Friday Flash

Friday, March 7, 2014

Coming Up….

3/10- Staff Meeting- Writing P.D. with Linda

3/10- Common Core Mini Institute, 4-7pm (Morgan, Witte, Toller)

3/12- P.D. Technology with Leah Jensen from Central Office Tech. Dept

3/12- SSC Meeting (Salvatore, Havenar, Toller, Ratto)

3/13, Preview show of the Wizard of Oz, 1:20-2:30pm (K-5)

3/14 & 3/15, Wizard of Oz, 7pm

3/14, PBIS Planning day Off site (Hogan, Toller, Wong, Havenar, Salvatore, Sullivan)

Appreciations to..

-Mrs. Collins for the fabulous Kindergarten Chinese New Year Parade

- Ms. Jacobsen, Mr. Steve, Ms. Lacey, Ms. Cooper and Ms. Bethany who all jumped in this week to help out with yard duty in the absence of our regular noon duty supervisors

-Ms. Brown and Ms. Bethany who are providing lots of help in the office while Ms. Patton is visiting her new granddaughter

-Ms. Smith and Ms. Havenar who opened their classrooms up to visitors from Chicago this week to see our RJ in Action! Both Ms. Havenar and Ms. Smith (and many of you!!!) do an RJ circle every morning to start their day.

- Mrs. Lewis for coming to the PTA meeting and sharing her work and process this year. Parents are so impressed with the halls and the caliber the art instruction.

-Mrs. Lemon & Ms. Smith for helping the continued coordination of the MLK, Jr. Oratorical Fest students who are going to regionals.

- Ms. Sullivan,Ms. Jacobsen, and Ms. Lacey for the kick off to Glenview's March Madness

-Mrs. Ratto who attended the SSC mini institute last week to represent our SSC teachers

-Mr. Miller & Mr. Ross who went to the SBAC training and will be guiding us through this upcoming assessment journey.

Phew! I probably missed someone, there is just a lot of good stuff going on….

Hearts: Social Emotional Learning

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

to the Preview show on Thursday at 1:20 for all K-5 classes. For students who won't make it to the show on Friday or Saturday this is an opportunity for them to see their friends and neighbors perform!

Thanks to Ms. Morgan, Ms. Jacobsen, Ms. Camella, and the many, many parents who have worked on this show. From what I am seeing (and hearing), this show looks amazing!!!

Heroes this Month

The Hero Physical Activity Classes for the month of March, will be focused on teaching 4-square, which will end with a 4-square tournament at the end of the month.


Super Smart Students

Be sure to read the Glenview Grapevine this week to hear about your talented students who will be heading to the finals for the Oratorical Fest and others who competed at the Odyssey of the Mind event last week.

Instructional Rounds

I know that the Instructional Rounds can be a little anxiety producing, but the team felt that they saw a lot of our work in action from their first visit. Students were talking to partners, moving around the room, using sentence stems and frames. We also saw a lot of evidence of the new writing units as well as the new math program. Common Core has begun! The overall school climate was positive and respectful. One principal asked Mrs. Wong and Ms. Smith, "How did you get it to be like this?".

I just wish you could have all been in the room to hear all the validations and all the great ideas for next steps. Special thanks to Ms. Smith and Mrs. Wong for being willing to step out of their classrooms for the day and be the fly on the wall with the team. We are planning on how we will share the feedback with the rest of the staff.

And thanks to all of you for the ways in which you helped Glenview shine that day, but truthfully, every day !

Save the Date- Packets Available!

Science Fair Packets are now here! Please begin thinking about how you will support Science Fair participation with your students. Science Fair is a very "common core friendly" opportunity.

P.D. This Week

Monday: Linda Morgan, ELA Lead Extraordinaire will lead us in some guided planning with Writing Unit 2. Please bring your Unit 2 materials and any student work that will guide your planning time.

Weds: Leah Jensen will teach us how to log in to our OUSD Accounts, how to go into the intranet to find resources, request a sub. and submit a tech. help request and MORE!


School Tech. Security

A good reminder to all of us to think about our security protocols as we get new chrome books soon….

New Copier!

PTA Executive board approved on Weds. a proposal to bring to the PTA vote on 3/19 for a new copier for Glenview. We have been talking about this for soooo many months that it is exciting to hear there is light at the end of the tunnel. Thanks to Ms. Salvatore and Ms. Havenar for staying late AFTER SSC to support the cause at the PTA meeting!

Hearing & Vision Testing- 5th grade first on Monday

5th grade testing will begin on 3/10, followed by 2nd graders.

Breakfast- Waiting continues….

Still waiting to start our breakfast program. Fingers crossed and EVEN MORE emails sent to Food Services to follow up. I'll keep you posted.