The Weekly Comet
Volume 1 Issue 8 12-07-2015
Message from the Principal
Keep up the good work!
Ms. Leal- Ms. Leal has been working tirelessly to help get us ready for ACPs. Her dedication to a job well done is unsurpassed. Thank you Ms. Leal
Ms. Briggs, Ms. Stuart and Ms. Schenck- These three teachers have been extremely proactive in working with struggling students. They have been relentless with a few students who have needed a lot of attention to get on the right track. This tyoe of commitment to students and to the pursuit of excellence is exactly what makes Silberstein such a great school. Way to go!!
Our 3 key priorities for this year:
Gen Ed 3rd-5th grade students have been meeting 3 times per week to focus on creating a culture of excellence. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday we meet in the cafeteria to to develop a mindset among students that focuses on habits of mind and habits of work that will get them ready for the rigors of college.
Improve Purposeful Aligned Instruction - We are seeing continuous growth in the effectiveness of instruction. Teacher's lessons are well aligned to the context and rigors students must demonstrate by the end of the year.
Improve the efficacy of professional development -Today will be our last PD for the semester. Next Monday we will give teachers a well deserved break. Monday, January 4th will be a teacher work day. We will set aside Tuesday, January 5th for analysis of ACP data. We will continue to use our Gap Analysis and Vertical Team Feedback protocols.
At Silberstein, one of our core values is a commitment to growing ourselves and each other. As the semester comes to a close, Henry and I will continue to visit clasrooms for spot observations. We will be visiting classrooms right up through December 18th.
Data Driven Instruction
4th six weeks Interim Assessments
We will have grade levels exchange assessments for feedback the first week we return to school.
Dec. 10th-3-5 Social Studies
Dec. 11-3-5 Language Arts
Dec. 14-3-5 Science
Dec. 15-K-5 Reading
Dec. 16-K-5 Math
Dec. 17-Specials (3rd Music, 4th PE, 5th Art) and make ups
Important Upcoming Events
You can also check out our electronic Silberstein Calendar anytime. Go to http://tiny.cc/Silberstein_Calendar to see all our upcoming events.