Ms. Mac's Memos

April 30th

Mission & Vision

Park Street Mission:

We Learn. We Grow. We Thrive.

Park Street Vision:

Our vision is to provide a collaborative foundation for successful learning and living through:

P- Positive Experiences

S- Supporting all students

E- Engaging with the community and creating

S- Students of excellence

Week at a Glance

Friday- MTSS Planning Meeting 1pm

Next week:

  • Teacher Appreciation Week
  • iReady Diagnostic Window Opens
  • PLC, Leadership, and Clerical Meetings resume
  • Pioneer Valley Reading Assessments Begin

Weekly Meeting Schedule

Admin Meetings: Mondays & Thursdays at 1pm

SILT Meetings: Thursdays at 2:30pm

Clerical Meetings: Tuesdays at 10:00am

PLC Meetings: Tuesdays

  • Kindergarten- 11:00am
  • 1st grade- 1:00pm
  • 2nd grade- 3:00pm
  • 3rd grade- 9:00am
  • 4th grade- 12:00pm
  • 5th grade- 2:00pm
  • ID teachers- 11:30am

FYI...Mac's Memos will be sent Monday-Thursday


Frequently Used Links

Staff Shout out Link

Here is the link to add a staff shout out:

Zoom Live Lesson Form

We know you have started live lessons and we are excited to see all the amazing things you are doing. Use this hyperlink to access the document PS Live & Recorded Lessons. Log your live lesson(s) schedule. We know many of you store recorded lessons in different areas of your individual or grade level folders. Share where you store your recorded lessons. There is a tab for each HR teacher and additional tabs for ESOL, EIP, IRR, and Specialists.

The document has an “example” tab.

Example 1: If you teach the same subject the same day or days using a recurring Zoom link.

Example 2: If you teach subjects on the same day OR different day using a new Zoom link every time.

Example 3: Ms. Vogt completed her tab for this week.

The document allows administration and coaches one stop access to everyone’s lessons. We will add the link to Mac’s Memo so you may update the document as your lessons progress or as links change. Do not hesitate to ask any questions.

Summer School

We are still in need of about 10 more teachers for summer school. The pay is roughly $1200 (before tax). If you are interested, please sign up using the link below.



Coaches Corner

Reading Assessment for Students

  • We will not do a traditional F&P assessment with the kit.
  • We will have access to an online reading assessment via Pioneer Valley/Literacy Footprints.
  • You will need to test your students that will be attending summer school. For this information contact admin.
  • You may test all of your students if you’d like and would help with placement but is not required. Just summer school attendees.

A fellow Literacy Coach prepared this and has shared her screencast with us! Thanks, Sara!!

Here’s a screencast walking through the resources and links/directions below for the online reading assessment via Pioneer Valley.

Levels A-N

Literacy Footprints has made digital books available for free through June through their Digital Readers. This platform makes it easy for you to display the student text by sharing your screen in Zoom. In addition to the student text, printable teacher assessment forms are provided.

Digital Reader: Visit the site to create a free account. While you will have an option to send out invites and assign texts to students, this is not necessary to conduct running records. I would only do this if using the resource for small group instruction.

Running Record Forms: Visit the link to access teacher recording forms. To save paper, you can print two pages per sheet.

Levels O+

Unfortunately, there are no digital student books available for levels O and up. However, I am currently creating PowerPoints with just the student text.

Student Text PowerPoints

Running Record Forms

Tips for Conducting Running Records Online

· Schedule your zoom call with the parent/student in advance. Explain that this is a formative assessment and parents should not try to assist their reader.

· Have resources ready for several texts below and above the student’s last instructional level.

· Preview texts and questions in advance.

· Be sure to introduce the text to the student.

· Complete the retelling and comprehension portion of the running records.

Let me know if you need additional help or have any questions,


Assistant Principals' Corner

In an effort to keep you abreast of upcoming events and due dates, we are working on a calendar for May that will come out in the next few days.

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Teacher Appreciation Week

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week and we want to celebrate all of your hard work and show how much we appreciate you!

      1. Monday- “Marvelous Teacher Monday”- enjoy a special delivery from us

      2. Tuesday- “TERRIFIC Superheroes”- You are our heroes! We will be sporting our best superhero gear in honor of YOU!

      3. Wednesday- "What an incredible teacher you are!" Celebrate with a free Zaxby's box lunch or salad. Place your order here. Orders are due by tomorrow at 9am.

      4. Thursday- "Thank you Thursday." Enjoy a special "note" of thanks from us.

      5. Friday- “Fun Friday”- enjoy a fun message from us

You can pick up your Zaxby's lunch order on Wednesday between 11-12:30 in front of Park Street.



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School Lunch Hero Day

This Friday, May 1, is School Lunch Hero Day. Send a special note to Ms. Hidye to thank her for all she does for PSE!
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Clarification on Summer Learning and Class Placements


  • We will receive a list of students registered for summer school some time after May 6th.
  • The iReady diagnostic window opens on Monday, May 4th. In an effort to not overwhelm the students, we ask that you post "small" assignments for students to do in Schoology. (For example, please share one thing that was difficult for you on the diagnostic assessment. OR Write one interesting thing about a book you are reading.)
  • EVERY student should take the iReady Reading and Math diagnostic
  • During the diagnostic window, you might want to begin giving students the Pioneer Valley Reading Assessment.
  • Please give EVERY student attending summer school the Pioneer Valley Reading Assessment by May 22nd. You do NOT have to give this assessment to each of your students, but we feel it will be beneficial to assist us in knowing where students end the year.
  • If you are giving one-on-one Reading assessments to students next week, it is okay to do these in lieu of your zoom live lessons. We understand that a one-on-one reading session with 7-15 students will take some time.

Class Placements

  • Class placements will be done via Zoom meetings
  • Sharon will send out an updated class placement schedule
  • Based on feedback from other schools, these are taking several hours
  • You do NOT need to have your data cards completed for these meetings, but instead, please complete the Google form for your students. You will need to have the data cards complete by the time we return to school in July.
  • Some of you may want to use the cards during the placement meeting because it may be easier to view the students on paper (this is completely up to you)
  • The data cards will be given to the teacher that has that student next year
  • Class placement online form

Summer learning needs

  • Every student attending summer school should have: A Pioneer Valley reading assessment, and iReady Reading and Math diagnostic assessments

Staff Shout Outs... (please submit shout-outs by 3pm)

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