Staff Weekly Bulletin

~November 17-21~Week 13~

Thank you for the work that you do; you inspire Me & others to do the same!

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~District Assessments~

October Assessments

District Assessments Closes this week

11/21 - K-1 DIBLES window opens

11/21 - Running Records window opens

11/21 - 2nd through 5th SRI window opens

111/21 - Kinder through 4th End of Unit Math Assessment opens

Attention 5th grade - change the proficiency cut score from 8 to 5 out of 11 on the Performance Task. This change is now reflected on Edusoft. If you scanned before Wednesday, Nov. 12, you do not need to rescan, just re-run your report.

11/21 - 3rd grade SIRA opens

*subs at SEED for teacher EDL/DRA testing

2nd through 5th Grade
SRI testing begins this week during library time through November 21st.

ATTENTION: The week of November 10-14 & 16-21 will be used to administer the SRI during library time.

This time is specially needed for our 2nd graders as this is the first time that they will log on and take this test. In addition, if your class has not completed their SRI test, they will need to take the test during library time.

District assessment window closes on November 21st. - Please scan answer documents to Edusoft by 3 PM on 11/21.

Edusoft Scanning & Answer Documents

Dear Colleagues,

In the principal's office, the desktop computer has the Edusoft program installed so that you can scan the answer documents to the HP printer/scanner in that office.

I hope that this helps reduce our anxiety when dealing with the troubleshooting issues with the scanner in the teacher's lounge. You are more than welcome to use it.

New Teachers: Please reach out to Ms. Tunney for an Edusoft log in & password.


An answer document for the EDL, DRA, and math assessment will be placed in your box. Please ensure that you scan these documents by no later than 11/21, this is the district's deadline.

Roving Subs for EDL/DRA Testing

We have subs scheduled to cover classes for teachers to complete their assessments. Keep in mind if subs do not show up or teachers call in sick at the last minute it alters our plans & we are forced to cover the classes with subs.

Positive & Welcoming Environment

Last Week's ADA - An Alarming 90% :-(

~Social Emotional Learning~

Teacher Sign-ups

Dear Colleagues,

Mr. Wally & Ms. Hom will be supporting the community assembly with the coordinating and creation of the power points for our Monday Community Assemblies. They will reach out to you, but also reach out to them to add items to the agenda.

In addition, they have a sign up sheet (via Google Shared doc) for ALL teachers to sign up at least once to present High Quality Student Work & at least once to lead It is now November and specific teachers have already presented high quality student work and led the community assembly.

Community Assembly & Crew

Assembly - Group A

Assembly Pairings:

  • Pastrana & Parchia
  • Marx & Gudiol
  • Goodie & Nunez
  • Superfine & Reynoso
  • Cato & Zucker

Crew-Group B

Crew Pairings:

  • Udovic & Hudson
  • Saleski & Ferrus-Garcia
  • Tapia & Souto
  • Perrone & Zucker


Readers' Workshop Resources

Dear Colleagues,

Here is a link to the Lucy Calkins Reading Workshop Units broken down by grade level and organized into calendars and formal lesson plans. The Woodburn School District in Oregon took on this project and made the curriculum much easier to understand and use for planning. Please use this resource however you find it to be useful, and feel free to come to me with questions.


Spotlight on Science in your Expeditions - UPDATE

Due to crazy schedule conflicts, I am asking that you support me & Duffy in adjusting your prep & collaboration for the below stated schedule to ensure that you have a designated date to collaborate with Duffy. This switch is ONLY for the date identified below.

Your help & cooperation is greatly appreciated with such hectic coordination of calendars.

We are asking that Kinder provide Duffy a date that will work for both the grade level & her.

I thank you in advance for your flexibility & understanding.


1st: Wed Dec 3 3-4 pm

2nd: Wed Dec 17 3-4 pm

3rd: Wed Jan 7 3-4 pm

4th: Wed Jan 21 3-4 pm

5th: Wed Feb 18 3-4 pm

Your grade-level team will need to decide which expedition to prioritize and then share the expedition with Duffy at least two weeks in advance of your meeting.

Grade-Level Collaboration

Grade level collaboration notes are PAST-DUE! It is your grade level's responsibility to submit them at the end of your collaboration. Please do so immediately - I ask that you share them with me via Google shared document.

Thank you to those grade levels that have done so.

Mentor Collaboration Notes

Dear Mentor Teachers,

Your monthly collaboration notes are due; please also do not forget to give Ms. Nancy your month time sheet.

Student Work Displays & Bulletin Boards

Dear Colleagues,

A memo with the student work display was placed in your box - please ensure that you keep your classroom student work & bulletin boards updated (at least once a month) with the CCSS & learning target visible.


Personal Days

Dear Colleagues,

The holidays are coming up, please remember that ALL personal days must be pre-approved as stated in the staff handbook. You put me in a compromising position to have to address this with you directly. Please let me know with at least 2-3 days in advance.

Also keep in mind that personal days before or after a holiday are not allowed per district policy & it is stated in the OEA contract under Leave.

Days that cannot be approved for Personal Days:

November 21
December 1
December 19

January 5

Report Card Window

Report card window opens Monday, November 10th.

Timeline for submitting report cards

December 5 - Report Cards due for Principal review

December 6-7: Teacher also have the weekend to work on report cards

December 8: All report cards completed on ABI, principal will review them

December 8-10: Nancy will communicate to teachers of any errors needed to correct

December 11: Report cards printed

December 12: Report cards placed in teachers' boxes

December 15-19: Student Led Conference (minimum days all week)

Social Committee Dues

Hello staff,

Just wanted to remind everyone we will collecting dues from the staff. They money collected will go towards purchasing gifts for the staff to mark special occasions, as well as any supplies needed for staff get-togethers. The suggested donation is $20. However if you'd like contribute more or need to contribute less, that's fine as well. Nancy has offered to collect the dues. Please give your contribution to her at your earliest convenience. Please keep in mind that these due are NOT mandatory.

Thank you,


Coach C on Training

Dear Teachers,

Coach C. will be out on a monthly training on Monday, November 17th from 1:30-2:45 PM. Please make sure that you are at your recess duty in a timely manner.

Securing our School

Dear Colleagues,

As we leave for the Thanksgiving Break-please make sure that you store all electronics such as LCDs, Elmo's, and laptops, and close all blinds and windows.


Principal's Monday Schedule

7:30-8:00 - Paper work/emails/budget

8:00-8:30 - Prep for Community Assembly

8:30-9:00 - Weekly Community Assembly

9:00-10:00 - Formal Observation

10:00-10:30 - Parent Meeting

11:00-12:00 - Beatrice weekly meeting w/Nancy

12:00-1:00 - Lunch Duty

1:00-2:00 - Classroom Visit/observations

2:00-3:00 - Meeting with new custodian

3:00-4:00 - Formal Observation Post Conference

5:00-7:00 - Pathway to Excellence Community Meeting

Monday, November 17th

8:30 AM

  • Community Assembly & Crew

Teacher release time for EDL/DRA - sub coverage!

SRI testing during library time

Principal's Tuesday Schedule

7:30-8:00 AM - Paper work/emails/budget

8:00-8:30 AM - Yard & morning greeting

8:30-9:00 AM - School Grounds-safety-attendance observe community meeting

9:00-10:00 AM - Standing Meeting Operational/Support Staff

10:00-10:30 AM - Recess Supervision

10:30-11:30 Classroom Visits/observation

11:30 AM-12:00 PM - Principal's Lunch

12:00-1:00 PM - Formal Observation

2:00-3:00 PM - RazKids Parent Training

5:00-6:00 PM - RazKids Parent Training

5:00-7:00 PM - Life Academy-Building Bridges to Middle School - 5th grade teacher

Tuesday, November 18th

Teacher release time for EDL/DRA - sub coverage!

SRI testing during library time

9:00-10:00 AM
Parent Tours

Principal's Wednesday Schedule

7:30-8:00 AM - Walk-through w/Head Custodian

8:00-8:45 AM - Yard & morning greeting

9:00-10:00 AM - Parent Meeting

10:00-11:00 AM - Classroom Observation

10:30-11:30 AM - Classroom Visits/observation

11:30 - 12:00 - Principal's Lunch
12:00-1:00 PM - YARD

1:00-1:30 PM - Paper Work

2:00-2:30 PM - Science Resources (30 minutes)

3:00-4:00 PM - IEP Meeting

Wednesday, November 19th

2:00-2:30 PM
Science Resources with Duffy & Community Partners

* optional but highly encouraged

Location: P3

2:00-3:00 PM

-scoring of assessments & scanning

Principal's Thursday Schedule

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Instructional Rounds

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Yard

1:00-1:30 PM - Principal's Lunch

1:30-2:30 PM - Classroom Walkthroughs

2:30-2:45 PM - Paper work & open for parent walk ins

3-4 PM - Post Evaluation Conference

5-7 PM - Latino Leaders Meeting

Thursday, November 20th

  • Sub coverage for EDL/DRA testing
  • SRI Testing during library time

9 AM - 12 PM
Instructional Rounds

Science Focus (read below for POP)

November 20th: Problem of Practice (P.O.P.) for Instructional Rounds


How are students using academic discussions to improve their ability to make evidence-based arguments and claims grounded in the text, performance task, or hands on experience through Science Expeditions?

SEL Standards Foci:

Social Awareness & Relationship Skills

What are the Look For's?

  • Students engage collaboratively with people different from oneself
  • add on to and build off of other's ideas
  • Engage in constructive argument
  • Express value of collaboration

November 20th - Instructional Rounds Focus on Science

SEED will participate in Instructional Rounds (IR) on Thursday, November 20th; district partners and site leaders will visit our site from 8 AM - 12 PM. Instructional rounds will take place from 9-10 AM.

Who will participate?

-TSA is required to participate & at least one teacher lead

What is the focus of IR?

-SEED will focus on Academic Discussions as this supports our first COI focus through Science expeditions (or Foss Kits)

Who will be visited?

-All classes will be visited by 2-3 groups

How long will the visitors be in your classroom?

-They will observe for 10 minutes

Who will facilitate the IR?

-Duffy, our Science district partner

Do you need to adjust your schedule to ensure that visitors have the opportunity to witness some of this work?


Principal's Friday Schedule

7:30-8:00 AM - Walk-through w/Head Custodian

8:00-8:30 AM - Yard & morning greeting

8:30-9:00 AM - School Grounds-safety-attendance observe community meeting

9:00-9:30 AM - Classroom Walk throughs

9:30-10:30 PM - Meeting with Financial Analyst

13:00-11:30 AM - Office Check in

11:30-12:00 Principal's Lunch

12:00-1:00 PM - Lunch Duty

1:00-2:00 PM - Classroom walk throughs

2:00-3:00 - Custodian Meeting

Friday, November 14th

  • Sub coverage for EDL/DRA testing
  • SRI Testing during library time

2:00-2:30 PM
Lock Down Drill

3:00 PM

All assessments scanned to Edusoft


SRI - Completed

Thanksgiving Staff Social - Cato's Ale House

Friday, Nov. 21st, 4-7pm

391 Oakland Ave

Oakland, CA

Please join us at Cato's Ale House

Family Friendly!

Great Food!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.