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Teacher Times & Week at a Glance Week of 4.4.16


  • Thank you Jennie for catching me up on all things TCN tech! -Leanne
  • Way to go Ryan getting your kids moving at recess! Ryan is exercising with her kids, and playing 4 square with them. So inspiring!
  • A final thank you to Jodi for stepping in and stepping up, loving our kids, and supporting them steadfastly for the past 3 months.

Actions Requested

While reading the TT, please add important dates to your personal calendars or to-do lists and click the links!


  • TCN Reading Goal Tally 15-16: Please enter your students' total minutes weekly here.
  • Home School Folders: Please ensure that folders are sent out every Monday, including extras for students missing folders; and turned into the FRC every Wednesday afternoon (Thursday AM the latest). If a student is missing their folder, please let Esther know so she can replace it.
  • FRC Hours: Esther will be on site in the FRC Mon/Wed/Fri 1:00pm - 5:00pm and Tues/Thurs 8:00am - 12:oopm.

This Week:

  • TCN is staffing! Thanks for sharing our teacher job posting with strong candidates and relevant networks.

This Month:

  • TCN A's Game - Step Up to the Plate: Check out the flier, spread the word and buy your tickets here! Join TCN staff on April 29th in section 230 (or any other game listed). Support TCN and enjoy an A's game at the same time!

As Needed:

  • Have feedback for the Math Department? Please use this link to give feedback directly to the math dept on ANY of the math core curriculum guide units and performance tasks.
  • Field Trips: When using BART tickets please return them to Claudia upon your return to TCN and let her know if any are not working. This is important so we don't inadvertently give unusable tickets to teachers.
  • Need supplies, SST, buildings & grounds, COST referral etc.? Find the form you are looking for at
  • Want to share pictures, appreciations or upcoming events. Please email Jennifer with TT in the subject line by end of day Monday to be included in the next issue of the Teacher Times. Teacher Times will be sent out Fridays at 8am.

Week of 4.4.16

Monday, April 4th

  • Action: Distribute Home School Folders

Tuesday, April 5th

  • 1st/5th Progress Monitoring
  • 2nd Grade field trip - Cal Performances
  • Student Council [3:00pm - 4:00pm]

Wednesday, April 6th

  • 2nd/4th Progress Monitoring
  • Kinder Target Workshop [8:30am - 9:30am]
  • TCN PD [2:15pm - 3:30pm, B205]

Thursday, April 7th

  • Mariya Out
  • ILT [3:15pm - 4:30pm]
  • Action: Return Home School Folders to FRC

Friday, April 8th

  • 3rd/Kinder Progress Monitoring
  • Panther Paw Assembly - 5th grade
  • 1st Grade field trip to Ardenwood Farm
  • TCN Parent Rep Leadership Meeting [9:00am - 10:00am]
  • Action: Sign Weekly Attendance Report

Week of 4.11.16

Monday, April 11th

  • Temple Sinai Book Giveaway
  • Staff Meeting [3:15pm - 4:15pm]
  • Action: Distribute Home School Folders

Tuesday, April 12th

  • Maddie Off Site at AP PD
  • Marissa Moss Author Visit [4th @ 10:30; 3rd @ 11:30]
  • Faculty Council [3:15pm - 4:15pm]

Wednesday, April 13th

  • Mariya Out
  • Lockdown Drill [9:00am]
  • TCN PD [2:15pm - 3:30pm, E101]
  • Action: Return Home School Folders to the FRC

Thursday, April 14th

  • "Wired Parent" Technology Series [8:30am - 9:30am]
  • ILT [3:15pm - 4:30pm]

Friday, April 15th

  • Panther Paw Assembly
  • Action: Sign Weekly Attendance Reports

Upcoming Events

  • Step Up to the Plate A's Game - Friday, April 29th
  • Science Fair - May 10th. If you're looking to get a jump start on planning for the science fair, check out Drive for all resources.


  • 2016-2017 Calendar is here! Check it out!
  • Bay Area Writing Project - 2016 Summer Open Program courses are here! 13 exciting courses to choose from this summer. Most courses available for continuing education credits. Check out the website for more info!
  • Meaningful Grading Strategy can be seen in this 7 min. video on supporting kids in learning from their mistakes on tests. Might be interesting to watch with your grade level partner during Weds collaboration, or any time you have 7 spare min.
  • BookMentors: This is a great resource similar to Donor’s Choose only for requesting books. You can start a book drive or simply request a single book. Check it out!
  • TCN Chromebook Use - Please read this document for TCN Chromebook Procedures and Norms.
  • Wireless Printing: Click here for directions to set up printing from your Chromebook to the new wireless printer in the teacher workroom.
  • The Marshall Memo - A Weekly Round-up of Important Ideas and Research in K-12 Education. Check out the current issue for an interesting article on ELLs.
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