Cordelia Hills

Staff Update, 1/21/2020

Glows and Grows

Glows: Thank you to the leadership team for some valuable discussion on master schedules for next year. Leadership will bring a few ideas forward to you for feedback. This will help continue our discussions. I was able to see a few small group sessions last week. Thank you to those that are committed to SGI every day. Your dedication to the craft is obvious and clearly is having an impact. I look forward to seeing more this week! Also, thanks to those that worked with their classes or in their duty areas to remind students of school-wide expectations. I noticed and I appreciate it!



Grows: Some food for thought. This is a blog post featured by George Couros.


"I'm a Loser Because of School"


Do you see this in your students (or at least the beginnings of it)? Do you see this in your former self? What implications does this have on practice?

MAP Testing

Thank you for already laying the groundwork with our students that MAP is coming up. I appreciate the time you made in setting goals and reviewing those goals. The specific MAP Winter Test Administration takes place February 3-February 20. Please read the MAP email from Shelley and note the special areas related to accommodations and to the exact assessment names. We are aiming for 100% participation.

FSUSD Runs This #2

The second run event for our school District is coming up on February 1st. The FREE event includes a one mile run/walk and a 5k distance. Sign-ups are available here:


http://www.active.com/fairfield-ca/running/fsusd-runs-this-2-event-2020


Flyers have been shared with families and are also available on the front counter!

Trotter Calendar

1/20: No School, MLK Jr Day

1/21: Staff Meeting for Grade Level Collaboration

1/22: Interview for TAP K-1 teacher @ 1:00 PM

1/23: CH Spelling Bee (Grades 4 and 5) @ 8:30, MPR

1/23: MTSS Tier 2 Team meeting @ 2:45

1/24: Cindy Brown Monthly Site Visit @ 10:00 AM

1/27: ELPAC SUmmative Training for Admin @ 2:00 and SITE ADMIN PD @ 3:00

1/28: TOAS Support Meeting/Check-in @ 4:30

1/31: Progress Reports Due to Admin

Attendance, Student and Staff/Reminder!

If you are concerned about a student who is missing school, reach out to the family or to Karen and we will work on making a contact with a family to chat through whatever is going on. Sometimes, a postcard or good news referral for a student missing school goes a long way.


Remember, I track school wide attendance here! One of the best things we can do to find success for our students is to celebrate their presence and to make sure we are the ones leading them each day! Thanks for your commitment.

Staff Meeting Resources!--UPDATED this week

Slide deck for Small Group Instruction here!


November Staff Meeting


Update Slide Deck for Module 2


FIA Assessment here


Online Referral System (Use your google sign in to log-in)

MTSS Request for Assistance/SSTs

Request for Assistance. This form comes to me directly.


CH SST Form. This form goes to Sandi Fallon.


PBIS/MTSS Need to know. "

Donors Choose

Many of you put together some awesome "DonorsChoose.org" requests. As a school, your work to gain donations to use for specific projects, supplies, activities, and furniture from the community is appreciated! A few things:


1. Please let me know if you have submitted a Donors Choose project. Send me the link and I will be sure to include it in my parent newsletter and on our Facebook page.


2. If the project includes furniture, it must be approved by our purchasing department. If you send me the specs ahead of time, I have no issue sending it to the appropriate staff for approval.


3. Send me any photos AFTER the arrival of the project and I will also include that in any parent newsletter/FB/IG post.

PTA Calendar, 2019-2020