C & I Update

Commitment to Excellence 3/3/17

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K-6 Teachers: Register for this local NGSS training here:

Google Chat

By teacher request, the Google Chat feature will be disabled on Monday, 3/6/17. A number of teachers have requested for this feature to be turned off. Google Chat can be a collaborative tool, but for the remainder of this school year, the default setting will be off. If you have a specific request for this feature to be activated, please put in a tech request.

Textbook Ordering for 17-18

Please see a stand alone email for details on ordering textbooks for the 17-18 school year.


1. Inventory existing materials, enter on order form.

2. Estimate anticipated enrollment (roll forward numbers), enter on order form.

3. Determine needs for 17-18 school year, enter on order form

4. Turn into your Principal, or designee, by Friday, 3/17


1. Review current inventory

2. Review projected enrollment numbers

3. Review individual teacher orders

4. Put together all teacher orders by site on one order form, submit to Kristy Warren by Friday, 3/24

Strengthening the Start

PUSD is focusing on a strong start to each class period or learning opportunity, honing in on these three areas:

At the midpoint of our school year, district-wide data is after each component:

Learning Environment: A sustained, successful start routine promoting positive behavior and a positive learning environment is evidenced for all students. (88% All or Most)

Instructional Time: A sustained, successful start routine optimizing efficient and effective student learning is evidenced for all students. (71% All or Most)

Student Engagement: All students actively participate and engage in the sustained, successful start expectations. (86.2 % All or Most)

Ready to up your collaboration and personalize your professional development?

Are you ready to take the next step with Twitter and connect with other educators on topics you are passionate about? It's time to try out a Twitter Chat. Next Tuesday we'll go over the basics and you'll leave ready to participate in your own Twitter Chat.

For more info: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/meghan-everette/twitter-teachers-201-chatting-and-best-practices/

Need a review of the basics of Twitter? Check out: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/meghan-everette/twitter-teachers-beginners-guide-getting-started/

Tech Tuesday, 3:30-4:00

Join Kristy via Google Hangout for Tech Tuesday, every Tuesday from 3:30-4:00 where we talk about a specific tech tool. All are welcome! Join if you have something to share about the topic or want to learn more!

Click here to join!

Click here for the resource guide that goes along with the topic

You can also go to our district website, www.pcoe.k12.ca.us and navigate to the Curriculum Department, where you will see a section on Tech Tuesday. Follow the link from that page to get to the Google Hangout!

Upcoming topics:

3/7/17 Kahoot

3/14/17 Virtual Field Trips

Would you like a text reminder using Remind.com?

Text @238dc to 81010

Instructional Coaches

Our Instructional Coaches are here for you!

Contact them at:

Yvonne: ycasalnuovo@pcoe.k12.ca.us

Susan: sfrediani@pcoe.k12.ca.us

Upcoming Dates

3/9 1:1 Collaboration Day, District Office

3/10 School Garden Training Day, Dawn Institute

3/14 VAPA Vertical Team Collaboration Day

3/17 Math/Science Vertical Team Meeting

3/21, 3/30, 4/1 NGSS K-6 Training Day, Choose one, District Office

Monday Professional Learning Communities Schedule

3/6 Elementary- QES Site PLC with Instructional Coach Yvonne


CHS, GHS, PHS- Independent Planning

QHS Site PLC with Instructional Coach Susan

Useful Links

Textbook Request Form

Technology Help Ticket

username: plumas help password:technology

TK/K- 6th Grade ELA

ThinkCentral for all your textbook resources

Curriculum and Instructional Services

Kristy Warren

Assistant Superintendent, Instructional Services

@kristymwarren on Twitter

@PlumasUSD on Twitter