The Weekly Rocket

Week of November 17 - November 21

This Weeks Updates

Our weekly electronic newsletter supports the communication and learning community at PS 107. We welcome any ideas or information to enhance our weekly newsletter.


Important Weekly Highlights:

  • ALL Classroom Teachers, please make sure that September, October, November Monthly Communication letters are uploaded on your Grade Level Web Page. If you need help uploading it please see Ms. Rende, Ms. Mercado or Ms. Najera.
  • 1st and 2nd Grade teachers, please make sure to check the website calendar and have all trip slips and chaperones for your Monthly Library Visit to Soundview Library
  • Every Friday: Quizzes for Reading, Math, Science/Social Studies, Spelling should be given. Please see memo in your box for details on Weekly Quizzes.
  • Please continue to greet our learners with kindness, organized, colorful, learning environments and with honest preparation for becoming literate, mathematicians, scientists, historians, critical thinkers, willing and able to solve world problems, in other words PLAN, meaningful, productive interactive, and engaging lessons.
  • The Rocket Store is open. Your time will be the same every week. Grades 2-5 please make sure students bring their Rocket Bucks at lunch if that is their scheduled time.


SHOUT OUT!

  • Ms. Rende for making herself available if any help was needed on picture day and helping organize the Turkey Trot with Ms. Suazo-Moore. Thank you Ms. Rende!
  • Ms. Jones and Ms. Spencer for organizing a smooth Picture Day!
  • 5th Grade Teachers (Mr. Bradford, Ms. Parry, Ms. Stevens, and Ms. Thompson), Ms. Dearman, Mr. Morales, Mr. Matthew, and Ms. Almavodar for coming to speak with 5th Grade parents on Saturday 11/15/14.
  • To Mary DJane's Mom...she has been providing our Monday Soccer Dreamers with water while they practice at Soundview Park


2014-2015 Instructional Focus

  • This years instructional focuses are: 1. Guided instruction 2. Analyzing data to inform instruction 3. Co-presenting professional development


Monday 11/17 --Guided Reading @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am (Push-in teachers please be in your push in class by 9:00 a.m.)

  • Staff PD 2:20- 3:40--- Cycle 1 of PD. Please report to the same location as last PD.
  • DREAMERS After School Program for Grades 3-5 2:20pm - 5:30pm
  • READ After School Program Grades K-1 2:20 - 5:15
  • Harmony After School Program Grade 2 2:20 - 5:15


Tuesday 11/18--Guided Reading @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am (Push-in teachers please be in your push in class by 9:00 a.m.)

  • Parent involvement: Grade 5 "Tutorials for Parents" in Room 211
  • DREAMERS After School Program for Grades 3-5 2:20pm - 5:30pm
  • READ After School Program Grades K-1 2:20 - 5:15
  • Harmony After School Program Grade 2 2:20 - 5:15


Wednesday 11/19 --Guided Reading @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am (Push-in teachers please be in your push in class by 9:00 a.m.)

  • Safety Meeting @ 1pm in Room 211
  • DREAMERS After School Program for Grades 3-5 2:20pm - 5:30pm
  • READ After School Program Grades K-1 2:20 - 5:15
  • Harmony After School Program Grade 2 2:20 - 5:15


Thursday 11/20--Guided Reading @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am (Push-in teachers please be in your push in class by 9:00 a.m.)

  • CookShop Workshop 4pm - 8pm @ Downtown (Ms. Sahawneh, Ms. Carrington, Ms. Evans, Ms. Perez, Ms. Campbell, Ms. Nitzberg)
  • Please submit your "Star of the Week" by the close of business in the Star of the Week Box (Yellow Label) next to Ms. Najera's Box.
  • PD Committee Meeting (Ms. C. Rivera, Ms. Evans, Ms. Jones, Ms. Mercado, Ms. Otto, Ms. Hamm, Ms. Najera, Ms. Hunter) @ 9:00 a.m. in Room 211


Friday 11/21--- Learning Binders @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am (Push-in teachers to assist and support small group)

  • Radio City Field Trip 11am - 2pm (Selected Students in 5th Grade)
  • 1st Grade Reading Celebration @ 9:00 a.m. in the cafeteria.
  • Friday Quiz Day--- Reference Quiz Memo
  • Learning Binders @ 9:00-9:50 am. Please adhere to the protocol and purpose for learning binders. Push in teachers are there to support the process, please plan for their assistance. Please make sure to use students data during the conversations
  • DREAMERS After School Program for Grades 3-5 2:20pm - 5:30pm
  • READ After School Program Grades K-1 2:20 - 5:15
  • Harmony After School Program Grade 2 2:20 - 5:15


Announcements:

  • Informal observations will continue this week. Please make sure you are referencing the Danielson Frameworks 8 focus standards.
  • ALL Grades must submit their Weekly HW Calendar to both administrators before Monday for approval. Please make sure to include announcements for example Thanksgiving Activities.
  • To all teachers, please make sure daily homework is checked. Ms. Hamm and Ms. Diaz have received several concerns across the grades, from parents that HW is not being checked. Please make sure to mark all homework assignments after they are checked.


Reminders:

  • Routines should be put into practice and refined to reduce loss of transition times (Classroom transitions to and from the classroom/ Core Curriculum in the classroom/When I'm done activities-next steps).
  • All bulletin boards with students work must have the following: A task, a rubric, and a teacher/student comment sheet that include a positive and next steps comment based on the rubric and task for the student. Student goal should also reflect the feedback the teacher has provided.
  • Please continue to check the ECHALK Groups for updates on documents and information. Making it part of your practice will keep you up to speed with the current events and information in our school community.
  • A picture is worth a thousand words! THANK YOU for those who are including PHOTOS of students doing work and engaged in classroom activities on your bulletin boards. You may secure a school camera for use from Tim (M/W/F).
  • ALL Grade Scope and Sequence, Writing Units, and Social Studies units have been shared through e-chalk group "Classroom Resources" Group.
  • Please make sure you are planning for all core subjects (reading, writing, math, science and social studies). If your grade divides the planning of lessons, please make sure all members of your grade get a copy of the lessons in case of emergencies by Monday morning.
  • Please make sure your lesson plans are visible in the front of the room placed above the students portfolios and reflect the current date each day. This includes traveling push in teachers. Service providers please have your lessons available for visitors.
  • All staff in your class should be included in the lesson plans (co-teachers, push in staff, Rocket Specialists, etc).
  • Paraprofessionals, please continue to maintain logs (like last year). If you need more logs or information, see Ms. Mercado.

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    Upcoming Events:

    11/21--- Radio City Field Trip for selected 5th grade students

    11/21--- 5th Grade Science Field Trip with Ms. Spencer and selected students/teachers

    11/21--- Family Movie Night

    11/21--- School Visit for Principal Annual Space Survey 2014-15 @ 1pm

    11/22--- Saturday Academy 8am -12pm

    11/24--- 5th Grade Science Field Trip with Ms. Spencer and selected students/teachers

    11/25--- PS 107x's First Annual Turkey Trot

    11/26--- Grade Level Harvest Activities and Harvest Assembly @ 9am

    11/27-28--- Thanksgiving Break

    Go R.O.C.K.E.T.S! Check out our website: www.ps107x.org