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Teacher Times & Week at a Glance Week of 9.14.15


Moni & Emma: Thank you for beginning families' journey at TCN on such a strong and inclusive note!

Julia & Jennie: You brought such clarity on expectations for your grade and reinforced what makes our school special.

Kyle & Katie: Thank you for innovating and being willing to risks. It was exciting to see your families get to know each other over their BTSN and potluck.

Ryan & Alex: How effective to use a morning meeting. You not only shared 3rd grade expectations, but gave your families a taste of what a day in the life of your students is like.

Jennifer & Megan: Not only are you emphasizing technology with your students but you are sharing the importance with computers. Getting families onto computers was so meaningful and inventive.

Dina & Daniel: You engaged your families in the work of their students. You made all the academic information feel accessible and exciting.

Sarah, Jonathan, Marie, Rosa: Thank you for dealing with craziness that is Back to School Night childcare and making sure all students were safe and accounted for! It is a big job!

Thank you Alex, Liz, Sarah, Arcelia for recruiting friends and family to do childcare!

Johanna & All After School Instructors: Thank you for leading after school students during an atypical afternoon during Back to School Night full of transitions and pizza!

Liz & Jacqui: Thank you for all you do behind the scenes to welcome our entire school community back for an evening. Thank you for making presentations accessible for all families.

Teacher Effectiveness Roundtable with Superintendent Antwan Wilson V2

Teacher Growth and Development System

TCN teachers, Jennie Herriot-Hatfield and Daniel Villareal, give input on the District's groundbreaking Teacher Growth and Development System. Watch the video to see their comments. Great work Daniel and Jennie!

Actions Requested

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


  • Enter Attendance in Aeries every day 9am. Please email Jennifer & Jennie with any challenges.
  • Sign your weekly attendance report. You will find it in your box every Friday. Please sign with blue or black ink and return to Arcelia's box by Monday.

This Week:

  • Enter F&P Assessments in Illuminate by TODAY, 9/11/15
  • Submit writing scores by TODAY, 9/11/15. Reference the assessment memo for more information. It is up to you how you capture your students' writing data. Thank you Jennie for sharing how you are recording your assessments!
  • Submit Back to School Night Feedback form by Monday, 9/21/15
  • If you completed the SRI survey on educational technology, please email Allison so she knows to whom to give the $50 Lakeshore gift cards! (Thank you to those of you who already notified her!)

This Month:

  • Schedule and hold your First 5 Conferences by October 2 and update the conference tracker in Drive.
  • Teacher Roles Survey - Please fill out this survey by September 19 to express interest in various opportunities at TCN (Sunshine Committee, Student Council, Literacy Night, etc).
  • Books for our classrooms! Each grade level is receiving $250 from the Scholastic Dollars Catalog to help build our libraries. Please take the time to determine your library needs. You should have received an email from Scholastic asking you to submit your wishlist. Please contact Allison if you have not received an email. Feel free to browse the catalog here!
  • If you are having any issues with your black laptops (that came through the school-wide donation), please complete this google form by midnight on Thursday, September 24. Jennie will submit a ticket to request support Friday 9/25.

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 at or check her calendar
  • 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 9.14.15

Monday, September 14th

  • Maddie Out
  • Staff Meeting [3:15pm-4:15pm, B108]
  • Music begins!

Tuesday, September 15th

  • Fresh Fruits & Vegetable Program starts. More info for teachers here.

Wednesday, September 16th

  • Allison Offsite [Principal PD]
  • PD [2:15pm - 3:30pm, B203]

Thursday, September 17th

  • Kyle Out
  • Allison Offsite [Principal PD]
  • Reading Partners begins!

Friday, September 18th

  • Kyle Out
  • Emma's Birthday
  • Panther Paw Assembly
  • Picture Day - See the schedule here!
  • Goals Conferences Day 1 - Keep your eye out for a Google Calendar Invite from Maddie and Allison.

Week of 9.21.15

Monday, September 21st

  • Kyle Out

Tuesday, September 22nd

  • Kyle Out
  • Uniform Exchange -Encourage families who need [more] uniforms [8:30-10am, FRC]
  • SSC [3:15pm - 4:15pm, Library]

Wednesday, September 23rd

  • Kyle Out
  • PD [2:15pm - 3:30pm, B203]

Thursday, September 24th

  • Uniform Exchange -Encourage families who need [more] uniforms [8:30-10am, FRC]

Friday, September 25th

  • Allison Out
  • Emma Out
  • Maddie Offsite [12:00pm - 2:00pm]

Professional Development Opportunities

  • Saturday Morning of Mathematics - September 12th, 9am-12pm. Please see flyer for more information!
  • Poetry Inside Out Workshop - September 25-26, 9am - 4pm. This opportunity is open to OUSD and SFUSD teachers grades 3-12. Click here for registration. Email Mark Hauber at for more information.


  • TCN Chromebook Use - Please read this document for TCN Chromebook Procedures and Norms.
  • - Fuel Your School - Start submitting on September 1st! See website for more info.
  • Playworks Playbook - Check out this amazing resource, saved on Drive, if you're looking for class games.
  • East Bay Children's Book Project - Looking to bulk up your classroom library? This is a great resource for free books.
  • 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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