EV Staff News

September 27. 2018

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Feedback from Staff Survey

The feedback you provided is listed below. We will work to provide more support for small group instruction and A-Z refresher and analysis of M, S and V. Thank you for your feedback and as always your dedication to students and learning.

What future PD do you want in Reading Instruction?

· Running Record training and refresher

· Analyzing running records

· Supporting students in doing text band work (5th)

· Differentiating units per A-Z bands (4th)

· Working with the new Phonics Unit and the new Show and Tell Writing Unit (K/1)

· Working with small groups (especially in RW and Phonics) (1st)

· Planning and sequencing small group work

· Word Work

· Developing small group activities, both broad/general and unit driven

· Articulation between K-2 and 3-5 after TC trainings so we can share knowledge and best techniques

What should be included on a menu of productive PLC topics and activities? (in addition to the ones we listed, these were suggested)

· Student behaviors

· Exploring the teacher resource books within the kits, i.e., Reading Pathways, the Guide to the Workshop, etc.

· Professional reading: articles and/or book clubs

Grade Level Collaboration and Staff Meeting

October 3 - grade level collaboration

October 8 - Staff Meeting

October 10 - On your Own

October 17 - Conferences

October 22 - District Grade Level Collab - on line

October 24 - grade level collaboration

October 29 - Staff Meeting

October 31 - grade level collaboration

Picture Day Twins!

Baby Celebration!

Up Coming IEP and SST

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Parent Meeting

I will be leading a parent meeting soon. The plan is to share the literacy work with them. I want to share what a library looks like, different text bands and walk through rooms. I am also collecting wordless books to give them so they can sit and read with their children without worrying about language. More later on dates etc...
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Campus Beautification

The First Congregational Church of Sonoma and Shir Shalom are interested in helping us around school. I spoke with Curran today and we are working on a plan to involve both groups in a weekend project. Here is the current thinking.

1. planting in kinder yard

2. planting along fence near bus barn

3. painting labyrinth on play yard

Let me know if something else comes up!?

Up Coming Events


Fri. 28 Restructuring Team to Oakland for TC & ELAC 6pm

Sat. 29 Vintage Festival Parade 7pm

If you are reading this come get a raffle ticket in my office.


Wed. 3 Jog a Thon & Level meeting 1:40pm - #6

Thurs. 4 Leadership Meeting & DELAC

Tues. 9 5th grade to Overlook

Mon. 8 - Staff Meeting

Wed. 10 Maite, Chris and Gen at UCD & Grd Level meeting 1:40pm - #7

Thurs. 11 TK-2 Fire Assembly 10:30-11am

Fri. 12 Principal TK-12

15 to 19 Parent Teacher Conferences

17 to 22 - Maite out

Mon. 22 - District Grade Level Colab - on line

Wed. 24 Grd Level meeting 1:40pm - #8

Thurs. 25 Opera a la Carte 9:30am & Elementary Principals

Fri. 26 Restructuring Team & SSC & Fall Festival Dance 6pm

Mon. 29 Staff meeting

Wed. 31 PAJAMA DAY & Halloween Costumes & Parade at 12:30 and Grd Level meeting 1:40pm - #9


Fri. 2 Staff Development (non stu day)

Mon. 5 Staff meeting

Wed. 7 Grd Level meeting 1:40pm - 9

Thurs. 8 DELAC

Fri. 9 Leadership Meeting

Wed. 14 Maite, Chris and Gen at UCD & Grd Level meeting 1:40pm - 10

Thus. 15 Elementary Principals & Mexican Consulate 6pm

Fri. 16 Principals TK-12

Mon. 26 Staff Meeting

Tues. 27 District Grade Level Meeting

Wed. 28 Grd Level meeting 1:40pm - 11

Fri. 30 Restructuring Team & ELAC

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