JM Staff Bulletin

Week of May 16 , 2016

17 Days Left...

Hi Teachers,

Please take a moment to read through all of the sections below.



PTA Final Meeting and Potluck Tuesday from 6:00 - 7:30

If you have not yet attended a PTA meeting this year, I highly recommend you attend. We should have at least two teachers present at each meeting to show solidarity and to ensure teachers have a voice. :)

SBAC Final Day of Testing extended until May 31, 2016

Please send me a list of all students who need to do any make-ups and which tests they need to make up and/or finish.

Pride Assemblies this Friday

The librarian from Montclair library will be speaking about their summer reading program. Please let me know if there are other topics you'd like me to cover and if your students will be sharing anything.

Visit from ESPN Sports Center for Feature on Steph Curry

A team from ESPN will be coming on Friday to interview a few students about Steph Curry. They have requested that we have 2 classes come out to the basketball courts for a brief period of time. The specifics have not been ironed out yet, but I'm thinking we should have one of the fifth grade classes and then maybe a second grade class. They might also be around during one of the recesses. The producer is supposed to be sending me waivers for the students who get interviewed. I'll keep you all posted as I know more. I told him that if Steph Curry wanted to come, that would be okay too. :)

Grade Reporting should now be open!

I believe Ms. Harper has opened grade reporting in Aeries. :)

SEL Overview (3rd - 5th grade teachers only)

Remember to do the SEL overview with your grade level team. Make a copy of the survey and rename it with your grade level. Then, share it with me. Here's the link:

Pinks and Blues

Please submit finished lists with pinks and blues to me when you have finished them.

New Joaq-a-Thon Assembly Date and Time

Due to a class being on a field trip on the original date, we have had to reschedule the assembly to May 31st at 1:00. I realize that this might mean the kindergarteners and first graders may have a slightly later recess on this day, but this is the only time I can find on the calendar when the Joaq-a-Thon parent leads can attend and no class is on a field trip. Thanks for your understanding with this calendar change.

Yard Duty Schedule

There were a couple of times this past week when no adult was on the yard for the afternoon recess on the big yard. Please remember to be out at your assigned time to ensure safety of students.

With appreciation,


This Week

Monday: Math 3, SMI 3, F&P, and SRI 3 window opens; ILT meetinga

Tuesday: SBAC make-ups; COST meeting; SSC Meeting; PTA general meeting/Potluck

Wednesday: SBAC make-ups, African American Migration Day (4th grade); OUSD Science Fair

Thursday: SBAC make-ups, Principal PD

Friday: ESPN on site in the morning; Pride Assemblies at 12:50 and 2:00

Weekly Deliverables (To-Dos)

  • Email your parent volunteers to personally invite them to attend the Parent Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on Thursday, May 26th from 8:00 - 9:00.
  • Submit next year's class lists to me asap.
  • Send a message to your parents via Konstella or email about what's happening in your class! (Remember: the more they know, the less they make up!)
  • Get kids on Lexia and Mathletics!
  • Check Konstella and your OUSD email often.
  • Submit COST referrals as needed.
  • Pat yourself on the back for being amazing!
  • Breathe.

Upcoming Dates- Not including this week

May 23: SIRA window opens; 5th Grade Promotion Walk-Through from 9:00 - 10:00 in MPR; Staff Meeting; Dinner with a Scientist

May 24: FC Meeting; Congressional Hearings (5th grade only)

May 25: Open House from 6:00 - 7:00

May 26: Parent Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

May 27: NO SCHOOL!

May 30: NO SCHOOL!

May 31: Field Day and Joaq-a-Thon Assembly

June 3: Family Movie Night