The GATOR Gazette

Publication 11 : 11/4/2019

Gompers journey...#180daysofwhy

Lots of "BUSY" buttttt LOTS and LOTS of Thankful Happenings in #GATORNATION!

Every day is THANKSGIVING....I start the day by giving thanks to my creator for another day with a sound mind, body, and health. I then continue with my THANKSGIVING for my family and loved ones.

Team Gompers as I reflect on the many things for which I am thankful, I want to take this opportunity to share just a few of them with you: I am thankful for our students who come to school every day ready to learn – they give us all a daily reminder of what is important and why we are here. We are thankful for the support of the parents in creating an outstanding partnership for our students. I am thankful for the teachers and support staff, secretaries, nurses, lunchroom aides, therapists, recreation members who care about student achievement and have the best interests of our Gomper Gators at heart. I am thankful for our volunteers who enthusiastically contribute so much to our school each day.

I am sooooo THANKFUL for the dedicated and tireless individuals going above and beyond to make sure that great things happen in our school. You do make a difference, and the children, in their ways, benefit from those efforts.

Most importantly, I am thankful for the parents that have kept the faith in us. They continue to share their most valuable possession with us and—in most cases— work hard and advocate to be a partner in their children’s education, safety, and well-being.

Thank you for your hard work in preparing/completing parent-teacher conferences. These opportunities for communication support build a powerful collaboration for student and school success.

As I conclude my daily THANKSGIVING, I ask to be a THANKSGIVING to those in whom I serve through words, actions, and heart...

I am thankful for you Team Gompers!

#Thankful Thursday - 11/7 - Thankful Thursday - Parent Conference treat

#Thankful Thursday - 11/14 - Thankful Thursday "SURPRISE"

#Thankful Thursday - 11/21 - Thankful Thursday - 60"s Days of Success

A week in review......#GatorNation

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Our Opportunity To Partner with Parents via Parent teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conference Resources

Addressing RAPID questions (video conference examples w/Jandella):

Supplemental Tips for Successful Conferences:

Watch this video from Teacher's Channel as a reminder to successful ways of communicating effectively:

Gompers will raffle 65 CHROMEBOOKS to families

Throughout our school district, Superintendent Steinhauser has made available to all schools a process for giving away "refurbished Chromebooks" to families to use at home supporting their child's access to the technology online programs that are used at school.

1. Every family may enter through the google form and **ONE form ENTRY per family*** via the parent newsletter.

2. Every family who attends their child's parent conference will receive an "additional entry" into the raffle for the opportunity to receive a "FREE CHROMEBOOK" to use at home.** I will place the form for you to complete per family who attend for a raffle additional entry**

November 18 we will announce the 65 family winners.

#GATORNATION is on the move: some MATH "food for thought"....

As students show their learning understanding in MATH, might I suggest" the following:

1. Students show their work for solving problems and their solutions to the problem in multiple ways.

2. Students should also explain their thinking using math vocabulary to solve problems as well. It should not just be procedural calculations in homework, quizzes, and or assessments.

3. Students should be engaged in the error analysis of problems as well, to identify the miscalculation or operations used. Additionally, explaining thinking of inappropriate steps.

4. Something to think students are on online platforms such as Jiji, Khan Academy, Cool Math Games might want to have them reflect on their learning as they finish their online class time vs just closing or putting up the CHROMEBOOKS. A reflective question either to the whole class or in a journal; What math concepts did I work on today and how did this "online session/puzzle" support my math thinking??

Fooooood for thought.....


Instructional Pathways...Enhancing Rigor through DOK

Our 1st Professional Release Days will be coming up:

November 18-21. It will be a full day of release, See schedule:

Sneek peek into what the ILT Team will be supporting/leading us through in building our DOK understandings:

Monitoring of Data Area(s)

Monitoring Data...Where are we???

Unit 1 Math Results: % of Met and Exceeded...

Kinder @ 75%, 1st @ 86%, 2nd @ 78%, 3rd @ 60%, 4th @ 62% 5th @ 61%,

6@ 67% 6ACC@ 97% 7th @ 63% 7ACC@ 94% 8th @ 71% and ALG @ 96%

Unit 1 ELA Results: % of Met and Exceeded...

4th @ 61% 5th @ 72%

Culture and Climate

Attendance: 98.3 (SEPT) , 97.1 (OCT)

Suspensions: 6

Culture and Climate

Guidelines for Success: Going Green with RESPONSIBILITY

Here are some resources you can use in your classroom to support the GFS November trait of RESPONSIBILITY:


I’ll Do It, Taking Responsibility (Book Video)

Responsibility a Character Song (Primary) -

Amazing Kids of Character (3-5)

Character Video Responsibility (Elementary)

Rings of Responsibility (2-5)

Accountability vs Responsibility (4-8)


Rosa Learns to be Responsible Book (1-4)

But it's Not My Fault Book -

Let's support GFS "neighborly" with a little THANKFULNESS in November

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U6: Relationships support with use of Sanford Harmony

Academic Student Profile/LROIX for Parent Conferences

Click the link to view the easy steps for using this LROIX report

School Leadership...........


Safe and Civil:

* Presentation @ 11/14, Staff Meeting w/Level of Infractions for referral system w/scenarios

* Analysis of CORE "mini" survey data (10/31) for next steps

* Year Focus - Playground Expectations & Playground Enhancement w/"noontime" activities


Quarterly Visit ( ILT Members only) - November 7

Presentation leads of PD on DOK and Rigor at Professional Release/ for (2 hours)

Presentation leads for Staff meeting on 11/21

SDM: Finalization of ByLaws will be sent electronically for review by Knowlton

SSC: Minutes:

10/1 -



Adjunct Duty

Click the embedded link to view

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LBUSD is goingggggggg GREEN too!

Long Beach schools are going green. Teachers, support staff, administrators and parents who would like to assist with recycling and other sustainability efforts are invited to the Green Summit at Hughes Middle School from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 16. The school is at 3846 California Ave., Long Beach.

School district, city and local non-profit representatives will provide information on campus sustainability. Learn about the latest recycling changes and how to get started at your school with sorting and recovering food, cans, bottles, paper and more. The aim is for each school to have a green site coordinator.

A stipend rate is available for teachers/staff attending the summit (register in myPD for either the classified employee or certificated employee section of Course 9160).

Parents can RSVP at

Contact, or

Happenings in Gompers K8 Community

Get readyyyyyyy for our 60 Days of SUCCESS Celebration!!!

#GompersNation it's almost day 60 and it is time to CELEBRATE in 60's fashion!!

What: Celebrating the first 1/3 of the year!!! aka 60's Day!!

Where: Come to a special "Happy Days themed luncheon" in the library

Come one, come all and wear your 60's outfits for a day of #TEAMGOMPERS "spirited fun"

Gompers Bulletin "parent news"

This parent bulletin is sent via email and text message to parents each week. It will also be available on our school's website.

November 2019

11/4 - 12 - Parent-Teacher Conferences

11/6 - Grayland "Happy Retirement" Potluck!

11/7 - Thankful Thursday's...

11/7 - Quarterly Visit/ILT (8-11)

11/8 - Veteran's Day Program 9:55/2nd period

11/8 - 1st Quarter Progress reports available to parents

11/11 - Veteran's Day/No School

11/12 - Achievement names due to Ms. Frank grades K-5

11/14 - Thankful Thursdays...

11/14 - Staff Collaboration: Safe & Civil & Safety Understanding - Cathy Coy

11/18 - 21 - Professional Release Days (see emailed schedule)

11/19 - ILT - all day TRC

11/21 - Thankful Thursdays with a twist of the 60's

11/21 - Staff Collaboration led by ILT: DOK & Increasing Rigors

11/22 - SOM and Achievement Celebration AWARDS ceremony *schedule forthcoming)

11/25 - 29 - Thanksgiving recess

12/4 - 5 - SBAC Interim Assessments for 3rd - 8th