Staff Update

Monday, February 1st - Friday, February 5th, 2016

Week at Glance

Monday, February 1, 2016
  • Ginkgo Assessment Day #2
  • 8:20AM-9:30AM Demo Lesson in the Pine Class (Brooke, Michelle, and Pine Teachers will attend)
  • 10:30-11:00: Interview for open position for the 2016-2017 school year
  • Mark Morris Dance Session #1 for First Grade
  • Studio in a School Session #1 for Second Grade and Kindergarten


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

  • 8:30AM-9:30M: School Tour for Prospective Families
  • 10:30AM-11:15AM: "Diversity and Inclusion" PLC meets in the Meeting Room
  • Maple Assessment Day #2
  • 4:30PM-6:00PM: Interviews for open positions for the 2016-2017 school year in the Co-Directors' Office


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

  • Brian returns from leave! Yay!
  • 8:20AM-9:00AM: Community Gathering in the Gym
  • 1:15PM-5:45PM: Weekly Professional Development and Planning
  • 12:00PM-12:45PM: Monthly Attendance Meeting (Learning Support Team and Co-Directors)
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM: Family School Collaborative Meeting in the Community Room (food and childcare provided)


Thursday, February 4th, 2016

  • 10:30-11:00: Interview for open position for the 2016-2017 school year
  • Marissa and Madeleine at VTS Training Day #2
  • Teressa, Kirsten, and Brooke at the Cloud Institute to plan the 3rd Second Grade Integrated Unit
  • CST Meetings with each grade level during prep times


Friday, February 5th, 2016

  • Beech Literacy Assessment Day #1
  • Oak Field Trip to the Transit Museum
  • Pine (Half Group) Field Trip to Brooklyn Museum
  • 10:30-11:00: Interview for open position for the 2016-2017 school year


Monday, February 8th, 2016

  • No school in observance of Lunar New Year

This Week's Events

Want to help with interviews or job fairs?

All of our interview slots are fully booked from now until February Break. We are still looking for some staff members to sit in on interviews either during morning snack/recess time or after school on Tuesdays. Please use the link below to sign up. If you come to a morning interview, let us know if you class needs coverage. We will help out!


Link to sign up for participating in interviews: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rytoFWi9QFdeOZ87ZPEShnGTHD0HYHtMHTBW-ZfQFGY/edit


Also, we will attend three job fairs this year. Please see the info below about each job fair and let Brooke know if you are interested in helping out for a couple of hours at one of the job fairs. It's pretty fun to talk to candidates and share about our school. Thank you!


Progressive Public and Charter Job Fair for Teachers of Color

  • Saturday, February 27th, 2016, 10AM-1PM
  • Essex Street Academy, 350 Grand Street


Bank Street College Graduate School of Education Public and Charter School Job Fair

  • Wednesday March 9th, 2016, 5:00-7:00PM
  • Bank Street College of Education, 610 W 112th Street


NYC Special Education Collaborative Job Fair

  • Date coming soon (usually in March)
  • Harlem Children's Zone Gymnasium, 125th Street

Book Shopping Schedule

Here is the new book shopping schedule. I will post a copy in the Library this week. Please feel free to use the library at times that are not scheduled for other classes/groups. Thanks!


Beech: Wednesdays 9:30AM-10:00AM

Ginkgo: Please choose and open time and let Brooke know. Thanks!

Maple : Wednesdays 11:30AM-12:00PM

Oak: Thursdays 2:00PM-2:30PM

Elm: Wednesday 9:00-9:30

Pine: Half Groups on Tuesdays 8:05AM-8:20AM and Thursdays 8:05AM-8:20AM


Also, please note that word study groups met in the library at the following times:


Paul's Second Grade Word Study Group:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 2:10PM-2:40PM


Brooke's First Grade Word Study Group:

  • Mondays: 10:00AM-10:30AM
  • Tuesdays: 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • Thursdays: 12:15PM-12:45PM
  • Fridays: 3:00PM-3:30PM

Thursday Meetings with the Learning Supports Team

Save the Date! Every Thursday (when you don't have a CST!), the Learning Supports team (Amanda, Elizabeth, Lila) is available to meet with classroom co-teachers and/or grade level teams on specific students or concerns (that don't come up in a CST or grade level planning meeting). Please send us an e-mail by Monday of the week you'd like to meet so we can arrange our schedules accordingly.

Professional Development/Planning Schedule for Wednesday

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

(More detailed schedule coming soon, but here is the bare bones version.)


1:15-1:30 All Staff Check In in the Beech Classroom

  • Thanks to the Beech Class Teachers for hosting us for our check in!
  • Quick classroom share from the Beech Teachers
  • Shares and Announcements


1:30-2:50: Professional Development Session


2:50-3:00: Break


3:00-5:15: Grade Level Planning

Interesting Events and Reads