The Dream Team

1/5/16 Weekly Memo 21

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This Week Our HERO focus is...

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Table of Contents

  1. Week at a glance
  2. Upcoming Events
  3. Cultural & Instructional Focus Areas
  4. Enrichment Showcase Video (Coming soon...)
  5. Good Things
  6. Duty Schedule
  7. Message from the Coach
  8. Strategic Priorities

Week at a Glance

Monday, January 4th: No School

Tuesday, January 5th: PD Day

Casual Dress

Arrive by 9:00am

See attached pd document for specifics

Lesson Plans due on Blackboard

Wednesday, January 6th: A Day

Professional Dress

Arrive by 7:20 am

Morning Meeting 7:25 am

Team Meeting Time- 1st meeting of the new year (Leads are in charge)

Grade Level Meeting- 3:15-4:30pm (Identify scholars who failed multiple classes, Create intervention plans to support these scholars, include a plan to involve their parents 2nd semester)

Music & Technology attends 6th grade meeting

PE attends 7th grade meeting

Art attends 8th grade meeting

Parks Out PM

Thursday, January 7th: B Day

Professional Dress

Arrive by 7:20 am

Morning Meeting 7:25 am

Friday, January 8th: A Day

Jeans and a College Shirt

Arrive by 7:20 am

Morning Meeting 7:25 am

Lesson Plan revisions due on blackboard

Coming Soon...

  • January 14th (date changed from the 7th)- Q2 Awards Ceremony (Teachers Select your top two scholars from each class period and send them to Andrea by the 11th)
  • January 18th- MLK Day: No School
  • January 20th- Campus Needs Assessment Meetings in the library
  • January 22nd- Grades Close for Progress Reports
  • January 25th- Anti-Bullying Week Begins
  • January 26th- Progress Reports Go Home
  • January 28th (date changed from the 14th)- Science & Technology Night 6pm-8pm- (Teachers create activities for parents and scholars to enjoy, snacks will be provided- let your scholars know that this is not optional and they will receive a grade for participation in this event and if their parents come they receive a free dress pass)

Instructional & Cultural Focus Area

Aggressive Monitoring:

We have to be lasered focused on what our scholars are working on specifically during the first 10 minutes of class; as this sets the ton for the rest of the class period. Expect scholars to meet your expectations and reward them when they do (positive affirmations, tickets, & merits)

STAR Behavior:

As we come back after a 2 week break scholars are going to be relaxed. Hold them to our standard and require them to exhibit STAR behavior consistently.





Enrichment Showcase Video Coming Soon

Good Things!

Mrs. Parks says...

I am excited to see everyone after a much needed break!! It is a new year, and I am ready for us to finish it out strong!

Congratulations to everyone for completing the first semester of the 2015-2016 school year!!

Super congratulations to all of our first year teachers!!

Ms. Gracia

Ms. Wright

Ms. Fluker

Ms. Trachta

Mr. Shepherd

Duty Schedule

Morning Duty- See details in the body of the email

Lunch Duty-

  • 6th Grade Lunch- 6th Grade Lead, Specials Team Lead and Administration

  • 7th & 8th Grade Lunch- 7th and 8th Grade Team Leads and Administration

Lunch Duty- Teachers must arrive to pick up your class from the cafeteria at 11:39am (10:39am on Wed) for 6th grade and 12:23am (11:22am on Wed) for 7th & 8th grade teachers.

After School Duty- See details in the body of the email

A Message from the Coach

Dearest Dream Team-

Here is a "Happy New Year Wish" for each of you...

Happy New Year Wish

By Joanna Fuchs

My Happy New Year wish for you

Is for your best year yet,

A year where life is peaceful,

And what you want, you get.

A year in which you cherish

The past year’s memories,

And live your life each new day,

Full of bright expectancies.

I wish for you a holiday

With happiness galore;

And when it’s done, I wish you

Happy New Year, and many more.

The Dream will Fight,


Strategic Priorities

Professional Capacity

Goal: We will build upon the knowledge & skills of all staff members

Parent, School, & Community Ties

Goal: We will engage ALL stakeholders in the school’s culture.

School Learning Climate

Goal: We will create a safe and orderly environment that promotes the sense of urgency required to climb the ladder of academic and behavioral excellence.