Staff Weekly Bulletin

~December 15-19 Week 16~

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you...


As we close this week, I want to wish you a wonderful relaxing time with your loved ones.

Thank you for your advocacy! Thank you for holding so strong and dedicated for our students! Thank you for all the long hours that you give so unselfishly. Thank you for taking so much pride in your work...

There is so much to thank you for, but the most valuable thing for me has been working for you and with you. It may be said too often, but I wholeheartedly believe that you are one of the most passionate and talented group of individuals that I have had the privileged to work with.

I see how much you do and I don't say it enough, but you are an amazing group of individuals and it is inspires me to come to work every day.

We may not agree with everything, but never doubt that I respect you and admire you above anything. We have a difficult job nevertheless, doing this work together seems not as daunting.

Mr. Pastrana-we look forward to your safe return and that your experience brings you a wealth of knowledge to share with us. You will be missed but we know that you will come back inspired and stronger teacher.

Ms. Goodie-you are missed already, but you have an amazing team that has your back. We look forward to seeing the beautiful pictures of your new baby. Big hug!

Ms. Maria-Welcome to the Kinder team! We look forward to new memories and wonderful experiences for you & our students.

Ms. Ford-Welcome to the 1st grade team! We are excited to have you at SEED.

Data Chats

Dear Colleagues,

Jennie will schedule the data chats; please keep in mind that these two documents will be used for both reading and math. Note that we will discuss with your grade level partner the trends of performance and needs during a 45 minute conference.

Please have these two documents pre-filled prior to your data chat conference.

Thank you,

Positive & Welcoming Environment

~Social Emotional Learning~

Crew Planning

January 12th

30 minutes - Crew planning

Character Target:


Community Assembly & Crew

Assembly - Group B

Assembly Pairings:

  • Udovic & Hudson
  • Saleski & Ferrus-Garcia
  • Tapia & Souto
  • Perrone & Zucker

Crew-Group A

Crew Pairings:

  • Pastrana & Parchia
  • Marx & Gudiol
  • Goodie & Nunez
  • Superfine & Reynoso
  • Cato & Zucker

New Law: No Suspensions for Defiance in K-3

New Law: No Suspension for Defiance in K-3

Under a new law (AB 420), effective January 1, 2015, administrators may not suspend K-3 students for willful defiance. In addition, K-12 students may not be referred for expulsion for willful defiance. Please contact laura.o', Legal Office or theresa.clincy, Attendance and Discipline Support Services if you have questions.


COI Kick-Off - January 7th


  • Fostering high quality student work through writing with evidence

Learning Target:

  • I can analyze student work/articles presented & identify strategies that support High Quality Student Work.

Character Target:

  • I can collaborate with my peers to identify best practices to support high quality student work outcomes.

  1. Icebreaker- Would you rather...? 5 minutes

  2. Resource Share/Carousel Protocol with big questions- 25 minutes

  3. Mark to share out about his process - 10 minutes

  4. Closing/ Appreciations- 5 minutes

  5. Survey completion for Mid Year review - 15 minutes

COI-Professional Learning Teams for 2nd cycle

New COI Teams - January 7th through March 18th

Group 1:






Group 2:






Group 3:





Group 4:






Student Work Displays & Bulletin Boards

Dear Colleagues,

Thank you teachers for updating your bulletin boards with student work & learning targets.


Prep Time During Minimum Days

Dear Teachers,

If you have prep after 1:30 PM this week, an series of emails were sent to you to communicate the time of day that you would have your prep. Please review those emails & check in with Coach Wally. The original email was sent to you prior to Thanksgiving break & another email the week first week of December.

Arrangements should have been made with Mr. Wally if dismissing the students at the end of the day would be done by our PE teacher. This email was also sent to you.

Securing our Classrooms

As we look forward to the Winter Break, please make sure you are diligent in locking and securing your classroom.

If you have...

- classroom shades, close them

-windows, please lock them

-technology, shut it down, store it, and lock it in secured area (if it is portable)

- personal & valuables, take them with you

- a personal heater, make sure it is turned off

- any food in the staff's lounge, take it with you or throw it away

-clear your box

Have you submitted your request for translation services for SLCs?

If you are in need of translation services, please notify Nancy and let her know the time and date that you will hold your SLC.

The following staff members are available to support you with this need:

  • Beatrice
  • Marisol
  • Nancy
  • Wally

Massages for our staff!

Happy Holidays!

The SEED families have graciously organized free massages for Monday, December 15th to appreciate staff and provide relaxation during this busy time! The massages will be in the staff lounge all day and the sign up is on the door, so please make sure to sign up and go for your special holiday treat on Monday!



Expo has been moved to Wednesday, February 4th from 2:30-4:00 PM

This was decided based on the grade level recommendations.

In preparation to Expo...

Wednesday, January 28th - OFF WEEK (4th)

  • No need to submit grade level collaboration - this time can be used for Expo Prep

Please submit to Beatrice by no later than January 30th the following information in preparation of the Expo program:

  • the name of your expedition (in English & Spanish)
  • brief description
  • Two student representatives that will share with the families brief description (TK & K?)
  • communicate to us if your grade level will have a performance
  • let us know the location of your expo presentation (for those grade levels that will team up)

Please reach out to Ms. Hom if you would like her to accompany your students with the piano.

COI week 4 will resume on Wednesday, February 11th

SEED Holiday Party!

Friday, Dec. 19th, 5pm

2901 Florida St

Oakland, CA

This is a family friendly get together. Partners and children are welcome. There will be a sign up sheet in office for food. Please bring a main dish, side dish, dessert or beverages to share. My address is below. It's the last house on the left. Hope everyone can make it.

Thank you,


RSVPs are enabled for this event.


Monday, December 15th

8:30-9:00 AM

Community Assembly & Crew

1:30-2:45 PM
Minimum Days - Student-led Conferences

3:30-4:30 PM

Beatrice at IFAS training

Tuesday, December 16th

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Superintendent Wilson @ SEED

Superintendent's Agenda

9:00 AM - Arrival, welcome, & meet Office Staff

9:10 AM - Principal

9:20 AM - 9:45 AM - Teachers & Classroom Observations

9:45 AM - 10:10 AM - Talk to students (recess & classrooms)

10:10-10:20 AM - Custodians

10:20 AM - 10:30 AM - Nutrition Services Staff

10:30 AM - 10:40 AM - Principal & Parent Representatives

1:30-2:45 PM
Minimum Days - Student-led Conferences

4:00-5:00 PM

4th grade parent meeting

Location: P5

Wednesday, December 17th

1:30-2:45 PM
Minimum Days - Student-led Conferences

Thursday, December 18th

8:00-4:00 PM

Beatrice @ Principal Meeting

Admin Designee: Jennie Tunney

1:30-2:45 PM
Minimum Days - Student-led Conferences

4:30-6:30 PM

ASP Holiday Bazaar

Friday, December 19th

9:30 AM

Earthquake/Fire Drill

1:30-2:45 PM
Minimum Days - Student-led Conferences

5:00 PM

Staff Holiday Party