The Weekly Comet
Volume 1 Issue 10 3-21-2016
Message from the Principal
What a nice break! The weather was great and I hope you were able to get the rest and relaxation you deserve.
It was so nice to walk the building today and see students and teachers jumping right back into great teaching and learning. This is a true testament to the level of professionalism we have here at Silberstein.
As we head into this final stretch of the school year we will undoubtedly face some trying moments. We all know how the stress and pressure can mount as the school year comes to an end. One of the things I love most about our school is the sense of family. I know we can count on each other to help us when we hit a wall.
We are doing the most important work of our time and our students benefit greatly from our work. So, hang tight, stay focused and have some fun.
Keep up the good work!
Mr. Padilla, Mr. Quillin, and Ms. Bersani- These folks have been quietly working on closing the gap between 2nd and 3rd grade mathematics. Mr. Quillin and Mr. Padilla bravely accepted the challenge to create even more rigorous assessments for their students. As they evaluate their student performance, they will have created a very rigorous map of instruction to better prepare their students for 3rd grade.
Our 3 key priorities for this year:
As we continue to move forward with tutoring and Saturday school, we are working to close the gap between our Gen ed students and our DL students.
Improve Purposeful Aligned Instruction - The ultimate test for effective curriculum alignment is how students perform on assessments. We know that every teacher has been working really hard to make that happen.
Improve the efficacy of professional development - With testing season underway, most of our Monday meetings will be testing meetings. We will work ot keep those as brief and focused as possible. We will begin working on creating our action plan for next year.
Henry and I have begun extended observations. You will receive a notice of a 10 day window for your extended observation. Please pay close attention to the indicators on the rubric that have not been covered in the spot observations. Click on the link below to see the rubric.
Data Driven Instruction
We will have Saturday School on the following dates:
We will not have Saturday school on holiday weekends (e.g. President's day, Easter, Spring Break)
Important Upcoming Events
You can also check out our electronic Silberstein Calendar anytime. Go to http://tiny.cc/Silberstein_Calendar to see all our upcoming events.