Howard Happenings

September 10, 2018

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Chronic Attendance Update

Year to Date-23.6%

Our goal for the year is 19% or 37 students. Currently, we are at 23.4% or 46 students at an attendance rate below 80%.

Please reach out to families when students are absent multiple days.


  • Let them know all the great things they missed.
  • Encourage families to bring students to school before and/or after appointments
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Shout Out To:

Everyone for all your hard work last week.

Mr. Gray and Ms. Brown
for going above and beyond last week. Thank you.

Important Information-ALL

On Wednesday's from 12:50 to 1:20 we would like to implement enrichment time for students every other week. Please complete this form letting me know what you would like to teach and how many students you could have in the class. Everyone is encouraged to participate.

All Staff should complete Mandated Reporter Training by September 24th. Please see this memo for more information. Once you complete the training please print the certificate and provide a copy to Mrs. Garcia.

Important Information-Teachers

Please see this weeks F&P administration schedule below

If you have not done so already, please send me an invite for an upcoming complex text lesson.

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Yard Duty

Primary Yard-Ms Lindsey

Upper Yard-Plummer

Focus-Responsible and Prepared

Monday 9/10
  • F&P Assessment Window
  • 20 Day Count
  • Cost Meeting 11 to 12
  • Grocery Giveaway 2 to 3

Tuesday 9/11

  • F&P Assessment Window
  • Fire/Earthquake Drill 9:30

Wednesday 9/12

  • F&P Assessment Window
  • 3rd to 5th SRI Testing
  • Hoot and Holler 1 to 1:30
  • Howard Professional Learning 2 to 3:30
  • Howard Collaboration 3:30 to 4

Thursday 9/13

  • F&P Assessment Window

Friday 9/14

  • F&P Assessment Window
  • Friday Flashback 2:30 pm

9/12 Professional Learning


Teachers will be able to identify a complex text.

Teachers will plan for integrating text-based academic discussion into their day.

Please bring:


Non-Fiction Complex Text Aligned to the current unit

Reading and Writing Units of Study

Cycle 1 Overview, Goals, Practices, and Look Fors

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Look Fors

  • Classroom Agendas

  • The Wise Way

  • Positive Student Greetings

  • Daily Complex Text Engagement

Upcoming September Events

9/17--Staff Meeting

9/21--Family Movie Night

9/24--Faculty Council

9/25--SSC Meeting


9/27--Minimum Day

9/28--Professional Development Day

Upcoming October Events

10/1--Grocery Giveaway

10/8--Fire/Earthquake Drill

10/8--Staff Meeting

10/10--Hoot and Holler

10/11--Picture Day

10/11--Shoo the Flu

10/12--F&P Entry Deadline

10/15--Faculty Council

10/18--Family Game Night

10/19--No School


10/30--SSC Meeting