Weekly Memo - 12/07/15-12/11/15

"Overcoming Mediocrity & Redefining Excellence"

Message From: Ms. Stewart, Principal

This week's message is to extend Total Praise & Thanks to the New Hope Academy Staff... At the beginning of the school year unfortunately lateness was chronic but today It brings me great pleasure to announce that we have overcome this challenge. I've watched you all show up to work earlier and earlier and I am proud of your efforts. Secondly, I am praising and thanking the ENTIRE instructional staff for joining me for our 1st monthly Chat & Chew focused on Creating RTI Data Binders while chewing on Boston Market.

Highlights: Ms. Harry & Ms. O'Rourke-Lewis earned gift cards for being the first to RSVP. Ms. Canarick & Ms. Hargrove earned gift cards for arriving first. Ms. Nelson & Mr. Lacroix earned gift cards for posing the first question. Finally, Ms. Lujan earned a bonus gift card for reflecting on the session and posing a clarifying questions and sharing her findings with the Team! A special thanks to Ms. Linton for her presence and support...

The Thank You Song

Monday, December 7, 2015

Monday Morning Assembly: Class of the Week & Staff of Month for November 2015

  • Vision Screening (Kindergarten) Beginning at 9:00am.
  • 2nd Grade completes iReady assessments for ELA & Math. If any students need to be added or moved from one class to another, please send me an email.
  • iReady assessment window opens for 1st grade.

Open Tech Lab Hours:

  • Monday & Tuesday: 8:00-10:00
  • Wednesday: 9:00-10:00
  • Thursday: 8:00-11:00
  • Friday: 9:00-11:00

NY Rehearsal ELA Item Analysis Due by COB (grades 3-5 only)

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Scholastic Core Clicks will be implemented for our Student Growth Challenge beginning January 4th - April 1st.

  • 3-5 Team Planning: Beginning scoring Book 2 and Book 3 of the NY Rehearsal Mock Exam. Due Monday, December 14 with completed item analysis trackers.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Day 1: Grades 3-5 MAP Math Mock Exam

  • 3rd Grade Book 1 & 2: 60 minutes; Book 3: 70 minutes
  • 4th Grade Book 1 & 2: 60 minutes; Book 3: 90 minutes
  • 5th Grade Book 1 & 2: 80 minutes; Book 3: 90 minutes

Classroom Environment Walk-throughs: FOCUS: Evidence of Student Work with Task, Common Core Learning Standard(s), and standard based comments for each piece of work.

Please Join Me in Welcoming Ms. Barbara Schwartz: Our K-5 ELA Instructional Coach

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

  • 4th & 5th Grade Common Planning: Creating Instructional Action Plans using Mock Exam Results

Day 2: Grades 3-5 MAP Math Mock Exam

  • 3rd Grade Book 1 & 2: 60 minutes; Book 3: 70 minutes
  • 4th Grade Book 1 & 2: 60 minutes; Book 3: 90 minutes
  • 5th Grade Book 1 & 2: 80 minutes; Book 3: 90 minutes

Friday, December 11, 2015

Day 3: Grades 3-5 MAP Mock Exam:

  • 3rd Grade Book 1 & 2: 60 minutes; Book 3: 70 minutes
  • 4th Grade Book 1 & 2: 60 minutes; Book 3: 90 minutes
  • 5th Grade Book 1 & 2: 80 minutes; Book 3: 90 minutes
  • Winter Ball: 5pm-10pm. A teacher and teacher associate from each grade is required to attend. Please submit names to Ms. Z.
  • Make-Up Exams will take place on Monday, December 14th by Mr. Sterling (3rd grade) & Ms. Basdeo (4th & 5th grade)

New Hope Academy Charter School Holiday Party

Saturday, Dec. 12th, 8-11:45pm

7715 18th Avenue

NY