Eagle's Eye View

Growing Juntos

Week at a Glance 1-18-16 to 1-22-16

ZIS Vision: One Child, Two Languages - Unlimited Possibilities


ZIS Mission: We will provide and assist each student with a well-rounded and differentiated education that is centered around the immersion of the Spanish language and cultures to prepare them for a global society.


Instructional Focus: The SIOP Model in ALL classrooms. Please, por favor, PLEASE review, use, and reflect upon the components of SIOP and continue conversations within your grade level meetings during your common planning times. I believe in the use of this model and want to implement it with fidelity as we grow our eagles into bilingual and biliterate citizens.


Lunes - LOD is Spanish

• NO SCHOOL - MLK Jr. Day

• Please, promote our LOD. Gracias

Martes - LOD is English

• Teach like your hair is on fire!

• Zumba 4:45-5:45

• Please, promote our LOD. Thank you.

Miércoles - LOD is Spanish

• Leadership Meeting at 3:40 in my office.

• Zumba from 4:45-5:45

• Please, promote our LOD. Gracias.

Jueves - LOD is English

• CPAs today in your classrooms (Just pick one and I'll find ya. ;-)

Agenda for CPA: Review your questions, concerns, and comments from the big post-its and follow-up on our 1/15/16 PD Day with our Exit Ticket that we never finished.

• Zumba from 4:45-5:45

• Please, promote our LOD. Thank you.

Viernes - LOD is Spanish

• Ronald Radford Flamenco Guitar Assembly - 8:15 (I am so excited to see him!)

• Please, promote our LOD. Gracias.

• TNTP Visit today - My virtual administrator coach from TNTP will be visiting our school today from Chicago. TNTP might bring many people, or it might just be her. Regardless, you all are stars and I'm excited to be able to show off your excellence. :-)


Online grade book

An updated and accurate grade book is an invaluable tool for all educators. It is expected that grade books will be updated on a weekly basis. Please perform a grade book report on PowerSchool each Friday to ensure grades are not lost when report cards go out. TPS policy requires a minimum of:


· 2 grades per week for Reading

· 2 grades per week for Math

· 1 grade per week for Social Studies · 1 grade per week for Science.

· 4 grades per quarter for Specials subjects

· Grades from library projects will be infused into the grade book of the subject it is covering as needed.


Have a GREAT WEEK! You are the best of the best, and I am blessed to be with such great professionals like YOU! This is the best school in the nation!

Teacher of the Week

El Orgullo de Zarrow

Drum roll please.....................................................................................................This week's Teacher of the Week is Srta. Johnston!!!!!!! You get the Principal's parking spot for the week :-)!!!! WAIT...YOU GET YOUR OWN PARKING SPACE FOR THE WEEK!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!



As you all already know, Srta. Johnston has a heart the size of a giant. Her passion for children is not only seen in her classroom, but also in her eyes when she takes care of her three amazing kiddos. She is always using this passion to make sure that she is doing the best she can as a teacher and a mentor to her students and fellow teachers at Zarrow. She is focused on academic excellence and uses a high level of rigor in her lesson planning. It has been fun to see her involve more technology in her lessons, have some pretty amazing centers, and share this great information with the rest of our staff on our last PD day. Often times I do not know how I can do all I need to do with so few hours in the day, yet Srta. Johnston is always on the go and maintains the excellence of this noble profession.


Srta. Johnston, I hope you know how much the people of Zarrow care for you. I almost felt as if I knew you before I ever met you. Jania spoke so highly of you, teachers told me that you were such a great teacher, parents always talked about Srta. Johnston, and then I met you. It is such a joy to work with someone who has that same burning passion for kids, and an overwhelming commitment to their success in education and life. Everyone at ZIS comes to school ready to do all they can for the day ahead, and you are a burst of energy that helps pick up the pace even more. Like I said before, your heart is so big and I see you offering to help others, including myself. You, like many others, make this school all it is by you just being you. Gracias por no solamente ser maravilloso, sino compartir la cosa más maravillosa de su ser - el corazón. Felicitaciones por ser la maestra de la semana, y la maestra de ZIS de 2015-2016.

Zarrow International Elementary School

One Child, Two Languages - Unlimited Possibilities