Weekly Memo: 01/11/16-01/15/15

"Overcome Mediocrity & Redefine Excellence"

Message From: Ms. Stewart, Principal

"Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well."

- Vincent van Gogh

BE IN THE KNOW... UPDATES & INFORMATION

Monday, January 11, 2016

  • A photo shoot from 10:00-12:00 will take place throughout the building to capture images for our new website: http://www.newhopeacademybrooklyn.org/
  • 4th Grade Team Planning with Ms. Stewart (11:45-12:30)
  • K-5 Team Planning: analyze assessment trackers shared by Nigel on 1/10/16
  • School-Wide Data Access: In keeping with the momentum and planning with our Core Knowledge Curriculum for K-5, it is imperative that you have access to school-wide data and take the time to thoroughly understand the learning progression of CK & the CCLS. Click here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5hvcxjxlctnUl9zdTNsOHJnUEk

Tuesday, January 12, 2016


  • K-2 Common Planning
  • The S.T.E.A.M. & Culture Team meet at 9:15 in Kingsman Hall to plan school-wide extended learning to United Skates with the a focus on the following:

The Science of Roller Skating

Motion & Rink Design

Music, Math, & Roller Skating

Super Sound! Acoustics! & Rink Design

Engineering Magic & Lightning

  • Work with the RTI Team to develop a Plan for retesting of iReady Diagnostic #2
  • iReady Diagnostic #2: The Code Blue Team analyzed the assessment results of all scholars and created a list of those were flagged with a yellow or red hand for rushing through the exam. Please coordinate retesting times by COB 1/11. Click here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzCcLtYHSoZwaU5JVVQycjFvNzA
  • S.T.E.A.M. Team Meeting: 4:30-5:30 in the conference room

Professional Development: K-5 Teacher Associates & RTI Team

Tuesday, Jan. 12th, 8:30-10:30am

Conference Room

K-5 Teacher Associates & The RTI Team will engage in professional development with a focus on Core Knowledge, Using Assessment to Drive Instruction, and Differentiated Small Group Instruction.

Please bring/do the following:

  1. Laptop
  2. Unit & Lesson Plans for the week of 1/11/16
  3. Core Knowledge Scope & Sequence
  4. iReady data for Student Growth Challenge Scholars
  5. Register for a free trial of Scholastic Core Clicks
  6. Teach Like a Champion 2.0

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

  • Growing & Learning Lab-Sites: K-5 teachers & teacher associates will receive 1:1 coaching support the implementation of the Ready Instructional Flow for 100 minutes of learning using the Read, Think, Write, Share format. The following classrooms will serve as learning Lab-sites:

Kindergarten: Ms. Harry/Ms. Martin

1st Grade: Ms. Canarick/Ms. Turner

2nd Grade: Mr. Charles/Ms. Carter

3rd Grade: Ms. Thornton/Mr. Sterling

4th Grade: Ms. Holguin/Mr. Fynes

5th Grade: Ms. Romero/Ms. Lujan

Ms. Schwartz will meet with teaching partnerships to outline the criteria and schedule.

  • Data & Assessment & Code Blue Team Meeting: 4:30-5:30 in the conference room

Thursday, January 14, 2016

  • 3-5 Common Planning
  • Coaching with Jeanette & Lyndsey from NYC Mathematics Project
  • Professional Development AND Curriculum & Instruction Team Meeting: 4:30-5:30 in the conference room

Friday, January 15, 2016

  • Send home iReady Detailed Parent Reports for Diagnostic #2 for grades 3-5 and Diagnostic #1 for 1st & 2nd Grade
  • Community & Family Engagement AND Culture Team Meetings: 4:30-5:30 in the conference room

Professional Development: K-5 Teacher Associates & RTI Team

Friday, Jan. 15th, 8:30-10:30am

Conference Room

K-5 Teacher Associates & The RTI Team will engage in professional development with a focus on Core Knowledge, Using Assessment to Drive Instruction, and Differentiated Small Group Instruction.

Please bring/do the following:

  1. Laptop
  2. Unit & Lesson Plans for the week of 1/11/16
  3. Core Knowledge Scope & Sequence
  4. iReady data for Student Growth Challenge Scholars
  5. Register for a free trial of Scholastic Core Clicks
  6. Teach Like a Champion 2.0

HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR CLASSROOMS...

Monday, January 18, 2016 - NO SCHOOL

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