The GATOR Gazette

Publication 26: 2/24/2020

Gompers journey...#180daysofwhy..#students

THEORY of ACTION - If Gompers teachers engage in standards-based instruction with increasingly higher levels of DOK (Depth of Knowledge) tasks and provide opportunities for collaborative work, then students will think critically and strategically, which will positively impact their conceptual understanding and transferable skills.


Looking forward to another great week in #GATORNATION. As you know we are in full motion toward student proficiency goals with 6 weeks before Spring Break and 9 weeks before SBAC administration. As we push through, continue to ensure each learning opportunity is working to meet the goals that hold students to high expectations.

Please review the Book Fair information from PTSA as there is an added twist of Math Night. We hope you will support through advertising in your own weekly newsletters but also attend the event as well.

I heard through the grapevine that there was "Couple Frenzy" in GATORNATION last Friday for FFF....It was good to get the pictures as I sat in the principal's meeting...I was smiling and thinking of all of you!!

Please ensure that you have shown the GATOR NATION Broadcast:

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Dr. Miller - #Gatornaion is Number1

SBAC - CAASP Resources: 3rd - 8th

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March 3 & 4th - Intervention & Support Conferences

March Conference Letters

A master copy of the district created letter that teachers can send home to parents inviting them to a March conference was placed in your boxes last week. Please make as many as you need.

As a reminder, the March 3-4 conferences are a great opportunity for a teacher to meet with the parent of any student for whom there may be concerns, whether academic or otherwise. These conferences ARE NOT ONLY for students who may be retained; however, teachers must meet with the parent of any student who may be recommended for retention. The draft promotion/retention criteria the district plans to use this school year was shared at our recent principal's meeting last, Friday, 2/21. It will also be shared with Teacher Council representatives on 2/26. Please scroll down below and click on the button below for the Promotion Retention Information Slides shared with us last Friday.

Assessment Calendar Reminders:

Math Units

1st Grade Unit 5-- Testing Window Opens Mar. 2

2nd Grade Unit 6– Opens Mar. 9

3rd Grade Unit 6 – Opens Mar. 26

4th Grade Unit 5 – Opens Feb. 24

5th Grade Unit 5-- Opens Mar. 3

ELA Synergy Assessment--Grades 2-5

Unit 4 Jan. 22-March 5

Window Opens on Feb. 24 and Closes April 1

K-5:Rapid Spring Screener

Opens April 28--Closes June 5

February Collaboration Opportunities working toward consistency of instructional best practices = CTE

February 27 - Band Meeting - Equity and Instructional Excellence (Led by ILT)

Just a friendly reminder:

As we attend all collaboration meetings the following should be a part of standards items to bring:

Standards, LBUSD Continuum

Lesson Plan Book

Digital Device

Preparation Documents

and of course, we respect each other's time by being on time!!!

Culture and Climate.....FFF: GATOR Couple FEVER!!!!

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Know your neighbor? Know your GATOR TEAM Member? Building relationships and connectedness via...Team Members Spotlight!!!!

Spectacular...Team Member - Kelly Cunningham - Instructional Aide

Best Hobby or talent -Love to roller skate

An interesting thing that happened: Working in middle school classrooms! Two years ago my plan was to work at the Naval Weapons Station in Seal Beach, but my heart has me here with my kids!

Degrees - Business Administration from LBCC

Greatest Childhood memory - Taking vacations with my family

Grew up - Bellflower California and went to Ernie Pyle Elementary

Delightful..Team Member - Lori Primrose - 3rd Grade Teacher

Best Childhood Memory - Winning All-Star Championship in softball and my dad was my coach

Novel to recommend - The Goldfinch

Most comfort and joy - My children, husband, faith and a really good massage

What do you love most about Gompers -Lunch group of teacher friends, the students, and PTA

Where did you grow up? Long Beach/Lakewood, went to all LBUSD school, starting at Mark Twain

Favorite activities at Gompers, Ms. Bethel's square dancing, 3rd grade, school musicals and choral assemblies, Grandparents day....(wish we had more of these still)

Culture and Climate: Supporting and Embedding Social and Emotional Learning Opportunities with Community Circles

Support and enhance Relationships with Teachers to Student and Student to Student Relationships!! Community Circles can be used with Thrively and Sanford Harmony!

60-Second Strategy: Community Circles

PTSA and BookFair & Math Night Information....2/28, 3/2-3/6

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School Leadership...........


Safe and Civil:

Playground Expectations

Duty/Playground Schedules (Quarter 4)

4/20 & 4/22 - GFS "Welcome Back" Final GFS Assemblies


Next Meeting - 3/3 @ 8:00, Mr. Knowlton's room


3/9/2020 - Date Changed to MONDAY

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Digital Learning Day, February 27, 2020

Click link to view resources available

Districtwide Information

Leadership Development

The Leadership Development Office is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Exploring Leadership Program and Future Administrators’ Program. Teacher leaders who are committed to ensuring equity and excellence in education are invited to apply by the April 6th deadline. The Exploring Leadership Program is designed for teacher leadership, while the Future Administrators’ Program is for teacher leaders who are interested in moving into administration. Please see the linked flyers for more information.

LBUSD's 3rd Annual TECH Summit

LBUSD Teachers, Administrators, Intermediate and Senior Office Assistants!

OCIPD will be sponsoring our 3rd Annual Tech Summit on Saturday, April 4, 2020 from 8:00 am - 12:30 pm at Browning High School. It promises to be a relaxed, casual time with hands-on activities to help you make meaning of the digital tools at your fingertips. Potential session topics include G-Suite Applications, Online Formative Assessment, Screencasting, Digital Annotation, Digital Citizenship and more! This year, we will also have a General Session with a dynamic guest speaker!

Make sure to Save-the-Date, as registration opens, Monday, February 24, 2020. Print the Save-the-Date Flier as a reminder since registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thank you and we hope you can carve some free time to join the conversation and ignite some new learning! Please contact x8031 if you have any questions.

LBUSD Tech Summit Planning Team

Interested in working this summer? Opportunities are available!

Certificated Summer School Job Applications - HRS website

Certificated applications for summer positions are now available on the LBUSD Portal (application directions). Summer positions offered are Special Education ESY (Pre-K through Adult), High School SDC credit recovery and General Ed High School. Employees are also able to download a PDF application link on the HRS webpage. Completed PDF applications may be saved and emailed to All applications must be submitted by March 13, 2020. Information regarding dates and times of summer school are listed on the application.

Summer Enrichment And Learning (SEAL) - HRS website

This year, select Elementary, Middle/K-8 and High School sites will offer Summer Enrichment and Learning (SEAL) Programs. All certificated staff are welcome to apply for SEAL. These teaching and learning opportunities are tailored to match the program designs of the individual school sites and applicants will be selected based on the needs of the program.

20-21 Transfer Opportunities Information

School Transfer Information

Transfer requests for the 2020-21 school year will be due March 31, 2020.

Requests for Transfer will be available on February 1, 2020. See the school secretary for a paper copy or you may complete the transfer request online via HRS portal

Help Desk Ticketing Information

Click the video to watch the new process for submission

Gompers Bulletin "parent news"

This parent bulletin is sent via email and text message to parents each week. It will also be available on our school's website.

2/26 - Dept. Head Meetings @ TRC

2/26 - Female Leadership Academy Meets in Library


2/26 - Evans & Duran off-site - COTSEN

2/26 - Patterson @ Teacher Council

2/27 - 7:45 - Band Meeting (Led by ILT) in classrooms

2/27 - 9:30 - 11:00 @ Powell K8

2/27 - 11:00 - 1:00 @ Poly

2/27 - Dr. Lund on-site -2:00 - 3:30

2/27 - Ms. Bethel's Retirement BBQ Ho-Down Celebration!!! - Room 18!!

2/28 - Pancakes and Pj's

2/28 - Book Fair Preview Night and Math Night

2/28 - ES only SOM and Achievement Celebration time TBD by Ms. Frank

2/28 - FFF...continues!!!

2/29 - Saturday School

March Madnesssssssss begins!!!!

3/3 - Parent-Teacher Conference (Minimum Day @ 2:00)

3/4 - Parent-Teacher Conference (Minimum Day @ 2:00)

3/4 - Elective Teachers - Thrively Meeting

3/5 - FIBO Assembly #3

3/10 - 13 - FIBO Workshops

3/25 - Science Fair: 5:30 - 7:00pm


Child Abuse Hotline: 800-540-4000

DCFS- 310-972-3111

School Safety: 562-997-8101

EASE (Employee Assistance Service for Education): 800-882-1341

Lakewood Sherriff - 562-623-3500