Fabulous Friday Facts

August 26th

Upcoming Dates

Monday 8/29: Testing Day

Tuesday 8/30: Testing Day

Wednesday 8/31: Staff Meeting 7:45am, Committees

Thursday 9/1: 9:00-12:00 3rd Grade Data Day, 12:30-3:30 Kinder Data Day

Friday 9/2: 9:00-12:00 1st Grade Data Day, 12:30-3:30 2nd Grade Data Day

Staff Meeting

This weeks staff meeting will be committees. As a committee talk about what you hope to accomplish this year. Don't forget to send Wendy and Cara the blurb from your committee.

Data Day

We got you subs. You will need to have plans for the time you have a sub. These days may look a little different this year as we work through determining WIN groups.

Click on the flyer below for great opportunities in Elementary ELA

Great PD Opportunities for the District

Click Here for a list of courses. Most start mid September and run through December.

Children's Museum Offering

The Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus has a wealth of one-of-a-kind exhibits and programs that support Colorado Academic Standards in Science and NGSS for Grades PreK-2. We are hosting an Educator Open House on Thursday, September 15 from 4:30-6:30pm to showcase our innovative exhibits and give you a chance to experience our hands-on, inquiry-based education programs firsthand.

We hope you can join us for this special adults-only, after-hours event – enjoy refreshments, play in our exhibits, and learn more about what the Children’s Museum can offer you!

This is event is FREE, but RSVPs are required. Contact Melissa at MelissaD@cmdenver.org or 303-561-0113 to reserve your spot today!

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MATH Opportunity!

Are you interested in learning more about using Math Workshop along

with Math Expressions? The Elementary Math Team has an after school offering! See flyer.

Additional pay is provided.

Thursday, September 1st 2016 4-6 PM Ed Center, Room 3A

ESS Code: RMAISE Session #0001

Committee folder

If you still do not have access to committee folders please let Cara know and she will add you!


Ann Stark-Thank you Ann from 6/7 for getting all our meds ready so quickly for our first two days. We are so thankful!

Office Staff-Thanks office staff for making the first two days a breeze. We know you all were so busy and you helped ensure teachers could teach. We so appreciate you!

Ken, Rick, Jose-The North Campus looks so great! Thanks for all the hard work you put into the building this summer.

Wendy-Wendy words cannot express how thankful we are to have you at the North Campus. Thanks for the intensive and exhausting hours you put into scheduling all grade levels. We really value and appreciate you!

May and Anna-Thank you for the thorough and organized meetings to start the year. The information you provided was so helpful as we began the year!

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Tech Fair

Spread the word! The JTSF is just around the corner September 17th, 8-1 pm at Arvada West HS. Register to Present or Attend at: tinyurl.com/jtsf2016fall

Online PD for Fall

Jeffco Online PD fall Course Catalog

· Earn clock hours for recertification (Some courses offer graduate credit.)

· Anytime, anywhere learning

· Several new offerings

Sign up now in ESS

Use the course code and session number indicated

Rituals and Routines in the Classroom

Join us to discover how to implement rituals and routines in the classroom and employ classroom management tools. This course is open to anyone who would like to come; however, the content is specifically geared toward teachers in their first two years. This course is open to any elementary, middle, and high school staff.
  • When: Thursday, August 25, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Where: Ed Center, Room 4E
  • ESS Course Code: INRRTN, Session 0001
  • Clock Hours: 2

Introduction to Math Expressions

Introduction to Math Expressions is a course designed for teachers new to Math Expressions or those who would like to revisit and learn more about how this resource supports best practices in mathematics. Teachers will gain helpful tips for successful implementation of this resource. We will focus on the 5 Core Structures, including how to create a safe math talk classroom community. This course is HIGHLY recommended for teachers new to Jeffco. This session will be held Tuesday, August 30, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., at Litz Preschool. Please sign-up in ESS with Course Code: DMA40, Session 003. Please click here to access the flyer.

Want to be a Principal

School leaders, the University of Colorado Denver is taking applications for the UCD-Administrative and Policy Studies (ALPS) Jeffco Cohort 10. This Colorado Principal Licensure program has a long standing history in Jeffco Public Schools. The past cohorts largely consist of Jeffco Schools educators who are aspiring to become principals. The best advertisement for the program has been by word of mouth, as many Jeffco Public Schools leaders have graduated from a past UCD-ALPS cohorts. Your assistance with passing this information along or posting theattached flyer in your Teacher’s Lounge is greatly appreciated. Applications for the program are being taken now and up until November 1. Four information sessions will be held at the Ed Center September 1, 28, and 12, and October 5, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. The flyer has more details and information about the information sessions and the UCD-ALPS program in general.
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Math Fraction PD---great opportunity for Grades 3-6 (contact Wendy for more info)

Fractions: Building Conceptual Understanding in the Elementary Grades

Module 1 – Fraction Number Sense

In this first module, we will explore fraction number sense through building our own understanding of three concrete models – area, linear, and set. Participants will engage in productive struggle as they learn how to use and incorporate these models within instruction to deepen students’ understanding of fractional relationships and number sense.

Fractions: Building Conceptual Understanding in the Elementary Grades

Module 2 – Equivalency, Comparisons and Addition/Subtraction

In this second module, we will explore concrete and reasoning strategies that build students’ understanding of fraction size and relationships from the lens of equivalency and comparisons. Participants will then identify the relationships between equivalency/comparisons and the algorithms for addition/subtraction of fractions using the three concrete models – area, linear, and set.

Fractions: Building Conceptual Understanding in the Elementary Grades

Module 3 – Multiplication and Division

In this third module, we will gain strategies to support students in making sense of fraction multiplication and division through exploring real world connections with visual models. Participants will use word problems to develop what it means to multiply and divide fractions through the use of the three concrete models (area, linear and set) and through symbolic representations (algorithms).

What Kids Really Think Happens on the First Day of School

Kindergarten Kids Explain Their First Day Of School