InTheLoop @Lumberton BCS
Week of October 5, 2015
September 15 to October 15 Click here for activities
Editor Miss Debbie O'Brien, "Carpe Diem!"
This week's Teaching Tool
ALL LEARNERS LEARNING EVERY DAY (ALL-ED) FREE WEBINAR SERIES
Thursday, Oct. 15th, 3:30pm
This is an online event.
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
SGO information from NJ Achieve. Must Read!
Stay tuned for things you need to know to plan your days.
1. Stop by Miss O'Brien's room for Google Doc Training with Mr. Kamau every Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm. Learn Google Docs and Earn Professional Development hours!
2.Harvest Fest is scheduled for October 14th and 15th (rain date October 16th). If you are participating and need supplies, email Miss O'Brien by TODAY, so we can stock up in time!
3. All teachers: SGO's are approaching! Check the Google doc Calendar for upcoming due dates. And remember: SGO's must be approved by Mr. Kamau before administration.
4. NJ Safe Schools Training is back. See below for information on due dates, and accessing your account.
5. The BIGGEST LOSER has begun! See below (under Health Watch) for details.
NJ SAFE SCHOOLS MANDATORY TRAINING
This year we will continue the mandatory professional development trainings through the online portal called NJ Safe Schools.
The link to access the online portal is as follows: http://bcsssd.nj.safeschools.com
The username for each staff member is their district email address.
The expectation is that these trainings will be completed by each staff member prior to October 31, 2015. Mid-year hires are expected to complete the mandatory trainings within 60 days of their start date.
At the conclusion of each course, there will be a short multiple choice quiz. After successfully completing the quiz with a score of 80% or greater, the staff member will be able to print out a certificate of completion, which they can print and upload into the Genesis Employee Portal.
Ms. Mangus would like everyone to know that students who are currently employed and wish to be added to our SLE program should contact her right away!
The follow students were very successful in gaining employment over the summer. Ms. Mangus will be working with their parents, employers and send districts in an effort to move them on to the SLE program.
Spanish Factoid of the Week with Ms. Sanders
As you are all aware, it is Hispanic Heritage Month and we are doing some very interesting things in class to help our students be more aware of the positive impact of Hispanics in our country. As such, we would like to cap off the month with a celebration that includes some music, some food and some fun!
Unfortunately for me (the new girl!) I wasn’t here to write this into the budget last year so, alas, I have no funding! Not one to give up, here is what I purpose:
When: Friday, 10/16 during 6th and 7th period
Who: All students taking Spanish and others who are specifically recommended by a staff member.
How can you help? Any staff member who makes a minimal contribution of $10 to help cover the general cost of the food is welcome to come and enjoy a fine sampling of authentic Hispanic food representative of Mexican, Puerto Rican and Cuban cultures! (All donations needed by October 2nd)!
If you can’t come to the fiesta, but would still like to support the effort, please see me in room 124. Please help make this a memorable event for our kids!!
Culinary Arts Corner
*TEACHERS, PLEASE NOTE:
If students are going to use a voucher for a lunch meal Ms. Heather will need to get the voucher a day in advance so she can prepare for it. Please email Ms. Heather names of students who will be receiving it. Thank you.
This Friday- beef chili with tortilla chips and corn bread
Desserts- assorted cookies, muffins and crumb cake
Next Week's Menu:
Soups – cream of spinach and stuffed pepper soup
Salad - Flank or chicken Caesar salad
Tuesday – general tsos chicken over rice with a veggie
Wednesday –chicken pot pie with a side salad
Thursday – meatball subs with fries
Friday – tuna hoagie with chips and a pickle
Friendly Reminders on Incident Reporting:
* For Incident reports: In the subject line, include the student's first initial, last name, and date.
* When signing the report, please sign next to the signature box where you type your name.
*Incident reports are legal documents, and have the potential to become court documents. Please remember to do a spelling and grammar check.
*Submit incident reports by 2:30pm.
* Stick to the facts.
*Our suspension list is now on the Message Board. If a student is suspended, teachers will mark the student as absent, and the office will take care of marking it as a suspension.
*ABC Program: Students who wish to cash in their vouchers for fries in Smitty's Café will have to follow the procedure for requesting a meal (i.e. utilizing a voucher, getting approval and scheduling with Ms. Heather in advance).
Bulletin Board Assignments 2015-2016
*ALL BULLETIN BOARDS ARE TO BE CHANGED EVERY TWO MONTHS, DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF EACH MONTH*
CORE LOBBY (Current Events)
Supervised by: Ms. Jeitner
Volunteers from the Senior Class
GYM ENTRANCE (Across from Restrooms)
Sept-Oct: Glover & Ruff
Nov-Dec: Newton & Martin
Nov-Dec: Snow & Austin
Jan-Feb: Moreland & Moses
March-April: Bonne-Annee & Charry
May-June: Cadmus & Blumenfield
Attendance - Books - Conduct
Our foci are Rigor - Relevance - Relationships
Challenge and expect more
Your students need to feel like their brains hurt when leaving your class. Sort of like when you work muscles in the gym and you become sore. Make the work rigorous!
Why should the students be interested in this lesson/activity or project? Make connections that are relevant to their lives.
This is being done well @Lumberton. We know that this piece is critical to reaching the diverse and unique population of students we serve.