Peek at the Week

Week of 1/4/16

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Welcome Back

I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful relaxing time off!


1/6, 4:30pm- Interim Housing Meeting (Wong, Morgan, Toller, Ratto)

Coming Up

1/18 No School

1/21 Annual MLK, Jr Oratorical Fest @ Glenview

1/27, 6pm School Site Council (Toller, Anderson, Witte, Ghazizadeh)

1/28 SEL Retreat (Sullivan, Havenar, Alexander, Wong, Smith, Toller, Cuny)

1/28 Shortened Day for Professional Development

1/29 Buy Back Day (Professional Development/No Students)

2016 Assemblies

2/5 Black History Month Assembly

3/3, Bay Area Children's Theater Performance of Aladdin

3/11 Stop Waste Assembly

3/17 Willie Wonka School Performance Assembly

3/18 Disability Awareness Day

4/29 Glenview LGBTQ Pride Day

Welcome New Colleagues!

Please welcome....

Ms. Renata Doakes, our new permanent custodian

Ms. Melissa, our new morning ELA support staff and Learning Spot staff member

Ms. Cabral, our new technology teacher

More info. on our new folks as they come onboard...please help to welcome our new staff!

This Week.....Science Camp!

Ms. Fowlkes, Ms. Smith , Ms. Schenker will be at camp from Weds. - Friday this week with our fifth graders. Ms. Toller will join the campers on Weds. after our PD.

Mr. Litt will be back on site on Friday, but will be at camp on Weds-Thursday.

Ms. Morgan will be teacher in charge on Thursday and Friday. Mr. Miller will be in charge on Thursday morning while Ms. Morgan is off site.

Please help our subs and office staff as we brave this wet week back!

Moving Minds- Instruction and Academics

2015-16 Oakland Unified Big Question of the Year

2015-16 Big Question

How are we aligning strategies for all targeted groups to ensure closing achievement gaps?

PLC - Math Reminder!

Reminder to Check in On Your Math Units in PLC Time!

ILT Leads will be letting grade levels creating time to:

1) Analyze student work and formative assessments from the math unit

2) Share successes and challenges

3) Update the lesson planning tool so that next year the unit is ready to be developed further

4) Reflect together on differentiation as this was a big topic during our cycle

Professional Development- Weds

We will continue our work with Writing.

Your homework was to become a great writing partner to your students by conferring with students and sharing back your experience of doing this.

Bring your:

1) Writing Pathways

2) Journals

3) LC Informational Unit book

4) Chromebook

5) Any additional documents to support Writing unit planning

Bulletin Boards- Updated by 1/6 (for teachers going to camp, by 1/13)

To Do by 1/6/15:

Please plan to have new bulletin boards up in your classroom and in the hallways that show the work you are doing in writing, toolbox or math (our most recent professional developments have been in these areas so it's a great way to demonstrate what your instructional shifts have been).

Intervention Success Stories!

Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) was started the beginning of October for our struggling 4/5 grade readers. The program has run 4X a week for 50 min. per session in Mr. Wolfe's room.

In only the last three months, we are so excited about the results of this intervention;

-6 students grew 4-5 Fountas & Pinnell Reading Levels

-6 students grew 2-3 Fountas & Pinnell Reading Levels

-5 students grew 1 level

*7 of our students in this group no longer qualify for intervention and have "graduated".

Thanks to the following staff who have taken on this important work for our kids and invested time in learning this intervention: Ms. Yve, Mr. Wolfe, Ms. Erica, Ms. Suthaboon, and Ms. Morgan.

With students moving out of the program so quickly we will be adding in 4th graders. We will also be starting up a group for 3rd graders when our new materials arrive!

Moving Bodies- Operations & Logistics

Rainy Days Ahead!

We are in for wet weather this week! Ms. Erica has the latest rainy day schedule. Please refer to it and let her and Ms. Toller know if there are any issues!

Moving Hearts

14th City-wide Annual Music Tribute to Dr. King with our students performing!

The 14th annual Musical Tribute to Dr. King will be on 1/17 at 7pm at the Scottish Rite. This event showcases locally and internationally known performing artists, including Glenview's second and third graders students as well as Patti Cathcart, Paula West, Rhiannon, and Terrance Kelly. This year's event honors the Civil Rights Movement through the music of Nina Simone.

The 14th Annual Tribute, supports the Living Jazz Children’s Project (a free music education project for Glenview and other Oakland public elementary schools) and promises to be a profound celebration of civil rights and an amazing evening of music!

For more info. and tickets: