A School to Emulate

Memorial Elementary Bobcat Bulletin 9-14-15 through 9-18-15

Superintendent Visit_Meet Dr. Binggeli

We are finally moving forward with making adjustments to our classrooms and settling into our instructional program. Thank you for your flexibility and patience with the process. As we make this transition, we may have some concerned parents. Please be mindful of your word choice and tone while talking with parents as we help them adjust to the change.

Sara and I continue to see wonderful instruction. You are going a great job of modeling and holding students accountable for producing great work. Keep it up! We will continue to look for targeted small group instruction, the 4 Cs, and scholarly language throughout the day.

As you can see from the "What's Happening" section below, there is a ton going on this week. Be mindful of upcoming deadlines and trainings.

One major event is our visit from Superintendent Binggeli on Thursday (9/17). We are A School to Emulate and I know that our actions will show it. I will talk more about what to expect at our staff meeting Wednesday (9/16). We will continue to do our best work and let it speak for itself.

Our first Bobcat Visioning meetings were great. I love the discussions and next steps that came out of analyzing the data. We will continue with K, 2, & 5 this week. Plan to meet in the large conference room.

Here is where we are with implementing our school-wide instructional initiatives with fidelity. Everyone should be well on their way with guided reading and this week everyone should be be in their intervention & enrichment groups.


Intervention & Enrichment (I & E) - Monday (9/14)

English Language Development (ELD) - Monday (9/21)

3rd - 5th

English Language Development (ELD) - Monday (9/14)

AVID Fridays will begin on Friday, October 2nd. This will give students plenty of time to develop a system for success.

Be sure to order you PPA Spirit Wear. You will be free to wear your spirit shirt with jeans on Mondays once they arrive. Order forms are due on Sept 21st. Send to Jane Oestreich, Principal at Hickey Elementary.


Have a great weekend!


Charles for making our website the one to EMULATE! Our website has been used as an example at district trainings. Kelly P., Jason, & Heather for doing a fantastic job collaborating with the drumming lesson in PE. Sara, Elizabeth D., Nadia, Saraid, Cindy, Mirthis, & Kelly H. for coming out to the Love Where You Live parade.

What's Happening!

9/14 - Science MAP Window Opens

9/14 - International Dot Day

9/14 - 2nd & 3rd Grade CMIT Expectations Update (Shah's Room) 3:15 pm

9/14 - K & 1st ESL Strategies Overview (Gilbert's & Britt's Room) 3:15 pm

9/15 - International Dot Day

9/15 - CMIT Paperwork Due

9/15 - TSR I due for those on PDAS

9/15 - K & 1st Stations Update 3:15 pm

9/15 - Boy Scout Recruitment Meeting 6 pm

9/16 - Staff Meeting 3:15 pm

9/16 - Start of Hispanic Heritage Month

9/17 - Dr. Binggeli Visit 8 am

9/17 - Bobcat Visioning Meetings (K, 3, 5)

9/18 - BOY LPAC Meeting 9:15 am

Pride's Schedule

9/16 - Principal Meeting - Sockwell

Happy Birthday

9/15 - Sarika

9/18 - Margarita

That's HILARIOUS! Send your funnies my way...

During writers workshop Mrs. Sherwin was modeling a story about her family. She asked if anyone remembered her babies' names and a student shouted out "IKEA!"