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October 12, 2015

Conver-stations

Annnnnd....we're back! Welcome home Pirates!


As you settle back in to the work day and connections with colleagues and students, continue to consider how engagement will look in your classrooms this quarter! Remember the first step in effectiveness with student engagement is to plan for it in your lessons! What are you going to implement?


Check out an example of a great student engagement strategy! Below is a video modeling "conver-stations," an example of how to use varied topics per team and rotate students through multiple conversations. This is a great strategy and idea that can be integrated and modified for any content. As you watch the video, consider how this might be used in one of your lessons this week - and how it can be used to differentiate for students who may benefit from certain topics and/or certain roles or questions/prompts to use within each topic you choose to have students to address.


Share your thoughts on this with your teacher partner or your department! There are all the experts needed for learning right here on this campus! Keep on being amazing!


This is going to be a GREAT 2nd quarter! Can you feel the energy?! Eeeee!

NP3 Announcements Mateys!

For Teachers Only:

  • Book Worm Round Table: Remember to read your "Multiple Pathways to the Student Brain" book! Remember to think about and choose the 3 chapters that are most applicable to your job and respond to the focus questions listed.
  • Instructional Rounds: Please plan accordingly for instructional rounds, they are on your calendar (if you accepted the invite). Content areas will continue the same schedule as the past; one day of observations with a teacher partner and one period of debrief with the entire content. The first content area is English starting Wed Oct 21 and the second is math starting Wed Oct 28.
  • 6th Celebration: The next one is 10/16!

  • Campus Clean-Up: Please refer to the schedule! This week we have the following advisories cleaning up: Cook, Qasmi, Silas, Snelling, Weiz, & Williams

  • Booster Lunch: Boosters are providing lunch via the Pizza Company after school on Oct 22nd. Yummmmmmmmm.

  • Q2 AICs: Monday Nov 9th! Grade levels-please let Taniia know where you will be located and the time.

  • Allergy Training: Save the date! October 14 3:15-4:00pm.

  • Duty and Presence: Please continue your amazing presence out and about on campus prior to your prep. Your presence makes a difference!

  • Website Questions: A new process is in place from the district for website support! Should you have questions or notice issues with your site, we are now being asked to use the "help desk."

  • CELDT: CELDT one-on-one testing will continue the next two weeks. Students for one-on-one testing will be called out of class as they have been. CELDT make-up group testing will continue next week. Edwards and Anzelc will keep you posted on the selected date/time. Thank you for your cooperation.



Share with Advisees:

  • NP3 High Fun Fact: Did you know NP3 HS is having its first ever Homecoming Game? How exciting is this? Everyone is invited including our middle school students! Join us October 15th 4:30-6pm. Tickets are $3 a ticket or $2 with student ID.

  • Homework Center & Tutoring: Are starting back this week!

  • Box Top Collection: Box top collection starts Monday Aug 24th and Ends Friday October 16th.The advisory with the most box tops in each grade level will win a pizza party. Please turn in the box tops to advisory.

  • Cookie Dough Fundraiser: 6th grade is selling cookie dough to raise money for Science Camp Oct 12th -26th.

  • Raffle Sale: Student Government is selling tickets to raise money for Leadership. There will be a raffle for Jamba Juice, In-N-Out and Cold Stone gift cards. Each ticket is 50 cents and will be sold at lunch.

  • Picture Day Make-Up: Will happen October 16 and is for students/staff who need new pictures or missed picture day. If you need new pictures, the student must return their old pictures.

  • Booster Meeting: The next one is 10/19!