The Weekly Rocket

Week of December 8-December 12

This Weeks Updates

Our weekly electronic newsletter supports the communication and learning community at PS 107. We welcome any ideas or information to enhance our weekly newsletter.


Important Weekly Highlights:

  • PLEASE Reference the PD CYCLE 2 Schedule for MONDAY PD's
  • Please continue to greet our learners with kindness, organized, colorful, learning environments and with honest preparation for becoming literate, mathematicians, scientists, historians, critical thinkers, willing and able to solve world problems, in other words PLAN, meaningful, productive interactive, and engaging lessons.


SHOUT OUT!

  • To Mr. Matthew, Ms. Thompson, PS 107 PTA and NY Cares Volunteers for Attending the Holiday Christmas Party with PS 107 students on Saturday 12/6
  • Congratulations to our Chess Club DREAMERS for attending their first Chess Tournament at Riverbank State Park and Mr. Liverpool for supervising our students
  • PS 107X Chess Club got 3rd place amongst 12 schools at the Chess Tournament at Riverside Park
  • Renaldo Gayle (Ms. Parry's Class) got 2nd place in the Chess Tournament in his division... Congratulations to our Chess DREAMERS!


2014-2015 Instructional Focus

  • This years instructional focuses are: 1. Guided instruction 2. Analyzing data to inform instruction 3. Co-presenting professional development


Monday 12/8---Guided Reading @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am (Push-in teachers please be in your push in class by 9:00 a.m.)

  • Network Visits PS 107 All Day
  • Ms. Jones (OTE) visits PS 107 8am - 11am
  • Ms. Bartholomew's Class Visits the Library @ 9:30 am
  • Staff PD 2:20- 3:40--- 2nd and 3rd Grader Teachers present Chapter 3 of strategies that work in Rm. 211. Please bring your book
  • DREAMERS After School Program for Grades 3-5 ---- 2:20pm - 5:30pm
  • READ After School Program Grades K-1 ---- 2:20 - 5:15
  • Harmony After School Program Grade 2 ---- 2:20 - 5:15


Tuesday 12/9---Guided Reading @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am (Push-in teachers please be in your push in class by 9:00 a.m.)

  • Science PD (out of the building) Mr. LaRocca and Ms. Jackson 8:00 am - 12pm
  • Ms. Hernandez's Class Visits the Library @ 9:15 am
  • Parent involvement 2:20-3pm : 2nd Grade support for parents in Rm. 211/ All other grades please make sure to communicate with parents and that communication letters September - November are complete
  • Inquiry Time 3pm - 3:35pm : Please make sure that all your class "student work" data sheets are completed. Please turn in complete communication letters to Ms. Diaz
  • DREAMERS After School Program for Grades 3-5 ---- 2:20pm - 5:30pm
  • READ After School Program Grades K-1 ---- 2:20 - 5:15
  • Harmony After School Program Grade 2 ---- 2:20 - 5:15


Wednesday 12/10---Guided Reading @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am (Push-in teachers please be in your push in class by 9:00 a.m.)

  • Ms. Sahawneh's Class Visits the Library @ 9:15 am
  • Academic Wednesdays--- Please Wear Green--- Every Wednesday, Achievement Coaches will have conversations with students in grades 3-5 during lunch about setting goals, improving their academics, and being College and Career Ready
  • DREAMERS After School Program for Grades 3-5 ---- 2:20pm - 5:30pm
  • READ After School Program Grades K-1 ---- 2:20 - 5:15
  • Harmony After School Program Grade 2 ---- 2:20 - 5:15


Thursday 12/11 -- Guided Reading @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am (Push-in teachers please be in your push in class by 9:00 a.m.)

  • Ms. Hunter @ PS 107---- Parent Meeting at 8:30 am in the Cafeteria
  • Ms. Hunter Meeting with ICT teachers Time TBD
  • Ms. Carrington and Ms. Evan's Class Visits the Library @ 9:15 am
  • Student of the Week Form due by end of day
  • DREAMERS After School Program for Grades 3-5 ---- 2:20pm - 5:30pm
  • READ After School Program Grades K-1 ---- 2:20 - 5:15
  • Harmony After School Program Grade 2 ---- 2:20 - 5:15


Friday 12/12 --- Learning Binders @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am --- Make sure you are meeting with a small group 5-6 students (20 min. group conference X 2 times) to review weekly quiz progress with students and goal setting for units based on unit goals/parent communication letter goal descriptions (Push-in teachers please be in your push in class by 9:00 a.m.)

  • Students of the Week Announcement
  • Second Grade Writing Celebration @ 9am in the Cafeteria
  • DREAMERS After School Program for Grades 3-5 ---- 2:20pm - 5:30pm
  • READ After School Program Grades K-1 ---- 2:20 - 5:15
  • Harmony After School Program Grade 2 ---- 2:20 - 5:15


Announcements:

  • Please make sure that your inside and outside bulletin boards are changed. Bulletin Boards were due 12/5
  • Informal observations will continue this week. Please make sure you are referencing the Danielson Frameworks 8 focus standards.
  • ALL Grades must submit their Weekly HW Calendar to both administrators before Monday for approval.
  • To all teachers, please make sure daily homework is checked. Ms. Hamm and Ms. Diaz have received several concerns across the grades, from parents that HW is not being checked. Please make sure to mark all homework assignments after they are checked.


Reminders:

  • Routines should be put into practice during guided reading so that students small groups who are not working with a teacher, are engaged in activities/centers that support their ELA needs. If you need ideas or suggestions please see one of the coaches.
  • All bulletin boards with students work must have the following: A task, a rubric, and a teacher/student comment sheet that include a positive and next steps comment based on the rubric and task for the student. Student goal should also reflect the feedback the teacher has provided.
  • Please continue to check the ECHALK Groups for updates on documents and information. Making it part of your practice will keep you up to speed with the current events and information in our school community.
  • A picture is worth a thousand words! THANK YOU for those who are including PHOTOS of students doing work and engaged in classroom activities on your bulletin boards. You may secure a school camera for use from Tim (M/W/F).
  • ALL Grade Scope and Sequence, Writing Units, and Social Studies units have been shared through e-chalk group "Classroom Resources" Group.
  • Please make sure you are planning for all core subjects (reading, writing, math, science and social studies). If your grade divides the planning of lessons, please make sure all members of your grade get a copy of the lessons in case of emergencies by Monday morning.
  • Please make sure your lesson plans are visible in the front of the room placed above the students portfolios and reflect the current date each day. This includes traveling push in teachers. Service providers please have your lessons available for visitors.
  • All staff in your class should be included in the lesson plans (co-teachers, push in staff, Rocket Specialists, etc).
  • Paraprofessionals, please continue to maintain logs (like last year). If you need more logs or information, see Ms. Mercado.

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    Upcoming Events:

    12/9 --- 2nd Grade Teachers Host Parent Tutorials 2:20-3:35 pm in Rm. 211

    12/16 --- A Taste of Broadway Trip for grades 3-5

    12/16 --- 3rd Grade Teachers Host Parent Tutorials 2:20-3:35 pm in Rm. 211

    12/19 --- PS 107 Talent Search Talent Show

    12/19 --- Network Visits PS 107X

    12/23 --- Perfect Attendance Field Trip to the Movies

    12/23 --- Winter Holiday Show at 9am & 10am

    Go R.O.C.K.E.T.S! Check out our website: www.ps107x.org