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Teacher Times & Week at a Glance Week of 1.18.16


  • Huge thank you and shoutout to Maddie! Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to get kids pumped about AR with your Medal Fairy act. Third graders are reading with more excitement than ever! -Alex
  • Thank you Julia & Jennie for being such tremendous partners to ASP and Superstars in particular. Your input and support is invaluable!
  • Yay Jennie and Jennifer! The Tech Forum was so, so awesome and the energy coming off of it is great. Cannot wait for office hours!
  • Thank you to ALL teachers for exemplifying what it means to take ownership for all of our kids. You have all been so flexible and understanding in supporting with numerous kids across the building this week.
  • Thank you Daniel and Dina for all that you're doing to get kids ready for Marin Headlands. You guys are amazing.
  • Thank you Jennifer for putting so much time and energy into planning the first tech forum. Your enthusiasm for technology is contagious :) - Jennie
  • Thank you Megan for your leadership to start mainstreaming at TCN! The students are so excited to join your class and are having a wonderful experience. Thank you for paving the way for future mainstreaming!
  • Thanks Jennifer for coming into my class during your recess to get Google Classroom started with my kids!
  • Shout out to Ryan for committing to try something new and immediately taking the plunge by introducing her students to Google Classroom!

Actions Requested

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

This Week:

  • Think through plan for Oratorical participation for your students with your grade level partner.
  • Share your Winter HW with Maddie - it's not too late!
  • 2nd-5th Grade Teachers: The SRI is coming up! Please be on the lookout for an email with more details next week. Please do not assess students prior to this!

  • 3rd-5th Grade Teachers: The SMI is coming up! Please be on the lookout for an email with more details next week. Please do not assess students prior to this!

As Needed:

  • Reimbursement Forms - Click here for a link to the OUSD Reimbursement Form. If you are not already set up as an external vendor, you will need to fill out this form as well.
  • Need to meet with Allison? Set an appointment here or check her calendar here
  • 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 1.18.16

Monday, January 18th

  • Yesley's birthday

Tuesday, January 19th

  • Marin Headlands - 5th Grade Off Site, Sarah, Damion, Maddie Off Site
  • Jennie and Jennifer Off Site [Technology Leadership PD]
  • Student Council [3:00pm - 4:00pm]
  • Tech Office Hours [3:30pm - 4:30pm, BXXX]
  • Mariya Out [8-12pm]

Wednesday, January 20th

  • Marin Headlands - 5th Grade Off Site, Moni, Sarah, Damion Off Site
  • TCN PD [2:15pm - 3:30pm]

Thursday, January 21st

  • Marin Headlands - 5th Grade Off Site
  • K-2 Staff Developer Visit
  • ILT [3:15pm - 4:30pm]
  • Action: Return Home School Folders to FRC

Friday, January 22nd

  • Marin Headlands - 5th Grade Off Site, Sarah Off Site
  • 3rd Grade Field Trip
  • K-2 Staff Developer Visit
  • AR: 3rd marking period ends
  • Panther Paw Assembly - 4th grade
  • Action: Sign Weekly Attendance Report

Week of 1.25.16

Monday, January 25th

  • AR: 4th Marking Period Begins
  • Kyle Out - TC Institute
  • K/1st/3rd/5th Extended Collaboration
  • Tech Office Hours - PAID [3:30pm - 4:30pm, BXXX}

Tuesday, January 26th

  • Kyle Out - TC Institute
  • 1st/5th Progress Monitoring
  • K/2nd/3rd/4th Extended Collaboration
  • Faculty Council [3:15pm - 4:00pm, B10X]

Wednesday, January 27th

  • Kyle Out - TC Institute
  • Parent Academy [9:00am - 10:30am]
  • TCN PD [2:15pm - 3:30pm, B203]
  • Action: Return Home School Folders to the FRC

Thursday, January 28th

  • Kyle Out - TC Institute
  • 2nd/4th Progress Monitoring
  • Oratorical K-2 [10:15am - 11:00am, Gym]
  • Oratorical 3-5 [1:00pm - 3:00pm, Gym]
  • ILT [3:15pm - 4:30pm]

Friday, January 29th

  • PD Day for Teachers - No students
  • Action: Sign Weekly Attendance Reports

Upcoming Events

  • TCN Tech Forum #2 - Join us right after PD on February 3rd, 3:30-4:30pm. This is a PAID opportunity to talk more about integrating technology in our classrooms.
  • Spelling Bee - Dates TBD [Jan/Feb] but more info can be found here
  • Oratorical Celebration - January 28th/29th more info can be found here
  • African American Read In - More info to come! Mark your calendars for February 1st - 5th.
  • Family Math Night - Get ready! Math Night is coming...Thursday, February 25 from 5:30-6:30. The goal of this evening is to make it an engaging event where families feel excited about doing math at home and supporting their students. After the new year, we will share more information about the format and schedule of the event. In the meantime, here are some links to a few sites and ideas to get your creative juices flowing: Family Math Night and Fun Math Games
  • Oakland Running Festival - March 20, 2016. Believe it or not, March will be here before we know it. Last year, a group of teachers/staff/families from TCN participated in the 5k at the Oakland Running Festival. We'd love to get a group going again this year, so mark your calendars!


  • Book Giveaway: Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women is partnering with First Book to bring a truckload of 20,000 brand new, FREE books to children across Silicon Valley, California as part of its annual Fraternity Day of Service. Click here to RSVP and mark your calendar for pick up on Saturday, February 27th in Sunnyvale
  • Fund For Teachers
  • 2015 Grants (only 7 in Oakland and 2 were from TCN!) Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Program - Click here to see November's menu of fresh snacks.
  • 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.
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