Jaguar Journal

Week of September 30th

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Way to go Eva!

  • Congratulations to our very own Eva Membreno for her selection as the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCCTM) Outstanding Elementary School Mathematics Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year!!!

Important Dates for the Week:

Book Fair - all week in the media center


Monday, September 30th

  • Sparklers East (session 1) - will be held in AIG room at 3:30


Tuesday, October 1st:

  • K PLC (not extended)

  • MTSS at 11

  • SLT Meeting (after school in Exley’s room)

  • Book Fair Family Night from 5-8


Wednesday, October 2nd:

Darlene at PLC’s for I/E discussion/work


Thursday, October 3rd:

  • Lockdown Drill this AM

  • 3rd/2nd PLC (not extended)

  • 1:30 - Instructional Assistant Evaluation Training

  • Tutor Orientation after dismissal - AIG room

  • Book Fair Family Night from 5-8


Friday, October 4th:

NCE Media Center UNPLUGGED! As hard as it has been....it is exciting to see kids engaged in READING!

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Updates/Reminders:

  • Lockdown Drill - Scheduled for Thursday morning. We are not sure of the exact time because we will be waiting for law enforcement to join us.


  • Instructional Assistant Meeting - we will hold the evaluation training for IA’s Thursday at 1:30 in the AIG room.


  • Media Special will be located in the MPR all week due to Book Fair being held in the media center.


  • PLC’s with Darlene for looking at data to get I/E up and running are as follows:

    • October 2nd - 5th/4th/1st

    • October 7th - 3rd/2nd/K

    • We plan to use last years data, this years data and teacher knowledge to work to get I/E groups up and running!


  • Thanks to those of you who have sent a photo of your PBIS Student of the Month. If you haven’t done so yet, please take a photo and send it to Eddie by the end of the day Monday so he can update the video.


  • Public School Works - The deadline for course completion is Monday, September 30th! Each year, employees are assigned online courses to complete through PublicSchoolWORKS. All employees should have received course assignments via email (initially issued on June 10, 2019). All employees hired after August 19, 2019, should have received an alternate completion deadline.


  • THANK YOU to those who have contributed to the United Way. There is still a small window of time, so please see Paulette Monday if you are interested in giving. Every little bit helps!!


  • READvolution - Please make sure you send letters home with all students and encourage reading/students to log reading. If parents have questions, please have them reach out to Lynne Crankshaw.




  • DESSA: Everyone should have received an email from the Evo Socio/Emotional Team or Aperture Education with your invitation to create your DESSA account. Darlene has set the window for assignment completion to be from September 25-October 23. This includes enough time for teachers to complete the DESSA mini for all students and the DESSA full for those students who score in the range of "need instruction". Darlene recommends trying to have the DESSA mini complete by October 9th (ish) so that teachers have ample time to complete the full DESSA on appropriate students without feeling rushed. Dual Language teachers, you have the option to just complete your own homeroom, or both classes.


  • Quarterly Collaboration Dates:

  • Kindergarten - November 8th & February 20th

  • First Grade - November 4th & February 17th
  • Second Grade - October 25th & February 12th
  • Third Grade - October 28th & February 10th
  • Fourth Grade - October 22nd & February 6th
  • Fifth Grade - October 14th & February 5th


Please go ahead and work to enter this absence in AESOP. The funding source will be Chris Poston - Dual Langauge.


  • iReady BOY Diagnostic: Your BOY testing window for iReady is: September 9th – October 11th. It is a district expectation that all classes in grades 1-5 complete the BOY iReady diagnostic. Kindergarten will complete the MOY diagnostic. We will dig into this data this year as PLCs.

  • Students should have the first diagnostic of the school year automatically assigned to them. It will prompt them to begin their assessment the first time that they login this year.

  • Use this PowerPoint presentation to prepare students for a Diagnostic and engage them with i-Ready. Detailed facilitation notes are provided in the notes section of each slide.

  • Remember that the first diagnostic assessment of the year determines each student’s Typical and Stretch Growth targets. If students have a rush flag on the assessment, you may wish to consider retesting them to get accurate growth targets for the year.

  • Attached is a data chat to use with students after their first diagnostic to help them track their progress and reflect on their data. When students complete a diagnostic assessment this year (grades 3-8), the scale score for the assessment will appear on the screen at the completion.

Duties for the Week:

AM Duty:
Early Bus/Cafe - Trejio, K. Horton

Main Lobby/Hallway - Webster

Intersection/MPR Lobby - Gendron

4th/5th Hallway - Spencer

Buses - Trygar

Cars - Murray, Avila, Brooks, Parrish, Alvarez, Stahoviak, B. Horton

PM Duty:

Bus Ramp - Trygar, Bland, Crankshaw

Late Bus - Trygar, Avila, Alvarez, Parrish, K. Horton, Brooks

Cars: Hatcher , Rife de los Santos, Hamilton, Knaus, Torres, Membreno, Gendron, Evans Rowland- Team Leader, Maul- Team Leader

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How many are with me?