The Weekly Rocket

Week of March 23 -March 27, 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: Please check schedule--- Cycle 3 starts today
  • Multicultural Celebration 3/27 @ 9am
  • Please make sure you declutter your classrooms for visitors to the building.
  • 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 Third Grade Team for implementing Data Based Intervention by using their students Spring Math Benchmark results to inform math instruction.


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


As a REMINDER...

  • Due to the budget, there will be no additional after school programs for the rest of the school year.
  • Parent surveys will continue this week.
  • QR will be on May 15, 2015
  • Family Class visits will be on 3/26/15 (Selected classrooms)
  • 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 3/23/15---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 Schedule Cycle 3
  • Grades 3-5 Test Readiness during Guided Instruction (20 min Close Reading & 30 min Skills) and Writing (Use lessons provided for RACES and extended response)
  • 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 3/24/15---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 who were unable to attend parent conferences / Professional Inquiry Time: 3:00pm - 3:35pm Grade 2 Teachers: Writing Workshop in Room 211. Please bring your writing unit and all your students current writing pieces- informational reports/ Grades K-1: Brainstorm centers that support ELA through content areas (science/math/social studies) to be shared during Tuesday PRofessional inquiry time next week. 3-5: Meet as a grade and check in on math progress based on Spring benchmark data discussed
  • 3-5 Test Readiness during Guided Instruction (20 min Close Reading & 30 min Skills) and Writing (Use lessons provided for RACES and extended response)
  • 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 3/25/15---Guided Reading @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am (Push-in teachers please be in your push in class by 9:00 a.m.)

  • ACADEMIC WEDNESDAY: Please support our 3rd -5th grade students by wearing GREEN
  • 3-5 Test Readiness during Guided Instruction (20 min Close Reading & 30 min Skills) and Writing (Use lessons provided for RACES and extended response)
  • 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 3/26/15 ---Guided Reading @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am (Push-in teachers please be in your push in class by 9:00 a.m.)
  • Nominate your Student of the Week! Please place forms in "Student of the Week" box in the main office.
  • 3-5 Test Readiness during Guided Instruction (20 min Close Reading & 30 min Skills) and Writing (Use lessons provided for RACES and extended response)
  • 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 3/27/15 --- 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:

3/26/15- Open School Day--- Selected classes visited by families

3/27/15- Multicultural Celebration @9am

3/27/15- Family Movie Night

3/27/15- 2nd Grade Reading Celebration

3/31/15- All Bulletin Boards Due

4/3-4/10- Spring Break

5/15/15- Quality Review

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