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.

SIT UP

TRACK

ASK & ANSWER QUESTIONS

RESPECT

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,


Andrea

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.