Grant Family Focus

May 16, 2016

Upcoming Dates

Monday May 16-

  • Cool Tool- Team Building: K-2 Teamwork
  • Technology Committee Meeting 3:10-3:45

Tuesday May 17- Optional Meeting for those on Summative Cycle for EE

Wednesday May 18- No Meeting scheduled

Thursday May 19-

  • Learning Leader/ILT Applications due (See below)
  • Class placements due
  • SLO Coach at Grant

Friday May 20- No School

Wednesday May 25-

  • District Department Meetings : K-2 Handwriting Meeting at South High Commons (Non K-2 staff: check with your grade level/department to see if you are meeting)
  • Family Summer Fun Night 5:15-8:00

Friday May 27 and Monday May 30- No School

June 3rd- Rock the Block 2-3

June 6th- Math Assessment Data due to Larry Brahan

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Room Guidelines

Rob sent out the end of the year room guidelines earlier this week. I linked them here as a reminder (End of the Year and Rooms with New Flooring). Thank you for your cooperation with your rooms. It is very important, with the various stages of construction and room changes, that we get off to a smooth start by having the rooms packed up and organized.

ILT/Learning Leader Deadline

As part of the district Learning Leaders program, staff who are selected, are selected for a 3-year term. We are looking for a teacher to apply for the 2017-17 school year.

As a member of LL here are some of your expectations:


  • Meet in district wide meetings (August 11 and the 3rd Tuesday of each month)
  • Meet twice a month in school Instructional Leadership Team
  • Assist in the communication of the district/Grant school vision
  • Communicate needs of staff to school administration, district administration and school leadership team
  • Develop and monitor school goals and provide support to staff in our effort to meet those goals

Please submit your application by May 19th to me if you are interested.

SLO and PPG

Google Doc with Information on SLO/PPG

May 17th- Optional meeting for those on Summative (that have questions or need clarification) to discuss portfolio/ e.o.y. Post-conference dates. We will meet in the IMC at 3:10.

May 19th- Jenny Burhop will be here to help with your SLO needs.

May 26th- SLO's are due to Jenny. Please send her a pdf, word or google link of the SLO with the score.

June 6th- Feedback will be received by this date.

* Once the SLO is approved, please give me a copy (electronic preferred but hard copy is accepted) with the score.

* Staff on Summative will discuss the SLO as part of our post conference (even if it has not been officially approved).

* Those on years 1,2 of the cycle will have a cumulative score in your Summative year so we will discuss those in your Summative year.

* Keep any documentation, copies in google drive or a personal folder. TeachScape will not be used next year and any artifacts you may want to include in your portfolio may not be retained.

Number Talks K-2 Resource

Larry Brahan shared this document, Number Talks, with principals this week. As a district, we will looking at Number talks as a key strategy in developing number sense. The resource has a number of reproducibles. If you are interested in learning more about number talks I have book by this author that discusses the process in more detail.