Pharr Elementary

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Week of December 22 - January 5

What a wonderful wonderful month it's been! I know we have thoroughly enjoyed all the festivities and we hope you have as well. We are blessed to work with such amazing teachers and staff. We know 2015 holds wonderful things for Pharr Elementary!


We wish everyone a safe and restful break. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!!

Mary, Heidi, and Stacy

NEWS YOU CAN USE

NEWS FLASH!


Safety Plan Review

Please check the Pharr training page later in the break for Safety Plan information. We will be spending time reviewing this on Jan 5th but would like you to preview before our meeting.


January Planning Day

See you back in 2015! Join us for breakfast beginning at 8:00am and please sign up on OneNote to bring an item, etc if you haven't already. THANKS!!

SHOUT OUTS

Congratulations to our December Instructional Heroes:

Rebecca Smith

Felicia Alston

Shane Harrison


SO MUCH FUN had by all at our Holiday Party hosted by the Social Committee. If you weren't able to attend I'm sure someone can share EXTREMELY incriminating pictures of all the "Reindeer Games." Thank you to all the committee members for putting together a top notch event!!

CURRICULUM

Four Core Collaborative Staff Development

All K-5 educators are invited to participate in staff development provided by the Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies offices. Participants may choose to delve deeply into content, or they may choose to attend sessions designed to deepen their understanding of instructional strategies, such as text complexity, interactive note taking, primary sources, and thinking maps that link to the Georgia Milestones. A description of the offerings can be found in the PD&E tool.

What: ES Four Core Collaborative Staff Development

When and Where: January 26, 2015, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM, Grayson High School

January 27, 2015, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM, Peachtree Ridge High School


Registration will open in the PD&E tool January 5, 2014.


Gradebooks/Grading Policy

Please review the grading policy for your grade level and content areas. This is located on the shared drive/grading/2014-15.


SLDS (State Longitudinal Data System)

Please log on to the SLDS through the portal and browse some of the instructional resources available in the Resources tab. THESE ARE GREAT RESOURCES!


How Exercise Can Boost Young Brains

Article about children and exercise.

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/08/how-exercise-can-boost-the-childs-brain/

ASSESSMENT

Georgia Milestone

Georgia Milestones End of Grade (EOG) Assessment Guides

The Assessment Guides for the Georgia Milestones End of Grade (EOG) measures are posted on the Georgia Milestones web page. You may access the current guides using the following link:

http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/Georgia-Milestones-End-of-Grade-Assessment-Guides.aspx


Test Demonstration!!!!

The Experience Online Testing Georgia website has been updated to include a demonstration test for each content area of the Georgia Milestones– English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. The primary purpose of this website is to provide exposure to the online platform that students will utilize when taking the Georgia Milestones tests. http://learnoas.ctb.com/GA/


DDA (District Developed Assessments)

All DDAs have been scanned and you can review the results in Schoolnet (blue assessment tile on the go.portal). All your hard work is paying off...GREAT JOB!


REMINDER: Remaining DDAs will be given Jan 12 and 13. Grade conversions and schedules have been posted on the Pharr ES training page.