Ms. Mac's Memos

Week of April 15th

Mission & Vision

Park Street Mission:

We Learn. We Grow. We Thrive.



Park Street Vision:

Our vision is to provide a collaborative foundation for successful learning and living through:


P- Positive Experiences

S- Supporting all students

E- Engaging with the community and creating

S- Students of excellence

Week at a Glance

Tuesday:

  • SILT


Wednesday:

  • Milestones testing begins
  • No PLCs

Upcoming Events

May 4th- Park Street 75th Anniversary Gala

Quality Instruction

We have been doing quick pop-ins to see what is occurring with instruction in the building. We will continue to do pop-ins for the remainder of the year. Please keep in mind, instruction should continue as normal for the remainder of the year. We are still looking to see:


  • Purposeful mini-lessons
  • Small group instruction (based on a strategy, skill, or deficit the students need to master)
  • Independent reading, writing, math, and practice
  • Manipulatives being utilized during math instruction
  • iReady workbooks during small group time or certain iReady lessons during independent time (tailored to students' needs)
  • Conferring/ One-on-one support



If you have been doing the items below, please discontinue you them:

  • Worksheets
  • Whole group practice for more than 10 minutes
  • Mini-lessons for more than 10 minutes
  • All students reading the same articles and responding to questions
  • non-standards based activities

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Teachers' Corner

Submit a story, success, aha! moment, funny, photo, announcement, etc. that you would like us all to know about. Email it to me and I will put it in the newsletter.

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During Testing...

Please remind students to remain quiet during testing.


3rd-5th grade teachers- On the days the students actually take the test, you are permitted to let them play fun games and watch movies. We know that testing takes a lot out of our kiddos and we want their brains to have a break.


On the days you are NOT testing, you need to continue with instruction as normal.

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Coaches' Corner

Strategies for Differentiation: Tiered Activity

This is a great visual example of how to design tiered activities. It can easily be adjusted to your needs.

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Summer School...

Summer School information packets were placed in mailboxes. Please help us by reminding students to give the information to their parents, and/or sending communication to your students' parents.

Student Placement/Data Card reminders...

Just a reminder, please turn in your student placement cards by Friday! Please put cards in my mail box.

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Staff Shout Outs...

1. Mrs. Morton and Mrs. Langdon

Thank you both for taking 5 minutes of your time to help keep our garden healthy by watering the plants! Ms. Richard and I show our gratitude! True teamwork!

2. Lisa Cabrera

Thank you so much for taking care of our kiddos when I got ill. I can ALWAYS count on you for absolutely anything! You're the best!

3. Ms. Tichenor, Mr. Johnson, Ms. Welch, Ms. Worley, Ms. Bagwell, & office staff

Thank you for staying late and supporting our kiddos on Wednesday during the chaotic afternoon dismissal. #ItTakesAVillage

4. Entire Kindergarten Team (Teachers, paraprofessionals, & parents)

Our kiddos LOVED their trip to the zoo. The smiles, the stories, and excitement was thrilling to see and hear. Thank you for loving on our kiddos unconditionally.

5. Ms. Grogan

Staying behind with our kiddos did not stop you from laughing, singing, dancing, teaching, learning, and loving on our students. You love and give of yourself unconditionally. Thank you!

6. Ms. Cox & Ms. Wilson

We see how hard you have worked and committed to our Performing Panthers. Before the curtain goes up, THANK YOU!

7. Ivonne, Rebecka, & Raquel

For what we see and what we don't see. All that you do for our teachers, parents, and students. THANK YOU!

8. Ms. Wilson & Ms. Cox

Great job with the show! Our Performing Panthers did a great job under your leadership.

9. Soto & Bagwell

Thank you for all of your hard work on Milestones preparations!