The Weekly Rocket

Week of June 2 -June 5, 2015

This Weeks Updates

Our weekly electronic newsletter supports the communication and learning community at PS 107X. We welcome any ideas or information to enhance our weekly newsletter.


Weekly Highlights

  • Monday is a Friday PREP SCHEDULE--- FLEXIBLE---Due to testing
  • Monday: 4th Grade NYS Science Exam 8:15am - 11:00am
  • Field Trip---- Bronx Zoo--- Selected Classrooms
  • Chancellor's Day--- Thursday, June 4---- Teachers to PD in District 8
  • Last Day for DREAMERS---- Friday, June 5th
  • PS 107X Carnival---- Saturday, June 6---- In need of VOLUNTEERS--- Please see Ms. Najera if you can Volunteer---- THANK YOU! :)
  • Summative Meetings: TBD --- Your flexibility is greatly appreciated.
  • Promotional Decisions this week (more information to come)
  • MOSL grading continued
  • As part of Danielson Domain 4--- Student Binders should be updated with current work
  • ALL Staff, please continue to support our schools PBIS initiative by wearing your Rocket Bucks, distributing to all students, and attending the Rocket Store at your scheduled time
  • Teachers please include online resources in homework sheets (i-ready/vport math/ myon, etc.) See Ms. Oblines or Mr. Lampson for your students log in information



Did you REMEMBER ...

  • To make sure each student has their book baggie, with current books at their just right reading level, a reading log, and that they know their reading level? Did all your students take their book baggie home? Book baggies should go home every night for student independent reading.
  • Make sure students complete a CURRENT EVENT for HW this week.
  • To look at students writing for the Opinion Unit and make modifications to support students writing? Did you remember to model and follow "I do, You do" writing workshop?
  • To use your Promethean Board... Did you create a flip chart that you can share? How did you use the promethean board to engage students in learning this week?
  • You need to change your guided reading/ close reading material weekly. See Ms. Otto if you need new material. This material should be changed weekly. Its in room 211! Check it out!


SHOUT OUT!

  • To ALL Classroom Teachers for Supporting PS 107X Spelling Bee! Thank you for preparing your students!


Instructional Focus This years instructional focuses are: 1. Guided instruction 2. Analyzing data to inform instruction 3. Co-presenting professional development


Monday 6/1/15---4th GRADE NYS WRITTEN SCIENE EXAM---- FRIDAY PREP SCHEDULE

ONLY---- NO DEPARTMENTALIZATION 4th GRADE, NO CLUBS 4th & 5th Grade---- Please be flexible--- Thank you in advance :)

  • Community Works Dance Residency in the Auditorium:
  • Per 3 @ 9:50--- K-202 & K+1- 302 / Per 4 @ 10:40 --- 2-421 / Per 5 @ 11:35 -- 1-305 & 2nd Graders 302
  • GRADE K-3, 5: Guided Reading @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am (Push-in teachers please be in your push in class by 9:00 a.m.)
  • Guided Instruction period: K-2: Skills & Guided READING--- Grades 2-5: Guided Reading and/or Close Reading (please change materials as needed in Rm. 211)<--- VERY IMPORTANT to set protocols for independent work
  • SELECTED CLASSES WILL BE ON A TRIP TO the BRONX. We thank teachers for their flexibility for welcoming students who don't bring in their trip slips.
  • Professional Development Time Grades K-5: 2:20-3:35 MOSL Grading RM TBD
  • Writing Workshop Day
  • DREAMERS After School Program for Grades 2-4 ---- 2:20pm - 5:30pm
  • Harmony After School Program Grade 2 ---- 2:20 - 5:15
  • ASPIRA After School Program for Grades 3-5 ---- 2:20pm - 5:45pm


Tuesday 6/2/15---Guided Reading @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am (Push-in teachers please be in your push in class by 9:00 a.m.)

  • Guided Instruction period: K-2: Skills & Guided READING--- Grades 2-5: Guided Reading and/or Close Reading (please change materials as needed in Rm. 211)<--- VERY IMPORTANT to set protocols for independent work
  • Professional Inquiry Time Grades K-5: 2:20-3:35 MOSL Grading Room TBD
  • Writing Workshop Day
  • DREAMERS After School Program for Grades 2-4 ---- 2:20pm - 5:30pm
  • Harmony After School Program Grade 2 ---- 2:20 - 5:15
  • ASPIRA After School Program for Grades 3-5 ---- 2:20pm - 5:45pm


Wednesday 6/3/15---Guided Reading @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am (Push-in teachers please be in your push in class by 9:00 a.m.)

  • HARMONY SPRING RECITAL--- Please support our 2nd Grade Harmony Students @ 5pm
  • Guided Instruction period: K-2: Skills & Guided READING--- Grades 2-5: Guided Reading and/or Close Reading (please change materials as needed in Rm. 211)<--- VERY IMPORTANT to set protocols for independent work
  • Writing Workshop Day
  • ACADEMIC WEDNESDAY: Please support our 2nd - 3rd Grade students
  • DREAMERS After School Program for Grades 2-4 ---- 2:20pm - 5:30pm
  • Harmony After School Program Grade 2 ---- 2:20 - 5:15
  • ASPIRA After School Program for Grades 3-5 ---- 2:20pm - 5:45pm


Thursday 6/4/15 ---Chancellor's Day---- STAFF TO ATTEND DISTRICT 8 PD's out of the building


Friday 6/5/15 --- Learning Binders (Please take this time to make sure students work is organized in their learning binders. That students can talk about the work in their binders --- and that you have a conversation with students about ways for them to improve)

  • Make sure to conference with 7-10 students using their student work, monthly goals, assessments, and any annotated notes.
  • Community Works Dance Residency in the Auditorium:
  • Per 3 @ 9:50--- K-202 & K+1- 302 / Per 4 @ 10:40 --- 2-421 / Per 5 @ 11:35 -- 1-305 & 2nd Graders 302
  • SECOND Math Period Day
  • LAST DAY FOR DREAMERS After School Program for Grades 2-4 ---- 2:20pm - 5:30pm
  • ASPIRA After School Program for Grades 3-5 ---- 2:20pm - 5:45pm


Announcements:

  • To all teachers, please make sure daily homework indicates independent reading, and all online learning V-Math, I Ready, and MyOn.
  • All homework should be checked.


On going reminders:

  • Continue to greet our learners with kindness, organized, colorful, learning environments and with honest preparation for becoming literate, mathematicians, scientists, historians, critical thinkers, willing and able to solve world problems, in other words PLAN, meaningful, productive interactive, and engaging lessons.
  • Routines should be put into practice during guided reading so that students small groups who are not working with a teacher, are engaged in activities/centers that support their ELA needs. If you need ideas or suggestions please see one of the coaches.

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Upcoming Events:

6/2- 4th Grade NYS Science Exam

6/4- Chancellor's Day

6/5- LAST DAY OF DREAMERS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

6/6: PS 107X Carnival 11am - 4pm

6/9- Clerical 1/2 Day

6/15- Clerical 1/2 Day--- 5th Grade BB Game---- Sports Day

6/16- Crazy Hat Day

6/16- 3rd Grade Statue of Liberty Field Trip

6/16- 5th Grade Dave and Busters Field Trip

6/17- Field Day

6/18-Twin Day

6/19- Super Hero Day

6/19- 5th Grade Dance 4pm - 7pm

6/22- 5th Grade Graduation

6/23- Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony

6/24- Pre-K Moving Up Ceremony

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