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January 16, 2014

AMAZING THINGS ARE HAPPENING - Advsiory!

Advisory is one of the many things we do here at NP3 that sets us apart from the rest. We have Advisory to build a stronger community between peers, to give the students an opportunity to connect with an adult they can trust and rely on and to provide parents with a main contact who knows what is going on with their child while they are at school.


One important part of Advisory is CPR. Everyone does CPR a little differently, but the one thing in common is providing a space for students and teacher to get to know each other, to feel safe sharing with peers and to have a little fun! Since the beginning of 2nd quarter all of our teachers have been going into other advisories to observe and create a goal for their own advisory. Some of the these goals have pertained to CPR: have students get in a circle in 1 minute or less, students will learn how to listen attentively during sharing and show this by no interruptions during a CPR sharing and as the teacher raising your own hand to ask a student a question in CPR. Everyone on campus has done an outstanding job partaking in this opportunity, reflect on it and make great additions to their Advisory!


One thing to think about as we enter the second half of the year is what are your personal goals about CPR? What do you want your students to gain by getting into their CPR circle twice a week? At the end of the school year what CPR goal do YOU want to accomplish?

Advisories!

The video below shows a possible addition to an Advisory activity! What topics could you use for this activity in your Advisory?

NP3 Announcements Mateys!

For Teachers Only:


  • NP3 Website! Don't forget to keep your website up to date with class and advisory information, announcements. A suggestion: when sending out emails to parents, also include a link directly to your site for parent ease!
  • Sunshine Pizza Lunch! Come grab some grub before you score DRA!
  • 3-day weekend! No school Monday for MLK day!!!
  • DRA! DRA is scheduled for Thursday Jan 16 8am-1pm.
  • Tutoring! KAP tutoring will be back up and running Wednesday January 29th. Nancy needs you to send her the names of your students attending and what they should be working on as soon as you know, even if they are returning from last semester.
  • ATS testing! All sign-up forms need to get back to Taniia to reserve a spot. Please email me any parent questions as well. The testing date has been changed to Monday Feb 10th.
  • Tom visits 8th grade! Tom will be visiting 8th grade advisories the week of January 27th-31st. -See your Outlook for schedule.
  • Career Fair! This Friday is Career Fair put on by 7th grade. This is an ALL ADVISORY afternoon. There is NO enrich/intervention. Schedules will be provided prior to the event per PD yesterday.
  • 6th celebration! The next 6th grade celebration is January 31st.



Share with Advisees:

  • Musical Chairs! Leadership will be hosting Musical Chairs this Friday at lunch in the outside amp.
  • DRA! DRA is Thursday!!! 8am-1pm.
  • 8th T-Shirt Design Contest!-students can design t-shirt for this year's 8th grade class. Submissions need to be to Silas by 1/31/ Winner announced 2/3.
  • Discount Cards! 6th is selling discount cards for local Natomas stores to raise money for Sci Camp from 1/9-1/30.
  • ATS testing! All sign-up forms need to get back to Taniia to reserve a spot. Please email me any parent questions as well. The testing date has been changed to Monday Feb 10th.
  • Tom visits 8th grade! Tom will be visiting 8th grade advisories the week of January 27th-31st.
  • Shadow Days! 8th graders will be shadowing 9th grade the week of Feb 10th, specifics to come soon.
  • Tutoring! KAP tutoring will be back up and running Wednesday January 29th.
  • Hot Chocolate Sale!-Student Government is selling hot chocolate before school on Wednesday Jan. 29th before school.
  • Bake Sale! Student Government is selling goodies at break and at lunch.