Friday Flash

Friday, September 6, 2013


Inspiration of the Week

Do all you can, with what you have, where you are.

Theodore Roosevelt

Positive Behavior and Support in Action!

I have seen some great examples of how you are teaching your students to be safe, respectful, and responsible. In a few weeks, members of social emotional learning team will go to PBIS training and they will lead us in deepening this work. In the photo, you can see how Ms. Salvatore's class generated examples of being safe, respectful and responsible and put them on stickies on their class poster.

Glitter and Razz- Go Girls

Allison and the Glitter and Razz program will be back at Glenview starting next Friday, 9/14. Let your girls (and boys) know.

Minds: Teaching & Learning

Upcoming Assemblies on Recycling and Environmentalism

Mr. Eco

Friday, 9/20

1-1:40 K-3

2-2:40: 3-5

Stop Waste

Friday 10/25

1-1:40 Kinder-2

2-2:40 - 3-5

Check out Ms. Anderson's lesson in this photo on sorting landfill and compost. A great beginning of the year activity to help with lunch procedures as well as a link to these assemblies (and several standards!)

SRI Testing

SRI Testing will begin in the next few weeks. The bad news is that our current computer has only 9 working computers. The good news is that Glenview will be piloting the SRI on ipads. I am working with the technology and data department to figure out next steps and will keep you posted.

DO NOW; Math Sample Unit 1

As Andy discussed at our Wednesday meeting, start using your sample unit now. In order for us to make an educated decision about being part of the pilot, we need to get our feet wet and dig in to the new units.

Mr. Witte is our new Math Lead teacher....kudo to Tom for stepping up to this new role.


Monday Staff Meetings changed to 3rd Monday of the Month (FOR SEPTEMBER ONLY)

This is accommodate OEA rep council meetings on the 2nd Monday of the month. First Monday meeting will be 9/16. In October we will resume meeting on the 2nd Monday.

Dance Prep

I emailed your dance prep. schedule. If you have any questions, speak to Ms. Lewis. Ms. Lewis will be incorporating visual arts into her dance program this year.

Pizza Sales

Fifth grade parents are selling pizza to raise money for science camp every Friday. If you would like to place a special order and take home a whole pizza for dinner, please contact or (510) 712-9096


Cantare will begin the week of 9/16. Schedule coming soon.


Ms.Williams will be ready for classes to visit starting next Thursday, 9/12.

PTA Board Meetings- All grade levels need one rep.

Third through Fifth Grade- I need your month and your rep. to attend a PTA Board meeting.

Current Reps:

Kindergarten: Granda, Collins & Havenar (October)

1st grade: Sullivan (November)

2nd Grade: Salvatore (September)

3rd grade: Need one rep.

4th grade: Need one rep.

5th grade: Need one rep.

Construction at Glenview

The latest news is that the facilities team from the district office will be recommending that Glenview be the first project using Measure J funds. Due to major seismic needs, cost, and need to increase the size of the classrooms, they are recommending a full rebuild of our existing site.

Looking Ahead in September:

9/9: OEA Rep Council (no staff meeting)

9/11: Professional Development with Andy from 1:30-3pm

9/16: Staff Meeting: Data Part 2, 3-3:45

9/18: Professional Development