Think College Now

Teacher Times & Week at a Glance Week of 5.4.15

Appreciations


  • Congratulations TCN teachers, students, and families for having one of the highest elementary reclassification rates in OUSD - 23%! This is the highest rate since we also had 23% reclassification 2012.

  • Thank you Jennie for sharing the information & family letter for the Exploratorium on Mother's Day! http://tinyurl.com/ExploreMD2015

  • Below, you'll see our school-wide results for the previous two marking periods. Some great news is that during the 5th marking period, a record number of students earned medals - 33! You'll also notice that our total reading points, and avg percent correct, is slightly lower than last year. Lets finish out 2014-15 strong!

  • Shout-out to 3-5 on our 5th marking period Accelerated Reader results! We had a record number of students earned medals ,33, and the highest total reading points, and average percent correct of the year! Thank you teachers for motivating kids and Maddie for crunching the numbers and making the special deliveries.


Actions Requested

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


New:

  • Intervention Schedule: Check Leanne's schedule for weeks of 5/4 & 5/11 and mark times in your calendar to protect intervention for students http://tinyurl.com/np3tcc6
  • TCRWP Training of Trainers: July 27 - 30, for teams of 5 from each school site (teachers, coaches, principals) who will be responsible for facilitating professional learning at their site. Email Allison if you are interested, why you are interested, and how you would envision sharing your learning with staff.
    See below for more summer info
  • OUSD Calendar: Take note of important dates for 15-16 http://tinyurl.com/OUSD15-16
  • Recruiting Experience Corps Members: If know over 50 is interested in becoming a part of the team that is actively supporting TCN and other Bay Area elementary schools, contact ECBA. Email Alexis Hawkins at ecba.today@gmail.com, see flyer: http://tinyurl.com/ECBArecruitment2015


This week:


Weekly:

  • Home School Folders: Please send home folders on Monday and send to the FRC Thursday.
  • READING MINUTES:
    Enter your students’ total minutes
    in the Reading Goal Tally Spreadsheet. This will help student council, ILT, and the team monitor our progress [Monday, 3/30].
    Tally minutes daily so student council representatives can collect them daily
    This template may help: http://tinyurl.com/DailyReadingMinutes


As Needed:

  • Add important dates to the Internal Calendar (field trips, family meetings, special events, or absences) or email Allison, Arcelia, and Michelle to add it. Please also invite Allison to the event, and email key people affected or who would benefit from an FYI such as the main office, coaches, specials/prep/intervention teachers. This communication will help ensure a strong team to best serve our students. [ASAP]
  • Need to meet with Allison? Set an appointment at http://tinyurl.com/allisonappointmentsor check her calendar http://tinyurl.com/allisoncalendar
  • Need supplies, SST, buildings & grounds, COST referral etc.? Find the form you are looking for at http://tinyurl.com/tcnfeedback
  • Field Trips:
    -BART Tickets: Schedule with Allison before the morning of the trip
    -Attendance before Field Trips: (1)Take attendance using ABI before you leave for a field trip (2) Leave a hard copy of the roster in the office
    -Medications for Field Trips: Bring a copy of your list with you on field trip, along with any medications your student has in the office.

SBAC Testing!

We are in the final 2 weeks of SBAC testing. Thank you to everyone for minimizing disruptions for testing grades and following the schedule!

For all information TCN testing go to tinyurl.com/TCNSBACresources.

Here you will find the schedule (tinyurl.com/TCNSBACschedule2015), classroom activities, etc.

Schedules: Testing will take place in the mornings until approximately 10:30am. Testing students will have extended recess until 11am.

5/4-5/8: 3rd Grade SBAC & 5th Grade Science CST

5/11-5/15: SDC & Make-Ups

Week of 5/4

Monday, May 4th
  • 3rd Grade SBAC & 5th Grade Science CST
  • Moni out
  • Teacher Appreciation [3:15-4:15pm, Gym]


Tuesday, May 5th

  • 3rd Grade SBAC & 5th Grade Science CST
  • 2nd Grade Camping at the Presidio [Smith's Class, Kyle/Leanne/Jon chaperoning]
  • Family Nutrition Class [9-10:30am]
  • COST [10-11am]
  • ILT [3:20-4:30pm]


Wednesday, May 6th

  • 3rd Grade SBAC
  • 2nd Grade Camping at the Presidio [Smith's Class, Kyle/Leanne/Jon chaperoning]
  • Allison's Family Office Hours [8:30-9am]
  • TCN PD [2:15-3:30pm; 1st Grade classroom]


Thursday, May 7th

  • 3rd Grade SBAC & 5th Grade Science CST
  • 1st Grade Field Trip (Crab Cove)
  • Family Fitness [7:30-8:15am, Gym]
  • CCEC Farmer's Market [8:15-10am, The Yard]
  • 4th/5th Grade Visitor: Holocaust Survivor [1:15-2:15pm, Gym]
  • Student Council [3-3:45pm, B107]
  • 3rd-5th Grade Migration is Beautiful Workshop [5-7pm, B203]
  • Playworks Game v. Jefferson [6:45-7:30pm, Gym]


Friday, May 8th

  • 3rd Grade SBAC & 5th Grade Science CST
  • Maddie & Emma out
  • Panther Paw Assembly - 1st Grade [8:30-8:45am, Gym]
  • TCN School Game Time [3:30-4:30pm, Yard]

Week of 5.11.15

Monday, May 11th



Tuesday, May 12th

  • 2nd Grade Camping at the Presidio [Lewis' Class, Kyle/Julia/Leanne/Jon chaperoning]
  • Fire Drill [9:30-9:40am]
  • Nutrition Class [9-10:30am, ICS Parent Center]
  • COST [10-11am]
  • ILT [3:15pm-4:30pm]
  • Playworks Game Night TCN v SEED [6:45-7:30pm, Gym]


Wednesday, May 13th

  • 2nd Grade Camping at the Presidio [Lewis' Class, Kyle, Julia, Jon chaperoning]
  • Arcelia off-site 9-11am
  • Allison Family Office Hours [8:30-9am]
  • TCN PD [2:15-3:30pm, Kinder Classroom]


Thursday, May 14th

  • Family Fitness [7:30-8:15am, Gym]
  • CCEC Farmer's Market [8:15-10am, The Yard]
  • Student Council [3-3:45pm, B108]
  • Science Fair [5:30-6:30pm]


Friday, May 15th

  • Kinder Field Trip - Chabot Space & Science Center
  • Jennie Out
  • Panther Paw Assembly - Kinder [8:30-8:45am, Gym]
  • Walk-A-Thon [1:30pm+]
  • TCN @ The A's [7:05pm]

Resources

Summer Professional Learning:

BAL201 Morning PDs: June 23 (Conferring), June 24 (Writing Workshop), June 25 (ELs in the Reading Workshop)

TCRWP (Teachers College Reading & Writing Project) Training of Trainers: July 27 - 30, for teams of 5 from each school site (teachers, coaches, principals) who will be responsible for facilitating professional learning at their site [email Allison if you are interested, why you are interested, and how you would envision sharing your learning with staff]

BAL101 Two Day PD: August 11th and 12th
F&P Benchmark Assessment System One Day Training: August 13th or 14th


Books:

Free books from OUSD! http://tinyurl.com/FreeOUSDbooks

May 6 & 27, June 3 & 10 [1-5pm]

WHERE: District Library Office (Tilden) 4551 Steele Street, Oakland

WHO ARE INVITED: OUSD Teachers, library staff and volunteers, parents, and caregivers


OUSD/OPL Summer Reading Lists Available
These lists are incorporated into TeachingBooks.net. The lists are searchable by genre, grade level, text complexity, and subject content. Here are the permanent links: http://tinyurl.com/SummerBooks2015
Please find more in-depth programming for the summer on these OPL websites:
http://www.oaklandlibrary.org/kids/summer-reading

Nutrition:

Want to organize a classroom party or food sale check out the OUSD Healthy Food Guidelines. All foods given to students must meet these guidelines: http://tinyurl.com/OUSDHealthyFoods


Bullying:

If you suspect bullying or if a student/parent reports it to you, please use these 'Bullying Resources' resources found on Drive (http://tinyurl.com/TCNBullyingResources). You will find a form for reporting and investigation.


Science:

The TCN Science Fair is coming up about a month after Spring Break. Teachers can find resources in the Teacher Collaborative Folder on Drive http://tinyurl.com/TCNscience (Science at TCN) and at http://tinyurl.com/OUSDsciencefair. Talk to Brenda if you need support of have questions.

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