monitors visit


Wednesday 4/2

  • No Instructional Planning Today
  • Clubs are Canceled for Grades 4 & 5
  • Grades 3-5 ELA NYS Tests 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
  • State testing monitors visit
  • Artifact PD by Advance @ 3:30 Rm 211


Thursday 4/3

  • No Instructional Planning Today
  • Clubs are Canceled for Grades 4 & 5
  • Grades 3-5 ELA NYS Tests 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
  • State testing monitors visit


Friday 4/4

  • No Instructional Planning Today
  • Regular Schedule for the whole school
  • Tweed Visits PS 107 Today
  • Kindergarten: Making Books Sing Schedule as normal


Saturday 4/5

  • Saturday Academy 10am - 2pm
  • Primary Enrichment (K-2) 10 am-2pm
  • Artifact PD by Advance Representative 10am-12pm


Upcoming Events:

  • 5th Grade PARCC Testing Tuesday, April 8-Thursday, April 10
  • School Movie Night 4/11/14

Go R.O.C.K.E.T.S!