San Miguel Bulletin

May 9th-May 13th ****Please Read Carefully****

Lesson Planning and Lesson Designing

What is the difference?

How do the "what" (content) and the "how" (lesson activities) go hand in hand?

The learning experience (movement, manipulations, visuals, auditory components, collaboration, technologies, etc) are what make the content engaging and relative to students. All of those design experiences (how) must be planned with the content (what) so that it all flows and makes sense for the learners. The article below is a great kick start to that reflection process. I encourage you to read it and reflect on your planning and designing.

Weekly Schedule - Happy San Miguel Classified Appreciation Week!

Happy Classified Week!

5/9 Monday

Kinder Registration Continues- 2016-2017 School Year

3-5th Informational Writing Begins

7:30 SST

8:00 Reentry Meeting

8:15-9:00 Parent Meeting-Parent Visitation

9:00-11:00 Classroom Visitations

1:00-2:00 Photo Voice Meeting with Nutrition Serviced

2:20 After School Intervention

2:00 Parent Meeting 6th Grader

3:30 Behavior Meeting

Recess Schedule: New for CAASPP Testing

9:30-9:50 am Kinder on Preschool /Kinder playground

9:55-10:10 am 1st grade on Preschool/Kinder playground

10:00 am-10:15 am 2nd-4th Big Playground

10:20 am -10:35 am 5th-6th Big Playground

COTA: Rescheduled For Friday due to Alison's Flu

8:30 Sether CoTA

10:00 Kuhen CoTA

11:40 Alianelli CoTA

5/10 Tuesday

5th Grade CAASPP ELA Day 2

8:15 am Home Visit

10:00 Parent Meeting

Ballet (8:30-10:30) Cafeteria

12:00 FIT Seminar

1:00-2:00 Classroom Visits

2:05 Teacher Meeting

2:20/2:50 SST

2:20 Glee Club

4:00 GITC- Art Studio

5:30 Board Meeting

5/11 Wednesday-

5th Grade CAASPP Math Day 1

7:30 SST SO

8:00-9:00 Classroom Visits

8:30 3rd Grade Field Trip to Stelzer Park

9:00-11:00 TOSA Meeting with Kim Sowvlen

Collaboration Schedule- See Link

9:30 CoTA Pike

11:40 CoTA Giles

1:00 CoTA Sedano

Lunch Provided by ELAC Moms for all staff -In Staff Lounge

2:30 Staff Meeting- Room 13

Instructional Focus: Do students know what they need to learn? How do you know when they've learned it? How is learning visible in your classroom?

Other Topics:

Pinks and Blues

Blue Inspect- Print and Distribute


Technology Plan for 16-17 School Year

5/11 Thursday

5th Grade CAASPP Math Day 2

9:00 Behavioral Meeting

10:00-11:00 Classroom Walkthroughs

10:30-1:00 Certificated and Classified Appreciation Lunch

Taco Cart- sponsored by Heidi

11:20 CoTA- Gallardo

12:30 CoTA-Crews

1:00 -3:00 pm Summer Off Campus- Meeting

2:15 504 Meeting CP (1st Grader)

2:20 After School Intervention

5/13 Friday LAST DAY to PURCHASE! All orders before the end of the school year must be completed!

8:00-9:00 Classroom Walkthroughs

9:00-2:00 Heidi Off Campus- @DO Meeting

9:15 CoTA Meetings- Art Room and COTA Makeup Meetings

2:20 GLEE Club

2:20 LH BSP Follow Up

2:45 DR SPED Meeting Follow Up

BEST Behavior Expectations- Review Topic of the Week: Substitute Behavior

Substitute Behavior- Set Expectations and Review

** Please include information on your behaviorally sensitive students, those who need additional support and those who have had trouble in the past. If the sub calls for help or requests the student be "removed" to take a break in another classroom, please state clearly that this is the LAST resort, and the following options must be tried first.

1. Positive Praise

2. Clear expectations of task and behaviors

3. Buddy class -5 minute max with work

4. Call for office, 5619, and someone will be in class to help them get back on track.

Our goal is to keep them IN class and not to remove them.

Suggested Teaching Strategies/Activities
· Role Playing
· Think-Pair-Share
· Sentence Frames
· T Chart: Appropriate/Not Appropriate
· Looks Like/Sounds Like Chart
· Group/Individual Posters showing acceptable behaviors
· Process Charts for Different Areas

2015-2016 Complete Calendar:

**Restorative Topics- Restorative Practices Goal: 2 Community Circles a Week!

Community Circles Topics and Ideas

  • Fog makes me feel…
  • Today I feel…
  • When I think of blue, I think of…
  • When I think of red, I think of…
  • When I think of green, I think of…
  • I feel scared when
  • I feel excited when…

  • I feel stressed when…

***Assessments and Pacing Guide, Instructional Expectations***

Instructional Expectations:

  • LAN School open on Teacher Desk Top, 3rd-6th grade, each day, whenever a student is on the computer. Students need to know that their computer usage and time on task is being monitored at all times.
  • Second Step Lessons, weekly lessons taught and follow through with daily behavior, see Second Step program, scope and sequence. If assistance is needed, please see Edna Murillo, ASAP.
  • Community Circles at least 2 weekly, topics provided in weekly bulletin.
  • Reviewing BEST Behavior Expectations as presented in the bulletin, review expectations with students, using lesson activity ideas as presented in bulletin and yearly scope and sequence.

Writing 3rd-5th-Scores need to be put into Illuminate by Friday

CAASPP SM Site Schedule

Blue Inspect for K-2 ONLY

May 23rd- June 1st

SM Music Listening

Music Listening Week 30 - V drive.

Arts Attack

To try it out go to the link, below, choose ACCOUNT from the TOP DROP DOWN Menu and select LOGIN.

Login = sanmiguel050

Password = create4013

May/June Calendars


  • Intervention
  • SSC
  • 3rd-5th Informational Writing Begins


  • Stelzer Park Ranger Visit 3rd Grade
  • GLEE Choir
  • SSTs SM, JM
  • GITC
  • LGSD Board Meeting
  • COTA
  • Collaboration Day
  • 3rd Grade Stelzer Park Field Trip
  • Staff Meeting
  • COTA
  • 504 CP
  • Intervention
  • LAST DAY to PURCHASE in 15-16 School Year
  • Heidi Off Campus ALL DAY @DO 9-2:00pm
  • SST 11:00 am
  • BSP 2:20 pm
  • Glee Club
  • Above and Beyond Due
  • IEP ET
  • 6th Grade CAASPP
  • Intervention
  • SST ER


  • PAC
  • Ballet
  • 1/2 day IEP
  • 4th Grade WaterShed Visits
  • Glee Choir
  • 3:30 District Safety Committee Meeting
  • 5:00-7:00 Employee Recognition Meeting
  • Collaboration
  • COTA
  • Staff Meeting- Wrap Up CoTA Meeting -Presentation of Projects in Art Studio
  • PTA Council Meeting 6:00 pm @DO


  • FF Phone Conference
  • Intervention
  • Instructional Leadership @DO


  • May Revise- Heidi Off Campus in Ontario, CA
  • Power Play -UCSD @7:30-8:00 am
  • 4th grade Field Trip to WaterShed
  • COTA Meetings
  • Mr. Roland's Helper's Party
  • Fire Drill (Sara and Summer in charge of Drill)
  • Glee Club
  • Chuck-E-Cheese Night (Grossmont Center)
22nd- Sunday
  • Ballet Performance at Balboa Park 3:00 Performance


  • Blue Summative Inspect Math &ELA Tests K-2nd and 5th (Math Only)
  • Writing K-2 Post Test Week for Writing
  • Heidi and Summer Off Campus- NCUST Visits
  • COTA
  • Afterschool Intervention


  • PAC
  • Blue Summative Inspect Math &ELA Tests K-2nd and 5th (Math Only)
  • NCUST Symposium/E3- Teacher Effectiveness- Heidi and Summer Off Campus
  • 2nd Grade Field Trip- Zoo
  • GLEE Choir
  • Principal's and Superintendents Meeting 3:30-5:00 pm
  • LGSD Board Meeting, 6:00 Celebrating Student Success LGA- M Auditorium


  • Collaboration
  • Blue Summative Inspect Math &ELA Tests K-2nd and 5th (Math Only)
  • E3- Heidi Off Campus
  • 4th (2 classes) Grade Field Trip to Water Shed
  • Open House Original Night


  • Blue Summative Inspect Math &ELA Tests K-2nd and 5th (Math Only)
  • Principal's and Superintendents Meeting
  • Intervention
  • Open House??


  • ACE Assembly and Above and Beyond Luncheon
  • 4th ( 1 class) Grade Field Trip to Water Shed
  • Playground Partners Lunch Celebration
  • Lemon Grove History Essays Due to Helen by 4:00 pm
  • Last GLEE Club Meeting
  • EDP Variety Show


  • Memorial Day - No School


  • DELAC Meeting
  • SST AC
  • SST MN
  • LCAP and DBA @DO


  • Data Analysis Staff Meeting
  • Collaboration
  • Winter Olympics K-3
  • 2nd Time Sheets due to Tonya
  • LGTA Rep Meeting
  • Bingo for Books (PTA Sponsored) 6:00 pm
  • Winter Olympics 4th-6th
  • 2nd Grade- Field Trip to Berry Street Park


  • PTA Leadership Conference
  • Safety Patrol Trip to Aquatica
  • 3rd Grade Play 8:30 am
  • 3rd Grade Picnic


  • 5th Grade Picnic
  • LGSD Board Meeting


  • Last Day of School
  • 8:30 6th Grade Promotion
  • 12:55 Dismissal

Last Day-Teachers

Sign Ups for Classroom Check Outs


PD Day -10 teachers from each site will be invited

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