Weekly Staff Bulletin

~April 7-11~Week 30~

Tests & Assessments

Grades 3-5

SWT 3 - Opens April 21st

STAR Testing Window

April 9-10
CST/CMA: Science - 5th grade

Grades 3-5
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?~

Monday, April 7th

11 AM

Chromebooks delivered to SEED

4-7 PM

ILT @ Common Core Mini Institute

Location: La Escuelita

Tuesday, April 8th

3-4 PM

SEED Fiscal Sponsor/501(c)3 Planning Meeting

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.

Thursday, April 10th

PBIS & Attendance Committee

3:00-4:00 PM


3:00-3:40 PM Student Review Board


3:00-4:00 PM Recommendations for reconfiguration of committee to support SSTs for the 14-15 SY

Friday, April 11th

9:30-10:30 AM

Beatrice @ COST Meeting

3 PM

All Enrollment Confirmations due to OUSD

~Safe/Welcoming Environment~


SIRA - Science Instructional Reflection and Assessment

Math Performance Task Data Chats

Please submit your recommendations for data chats to Nora.

Implementation Review Findings

Dear Colleagues,

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.

PE Schedule for this week: WEEK 2


1:55-2:25 PM - Ms. Ana


9:05-9:35 AM - Ms. Bien


1:55-2:25 PM - Ms. Tapia

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.



Enrollment Confirmation

Enrollment confirmations are due this week; please cooperate with the office staff to ensure that we get as many confirmation notices as possible.

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?

Are SSTs taking too long to schedule? Are you still waiting for a date? No need to wait, help is here!

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

Teacher Recess Supervision

April schedule is on display outside the office; please review it carefully and ensure that you arrive on time to cover your supervision.

Friday's Community Assembly

Week 30

TK/K: Mr. Pastrana & Ms. Mazy

1st: Ms. Tapia & Ms. Goodie

2nd: Ms. Ana & Ms. Parchia

3rd: Ms. Cato

4th: Mr. Mayock

5th: Mr. Reynoso

Personal Day before Spring Break

Dear Colleagues,

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.


Monday, April 21st

3:00-4:00 PM

Staff Meeting


Gender Spectrum - Gender 101 Training

2013-2014 Manzanita Campus Health Fair

Thank you to Ms. Mazy, Simone, Zoe, Marisol, Sam and many many families and community organizations that came to support our campus.

Spring Break!

April 14-18

Have a wonderful break!

Beatrice will be on campus on Tuesday & Wednesday from 9 AM - 1 PM. You are welcome to come to school if you need some time to work in your room.

2nd Round of Accelerometers

April 28-May 2: Data Collection Week for Oakland Schools

Grant Opportunities!

As we shared last month, the application window for Target's $2,000 arts and early childhood reading mini-grants is open until April 30:

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."
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: April 30
Apply here.

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."
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: April 30.
Apply here.

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
Apply here.

As always, these and other mini-grant opportunities can be found on our Mini-Grants page.

STEM Learning
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 emailbenj@oaklandschoolsfoundation.org.