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Teacher Times & Week at a Glance Week of 10.19.15


  • Thank you Ryan for passing on your AV Cart to another teacher and making sure all teachers have the resources they need!
  • Thank you Claudia! You were the glue that held everything together this week!
  • Maddie you have done an awesome job holding this place down jumping in every time you were needed and handling every situation that came your way.
  • Thank you Arcelia for all your help with the child who left campus.
  • Thank you Ms. Everhart and Ms. Hatcheck for taking in some of Ms. Watanabe's students when she was absent and the sub needed help!
  • I just wanted to say that we have an awesome team of teachers, staff and admin. Thank you all for coming together this week in the absence of Allison (we miss you btw).I am very happy to be here with wonderful staff that comes together as a community. - Claudia
  • Thank you K-2 for meeting and talking more about continuing to learn through our own lab sites between visits from our staff developer.
  • Thank you Jason for organizing an Open House for your families and welcoming them into the classroom!
  • Thank you Maddie for organizing CELDT - it is an enormous undertaking. You are putting conditions in place for students to do their best. Thank you Mariya, Kathleen, and 2-5th teachers for
  • Thank you teachers and staff for your leadership and teamwork which allows me to attend the TCRWP Coaching Institute this week to further my learning. I can't wait to bring keep learning back at school with you! - Allison

Actions Requested

While reading the TT, please add important dates to your personal calendars or to-do lists and click the links!

This Week:

  • Elect two representatives and one alternate for Student Council by Friday, October 23rd.

This Month:

  • Sign up to host a workshop or volunteer at TCN's Family Literacy Night using this sign-up sheet.
  • Digital Citizenship Week is Oct 19-23. Please select and teach lessons to your students and submit the teacher verification form by November 20th.
  • Books for our classrooms! Each grade level is receiving $250 from the Scholastic Dollars Catalog to help build our libraries. Please take the time to determine your library needs. You should have received an email from Scholastic asking you to submit your wishlist. Please contact Allison if you have not received an email. Feel free to browse the catalog here!

As Needed:

  • Reimbursement Forms - Click here for a link to the OUSD Reimbursement Form. If you are not already set up as an external vendor, you will need to fill out this form as well.
  • Need to meet with Allison? Set an appointment here or check her calendar here
  • Need supplies, SST, buildings & grounds, COST referral etc.? Find the form you are looking for at
  • Want to share pictures, appreciations or upcoming events. Please email Jennifer with TT in the subject line by end of day Monday to be included in the next issue of the Teacher Times. Teacher Times will be sent out Fridays at 8am.

Week of 10.19.15

Monday, October 19th

  • 3-5 Staff Developer Visit

Tuesday, October 20th

  • 3-5 Staff Developer Visit
  • Jennie Off-site
  • Mrs. Lewis field trip to Library [1:00pm - 2:20pm]

Wednesday, October 21st

  • 3rd Grade CARE Visit [1-3pm]
  • TCN PD [2:15pm - 3:30pm, B108]

Thursday, October 22nd

  • Emma Out - PD
  • Extended Collaboration for 5th, 3rd, 1st and Kinder [see schedule here]
  • Ms. Alex field trip to Library [1:00pm - 3:00pm]
  • ILT [3:15-4:30pm]
  • Lights On After School [4:30-5:30pm]

Friday, October 23trd

  • Emma Out - PD
  • Extended Collaboration for 4th, 3rd, 2nd and Kinder [see schedule here]
  • Parent Rep Meeting [9-10am, Cafeteria]
  • Panther Paw Assembly - Student Council Speeches and Election
  • Ms. Lyle field trip to Library [1:00pm - 3:00pm]

Week of 10.26.15

Monday, October 26th

  • 5th Grade Family Meeting [4:30pm - 5:30pm]

Tuesday, October 27th

  • SSC [3:15pm - 4:30]

Wednesday, October 28th

  • Shoo the Flu [8:00am - 12:00pm]
  • Parent Academy [9:00am - 10:30am]
  • TCN PD [2:15pm - 3:30pm, B108]

Thursday, October 29th

  • ILT [3:15pm - 4:30pm]
  • Family Science Night [5:30pm - 6:30pm]

Friday, October 30th

  • Panther Paw Assembly
  • Halloween Costume Parade [2:00pm - 3:00pm]

Upcoming Events

  • TCN/ICS Family Science Night - Engineering Extravaganza! TCN and ICS are teaming up once again to host a hands-on evening of engineering activities on Thursday, October 29th, 5:30-6:30pm.
  • TCN Family Literacy Night - November 5, 5:00pm - 6:30pm. Please talk with your students about the event and sign up to volunteer or host a workshop here.
  • Halloween & Costume Parade - Friday, October 29, 2:00pm. Please talk with your students about rules for the Costume Parade and the expectations for the day. Most importantly, students may not wear masks that cover their faces nor can they carry fake weapons. Additionally, there will be NO candy or food in classrooms. Click links here for this year's support schedule and parade map. Contact Allison and/or Maddie with questions.


  • Field Trips to Cal Performances - Apply for a free sponsorship for Cal Performances. (Normally it's $8 per kid). See this link for the brochure.
  • TCN Chromebook Use - Please read this document for TCN Chromebook Procedures and Norms.
  • Wireless Printing: Click here for directions to set up printing from your Chromebook to the new wireless printer in the teacher workroom.
  • The Marshall Memo - A Weekly Round-up of Important Ideas and Research in K-12 Education. Check out the current issue with articles about 'Emotional health and self-renewal in classrooms' and more.
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