The GATOR Gazette
Publication 25: 2/17/2020
WE ARE OFFICIALLY ON THE COUNTDOWN....NO MORE HOLIDAYS UNTIL Spring Break, JUST 9 WEEKS BEFORE SBAC... STUDENTS WILL DEMONSTRATE THEIR PROFICIENCY OF GRADE LEVEL STANDARDS
Welcome to TERRIFIC TUESDAY!!!!!!! Hope you enjoyed your 3 days with some RELAXATION!!!!
Are you ready for another Fabulous Friday in February???...it's gonna be Couple/Duo Challenge Fun???..OHHH YEAHHHH!!!
Sooooo many exciting things happening in Gator Nation for students academic progress....keep on pushing through with standards as the focal and only point of the daily learning. Continue to focus your efforts on building students' stamina in reading with independent informational/expository text mediums at varying lengths and in math error analysis around students thinking/reasoning for solving problems. We are now at the stage in the year where the GRR instructional model needs to shift to more to student's independent application, making meaning and problem-solving vs. directed.
As we continue to plug on through in the second semester please be reminded that "Daily Learning Intentions are not an OPTION" they are key to the day's learning outcomes.
Let's continue to practice to support "teacher clarity of learning" as an instructional practice that leads to a .75 effect size of the growth.
What - is the standard or skill (not worksheet, not test, not book)
Why - is this relevant, why is this important (transfer)?
How - students demonstration of the standard/learning
It is not about me it is really about providing focused learning and understanding for students every day. How can we move forward in the DOK application if we have nothing to measure?
Please review the Book Fair information from PTSA as there is an added twist of Math Night. We hope you will support through advertising in your own weekly newsletters but also attend the event as well.
#GATORNATION is #1!!!
This is what we know at this time for Promotion and Retention Updates
This is what was emailed to principals:The March 3-4 conferences are a great opportunity for a teacher to meet with the parent of any student for whom there may be concerns, whether academic or otherwise. These conferences are not only for students who may be retained; however, teachers must meet with the parent of any student who may be recommended for retention. As for promotion/ retention, we will be sharing the draft process/criteria we plan to use this school year with principals next Friday, 2/21, and with Teacher Council representatives on 2/26. Once we receive input, we will plan to provide a final version of the 2019-2020 process to you all at your March 13 meeting.
February Collaboration Opportunities working toward consistency of instructional best practices = CTE
February 20 - Grade/Department Meeting (Dr. Miller provides agenda topic)***Please note, this can be grade level generated topics for planning if everyone, completes the CORE survey by February 18th as a staff***
February 27 - Band Meeting - Equity and Instructional Excellence (Led by ILT)
Just a friendly reminder:
As we attend all collaboration meetings the following should be a part of standards items to bring:
Standards, LBUSD Continuum
Lesson Plan Book
and of course, we respect each other's time by being on time!!!
Culture and Climate
Know your neighbor? Know your GATOR TEAM Member? Building relationships and connectedness via...Team Members Spotlight!!!!
Fantastic....Team Member - Ms. Sandra Webb, Special Education Teacher
Favorite activities at Gompers - Nutrition period in my class because it gives my students the opportunity to socialize and see me as more than an instructor
Novel to recommend to other - Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
Bring me joy - Listening to my daughter sing!!!
An interesting thing that happened - Fell into a "bergschrund"...yikes!!!
Degrees - BA in Anthropology/CSULB and MA in Special Education/CSUDH
Marvelous...Team Member - Mrs. Cindy Estrada, 2nd grade teacher
Go anywhere in the world - Hawaii. I know everyone has been there but I have not, soooo it is my dream. Maybe for my birthday!
Favorite subject in school - Reading
Best childhood memory - Playing outside in the street with everyone till it got dark
Talent or hobby - making people laugh and baking
An interesting thing that happened - Running into Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda at Jimmy Johns. We had a conversation and took pictures..... Go Blue Go Dodgers!
Favorite TV Show - I Love Lucy and 80's sitcoms
Relationships, Relationships, it's the Relationship that matters and makes the difference =.72 in student achievement increases
Kill'em with Kindness to build those Relationships - 2 x 10 Relationship Challenge
Sanford Harmony .....SEL support implementation opportunities (K-5)
Continued support for implementation "pilot" opportunities are available:
March 3 and March 17 @ 8:00 - 8:45, library - Led by Kat Komatz Head Counselor for Elementary
Voluntary butttttt ohhhh so worth it!!
PTSA and BookFair & Math Night Information....2/28 - 3/6
Interested in working this summer? Opportunities are available!
Certificated Summer School Job Applications - HRS website
Certificated applications for summer positions are now available on the LBUSD Portal (application directions). Summer positions offered are Special Education ESY (Pre-K through Adult), High School SDC credit recovery and General Ed High School. Employees are also able to download a PDF application link on the HRS webpage. Completed PDF applications may be saved and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications must be submitted by March 13, 2020. Information regarding dates and times of summer school are listed on the application.
Summer Enrichment And Learning (SEAL) - HRS website
This year, select Elementary, Middle/K-8 and High School sites will offer Summer Enrichment and Learning (SEAL) Programs. All certificated staff are welcome to apply for SEAL. These teaching and learning opportunities are tailored to match the program designs of the individual school sites and applicants will be selected based on the needs of the program.
20-21 Transfer Opportunities Information
School Transfer Information
Transfer requests for the 2020-21 school year will be due March 31, 2020.
Requests for Transfer will be available on February 1, 2020. See the school secretary for a paper copy or you may complete the transfer request online via HRS portal
This parent bulletin is sent via email and text message to parents each week. It will also be available on our school's website.
2/17 - No School/President's Holiday
2/19- Miller @ TRC @ 3:30
2/19 - Miller @ Coaches Meeting 8 - 12:00
2/19 & 20 - 7th Grade Filed Trip/Assistance League
2/19 & 2/20 - CORE Survey for Students to be done in ES classrooms
2/20 - BB @ Newcomb vs Newcomb
2/22 - FFF??? Couple Picture Challenge...soooooo FUNNNNN!!!!
2/22 - Empowered Learning - Tech Summit opportunity with COTSEN (Saturday)
2/22 - Girl's Track @ Wilson
2/26 - Dept. Head Meetings @ TRC
2/26 - Female Leadership Academy Meets in Library
2/27 - Dr. Lund on-site -2:00 - 3:30
2/28 - Pancakes and Pj's
2/28 - Book Fair Preview Night and Math Night
2/28 - ES only SOM and Achievement Celebration time TBD by Ms. Frank
2/28 - FFF...continues!!!
2/29 - Saturday School
March Madnesssssssss begins!!!!
3/3 - Parent-Teacher Conference (Minimum Day @ 2:00 for ES)
3/4 - Parent-Teacher Conference (Minimum Day @ 2:00 for ES)