Sunday Scoop

11/9/14

Calendar

11/10 Extended Site Visit from District Staff

11/10 Reader's Workshop & Schedules Walk Through

11/10 Staff Meeting: Safety!

11/11 No School Veterans' Day

11/12, 4-6pm, Interim Housing Team Meeting (Wong, Morgan, Ratto)

11/14, Family Science Night

11/17, Faculty Council

11/19 Construction Team Meeting (Ratto, Miller, Ross)

Monday Quick Reminders

Monday Network Extended Visit!

On Monday, 11/10 Network Leaders from the Central Office will be on site from 8am to 11:30am visiting classrooms, meeting with ILT members and students. At the end of their visit they will be providing us with strengths, feedback and next steps. I will share the outcomes with staff.

Schedules and Reader's Workshop Schedules Walk Through

Per our agreement at our Professional Development, Linda and I will be looking for:

- Daily Schedules Posted visibly in your room for children to see

- Reader's Workshop Structures


Next Up:

Teaching Points- These will be the next "look fors"....

Teaching & Learning

Book Club Update From Ms. Stokes (parent!)

As you may know, Kathie Stokes, parent of a 4th grader, has started a Book Club that meets in the library. If you have a student who may be interested, please contact Kathie!



Here's a little update from Ms. Stokes on the Book Club happenings-


Hello-
I wanted to let you know that the book club has been going well. I have had a very animated discussion with the third graders last week about My Father's Dragon. This week was a fun one about "The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankenweiler" with the 4th graders. We got to talk about Michaelangelo and the Met in New York. This coming week the 5th graders we will be discussing "The Westing Game".

I have put out in the hallway by the library door book recommendation forms for all grade levels. I will be adding one more in the k-2nd grade folder that is a little more advanced. I thought I would publish some of the book recommendations in the newsletter if that is o.k. with you. I will also be posting them up on the bulletin board upstairs too.

Lastly, I am having the kids design their own bookmarks that we started just this week. I will be copying those off and having them ready probably next week. I am hoping to keep both of these two thing going all year long.

Just keeping you up to date on what we are doing.

Thanks,

Kathie Stokes (4th Grade Parent)

Math Assessment for End of Unit

End of Unit Assessment window 10/20-11/21

Wednesday, 12/3 we will score together as a staff at our Weds. PD in order to calibrate.

DIBELS

DIBELS for K/1 needs to be scanned by 11/21.

Reader's Workshop Walk Through, 11/10

Linda & Chelsea will walk through ELA time on 11/10 to check for ELA structures. Linda put info. in your boxes...

SSTs

SSTs are filling up for our first SST date: 11/14.


Please fill out paperwork and turn in ASAP.


Packets are in the office in the Wall of Forms

Operations & Logistics

Yard Clean Up

Reminder: When you are on yard duty, please ask students to pick up a piece of trash on their way to line. This helps make our yard cleaner and Mr. Fudge's job easier...

Work orders, Tech Needs, etc.

If you have operational, supplies, or facility requests, please route them through Ms. Lisa and Ms. Yolanda.

Social Emotional Learning & Wellness

Bike to School Data, 11/18

On 11/18, Ms. Kaye will come by your room to collect data on Bike to School Day from students. This is given to the county Bike to School coordinator which helps to provide support and funding for county wide Bike to School programming.

Our Family Coalition Event- You are Invited!

Our Family Coalition is pleased to invite you to participate in:


Everyone’s School: 9th Annual Town Hall on Creating LGBTQ Inclusive Classrooms


Join us for an evening of dinner and conversation, designed for parents, teachers, counselors and administrators to engage in conversations about creating, maintaining, and strengthening welcoming and safe schools for all children. It offers a great opportunity to strategize and move forward in making your schools LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) inclusive.


We will also be joined by Sarah and Ian Hoffman, authors of the children’s book, Jacob’s New Dress. They will be talking about how to create inclusive books and what that means for the classroom.


The event will take place at Glenview Elementary (4215 La Cresta Ave, Oakland, CA 94602) on Thursday, November 20th from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.


  • There is NO COST to attend the event.

  • Dinner and children’s activities will be provided.

We would love to have you and members of your school and district community participate! Meet children's authors, hear success stories from parents and create action plans to make your school more welcoming for LGBTQ families.


Please distribute and post copies of the enclosed flyer throughout your school community. Advance registration is preferred. Please RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/EB-LGBTQ-Townhall to let us know how many people from your site plan to attend (see our website at www.ourfamily.org for more details).

If you have any questions or would want further information, please contact us at rick@ourfamily.org or (415) 981.1960.

Our Family Coalition looks forward to your school’s participation in what promises to be an informative and valuable community event.

Sincerely,

The Education Team at Our Family Coalition


Restorative Justice Training

The next Restorative Justice training will be on 12/5. If you have not attended and wish to attend, let Chelsea know by 11/15.

Student Groups starting this Week

Weds 5th Grade Boys Group, 8:30 with Jon Gilgoff

Thursday- 2nd and 3rd grade boys group with Ms. Brittney and Ms. Ashley


Coming Soon: Heroes Boys & Girls Group Starting!

Safety First

Emergency Binder

Do you have your emergency binder up to date?

At our staff meeting today we will be discussing safety issues and concerns and aligning our practices.


Please bring it to your staff meeting!

Technology Tidbits

OUSD Email Accounts

Please continue to check your account weekly. We will be sharing various documents through the google drive that you will find helpful.