Cordelia Hills

Staff Update, 12/13/2019

Glows and Grows

Glows: So many great lessons this week. I was able to see science writing that had students responding to a webinar about app building In a third grade class, students were discussing how they would solve an area/perimeter problem. In a fifth grade class, the teacher was working on line plots and she really ensured that everyone was understanding the concept before moving on. Another class was working through and defending a pretty difficult math concept! What was common was teachers up and interacting with students and understanding what every child needed in each class.


Also, a huge thank you to the many teachers organizing winter event choirs/performances. Bravo!


Grows: As you transition into 2020 and the second half of the year, a few questions:


1. How are you using formative data? What systems does your grade level have for keeping track of learning for all students?

2. What is your instructional focus for your own classroom instruction? What do you want to improve on? Share with me =)

3. Do your students have regular opportunities to talk in planned academic conversations?

California School Climate Survey, Staff Version--Reminder

We have 16 staff so far. Let's make sure we get our numbers up. Please and thank you for your time in completing this.


Our annual California School Climate Survey is out and available. While the survey is voluntary, we are aiming for 100% participation from all staff. Your time and thoughts on this confidential survey are greatly appreciated!! Link below:


https://surveys.wested.org/cscs/CR642JM

District Student of the Month

Thank you to the fifth grade team for helping select our District Student of the Month, Ranbeer Singh. He was recognized last night at the Governing Board Meeting and did a fantastic job speaking to the governing board and everyone in attendance. Thanks for the team and for Nurse Marisa for showing up to cheer him on!
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GIRLS on the Run, Spring

GOTR is looking for coaches. They are offering stipends of $250.00/coach ($500/site). If you are interested and want to find out more, please let me know and I will put you in touch with the GOTR local director.

Trotter Calendar

As always, you should have access to my calendar. I will send it out just in case. Here are some upcoming highlights:


12/13: Student of the Month Lunch

12/13: Annual Winter Event hosted by PTA, 5:00-8:00 PM, MPR

12/16: EPAC and SITE ADMIN PD 2-5

12/17: Staff meeting, grade level collaboration

12/19: MTSS Cohort Meeting

12/20: Mid Year Check in with CB and ML @ 9:45

12/23-1/3: NO School, Winter Break

Attendance, Student and Staff/Reminder!

If you are concerned about a student who is missing school, reach out to the family or to Karen and we will work on making a contact with a family to chat through whatever is going on. Sometimes, a postcard or good news referral for a student missing school goes a long way.


Remember, I track school wide attendance here! One of the best things we can do to find success for our students is to celebrate their presence and to make sure we are the ones leading them each day! Thanks for your commitment.

Staff Meeting Resources!--UPDATED this week

Slide deck for Small Group Instruction here!


November Staff Meeting


Update Slide Deck for Module 2


FIA Assessment here


Online Referral System (Use your google sign in to log-in)

MTSS Request for Assistance/SSTs

Request for Assistance. This form comes to me directly.


CH SST Form. This form goes to Sandi Fallon.


PBIS/MTSS Need to know. "

Donors Choose

Many of you put together some awesome "DonorsChoose.org" requests. As a school, your work to gain donations to use for specific projects, supplies, activities, and furniture from the community is appreciated! A few things:


1. Please let me know if you have submitted a Donors Choose project. Send me the link and I will be sure to include it in my parent newsletter and on our Facebook page.


2. If the project includes furniture, it must be approved by our purchasing department. If you send me the specs ahead of time, I have no issue sending it to the appropriate staff for approval.


3. Send me any photos AFTER the arrival of the project and I will also include that in any parent newsletter/FB/IG post.

PTA Calendar, 2019-2020