Bear Notes-Week 6
Serving kids. Growing scholars.
a note from the principal...
Service. What does it mean to be in service to other? To have a heart for service? During the recent visit from Pope Francis throughout the week we could hear a consistent theme running through all is messages...service. He even concluded his final message in Philadelphia by saying "little gestures" that go a long way. "They get lost amid all the other things we do, yet they do make each day different," Francis said. "They are the quiet things done by mothers and grandmothers, by fathers and grandfathers, by children and siblings." Like a warm supper, a blessing before bed, a hug after a long day. These things, Francis said, are signs of tenderness, affection and compassion." I like how he put it, the "quiet things", not the things we do seeking to gain attention, but the "quiet things" the things we do for others that can seemingly go unnoticed. It's the little things that mean the most. With a message like that I can see why he is dubbed the "People's Pope". So what does this means for us? How is it connected to our work? Simple. Have a great week Serving kids!
P.S. Above is a pic of the Pope's plane. My husband had the opportunity to "service" it while it was at DFW!
Team help me in welcoming the newest bear cubs!
TEI - Focus 2.3 Clearly Presents Instructional Content
Consistently presents the content and purpose:
Correctly in a logical, coherent fashion
To support the learning of the posted objective(s)
Uses multiple strategies and academic language to emphasize key concepts with little to no irrelevant information.
Most students demonstrate that they understand the content at an appropriate level of rigor.
Instructions and procedures for participating in activities are clear to most students.
Team below is a list of teachers who are authorized to conduct "peer" spot observations. As discussed in the goal-setting meetings each teacher will receive two peer spot observations. In the next week you will receive a form you can use to document the observations.
Ms. Campos - 5th Grade Science
Ms. Cruz - 4th Grade Writing/Science
Ms. Font - 3rd Grade Reading (Bilingual)
Ms. Garrett - 2nd Grade
Ms. Giles - 5th Grade Reading
Ms. Gonzalez - PK
Ms. Griffin - 2nd Grade
Mr. Martinez - 5th Grade Math
Ms. Mccraney - 3rd Grade Math
Ms. Montes - 4th Grade Math
Ms. Shields - 3rd Grade Reading
Picture of the Week!
Below is a pic of some visual representations of the states of matter using cereal. Yum. Yum.
Nice work Ms. Walton.
Day of Planning - 2nd Six-Weeks - Don't forget to put in for a sub!
Teachers in grades 1-5 in preparation for your day of planning please put in for a sub for your respective date:
Grade 1 - Monday, Sept. 28th
Grade 2 - Tuesday, Sept. 29th
Grade 3 - Wednesday, Sept. 30th
Grade 4 - Thursday, Oct. 1st
Grade 5 - Friday, Oct. 2nd
Items to bring to the planning day: all graded test, data analysis worksheet, materials to create the 2nd 6-weeks Interim Assessment, materials to write 2nd 6-Weeks Instructional calendar, materials to write unit plans for the 6-weeks and lesson plans for the next week,
September 28th - October 2nd - Book Fair
September 28th - October 2nd - 2nd 6-weeks Planning (Conference Room)
Monday, September 28th - DTR Invitation sent out (revised date)
Monday, September 28th - SLO Due
Tuesday, September 29th - TAG Testing Gr. 5 8:45
Thursday, October 1st - TAG Testing Gr. 4 8:45; Grs. 2 & 3 1:00
Thursday, October 1st - SLO scoring deadline
Friday, October 2nd - End of the 1st 6-Weeks
Friday, October 2nd - Jeans Friday - $2.00
Friday, October 2nd - Positive Proof - ID Cards for scholars
Friday, October 2nd - TAG Testing Gr. 1 8:45
Friday, October 2nd - JRFH Assembly K-2 12:30; 3-5 1:30
Monday, October 5th - Beginning of the 2nd 6-Weeks
Thursday, October 8th - Blackout day
Friday, October 9th - Holiday (Fair Day)
Monday, October 12th - Blackout day
Monday, October 12th - PD - Grade Level Meetings
Thursday, October 15th - Parent Conferences 4:00 - 8:00
Thursday, October 15th - Fire Drill
Jacquelyn Burden - Principal
Quote of the Week - "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."