Think College Now

Teacher Times & Week at a Glance Week of 3.16.15


  • Thank you Marlene for coordinating the CHKS Survey and ensuring we are a 'Triple Crown Winner'! We surpassed our goals for student, family, and staff surveys!

  • Thank you teachers for all your hard work preparing for and facilitating report card conferences. Teachers across the school were showing and not just telling families to explain students' scores, share student reflections, teach math models, and more! (See photos below for just a small sample of strategies throughout the school!)

Actions Requested

  • Teachers, please add important dates below to your personal calendars or to-do lists and click the links!
  • Report Cards: Please find all important report card info (translation schedule, report card translations, etc.) and links here -
  • Home School Folders: Please send home folders on Monday and send to the FRC Thursday.
  • Enter your students’ total minutes in the Reading Goal Tally Spreadsheet. This will help student council, ILT, and the team monitor our progress [Monday, 3/16]
  • Facilitate the ELD lesson study lesson & collect artifacts by our PD on 3/17. Being prepared will help us support each other develop in ELD. Resources and colleagues' lessons can be found at [Wednesday, 3/17]

As Needed:

  • Add important dates to the Internal Calendar (field trips, family meetings, special events, or absences) or email Allison, Arcelia, and Michelle to add it. Please also invite Allison to the event, and email key people affected or who would benefit from an FYI such as the main office, coaches, specials/prep/intervention teachers. This communication will help ensure a strong team to best serve our students. [ASAP]
  • Need supplies, SST, buildings & grounds, COST referral etc.? Find the form you are looking for at
  • Need to meet with Allison? Click on a time at

Week of 3/16

Monday, March 16th
  • Too Tall Foyle Assembly [K-2 10-10:45, 3-5 11-11:45,]
  • Staff Meeting [3:15-4:15pm, B106]
  • 5th Grade I'm Going to College Lessons [2-3pm, B205/B207]
  • CASP Endangered Species Assembly [4-5pm, Gym]
  • OUSD ILT Data Summit [4-7pm, Tilden]
  • Goals Conferences: Hatfield, Everhart, Lewis

Tuesday, March 17th

  • COST [10-11am]
  • ILT [3:15pm-4:30pm]
  • Green Day!
  • Goals Conferences: Hatschek, Gelormino, Portugal

Wednesday, March 18th

  • Allison's Parent Office Hours [8:30-9:00am]
  • TCN PD [2:15-3:30pm, B106]
  • SDC Field Trip to UC Berkeley!
  • College Track Info Session for 8th grade alumni [5-6pm, Cafeteria]
  • Goals Conferences: Coufal, Purdy

Thursday, March 19th

  • Family Fitness [7:30-8:15am, Gym]
  • CCEC Farmer's Market [8:15-10am, The Yard]
  • 5th Grade Visitors -CRScience Basis Presentation [10:45-11:45am, B207]
  • 1st Grade Field Trip to Ardenwood
  • 3rd Grade Field Trip to Oakland Museum
  • Goals Conference: Smith

Friday, March 20th

  • Panther Paw Assembly - 1st Grade [8:30-8:45am, Gym]
  • Salad Bar Orientation for Families [9-10am, Cafeteria]
  • Goals Conference: Noonan, Castro, Lyle

Week of 3/23

Monday, March 23th

  • Brenda Off-site
  • Naturebridge Educator Visit
  • 5th Grade Interim SBAC [10:30-12pm]
  • Faculty Council [3:15-4:00]

Tuesday, March 26th

  • 3rd Grade Field Trip to MOCHA
  • Maddie/Allison Off-site
  • ILT [3:15pm-4:30pm]
  • 2nd Grade Camping Meeting [5:30-6:30pm, B105]

Wednesday, March 27th

  • 3rd Grade Interim SBAC [8:30-10am]
  • TCN/ICS Parent Academy [9-10:30am, Cafeteria]
  • TCN PD [2:40-4:10pm, Tilden 4551 Steele Street, Oakland<- NEW LOCATION!]

Thursday, March 28th

  • Family Fitness [7:30-8:15am, Gym]
  • CCEC Farmer's Market [8:15-10am, The Yard]
  • Allison Off-site
  • 4th Grade Interim SBAC [8:30-10am]
  • Student Council [3-3:45pm, B107]
  • Literacy Night [5-6:30pm, Cafeteria]

Friday, March 29th

  • Panther Paw Assembly - 1st Grade [8:30-8:45am, Gym]
  • Jennie Out
  • Coach Lisa Out
  • Family Literacy Workshop [9-10am]



2nd & 3rd Grade Guided Reading: Saturday, March 28th 8:30-3:30pm, Chabot Space & Science Center, Paid,

Kinder & 1st Grade Guided Reading: Saturday, March 28th 8:30-3:30pm, Chabot Space & Science Center, Paid


Khan Academy is thrilled to announce some help for schools in the form of free devices (e.g., Chromebooks) and free home internet access!

Here’s how it works: If ...

  • A majority of your school's students are in the Free and Reduced School Lunch Program
  • Half of the eligible students at your school (those in grades 3-12) sign up for LearnStorm
  • Students do at least half an hour of work on their math skills in LearnStorm

Then the school will unlock free devices and home internet access for students:

  • will fully fund classroom technology up to a value of $7,500 for smaller schools (for example this could buy one laptop cart plus 30 Chromebooks for a school) and up to $15,000 for schools with more than 300 students through

  • Internet Essentials from Comcast will fully fund 6 months of free home internet access for all eligible students and their families.


"Double Your Impact" Campaign for Teacher Projects on


Oakland Reads 2020 (OR2020) is currently offering a "Double Your Impact" campaign to match donations to classroom literacy projects posted by Oakland teachers

OR2020 has committed $25,000 to "double the impact" of donations made to eligible classroom projects, ultimately providing one-half of the funding for projects that meet their fundraising goal. Since January, OR2020 has matched nearly $11,000 in donations for 45 projects at 19 schools. Click here to view the current list of qualifying projects.

OR2020 encourages teachers to post projects to (see eligibility requirements below) and take advantage of this match! Teachers can create a profile and set up a project through the teacher portal.

IMPORTANT: In order to qualify for the OR2020 match, projects must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Location: An Oakland public school (district or charter) or preschool where at least 65% of students qualify for Free/Reduced Price Lunch
  • Age: Grades PreK – 2
  • Subject: Literacy & Language
  • Total cost: $1,000 or less

A fact sheet with more information is attached, please share broadly with your networks. Feel free to contact or 510-899-7914 with questions.

Support TCN!

Think College Now is excited to participate in the Oakland A’s Step Up to the Plate for Education program for the 2014 season! Everyone has the opportunity to purchase special fundraising tickets for select A’s games. A portion of each ticket will go directly back to TCN. To purchase tickets and view the available games, please our link:

TCN A's Game! [Plaza Outfield]

Friday, May 15th, 7pm

7000 Coliseum Way

Oakland, CA

RSVPs are enabled for this event.