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Teacher Times & Week at a Glance Week of 9.7.15


Julie: Having you back at TCN is a dream come true! Thank you for continuing to impart all of your wisdom, and supporting us in so many ways!

Sarah: Thank you for taking on the kindergarteners on the first day of school and making the lab so inviting to them in their second week! Ms. Golden is going to become a kindergarten rock star very quickly.

Mariya: Thank you for your amazing support in Kindergarten. You have picked up on our structures and systems seamlessly and your way with the students is awesome! What did we ever do without you?

SDC Team: Thank you Morgan, Kevin, Diana, Nicole, and Dre for creating a safe and positive environment in B208 for our SDC students. Your leadership, teamwork, and consistency is recognized by the entire school community. Thank you!

Much love to the Afterschool Team for being intentional during these 2 weeks of building community. -Johanna

Former TCN BUILD tutor and student teacher named Fulbright Scholar

Congratulations Nessa! Nessa was a BUILD tutor for two years at TCN, working as an ASP tutor and then student teacher for Ms. Tuohy, before she becoming a teacher at Melrose.

See the full article here.

Meet Emma - Reading Partners Site Coordinator!

Emma is a Bay Area native and so excited to be back after attending college in Nashville, TN at Vanderbilt University. She has always had a passion for education and literacy, and worked with several tutoring organizations and education nonprofits during her time in Nashville. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and eating, going to the beach, walking her dog in Tilden Park, and, of course, reading! She is thrilled to be joining TCN this year as the Reading Partners site coordinator!

Actions Requested

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


  • Enter Attendance in Aeries every day 9am. Please email Jennifer & Jennie with any challenges.
  • Sign your weekly attendance report. You will find it in your box every Friday. Please sign with blue or black ink and return to Arcelia's box by Monday.

This Week:

  • Enter F&P Assessments in Illuminate by 9/11/15
  • Submit writing scores by 9/11/15. Reference the assessment memo for more information. It is up to you how you capture your students' writing data. Thank you Jennie for sharing how you are recording your assessments!

This Month:

  • Schedule and hold your First 5 Conferences by October 2 and update the conference tracker in Drive.
  • Teacher Roles Survey - Please fill out this survey by September 19 to express interest in various opportunities at TCN (Sunshine Committee, Student Council, Literacy Night, etc).
  • SRI Technology Survey (optional) - take this survey and earn a $50 gift card to Lakeshore! Click here for more info.
  • Books for our classrooms! Each grade level is receiving $250 from the Scholastic Dollars Catalog to help build our libraries. Please take the time to determine your library needs and keep your eye out for an email from Allison (via Scholastic) to submit your wishlist. Feel free to browse the catalog here!

As Needed:

  • Reimbursement Forms - Click here for a link to the OUSD Reimbursement Form. If you are not already set up as an external vendor, you will need to fill out this form as well.
  • Need to meet with Allison? Set an appointment at or check her calendar
  • 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 9.7.15

Monday, September 7
  • Labor Day - No School

Tuesday, September 8

  • First 5 Family Conferences
  • SSC [3:15pm-4:30pm]

Wednesday, September 9

  • First 5 Family Conferences

Thursday, September 10

  • First 5 Family Conferences

Friday, September 11

  • Panther Paw Assembly
  • F&P Assessments DUE in Illuminate
  • Writing Assessments DUE to Maddie
  • First 5 Family Conferences

Week of 9.14.15

Monday, September 14th

  • Maddie Out
  • Staff Meeting [3:15pm-4:15pm]

Tuesday, September 15th

Wednesday, September 16th

  • Allison Offsite [Principal PD]

Thursday, September 17th

  • Kyle Out
  • Allison Offsite [Principal PD]

Friday, September 18th

  • Kyle Out
  • Emma's Birthday
  • Panther Paw Assembly
  • Picture Day
  • Goals Conferences Day 1 - Keep your eye out for a Google Calendar Invite from Maddie and Allison.

Professional Development Opportunities

  • Saturday Morning of Mathematics - September 12th, 9am-12pm. Please see flyer for more information!


  • - Fuel Your School - Start submitting on September 1st! See website for more info.
  • Playworks Playbook - Check out this amazing resource, saved on Drive, if you're looking for class games.
  • East Bay Children's Book Project - Looking to bulk up your classroom library? This is a great resource for free books.
  • The Marshall Memo - A Weekly Round-up of Important Ideas and Research in K-12 Education. Check it out!
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