The Weekly Rocket

Week of March 9 -March 13, 2015

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:


  • Monday PD: PD Team Present Mid-year Data @ 2:20 Room 211
  • Report cards will be printed this week.
  • Friday, March 13, 2015 Principals Book of the Month DUE by close of business
  • Please make sure EVERY student has a book baggie, knows their reading level, a book log, and books at their reading level (see Memo).
  • Please make sure to be diligent with students safety and are supervised at all times. Students should be escorted by an adult to the bathroom, the lunchroom, and dismissal.
  • Technology Support is available from Mr. Tim and Ms. OBlines.
  • As part of Danielson Domain 4--- Student Binders should be updated with current work
  • Grades 3-5 test readiness during guided instruction, writing, and second math period Thursday & Friday
  • ALL Staff, please continue to support our schools PBIS initiative by wearing your Rocket Bucks, distributing to all students, and attending the Rocket Store at your scheduled time
  • Teachers please include online resources in homework sheets (i-ready/vport math/ myon, etc.) See Ms. Oblines or Mr. Lampson for your students log in information


SHOUT OUT!

  • To our Reading Celebration Readers: Mr. Moore, Ms. Spencer-Stewart, Kassidy White, Ms. Beaumont, Ms. Ortiz and Target Volunteers. A special thanks for Mr. Moore aka The Cat in the Hat! Thank you Ms. Marrero and Ms. Otto for helping with the set up and all the little details to make this day a success!
  • All Staff who helped out during Family Fun Day including Ms. Suazo-Moore and Ms. Osorio!
  • To the TOP 3 CLASSES with student minutes on V-Port Math: Ms. Pilgrim, Ms. Parry, and Ms. McGriel & Ms. Shei! Please continue to encourage your students to log onto V-Port math!


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


As a REMINDER...

  • Parent surveys will continue this week: 2nd Grade on Tuesday and 3rd Grade on Wednesday
  • Please reach out to parents on Tuesday and remind them of Parent-Teacher Conferences (3/19) and CEC Meeting (3/18)
  • Please make sure you are planning for all core subjects (reading, guided reading, writing, math, guided math, science and social studies).
  • 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).


Monday 3/9/15---Guided Reading @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am (Push-in teachers please be in your push in class by 9:00 a.m.)


  • Monday PD Schedule: PD Team will present Mid-Year Data @ 2:20 in Rm. 211
  • PD Team meeting (Ms. Bartholomew, Ms. Evans, Ms. Parry, Ms. Pilgrim, Ms. Rende) @ 9am in Room 211 to review for afternoon presentation
  • First Grade teachers on Apple Technology PD with selected students 8:30am - 2:30pm
  • Grades 3-5 Test Readiness during Guided Instruction (20 min Close Reading & 30 min Skills) and Writing (Use lessons provided for RACES)
  • 2nd Grade STUDENTS who are picked up by parents and are NOT in an after school program should be escorted to room 217 for PARENT SURVEY
  • Young Scientist Program: Ms. Nicoletti 2-421@ 9:00 am --- Ms. Hernandez 2-311 @ 9:50 am --- Ms. Bartholomew 2-315 @ 10:40 am --- Ms. Shei/Ms. McGriel 2-415 @ 11:35 am
  • DREAMERS After School Program for Grades 3-5 ---- 2:20pm - 5:30pm
  • READ After School Program --- 2:20 - 5:15 pm
  • Harmony After School Program Grade 2 ---- 2:20 - 5:15
  • ASPIRA After School Program for Grades 3-5 ---- 2:20pm - 5:45pm


Tuesday 3/10/15---Guided Reading @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am (Push-in teachers please be in your push in class by 9:00 a.m.)


  • Staff Parent Engagement Time: 2:20 pm - 3:00 pm: Teachers please reach out to parents as needed / Professional Time: 3:00pm - 3:35pm 2nd Grade Teachers: PD on Writing Workshop in Room 215. Please bring your writing unit and 3 student writing (High/Medium/Low) / Grades 3-5 Room 211 Inquiry on Math Data (Please bring your chapter test data and Jump Math teachers manual and one student workbook) / Grades K & 1: Review last Math Chapter Test: 1st Grade meet in Room 302 / Kindergarten meet in Room 217
  • Benchmark Grading by Enrichment Teachers. Grades 4 and 5 Mass Prep at 8:00 am - 8:50 am
  • 3rd Grade STUDENTS who are picked up by parents and are NOT in an after school program should be escorted to room 423 for PARENT SURVEY
  • 3-5 Test Readiness during Guided Instruction (20 min Close Reading & 30 min Skills) and Writing (Use lessons provided for RACES)
  • DREAMERS After School Program for Grades 3-5 ---- 2:20pm - 5:30pm
  • READ After School Program --- 2:20 - 5:15 pm
  • Harmony After School Program Grade 2 ---- 2:20 - 5:15
  • ASPIRA After School Program for Grades 3-5 ---- 2:20pm - 5:45pm



Wednesday 3/11/15---Guided Reading @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am (Push-in teachers please be in your push in class by 9:00 a.m.)


  • ELA Benchmark Grading by Enrichment Teachers. Grades 4 and 5 Mass Prep at 8:00 am - 8:50 am
  • ACADEMIC WEDNESDAY: Please support our 3rd -5th grade students by wearing GREEN
  • DREAMERS After School Program for Grades 3-5 ---- 2:20pm - 5:30pm
  • READ After School Program --- 2:20 - 5:15 pm
  • Harmony After School Program Grade 2 ---- 2:20 - 5:15
  • ASPIRA After School Program for Grades 3-5 ---- 2:20pm - 5:45pm


Thursday 3/12/15 ---Guided Reading @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am (Push-in teachers please be in your push in class by 9:00 a.m.)


  • 4th Grade Level Meeting in room 211 @ 9am
  • Nominate your Student of the Week! Please place forms in "Student of the Week" box in the main office.
  • DREAMERS After School Program for Grades 3-5 ---- 2:20pm - 5:30pm
  • READ After School Program --- 2:20 - 5:15 pm
  • Harmony After School Program Grade 2 ---- 2:20 - 5:15
  • ASPIRA After School Program for Grades 3-5 ---- 2:20pm - 5:45pm


Friday 3/13/15 --- Learning Binders @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am --- Make sure you are meeting with a small group 5-6 students (20 min. group conference X 2 times) to review weekly quiz progress with students and goal setting for units based on unit goals/parent communication letter goal descriptions (Push-in teachers please be in your push in class by 9:00 a.m.)


  • Student of the Week announcement during morning assembly @ 8:00am
  • DREAMERS After School Program for Grades 3-5 ---- 2:20pm - 5:30pm
  • READ After School Program --- 2:20 - 5:15 pm
  • Harmony After School Program Grade 2 ---- 2:20 - 5:15
  • ASPIRA After School Program for Grades 3-5 ---- 2:20pm - 5:45pm


Announcements:

  • 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.


On going reminders:

  • 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.
  • Routines should be put into practice during guided reading so that students small groups who are not working with a teacher, are engaged in activities/centers that support their ELA needs. If you need ideas or suggestions please see one of the coaches.
  • 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.
  • Paraprofessionals, please continue to maintain logs (like last year). If you need more logs or information, see Ms. Mercado.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Upcoming Events:

3/9/15- REPORT Cards Due

3/10/15- Boys Prep Charter Renewal @ PS 107 auditorium at 5pm

3/714/15- Saturday Enrichment Grades K-2

3/14/15- Saturday Academy Grades 3-5

3/18/15- CEC Meeting at 7:00pm

3/19/15- Parent Teacher Conferences

3/20/15- PTA Spring Fling Dance

3/27/15- Family Movie Night

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