Peek at the Week
Week of 1/4/16
1/6, 4:30pm- Interim Housing Meeting (Wong, Morgan, Toller, Ratto)
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)
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!
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!
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
Your homework was to become a great writing partner to your students by conferring with students and sharing back your experience of doing this.
1) Writing Pathways
3) LC Informational Unit book
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!
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
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: