Meat & Potatoes

February 15 - February 19

Monday's Schedule

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Teacher of the Year - Danny Morchat

Paraprofessional of the Year - Adrienne Watson

Auxiliary Employee of the Year - Elsa DeLuna

Up & Coming Events

Monday - Staff Development

Tuesday - AVID Mock Visit, PTO Meeting, School Board Meeting

Wednesday - Art Club

Social Committee

At this time, we do not have a social committee at Oakwood. If you're not familiar, typically, a social committee collects dues at the beginning of the year to provide cards, gifts, flowers, etc. for events such as funerals, baby showers, surgeries, etc. Please take a quick second and vote now so I can determine if this is something we want at Oakwood.

Rocco's Corner

Teachers of Success classes,

The daily announcements are a must, they must be shown to your Success students each day. There is critical information for students shared within them. The Social Emotional Learning initiative is one of them. Our S.E.L. team has created videos for students to see that are linked within these announcements. When accessing the announcements you will see a slide with the link to 5th grade and 6th grade S.E.L. videos. Once you click on the link, it will take you to the video presentations and you can follow the slides week by week.

Behavior Tip of the Week: Tardiness

Watch how this High School Senior and former gang member explains how one teacher giving him an important job in her classroom transformed his life. Shaping this student’s undesired behavior and replacing it with a desired behavior gave this senior a whole new perspective on life.

Have you ever had a student like this in your classroom? Was their tardiness attention seeking?

We all deal with student tardiness and the classroom disruption it causes on a daily basis. Consider the ideas explored in this video as you target the students with frequent tardy behavior in your classes.

The PRIM suggests numerous ideas on how to handle student tardiness. Here are some reference materials for this week.

PRIM Strategy 143 - Has unexcused tardiness

PRIM Strategy 212 - Does not come to an activity at the specified time

Link to suggested strategies for these behaviors can be found here ...

Oakwood Relay for Life

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Open House - February 24th

On Wednesday, February 24, we will be hosting an open house and book fair for incoming 5th and 6th grade students. Our counselors have been advertising this since we returned from the break and we expect a great turn out. All teachers need to make plans now to attend this event.

In addition, each department and elective will need to have representation at a table in the gym on this day. It is scheduled to last from 4:30 - 6:00. Each group can work out a schedule to provide coverage so that teachers can also be with their teams. I want at least 2 people at every table. We do not need to provide handouts or make any copies. We can direct people to our websites or link them through QR Codes.

This is scheduled as College Day, but we will move this to another date. All teachers should wear their green OW Polo with dark pants, slacks or skirts.

SPED Notes

Sped Progress Reports for the 4th 6 weeks went out yesterday and are due back 2/17/16. Please get them done as quickly as possible.

It's ARD Season at Oakwood and it's important to remember that when the student is on your team, you have to have at least one representative present at the ARD. When invited to ARDs, please respond to the Google Calendar Notices so we can plan accordingly.

Counselor's Corner

5th grade teachers- Please make sure you get your STAAR room roster changes to me next week!

We have moved the 5th grade going to 6th grade elective presentation to March 2. It will still take place during PE. Thank you for being flexible!

We are meeting with students starting next week to discuss the elective choices and process. We will distribute registration forms in Success Class when we hand out report cards - February 24 - same day as Welcome to Oakwood Open House and Book Fair! Busy day! Thank you for your help in this process.


Demonstration Dates:

Feb 16 Mock Validation visit (dress rehearsal)

Mar 10 Validation Day (Not confirmed yet by Validation team. Mar 8 is our backup date)

**There is a folder in the Teacher Scratch Drive named AVID Success Class. It is full of AVID resources for teachers.

Duty Assignments

All duty assignments have been updated and posted in the Admin Folder within the OWTIF. Be sure to know your duty station and to be on time at 7:45! Click here for the AM/PM Duty Roster and here for the Lunch Duty Roster.