Weekly Staff Bulletin
~April 7-11~Week 30~
Tests & Assessments
SWT 3 - Opens April 21st
STAR Testing Window
CST/CMA: Science - 5th grade
SBAC - Field Testing Window
ELA & Math
Opens April 7th
Closes May 16
TK - DRDP 2, 3 SR 3 Check-In
~What's going on this week?~
Wednesday, April 9th
8 AM - 10 AM
Region 2 REXO & Beatrice @ Classroom Walk-throughs
10 AM - 10:30 AM
PlayWorks to observe Recess
Vertical Team PD - postponed to April 23rd
Agenda - Tentative
I. Office of Civil Right Mandate - Translation Services
II. Stranger Danger Teacher Training
*Collaborative Notes Due.
~CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION~
Implementation Review Findings
Congratulations on our most recent Implementation Review findings. For the 12-13 school year, SEED scored 84 points and this school year we have increased to 91 points! This is a reflection of your hard work and continuous commitment to your practice, collaboration, and foremost to your students.
12-13 SY: 13 points
13-14 SY: 16 points
12-13 SY: 20 points
14-15 SY: 28 points
12-13 SY: 15 points
13-14 SY: 15 points
Culture & Character
12-13 SY: 17 points*
13-14 SY: 14 points
12-13 SY: 19 points*
13-14 SY: 18 points
The details of the findings will be shared with the ILT & with the rest of the staff in the upcoming weeks.
Food Sorting Presentation
Dear wonderful teachers,
The 4th and 5th grade service teams are getting ready to roll out a composting and waste sorting program in the cafeteria during lunch times starting next Monday, April 7. The 4th grade Green Team will be helping students sort food waste this month.
To get your students psyched and prepared for this awesome program, the 4th grade green teams will be stopping by your classrooms to do a brief intro presentation (3-5 minutes) in Spanish or English depending on your class.
They will be coming around Thursday afternoon April 3 between 1:00-2:30. Aside from preps or recess, please let me know by Wednesday AM if this is a bad time for you, like if you have a special guest or a field trip. I'll try to send out a more detailed schedule by Weds PM.
If you know of any of your students' families that have not submitted the notice, please help us out by communicating with your families.
In need of ideas & strategies for your struggling students?
The first 40 minutes of the PBIS meeting is allocated for the Student Review Board.
Why? It provides teachers a way to get support on specific learning & behavior needs for any of your students.
When: April 10th
Time: 3:00-3:40 PM
Location: Beatrice's Office
Personal Day before Spring Break
OUSD has a policy for no personal days the day before a holiday/break. This policy is in place so that school activities are not disrupted due to lack of sub coverage. As a reminder, if you have not submitted a request for personal day already to be out on Friday, 4/11; I will not approve it this week.
APRIL EVENTS...LOOKING AHEAD
Monday, April 21st
Gender Spectrum - Gender 101 Training
2nd Round of Accelerometers
April 28-May 2: Data Collection Week for Oakland Schools
• Arts, Culture & Design in Schools Grants
"Target funds in-school arts programs that enhance students' classroom curricula by bringing the arts and cultural experiences to schools, such as in-school performances, artist-in-residency programs, and workshops in schools. Programs must take place between September 2014 and August 2015."
Deadline: April 30
• Early Childhood Reading Grants
"Target funds programs that foster a love of reading and encourage young children, preschool through third grade, to read together with their families. Reading grants support programs such as library storytimes and family reading nights. Programs must take place between September 2014 and August 2015."
Deadline: April 30.
• Also available: Oakland Fund for the Arts is now accepting applications for hands-on arts education projects.
Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: April 15
As always, these and other mini-grant opportunities can be found on our Mini-Grants page.
We also want to share a couple math and science opportunities:
• Google's Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival
On Sunday, April 13 in Mountain View, Google will host this festival to "inspire students [in grades 6-12] to explore the richness and beauty of mathematics through activities that encourage collaborative, creative problem-solving." Learn more and register students here (it's free).
• UC Berkeley's Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) is looking to bring free mini-lectures and hands-on activities to your classroom or after-school program "to help students [in grades K-12] realize the potential of exploring a future studying science and engineering." If your school is interested in hosting Berkeley's BMES for one of these sessions (and/or you want more details), please firstname.lastname@example.org.