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Teacher Times & Week at a Glance Week of 4.11.16


  • Thanks Sarah for being extremely flexible while second grade was on our field trip! Much appreciated! - Kyle and Katie
  • Thanks Mariya for helping out second grade while we were on our field trip! It helped immensely! - Kyle and Katie
  • Thank you Katie and Kyle for planning a field trip on Katie's 2nd day back! The 2nd graders have been looking forward to it and had so much fun!
  • Thanks Megan, Moni, and Dina for hosting some second graders ... and thank you everyone else for being willing to host kids! - Kyle and Katie
  • Thanks Claudia, Mrs. Thomas, and Allison for working behind the scenes to make sure our field trip was approved and paid for, we had lunches, and we had BART tickets!! - Kyle and Katie
  • Shout out to Moni and her students for standing up to bullying! This video is a must see!

Actions Requested

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


  • TCN Reading Goal Tally 15-16: Please enter your students' total minutes weekly here.
  • Home School Folders: Please ensure that folders are sent out every Monday, including extras for students missing folders; and turned into the FRC every Wednesday afternoon (Thursday AM the latest). If a student is missing their folder, please let Esther know so she can replace it.
  • FRC Hours: Esther will be on site in the FRC Mon/Wed/Fri 1:00pm - 5:00pm and Tues/Thurs 8:00am - 12:oopm.

This Week:

  • TCN is staffing! Thanks for sharing our teacher job posting with strong candidates and relevant networks.

This Month:

  • TCN A's Game - Step Up to the Plate: Check out the flier, spread the word and buy your tickets here! Join TCN staff on April 29th in section 230 (or any other game listed). Support TCN and enjoy an A's game at the same time!

As Needed:

  • Have feedback for the Math Department? Please use this link to give feedback directly to the math dept on ANY of the math core curriculum guide units and performance tasks.
  • Field Trips: When using BART tickets please return them to Claudia upon your return to TCN and let her know if any are not working. This is important so we don't inadvertently give unusable tickets to teachers.
  • 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 4.11.16

Monday, April 11th

  • ILT Learning Walk 8:30-10:30am
  • Temple Sinai Book Giveaway (schedule)
  • Staff Meeting [3:15pm - 4:15pm]
  • Action: Distribute Home School Folders

Tuesday, April 12th

  • Maddie Off Site at AP PD
  • Everhart Field Trip (826 Valencia, SF)
  • Marissa Moss Author Visit [4th @ 10:30; 3rd @ 11:30]
  • Faculty Council [3:15pm - 4:15pm]

Wednesday, April 13th

  • Mariya Out
  • Lockdown Drill [9:00am]
  • TCN PD [2:15pm - 3:30pm, E101]
  • SBAC Family Workshop [5:30-6:30pm, Computer lab]
  • Action: Return Home School Folders to the FRC

Thursday, April 14th

  • Progress Monitoring (check for Google Invite)
  • SBAC Family Workshop [9-10am, Computer lab]
  • ILT [3:15pm - 4:30pm]

Friday, April 15th

  • Progress Monitoring (check for Google Invite)
  • Panther Paw Assembly - 5th grade
  • Action: Sign Weekly Attendance Reports

Week of 4.18.16

Monday, April 18th

  • Coach Kenny on site
  • Action: Distribute Home School Folders

Tuesday, April 19th

Wednesday, April 20th

  • Julia's birthday!
  • Jennifer Out at TC
  • Coach Kenny on site
  • TCN PD [2:15pm - 3:30pm, B205]

Thursday, April 21st

  • Allison Off-site at Principal PD
  • Jennifer Out at TC
  • Coach Kenny on site
  • 3rd grade field trip [8:30am - 12:30pm]
  • ILT [3:15pm - 4:30pm]
  • Action: Return Home School Folders to FRC

Friday, April 22nd

  • Jennifer Out at TC
  • Julia Out
  • AR: End of 5th Marking Period
  • Coach Kenny on site
  • Action: Sign Weekly Attendance Report


  • There's a new children's librarian at the Cesar Chavez branch library. If your class hasn't yet visited the library, please reach out to Annabelle Blackman to schedule a visit!
  • Check out the April Fresh Fruits & Vegetables schedule - it is now 4 days a week!
  • From the ELA Department - TCRWP Homegrown Institute and more!

We are are pleased to announce that there will be a Teachers College Reading Workshop Institute this Summer in Oakland. Registration is now open. Click here for K - 2. Click here for 3 - 5. Please note that priority will be given for teachers who did not attend the institute last summer. Click here for the full announcement.

Other Professional Learning Opportunities:

Bay Area Writing Project:

Saturday April 30th 9 - 12:30

TCRWP Online Courses::

GO Teacher Policy Fellowship

  • Applications for 2016-2017 are now open. Applications are due May 2nd. Ask Jennie or Emma if you have questions, or check out the one-pager. There is also an open house/info session on April 20th.

Upcoming Events

  • TCN Annual Alumni Night - Thursday, April 28th. Alumni would love to see all of their former teachers and TCN staff. See more information and RSVP here!
  • Step Up to the Plate A's Game - Friday, April 29th. Get your peanuts and cracker jacks and buy your tickets to an A's game to support TCN!
  • Science Fair - May 10th. If you're looking to get a jump start on planning for the science fair, check out Drive for all resources.


  • 2016-2017 Calendar is here! Check it out!
  • Bay Area Writing Project - 2016 Summer Open Program courses are here! 13 exciting courses to choose from this summer. Most courses available for continuing education credits. Check out the website for more info!
  • Wireless Printing: Click here for directions to set up printing from your Chromebook to the new wireless printer in the teacher workroom.
  • The Marshall Memo - A Weekly Round-up of Important Ideas and Research in K-12 Education. Check out the current issue for a interesting articles about the 'seemingly impossible demands of the modern principalship' and 'rethinking traditional teacher compensation' among others.
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