CHE Update for 5/11

Coyote Staff Update

SAVE the DATE

Save the Date

2018-2019 Retreat

August 6, 2018, 8am-4pm

Joseph Nelson Community Center

(eligible for buyback)


I will share more information as our final details emerge. The work at this retreat will be well worth your time and will represent the start to the work we do across the 2018-2019 school year.

1:1 Device Roll Out--Grade Level Collab

If your grade level has any more specific 1:1 device roll out feedback, please forward that to me as soon as possible. I think we have an outline of a plan to distribute the Chromebooks efficiently and to minimize the impact on library services. We have three draft options:


1. Students bring their own device (no tech support, inability to access select programs)

2. Students check Chromebook to keep at school only (stored in class, checked out to individual student)

3. Students check Chromebook to take home (students responsible for bringing device back and forth to school).


Each level requires student/parent signature and view of presentation.


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CAASPP Testing Continues!

State testing continues this week. 5th grade is wrapping up testing Monday and then 4th will be testing next week. Please remember to minimize noise in the academic/quad areas so students can focus. Two carts will be in use in the B wing (one upstairs and one downstairs).


Thank you for your hard work and let's ROCK THE TEST!


Links: http://www.caaspp.org/rsc/pdfs/CAASPP.ta-odfa.2017-18.pdf

MAP Testing Reminder

See the schedule here: https://goo.gl/xc5zih

Shout-Outs

Shout Out to Mrs. Chun-Remick and D14 students: D14 earned First PLACE in the Dixon May Fair Student Project, "Plastic Planet Recycled Art." The student led project is fantastic and I encourage you to reach out to DCR to ask her for more details. Bravo!


Shout Out to 4th grade: Fourth grade has been great with providing quality feedback and ideas around the rollout of 1:1 devices. Your help is appreciated!

Reminder: 2018-2019 Move Updates

The move list is here. Please know that this is subject to change or additional moves.


1. If you need boxes, check in with Mrs. Fallon in the office.


2. Amos will not be able to really start moving furniture until after school. He is working on a schedule for cleaning and moving. He will do his best to assist you in your current efforts but moving 11 classrooms is going to be time consuming. PLEASE CLEARLY MARK BOXES with destination room numbers and MARK anything that needs to be trashed with "trash or dumpster".


3. Remember, this is a good opportunity to empty/dispose of unnecessary items. Also, ALL OLD adopted materials must go! There is no exception to this request. You can leave the outdated adoption materials outside the door marked as trash or you can give them to students to take home.

Accelerated Reader

Thank you to those that have expressed feelings about AR next year. If you have any remaining comments or details, please let me know. I haven't responded to the AR specific emails that have been sent but please know that I have read the few emails I have received. While I am not opposed to talking through some version of AR at our site, I really think we need to take a step back and examine our practices to make sure we are not replicating old habits/less effective strategies.


Some articles on research about AR are below. Also, you can talk to some of your colleagues who have given up AR and are finding kids are STILL reading and STILL motivated to read. Check it out:

http://littleearthlingblog.com/ar-tests-accelerated-reading/

http://www.brandonkblom.com/2016/12/no-ar-no-big-deal.html

https://pernillesripp.com/2017/10/29/on-accelerated-reader-and-all-the-other-computer-programs/

http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/book_whisperer/2010/09/reading_rewarded_part_ii.html

Solano Library Summer Reading Challenge

Tell your students! Tell your parents! Let's get them reading ALL summer.


http://www.solanolibrary.com/1364/


Even adults can participate!

Music Events!

https://goo.gl/j4Ta5D, Spring Music and Art Showcase


https://goo.gl/YTgXp1, Recorder Festival

Update for Events for April/May

May 10: Last Day to check out Library books

May 11: Progress Reports go home

May 18: SOM Names Due, Coyote Howl Hop

May 22: Volunteer Appreciation Reception

May 24: Last Day to Return Library Boks

May 25/28: No School

May 29: Leadership Meeting

June 4: Field Day

June 6: Honor Roll/Attendance Recognition/5th grade Farewell Practice

June 8: Last Day of School, Minimum Day, 5th grade farewell

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