TEAM CSF News - Weekly Update

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December 7-11

Weekly Update

Monday - December 7th

  • Blogs updated by 8am
  • Math Planning meetings (2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th)
  • 8:30am Space Station Conservation Assembly (all grades will attend) - based on behavior at last assembly, please discuss appropriate behavior - Wait to be called
  • SLO Conferences

Tuesday - December 8th

  • Kelly out of the building - Read to Succeed Meeting
  • Math Planning meetings (K5 and 1st)
  • No - ELA Planning meeting (3rd and 4th) (Kelly is willing to meet with you on Friday, if you will let her know.)
  • Faculty Meeting - Work Late Day (we will work until 6:15) - Be ready to create a new assessment that you will use in the new year. If you are working from an assessment that you used last year, please bring it with you.
  • We will have our Christmas Lunch tomorrow afternoon during the time we are working to have Jan. 4th off.

Wednesday- December 9th

  • Fall Instructional Visit

Thursday-December 10th

  • ELA Planning Meeting (5K, 1st, 2nd, and 5th)
  • Lesson Plans turned in before leaving
  • Winter Concert at 6:00 /Literacy Night @6:30 (more information to follow)
  • SLO Conferences

Friday-December 11th

  • TEAM CSF Spirit Day
  • Class Spelling Bee (3rd-5th grades)
  • CSF Store (PBIS)

Monday-December 14th

  • Blogs updated by 8am
  • Math Planning meetings (2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th)

Tuesday-December 15th

  • Math Planning meetings (K5 and 1st)
  • ELA Planning meeting (3rd and 4th)
  • Faculty Christmas Party

Wednesday-December 16th

  • Kelly out of the building.

Thursday-December 17th

  • No ELA Planning Meeting (5K, 1st, 2nd, and 5th) - Kelly out of the building
  • Lesson Plans turned in before leaving
  • Muse Machine @ 9am

Friday-December 18th

  • Early Dismissal
  • Rotation Time (more information to follow)

January 4th

Dr. Mercer has agreed to allow us to work late on a couple of days to make up for working on January 4, 2016. I have decided that we will take advantage of this opportunity. It was strongly recommended that we use this time for professional development as that is the intention for the January 4 date. (We will not be counting our Literacy Night as hours this year.)

We will be working late on November 17th and December 8th. We will be working until 6:30pm. All teachers, assistants, and office staff should plan to work these dates.


  • If you are on duty in the gym during afternoon dismissal, please make sure you are actively walking around ensuring students are quiet and listening for their name. Please refrain from participating in side conversations. I realize everyone is ready for Christmas Break, but our focus must be on the safety of our students! Thanks in advance for your help!
  • Please remember that December 10th is Literacy Night and our 4th Grade Concert. All teachers should make plans to attend.
  • Please remember that Felica is scheduled (Nov.) to come to CSF for a guided reading visit.
  • Mark your calendar for our RtI/PBIS visit on Thursday, February 25th.
  • Remember that grades 3-5 have to have one unit in Canvas by the end of the first semester. Mrs. Holden and Mrs. Berry will be working with you to complete this task. Each of you will create additional units 2nd semester.
  • Teachers report to work by 9am when opening is delayed for two hours; they should report to work by 8am when there is a one hour delay. As always, employees should use their own judgement in assessing their particular situations. We do not want individuals to put themselves at risk by trying to travel in hazardous conditions.
  • Make sure you are entering grades in PS each week and sending home signed papers every two weeks.
  • Reminder - No Clubs during the month of December. 3rd-5th Grade teachers, please include this on your newsletters.

SLO Information

Our Mid-Year Conference....

Teacher should bring -

  • quizzes
  • anecdotal records
  • student work samples
  • mid-cycle assessments
  • strategies they have used with struggling students
  • evidence of Professional Growth and Development Progress

Together we will-
  • review data to ID which students are progressing and which are struggling
  • work together to consider strategies for those not on track

If necessary-

  • adjust goals
  • adjust professional growth and development plan

Count students if they are with us 85% of time

PBIS Update

  • The CSF Store Date - December 11th.
  • The "Blitz" will happen on January 15th.
  • Remember, not every child in your class should have the same number of tickets if you are using them to promote positive behavior.

A Few Safety Reminders...

1. Conduct a daily “safety scan” of your classroom each morning as you enter the room. Remove or relocate any items that may create a safety hazard.

2. Ensure the door to your room is closed and locked at all times.

3. Be aware of your surroundings as you walk. Watch for potential slip and trip hazards.

4. Ensure you have a class list with you at all times.

Instructional Opportunities

December 7th —3:00 Literacy Cohort XI

December 9th —Math Coach Meeting

December 10th—3:30 ESOL Meeting

December 14th—3:45 Media Specialists; 4:00 AP Seminar

December 16th—Literacy Coach Meeting; 3:30 Tech Lead Teachers