Eagle's Eye View

Growing Juntos

Week at a Glance 2-29-16 to 3-4-16

ZIS Vision: One Child, Two Languages - Unlimited Possibilities

ZIS Mission: We will provide and assist each student with a well-rounded and differentiated education that is centered around the immersion of the Spanish language and cultures to prepare them for a global society.

Instructional Focus: The SIOP Model in ALL classrooms. Please, por favor, PLEASE review, use, and reflect upon the components of SIOP and continue conversations within your grade level meetings during your common planning times. I believe in the use of this model and want to implement it with fidelity as we grow our eagles into bilingual and biliterate citizens.

Lunes - LOD is Spanish

  • It's MONDAY! Lets make this a great week and not let anything get us down! :-)
  • I will be in observations and conferences all week.
  • Zumba from 4:45-5:45
  • Please, promote our LOD. Gracias

Martes - LOD is English

  • Today is Election Day (Super Tuesday). We are a polling place. Please, make sure that you are with students at all times. Nothing different than normal, but we want to make sure that all students are safe and secure as many extra people will be in the building. I will be working with the people in charge of setting up the voting area to ensure a decimated area that is segregated from everyone else. I will keep everyone posted as need be. :-)
  • Jessica Haight will be with me from 7:30-11:00
  • Zumba today, but it might be a little short due to the Lottery Drawing tonight at 6:30. Wish me luck!
  • Please, promote our LOD. Thank you.

Miércoles - LOD is Spanish

  • Tornado drill today. Please, review the proper procedures with your children.
  • Be happy it's Hump Day!
  • Zumba 4:45-5:45
  • Please, promote our LOD. Gracias.

Jueves - LOD is English

  • CPAs today. Don't forget to review your e-mail regarding the options you have regarding vertical alignment meeting representatives, etc. Whatever you decide to do, please make sure that the paras are prepared to teach while you are out of the room.
  • Zumba from 4:45-5:45
  • Please, promote our LOD. Thank you.

Viernes - LOD is Spanish

  • Early Release Day - PD TBA
  • Foundation Meeting today in my office from 11:30-1:00. I will be available if you need me.
  • If you had an observation on Wednesday then we will most likely have to meet today for your conference. I will keep you posted. Gracias for being flexible.
  • Dress in green if you want to the upcoming St. Patrick's Day celebrations :-). I picked this Friday because I believe we are having a character of a book dress up the following Thursday. More to come on that. :-)
  • VIVA ZARROW is tomorrow, the 5th! Don't forget to buy your tickets.
  • Have a great weekend
  • Please, promote our LOD. Gracias.
  • Online gradebook

    An updated and accurate grade book is an invaluable tool for all educators. It is expected that grade books will be updated on a weekly basis. Please perform a gradebook report on PowerSchool each Friday to ensure grades are not lost when report cards go out. TPS policy requires a minimum of:

    · 2 grades per week for Reading

    · 2 grades per week for Math

    · 1 grade per week for Social Studies

    · 1 grade per week for Science.

    · 4 grades per quarter for Specials subjects

    · Grades from library projects will be infused into the grade book of the subject it is covering as needed.

    Have a GREAT WEEK! You are the best of the best, and I am blessed to be with such great professionals like YOU! This is the best school in the nation!

Teacher of the Week

El Orgullo de Zarrow

Drum roll please..........................................................................................This week's Teacher of the Week is Sra. Ramirez!!! You get the Principal's parking spot for the week :-)!!!!

La verdad es que no hay palabras para describir lo increíble que es esta maestra de inglés como segundo idioma. Su pericia es algo que no se encuentra en todos los lados. Y más que eso, ella aboga siempre por los derechos y bienestar de sus estudiantes y sus familias. Mientras aboga por todos ella también enseña según los estándares de PASS y de WIDA mientras que colabora con otros maestros. La verdad es que tiene un trabajo bien difícil y tiene que hacer la mayoría de eso sola con planes, LIEPs, exámenes, observando los que han salido del programa de ELD, accesar las modificaciones y el saber de cómo proveer esas modificaciones no solamente a los estudiantes, sino también a los maestros. Puede ser un trabajo desalentador pero ella lo hace con finura.

Sra. Ramirez, recuerdo muy bien cuando comencé aquí. Apenas le conocí por correo electrónico y ya estaba lista para ayudarme con los primeros desarrollos profesionales en Zarrow. Y después al conocerle por fin en persona en El Tequila me invitó a ayudarles a mover los muebles de Santi ;-) Fui con Chris para ayudar y después en la primera reunión con todos los maestros juntos les dijo a los maestros que, para usted, estaba impresionada que yo fui para ayudarles sin conocer a casi nadie. Eso para mí era especial siendo totalmente nuevo y nunca le había agradecido por estar en mi lado desde el principio de este año escolar. Puede ser difícil llegar a una escuela 100% nueva pero personas como usted ayuda a crear una familia y a aceptar miembros nuevos. Gracias por todo que hace en nuestros salones, y gracias por ser no solamente una maestra ejemplar sino un miembro de mi familia escolar. :-)

Siempre le llevo en mi corazón,

Sr. Kellito

Zarrow International Elementary School

One Child, Two Languages - Unlimited Possibilities