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October 27, 2014

Celebrate learning of differentiation!

Differentiation is underway at NP3. It's a shift and involves NP3 to work together for implementation ideas and support. Differentiation involves many nuances; including instructional planning based on known information about students. Thank you for embracing and supporting this area of growth!


A special appreciation to everyone for already implementing strategies that support student differences in their learning. It is evident from NP3 professional development, that instructional choices are already based on the differentiation process - especially in the areas student product and process. The Social Studies department has taken a special interest in differentiation within their team meetings since August. They share articles and strategies based on student interest and learning styles to try in their classes and debrief on the experience and effectiveness. Way to go Social Studies!


Can't wait to see how the staff progresses in this area! Keep on truckin' NP3 Middle!

NP3 MS working hard at give one get one for differentiated strategies for process and prodcut!

This video shows differentiation of processing by way of learning profile. How can it look in your class?

How to Scaffold for Student Success Part 1

NP3 Announcements Mateys!

For Teachers Only:

·Clocks: Please use your cell phones for your clock time (not your computers).

·Duty: Please remember to be out during duty! You should be out helping the passing period BEFORE your prep.

·6th Celebration: The next one is 10/31.

·SMART goals: Reminder to continue the work that drives our work as a team! These need to be ongoing, all the time.

·Hearing Screening 8th only: PE/Sci-this will be Wednesday Nov 5. Vans will be located by the gym. Edwards will email Hobbs and Clark the schedule.

·Career Day: All of 7th will be on a rotation schedule to hear presenters. 6th and 8th will still have advisory and enrich. More info to come out next week!

·Nov 7th: Is a 1/2 day due to HS end of quarter.




Share with Advisees:

Film Club – Film Club will now be meeting on Mondays and Fridays. Students are still welcome to join! See Mrs. Michaelis for more information or a permission slip.

· Booster Meeting: Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend the next booster meeting on Monday Nov 10th at 6:30 in the NP3 Library.

· Enterovirus: A news release from California Department of Public Health is available on the home page of www.np3middle.com.

· ACE: After school organized sports and homework support. Feel free to contact Mrs. MacArthur if you have any questions at kmacarthur@natomas.k12.ca.us.

· Rummage Sale: NP3 Boosters are having a rummage sale to raise money for the school this Saturday, Oct 25 8am-12pm.

· Costume Contest: Friday Oct 31st! Students can dress up for a lunch time rally contest. Costumes must still be school appropriate and include no weapons. We also must be able to tell who the student is. All other students must be in normal dress code attire.

· Halloween Grams: Halloween Grams for sale by student leadership October 27-31 at lunch.

·Nov 7th: Is a 1/2 day due to HS end of quarter.

·8th grade parents!!! Anyone still interested in signing up for the DC/NYC/Philadelphia trip!!!!! Explore America is offering a Cyber Day for your NP3 students on October 30th. This means anyone who signs up on that day will get $50 off their program fee. Here is a link to the parent letter that includes info on how to sign up for the 2015 trip http://cdn.natomasunified.org/np3m/wp-content/uploads/sites/16/2014/10/DC-NYC-Discount-Parent-Letter-2015pg1.pdf. Please email Ms. Silas for questions asilas@natomas.k12.ca.us.