Bethesda Caper

Friday, April 29, 2016

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Monday, May 2

  • Staff Appreciation Week!
  • Last Day for Lunch Charges
  • DLK Staff Dev.-Leslie Aiken
  • SPG-4th grade Specials
  • 2:30 PM-BUILT
  • 2:45 PM-Sparkles Club
Tuesday, May 3
  • Staff Appreciation Week!
  • SST
  • SPG-4th grade Specials
  • 3:15-4:10 PM-Staff Mtg: G.O.T. Pep Rally Perk
Wednesday, May 4
  • Staff Appreciation Week!
  • Principal Mtg.
  • Relay Hat Day for $1
  • SPG-4th grade Specials
  • SPG-1st grade
  • SPG-2nd grade
  • CLT: G.O.T
  • 2:45 PM-Student Council
  • 5:30-7:00 PM-ESOL Family Night-Cafeteria
Thursday, May 5
  • Staff Appreciation Week!
  • Kindergarten Registration Day
  • Sack Breakfast & Lunch
  • SPG-4th grade Specials
  • SPG-1st grade
  • CLT: G.O.T
  • 3:00 PM-Reader's Rally
  • 4:30 PM-Girls Scouts-Cafeteria
  • 5:00-8:00 PM-CFA PTA Night
Friday, May 6
  • Spirit Day
  • Staff Appreciation Week!
  • Grits and GAB
  • Career Day (3rd-5th grade)
  • 7:30-7:45 AM-Special Ed. Mtg-Cafe
  • SPG-4th grade Specials
  • SPG-1st grade
  • Last Day for Student Library Check Out
  • Staff Appreciation Lunch
  • Chase the Buses!
Saturday, May 7
  • Witzle Pro Tournament


Monday, May 9

  • Custodian Appreciation Week!
  • SPG-4th grade Specials
  • 5th Grade Articulation Fieldtrip-Sweetwater MS
  • 12:30 PM-ATEAM
  • DFA-1st grade
  • DFA-2nd grade
  • EOY (Begin) Writing Assessments
  • Grades 1, 2-Post N, I, O
  • Grades 3-5-Post N. O
  • Text Book Checking After School
  • 5:30 PM-PTA Appreciation Dinner-Media Center
Tuesday, May 10
  • DFA-1st grade
  • SST
  • CLT Planning: Pink & Blue cards
  • SPG-4th grade Specials
  • EOY SPG/DFA-LA (1-5)
  • K-Post Informational
  • 3:15-4:10 PM-G.O.T (Pep Rally Perk)
  • Text Book Checking After School
  • 4:30 PM-SSLT
Wednesday, May 11
  • School Nurse Day
  • AP Mtg.
  • SPG-4th grade Specials
  • DFA-1st grade
  • SPG-2nd grade
  • CLT: SAI Survey
  • EOY SPG/DFA-MA (1-5)
  • Text Book Checking After School
Thursday, May 12
  • CLT Planning-Literacy Cottage
  • EOY/SPG/DFA-SC (1-5)
  • K-Post Narrative
  • 3:00-4:30 PM-Reader's Rally
Friday, May 13
  • Spirit Day
  • Grits and GAB
  • Relay Hat Day for $1
  • EOY/SPG/DFA-SS (1-5)
  • 7:30-7:45 AM-Special Ed. Mtg-Cafe
  • All Student Library Books Due
  • All Teacher Library Books & Material
  • GKIDS Data Pull (State)
  • Relay for Life Event: Gwinnett Fairgrounds
  • Chase the Buses!

Calendar Update

Due to preparing for our final data conversations for RBES, we moved the Pep Rally GOT from May 17 to May 3 and kept the May 10 GOT the same.

We will be engaging in data conversations on May 17. Thank you for your flexibility!

Save the Date:

  • Tue 5/31 & Wed. 6/1-BUILT 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
  • Thu 6/2 & Fri 6/3-Teacher Planning 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

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Message from Pam

to our amazing inventory team and staff for finding all of our items. We have a 100% in inventory! Points to our WSA! Yeah!!!

Promotion Guidelines

The flow charts below have basic information that follow the Promotion Guidelines

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PBIS SY 16-17

Thank you to the following teachers for agreeing to be members of the PBIS leadership team for next year.

We are looking forward to your leadership.

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The EOY Tech Checklist has be placed in mailboxes along with a list of all the resources that have been checked out. (You will also find it on the link below). Please be sure to look at the return dates on the master EOY check list (GOLD sheets) that have also been placed in your mailbox. Thank you!

The end of the year is near and our students want you at their side. The closer we get to the end of the year, the harder it is to find subs. Please remember your final attendance will be a reflection on your RBES. Your goal is 97%; present 184 days! What a great profession, coming to work 190 days out of 365. It doesn’t get better than that! Thank you for your presence!

Calendar Feedback:

Field Day will be in the Spring

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We will have two separate events as described below:

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We will have one event as described below:

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Amazing Reading Resource for now and your students through August 31. Summer Reading!

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School Name: Get Georgia Reading

Username: read

Password: read

Includes Lexile and F&P levels on all books. Enjoy!

Did you miss our video celebration?

Tentative Grade Level Planning for SY 2017: Anything can change this plan This is based on “Student Projections”

  • Kindergarten: 8 Teachers- 4 DLI classes 25 students/3 Non-DLI classes 22 students & 1 class 17 students with minimal support
  • 1st Grade: 4 DLI classes 28 students (This number may decrease-Dinorah support)/4 Non-DLI 19 students
  • 2nd Grade: 4 DLI classes 23 students/6 classes 21 students or less (Focus cluster higher numbers)
  • 3rd Grade: 9 teachers 23 students or less (Focus cluster higher numbers)
  • 4th Grade: 9 teachers 23 students or less (Focus cluster higher numbers)
  • 5th Grade: 8 teachers 25 students or less (Focus cluster higher numbers)

Staff Transfers:

  • Ali Hembree
  • Jazlyn Wright
  • Kelli Fitch
  • Emily Marabotto
  • Markelia McBride

Moving to Bethesda:

  • Amy Belcher: From Chesney 4th Grade
  • Yasmine Martinez: From Rockbridge Kindergarten

Staff Changes (Changes in BOLD)

  • Carmen Carrera moves to Kindergarten DLI
  • Taylor Nunez: 5th Grade
  • Lauren Gurley: 5th Grade
  • Derrica Sherrer: 4th Grade
  • Ruby Figueroa: Reading Recovery
  • Shannon Melton: Staying in 5th
  • Sherley Harris: 2nd Grade DLI English
  • Kelley Bolin: 2nd
  • Shani Walker: Science Specials
  • Janice Heizler: Technology Specials
  • Rosa Serrano: DLI Instructional Coach

Based on feedback from the DLI team asking for an instructional coach and based on the feedback from our two DLI experts (Dr. Met & Marie B.) and our foreign language department we are appointing Rosa for this position. One of the experts stated, “Rosa should be the Bilingual Education Teacher of the Year!” Everyone help us in congratulating Rosa to the coaching team!

SAVE THE DATE: Teaching and Learning Pre-Conference and Conference

Please mark your calendars for the second annual GCPS Teaching and Learning Conference! This year, the conference will take place at the ISC on Thursday, June 16 and Friday, June 17 from 8 AM - 4 PM at the J. Alvin Wilbanks Instructional Support Center. Several departments will offer pre-conference sessions on Wednesday, June 15 at various locations throughout the district. More details will come in February.

What: Teaching and Learning Pre-Conference

When: June 15, 2016

Where: Various locations throughout the district. More to come in February.

What: Teaching and Learning Conference

When: June 16-17, 2016 8:00am - 4:00pm

Where: J. Alvin Wilbanks Support Center

We are listening!

Please continue to share your perception of our school. Is it really anonymous? YES IT IS! Since it is anonymous, we really can’t follow up when we don’t know specific situations (who, what, when, where, etc.). If you post something and want results, please be as specific as you can, otherwise the situation will continue. Remember, you can come and talk to any of us in confidence. We are here for you and genuinely want the best work environment.

Just like relationships, positive school climate takes work…hard work…we all want the same thing, so let’s work together to get there. Share your thoughts here Click Here to Open or face to face (always best way to communicate).

Staff Birthdays!

I accidentally left out birthdays last week!

Friday, April 22, 2016

  • Megan Despot
Sunday, April 24, 2016
  • Shanaz Lakhani
Monday, April 25, 2016
  • Barbara Dixon

Birthdays coming up!:

Saturday, April 30, 2016

  • LaToya Boyd
Sunday, May 1, 2016
  • Penny Rule
Tuesday, May 2, 2016
  • Alicia Hembree
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