Mrs. Berger's Weekly Update!

January 4th, 2016

Dear Families,

Happy New Year! I hope you all enjoyed your vacation. I enjoyed the time relaxing and spending time with my family and friends.

Please read the important information below for updates for the week!

As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


April : )

Your OLS Progress Goal is 44% by January 8th

Click above to view and print the weekly progress goal tracker

Important Information

  • If you have not signed up for our "virtual" Quarterly Academic Conference please do. The link is on our symbaloo site. If you would prefer to meet in person please send me an email and I will see if we can schedule an in person conference.
  • MANY items are due next Friday on 1/15. Please see the calendar below for important due dates. The Q2 work sample cover sheet is posted on symbaloo for your reference. You may turn things in early if you prefer and they are completed. Assignments need to be mailed to my home address arriving before their due dates.
  • Work samples need to have the proper heading and the cover sheet completed. If they do not they will be returned to be revised and returned. Thank you for understanding. Samples can be found on the symbaloo page.
  • The end of the semester is quickly approaching. If your student is behind in any subjects they are encouraged to catch up and complete those extra lessons between now and the end of the semester so their semester grades are not affected.
  • I have a new phone number and a new address. My contact information above and my email signature have been updated to reflect the changes.
  • Your kiddos are excited to be our Weekly Olympian. Please see Symbaloo to sign up if you haven't already!!!

Mark Your Calendars

2nd Quarter: November 5th to January 27th


  • 15th LP4 PE Log Due 12/2-1/12
  • 15th PE Semester 1 Assignment Due
  • 15th Q2 Work Samples Due- Original Work
Language Arts (Composition, GUM, Vocab AND Literature)
    Math, Science, History, Art and Music (if applicable)
    • 15th Composition Due- “Persuasive” Unit 4 Pre-writing & Final Paper
    • 15th Math TGA Due- Unit 5 Lesson 13
    • 15th Literature- Critical Skills Assessment- Unit 9
    • 15th History Writing Assignment Due- Unit 5
    • 18th Martin Luther King Day- No School
    • 24th-29th National School Choice Week
    • 27th End of Quarter 2 / 1st Semester
    • 29th LP5 PE Log Due 1/13-2/17

    Check the weekly OLS plan for links to the following weekly class connect sessions:

    Class Connect Classes For All 6th Graders
    • Homeroom: Mondays 9:30a.m. (Optional)
    • Math: Tuesdays-Fridays 9a.m.
    • Language Arts for GUM and Composition: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11a.m.

    Class Recordings

    If your student cannot make a live session they will be recorded and available to watch at a later time. Access the link to the recording on the weekly plan on the day and time of the session you missed

    Student Support Classes

    Students may be invited to 1-3 classes per week. The students invited to the classes are subject to change weekly. Links to the classes, if invited, will appear on your weekly plan.

    About Me

    This year marks my 1st year as a teacher with CAVA, and 5th year teaching overall. Prior to teaching here I worked for Capistrano Unified as an elementary school teacher. I also worked as an English Language Development Support Teacher for Vista Unified overseeing the ELD program at my school site. I have been married to my husband Matt, a firefighter for OCFA, for 17 years. We have two children. Ryan is 13 and Claire is 10. We live in Ladera Ranch. On the weekends you can find me on the soccer field watching my son play or at the pool watching my daughter compete in local swim meets. When we have a weekend free of sports you will usually find us at the beach! I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, running, riding my beach cruiser, and making digital scrapbooks with our family photos!