Superhero Tuesday Times

Elite 11 Portfolio, Dalia Flores Contreras - ILD

December 8, 2015

Happy Tuesday Superheroes!

I hope this email finds you well. Can you believe there are only 17 days left until the Winter Holiday?? The only stocking at my house with gifts in it is Dante's. I need to make time to do some shopping, and this is the best year to learn to cyber-shop!

It's been great getting back into the swing of things at work and life. Julio and I had a lovely wedding and a great time in the sun. I've shared a few pictures below of our big day. Thanks again for the love and support each of you have extended towards us.

I am looking forward to seeing you at Wednesday's Portfolio meeting which will be held from 8 am to 4 pm at Springdale ES. We have a full day of learning planned for you, and will begin promptly at 8 am. Please click here for a preview of the day's agenda.

Winter break is around the corner. What will you be sending home with your students to support their continued learning and growth over winter break?

I hope you have a great week!


Dalia Flores Contreras

Year To Date Attendance

A missed school day is a lost opportunity for students to learn. Our attendance goal is 95%, and this week's shout outs go to Mitchell, Lanier & Disney for meeting and exceeding our YTD Attendance goal!

Attendance works has some great ideas about Attendance and the holiday season. Click below to read all about it.



Color Coding Legend:

95% and above - Green (Meets/Exceeds the goal)

93% - 94.99% - Yellow (Progressing towards meeting the goal)

Below 93% - Red (On the rise towards the goal)

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Supervision & Feedback

Friday, December 11th is the deadline for completion of career teacher's first observation. Below please find the status report from 12/04/2015. The data used to generate these reports is current as of 4:25 p.m. on that day.

Please remember that observations are not considered complete until they are" saved and submitted" and signed by both parties. Tasks that have only been saved and shared, or for which the signature process is otherwise outstanding, are considered incomplete.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions, or to contact your Human Capital partners with any inquiries regarding teacher signature issues, deadline extensions or waivers.

Let me know of any issues you may be facing in meeting this deadline.

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Elite 11 November 2015 SRI Data Snapshot

What's our goal?

Increase by 10 percentage points the number of students (3-10) meeting or exceeding yearly growth targets in reading. Indicator: SRI reading student expected growth targets.

When is the next testing window?

January 25 - February 5

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Elite 11 SMI Snapshot

What's our goal?

Goal: Increase by 5 percentage points the number of students (4-8) meeting or exceeding proficiency in math. Indicator: SMI proficiency level

When is the next testing window?

January 25 - February 5

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A great visual aid! The Shades of Meaning Cards help students understand the subtle distinctions among synonyms. A template is included so that you can create your own.

Click here to download the Shades of Meaning Cards

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McREL Mid-Year Evaluations

By COB (Close of Business) Tuesday, December 8th all Elite 11 McREL Mid-Year Evaluations will be complete and shared with you for acknowledgement. Please be sure to access your Mid-Year Evaluation in the Searchsoft site under "pending items" and submit your acknowledgement by COB 12/18/2015.

Upcoming PD Opportunities

  • 12/8 SIOP Training (Elementary) from 3:30-4:30 pm
  • 12/14 APLE +
  • 12/15 APLE 1
  • 12/16 APLE 2
  • 12/17 NPA, December Just-In-Time Training from 3:45-5:15 pm
  • 12/18 PDLA 2

Upcoming Testing Dates

  • Jan 4 - Feb 5: Pre-K Early Childhood Inventory Assessment Window
  • Jan 19 - Jan 28: 2nd Grade CogAt Testing Window
  • Jan 25 - Feb 5: SRI/SMI Testing Window
  • Feb 8 - Apr 1: ACCESS Testing Window
  • Feb 8 - Feb 26: Online MAP & CPAA Testing Window
  • Feb 23 - Feb 25: 5th & 8th Grade Writing Test

Need a copy of the updated testing calendar? Click here