Howard Happenings

August 27, 2018

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Shout Out To:

Mr. H, Mr. V, and Ms. I for all your help with the food bank items. I appreciate your willingness to go above and beyond.

Ms. I for supporting the office in our time of need.

Mrs. Winnie for creating our cafeteria signs. They look amazing.

The Cooks of our Friday lunch feast.

Ms. Ofelia for all you do for students and staff.

Ms. Amanat, Ms. Friedman, Mrs. Hammond, Mrs. Novak, Mrs. Lindsey and Ms. Erin for submitting your deliverables on time.

Important Information-ALL

Francophone begins Monday, August 27th. Please do not park in spots 34, 35, 36, 37, 38 (spots along/facing Portable 5) as these are reserved for Francophone Staff.

Please ensure you are signing in and out daily and submitting B Forms for any absences.

All personal day requests must be emailed to me at least 3 days in advance.

All Staff should complete Mandated Reporter Training by September 24th. Please see this memo for more information. Once you complete the training please print the certificate and provide a copy to Mrs. Garcia.

Important Information-Teachers

Teacher objectives are due Friday, August 31st in Teachboost. If you do not have Teachboost access please submit then on the objective form.

All Prep/Enrichment begins this week. Schedule linked below.

Please see this document for guidance with implementing balanced literacy in your classrooms.

SIPPS Instruction will begin on Tuesday, August 28th. Please see this document for groups and class assignments. Please email Mrs. Owens ( the names of any student who still needs to be assessed.

Updated F&P Instructional Level Benchmarks

Classroom week at a glance, BOY letters, PE Schedules, BOY Checklist are now overdue. Please submit asap.

Yard Duty

Primary Yard-Friedman

Upper Yard-Mathis


Monday 8/27
  • F&P Assessment Window
  • Cost Meeting 11 to 12
  • Faculty Council 3 to 4

Tuesday 8/28

  • F&P Assessment Window
  • SSC Establishment Meeting 5 to 6

Wednesday 8/29

  • F&P Assessment Window
  • Words Their Way Assessment Deadline. Please see this memo for details and enter the number of books required on this spreadsheet.
  • Hootenanny 1 to 1:30 (Cost $20, Snack $10)
  • Howard Professional Learning 2 to 3:30
  • Howard Collaboration 3:30 to 4

Thursday 8/30

  • F&P Assessment Window
  • Back to Scool Night 6 to 7:30

Friday 8/31

  • F&P Assessment Window
  • Day 15 Count
  • Friday Flashback 2:30 pm

8/29 Professional Learning


Data-driven Unit 1 Plans

Please bring:

Unit PreAssessments

Words Their Way Assessments

Readers and Writers Workshop Unit 1 Teachers Guides

Planning Materials

Cycle 1 Overview, Goals, and Practices

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Upcoming September Events

9/6--K2College Convening

9/10--Grocery Giveaway

9/12--Hoot and Holler

9/17--Staff Meeting

9/21--Family Movie Night

9/24--Faculty Council

9/25--SSC Meeting


9/27--Minimum Day

9/28--Professional Development Day