TEAM CSF News - Weekly Update

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November 30- December 4

Weekly Update

Monday- November 30th

  • Blogs updated by 8am
  • Math Planning meetings (2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th)
  • Signed Interims due (call parents if they were not returned)

Tuesday-December 1st

  • Math Planning meetings (K5 and 1st)
  • ELA Planning meeting (3rd and 4th)

Wednesday - December 2nd

  • RtI
  • GT Art

Thursday - December 3rd

  • ELA Planning Meeting (5K, 1st, 2nd, and 5th)
  • Lesson Plans turned in before leaving
  • Shoe Giveaway (more details to follow)

Friday - December 4th

Monday - December 7th

  • Blogs updated by 8am
  • Math Planning meetings (2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th)
  • 8:30am Space Station Conservation Assembly (all grades will attend) - based on behavior at last assembly, please discuss appropriate behavior

Tuesday - December 8th

  • Math Planning meetings (K5 and 1st)
  • ELA Planning meeting (3rd and 4th)
  • Faculty Meeting - Work Late Day (we will work until 6:15)

Wednesday- December 9th

  • Fall Instructional Visit

Thursday-December 10th

  • ELA Planning Meeting (5K, 1st, 2nd, and 5th)
  • Lesson Plans turned in before leaving
  • PTO/Winter Concert@6/Literacy Night @6:30

Friday-December 11th

  • TEAM CSF Spirit Day
  • Class Spelling Bee (3rd-5th grades)
  • CSF Store (PBIS)

Monday-December 14th

  • Blogs updated by 8am
  • Math Planning meetings (2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th)

Tuesday-December 15th

  • Math Planning meetings (K5 and 1st)
  • ELA Planning meeting (3rd and 4th)
  • Faculty Christmas Party

Wednesday-December 16th

Thursday-December 17th

  • ELA Planning Meeting (5K, 1st, 2nd, and 5th)
  • Lesson Plans turned in before leaving

Friday-December 18th

  • Early Dismissal
  • Rotation Time (more information to follow)

January 4th

Dr. Mercer has agreed to allow us to work late on a couple of days to make up for working on January 4, 2016. I have decided that we will take advantage of this opportunity. It was strongly recommended that we use this time for professional development as that is the intention for the January 4 date. (We will not be counting our Literacy Night as hours this year.)


We will be working late on November 17th and December 8th. We will be working until 6:30pm. All teachers, assistants, and office staff should plan to work these dates.

Information

  • Please remember that December 10th is Literacy Night and our 4th Grade Concert. All teachers should make plans to attend.
  • Please remember that Felica is scheduled to come to CSF for a guided reading visit this month.
  • Mark your calendar for our RtI/PBIS visit on Thursday, February 25th.
  • Remember that grades 3-5 have to have one unit in Canvas by the end of the first semester. Mrs. Holden and Mrs. Berry will be working with you to complete this task. Each of you will create additional units 2nd semester.
  • Teachers report to work by 9am when opening is delayed for two hours; they should report to work by 8am when there is a one hour delay. As always, employees should use their own judgement in assessing their particular situations. We do not want individuals to put themselves at risk by trying to travel in hazardous conditions.
  • Fall Instructional Visit is December 9th. Please make sure that you do not give a test on this day.
  • Make sure you are entering grades in PS each week.
  • Reminder - No Clubs during the month of December. 3rd-5th Grade teachers, please include this on your newsletters.

SLO Information

Our Mid-Year Conference will be in December....Date will come soon!


Teacher should bring -

  • quizzes
  • anecdotal records
  • student work samples
  • mid-cycle assessments
  • strategies they have used with struggling students
  • evidence of Professional Growth and Development Progress


Together we will-
  • review data to ID which students are progressing and which are struggling
  • work together to consider strategies for those not on track


If necessary-

  • adjust goals
  • adjust professional growth and development plan


Count students if they are with us 85% of time

PBIS Update


  • The CSF Store Date - December 11th.
  • The "Blitz" will happen on January 15th.
  • Remember, not every child in your class should have the same number of tickets if you are using them to promote positive behavior.

A Few Safety Reminders...

1. Conduct a daily “safety scan” of your classroom each morning as you enter the room. Remove or relocate any items that may create a safety hazard.

2. Ensure the door to your room is closed and locked at all times.

3. Be aware of your surroundings as you walk. Watch for potential slip and trip hazards.

4. Ensure you have a class list with you at all times.

Instructional Opportunities

November 30—3:45 SNA; 4:00 Teacher Forum

December 2nd—1:00 DO Special Services; 3:00 Literacy Cohort IX

December 3rd —3:00 Literacy Cohort X

December 7th —3:00 Literacy Cohort XI

December 9th —Math Coach Meeting

December 10th—3:30 ESOL Meeting

December 14th—3:45 Media Specialists; 4:00 AP Seminar

December 16th—Literacy Coach Meeting; 3:30 Tech Lead Teachers