Mrs. Berger's Weekly Update!

February 4th, 2016

Dear Families,

I hope you had a nice week off of school. Welcome to our new students and families joining us for the second semester! We are officially half way done with the school year!

Please read the important information below for updates for the week!

As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


April : )

Your OLS Progress Goal is 52% by Friday, February 5th!

Click above to view and print the weekly progress goal tracker

Important Information- LC and Student Reminders for Semester 2

  • Get into the habit of printing out the Weekly Plan for the second semester each week. At the end of the week check off all the lessons that were completed. Any lessons not mastered or completed should become homework for the weekends. This keeps students on target to reach their progress goals!
  • Learning Coaches should be logging into the OLS frequently to monitor attendance, announcements, alerts, etc. Please do not use your student's log in in lieu of your own.
  • Keep your LC password for your use only. Students should not have access to key in your password to add assessment attempts. This safeguard is in place so LCs can be aware a student is struggling with an assessment after the first try.
  • If a lesson is not mastered please follow these steps to be more successful on the next assessment: review the lesson, review the not mastered assessment to see what questions were correct and incorrect. Study. Watch a class connect recording to review the information again if necessary. Take notes during lessons. Review your notes. Reach out to me for extra help.
  • Attend class connect sessions or watch recordings.
  • Attend any student support sessions they are invited to.
  • Student should kmail or call me with questions they have or if they need extra help. They are in middle school now and should begin to take more ownership of their schooling.
  • Students in math or reading intervention need to be attending their classes and completing the extra iReady minutes to help them in the areas they are struggling in.
  • Update attendance daily. Subjects logged for attendance should match what subjects were worked on in the OLS for that day. PE minutes should be added if completed.
  • Pay attention to due dates for assessments, work samples, TGAs, and PE logs.
  • Reply to my emails or phone calls within 48 hours.
  • Come to me with any questions or concerns.
  • Work hard and have fun learning.
  • Review this update each week! : )

Mark Your Calendars

3rd Quarter: February 4th – April 14th


8th – 12th- iReady Interim Assessments

15th- President’s Day- No School

19th- LP6 PE Log Due

29th- Semester 1 Student Recognition Assembly


11th – Q3 Work Samples with Cover Sheet

*Original Work, Please mail to my address above. No emailed/scanned samples this time will be accepted.

o Math

o Language Arts (4 total= Composition, GUM, Vocab AND Literature)

o Science

o History

o Art and Music (if applicable)

Week of March 14th- Science Fair (Unit 11 will need to be completed to participate in the Science Fair. Contact me if you are interested!)

Week of March 14th- iReady Interim Assessments

18th- LP7 PE Log Due

18th- Composition: Research Report (Unit 5) Prewriting & Final Paper

*Mail, email, or Kmail

18th- Math: TGA (Unit 9, Lesson 11)

21st-25th- Spring Break- No School


14th- Literature: Critical Skills Assignment (Unit 15)

*Mail, email, or Kmail

22rd- LP8 PE Log Due

18th- 29th- Q3 In Person Meeting Window

CAASPP (State Common Core)testing window is late April through May. More information to come soon.

4th Quarter 4: April 15th – June 17th

iReady final assessment – date TBD (in May sometime)

Check the weekly OLS plan for links to the following weekly class connect sessions:

Class Connect Classes For All 6th Graders
  • Homeroom: Mondays 9:30a.m. (Optional)
  • Math: Tuesdays-Fridays 9a.m.
  • Language Arts for GUM and Composition: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11a.m.

Class Recordings

If your student cannot make a live session they will be recorded and available to watch at a later time. Access the link to the recording on the weekly plan on the day and time of the session you missed or see me for an updated list of recordings by date, subject, and lesson.

Student Support Classes

Students may be invited support classes throughout the week. The students invited to the classes are subject to change weekly. Links to the classes, if invited, will appear on your weekly plan.

About Me

This year marks my 1st year as a teacher with CAVA, and 5th year teaching overall. Prior to teaching here I worked for Capistrano Unified as an elementary school teacher. I also worked as an English Language Development Support Teacher for Vista Unified overseeing the ELD program at my school site. I have been married to my husband Matt, a firefighter for OCFA, for 17 years. We have two children. Ryan is 13 and Claire is 10. We live in Ladera Ranch. On the weekends you can find me on the soccer field watching my son play or at the pool watching my daughter swim. When we have a weekend free of sports you will usually find us at the beach! I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, running, riding my beach cruiser, and making digital scrapbooks with our family photos!