Monday Memo

Week of February 1, 2016


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School Announcements & Updates

February Parent Conferences

TBD- this will be communicated when determined.

We will continue where we left off for PD prior to inclement weather. The 3rd WWWW Sesssion will be held on Tuesday. We will follow with the 4th WWWW-UPS Day Session. With the rescheduling of Conference days and snow make up days, we have additional days available for possible PD. Faculty Council will be meeting to discuss.

Mid Year Meetings

It is hard to believe that we are already at the mid point in the year. Please prepare for mid-year meetings this week.

Please be prepared with all documents related to the following items:

  • SLO Tracking Forms/Documents (Submit on Schoology by Friday, February 5th)
  • Differentiated Supervision- Mid Year Forms (Submit on iobservation) deadline extended to February 5th (originally February 1st deadline)
  • Any data to demonstrate student growth/progress

Meetings will begin week of February 8th. A sign-up sheet/schedule will be sent later this week.


A service call has been put in to repair the laminator. Please do not use. Ms. Irizarry will send out an email when it is back in service.

Access Testing Updates-any sessions impacted by inclement weather will be rescheduled by ESL Team

See email sent regarding schedule on 1/31/16.

CDT Snow Make-Ups

See email sent 1/31/16.

Black History Month-February

The office has 320 Black History Pencils and 14 bookmarks if any teachers would like to utilize them for Black History Month in February. Please email Ms. Irizarry if you are interested, along with the number requested.

Supply orders are being filled for the mid-year order. We are waiting on just a few items to arrive. Please contact the office if you have any questions.

Morning Meeting Focus: Behavior Expectations Matrix - RESPONSIBLE, RESPECTFUL, SAFE

Please plan on a similar focus as when we returned from Winter Break as students have been out of school for 9 days. It is also important to reinforce with many dojo points and as always keep in mind there should be at minimum a 4:1 ratio- positive to negative.

District Updates & Announcements

Report Card & Grade Files INFO

Please see Ms. Irizarry with any questions.

The 2016 Pennsylvania Statistics Poster Competition

The Saint Francis University Science Outreach Center will again be hosting the PA Statistics Poster Competition for 2016. The state-wide competition is open to students in grades K-12 to submit a statistics poster, which is a display containing graphs that summarize data, provide different points of view, and answer any questions about the data.

About the 2016 Competition

  • Open to all K-12 students in Pennsylvania.
  • Four grade level categories: K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12.
  • Submission deadline is February 29th.
  • Cash prizes and certificates are awarded for first, second, third, and fourth place in each category.
  • Certificates awarded for honorable mentions in each category.
  • Winning posters from Pennsylvania Competition are submitted to the National Statistics Poster Competition.

Who Can Participate?

Teachers from across Pennsylvania are encouraged to incorporate the Statistics Poster Competition into their classrooms. Collaborative efforts between subjects can be an exciting way to show how mathematics relates to other subjects such as health, geography, history, science, etc.

Teachers who incorporate the PA Statistics Poster Competition into their classrooms register and submit the posters on behalf of their students. A student working independently can submit a poster via a parent or mentor.

Registration Information

Registration deadline for 2016 competition is February 29th. Online Registrations must be received and posters must be postmarked by midnight Monday, February 29th.

CASE Data Re-Collection is Around the Corner February 1st through February 29th

Our district will once again be partnering with BrightBytes, an educational research and analytics organization, to learn more about our schools’ technology use for student learning. To better show our growth over the past year, and showcase the impact of our initiatives, we have made a commitment to re-collect. Our goal is to gather metrics on technology access and skills, and on our district’s technology environment, in order to understand the connection between technology use and student achievement. Re-collection also allows us to prioritize different initiatives based on the changes in our profile.

We will be asking students and teachers to participate in the project and to provide input via a short questionnaire. Your participation is important to us and will make the difference between having a complete versus a limited understanding of our district’s technology use. Over the next few weeks, you will receive more information.


See someone going above and or leave a note for Mrs. Mercado so we can celebrate and acknowledge each other through the staff spotlight section of the Monday Memo!

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Mrs. Crawford volunteered, on her own time, to come in and hand out meals to our families on the snow days.
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MONDAY 2/1/16

TUESDAY 2/2/16

  • 7:45-8:15 a.m. WWWW (continuation from January)



FRIDAY 2/5/16

  • Faculty Council Meeting-3:15 p.m.
  • National Wear Red Day, Friday, Feb. 5- (Wear RED Apparel & Jeans Day- Prof $5, Para Prof $3)- Proceeds will go to our own PTO to support the Wickersham Wellness Run!




2/16-2/19 MOBILE AG LAB

2/17-LDC - K5 & 3rd Rescheduled



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February Birthdays

2/9 - Maria Bertoncini

2/19-Carol Nixdorf

1/25/16 Wiz Quiz Winner

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Wick Wiz Quiz-2/1/16 Super Bowl Week!

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