Sunday Snapshot


The Week at a Glance

Coming Up!

9/22, Monday, First FC Meeting

9/24, Weds. Construction Team Meeting, 4pm P-7

9/24, Weds. SSC Meeting, 6pm

9/29, Monday, ILT Meeting

10/1, Professional Development: SEL Curriculum with Denise Curtis, District RJ Coordinator

Teaching & Learning

Professional Development Month at a Glance

  • 9/24: Life Beyond the F & P Assessment- Linda & Bart

  • 10/1: Deepening our SEL Curriculum through RJ: Denise Curtis, District RJ Coordinator

  • 10/8: Lesson Study Demo. Part I: Chelsea teaches 3rd grade

  • 10/9: Lesson Study Demo. Part II: Linda teaches 3rd grade lesson

  • 10/10, Buy Back Day: Grade Level Facilitated Planning for Math Lesson Study and Balanced Literacy Implementation

Intentional Use of Time- Class Schedules up by Weds.

As I shared with you last week, we will be looking very closely at how we use our time in order to make sure we have time to address Reader's Workshop, Writer's Workshop, Science, Math, and Social Studies. Please have your class schedule posted in your classroom on a daily basis by Wednesday of this week.

What Will Replace OCR in 2015?

The district will be piloting new phonics programs this year that will align more closely with Reader's Workshop and CCSS. I will update you as I get more info.

Looking for Common Core Aligned Literacy Centers?

Ms. Plambeck has shared a great resource- Florida Center for Reading Research has student center activities organized by cc standard. Here's an example of the first grade page. Just click at the top to choose another grade level.

Operations & Logistics

Photo Schedule- Updated

NOTE: The teachers scheduled for Monday- Collins, Sullivan, Miller, Brouhard, will be rescheduled for 10/6. The rest of the schedule remains the same below. Flyers will go home this week.


Tuesday Sept. 30

8:40 - 9:35 Havenar (K)

9:40 - 10:35 Jacobsen (2)

10:40 - 11:35 Ross (3)

11:40 - 12:35 Anderson (4)

Wednesday Oct. 1

8:40 - 9:35 Alexander (K)

9:40 - 10:35 Lemon (1st)

10:40 - 11:35 Wong (3)

11:40 - 12:00 SDC-VIP classes

Thursday Oct. 2

8:40 - 9:35 Granda (1st)

9:40 - 10:35 Witte (2)

10:40 - 11:35 Smith (4)

11:40 - 12:35 Wolfe (5)

Friday Oct. 3

8:40 - 9:35 Plambeck (1st)

9:40 - 10:35 Miller (3)

10:40 - 11:35 Litt (5)

Final PTA Sign Ups

Executive Board meetings (6:30 to 8 p.m.)

September 3- Done!

October 1- First Grade- Samara Plambeck and Marcelo Granda, First Grade

November 5- Kindergarten, Barbara Havenar and Barbara Collins, Kindergarten

December 3-

January 7- Michelle Lewis, Art

February 4- Debbie Sullivan, 2nd Grade

March 4-

April 1-

May 6- Brianne Stockman, SDC Teacher

June 3- Jennifer Brouhard, 5th Grade

General Meetings

Thursday September 18, 5:30-8:30- Linda Morgan

Wednesday, November 19, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, January 21, 6-8- Eric Ross, 3rd Grade

Wednesday, March 18, 6-8

Wednesday, May 20, 6-8 - Louise Anderson, 4th Grade

PTA Membership

PTA has invited all teachers to join the PTA ( it is actually the Parent Teacher Association, after all).

Our PTA provides over $100,000 to our school annually. Not to mention the hours and hours of volunteer support from cleaning our rooms. feeling us lunch, coordinating numerous events, serving as room parents. fixing our technology, providing our students with music, etc.

Membership cost $6 per teacher

Last year I "treated' you all to this membership, but this year I strongly encourage you to join the PTA. It is a small way to give back to an organization that gives so much to us!

This is where you can join online.

Assessment Timeline

Several of you have told me you are done with assessing! Whoopee!

We will be discussing where we are in the assessment process and next steps on Weds. at our meeting. Our goal remains to be finished with assessing by the end of September.

Safety First

Fire Drill Adjustments

In reviewing our first fire drill, the front office and I will be updating the evacuation map.

The key in any emergency is to evacuate as quickly as possible out the nearest exit. Many classrooms are routing our the backdoors which is creating a log jam.

We will be reviewing the updated map and discussing any additional changes at our staff meeting on Monday.

F & P Assessment Outcomes

Ms. Morgan will be collecting your F & P data this week. We will then be entering it into a school wide spreadsheet that we will use at the ILT meeting and then with our PD.